16th April 2002



Staff at the University of Lincoln will pay tribute today to schools expert Professor Trevor Kerry, who retired from his teaching and research post at the end of March.


Prof Kerry, whose controversial views on the future of schools and the five-term school year are well known, will continue to play a role as a visiting professor at the university’s International Institute for Educational Leadership.


Prof Kerry worked for several years on the institute’s Schools for the Future project and taught on the university’s MSc, MBA and EdD programmes in educational leadership and management.


He has also carried out extensive research into alternative school calendars – an idea which has now been taken up by the recommendation of the six-term year by the Local Government Association.


He is Senior Vice President of the College of Teachers and editor of the college journal ‘Education Today’. He is also a Freeman of the Guild of Educators.


Prof Kerry has enjoyed an extensive career in education: he has been head of a department in a London secondary school, special needs co-ordinator in a Lincolnshire school and a pro-principal in a large FE college in South Yorkshire.


He has also trained teachers, conducted education research in universities and worked as a senior LEA adviser responsible for in-service training for teachers in Norfolk.


Colleagues at the International Institute for Education Leadership will gather at lunchtime today (Tuesday) to pay tribute to Prof Kerry, who has worked at the university since it opened in Lincoln in 1996.


Please note that Prof Kerry will continue to be available for comment to the media on schools issues.

For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)     email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk