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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 […]

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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 […]

NQT Post

OAKS NQT To Take On An Indoor Three Peaks Challenge

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OAKS NQT, Tom Tilsley (@MrTilsley) and a group of teachers who teach at Eden Boys Leadership Academy, Birmingham are hoping to raise money for PPE and ventilation equipment for the ICU Department at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. Their aim is to summit the Three Peaks […]

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A new perspective on your personal wellbeing by Linda Lindan

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Today I would like to divert your focus for a while. Maybe help you to willingly change it for longer. At the moment, wherever we look – TV, social media, texts from friends – it’s just 24/7 on just one thing: Covid 19. The focus […]

Trainee Post

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

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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, […]

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The OAKS trainees have their say on social media

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During these difficult times it has been heartwarming to see that our trainee teachers have been so complementary about us when posting on social media.  We really appreciate everyone who has posted about us.  These recommendations really do make all of this worthwhile! Here are […]

Training & CPD

Edtech Innovators Podcast by Pete Atherton

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The OAKS hope that you’re all well and are keeping busy in this very strange period of time.   Whether you are you in school, working from home, recovering from your daily Joe Wicks or eating your breakfast, I hope that you are looking after yourself […]

News

Applications Remain open for September 2020 – The OAKS are still recruiting!

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The OAKS would like to reassure those who are considering applying for our Initial Teacher Training programme next year that we are still recruiting and would be delighted to hear from you.   Obviously the health and well-being of all potential trainees and staff are paramount, […]

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Book Review: How Learning Happens by Paul Kirschner & Carl Hendrick

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Daisy Christodoulou has written an excellent review of Paul Kirschner and Carl Hendrick’s book, How Learning Happens.  Please click here to read the review and find out more about this fantastic resource. Daisy Christodoulou is the Director of Education at No More Marking, a provider […]

School

Castaway 2020

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Last Wednesday our English trainees from the OAKS, transported a group of Year 9 boys to an exotic location: a classroom in one of our Partnership schools was transformed into a desert island paradise. There were palm trees, colourful flowers and, playing in the background, […]

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ResearchED Events – Events List

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The goal of ResearchED is to bridge the gap between research and practice in education. Researchers, teachers, and policy makers come together for a day of information-sharing and myth-busting.  ResearchED events usually take place on a Saturday at a school and is a great opportunity […]

School

Good Luck in your Phase 3 Placements

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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 […]