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 Initial Teacher Education ( ITE) Partnership curriculum and across university and school/early years setting training and will be recognisable to you during your time with us.
Through a carefully designed and sequenced ITE Partnership curriculum, and with the expertise, advice and support of both university and school/early years setting trainers, you will become a well-qualified and highly skilled teacher.
You will receive enhanced subject specific training in mathematics pedagogy and subject leadership throughout the programme in addition to the Primary ITE curriculum.
Our sequenced, integrated Initial Teacher Education Partnership curriculum spans university and school phases. It comprises: English (Communication, Language and Literacy), Mathematics, Science (Understanding the world), Professional Studies, Teaching for Social Justice and Teachers as Researchers, as well as the full range of subjects across the primary and early years curricula. Throughout all phases of the programme you will gain, apply, and refine your teaching knowledge, pedagogy and classroom skills. As a developing professional teacher, you will have the privilege of impacting children’s learning, progress and well-being.
As part of your academic award, you will undertake assignments which will contribute 60 credits towards a Masters. These are informed by research, literature and theories that will enrich and enhance your professional practice.
Throughout the programme, we will closely monitor and support your progress. You will be assigned an Academic Tutor in university who will regularly meet with you to review your progress. In school/early years setting you will also be supported by a Training Mentor who will support and review your progress in understanding and learning the ITE Partnership curriculum.
As a Bath Spa Teacher, you will be supported to develop professional behaviours, emotional resilience and encouraged to think critically about research, international initiatives and classroom practice. By the end of the programme you will become creative practitioners, critical thinkers, collaborative colleagues and professional teachers who care for and nurture the learners they teach.
We regularly seek and respond to feedback from our trainees and schools/early years settings to continually improve the programme and ensure your professional needs are met.