Teacher development

Effective Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is at the heart of our work to engage, develop and retain talented staff in the schools in each of our regions.

Our aim is that our CPD adheres to the following key principles:

  • Built around participants’ needs
  • Subject specific content
  • A clear, logical thread
  • Involves explicit discussion, reflection and active research
  • External input
  • Collaborative learning
  • Powerful leadership

At OAT our approach to teacher development is led by The OAKS (our SCITT with Keele University) and regional hubs. In October 2020, our Norfolk hub was launched and in September 2021 we launched our Suffolk hub.


Initial teacher training and CPD

Click on the thumbnails below to view our CPD booklet of staff development pathways for OAT staff and those looking to join the Trust, and The OAKS prospectus for initial teacher training courses.

OAT CPD booklet
Your career with OAT
The OAKS prospectus