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The OAKS

School-centred initial teacher training

An outstanding secondary teacher training provider” (Ofsted 2016)

The OAKS

School-centred initial teacher training

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We are The OAKS (Ormiston and Keele SCITT), an Ofsted outstanding secondary initial teacher training provider based at Keele University in Newcastle-under-Lyme, North Staffordshire.

Ours is an innovative and intensive, one-year course during which trainees will complete both the Teaching Standards, gaining QTS certification and a Keele University PGCE academic award at level 7. We believe that we provide a course that is both supportive and enjoyable, with outstanding success rates, well above the national average for the initial teacher training sector.

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

THE OAKS

We are an Ofsted outstanding secondary initial teacher training provider, based at Keele University.

OUR HUBS

We have several hubs throughout the country, from where you can base your training.

HOW TO APPLY

We’ll walk you through the process of applying for your course, from entry requirements to clicking that button!

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95%

of our trainees’ outcomes (final grade awarded) were either outstanding or good

96%

of our trainees rate our provision as either outstanding or good

95%

of our trainees rate our subject-specific training as either outstanding or good

We’d like to thank everyone that attended last night at @KeeleUniversity. We were blown away with the attendees. Every one who attended clearly had a passion for their subject and working with young people. We wish them all the best of luck on their journey to become a teacher. twitter.com/InitialOaks/st…

About 2 weeks ago