Mrs Kathleen Kerrigan

  • Lecturer (Educational Leadership & Policy)

Biography

Kathleen Kerrigan is a lecturer in the School of Education. She leads and teaches a number of programmes including the Postgraduate Certificate in Middle Leadership and Management in Schools and the MEd in Educational Leadership and is Deputy Director of the St Andrews Foundation for Catholic Teacher Education.  

Prior to joining the University of Glasgow in January 2018, she worked with the Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL) where she was Development Officer responsible for SCEL’s online learning resource.  As part of the SCEL team, Kathleen contributed to the development and delivery of leadership learning opportunities for educators across Scotland.

Kathleen taught in Scottish secondary schools for over twenty years, during this time she held middle leadership posts in Support for Learning and also in Home Economics. Her Masters thesis explored pupil perspectives of strategies used to support learning in mainstream schools and her current research interests include middle leadership and professional learning.

Kathleen contributed to local authority working parties to support the implementation of new curriculum and policy and collaborated with local authority colleagues to develop and deliver a twilight programme for teachers in Support for Learning & Inclusion. 

Kathleen has delivered lectures, workshops and seminars for educators across Scotland with a particular focus upon Middle Leadership and SCEL's Framework for Educational Leadership. She was a Professional Learning Ambassador for the General Teaching Council for Scotland and is a committee member of the Scottish Professional Learning Network 

 

Research interests

Kathleen's research interest include middle leadership, teacher professional learning, the development of leadership capacity and leadership learning in initial teacher education.

She is currently completing a doctoral thesis exploring the perspectives of middle leaders working in secondary schools in Scotland, with a particular focus upon their professional learning. 

Publications

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Number of items: 8.

2023

Forde, C. , Harvie, J. , Torrance, D. , Mitchell, A. and Kerrigan, K. (2023) Career-long professional learning in Scotland. In: Jones, K., Ostinelli, G. and Crescentini, A. (eds.) Innovation in Teacher Professional Learning in Europe: Research, Policy and Practice. Series: Routledge research in teacher education. Routledge, pp. 90-102. ISBN 9781032334493; eISBN 9781003322610 (doi: 10.4324/9781003322610-8)

Kerrigan, K. and Horsburgh, J. (2023) The Dynamics and Dilemmas of Ethical Leadership. British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society Annual Conference, Belfast, UK, 14-16 Jul 2023.

2022

Forde, C. and Kerrigan, K. (2022) Middle leaders in the schools. In: Menter, I. (ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Teacher Education Research. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 1-22. ISBN 9783030595333 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-59533-3_26-1)

Kerrigan, K. (2022) Building Leadership Capacity; Middle Leadership Development in Scotland. British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society Annual Conference, Liverpool, UK, 02-10 Jul 2022.

Harvie, J. and Kerrigan, K. (2022) Reflections on the vocation of the teacher: formation, agency and meditation. In: Franchi, L. and Rymarz, R. (eds.) Formation of Teachers for Catholic Schools: Challenges and Opportunities in a New Era. Series: Catholic education globally: challenges and opportunities. Springer: Singapore, pp. 93-103. ISBN 9789811947261 (doi: 10.1007/978-981-19-4727-8_8)

2020

Forde, C. and Kerrigan, K. (2020) The development of middle leadership in schools in Wales: a desktop study. A report for the National Academy for Educational Leadership in Wales. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

2019

Harvie, J. , McMahon, M. and Kerrigan, K. (2019) A leadership lens on St Teresa of Avila. In: Puente, J. C. (ed.) Tendicial y retos en la formacion inicial de los docentes. Universidad Pontificia Comillas.

Kerrigan, K. (2019) Leading Professional Learning; An Opportunity for Middle Leaders to Support Colleagues in Their Professional and Spiritual Journey? ACISE International Conference, Madrid, Spain, 24-27 April 2019.

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Number of items: 8.

