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Sarah Batty

Lecturer - PGCE Secondary History

About Research

Sarah is a lecturer for the PGCE secondary history course. She has taught on the PGCE Primary History course and has contributed to the Masters module for the PGCE programme of a SCITT.

Sarah joined St Mary’s University as a link tutor in 2015 before becoming the course tutor for the secondary history programme in 2016. She wrote and established the history course developing partnership links with the National Archives in Kew and the Holocaust Educational Trust.

Her BA (Hons) degree was followed by a PGCE, and later an MA in History from the University of Kingston in 2014. Her research dissertation focused on the role of the US federal government in challenging state segregated education in Arkansas in 1957.

Sarah began her career in education as a secondary school teacher of history. She has also taught at a pupil referral unit following an interest in working with pupils with SEND, excluded pupils and those with behavioural issues. She has experience of working at the AQA Exam Board in a junior role.

Currently Sarah is working towards her HEA Fellowship before undertaking research

on pedagogical content knowledge in history education and teaching training.


Research

Professional memberships:

  • Historical Association
  • The Chartered College of Teaching 

Research Interests:

  • Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in history education
  • The role of academic history in history education
  • Literacy in History