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.
Help your students understand the world and their place in it. Explore fundamental questions about faith, philosophy and humanity. And teach a subject that will set their curiosity and wonder alight.
In our increasingly globalised and connected world, Religious Studies
(RS) at secondary school couldn’t be more important. That’s why our
Religious Studies PGCE takes an open and exploratory approach
that’s designed to fully prepare you for teaching RS in a multicultural
The study of religion, secularism, different cultures and philosophy is
an integral part of the programme. You’ll attend lectures, seminars and
workshops, and give presentations to your peers. You’ll also have the
chance to listen to visiting speakers and to make connections with local
faith communities to enhance your own learning.
Alongside developing your subject knowledge, your time in two
placement schools will equip you with the planning and organisation
skills needed to be a successful RS teacher. Both your university and
school mentors will encourage you to become an independent and
reflective practitioner, to think critically about your own teaching,
and how best to inspire students to fulfil their potential.