The Bicester School

The Bicester School

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About The Bicester School

We are an 11-18 School, graded as Good in all categories by Ofsted  in 2014 and again in June 2018 with rising GCSE results and an increasingly academic curriculum offer.  On the 1st August 2015, we became an Academy, joining the Activate Learning Group, a well-respected provider of specialist UTC and 6th form education in the Oxfordshire region. We have very good teaching facilities, an excellent programme of CPD and are able to offer candidates the opportunity to teach across the 11-18 age range in a disciplined, orderly and supportive environment.

The Bicester School is a Partner school in the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance (OTSA). Teaching Schools are part of the government’s drive to give schools more freedom and to enable headteachers to take increasing responsibility for managing the education system. The Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance is a partnership of Oxfordshire schools, Oxfordshire County Council, The University of Oxford, The University of Reading, Oxford Brookes University and other significant educational organisations. Our vision is that by bringing together the strengths of all OTSA partners we have a unique opportunity to develop a sustainable culture of aspiration, collaboration and excellence leading to a world class education for all young people in Oxfordshire.  The Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance is working in the following key areas; Initial Teacher Training, Research and Development, School to School Support, CPD and Leadership Development, Succession Planning and Talent Management, Special Educational Needs and Disability, NQT Induction and Professional Learning Networks. Strategic Partner schools take responsibility for delivery of a specific area of work within at least one key area in which they have particular expertise, while Partner schools contribute to, or participate in, at least one of these areas.  At The Bicester School we use OTSA for our NQT training and SCITT trainees.

We are also a partner school with the Buckinghamshire Partnership who also run SCITT programmes. Please see our Letter to Applicants  below for further information on both providers.

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