39 courses found

Code: OTSA/20/24 Geography Educators of Oxfordshire Group Network Meeting - 26 February 2020

The Geography Educators of Oxfordshire Group (GEOG) is an exciting new group designed to raise the profile of Geography as a discipline. Our aim is to facilitate knowledge exchange of best practice and recent developments in geographical education. It is intended that anyone with an interest in geography education can be involved and attend events or meetings.

We believe the group will grow organically over time and we are hoping you will want to be part of this exciting project too. The group officially launched in September 2019 and held its first open forum event in early November. 

The next meeting of the group is taking place on Wednesday 26 February at Norham Gardens in Oxford from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.  The focus for this session is: 'How do we provide opportunities for low prior attainers and high prior attainers in Geography?'

There will be other exciting events throughout the year. For further information, please contact Alex Todd-Jones (a.todd-jones@burford.oxon.sch.uk) if you'd like to find out more.

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1 Wednesday 26 February 2020 16:30 - 18:00 University of Oxford Map

Code: OTSA/19/80 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

 

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1 Wednesday 26 February 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Chilton Primary School Map

Code: OTSA/19/104 Primary NQT training programme 2019-20 - Oxford Brookes

Click on the hyperlink below to book a place directly with Oxford Brookes University - PLACES CANNOT BE BOOKED THROUGH OTSA ON THIS WEBSITE

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeRQCDGXlhatj7cjMHq8EWkL5uuOwUMIGq2oiMu1Fv196uSZQ/viewform

Supporting and developing Newly Qualified Teachers in their first year of teaching is hugely important. Our new, enhanced Primary NQT Training Programme aims to provide teachers with the additional knowledge, confidence and support they need to progress successfully through their introductory stage of teaching.
As always, we understand the importance of developing teacher’s knowledge throughout the core curriculum topics such as English, Science and Maths - in which we are recognised as being the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics.

This year, with the inclusion of subjects such as art, drama and music into the programme we feel we can bring out the passion and confidence in teachers, schools and pupils to develop in these topics that may have previously been neglected.

Working in partnership with the Chartered College of Teaching, Newly Qualified Teachers when enrolled on the programme, get automatic, free access to a range of online communities, forums, events and conferences to share and discuss best practice, teaching and learning outcomes.

The NQT programme consists of 10 half day interactive face to face sessions, held at Harcourt Hill Campus, Oxford. Starting in September 2019 and continuing through until June 2020, the NQT programme will be held on a Thursday afternoon from 1.30 - 4.30pm.

Session titles include:

Creating learning focused classrooms
Planning, marketing and feedback
English and Children’s Literature
SEND
Maths
Effective Science Teaching
Art
Music
Drama
Professional Skills

Certificates will be provided to all delegates who complete 7 out of the 10 sessions within the programme

Fee: £450/£400*
*Reduced rate available for Oxford Brookes partnership or OTSA partner schools

For further enquiries about the programme please do not hesitate to contact CECD admin team at:
education-cecd@brookes.ac.uk or 01865488511

26 September 2019 (9.30am - 4.30pm) 

17 October 2019 (1.30 - 4.30pm)

5 December 2019 (1.30 - 4.30pm)

23 January 2020 (1.30 - 4.30pm)

27 February 2020 (1.30 - 4.30pm)

26 March 2020 (1.30 - 4.30pm)

23 April 2020 (1.30 - 4.30pm)

21 May 2020 (1.30 - 4.30pm)

18 June 2020 (1.30 - 4.30pm)

  

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 26 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Oxford Brookes University Map
2 Thursday 17 October 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Oxford Brookes University Map
3 Thursday 5 December 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Oxford Brookes University Map
4 Thursday 23 January 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Oxford Brookes University Map
5 Thursday 27 February 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Oxford Brookes University Map
6 Thursday 26 March 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Oxford Brookes University Map
7 Thursday 23 April 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Oxford Brookes University Map
8 Thursday 21 May 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Oxford Brookes University Map
9 Thursday 18 June 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Oxford Brookes University Map

Code: OTSA/20/7 SEND Enhanced ITT session: ICT and SEND

This year OTSA is offering NQTs and teachers who are new to Special Schools the opportunity to participate in additional training sessions usually reserved for those on the SEND Enhanced Primary pathway into teaching.

Although aimed at trainee teachers, they would be equally useful to others looking to accelerate their professional development at the start of their careers, to broaden pedagogical knowledge, and develop a deeper understanding about how to meet the needs of pupils with more complex needs.

A specialist led session that will explore examples of best practice in the use of ICT to support teaching and learning for students with severe and complex difficulties.

£50 +VAT per person

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Friday 28 February 2020 13:30 - 16:00 Frank Wise School Map

Code: OTSA/20/6 SEND Enhanced ITT session: Teaching Pupils with Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

This year OTSA is offering NQTs and teachers who are new to Special Schools the opportunity to participate in additional training sessions usually reserved for those on the SEND Enhanced Primary pathway into teaching.

Although aimed at trainee teachers, they would be equally useful to others looking to accelerate their professional development at the start of their careers, to broaden pedagogical knowledge, and develop a deeper understanding about how to meet the needs of pupils with more complex needs.

