17 courses found

Code: OTSA/20/26 Teacher Subject Specialism Training Mathematics (Cancelled)

Do you have any non-specialist Maths teachers in your school?
Are you a Science teacher with some Key Stage 3 teaching on your timetable?
Are you a PE teacher covering a Year 10 Set 3 Maths group?

It continues to be widely publicised that nationally there is a shortage of Mathematics teachers and this is affecting schools across every county. This NCTL supported programme is designed to support non-specialist secondary Maths teachers [teachers who have qualifications in other subjects and / or have completed their QTS in other subjects] who are, or will be, teaching Mathematics in your school.

These 10 sessions will provide Maths specific CPD to support the teaching of Maths in the classroom, with the aim of improving the quality of teaching and learning, as well as student outcomes. Each session will aim to provide participants with a greater understanding of how topics interlink and how to plan for progression across the curriculum.

Cost: Free to participants who regularly attend the sessions (at least 7 out of 10 sessions). 

Feedback from previous TSST in Maths programmes. Participants commented on the impact for their teaching and also the students learning:
'It has helped me look at teaching students in a variety of ways'
'Developed my own Maths knowledge and confidence'
'Alternative approaches for teaching if students fail to understand'


Coaching support (Optional).
We can provide a coach for any of the course participants to continue to develop practice over the duration of the programme.

 

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Monday 20 April 2020 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
2 Monday 27 April 2020 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
3 Monday 4 May 2020 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
4 Monday 11 May 2020 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
5 Monday 18 May 2020 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
6 Monday 1 June 2020 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
7 Monday 8 June 2020 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
8 Monday 15 June 2020 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
9 Monday 22 June 2020 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
10 Monday 29 June 2020 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map

Code: OTSA/19/62 Early Headship Programme 2019/20

We are pleased to invite you to take part in the Oxfordshire Early Headship Programme. OTSA and OCC recognise that early headship is a critical phase in a leaders’ development and in the development of a school.

This programme will address key leadership themes, provide the opportunity for headteachers in their first or second year of headship to connect with each other and engage in solution-focused activities as well as providing one-to-one coaching support from an experienced headteacher. Through investing in this programme for the headteacher the school is investing in its future.

Leadership Themes
You will attend a series of six termly face-to-face sessions each focusing on a key leadership theme. Each session will provide materials, resources and activities to support school based learning, and of course excellent networking opportunities. This strand of the programme will be jointly led by experienced headteachers, Tracey Smith and Tina Farr. There will also be contributions from other experienced and successful headteachers.

1:1 Coaching

Coaching is recognised as highly effective professional development, particularly for leadership roles. Research shows that coaching improves performance, increases confidence and motivation, develops and enhances leadership skills and helps leaders deal with the challenges of their role such as managing teams, improving relationships and making good decisions. This strand of the programme will provide you with an experienced colleague, and OTSA trained coach, who will listen to you and help you to shape your identity as a school leader. You will take part in up to 6 one-hour coaching sessions over the year arranged at mutually convenient times and locations.

COST:

Leadership theme workshops:
£150*
(£650)

Coaching only
£500*
(£750)

Workshops & Coaching
£650*
(£1400)


Cost
*The reduced rates are contingent on participants attending all of the sessions for the programme/s to which they have committed. Should a participant miss a session due to foreseen or avoidable circumstances the full fee will become payable. The cost of the subsidy is being met by Oxfordshire Strategic Schools Partnership (OSSP). There is no cost to schools for being a partner in OTSA.

Note: It is possible to enrol at any point throughout the year onto the EHP, so if you would like to make a booking please contact us at info@otsa.org.uk

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Tuesday 1 October 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map
2 Wednesday 6 November 2019 09:15 - 12:15 New Marston Primary School Map
3 Tuesday 14 January 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map
4 Tuesday 17 March 2020 09:15 - 12:15 Denman College Map
5 Tuesday 28 April 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map
6 Tuesday 16 June 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/20/5 Application Support Online Workshop Webinar - 30 April 2020

Who is this suitable for?

