OTSA and the National College of Education (NCE) are delighted to invite educators from across Oxfordshire (and the surrounding areas) to an Open Evening to explore our new and exciting professional learning journey.
The evening will explore your options around:-
Senior Leader Programme
Format for the evening
5.00 pm - Welcome drinks and nibbles
5.30 pm - Presentation: Senior Leader Programme
6.30 pm - Networking and Q&A
7.00 pm - Finish
With an overview from an OTSA and NCE Director, 1:1 personalised advice sessions, networking and refreshments, this Open Evening is not to be missed.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR:
Senior Leader Programme?
Qualified teachers or leaders (4 years+ teaching experience) with an autonomous area of responsibility in school (whole-school responsibility) can access this programme.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
Senior Leader Programme (with an M.Ed in Educational Leadership)
No school will pay more than £1,800, but if your school has been contributing to the Apprenticeship Levy, there may be no additional cost – in effect offering fully-funded CPD!
Senior Leader Programme - an overview of the programme can be found in the brochure here.
To support this offer, a free Open Evening event to those interested is taking place on Thursday 6th June at 5pm in Oxford.
This is a fantastic opportunity for professional development that cannot be missed!
To book your place for the Open Evening, click on the 'Book Course' icon above.
The deadline for this programme is Friday 15th June 2019. Come and join us to find out more!
IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN APPLYING AND CANNOT ATTEND THE OPEN EVENING, THEN PLEASE BOOK DIRECTLY THROUGH THE NCE WEBSITE
For any further information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Background on the Apprenticeship Levy
In April 2017, the government introduced the Apprenticeship Levy in an attempt to reform the way work-based learning is funded. The levy is paid by any organisation, private or public sector, with a salary bill exceeding £3m. The amount organisations pay is 0.5% of their whole staffing bill. The levy payments are ring-fenced and can only be accessed to buy professional learning products through an approved apprenticeship training provider (ATP).
Most schools have a pot of money that they can use for professional learning – including Academies and Maintained schools. As of April 2019, any unused levy money in this pot will be clawed back on a monthly basis by the Treasury.
Having followed the development of the Levy, OTSA has been working with the National College of Education (NCE) in order to utilise the money schools have been contributing.