Hugh McCarthy recently retired as a head teacher after 23 years' service in that role. He also lectured in a postgraduate leadership course at the University of Ulster. Hugh has served as a director on two of Northern Ireland’s major education councils and currently serves as a ministerial appointee on one. He is a member of PanData and Collateral Global. He has almost 50 years' experience in education and has given interviews.
Hugh holds a Master's degree with Distinction in Education Financial Management, an Honours degree in Chemistry and a BA in Public Administration.
What are we doing to our children?—Part 2: Were the Covid policies fit for purpose or necessary?
Hugh McCarthyA generation has been damaged by policies targeting a virus which all the scientific evidence shows does not affect them. The measures that restricted children clearly did not work. Who is responsible?
What are we doing to our children?—Part 1: Damage to education and mental health
Hugh McCarthyA four-part series. A retired educationalist tours the evidence of how Britain has distinguished itself since 2020 in the treatment of its youngest. Is anyone accountable for the harm inflicted on children?