Sally Hobday

School of Education
Assistant Professor Teacher Development

Contact details

School of Education
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

Sally joined the university as a teacher educator in 2013 and held the position of Lecturer in Secondary English Initial Teacher Education, specifically teaching on the PGDipEd (QTS) Secondary English course in the School of Education from 2013-2022. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Teacher Development and has a role in the UOB/Capita led Early Career Framework.  Sally is also the Collaborative Provisions Officer for a range of partners and is researching in the topic of teacher development. 

With a background in PE and English teaching in secondary education, Sally has over 20 years’ experience in the state sector. She held a number of teaching and leadership posts in Birmingham and Solihull schools including the role of Senior Mentor.  Sally has a higher degree in Educational Studies which focused on pedagogical approaches to teaching grammar and she is a Senior Fellow of the HEA.


  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Master of Research degree University of Birmingham Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching Grammar in the Secondary English Classroom
  • CELTA -Grade A
  • PGCE The University of Birmingham
  • BA (HONS) 2:1 The University of Birmingham

Other activities

  • Former Departmental Lead for Quality and Assurance
  • Former Secondary ITE Programme Examinations Officer


Mahlberg, M., Wiegand, V., Hobday, S., Child, F. (2019) Digital Methods for the English Classroom. Impact: Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching. Issue 7

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