The OAKS

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

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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 […]

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New OAKS Posters in the Chancellors Building

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If you’ve been keeping up to date with our news page, you may remember that we have been working with Ian Wilkinson and his team at Design3I.  Ian, who also created our fantastic promotional video (embedded on our homepage, on YouTube, Vimeo, etc.), has also […]

Training & CPD

Blackfriars TSA: NEW courses for Summer term 2019

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Blackfriars Teaching School Alliance have a number of new courses and events being held in the Summer term. Please find the details below and flyers with further details attached. CPA Approach To Learning In Maths: KS1 11th April 2019, 1:30pm-4:30pm £79 per delegate This half day […]

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National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day 2019

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Today is the 5th National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day. We all have a role to play in protecting children and young people from child abuse and neglect.  Many people do not act because they’re worried about being wrong. You don’t have to be absolutely […]

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TEACHERS’ AND ADVISERS’ CONFERENCE 2019

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The 2019 Teachers’ and Advisers’ Conference takes place on Thursday 11th July. We’ll bring you the latest updates on projects such as Harper Keele Veterinary School, but also challenge your thinking with sessions such as: Do the Social Sciences matter? The Teachers’ and Advisers’ Conference is an […]

Training & CPD

Mountain Biking and Mindfulness With Burton PRU.

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Yesterday our trainees were enjoying a wet but wonderful day mountain biking with Adrian Malone from Burton PRU yesterday. OAKS Administrator, Kate Brown, who attended the day, sent the following write up to accompany the images taken.. The OAKS trainees spent a brilliant day at […]

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World Book Day 2019

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World Book Day is a registered charity on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own. It’s also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of […]

School

Subject Expert Day @ Sir Graham Balfour

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As can be seen from the other recent posts regarding our Subject Expert days, our trainees gain a wealth of experience from these experienced expert practitioners, who give up their time to host out students either at Keele or in their own schools. Beth Collins, […]

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Subject Experts Day @ Walton High School

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Last Wednesday Walton High School played host more of our trainees during the Subject Expert day. Our Business trainees and their Subject Expert, Jade Slater, discussed the practical application of their subject and explored the related pedagogy needed to transfer this knowledge to the pupils. Music […]

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Castaway 2019

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Last Wednesday our English trainees from the OAKS, transported a group of Year 9 boys to an exotic location: a classroom in one of our Partnership schools was transformed into a desert island paradise. There were palm trees, colourful flowers and, playing in the background, […]

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Subject Expert Day

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If you are a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that The OAKS trainees are allocated a Subject Expert alongside all of the other support from both The OAKS and Keele University. This Wednesday, our trainees were out and about again in several locations, […]

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Good Luck in Phase 3

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May we wish all of our trainees the best of luck in starting their Phase 3 placements this morning. Phase 3 is completed in a different school than the one attended in Phase 1 and 2. We also wish to thank all of our partnership […]

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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2019 Theme: “Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth” Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made […]

Keele Session

Keele Sessions – 08th February 2019

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Last Friday, our trainees were in Keele again.  This time the morning session was delivered by Jodie and Kate, who joined us as part of The Autism Education Trust Schools Programme. The Autism Education Trust (AET) is a not for profit programme led by two […]

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Keele Sessions (Monday 04th Feb 2019)

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Yesterday saw the return of our trainees to Keele, with sessions on the ‘Tracking of Evidence’ and ‘Considering the Whole Child’. The morning session was delivered by Dave Da Silva, who discussed the trainees logging and organising of their evidence and using this to drive […]