The OAKS will continue with the filming for the new promotional video over the next few weeks. We are excited to be working with Ian Wilkinson and Design3i again, who have been treating us to ‘sneak previews’ of the footage captured already. During the day […]
Yesterday, half of our current cohort of trainees joined the Burton Pupil Referral Unit staff for a guided mountain bike ride at Cannock Chase. Throughout the day, the group took part in the cycling activity and then attended a ‘classroom-based’ session, where they discussed the […]
May we wish all of our trainees the best of luck in starting their Phase 3 placements this morning. We also wish to thank all of our partnership schools for hosting them and for their continued support of The OAKS and our trainee teachers. We […]
Training & CPD
The Earls High School wish to invite you to an Independent Learning CPD session on Monday 12th March. Getting the balance right between covering course content and creating independent learners is a real challenge. This 2 hour session begins to explore some of the ways […]
Last week, our trainees took part in the SEND and Alternative Provision Carousel Week. These short-term placements allowed them to gain other vital school or education related experiences, that differs from those provided in mainstream schools. During the week, trainees were able to visit a […]
On a cold, February day, seven 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 […]
Walton High School recently played host to two of our Subject Expert sessions, namely Music and Business Studies. Music Subject Expert, Val Lewis, and the trainees explored the common approaches to the teaching of Music within the curriculum and explained how the trainees can use […]
Ormiston Meridian Academy were the kind hosts of both the History and our English trainees today. English Subject Expert, Jamie Peacock, alongside OAKS Tutor, Mike Bambury, and the English trainees, ran a writing workshop, with pupils moving around the room to different stations developing their […]
Beth Collins, our Biology Subject Expert from Sir Graham Balfour, provided our trainees with another practical session, modelling how these experiments would be applied within the trainees’ lessons. May we thank Beth and everyone involved at Sir Graham Balfour for kindly allowing us to film […]
Our Physics trainees were treated to a session at Keele Observatory by their Subject Expert, Jess Turner. Jess, who teaches at Walton High School, discussed how to capture the interests of the pupils and provided practical strategies for learning outside of the classroom. Other Keele-based […]
Our recent Subject Expert day provided our trainees’ with opportunity to reflect with their subject-based peers and explore practical advice/strategies gained from the subject experts themselves. Angie Fleming, our Subject Expert for Drama, kindly allowed us to film a small section of her session at […]
The OAKS began filming for the new promotional video today. We are excited to be working with Ian Wilkinson and Design3i, who will be creating the final product. Ian and his team have worked with a huge number of educational organisations previously, with breathtaking results […]
Today saw our trainees back at Keele for another session. Rob Tweats (Director of The OAKS) and Dave Da Silva (OAKS Personal Tutor) provided an overview of the third phase of training and strategies for a positive start.
Last night, The OAKS was represented at the ‘Train to Teach Roadshow’, hosted by Staffordshire University. The event, which ran between 4pm and 7pm, was extremely well-attended, with a constant stream of visitors inquiring into teacher training at The OAKS. Our stall was staffed by […]
If you want to inspire, motivate and shape the intellectual curiosity of young people, then apply to teach within our Stoke Hub now. If so, please download this flyer or contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Bloom’s Taxonomy – the trainee teacher’s ‘Marmite’. Love it or hate it, you won’t stop hearing about it. It goes hand in hand with another stalwart of education today – differentiation. Some of the questions you’ll hear on what feels like a daily basis will […]
Do you want to inspire, motivate, support, guide, and share your subject passion with young people in the Stafford area? If so, please contact Sir Graham Balfour, our lead school for the Staffordshire Hub. Please download their New Flyer and/or click here for further information.
Mike Hanson, a current OAKS Computer Science trainee with a background in digital art, has been extremely busy making his mark in his placement school, Sir Thomas Boughey Academy. Mike has provided us with examples of sample material from a Computing Christmas Fayre exhibit; this […]
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