Deputy Director of The OAKS (Ormiston and Keele SCITT)

Keele, Staffordshire
Responsible to: 
National Director for Teaching and Training
Responsible for: 
All aspects of QA, reporting, marketing and support of all OAKS NQT/RQT’s, together with training of partnership staff. Overseeing the support of SEND trainees and disability issues. Overseeing large teams of people as the OAKS expands, all committed to developing and delivering outstanding initial teacher training
Permanent 0.8 or full time dependent on subject
Salary/salary scale: 
Closing date: 
9th May 2019, 12:00 pm
Interview date(s): 
week commencing 13 May 2019
Start date: 
August 2019

Due to impending expansion of The OAKS, we are looking for a creative, outward facing individual who is passionate about teacher education to become our deputy director. The director of the OAKS is a very experienced and dynamic individual who provides a great role model from whom to learn the ropes. You would be responsible for overseeing large teams of people as the OAKS expands, all committed to developing and delivering outstanding initial teacher training. It is a very exciting role, one that would suit those eager to learn with great personal drive. Due to the locations of our partner schools, some travel is to be expected as part of the role, but your main base would be the beautiful Keele University campus.

The OAKS is an Ofsted Outstanding (2016) and innovative SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme) which links Keele University and OAT (Ormiston Academies Trust) with a long-established partnership of schools in five local authorities: Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Shropshire, Birmingham and Cheshire.
The OAKS headquarters are based in the beautiful green campus of Keele University.

All OAKS trainees qualify with a Keele University PGCE. This is a genuine partnership between the partnership schools, The OAKS and Keele University, which ensures relevant and up-to-date training, with a range of research activity which keeps teacher education in the forefront of educational thinking. The OAKS believes that it is an extremely caring and friendly organisation and will, at all times, provide help, encouragement and support, whenever it is needed.

A full job description and person specification can be found in the attachments below, together with the appropriate application form for completion.

How to apply: 

To apply, please submit your completed application form and supporting statement by Thursday 9 May at 12 noon to
Interviews will be held during week commencing 13 May.
For an informal discussion about the role, or if you have any additional queries, please contact the Regional Director, Tuesday Humby at
OAT is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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