Teacher Education

We believe that education plays a key role in promoting social justice and reducing social inequalities, and that well qualified and highly skilled teachers make a difference to the lives and futures of the learners they teach. 

We focus on four key principles

  • Collaboration
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Care

These principles form the foundation of our practice and partnership and are interwoven through all aspect of our curriculum.  They are partly what make the Bath Spa University Partnership a unique and special place to train - forming part of our ‘Bath Spa Teacher’ (BST) identity.

We believe that children and young people are entitled to the highest quality learning experiences, from the highest quality teachers, that will ensure good progress and positive outcomes in their learning and wellbeing. To achieve this we have developed a curriculum, both school and centre based, that will prepare our BSTs to be highly competent and confident.

As BSTs, you will embrace the professional qualities and attributes that are necessary for a successful outcome. From the start of your training, you will be expected to have a positive impact on the learning and progress, no matter who you teach.

"The training blends theory, up-to-date research and practice very well. Centre-based training, assignments and related tasks enhance and deepen trainees’ subject knowledge and their understanding of how young children learn and develop."

Ofsted Inspection 2015/16 (Rated Outstanding)

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