57 courses found

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.

 

Essential Information
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/19/86 Making Sense of Behaviour

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 person

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Monday 18 November 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Mulberry Bush Outreach - Linden House Map
2 Monday 2 December 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Mulberry Bush Outreach - Linden House Map

Code: OTSA/19/121 Middle Leadership Programme (Abingdon cluster)


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

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Tuesday 19 November 2019 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
2 Thursday 9 January 2020 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
3 Tuesday 25 February 2020 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
4 Thursday 23 April 2020 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
5 Thursday 21 May 2020 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
6 Thursday 2 July 2020 15:00 - 18:00 Fitzharrys School Map

Code: OTSA/19/73 An Introduction to: Managing and Maximising TAs

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.

  • What is the role of a Teaching Assistant?
  • How can they add value to teacher input, without replacing it?
  • How can you support your support staff to feel more appreciated, valued and confident in their role?

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 NQTs

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 21 November 2019 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy Map

Code: OTSA/19/101 Leading the EYFS with Skill and Confidence

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: 25th November, 13th January & 9th March 

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.

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Monday 25 November 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Unipart House Map
2 Monday 13 January 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Unipart House Map
3 Monday 9 March 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/19/123 Middle Leadership Programme ( Oxford city)


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

 

Essential Information
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

Code: OTSA/19/96 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.’  Based on end of year Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 tests in 2019, this statement is likely to remain the case in manyt 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:

  • To understand the potential of bar model representations as a strategy to help children strengthen their ability to visualise, develop conceptual understanding and solve problems. 
  • To develop knowledge of progression in use of the bar model and the skill of using secure pedagogies, for example, use of practical equipment.


Audience: Maths subject-leaders / Key Stage 1 and 2 teachers, plus Teaching Assistants

£75 per person

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 27 November 2019 13:00 - 15:30 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/19/90 Emotion Coaching

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.

 

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

Cost £85+vat to include lunch and refreshments

 

 

 

 

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 28 November 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/19/71 Principles of Effective, Whole-class Differentiation

Differentiating lessons is a core responsibility for all classroom staff, but it can be difficult to know how to meet individual needs.

This session grounds participants in the principles that support all learners to achieve their maximum potential. 

Whether you are a Teaching Assistant, NQT or a teacher seeking some professional rejuvenation, this workshop is designed to  lead to more creative, more inclusive, and ultimately more productive differentiation.

Senior Leaders and experienced class teachers from Frank Wise Special school will work with you to support on individual concerns.

 

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

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 28 November 2019 16:00 - 17:30 Frank Wise School Map

Code: OTSA/19/105 SEN NQT and Early Career Teacher Workshop

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

3.30pm  Close

Cost - £95 per person + VAT

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 28 November 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Fitzwaryn School Map