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How We Are Meeting our Teaching Standards during Remote Learning by The OAKS History Cohort

Our History cohort have been busy this Easter creating a fantastic resource sharing their ideas on evidencing their progress against the Teacher Standards during the current Covid-19 outbreak.

With schools closing, current cohorts of trainee teachers have had their second placements interrupted. As a result, the process of gathering the evidence necessary to achieve Qualified Teacher Standards (QTS) has become decidedly less conventional.

Since outset of this unprecedented period of remote learning, members of the OAKS History cohort have each had to manage different the expectations of their placement schools. Throughout it all, however, we have been in constant communication (even having a group video call). This communication has enabled us to easily share our ideas of how we can meet Teaching Standards. In this article, we are going to describe the ideas that we have had for how to meet all eight Teacher Standards. We hope that these will be useful for other OAKS trainees. Although it is mainly focused on our experience as history teachers, the ideas can doubtless be adapted to other subjects (even Mathematics!). 

To download this fantastic resource, please click on the link below;

How to Meet the Teacher Standards during Remote Learning – OAKS Secondary History

We’d like to thank all of the History trainees (George, Jack, Ellise, Christian, Sophie, Charlotte, Adrian, Matt, and Grant) for their dedication and hard work and for allowing us to share this with all of the other trainee teachers out there.  The OAKS feel that it’s important that we all support each other in supporting all student teachers during these unprecedented times.  Despite some recent reports, this years cohort have faced huge challenges and news posts like this prove that our education system will be in good hands for many years to come!