"Begin you teaching journey with our unique programme, supported by experienced teacher educators delivering specialised training"
We are The OAKS (Ormiston and Keele SCITT), an Ofsted Outstanding Initial Teacher Training provider based at Keele University in Newcastle-under-Lyme, North Staffordshire.
Our School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme is delivered by Partnership school subject experts and experienced teacher educators.
Ours is an innovative and intensive one year course during which trainees will complete both the Teaching Standards, gaining QTS certification and obtain a Keele University PGCE at either Level 6 or 7.
We believe that we provide a course that is both supportive and enjoyable, with outstanding success rates (see below) well above the national average for the Initial Teacher Training sector.
of our trainee's outcomes (final grade awarded) were either Outstanding or Good
of our trainee's gained employment
of our trainees rated of our teacher training programme as either Outstanding or Good
of our trainees rated of our subject specific training as either Outstanding or Good