Teacher Training in Abingdon & Oxfordshire

Teacher Training in Abingdon & Oxfordshire

At the core of the Abingdon/Oxfordshire hub is St Helen and St Katharine, a vibrant and stimulating school for bright young women with inquiring minds. Great emphasis is placed on encouraging students to believe in themselves and their abilities. The leading independent day school for girls in the Thames Valley, St Helen’s has approximately 730 students and achieves excellent exam results.

Modern languages are a core part of the curriculum at St Helen’s, with Spanish, French, German and Mandarin offered all the way through the School.

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Oxfordshire Hub Leader Lisa Probert

Meet the Abingdon & Oxfordshire Hub Leader - Lisa Probert

Lisa read European Studies and Modern Languages at the University of Bath, before undertaking a PGCE at the University of Reading where she attained a double distinction in theory and practice and won the Barnard Prize for best education student in 1990. Lisa has taught French, German and Spanish for 29 years, both in the UK and abroad.

Her specialisms include linguistics and French Nouvelle Vague cinema and she was formerly Head of MFL at Fitzharrys School in Abingdon. Lisa has also written educational materials and textbooks for Pearson Education, working on Stimmt, Viva and Dynamo. She is the chairperson of the Association for Language Learning Oxfordshire branch.

Hub Partner Schools

When you attend our teacher training course in Oxford you will have the opportunity to work in two of our excellent partner schools in the Oxfordshire and Abingdon area.

Abingdon School

Abingdon School, Oxfordshire independent day and boarding school.

Aureus School

A co-educational 11-16 comprehensive school in Didcot.

Bradfield College

A British co-educational independent school for day and boarding pupils. It is noted for producing plays in Ancient Greek and its open-air amphitheatre.

Dean Close School

A co-educational day and boarding private school in Cheltenham. The school is divided into pre-prep, preparatory and senior schools located on separate but adjacent sites.

Desborough College

A secondary school with academy status located on Shoppenhangers Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, England. Until 2009 it was an all-boys school, however, the sixth form has since become co-educational.

John Mason School

A mixed comprehensive school and Sixth Form serving the Abingdon community and one of three secondary schools within the Abingdon Learning Trust.

Larkmead School

Larkmead is a mixed comprehensive school and Sixth Form in Abingdon, and is part of the Vale Academy Trust.

Piggott School

A Church of England academy secondary school in Twyford in Berkshire, England. The school has approximately 1,516 pupils and around 185 teaching staff.

Radley College

A full-boarding, independent school with Sixth Form, four miles from the city of Oxford, for boys from the age of 13 to 18.

St Barts

St Bartholomew’s School is a forward thinking, mixed comprehensive school and Sixth Form at the heart of the Newbury community.

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