The OAKS

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

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Celebrating Teacher Educators – Staffordshire University (23rd April 2020)

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The OAKS are currently working as part of a teacher training provider collective and we are very grateful to the Stoke-on-Trent Opportunity Area for their support for Teacher Educators (Mentors). Effective professional learning supports not only recruitment, but also retention, as so many colleagues value […]

Keele Session

NQT Development Evening (Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 4.00-5.30pm)

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The OAKS are hosting the second of three termly NQT Development Sessions on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 from 4.00-5.30pm.  We’d love for all of our 2018/19 cohort to be able to attend.  As ever, we’re going to provide food and drink in addition to external […]

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Mountain Biking With Burton PRU

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Last Thursday, half of our current cohort of trainees joined the Burton Pupil Referral Unit staff for a guided mountain bike ride at Cannock Chase. Throughout the day, the group took part in the cycling activity and then attended a ‘classroom-based’ session, where they discussed […]

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Train to Teach event – Staffordshire University (4th February 2020 from 4.30pm – 7.30pm)

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Interested in a career in teaching? Want to train with an Ofsted Outstanding teacher training provider? Do you recognise the importance of gaining a PGCE alongside QTS? Are you interested, but don’t even know where to start? If you are, this free Train to Teach […]

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Blackfriars TSA Train to Teach Event (12th February, 5-7pm)

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Blackfriars Teaching School Alliance have a ‘Train to Teach’ event on the 12th February, from 5-7pm. If you are interested in becoming a teacher, then please pop along and have a chat with us. For further details, see below  

School

End of Phase 2

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For our current trainees, today will be the end of their Phase Two placement.  We’d like to thank all of our Partnership schools and their staff for providing such wonderful provision and for allowing our trainees to develop their teaching in such supportive environments. We’d […]

Trainee Post

Living in the Moment: Mindfulness by Wallis Ison (Updated)

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How many questions are we asking ourselves at the moment? When will my first lesson be? What will teaching be like? Will I get on with the other teachers? Will I get on with the pupils? Will I be good enough? How long until this […]

School

EAL Experience 2020

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On Wednesday, our trainees were out visiting Partnership schools as part of this years EAL (English as an Additional Language) Experience Day.  This annual event, hosted by four of our schools is always a course highlight and allowed our trainees to develop an understanding of […]

School

Back to School. Good luck!

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Unfortunately all good things must come to an end.  Back to school this morning! Good luck on your first day back from everyone here at The OAKS!  Hopefully you’re not feeling like…….

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Happy New Year!

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All of the staff at The OAKS 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 this new year in a positive way!  Thanks to everyone for all of your […]

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Merry Christmas!

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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!  Thanks to everyone for all of your support for The OAKS.  We really appreciate you all and hope that Santa has been kind!  […]

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Schools out for Christmas!

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We’re finally there!!  I think most of us thought we’d never get there but the Christmas break if finally here. Everyone at The OAKS want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.  Thanks to everyone that’s supported us and assisted […]

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Subject Expert Day 3 @ The OAKS

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On Wednesday of this week, our trainees treated to day three of their Subject Expert sessions, both here at Keele and in schools across the Partnership.  Our Subject Experts are lead-teachers and practitioners in their field, who provide advice on the practical application of subject […]

Trainee Post

OAKS History Trainee Graduates With a M.A in International History

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We’re very proud to celebrate the achievements of all of our OAKS trainees and current History trainee teacher Matt Jones’s is no exception. Matt has recently graduated with a M.A in International History from York St John University. Matt graduated on 21st November at York […]

Training & CPD

Subject Expert Day 2 @ The OAKS

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On Wednesday 20th October, our trainees were with their Subject Experts, both here at Keele and in schools across the Partnership, for the second of five Subject Expert sessions that they will receive this year.  Our Subject Experts are lead-teachers and practitioners in their field, […]

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International Men’s Day (IMD) – 19th November

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International Men’s Day (IMD) is an annual international event celebrated on 19th November. The objectives of celebrating an International Men’s Day, are set out in “The Six Pillars of International Men’s Day” include focusing on men’s and boys’ health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, […]

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The MyTutor Guide to UCAS: Your One-Stop Guide

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Michael Morris has written a new guide for MyTutor which is called “The MyTutor Guide to UCAS: Your One-Stop Guide”.  It offers plenty of valuable information such as: A useful, step-by-step guide for parents whose children are applying to university through the Universities and Colleges […]

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The OAKS @ Train to Teach Birmingham (University of Birmingham 16:30-20:00)

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Are you interested in training to teach next September? Not sure where to start and what questions to ask?  Why not join our very own Dave Da Silva and Andy Clifton tomorrow at Train to Teach Birmingham.  The event runs from 16:30 – 20:00 at […]