Bath Spa University is encouraging future teachers to apply for places at the city’s sole provider in Teacher Education as UCAS applications open for next year.
Bath Spa is the the sixth biggest provider of Teacher Education in the UK is looking forward to welcoming next year’s future teachers.
Next September will mark the start of a new era for teacher training in Bath as Bath Spa University returns to being the sole provider of teacher training for the city and the surrounding area.
With over 70 years’ experience in training the teachers of tomorrow, Bath Spa University is embracing the most radical and widespread changes to Teacher Education in its history. Building on the firm foundations of its Outstanding PGCE programmes in Primary, Secondary and Further Education (Ofsted, May 2011), the University will continue to offer a reflective, engaging and rigorous PGCE route.
The provision of new models of Teacher Education, such as School Direct, Troops to Teachers, Teach First and Assessment Only, will also continue to grow in partnership with new and existing partner providers and schools.
Coupled with these exciting, innovative courses, will be the move to the Institute for Education based at Hartham Park near Corsham, Wiltshire. From here, all postgraduate teacher education, from PGCEs for new teachers to Masters degrees for existing teachers, will be delivered and developed in purpose-built, specialist surroundings.
The Institute will expand upon the University’s existing presence in Wiltshire through the Corsham Court campus, which already provides highly-regarded postgraduate provision and will also provide a space for school colleagues’ INSET days, meetings and CPD training and conferences.
Bath Spa’s highly regarded Teacher Education courses are widely sought after with high numbers of applications each year. The University has annually provided over 550 qualified teachers to the education sector.
The quality of Bath Spa Teachers is widely recognised with Christopher Thomas, Head of Beacon Rise Primary School. He said: “As the Headteacher of an Outstanding school I only appoint the very best teachers. Bath Spa Teacher Researchers are our first choice.”
Christine Eden, Dean of the School of Education spoke of the University’s excitement of its new Institute for Education. She added: “The Institute will be a powerful and visible presence for Teacher Education locally, nationally and internationally. It will be a place where Bath Spa Teacher Researchers, the colleagues we work with in schools, professionals working in areas relevant to education and Bath Spa staff come together in a community of research and practice, all committed to offering education of the highest standard that meets the needs of all pupils.”
More information about the Bath Spa University Institute for Education and the courses on offer is available at http://www.bathspa.ac.uk/schools/education/institute-for-education/teacher-education