This exciting programme will provide high quality induction support for newly qualified secondary teachers taking up posts in Oxfordshire and beyond.
The programme, which is appropriate for NQTs in all subject areas, has a strong focus on engagement with research. It is intended to empower new teachers to make well-informed decisions in planning for students' learning and tackling the specific challenges that they face.
The sessions will be held at the Department of Education University of Oxford, OX2 6PY.
Wednesday 23 October 2019
Wednesday 11 December 2019
Wednesday 29 January 2020
Wednesday 11 March 2020
Wednesday 29 April 2020
Wednesday 8 July 2020
£200 per NQT.
OTSA* and Deanery* members receive a £20 discount for a 2nd NQT from the same school; £40 discount for a 3rd; and £60 discount for the 4th and subsequent NQTS
* There is no cost to join either
There will be six sessions over the year. Each session will take place on a Wednesday afternoon, from 4.30 - 6.30 pm. Participants will be asked to bring along examples or issues or to undertake a small school-based task in advance of the session. As well as drawing on their own practice, they will be asked to read one piece of relevant research that underpins the session.
Each session tackles a different issue although there will be strong links between them:
The participants will be encouraged to develop peer support networks and to sustain the relationships beyond the duration of the programme. They will also be encouraged to make use of the networks and opportunities established under the auspices of the Oxford Education Deanery, and through OTSA.
The programme will provide a firm basis for ongoing professional development, including preparing for accredited Master's programmes such as Oxford University's MSc in Learning and Teaching.
The sessions will be led by staff within the Department of Education at the University of Oxford. These staff are centrally involved in the internationally renowned Oxford Internship scheme (PGCE) and the MSc in Learning and Teaching (MLT). These staff will work closely with experienced colleagues in partnership schools in order to ensure that the sessions are relevant to the context within which the NQTs are working.
A dedicated Weblearn page (on-line learning) will be established, facilitating a resource repository and on-line forum for participants.