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PGCE @Keele

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.  This ensures that our trainees leave us in June with both QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and the 60 Masters Credit PGCE in Secondary Education.  This dual award therefore, places our trainees ahead of many SCITT-based trainees that simply accredit their trainees with the QTS certification.  We at The OAKS fully believe that this academic foundation allows our trainees to flourish into the truly reflected practitioners able to exceed in today’s ever-changing world of education.

Today’s focus is around centered around assessment, with Director of PGCE Programmes, Dr Peter Jones, discussing to differing types of assessment, their purpose and the effects it has on students emotional well-being.  As research evidence shows that education and health are closely linked, promoting the health and well-being of pupils and students within schools and colleges has the potential to improve their educational outcomes, coupled with their health and well-being in general.  Clearly Kelly’s (pictured below) well-being is being catered for by Peter in this session.

We’d like to thank our on-the-spot, undercover roving reporter, Sarah Kempa, for her images and contribution to this post.  Keep up the good work Sarah!