The OAKS

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Subject Expert Day

OAKS Subject Expert Day 2

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OAKS Subject Expert Day 2 took place on Wednesday 3rd November, with some sessions taking place at Keele and other in schools from around the Partnership. As always, the trainees loved being with their subject colleagues and found this day really useful. Valerie Bayley, the […]

NQT Post

A Postcard from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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It’s always an immense please when we receive regular updates from our previous Trainees and are extremely proud of their achievements as they develop their careers in teaching.  2020/21 PE PGCE graduate, Callum Aris has just been in touch with an update on his start […]

School

OAKS Primary Week 2021

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This week all of our trainees are out and about completing their a Primary School experience.  The purpose of this element of the programme is to enable them to observe the behaviour of younger children and to begin to reflect on how pupils learn whilst […]

Keele Session

Welcome to our New OAKS 2021/22 Cohort

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Yesterday saw the start of a new academic year, with our 2021/22 cohort joining us for the first time. We were all really impressed with the professionalism of all of the trainees as they were introduced to the OAKS staff and were informed of the […]

Training & CPD

Free CPD: Holocaust Educational Trust

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The Holocaust Educational Trust offer a variety of free online teacher training opportunities which can help prepare trainees to teach about the Holocaust. These sessions are free to attend and are available to those training to teach in primary, secondary or FE institutions across the […]

School

Good Luck For Phase 3

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May we wish all of our trainees the best of luck in starting their Phase 3 placements this morning. Phase 3 is completed in a different school than the one attended in Phase 1 and 2. We also wish to thank all of our partnership […]

News

OAKS Norfolk Virtual School Experience

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Event information: 25 February 2021 at 10:00 – 14:00 – Online (see details below) We believe at The OAKS Norfolk you should experience what it’s really like to teach! For those interested in a career in teaching, it is almost impossible to gain school experience […]

Blog

Happy New Year From The OAKS

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All of the staff at The OAKS would like to wish you all a happy New Year!  Hopefully you’re not feeling to tired from a late night and are ready to start 2021 in a positive way!  Thanks to everyone for all of your support […]

Blog

Merry Christmas From The OAKS

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We’d like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and hope that you are all enjoying a well-rested  and enjoyable break! Hopefully you’re putting your feet up,  relaxing by the fire and preparing yourselves to eat your own body weight everyday for the remainder […]

News

Season’s Greetings to OAKS Subject Mentors!

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I think we can all agree that none of us has ever experienced a term like this one. It has been a difficult term to be a teacher and a difficult year to train to teach. However, we have been overwhelmed by your flexibility and […]

News

Case study: Meet Stacey, trainee teacher

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Despite the huge changes posed by a global pandemic, it has been positive to see a rise in teacher training applications. It is hoped this may help to tackle teacher shortages, though there will of course remain challenges in place due to Covid-19 restrictions. We […]

News

An International Student’s Guide to UK University (COVID-19)

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Thanks to Michael Morris and Seven Seas Worldwide for providing us with the details for this excellent guide for international students wishing to go to university in the UK.  The following text has been supplied along with the link below; There are a plethora of […]

Training & CPDWell-being

A morning of FREE online Behaviour, SEN and Mental Health CPD

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NEU North West are hosting a morning of FREE online CPD for NQTs, Trainees and students, and they wanted to extend an invitation to our students and trainees.  The sessions are being led by experienced professional tutors, many of whom already work in conjunction with […]

Training & CPD

Additional STEM CPD Opportunities for Early Career/ITT Students

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As in the previous news post (here), we’d like to say a huge thanks to Yvonne O’Connor,  Subject Leader for Science from Trentham Academy for providing us with more information regarding number of free and small charge CPD sessions that will be delivered remotely via […]

Training & CPD

STEM CPD Opportunities for Early Career/ITT Students

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We’d like to say a huge thanks to Yvonne O’Connor,  Subject Leader for Science from Trentham Academy for providing us with this is a link to a number of free and small charge CPD sessions that will be delivered remotely via STEM Learning. The link […]

Well-being

Keele Counselling Advice

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At The OAKS we are committed providing the support and care for you as you train to teach with us.  As our trainees are also Keele students, all are also eligible to access all of the University’s support available.  If trainees are feeling stressed or […]

Blog

Partnering to empower high-quality teachers across the country

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Rob Tweats, Director of The OAKS shares an insight into The OAKS and how it all works, and highlights the launch of the new Norfolk Hub. So much of our time currently is focused on working out the ‘new normal’ in education, but some things […]

News

New teacher training programme launched in Norfolk

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Ignite Teaching School, based at Ormiston Venture Academy and serving schools across Norfolk and Suffolk has teamed up with The OAKS Partnership to launch a new teacher training programme. The OAKS Norfolk School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme aims to ensure schools across East […]