The OAKS

"An outstanding secondary teaching training provider" (ofsted 2016)

Training & CPD

Anyone for Algae?

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Beth Collins, our Biology Subject Expert from Sir Graham Balfour, provided our trainees with another practical session, modelling how these experiments would be applied within the trainees’ lessons. May we thank Beth and everyone involved at Sir Graham Balfour for kindly allowing us to film […]

Keele Session

Subject Experts Spotted at Keele

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Our Physics trainees were treated to a session at Keele Observatory by their Subject Expert, Jess Turner. Jess, who teaches at Walton High School, discussed how to capture the interests of the pupils and provided practical strategies for learning outside of the classroom. Other Keele-based […]

Training & CPD

Drama at OSSMA

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Our recent Subject Expert day provided our trainees’ with opportunity to reflect with their subject-based peers and explore practical advice/strategies gained from the subject experts themselves. Angie Fleming, our Subject Expert for Drama, kindly allowed us to film a small section of her session at […]

News

Lights, Camera and Action!

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The OAKS began filming for the new promotional video today. We are excited to be working with Ian Wilkinson and Design3i, who will be creating the final product. Ian and his team have worked with a huge number of educational organisations previously, with breathtaking results […]

Keele Session

Teaching Session @ Keele

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Today saw our trainees back at Keele for another session. Rob Tweats (Director of The OAKS) and Dave Da Silva (OAKS Personal Tutor) provided an overview of the third phase of training and strategies for a positive start.

News

The Training to Teach Roadshow @ Staffordshire University

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Last night, The OAKS was represented at the ‘Train to Teach Roadshow’, hosted by Staffordshire University. The event, which ran between 4pm and 7pm, was extremely well-attended, with a constant stream of visitors inquiring into teacher training at The OAKS. Our stall was staffed by […]

Training & CPD

Train to Teach Within the Stoke Hub

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If you want to inspire, motivate and shape the intellectual curiosity of young people, then apply to teach within our Stoke Hub now.  If so, please download this flyer or contact us via email ([email protected]).

Trainee Post

Learning to Love Bloom’s by Evie Ford

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Bloom’s Taxonomy – the trainee teacher’s ‘Marmite’. Love it or hate it, you won’t stop hearing about it. It goes hand in hand with another stalwart of education today – differentiation. Some of the questions you’ll hear on what feels like a daily basis will […]

News

Teacher Training within the Stafford Hub

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Do you want to inspire, motivate, support, guide, and share your subject passion with young people in the Stafford area?  If so, please contact Sir Graham Balfour, our lead school for the Staffordshire Hub. Please download their New Flyer and/or click here for further information.

Trainee Post

A ‘Bit’ of a Blast from the Past

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Mike Hanson, a current OAKS Computer Science trainee with a background in digital art, has been extremely busy making his mark in his placement school, Sir Thomas Boughey Academy. Mike has provided us with examples of sample material from a Computing Christmas Fayre exhibit; this […]

Keele Session

PGCE Sessions @ Keele

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Our trainees were back at Keele today, taking part in two separate sessions during the day. The ‘Managing Other Adults in our Classroom’ session, delivered by Erica Clifford, guided our trainees on how to engage with other classroom staff effectively to promote pupil progress. This […]

News

The OAKS @ The Train to Teach Roadshow (31/01/18)

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Interested in a career in teaching? The OAKS will be represented at the Train to Teach Roadshow, hosted at Staffordshire University on Wednesday 31st. January 2018. If you are interested in a career in teaching, come along and find out everything you need to know […]

Training & CPD

Sparking Subject Creativity

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On our latest Subject Expert Day, some of the sessions were held at Keele; others were held within the partnership schools of our Subject Experts. These sessions are always well received by the trainees and the latest session was no exception. Students commented on the […]

School

Preparation for End of Phase

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For our current trainees, it will soon be the end of phase two. Whilst it is the responsibility for the Subject Mentors to complete the report, we strongly advise our trainees to take ownership of the report by organising evidence within the files. Evidence is […]

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Have your say…

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We are constantly looking at developing and improving our website further. We will be sending out a short questionnaire over the next couple of weeks to our current trainees. We would value any comments or suggestions from any of our readers. If you have any […]

News

Social Media @ The OAKS

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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, so please follow, like and all of that other good stuff to spread the word! […]

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Contributions Welcome

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We realise that there is a huge amount of great work going on out there within our Partnership. We’re looking to post information on events and celebrate our practice. We’d welcome contributions from a variety of readers: OAKS staff, school-based staff, trainees past and present. […]

Training & CPD

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Day 2018

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Our recent, EAL Day was very well received and 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 […]