Phil Griffith – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Phil is a lecturer for both the Primary and Secondary PGCE Music courses, acting also as Academic Tutor for the Secondary cohort. In these roles, his main responsibility is to support PGCE students through their training, guiding them through the course itself and offering direction in terms of subject knowledge, curriculum, professional practice and school-based placements.

Working with school mentors, placements are adjusted to suit the training needs of the current PGCE students, as well as shaping the curriculum as a whole and interviewing for the next round of PGCE students.

Phil’s main musical interests lie in composition and arranging and, having written and arranged for bands, choirs and soloists for many years, he is keen to find ways of supporting students for whom composition is an area for development.

Academic qualifications

  • PGCE Secondary Music
  • MTh, Theology and Music (Composition)
  • BA (Hons) Theology, Music & Worship
  • BA (Hons) Music

Professional memberships

  • Associate: Chartered College of Teaching

Other roles

  • Phil is currently a second marker for the Composition and Arranging module for London School of Theology.

Teaching specialism

  • Music Key Stage 3, GCSE, A Level
  • Music theory/ harmony
  • Composition and arranging.

Get in touch with me about

  • Becoming a Secondary Music Teacher
  • Becoming Primary Music Subject Co-ordinators
  • Transition from KS2 to KS3 Music.

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