Bath Spa University
Initial Teacher Education (PGCE)
Sion HIll Campus
Sion Hill Place
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Newton Park was officially opened as Bath Teacher Training College in 1950 and the University is now the largest provider of ITE in the area. In May 2011 we received a resounding endorsement for our teacher education programmes from the quality regulator Ofsted, achieving Grade 1 'Outstanding' in all three of our programmes leading to qualified teacher states (QTS) in primary, secondary and further education. The rarely achieved 'straight Grade 1' accolade for overall effectiveness in all three programmes has only be afforded ton one other teacher education provider, and on these measures, Bath Spa is not only the best teacher training university in the South West, but among the very best in the country. The ITE programme prepares new teachers to work in the 21st century education system, and draws upon research, best practice and the use of new technologies to inform its curriculum. Each year we recruit a divers group of around 500 Bath Spa Teachers to a wide range of PGCE programmes in Primary and Early Years (3-11) and Secondary (11-16) age ranges.