Kirsty Batty

Partnership Area Tutor- Primary

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

School of Education and Social Sciences

01482 465566

Kirsty joined the University of Hull in September 2014 as a personal supervisor to the School Direct trainee teachers and was appointed as a partnership area tutor (PAT) in September 2015.

She works as a PAT on a number of programmes, including UG, PG and School Direct, and is passionate about supporting the trainees to give them the best possible opportunities, experiences and guidance to become outstanding teachers of the future.

Kirsty has spent 17 years teaching in Hull and East Riding schools. She has been Assistant Head Teacher at two different schools and continues to work as a teacher at Inmans Primary School. She is a SLE in ITT and NQT.


Research Interests

  • Primary education

Research groups

  • NQT network group

  • Train to teach network group


Contributed to two chapters in English 5-11 A Guide for Teachers by David Waugh and Wendy Jolliffe, Routledge, 2016.


Teaching awards and accolades

  • NCSL Leading from the Middle Course.

  • NCSL Leadership Pathways course.

  • Outstanding Teacher Programme.

  • SEnior Leader in Education in ITT and NQT.

  • NCSL Facilitator training course.

  • Yorkshire and Humber Stepping Up Programme

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BEd (Hons) Design and Technology with English with Qualified Teacher Status, Leeds Metropolitan University (2000)

External roles

  • Part of the Senior Leadership Team at Inmans Primary School

  • Senior Leader of Education in ITT and NQT