They are your most important resource and most valuable classroom ally - but are you using them to their full potential?
Whether you are an NQT, Early career teacher, or new to managing a team, this session will introduce you to the essential principles for leading, utilising and cultivating the talents of your Teaching Assistants.
Senior Leaders and experienced class teachers from the Iffley Academy will work with you to address individual cases.
£50 + VAT per person, or £25 +VAT for NQTsEssential Information
The central focus of the OTSA Middle Leader Programme is to identify and consolidate knowledge and understanding about leadership and management to achieve high quality teaching and learning and thereby close the gaps in pupil achievement in our schools.
The programme is designed for middle leaders who have responsibility for leading subjects, key phases, pastoral responsibilities or other aspects of the schools work. It is suitable for middle leaders in every educational context including early years environments, primary schools, special schools through to large faculties in secondary schools.
This exciting programme, has been successfully running for a number of years, it is centred on resources developed by John West-Burnham, writer of the original NCTL Middle Leader Development Programme (MLDP), in partnership with programme facilitators.
The OTSA Middle Leader Programme includes 8 modules which will be facilitated by OTSA partner schools in selected local clusters across the region.
Cost to attend Middle Leadership Programme - £400 + VAT
|Session||Session Date||Session Time||Session Venue||Map|
|1||Monday 25 November 2019||09:00 - 12:30||Oxford Spires Academy||Map|
|2||Wednesday 11 December 2019||13:00 - 16:30||The Oxford Academy||Map|
|3||Tuesday 21 January 2020||13:00 - 16:30||Oxford Spires Academy||Map|
|4||Thursday 13 February 2020||13:00 - 16:30||The Oxford Academy||Map|
|5||Wednesday 6 May 2020||13:00 - 16:30||Oxford Spires Academy||Map|
|6||Thursday 17 September 2020||13:00 - 16:30||The Oxford Academy||Map|
|7||Wednesday 7 October 2020||16:00 - 17:30||Oxford Spires Academy||Map|
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.’ Based on end of year Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 tests in 2019, this statement is likely to remain the case in many instances.
Consequently, join this ‘hands-on’ workshop to establish how the bar model can be used by pupils to represent their mathematical thinking, as well as understand more about the structure of the maths that needs to be understood in order to answer a question.
Aims will include:
Audience: Maths subject-leaders / Key Stage 1 and 2 teachers, plus Teaching Assistants
£75 per personEssential Information
Who is this suitable for?
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?
This Workshop is free of charge
NB. Cancellation of attendance, or non-attendance, at free events less than 20 working days before the event will incur a cancellation fee of £25.Essential Information
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
Impact of secure attachments and co-regulation
Safe haven and secure base
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.
Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.
Cost £85+vat to include lunch and refreshments
The Exploring Leadership Programme is aimed at teachers who have completed their NQT year, demonstrated they are effective classroom practitioners and have a high commitment to professional learning but as yet have just limited or no experience of leadership.
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of effective leadership as well as a greater awareness of their own leadership strengths and areas for development. They will also have the opportunity to identify their next steps in pursuing leadership opportunities and further professional learning within their schools.
The programme consists of 5 sessions - two afternoons and three twilights.
|Session||Session Date||Session Time||Session Venue||Map|
|1||Thursday 28 November 2019||13:30 - 16:30||The Warriner School||Map|
|2||Thursday 30 January 2020||16:15 - 17:45||The Warriner School||Map|
|3||Thursday 12 March 2020||16:15 - 17:45||The Warriner School||Map|
|4||Thursday 14 May 2020||16:15 - 17:45||The Warriner School||Map|
|5||Thursday 18 June 2020||13:30 - 16:30||The Warriner School||Map|
Evidence from the Education Endowment Trust suggests the use of ‘metacognitive strategies’ – which get pupils to think about their own learning - can be worth the equivalent of an additional +7 months’ progress when used well.
This event introduces you to the principles of metacognition, and provides practical advice on how to develop pupils’ metacognitive skills and knowledge in conjunction with specific subject content.
This full day workshop is designed to equip NQTs and Early Career Teachers with a range of tools to help them to understand, teach and provide enrichment and support to young people with SEN - whether they are teaching in special or mainstream education. The workshop will be led by senior leaders at Fitzwaryn School, will be interactive and give you lots of ideas to take away and try out in your own classroom.
The programme for the day is as follows:
9.30 - 9.45am Introductions
9.45 - 10.30am Overview of ASD, ADHD and SPD
10.30 -10.45am Break
10.45 - 12pm Building Relationships
12 - 12.15pm Time for reflection and discussion
12.15 - 1pm Lunch
1 - 2.15pm Managing Behaviours
2.15 - 2.30pm Break
2.30 - 3pm Using creative approaches to support pupils with sensory needs
3 - 3.30pm Time for reflection and discussion
Cost - £95 per person + VATEssential Information
Designing your Curriculum
With the placing of the Curriculum at the heart of the new Ofsted Inspection Framework, it is critical that schools embrace the opportunity to consider whether their current curriculum is fit for purpose and the sustained impact it has on children as learners.
Early Excellence has developed a new course to help schools strategically address this challenge; drawing on the themes of Intent, Implementation and Impact
This innovative course will offer school leaders and their teams the ideal opportunity to critically evaluate their current curriculum and examine different pedagogical approaches to designing a ‘bold and ambitious curriculum that gives every child a full, deep, rich education’ as called for by the Head of Ofsted. We will explore in depth what a connected, quality curriculum really looks like and address the concept of ‘Cultural Capital’ and how this aligns with your vision for your school
We recommend that when possible more than one delegate attends from each school to maximise the opportunity for cross-phase strategic planning – a key element of addressing the issue of progression.
Date: Monday 2nd December 2019
Cost: £125 + VAT ( This price gives a £75 discount on the equivalent London course)
Venue: St Hughs Hall, Woodstock,OX20 1JH
Lunch and Refreshments included
This course aims to support delegates' confidence when working with managing challenging behaviour in a classroom setting and 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 and an opportunity to link theory to your own practice.
£95 + VAT per personEssential Information