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Teacher Education courses now open to applications at new Bath Spa Institute for Education


With UCAS applications having opened on Thursday 21 November, Bath Spa University, the sixth biggest provider of Teacher Education in the UK, is looking forward to welcoming next year’s future teachers, as it prepares to move to a new campus near Corsham.

Artist's impression of the new Institute.

Artist’s impression of the new Institute.

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 widespread changes to Teacher Education in its history. Building on the foundations of its Outstanding PGCE programmes in Primary, Secondary and Further Education (Ofsted, May 2011), the University will continue to offer a PGCE route, described by the Dean of its School of Education Christine Eden as “reflective, engaging and rigorous.” 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.

The campus is moving to the Institute for Education based at Hartham Park near Corsham, Wiltshire. From there, 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.

“The Institute will be a powerful and visible presence for Teacher Education locally, nationally and internationally,” says Christine Eden. “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




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