All vacancies are now posted centrally on the OAT Careers website.

Current vacancies for our school specifically can also be found here – MyNewTerm

Please visit OAT Careers to view all current vacancies for our academy and other academies in the Trust, and also for head office positions.

Cliff Park Ormiston Academy is committed to the welfare of its employers. For further details, please see our ‘Staff Work life Balance’ Policy.

Who We are

The Ormiston and Keele SCITT is an Ofsted Outstanding provider of Initial Teacher Training, working with seven hubs spread geographically across the UK. Their mission is to nurture future professionals and give back to the local communities through high quality teacher recruitment, education and retention.

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:

  • Anyone can excel: you don’t have to be exceptionally bright or naturally gifted in order to excel at something. We know hard work, determination and perseverance pay off.
  • Enjoy the challenge: just because something might be hard, it doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. We know it’s okay to face setbacks too – they can make you stronger
  • Share what is best: if you’ve done something or created something others would benefit from seeing or having, you should share it. We know our schools keep getting better when we all share what is best
  • Be inclusive: every child and adult should respect and accept that difference is normal, that everyone should be welcomed and included.

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
  • CV enhancing carousel of visits and experiences with alternative professional settings.

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).

In September 2023, OAKS Norfolk will be offering secondary placements in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Physics, Music, Drama, Physcial Education and Art & Design.

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.

3. School-based
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. ECT 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 ECT programme and other CPD opportunities, which will be open to you even if you are not employed in an OAT Academy.

The tuition fee for 2022 – 2023 is £9,250. If you need help covering the tuition fee or require a maintenance loan please visit for further information.

You could also qualify for a scholarship or bursary for up to £27,000 depending on your degree subject and qualification; Bursaries and scholarships are available to trainees on a fee based teacher training course in England that leads to the award of the QTS.

You can find more information about funding and bursaries on the Get into Teaching website.

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