The OAKS

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Trainee Post

EdTech Expo 2018 by Helen Morrey

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Today I attended the EdTech Expo in Liverpool, along with my OAKS Personal Tutor, Dave Da Silva and fellow trainee, Meg Baldwin.  There was a full and varied programme of workshops and lectures, ranging from teacher/student wellbeing to using video within the classroom as a […]

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SurveyMonkey Questionnaires (Current Trainees Only)

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Andy Clifton has released a ‘SurveyMonkey’ Questionnaire today for all of our current trainees.  This has been emailed out this morning to everyone on the course. Please, please can we ask that you fill in the final two SurveyMonkey’s that Andy will be sending out […]

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The OAKS Getting Festive

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Here at Keele University, we’re getting ready for the Christmas celebrations and preparing to eat our own body weight in chocolate every day for two weeks! I popped into our office earlier today, to be greeted by our very own Christmas elves, Kate and Kirsty, […]

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Ofsted Annual Report 2017/18

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It’s that time of the year again.  No, not Noddy Holder’s annual dust off, it’s time for the Ofsted’s Annual Report! Released today, HM Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman presents her state of the nation report into the quality of early years, schools, children’s social care […]

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TRAIN TO TEACH DERBY – 29 NOVEMBER 2018

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Last Thursday night, The OAKS was represented at the ‘Train to Teach’, hosted by Landau Forte College in Derby. The event, which ran between 16:30 and 19:30, was relatively well-attended, with visitors inquiring into teacher training at The OAKS.  Our stall was staffed by OAKS tutors, […]

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The OAKS on Vimeo

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It’s been a busy day but we’re also now using Vimeo to host our promotional video too.  Again, as with all of the other social media platforms that we’ve introduced recently, please join, like and share us to spread the word!

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The OAKS @ Google +

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With our digital profile growing larger everyday, we’re now also visible on Google +.  As with all of the other social media platforms, please join us and spread the word!

Keele Session

PGCE @Keele

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Today’s Keele sessions are dedicated to the PGCE element of our course.  We at The OAKS are in partnership with Keele University, who deliver the academic post-graduate Masters Level units that underpin the school-based experience delivered by The OAKS and its partner schools and colleges.  […]

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Train to Teach Derby – 29 November 2018 @ 16:30

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The OAKS will be represented at the free Train to Teach event in Derby and will provide you with a wealth of information on how to get into teaching and how to apply for training here at The OAKS. Don’t miss your opportunity to find […]

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Quizlet – Eductech for AfL

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If you are a forward thinking teacher, then Quizlet could be for you.   The TES have shared the Tweet below promoting the use of this resource in the teaching of Languages. However, Quizlet is able to be used in all subjects. The sharing of good practice and resources […]

Training & CPD

Subject Experts Day – The Best of the Rest

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As can be seen from the previous Subject Expert Day posts, our trainees highly value the input they receive from our Subject Experts during the year.  These experts provide our trainees with five of these sessions at various points throughout the year, in addition to […]

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History Subject Knowledge Day @ Sir William Stanier

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Last Wednesday saw our Historians join Subject Expert, Melanie Lyne, at Sir William Stanier School in Crewe for the day. History trainee, Victoria Jenkinson stated that “History had a fab day! One of the activities was debating whether Douglas Haig should be considered a hero or […]

Keele Session

Maths Subject Expert Day @ Keele

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Not to be outdone by any of the other Subject Expert sessions last Wednesday, Maths and Subject Expert, Holly Morgan, were looking at the use of ICT within Mathematics. Maths trainee Elise explained that “the programs were pretty cool, one allowed you to rotate a 3D […]

Keele Session

MFL Subject Expert Day @ Keele

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The MFL trainees, along with Subject Expert, our own Kate Smith, spent the day looking at ways of teaching grammar topics and also what order grammar should be taught in (this is different depending on what language is being taught!). MFL trainee, Abigail Wynters explained […]

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Drama Subject Expert Day @ Keele

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Last Wednesday also saw our Drama trainees, joined by Subject Expert, Emma James who provided another well-received SE day. Emma and our trainees spent the day looking at existing schemes of work and adapting these alongside the creation of new and exiting schemes for our trainees […]

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Biology Subject Experts Day @ Sir Graham Balfour

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Sir Graham Balfour in Stafford were the kind hosts for the Biology Subject Experts Day last Wednesday. Our trainees were provided with several sessions, based around Microscopy and Cells.   Beth Collins, our fantastic Biology Subject Expert, guided our trainees through these topics, providing expert guidance of […]

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Chemistry Subject Experts Day @ Concord College

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Last week, our Chemistry trainees spent their Subject Experts Day at the, ever impressive Concord College. Chemistry trainee, Sarah Kempa (pictured below, 2nd on the left) explained that “we were utterly spoiled with free breakfast (full English) and lunch (char siu belly pork with sautéed bok […]

Keele Session

English Subject Expert Day @ Keele

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Last Wednesday, English Subject Experts Jaime Peacock and Mike Bambury, held a session at Keele with all of the  English trainees looking at how to make Shakespeare engaging for students of all abilities. This included looking at Shakespearean slang words, interesting facts about Shakespeare and […]