OAKS Norfolk

Welcome to The OAKS (Ormiston and Keele SCITT) Norfolk Hub. The #OAKS are an Ofsted Outstanding Seco

Photos from OAKS Norfolk's post 07/01/2023

Just some snaps of our incredible trainee teachers doing what they do best We have a ‘Get into Teaching’ day during this month - come and meet our trainees for real and listen to honest experiences about their journey into teaching 📚

Photos from OAKS Norfolk's post 16/12/2022

Here is one of our trainee teachers on her first school trip! Supporting students in experiencing The Woman in Black and smashing her TS8 evidence and having so much fun whilst doing it. We want to take this opportunity to wish our family of trainees a very Merry Christmas 🎄


It’s our ‘Get into Teaching day’ in the New Year. Come and join us to: watch other educators in action, speak to current trainees and find out more about the application process. We can’t wait to tell you all about the most rewarding profession around!

Photos from OAKS Norfolk's post 02/12/2022

What a huge support network our trainees have between them - the only way to end your last training day before Christmas is doing it properly with a Secret Santa!

Photos from OAKS Norfolk's post 01/12/2022

Because it’s Christmas, but really, because we are so incredibly proud of our trainee cohort - we got them CAKES! And OAKS merch of course. I couldn’t be more proud of this bunch of people - you are going to make an outstanding group of educators! Lucky students 🙂


Come and see us this evening to hear more about your future teaching journey with us! We’re all set up ready to take your questions. 👩‍🏫👨‍🏫

Timeline photos 18/10/2022

Timeline photos

Our autumn events are just around the corner! 🗓️

Whether you’re ready to start your career in teaching or just curious, we can answer your questions at a Get Into Teaching event.

Get expert advice, talk to teachers and connect with people like you considering a career in teaching.

Register now: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/events/about-get-into-teaching-events


Head over to our Twitter page to see what our trainee teachers have been up to today at one of our partnership schools. We love to hear: ‘I’d like to challenge that idea’ amongst our trainee teachers because it means they’re not afraid to be critical in order to get under the skin of teaching practices and views on learning.


Come and train with us for September 2023! Our portal is now open and we are ready and waiting to accept you onto our highly rated teacher training programme. Get your place here: https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-teacher-training

Photos from OAKS Norfolk's post 06/10/2022

A massive thank you to Ormiston Herman Academy for having a few of our with you this week! The feedback has been !!


Wow! What a our ‘Voice and Presence’ session at Ormiston Victory Academy. I have got to admit, I had a go at this, and it definitely did not come out right 😂 anyone else have a go?


Our trainees are off to our partnership school for today’s sessions. Thank you so much for hosting 💪🏼 we look forward to seeing some pictures of what you guys have been up to 📸


Such a quote! Our have joined an amazing career to inspire young minds & be someone’s champion


We are just at the beginning of the course but can already see awesome in the making! Have a great weekend 🙂 💪🏼

Photos from OAKS Norfolk's post 23/09/2022

And we’re off - early morning assault course (with a twist!) blindfolded. Now that’s team work 💪

Photos from OAKS Norfolk's post 22/09/2022

It’s safe to say our got a little wet! Great way to build those relationships, with their colleagues that they will work so closely with over the next year! complete tonight 💪🏼

Photos from OAKS Norfolk's post 22/09/2022

We have arrived at Hautbois Activity Centre for our 2 day residential


This makes us think about good questioning and how always digging into a student’s thought pattern is more powerful, it’s about developing critical thinking skills. Try to always avoid ‘telling’ the answer and, instead, ask a series of questions that help students to work out the answer themselves

Photos from OAKS Norfolk's post 21/09/2022

Here is a snippet of our session on lots of discussion and brilliant ideas of how to engage students in classroom! Tomorrow we are off to for our 2 day residential … watch this space!


This afternoon we are structuring lessons for progress! It’s great to see our engaging in their sessions


After a successful first week we are thrilled to have our Norfolk cohort back in the classroom! This morning’s session is on Trauma


Hey lovely followers..sorry we’ve been quiet recently. We’ve been busy interviewing our new cohort of trainees and booking in incredible guest speakers to deliver our curriculum - which is filling up with new and exciting content. We can’t wait to share the highlights with you!


Fun Fact Friday: Did you know…our course offers layers of support throughout your teaching journey. Alongside your mentor, you will also be allocated a personal tutor, professional tutor, support tutor, subject expert and access to a university for academic support. Phew that’s alot of support to boast about!


Fun Fact Friday:

Did you know…The OAKs is uniquely school-based which means during your training you get to see teachers live in action as you learn. Want to know about behaviour? Let’s go and see a teacher manage a challenging class RIGHT NOW. There’s still places open for this September.

Get. Yours. Now!


It’s Fun Fact Friday.

Watch out for our posts this month, every Friday - filling you with facts about our course.


As we welcome back our course director from maternity leave, we are reflecting on how much our trainees have grown. Starting out as so new to the world of education and now standing with both feet firmly on the ground ready to apply all that they have learnt [as modelled by Harper our youngest trainee yet!]


And that’s a wrap…we want to wish you clever bunch the best for your future in . You will always remain extra special as our first successful ready to go out into the world and make children’s lives better. We couldn’t be more proud


Recruitment is open for September 2022! If you are looking for some school experience then sign up to our Get Into Teaching event!

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Today our trainees went off on their residential to Hautbois Activity Centre! Today's assignment is raft building!!


Been waiting for this day for ages! We finally got to meet our first cohort of trainees at a bit of an informal introduction, can’t wait to welcome them back to Ormiston Venture on Monday for the formal start of the course


Miss Catchpole’s Y9 English students felt no toil or trouble whilst preparing for their mock exams – valuable feedback being provided after their recent Macbeth assessments means their understanding and confidence continues to grow. Come and with


Mr Frankowski is asking his Y8 mathematics students this question today: ‘Can you ski down stairs?’ Learning how to find the gradient of a line in order to compare the steepness of ski slopes to the school stairs – a fantastic opportunity to apply theory to reality


Y10 photography students are immersing themselves in their personal photoshoot projects ahead of their mock exams, guided by Miss Shields. Our students relish the opportunity to use skills they have acquired from other subjects – technology & creativity intertwined!


Victory are busy preparing to open their doors (virtually) across this next week and share with us a series of exciting lesson content from their own trainees & NQTs. We can't wait to see what they have in store! It's not too late to sign up to change your futures with


Mr Brumpton, is one of 's Subject Experts for Geography. Here he is preparing material for the next generation of Geography teachers. If you are lucky enough to be supported by him on your course with us, we just know your journey will be an enjoyable one!


Miss Yellon & Mr Dougal benefiting from an instructional coaching session. At we offer the highest quality CPD to support your development as an Early Career Teacher. It's reassuring to know you will be entering a career where the support is continual


By training at you will receive strong academic and pastoral support. The Professional Development Programmes at this partnership school utilise the most recent research and evidence to give you the best possible start in the classroom. Here's what staff say...






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