  • Candidates intending to apply to Oxfordshire Teacher Training (OTT) this year
  • Candidates who have been invited to an OTT interview

The aim of the workshop is to prepare applicants for the OTT recruitment day so that they can show the very best version of themselves to the selection panel.

What is covered?

  • Safeguarding
  • What good teaching and learning looks like
  • Planning lessons
  • The application form - if relevant to your stage

This Workshop is free of charge.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 29 April 2020 15:00 - 16:30 Gillotts School Map

Code: OTSA/19/78 Secondary NQT Induction Programme

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.

 

Dates:

Wednesday 23 October 2019

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Wednesday 29 January 2020

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Wednesday 29 April 2020

Wednesday 8 July 2020

 

Fees:

£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

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 23 October 2019 16:30 - 18:30 University of Oxford Map
2 Wednesday 11 December 2019 16:30 - 18:30 University of Oxford Map
3 Wednesday 29 January 2020 16:30 - 18:30 University of Oxford Map
4 Wednesday 11 March 2020 16:30 - 18:30 University of Oxford Map
5 Wednesday 29 April 2020 16:30 - 18:30 University of Oxford Map
6 Wednesday 8 July 2020 16:30 - 18:30 University of Oxford Map

Code: OTSA/19/113 Early Career Teachers' Professional Development Forum

Are you a secondary school teacher in your first few years of teaching? Come along to a day full of fresh ideas and update your knowledge of the latest educational research and its applicability in practice.


The programme will include a keynote speech, a choice of hands-on workshops and an opportunity to hear from practicing teachers who have completed cutting-edge, subject-specific research in their classrooms.

 

 

Tickets cost £30 (All workshop materials, lunch, refreshments and attendance certificate included)

For further information and to book visit the Oxford Education Deanery website.
https://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/short-courses/department-of-education/department-of-education/teacher-education/early-career-teachers-professional-development-forum

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Saturday 2 May 2020 09:00 - 15:30 University of Oxford Map

Code: OTSA/19/146 Primary Aspiring Leadership Team Programme

The Aspiring Leadership Team provides leadership training and inspiration for those existing leaders who aspire to be part of the school Leadership Team, or who have already been seconded to the Leadership Team for a limited period. The programme aims to develop a greater understanding of current educational issues and their whole-school implications for senior leaders.

Please note that the first session takes place at Woodstock Primary School and different venues thereafter. 

Cost is £300 + VAT per participant

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 15 January 2020 16:00 - 18:00 Woodstock Church of England Primary School Map
2 Thursday 30 January 2020 16:00 - 18:00 The Ace Centre Nursery School Map
3 Thursday 19 March 2020 16:00 - 18:00 Rose Hill Primary School Map
4 Thursday 7 May 2020 16:00 - 18:00 Windmill Primary School Map
5 Wednesday 17 June 2020 16:00 - 18:00 Caldecott Primary School Map

Code: OTSA/19/147 Secondary Aspiring Leadership Team Programme

The Aspiring Leadership Team provides leadership training and inspiration for those existing leaders who aspire to be part of the school Leadership Team, or who have already been seconded to the Leadership Team for a limited period. The programme aims to develop a greater understanding of current educational issues and their whole-school implications for senior leaders.
Outline:
- 5 twilight sessions led by Headteachers in their own schools, each focusing on an area of leadership.
- The final session to include a review of all learning with time to plan next steps.

Audience:
Middle leaders in secondary schools who have not completed GFL, but may have completed middle leader training through OTSA or in-house training.

