"An Outstanding Secondary Teacher Training Provider" (Ofsted 2016)

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Five Local Areas Mastering Education

"Begin your teaching journey with our unique programme, supported by experienced teacher educators delivering specialised training"

We are The OAKS (Ormiston and Keele SCITT), 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.

In the most recent Ofsted inspection, we were proud to be graded as an Outstanding Provider across areas. Please click here to download the report or here for a related media report.

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.

2016/17 Data Headlines

96% of our trainees outcomes (final grade awarded) were either Outstanding or Good
95% of our trainees gained employment
88% of our trainees gained employment within our region
55% of our trainees gained employment within our partnership schools
98% of our trainees rated our programme as Outstanding or Good

What Our Trainees & Partners Say About Us

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  • School Staff

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Masters Programme Element Delivered By Keele Univeristy