The Ormiston and Keele SCITT (OAKS) is pleased to announce a new and exciting hub based in Norfolk. The OAKS is an Ofsted Outstanding provider of Initial Teacher Training, working with seven hubs spread geographically across the UK. Our mission is to nurture future professionals and give back to the local communities through high quality teacher recruitment, education and retention. The OAKS Norfolk will now maintain and enhance the current outstanding provision that The OAKS offer.
Ormiston Academies Trust mission is to ‘become the Trust that makes the biggest difference, both inside and outside the classroom.’ We are looking for aspiring teachers who support the values of our Trust.
In our schools, we believe that:
All trainee teachers follow a programme to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and have the opportunity to be accredited with an academic PGCE award. Your experience will include:
The programme at The OAKS has been designed to be both academic and vocational. Our programme is designed to provide challenging expectations of you as a trainee teacher, in a teaching and learning environment which will enable you to engage, motivate and hopefully inspire all pupils.
The broad aims of the main curriculum component of the programme are to:
In September 2021, we will be offering secondary placements in biology, chemistry, computer science, English, geography, history, mathematics, modern foreign languages, and physics.
1. Bespoke and personalised support
Trainee teachers benefit from the support of a range of key staff during their training year. This includes their OAKS personal tutor, their subject expert and their placement mentors.
2. Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
In addition to the PGCE, as a school-based initial teacher training (ITT) provider, trainee teachers will benefit from a wide range of CPD sessions that are delivered by staff across the OAT schools in the region. By joining one of the largest academy trusts in the country you will have access to an extensive network of staff and professional development opportunities.
As a school based ITT provider trainee teachers will benefit from current practising education professionals and a range of school experiences to enrich your training year.
4. High quality mentoring
Trainee teachers will be supported by subject mentors and subject experts across both placements. These members of staff are practising experts in their respective fields and will all be exclusively trained by The OAKS to ensure the best possible mentoring experience. Additionally, you will also be supported by an in-school professional tutor, who will provide access to high quality training and CPD from across the partnership. To ensure a cohesive transition between placements, your mentor from your second placement will come to visit you in your first school to observe you teach.
5. NQT and beyond
Upon completion of your training year there will be a smooth transition into your early career development. The OAKS Norfolk initial teacher training links seamlessly with the Ignite NQT programme and other CPD opportunities, which will be open to you even if you are not employed in an OAT academy.
Trainees will have two placements across schools in the partnership.
It is an exciting time at Ormiston Denes Academy – our inclusive ethos not only underpins the work we do with our students but also drives the support we offer to all staff in the Academy. We are committed to providing an exemplary educational experience for all of our stakeholders. We are relentless in our drive to provide opportunities for development that enable our students and staff to flourish.
As a trainee with us, you will become a valued member of our community, developing the skills and knowledge through evidence based training linked directly to the new Early Careers Framework (ECF), to become an excellent teacher practitioner and contribute to our determination to continually obtain the best outcomes for our students.
We partner with a wide range of local training providers and pride ourselves on having a comprehensive knowledge of current pedagogical thinking and how best to implement it. You will be mentored by an expert teacher, provided weekly evaluation meetings where you will be given feedback that will enable you to develop your practice in a reflective and supportive environment. We also assign a personal buddy to help you to settle into your new role and provide a wide range of opportunities to observe practice outside your subject specialism, both in the academy and within other OAT Academies.
A dedicated ITT coordinator leads a programme that is tailored to support early career teachers: fortnightly CPD is provided with a focus on behaviour management, effective instruction and delivering your chosen subject. In addition, we have a thriving Teaching and Learning forum providing opportunities for support, career progression and with research projects. At Ormiston Denes Academy, we are fully committed to investing in the long term career development of all our staff and we have a proven track record of supporting all teachers to move into successful careers in all areas of education.
Below is a list of all the schools in our partnership:
The tuition fee for 2020 – 2021 is £9,250. If you need help covering the tuition fee or require a maintenance loan please visit https://www.gov.uk/student-finance for further information.
You could also qualify for a scholarship or bursary for up to £26,000 depending on your degree subject and qualification; please see the 2021/22 figure below. Bursaries and scholarships are available to trainees on a fee based teacher training course in England that leads to the award of the QTS.
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