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Trinity's Online

Teacher Support Programme

Trinity Online

Teacher Support Programme

The programme takes place online to enable teachers from state schools to join us at their convenience and is made up of six one and a half hour live sessions each taking place after the school day. Whilst we begin the programme in January each year, we encourage teachers to join at any point or just for those sessions they would find most helpful. Whilst we offer a completion certificate for those attending all sessions there is no requirement to do so.

In these sessions, we aim to provide up to date practical information and guidance relating to the Oxford application process and the purpose of each stage, for example, the admissions tests and interviews. 

We also have the broader aim of providing teachers with guidance that may help them to support their pupils in all higher education applications, as well as those who may have the potential to apply to Oxford.

The one-and-a-half-hour twilight sessions include:

  • An introduction to the University of Oxford and the admission process
  • Relevant enrichment activities for pupils – raising attainment and enhancing future academic success
  • Supporting students through the process of writing a competitive personal statement
  • Writing the teacher reference – what high tariff universities are looking for
  • The admissions tests – supporting your pupils to prepare
  • The interview – supporting your pupils to prepare

We also offer 20 places on our 3-night Teacher Enrichment Residential at Trinity College, for those who have taken part in any of the previous year's CPD programme. This opportunity takes place during the Easter vacation, is fully funded including all meals and accommodation and aims to enable colleagues to explore any topic of personal interest in their subject area or some aspect of their teaching practice or pedagogy, using the University of Oxford's library collections. Colleagues will receive ongoing membership to the library collections for in-person use for six months after the residential.

We particularly welcome colleagues from non-selective state schoolteachers who have little or no experience of the University of Oxford, pupil progression to the Russell Group or Higher Education in general.

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Online Programme


Online State School Teacher Support Programme for 2024 

To register for the 2024 programme please complete this form; session dates are as follows:

Session 1: Introduction to Oxford

Monday 8 January 16:15 or

Thursday 11 January 17:00

Session 2: Enrichment and Raising Attainment

Monday 29 January 16:15 or

Thursday 1 February 17:00

Session 3: Personal Statements

Monday 22 April 16:15 or

Thursday 25 April 17:00

Session 4: Teacher References

Monday 13 May 16:15

Thursday 16 May 17:00

Session 5: Admissions Tests

Monday 10 June 16:15 or

Thursday 13 June 17:00

Session 6: Academic Interviews

Monday 17 June 16:15 or

Thursday 17 October 17:00

Easter Residential 2025 Date TBC

Once you have registered, you will be sent a calendar invitation for both dates for each session, containing the Teams link to join along with any resources we'll be referring to. Please accept the invitation for the dates most convenient for you. Please note, invitations for next year's programme will be sent out in December 2023. If you register after this date, we'll send out the invitations asap after we receive your form. Please email if you do not hear from us before the sessions start.