Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (OSSMA) is judged to be a ‘good’ school and are committed to teaching future professionals. We work within a hub of schools which include:
The Co-operative S-o-T Academy, Endon High School, Haywood Academy, Ormiston Horizon Academy, Ormiston Meridian Academy, Trentham Academy and Thistley Hough Academy.
Data from last year
94% successfully completed the programme
90% gained employment
100% of the cohort achieved ‘outstanding’ or’ good’
96% of our trainees rated our teacher training programme as ‘outstanding’ or ‘good’
We work closely with The OAKS as our accredited provider. This is a genuine partnership between our hub of schools, The OAKS and Keele University, which ensures relevant and up to date training. The OAKS and the Stoke hub of schools believes that we are an extremely caring and friendly organisation and will, at all times, provide help, encouragement and support, whenever it is needed. At the end of the programme you will obtain QTS from The OAKS and a PGCE Academic Award from Keele.
You are important to us and many support structures are in place for this challenging, but very rewarding course. It is our aim to produce highly motivated, creative, successful and reflective teachers. Such teachers, we know, will be in great demand both in the local region and nationally.
You will be placed in two placements, where you will put theory into practice, including observation teaching in alternative educational settings such as EAL, PRU, Special and Independent Schools.
About the accredited body
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 course is based in the beautiful green campus of Keele University and all trainees will qualify with a Keele University PGCE and QTS from The OAKS.
Our programme was rated 17th out of over 200 Teacher Training providers across the country in the Good Teacher Training Guide 2017.