Primary and Early Years partnerships

BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS

We are delighted to be working with our partner schools to deliver our BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS course.

One strength of our course that trainees are taught to teach from 3-11 with a choice to specialise in 3-7 or 5-11 age ranges during their training in Year 2. As 3-7 training practitioners, our trainees have the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of research and pedagogical approaches informing Early Years practice and will apply these in the Early Years settings.

We have designed our ITE curriculum as a carefully-crafted and coherent sequence of experiences and activities that support the needs of our trainees to be successful in the classroom. Our spiral curriculum encompasses the full entitlement described in the Initial Teacher Training Core Content Framework (DfE), as well as integrating additional analysis and critique of theory, research and expert practice.

Core and foundation subjects, and Religious Education are developed during each year of the course to develop a confident knowledge and understanding of effective pedagogy based on the most recent research, evidence and debates.

We believe that the quality of teaching is the most important factor in improving outcomes for pupils.

We recognise that it is an entitlement of all trainees to work with and learn from expert colleagues as they practise, rehearse and refine approaches.

We place high importance on mentoring that ensures trainees receive high-quality, clear and well-structured feedback from expert colleagues and are grateful for the opportunity to do this in conjunction and collaboration with our partner school.

Download the BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS Course Handbook 21-22