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William Bailey-Watson

  • Programme Director, Secondary Initial Teacher Education
  • Subject Leader, Secondary History


Areas of interest

  • History curriculum design
  • History teacher development
  • Collaboration and partnerships in education

Awards and honours

  • Innovative Teaching Award Runner Up, Royal Historical Society, 2021
  • University Teaching Fellow, 2020
  • Teacher Fellow of the Historical Association, 2019
  • Teaching and Learning Award Winner, Institute of Education, 2017-18

Professional bodies/affiliations

·   Historical Association Secondary Committee

Selected publications

  • Bailey-Watson, W. and Crouch, C. (2022) Communities of inquiry: creating the conditions for meaningful collaboration, Teaching History, 189.
  • Bailey-Watson, W. and Kennett, R. (2019) ‘‘meanwhile, elsewhere…’: Harnessing the power of community to expand students’ historical horizons’, Teaching History, 176.
  • Bailey-Watson, W. (2019) ‘‘To think that these things did actually happen…’: Structuring a history curriculum for powerful revelations’, Teaching History, 174.

Conference papers and keynotes include:

  • Historical Association Conference
  • Schools History Project Conference
  • ResearchEd
  • West London Free School History Conference
  • TMHIstoryIcons
  • London History Forum
  • Yorkshire History Forum
  • Haberdasher’s Aske Teaching and Learning Conference


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