Providers:
Current head and other senior school leaders

Cost: £300 per participant

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Monday 20 January 2020 16:30 - 18:30 Gosford Hill School Map
2 Wednesday 4 March 2020 04:45 - 18:15 Wallingford School Map
3 Tuesday 12 May 2020 16:30 - 18:30 Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Church of England Primary School (The Merchant Taylor’s Oxfordshire Academy Trust) Map
4 Thursday 11 June 2020 17:00 - 18:30 Frank Wise School Map
5 Wednesday 8 July 2020 16:30 - 18:30 King Alfred's Academy (Centre Site) Map

Code: OTSA/20/33 Greg Bottrill: Shaping Confident and Highly Engaged Learners in the Early Years (Cancelled)

Join bestselling author and childhood specialist Greg Bottrill in an adventure into the magic of children and discover how to shape confident and highly engaged leaners through the golden blend of play and direct teaching in Early Years.

 The training day takes place at Unipart House Lecture Theatre in Oxford and is an inspirational journey into the heart of childhood in which you will discover your own creativity and curiosity.

The session will explore three cornerstones of childhood: joy, confidence and the world of imagination. Greg will demonstrate how to embrace curiosity and play through three approaches: The Message Centre , Play Projects and Drawing Club - all three of which are embedded in the concept of the magic of children, a door which when you step through can transform your practice and take it to the next level.

The Message Centre is a powerful way of bringing joy to early writing and mark making. Children need to see the purpose for writing, something that isn't always easy but the Message Centre brings purpose in bucketloads! Based around the concept of messaging, The Message Centre is a compelling way to sprinkle magic over your practice. Boys love messaging and this highly engaging approach, makes writing almost ‘addictive’.

Play Projects is an approach that utilises the building blocks of play and is firmly rooted in the idea that choice and emotional connection are critical to learning if children are going to be confident and challenge themselves. Play Projects are big on choice, creativity and collaboration - the very things that children need to gain independence and develop problem solving and critical thinking. Play Projects are ideal as a means of facilitating transition into KS1, but they can be adapted right the way through to Year 6 if schools are seeking to explore how
to make children’s experiences more playful and personal. 

If you want to develop early literacy and a joy of stories with your children, without dominating your continuous provision with 'literacy topic' then Drawing Club is perfect for you! A really exciting way to explore the magic of story that can impact on the whole curriculum. Based on drawing, imagination and language, Drawing Club uses Greg's principle of the 3Ms to turn it into practice that can have extraordinary outcomes for children.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 20 May 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/20/27 Supporting Good Emotional and Mental Health in Schools (Family Links)

This practical and interactive workshop will explore how to:

  • Recognise and respond to signs of poor mental health - with a focus on practical strategies, on how to manage this in a class based setting.
  • Understand boundaries and professional responsibilities - with a view on how to support Families as you interact with them; with practical ideas on how to manage this in a time effective way.
  • Recap on Safeguarding Procedures - particularly in view of Families who are and are not recognised as being in need.
  • Strategies to support your own and other children's emotional health - with a guide to flashpoints in the day and useful settling activities for individuals, groups and a class.

Family Links run courses using:

  • Interactive content: case studies, role play and dialogues.
  • Participants are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences and think about how the strategies can be used in their own school context.
  • Content which is supported by statistics, research evidence and current policy recommendations.
  • Facilitation of materials which has been trialled with education and mental health professionals (teachers, school leaders, school counsellors and clinical psychologists).

Cost: £50 + VAT

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 20 May 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Family Links Map

Code: OTSA/20/25 Making Sense of Behaviour

Making Sense of Behaviour is a training course for all Teachers, Senior Leaders, Teaching Assistants & Cover Supervisors and aims to support confidence when working with managing challenging behaviour in a classroom setting. It encourages reflection on the links between social, emotional and mental health needs and challenging or worrying behaviour.

It covers both theoretical and practical elements including:-

  • Understanding the underlying cause of behaviours;
  • Prevention and de-escalation of challenging behaviours; 
  • An pportunity to link theory to your own practice.
Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 21 May 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Mulberry Bush Outreach - Linden House Map