67 courses found

Code: OTSA/18/57 Primary NQT training programme 2018-19 - Oxford Brookes

Click on the hyperlink below to book a place directly with Oxford Brookes University - places cannot be booked through OTSA.

https://www.brookes.ac.uk/school-of-education/courses/continuing-professional-development/primary-nqt-training-programme/

Supporting and developing Newly Qualified Teachers in their first year of teaching is hugely important. The Primary NQT Training Programme has been developed to reinforce key subject knowledge areas, and to provide you with informal links and support throughout the year.

The School of Education’s NQT training programme is run in partnership with the Oxfordshire Teaching School’s Alliance, and provides NQTs with an opportunity to reflect on their practice and integrate further ideas and approaches to develop their teaching.
The programme will also provide
a basis for on-going professional development with links into the School of Education’s range of Postgraduate Certificate courses and MA in Education modules.A series of seven workshops running across the academic year focusing on supporting Newly Qualified Teachers

17 October 2018 Professional Skills – time management, record keeping and working with other adults
21 November 2018 Effective Behaviour for Learning – creating learning focussed classrooms
12 December 2018 Assessment for Learning – marking, feedback and informing planning
6 February 2019 Effective Science Teaching – investigation led approach
6 March 2019 Differentiation in Maths – ensuring progress for all
24 April 2019 Developing Literacy through Literature
22 May 2019 Computing and Technology Enhanced Learning

Fee: £400/£350*
*Reduced rate available for Oxford Brookes partnership or OTSA partner schools

 

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 17 October 2018 13:30 - 16:30 Oxford Brookes University Map
2 Wednesday 21 November 2018 13:30 - 16:30 Oxford Brookes University Map
3 Wednesday 12 December 2018 13:30 - 16:30 Oxford Brookes University Map
4 Wednesday 6 February 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Oxford Brookes University Map
5 Wednesday 6 March 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Oxford Brookes University Map
6 Wednesday 24 April 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Oxford Brookes University Map
7 Wednesday 22 May 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Oxford Brookes University Map

Code: OTSA/19/9 An Introduction to: Restorative Practice

Whether you are a Teaching Assistant, NQT or an experienced teacher, at some point you will have to deal with bullying and conflicts in the school.

This session grounds participants in the principles of Restorative Practice, which supports all learners to resolve conflict and prevent harm.

There is good evidence that restorative practice delivers a wide range of benefits for schools, alleviating problems such as bullying, classroom disruption, truancy and poor attendance, antisocial behaviour, and disputes.

Senior Leaders and experienced class teachers from the Iffley Academy will work with you to support on individual concerns.

 

£50 + VAT per person, or £25 +VAT for NQTs

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 13 December 2018 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy Map

Code: OTSA/19/5 An Introduction to: Teaching Children with Autism

This workshop is aimed at those working with children who have Autism, and is delivered by a special school teacher with previous experience in working with students with Autism within Early Years and Primary and is currently working with young people aged 10-19.

This workshop is designed to equip TAs, NQTs, Early Career Teachers and SENDCos with an introduction to teaching children with Autism - whether they are teaching in a special or mainstream education setting. It would be relevant for classroom practitioners in all phases, including Early Years and Post-16.

The session will be led by an experienced teacher at Endeavour Academy, a school and residential setting for children and young people with Autism and severe learning difficulties aged 10 – 19. It will be interactive, and will give participants practical guidance on how to support, teach and improve the outcomes for children with Autism with whom they work.

 

£50 + VAT per person, or £25 +VAT for NQTs

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 9 January 2019 16:00 - 17:45 Endeavour Academy Map

Code: OTSA/18/60 Securing the Higher Level of Phonics to support reading and writing

Finding teaching the higher levels of phonics a challenge?

This training will support teachers in delivering high quality phonics sessions. Delegates will secure key subject knowledge for teaching Phase 5, develop a bank of practical activities and strategies to support learners and consider effectve ways of supporting pupils in applying skills within reading and writing.

Suitable for NQTs, Early Career Teachers, Return to teaching or teachers new to a particular key stage / area of English.

 

£75 + VAT

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 9 January 2019 13:15 - 16:15 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/18/47 NQT Induction Positive Behaviour Management

An opportunity for NQTs to reflect on their behaviour management skills, and develop them further, helping to ensure that they are able to deliver high quality lessons confidently and demonstrate evidence of meeting the Teachers' Standards.

 

£95 + VAT

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Monday 14 January 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map
2 Monday 28 January 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/18/69 Early Headship Programme 2018/19

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, David Burrows, Tracey Smith and Tracey Smith. 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. The 1:1 coaching element of the programme will be led by Katherine Ryan, Headteacher at Matthew Arnold School and Local Leader of Education.