Book Sections

Forde, C. , Harvie, J. , Torrance, D. , Mitchell, A. and Kerrigan, K. (2023) Career-long professional learning in Scotland. In: Jones, K., Ostinelli, G. and Crescentini, A. (eds.) Innovation in Teacher Professional Learning in Europe: Research, Policy and Practice. Series: Routledge research in teacher education. Routledge, pp. 90-102. ISBN 9781032334493; eISBN 9781003322610 (doi: 10.4324/9781003322610-8)

Forde, C. and Kerrigan, K. (2022) Middle leaders in the schools. In: Menter, I. (ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Teacher Education Research. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 1-22. ISBN 9783030595333 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-59533-3_26-1)

Harvie, J. and Kerrigan, K. (2022) Reflections on the vocation of the teacher: formation, agency and meditation. In: Franchi, L. and Rymarz, R. (eds.) Formation of Teachers for Catholic Schools: Challenges and Opportunities in a New Era. Series: Catholic education globally: challenges and opportunities. Springer: Singapore, pp. 93-103. ISBN 9789811947261 (doi: 10.1007/978-981-19-4727-8_8)

Harvie, J. , McMahon, M. and Kerrigan, K. (2019) A leadership lens on St Teresa of Avila. In: Puente, J. C. (ed.) Tendicial y retos en la formacion inicial de los docentes. Universidad Pontificia Comillas.

Research Reports or Papers

Forde, C. and Kerrigan, K. (2020) The development of middle leadership in schools in Wales: a desktop study. A report for the National Academy for Educational Leadership in Wales. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Conference or Workshop Item

Kerrigan, K. and Horsburgh, J. (2023) The Dynamics and Dilemmas of Ethical Leadership. British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society Annual Conference, Belfast, UK, 14-16 Jul 2023.

Kerrigan, K. (2022) Building Leadership Capacity; Middle Leadership Development in Scotland. British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society Annual Conference, Liverpool, UK, 02-10 Jul 2022.

Kerrigan, K. (2019) Leading Professional Learning; An Opportunity for Middle Leaders to Support Colleagues in Their Professional and Spiritual Journey? ACISE International Conference, Madrid, Spain, 24-27 April 2019.

This list was generated on Sun May 19 03:10:29 2024 BST.

Supervision

Doctoral Supervision

Kathleen is currently co-supervisor of doctoral theses in the following areas:

  • Principalship of high-performing primary and middle schools in southwest China’s urban area.
  • Developing capacity to enhance quality in career and technical education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

  

  • Liu, Xipeng
    High-performing Primary and Secondary Schools in Southwest China: Successful Principal Leadership and School Development

Masters Supervision

Previous

  • Pupil perspectives of engaging in a health and wellbeing intervention in a Scottish secondary school

  • The influence of family learning on pupil engagement in a Scottish secondary school

  • Teachers' perspectives of iPad use in the primary school classroom 

  • Factors contributing to better learning, better relationships and better behaviour in a Scottish primary school

  • Factors affecting the mental health and wellbeing of Scottish primary classroom teachers in the workplace

  • Using digital technology to assess pupil learning.

  • The use of Gibb’s reflective cycle in responding to close reading question types.

  • Developing deep thinking skills in young people within the Broad General Education (BGE).

  • Critical discourse analysis of Teaching Scotland's Future.

  • Factors influencing girls to discontinue with STEM subjects in the senior phase.

  • Maths Recovery: The impact of a targeted group recovery program on attainment in primary numeracy and mathematics.

  • Teacher perspectives of leading collaborative learning in Chinese classrooms.

  • Learning for Sustainability: A critical discourse analysis of aspects of current guidelines for schools in Scotland.

Teaching

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

Developing as a Middle Leader

Leading Change for Improvement

Leading Professional Learning

Leading 21st Century Learning

Designing and Developing a Practitioner Enquiry

The Educational Leadership Dissertation

 

Programme Leader

Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Learning

Postgraduate Certificate in Middle Leadership and Management in Schools

MEd in Educational Leadership

 

Professional activities & recognition

Professional & learned societies

  • 2018: Committee Member, The Scottish Professional Learning Network
  • 2019: Full registration and Professional Learning Ambassador, The General Teaching Council for Scotland
  • 2016: Member, The British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society
  • 2016: Member, The International Professional Development Association

Additional information

Academic and Professional Body Membership

  • International Professional Development Association
  • British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society (BELMAS)
  • Committee member of the Scottish Professional Learning Network
  • Full registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland

Within the School of Education

  • Deputy Director of the St Andrews Foundation for Catholic Teacher Education
  • Complaints Investigator for the School of Education