Supporting Students

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All course fees for PGCE and School Direct routes remain at £9,000 for 2018/19

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Supporting Students At The OAKS

We realise that training to teach is very rewarding, but challenging; so we make sure that every trainee teacher (TT) is given first class support whether it be at the OAKS (on Keele University campus) or within our many partnership schools.

We have made the trainee teacher (you) at the centre of our model of support - as the diagram shows

Each trainee is allocated an OAKS Personal Tutor (OPT) who will support you throughout the course and during all of your secondary school placements.

In schools there will be two key staff supporting you: Your Subject Mentor (SM) and the Professional Tutor (PT).

We want you to access both academic and teaching support: PGCE support from Keele based staff, and there is also a Subject Expert (SE) to develop your subject knowledge and practice. Being located on the Keele campus we have many superb support mechanisms in place to make your time at the OAKS both enjoyable and comfortable.

For further information regarding the facilities at Keele University, please access their website.