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.
Share your love for art and design and ignite a creative spark in your students. With access to the world-class facilities of Bath Spa University, you’ll have everything you need to become an exceptional teacher.
Bath Spa is renowned for its creativity. Throughout your training, you’ll be part of this thriving creative network, with access to all the excellent facilities you need including specialist art studios, the library and beautiful grounds.
The programme features studiobased activities including two dimensional work, sculptural techniques, ceramics, puppetry, print-making, textiles, photography and multimedia. And you’ll build both specialist and cross-curricular competence within the framework
of the National Curriculum and external examination requirements
for art and design. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to develop
innovative approaches to education, designing and implementing stimulating curriculum resources. You’ll also build a portfolio of art and design educational outcomes – a great way of showing your achievements
at future interviews.