26th July 2000

 

HONORARY ROLE FOR LINCOLN ACADEMIC

 

A visiting professor at the University of Lincoln has been made Senior Vice President designate of the College of Teachers.

 

Professor Trevor Kerry, who is based in the International Educational Leadership Centre at the university’s Lincoln campus, has been one of the college’s three Vice Presidents for two years. He is a Professor in Education at the College of Teachers.

 

Following elections for a new Vice President, Prof Kerry has been designated the Senior Vice President from September this year.

 

“It is a great honour to serve in a senior role in an organisation with over 150 years of distinguished history in providing services to the teaching profession,” said Prof Kerry.

“Last year the college’s royal charter was renewed - the challenge now is to increase membership and to promote continuing professional development for teachers.”

 

The College of Teachers is a professional, non-political and non-union society which produces a journal and newsletter and provides professional development for teachers.

 

It confers the grades of associate and fellow on teachers and others in the education profession who achieve high standards in professional updating; it has pioneered work to train school governors; and it is moving ahead with plans to accredit the work of support staff in schools.

 

“Despite injections of cash from a government looking for pre-election friends, the teaching profession has had a very hard time at the hands of politicians and the public,” Prof Kerry added.

 

“The College of Teachers is a body that celebrates the work of teachers nationally, and that is something that I will look to emphasise during my term of office.”

 

 

For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside (tel: 01522 886042)