Teacher Education

All children deserve the very best teachers. At Bath Spa, you'll become an outstanding one.

Our principles

We have over 70 years of experience in training the next generation of teachers, first operating as Newton Park Teacher Training College in 1946. We deliver outstanding training by following four principles:

  • We work in collaboration across a diverse partnership towards a shared vision of a well qualified and highly skilled teaching profession, built on each other’s strengths and expertise.
  • We nurture creativity around innovative pedagogy in order to prepare our teachers to thrive in an ever-changing educational context.
  • We develop critical thinking through engagement with a diversity of perspectives, reflection and the integration of theory and practice.
  • We are committed to care, recognising the needs of all individuals, supporting personal wellbeing and helping our teachers to develop empathy and emotional resilience.

"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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