Newport Girls' High School

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She's a Jolly Good Fellow!

6 May 2021

Huge congratulations are in order this week for Mrs Amanda Seys, Head of Year 9 and History teacher, who recently successfully completed a Fellowship programme run by the Historical Association!  This is a highly respected programme in which teacher fellows engage with the latest academic research in their field with a view to bringing the latest historiography and pedagogy into the classroom, ensuring a knowledge-rich curriculum for students.  The fellowship programme is supported by some of the leading research historians in the country and involved sessions focussed on themes such as war and remembrance in the twentieth century and languages of remembrance. 

Mrs Seys developed a research specialism within the theme of conflict, art and remembrance, researching into the experiences of soldiers from places across Britain’s empire, such as Africa and the West Indies, whose stories and contributions have not been widely recognised in the traditional narrative of remembrance and commemoration.  She produced an amazing resource based on case studies of the experiences of individual soldiers, which can be viewed at

The resource will soon be published on the Historical Association’s website for use by teachers across the UK and beyond.  We would like to say a heartfelt ‘well done’ to Mrs Seys for this outstanding achievement and hope it inspires our students to do something similar in their own fields in the future!