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.
Engage and inspire your pupils and share your love of music. Develop
their talents and boost their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. Study for a Music PGCE in a truly musical city
and become a life-changing music educator.
The Music PGCE at Bath Spa University is well established and offers exceptional teaching and facilities. There is a strong emphasis
on music technology and world music, and local musicians and music
educators are regularly invited to lead workshops and share best practice. You’ll also get lots of support from our partner schools with their
training mentors, lead trainers, local music hubs and musicians.
You’ll explore the essential issues central to teaching and learning,
drawing on the latest research and practice in music education. 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 musical opportunities such as delivering workshops in primary school, shadowing visiting instrumental teachers or working with pupils from a special school. Above all, you’ll learn how to involve, motivate and encourage pupils, whatever their abilities or backgrounds.