The OAKS Experience

The OAKS Experience - New blog page added in the 'About Us' section. If you wish to contribute, please contact Dave Da Silva (d.da.silva@keele.ac.uk)

Check out our social media pages - Find us on Facebook (oakspgce) and Instagram (theoakspgce)

Have your say...

We are currently looking at developing our website further over the next few months and would value any comments or suggestions from any of our users.

We will be sending out a short questionnaire over the next couple of weeks, however if you just can't contain yourself and you'd like to see anything specific or have some 'game changing' ideas, please feel free to email Dave Da Silva (d.da.silva@keele.ac.uk).

17th January 2018

Contributions Welcome

We realise that their is a huge amount of great work going on out there, both in Keele and within our partnership and we want to 'shout this from the rooftops'!



We're looking to post information on events or you simply wish to tell us about your experiences. We'd love to have contributions from a variety of people from OAKS staff or school-based staff to trainees past and present.

If anyone wishes to contribute to The OAKS Experience, then please contact Dave Da Silva (d.da.silva@keele.ac.uk) for further details.

16th January 2018

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Day 2018

Last Wednesday saw the extremely well received EAL Day which allowed our trainees to develop an understanding of the challenges faced by children learning English as an additional language. This also provided the opportunity to experience and understand the diverse nature of settings within an urban environment.



The schools who kindly hosted our trainees were as follows;


During the day students were able to obtain expert, practical advice on how to support second language learners in the mainstream classroom with a variety of collaborative activities, lesson observations and presentations from staff within the four schools visited.

May we thank all of the schools and their staff for all of their hard work in creating one of the highlights of the course so far. As we know, these events can be a ‘logistical nightmare’, yet each of the providers out performed all of our expectations!

We’d also like to thank all of our trainees who were commended for their professionalism and levels of engagement during the day.

10th January 2018

Social Media @ The OAKS

We're on Social Media.

Please follow us on our social media channels to be the first to find out about all our latest news and forthcoming events.

We're on both Facebook and Instagram

16th January 2018

Welcome to The OAKS Experience blog!

Welcome to The OAKS Experience!

We will be adding some more posts within the coming weeks to highlight some of the fantastic practice and events that are taking place within The OAKS and our partner schools.

We hope you stay tuned and enjoy!

09th January 2018