18 courses found

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

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

Code: OTSA/19/148 Application Support Workshop - Gillotts - 28 November 2019

Who is this suitable for?

  • Candidates intending to apply to Oxfordshire Teacher Training (OTT) this year
  • Candidates who have been invited to an OTT interview

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?

  • Safeguarding
  • What good teaching and learning looks like
  • Planning lessons
  • The application form - if relevant to your stage

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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 28 November 2019 12:30 - 16:00 Gillotts School Map

Code: OTSA/19/77 Principles of Metacognition

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.

 

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1 Thursday 28 November 2019 16:00 - 17:45 Frank Wise School Map

Code: OTSA/19/141 SEND Enhanced ITT session: Disability - A Family Perspective

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 presentation and discussion session exploring a wide range of factors and approaches.

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1 Wednesday 4 December 2019 09:00 - 09:30 Bardwell School Map

Code: OTSA/19/142 SEND Enhanced ITT session: Preparing for SEND reviews, TAC meetings and other meetings involving external agencies

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.
This half day session includes a presentation and discussion exploring disability from a family perspective.

A session giving an overview and examples from specialists including role-play and group discussions to look at ways of leading meetings to ensure positive outcomes.

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1 Wednesday 4 December 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Bardwell School 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

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1 Thursday 5 December 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Frank Wise School Map

Code: OTSA/19/74 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 12 December 2019 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy Map

Code: OTSA/19/122 Application Support Workshop - BGN - 12 December 2019

Who is this suitable for?

  • Candidates intending to apply to Oxfordshire Teacher Training (OTT) this year
  • Candidates who have been invited to an OTT interview

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?

  • Safeguarding
  • What good teaching and learning looks like
  • Planning lessons
  • The application form - if relevant to your stage

This Workshop is free of charge

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1 Thursday 12 December 2019 12:30 - 16:00 Blessed George Napier Catholic School Map

Code: OTSA/20/9 Application Support Workshop - Cherwell - 16 January 2020

Who is this suitable for?

  • Candidates intending to apply to Oxfordshire Teacher Training (OTT) this year
  • Candidates who have been invited to an OTT interview

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?

  • Safeguarding
  • What good teaching and learning looks like
  • Planning lessons
  • The application form - if relevant to your stage

This Workshop is free of charge

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 16 January 2020 12:30 - 16:00 Cherwell SCITT (OTSA) Map

Code: OTSA/20/2 Principles of Communication - SEND

Communication can be a significant barrier for pupils with SEND. It can prevent them from learning, from having a voice, and from forming positive and meaningful relationships with others.

 

  • Why is it important how I communicate with children with SEND?
  • What is a ‘communication rich environment’, and how does it help?
  • How do I improve the quality and clarity of learning?


This session focuses on the principles of effective communication, which can be used to guide interventions and support interactions.


Whether you are a Teaching Assistant, NQT, experienced teacher or SENDCo, this workshop will help you ensure that pupils have the best chance to understand, and be understood.


Senior Leaders and experienced class teachers from Frank Wise Special school will work with you to address individual cases.


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

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 16 January 2020 16:00 - 17:45 Frank Wise School Map