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Steve Oakes

Steve Oakes is assistant director of sixth form at The Blue Coat School in Oldham, where he has worked with his A Level Mindset co-author, Martin Griffin, for the past eight years. For each of the last five years, progress measures have placed AS and A level students at The Blue Coat School in the top 10 per cent nationally. Together with Martin, Steve has developed and delivered an extensive range of consultancy courses; including work for both the London and Manchester Challenge Programme to improve sixth forms across the country.

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Publications by Steve Oakes

The A Level Mindset

In The A Level Mindset, Steve Oakes and Martin Griffin…

The A Level Mindset Student Workbook

Successful students approach their studies with the right behaviours, skills…

The A Level Mindset Teacher Guidance Flashcards

The A Level Mindset Teacher Guidance Flashcards are designed to…

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Feb 12th - A Sense of Agency

February 13 2017

What we’ve been up to…London, Manchester, Macclesfield and Kent in the last two weeks. In the gaps, we’ve been writing. The GCSE Mindset will have another 40 or so activities for students to try. Some we’ve been using for ages, others are newer, others we’ve had in note form forever but never tidied up and sorted out. The book really feels like it’s coming together now! *crosses fingers*VESPA theme…Attitude. February is always the toughest month for us – student crises come to a head, parents

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Jan 29th - Killing the myth of effortless success

January 29 2017

What we’ve been up to…Steve’s been in London, Martin in Liverpool and Sussex. There are now no training slots available before May, but there are dates available in the summer term, so if you’re at all interested in hearing about our work, get in touch and we’d be happy to come and talk to your staff.Work continues on The GCSE Mindset – we’ll keep you posted when we’ve got more on this.VESPA theme…Effort. January’s a fresh start: a great time to explore this with your students. Start by

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