The session will look at a whole teacher’s toolbox including Intensive Interaction to support the identification of needs and strategies for support.

£50 +VAT per person

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Friday 28 February 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Frank Wise School Map

Code: OTSA/19/119 Teaching Assistant Network

To book a place please contact Kathy Smith ksmith@mulberrybush.org.uk 01865 594700

The TA Network meets termly to share best practice, contribute to TAs’ professional development and provide reflective support to colleagues.

What is Teaching Assistant Network?
The network provides a chance for TA’s to bring individual aspects of the work to a group setting. This model works to support TA’s through the three core values of the Mulberry Bush School; understanding behaviour as communication, reflective practice approaches and developing collaborative working.
Sessions will be led by a member of the Outreach Team supported by Senior TAs from the Mulberry Bush School.

For further information clidk here

School membership for 2019/2020 is £120 This secures places for two of your TAs at each of this year’s networking events.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Friday 15 November 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Mulberry Bush Outreach - Linden House Map
2 Friday 28 February 2020 13:30 - 16:00 Mulberry Bush Outreach - Linden House Map
3 Friday 19 June 2020 13:30 - 16:00 Mulberry Bush Outreach - Linden House Map

Code: OTSA/19/85 Grammar in the National Curriculum: Key Subject Knowledge

Fronted adverbials? Relative clauses? Model verbs?  

The national curriculum has a high emphasis on the teaching of grammar.  This course will focus on the expectations in the national curriculum; develop practitioners understanding of terminology used; and consider practical ways in which we can teach grammar within the primary classroom.

Suitable for NQTs, Early Career Teachers, teachers wanting to reresh their grammar teaching 

£75 + VAT

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 4 March 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/19/144 Oxfordshire Headteachers' Conference 2020

Please click on the hyperlink to book  https://www.oxonheadsconf.org.uk

The 2020 Oxfordshire Headteachers' Conference will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Stratford-upon-Avon, on Wednesday 4 (commencing at 4pm), Thursday 5 and Friday 6 March (concluding at 1pm).

Bookings are now open

Last year’s conference was attended by over 200 delegates and the feedback was excellent.

The 2020 Conference programme is rapidly taking shape, so please keep your eye on the website for developments. Our first confirmed speaker is Alex Pett who will be speaking about self-awareness.

For heads new to Oxfordshire, have a look at the website for information about the venue and visit the archive file to see the quality of speakers we have had in the past. 

There is a range of options available to executive heads, heads of schools, deputy heads and senior staff who are all welcome either on a full or part time basis. It is a wonderful opportunity for senior management to spend time together and explore new ideas and inspiration for themselves, and the children and staff in their schools.

Full details of the packages and prices are available on the conference website.  There is also an Early Bird offer for new headteachers and headteachers of small schools - full details of delegate fees are now available on the website and we will keep you informed of progress being made on the conference programme.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference in March.


Lynn Knapp – Conference Chair
Pip Marples – Conference Manager



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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 4 March 2020 16:00 - 13:00 Crowne Plaza Hotel Map

Code: OTSA/19/147 Secondary Aspiring Leaders 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

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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 04:30 - 18:30 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/19/101 Leading the EYFS with Skill and Confidence (EVENT FULL)

To lead a team effectively and inspire a continual drive towards excellence requires highest quality leadership

This long-term project will support leaders to deepen their understanding of the multi-faceted nature of their role, ensuring they are able to motivate and inspire their teams, whilst remaining focused on what matters for young children. The programme has been designed to provide you with many opportunities to reflect upon your own expertise and enrich your professional knowledge of outstanding early years education.

Throughout the course,  you will be invited to participate in a variety of gap tasks. Each will be designed to support you in your leadership journey and there will be opportunities to share and celebrate the groups learning on a fourth day to be arranged with delegates.

 This course is being run in Oxfordshire for OTSA by Early Excellence

The three dates are: 13th January, 9th March & 12th May 2020

The cost for this course is £385+ VAT

The details of the three days are as follows:
Day 1 - Leading Values and agreeing outstanding practice in the Early Years

The project will begin by establishing clarity about what we want for young children and confident learners through school, taking delegates back to their motivations as educators as well as establishing a clear vision of excellence and strategy for school. The afternoon will explore the key elements of best practice and how the optimum conditions for learning are created for their children. We will then look at current methods of reflection and how they inform priorities for change.

Day 2 – Leading People

During the day we will consider and decide on how to effectively manage and lead others. Methods of mentoring and a range of performance management techniques including staff led action research will be shared and explored. From this, leaders will have begun to design effective staff development programmes as well as raising the profile of Early Years within whole school improvement strategies and the wider Early Years community.

Day 3 – Leading Accountability

A review of current approaches to assessment and how data can be used to inform practice as well as whole school strategy and operational systems. The rationale behind your choice of recording, documenting and reporting progress to internal and external partners, including parents, will be discussed and explored.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Monday 13 January 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Unipart House Map
2 Monday 9 March 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Unipart House Map
3 Tuesday 12 May 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Unipart House Map