The OAKS

"An outstanding secondary teaching training provider" (ofsted 2016)

Keele Session

All Young Stories

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All Young Stories: Access and inclusion in children’s research and art 26th of June at Keele University Registration Now Open: https://allyoungstories-keele.eventbrite.co.uk A one-day symposium with: An exhibition of art made by children and young people A film by Oscar Kraft titled ‘Come Full Circle’ Keynote speakers: Ellie Griffiths (Oily Cart), will discuss […]

Keele Session

Language Centre Mutual Professional Development Session

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The Language Centre at Keele offers a wide range of opportunities to study English and Modern Languages in a welcoming and friendly environment. In the spirit of Keele’s ethos of internationalisation, the Language Centre is a focal point for cultural and linguistic diversity. The wide […]

Training & CPD

Blackfriars Teaching School – Induction & Appropriate Body

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Calling all Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) and their employing schools!  The new qualified teacher (NQT) induction process is designed to offer new teachers support and guidance in their professional development after gaining qualified teacher status (QTS).  The induction period usually takes one year – although […]

Keele Session

Last day for our 2018/19 cohort

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It’s with a heavy heart that we say ‘bon voyage’ to our 2018/19 cohort. We spent the morning together as the trainees received awards and certificates, along with each of the subjects presenting a short piece to their peers and the staff at The OAKS. […]

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200th Post!

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I just happened to notice this morning that we were at 199 posts, so why not celebrate The OAKS’s 200th?  It also coincides with our trainees last day on the course.  A double celebration indeed! May we thank everyone that’s taken time to read through, […]

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Teacher’s Guide to Cyber-security – Everything You Need to Know in 2019

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VPNMentor have produced a a great guide regarding online safety for teachers. This guide offers a wide range of useful tips and practical advice to help us protect ourselves and our students online.  Click here to read this fascinating article. We’d like to thank one […]

Training & CPD

Ofsted webinar for NQTs and ITT students

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Ofsted’s ITE lead, David Storrie, along with Sandy Hayes HMI and Dan Owen HMI, specialist advisors on inspection, will be hosting a webinar for NQTs and ITT students.  The team will be discussing Ofsted’s new education inspection framework, the curriculum, developing our plans for ITE […]

Keele Session

Trainees Back At Keele

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It was great to see our trainees returning back to Keele today for a short briefing to outline the last two days of the course and for their final tutorials.  By the looks of some of them, it’s been a long year!! Apart from the […]

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School’s Out For Summer!

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Well, it’s finally here. After months of hard work and meltdowns, the final school placement day is upon us for the vast majority of our 2018/19 cohort. Thanks to all of our partner schools for all of your support and dedication. Also a huge ‘well […]

Training & CPD

Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE): Course Directory

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Calling all future teachers!!  Now is a an ideal time to ‘Get into Teaching‘, with increased financial intensives and increased focus around realistic teacher workload and other issues in education.  Please see other recent news items for more information. With this in mind, the Department […]

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Maths and Physics teachers to get £2K retention payments

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A new government scheme will ensure that teachers in ‘Opportunity Areas’ in the first five years of their careers will receive the bonus grants in 2019 and 2020.  Thousands of maths and physics teachers around the country are to receive two £2,000 bonuses, to encourage […]

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Teachers’ Student Loan Reimbursement

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The teachers’ student loan reimbursement pilot aims to increase recruitment and retention of languages, physics, chemistry, biology and computer science teachers.  Currently this is only eligible for teachers teachers of these shortage subjects.  Teachers meeting the criteria can apply for student loan reimbursements for up […]

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French pupils attend MFL lessons at Abraham Darby.

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On Tuesday 14th May, Haberdashers’ Abraham Darby welcomed 45 pupils from a partner school in France. The purpose of the visit was for French pupils to learn about British schools and compare it to their own school in France. It was also a chance for […]

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Trans Youth and Education: National Issues and Solutions (Keele University, 20th June, 2019)

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On 20 June 2019, Keele University – in partnership with Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent – will run a one-day event on trans-inclusive education. The event is supported by the Keele Institute for Social Inclusion (KISI). Despite progress in transgender rights over the last decade, many young trans people […]

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The OAKS are looking to appoint a Deputy Director

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It is with great excitement that we advertise the Deputy Director role for the ‘Ofsted Outstanding’, OAKS secondary teacher training programme. Due to impending expansion of The OAKS, we are looking for a creative, outward facing individual who is passionate about teacher education to become […]

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The OAKS are now on LinkedIn

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The OAKS are now on LinkedIn as; The OAKS (Ormiston and Keele SCITT). We will be adding some more content within the coming weeks to highlight some of the fantastic practice and events that are taking place within The OAKS and our Partnership schools, along […]

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International Children’s Book Day

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International Children’s Book Day is a yearly event sponsored by the International Board on Books for Young People, an international non-profit organization. Organised by the International Board on Books For Young People, or IBBY, the aim is to promote books and reading to young people. […]

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World Autism Awareness Day

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World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognised day taking place on 2 April every year. In the week of 1 – 7 April surrounding this day, we encourage all of our schools and trainees to take part in World Autism Awareness Week – a […]