Working or Training With Us

A special place to work

Situated in Hoveton, at the gateway to the Norfolk Broads, our academy has a proud history of academic success and pastoral care. We value our staff highly, through support for continuing professional development and through a focus on what really makes a difference to our students. Staff turnover is very low, and staff satisfaction is higher than the national average in all categories (Edurio staff survey, 2021). If that sounds like somewhere you’d like to work, we would love to hear from you.

All our current vacancies are now posted centrally on the OAT Careers page.

Train to teach

You can train to teach at Broadland through the Ormiston and Keel SCITT – The OAKS. 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.

What you will receive?

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:

  • Immersive school-based training.
  • Two contrasting secondary training placements.
  • KS5 teaching experience.
  • Primary enrichment week.
  • Residential educational experience (depending on Covid-19 restrictions).
  • CV enhancing carousel of visits and experiences with alternative professional settings
Our programme

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:

  • Develop your Subject Knowledge and teach you how to put that knowledge into practice (pedagogy) in order to thrive in the culture of our schools.
  • Enable you to become a highly motivated, outstanding, effective, creative and reflective practitioner.
  • Prepare you for a career in teaching that will prove to be successful and rewarding.
  • Develop in you a commitment to and enthusiasm for continuing professional and personal development.
  • Provide you with sufficient information, experience and opportunity in order that you might achieve the National Teacher Standards to enable you to be recommended for QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).