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.
Bring the wider world into your classroom and open up cultural opportunities for your students. With a strong emphasis on interactive workshops, the Modern Languages PGCE puts you at the heart of the action. Applicants must be able to offer two teachable languages, one of which must be French - at any level - and either German or Spanish. Second languages can be improved to teaching standard by the completion of a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course.
The Modern Languages programme starts by refreshing your skills and understanding how pupils learn. This intensive PGCE course then encourages you to develop a positive group ethos as you commence your teaching journey.
You’ll explore the challenges and opportunities central to teaching Modern Languages, drawing on the latest research and practice. Throughout the course, we’ll focus on planning, assessment and developing resources, as well as developing new skills and subject knowledge. You’ll be encouraged to get involved in additional opportunities such as extra-curricular language clubs.