 

COST:

Full Programme
£800* + VAT

Leadership Themes only
£400* + VAT

1:1 Coaching only
£600* + VAT

*Subsidised rates: The cost of the subsidy is being met by Strategic Schools Partnership Board (SSPB). 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

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Tuesday 9 October 2018 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map
2 Tuesday 6 November 2018 09:15 - 12:15 St Ebbe's Church of England Primary School Map
3 Tuesday 15 January 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map
4 Tuesday 5 March 2019 09:15 - 12:15 Mabel Prichard School Map
5 Tuesday 30 April 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map
6 Tuesday 4 June 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/18/115 Secondary NQT Futures Fair 2019

*** RESERVE YOUR TABLE NO LATER THAN FRIDAY 14th DECEMBER 2018, GIVING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

  • Name of School
  • Contact Name
  • Telephone & Email Address

We are aware that many schools locally are finding recruitment of teachers a real challenge. Our PGCE interns/OTT associate teachers are hugely valuable assets, and we would like to see as many of them as possible employed in Oxfordshire schools so that they can embark on a successful career and stay in the community that trained them.

We are re-branding last year’s recruitment fair as a ‘Futures Fair’ so that trainees can meet senior staff from schools in the county rather than expecting to be given a list of vacancies for which they can apply immediately. The event is earlier in the term so fewer trainees will already have secured employment and Oxford University interns will be in the Department that afternoon so the student attendance numbers should be greater than last year.

We are inviting Schools hoping to recruit NQTs to fill permanent positions from September 2019 onwards to attend the fair; we see this fair as an opportunity for schools to ‘sell themselves’, collect contact information on interested applicants and start recruiting! Our interns/associate teachers will be able to get ‘real’ information and gain confidence that they are making the right choices in their applications. 

Secondary NQT Futures Fair
ON: Tuesday 15th January 2019 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm
AT: The Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford, OX2 6PY
 

Event details:

  • Fee of charge to attend (unfortunately no parking is available – on street parking meters only) – please ensure sufficient time to park and set up your stall
  • We will provide a table and 2 chairs (table available from 4.10pm)
  • Free refreshments

However we ask that you:

  • only bring one roller banner
  • no more than two members of staff from each school to attend due to space limitations

If you are able to attend the fair, there will be a display table with 'absent' school prospectuses - please send paper copies of these documents to this Department by 11th January.

** IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TABLE, PLEASE CONTACT LINDA ROBINS, PGCE SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP MANAGER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, EITHER BY EMAIL linda.robins@education.ox.ac.uk OR ON 01865 611031 WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:**

  • Name of School
  • Contact Name
  • Telephone & Email Address
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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Tuesday 15 January 2019 16:30 - 18:30 University of Oxford Map

Code: OTSA/18/107 Teacher Subject Specialism Training for Physics

Are you teaching Physics for the first time?

Are you a PE teacher covering a Physics group?
 

TSST in mathematics and physics was introduced in 2015/16 and aims to build the capacity of non-specialist teachers who may be able to move into a mathematics or physics role. In addition, it aims to upskill non-specialists who are currently teaching mathematics or physics, and those looking to returning to the profession. 

The six sessions will cover Energy, Motion and Forces, Waves, Elec and Mag, Matter and Space and Radioactivity.

This training is free of charge and is suitable for Secondary Teachers

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Tuesday 15 January 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map
2 Thursday 14 February 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map
3 Friday 8 March 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map
4 Wednesday 1 May 2019 14:00 - 18:00 Oxford Spires Academy Map
5 Thursday 23 May 2019 14:00 - 16:00 Oxford Spires Academy Map
6 Friday 14 June 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map

Code: OTSA/18/76 Working with Troubled and Troublesome Boys

Boys get a bad press. They can be wonderful, dreadful, straightforward, complicated. They say they don’t care when, clearly, they do.

This workshop will be about understanding and supporting the boys we work with, the boys who delight and disappoint us, who surprise and frustrate us. Amongst other themes, we’ll explore boys and sex, schoolwork, intimacy, mother-figures, anger, dependency, father-figures, girls, groups, separation, sexuality.

The workshop is for professionals whose work includes supporting boys. It will include some theory but will also be a chance to look practically at the work we do with boys, the relationships we have with them and the difficult situations they find themselves in.

Cost:

£95 + VAT (Total £114)

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Tuesday 15 January 2019 09:30 - 16:00 King Alfred's Academy (West Site) Map

Code: OTSA/18/61 Investigating Spelling

Is spelling a priority in your school?

Many schools are identifying spelling as a priority across the year groups and are working to develop learning and teaching in this area. This course will provide you with an understanding of the curriculum requirements for spelling and the associated subject knowledge; an opportunity to explore strategies and approaches for engaging pupils in the investigation, learning and application of spelling; and creative approaches to tests and homework!

Suitable for NQTs, Early Career Teachers, teachers new to teaching spelling, TAs supporting the teaching of spelling.

£75 + VAT

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 16 January 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Unipart House Map