73 courses found

Code: OTSA/18/56 Emotion Coaching (EVENT FULL)

Emotion Coaching aims to empower the education and early years workforce with strategies to approach communication and behaviour effectively and empathetically. Through building awareness of attachments, emotions and self-regulation, professionals will acquire skills to empathise and unpick the reasons behind behaviour. This course will cover the following:
Six emotions and what they mean in everyday life
Stress regulatory systems
Positive, tolerable and toxic stress
Vagal Tone
Impact of secure attachments and co-regulation
Meta-emotion
Safe haven and secure base
Mirror neurons
What Emotion Coaching means in practice
The four steps to Emotion Coaching

The Emotion Coaching approach enables participants to feel valued and in control of situations. Emotion Coaching strengthens practise and provision through the promotion of positive relationships with children, practitioners and parents.

katie, our traininer, will adress using this approach with children needing additional support (she is a SEND specialist)

Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.

Cost £85+vat to include lunch and refreshments

 

 

 

 

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 September 2018 09:30 - 15:30 Headington Quarry Foundation Stage School Map

Code: OTSA/18/44 NQT Induction Tutor (Mentor) Training


Mentoring newly qualified teachers can be a rewarding but demanding role. This training will firstly outline how to provide an effective personalised induction programme for your NQT and will then consider the interpersonal skills required for mentoring, making effective use of teaching observations and how to give effective feedback. Consideration will be given to constructive target setting and how to handle the ‘tricky conversations’ that Induction Tutors sometimes face.

 

£50 + VAT

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 September 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/18/16 Creative and Critical Thinking - challenging children’s ideas and understanding

Professor Julie Fisher will deliver this one days training examining one of the EYFS key characteristics of early learning. It considers the differences between creative and critical thinking and explores what provokes children to think in these different ways. Through the use of DVD material it will enable practitioners to consider the impact of resources, the environment and their interactions on children’s thinking, reasoning and understanding.

The course will address the issues of:

  • Creative and Critical thinking – what are the differences between them?
  • How do children demonstrate creative and critical thinking?
  • What provokes children’s thinking?
  • Having their own ideas/Making links/Choosing ways to do things
  • Planting ideas rather than demanding answers
  • Interactions that support creative and critical thinking

 

The cost is £85 pp

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 September 2018 09:30 - 15:30 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/18/48 OTSA NQT Peer Observation Programme - South Oxfordshire

Teaching is complex and the variations in how we do it are endless and one of the best and most easily accessible ways to witness other approaches to teaching comes from our colleagues. Observing other teachers is a key part of an NQT’s development and peer observation improves teachers’ own self-awareness of their skills and offers a rich source of perspectives, experiences, techniques and materials.


This programme is designed to put you in touch with other NQTs and to facilitate peer observation visits in each other’s schools. You will have the opportunity to start a professional dialogue with other NQTs, gain fresh perspectives, articulate your practice and to improve the quality of your own teaching.

Free to NQTs registered with OTSA

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 September 2018 16:00 - 17:30 Chilton Primary School Map

Code: OTSA/18/49 OTSA NQT Peer Observation Programme - North Oxfordshire

Teaching is complex and the variations in how we do it are endless and one of the best and most easily accessible ways to witness other approaches to teaching comes from our colleagues. Observing other teachers is a key part of an NQT’s development and peer observation improves teachers’ own self-awareness of their skills and offers a rich source of perspectives, experiences, techniques and materials.


This programme is designed to put you in touch with other NQTs and to facilitate peer observation visits in each other’s schools. You will have the opportunity to start a professional dialogue with other NQTs, gain fresh perspectives, articulate your practice and to improve the quality of your own teaching.

Free to NQTs registered with OTSA

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 October 2018 16:00 - 17:30 Chipping Norton School Map

Code: OTSA/18/50 OTSA NQT Peer Observation Programme - Central Oxfordshire

Teaching is complex and the variations in how we do it are endless and one of the best and most easily accessible ways to witness other approaches to teaching comes from our colleagues. Observing other teachers is a key part of an NQT’s development and peer observation improves teachers’ own self-awareness of their skills and offers a rich source of perspectives, experiences, techniques and materials.


