Our four key principles of collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and care form the foundation of our practice and partnership. They are interwoven through all aspects of our curriculum and across university and school training. They form the basis of our commitment to social justice.
The Bath Spa ITE Partnership Curriculum is an ambitious curriculum which has been developed with our Partnership Schools. It is a carefully sequenced and integrated curriculum which comprises 8 components:
- Professional behaviours and responsibilities
- Subject, pedagogical and curricular knowledge
- How pupils learn
- Planning for Learning
- Adaptive teaching and inclusion
- Assessment of pupils
- Managing behaviour and the environment for learning
- Pupil health and wellbeing
Throughout the programme you will gain, apply and refine your knowledge of teaching, pedagogy and classroom skills. A blended approach to learning has been adopted which provides face to face teaching as well as time to access key materials online. Opportunities exist for you to meet and learn from current classroom practitioners ahead of school placements.
As part of your academic award you will undertake two assignments which will contribute 60 credits towards a Masters award. These assignments are informed by the relevant research literature and theories that will complement and enrich your professional practice whilst enabling you to develop your subject expertise.
Instil in your pupils a passion for history, make it exciting and relevant to their lives. Explore with them, the breadth and depth of local, national and international histories. Recognise the similarities and differences between people’s experiences of events, place and times in the past.
The History PGCE aims to develop your skills in teaching both substantive and disciplinary knowledge in an active history classroom. We place diversity and inclusion at the heart of the history resources we explore, acknowledging the many voices of the past, including those often hidden from history.
We place pupils learning and understanding at the heart of our planning. We will explore the value of using enquiry questions and second order concepts, to help pupils think like historians. We aim to develop pupils as critical thinkers, who evaluate source material and explore interpretations through a variety of lenses.
Our links to local schools mean you work within a Humanities Department, broadening your experience of teaching subjects under the humanities umbrella. You also have the chance to consider history beyond the classroom, including local visit’s and hands on sessions by the National Archives and British Museum.