Teach first – Bath Spa University

How much you achieve in life should not be determined by how much your parents earn

Bath Spa University is pleased to be working with Teach First to deliver the Teach First Leadership Development Programme.

We are the lead university for Teach First in the South West region, responsible for the delivery of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) academic award for Teach First Cymru, working with Cardiff Metropolitan University who are the lead university for Teach First Cymru.

Teach First is an education charity that believes no child’s educational success should be limited by their socio-economic background. They work with people and organisations who share their vision towards the day when every child has the excellent education they are entitled to.

Teach First and Bath Spa University are currently taking applications for the next academic year in the following subjects/age-phases:

  • Primary
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Modern Foreign Languages

About the programme

About the programme

Developed in collaboration with leading schools and universities, the Leadership Development Programme combines world-class teacher and leadership training, and leads to a qualification that formally recognises your advanced skills in both teaching and leadership.

The two-year paid programme is based on global best practice and research and refined through more than 14 years of experience and feedback from leading employers, teaching experts and, of course, previous participants. You will be employed and receive a salary in a school setting as an unqualified teacher during year one of the programme, before gaining QTS at the end of the year and continuing into year two.

During the programme, you’ll gain a fully-funded Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), covering both education and leadership, and worth double the credits of a PGCE, to become a qualified teacher.

You’ll also acquire the key skills and personal qualities needed to develop into an effective leader - someone who can make a real impact. Training commences in the summer prior to year one with an intensive ‘Summer Institute’, which focuses on the essentials of teaching theory and practice.

Information for schools

Interested in becoming a Teach First school? You'll find more information on the Teach First website.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for the Teach First Leadership Development programme, visit the Teach First website.

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