This programme is designed to put you in touch with other NQTs and to facilitate peer observation visits in each other’s schools. You will have the opportunity to start a professional dialogue with other NQTs, gain fresh perspectives, articulate your practice and to improve the quality of your own teaching.

Free for NQTs registered with OTSA

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 October 2018 16:00 - 17:30 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/18/55 Growing Future Leaders + CLOSING DATE FRIDAY 21st SEPTEMBER +

++ APPLICATION WINDOW FOR THE GROWING FUTURE LEADERS PROGRAMME IS NOW OPEN ++

Please download the GFL prospectus and application form from the portal. Completed application forms will need to be returned to info@otsa.org.uk by midday on Friday 21st September 2018.


Applicants and headteachers will be notified of the outcome of the application within the first week of Term 1, 2018. By submitting this application you acknowledge that you have read and accept the terms and conditions of booking (see T&Cs on OTSA website).

 

The Growing Future Leaders Programme is designed to help develop outstanding school leaders for the future – the next generation of headteachers who are capable and confident in working in a very different environment to the historic models of leadership in schools. The programme will develop potential at any stage of a teacher’s career and sustain and reinforce personal ambition and professional aspiration in order to create a cohort of leaders committed to securing excellence for all in our schools.

While it is concerned with the future of leadership the programme is also designed to enhance participants’ current practice and make a direct impact on their school and, in particular, develop confidence in leading teaching and learning, closing the gap and as a systems leader, has a focus on collaborative working.

The programme was designed by Professor John West-Burnham working with over 30 headteachers and deputy headteachers in Oxfordshire and he is again leading the Programme in 2018/19.

 

Cost to attend:

OTSA partner schools - £850 + VAT
OTSA non parter schools* - £1100 + VAT

*It is free to join the OTSA

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 October 2018 08:45 - 16:00 Unipart House Map
2 12 November 2018 08:45 - 16:00 Unipart House Map
3 22 January 2019 08:45 - 16:00 Unipart House Map
4 05 March 2019 08:45 - 16:00 Unipart House Map
5 30 April 2019 08:45 - 16:00 Unipart House Map
6 21 June 2019 08:45 - 16:00 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/18/43 Voice Matters

This workshop is a practical, interactive and active session exploring how the voice works and how best to use it in the primary or secondary classroom.

Cost
£30 + VAT per participant
Free to NQTs registered with OTSA*


*The reduced rate is contingent on participants attending the session. Should a participant miss the session due to foreseen or avoidable circumstances the full fee will become payable.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 October 2018 16:00 - 17:30 Unipart House Map

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

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 09 October 2018 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map
2 06 November 2018 09:15 - 12:15 New Marston Primary School Map
3 15 January 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map
4 05 March 2019 09:15 - 12:15 St Ebbe's Church of England Primary School Map
5 30 April 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map
6 04 June 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/18/68 Developing use of the Bar Model

In 2013, the NCETM reported: ‘When solving word problems, it is often not the calculation that children can’t do – rather they are not sure which calculation they need to do.’ Since then, end of key-stage test questions have become increasingly demanding in the level of interpretation required to fully access their meaning, whilst Cuisenaire rods and drawn bar models have helped teachers in many schools support children with representing their mathematical thinking.

By joining this training event, participants will develop:

  • Understanding about the potential of the bar model representation as a strategy to help children strengthen their ability to visualise, develop conceptual understanding and solve problems. 
  • Knowledge of progression in use of the bar model linked with the skill of using secure pedagogies, for example, use of practical equipment.


Updated content from the summer of 2018 will be used, which will mean the session is suitable for participants:

  • Who are enthusiastic about understanding key principles related to the bar model, which can be shared to inform consistent practice across their school.
  • Who will benefit from training, so that they can develop consistency in its use that is in-line with other colleagues in school.
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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 October 2018 13:00 - 15:30 Unipart House Map