12 courses found

Code: OTSA/19/88 An Introduction to: Teaching Phonics

This workshop is an introduction to teaching phonological awareness, including basic initial letter sounds, blending and segmenting.

It is aimed at Early Years practitioners in any school, nursery, or childcare environment, to support the learning of children with special educational needs and disabilities, but would also be of interest to teachers and TAs from Special schools who work with children with severe, complex or profound disabilities, and of all ages.

This course will give you an understanding in how to identify and teach children who are accessing phonics at the early stages. It will allow you to teach children basic phonological awareness following each child’s individual learning style. It will give practical ideas to allow children, including those with SEN, to access phonics at phase 1 and 2 of the Government’s Letters and Sounds initiative.

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1 Thursday 3 October 2019 16:00 - 17:45 Kingfisher School Map

Code: OTSA/19/118 Welcome Event for MFL trainee teachers and NQTs

Please book via the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/welcome-event-for-mfl-trainee-teachers-and-nqts-tickets-69699536189?utm_term=eventurl_text

An event for trainee teachers and NQTs in and around Oxfordshire. Updates on MFL news, resources and events plus a chance to network!

 

Free to attend

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1 Friday 4 October 2019 16:45 - 18:30 St Helen and St Katharine School Map

Code: OTSA/20/1 OTSA SEND Peer Observation Programme

This event is aimed at teachers who are new to the special school sector, either NQTs or those transferring from other sectors. 

Teaching in a Special school is markedly different from teaching in mainstream, and different Special schools have their own values, specialisms, resources and curriculum. This course is designed to connect you with other practioners who are 'New to Special', and to facilitate peer observations in each other's schools. You will have the opportunity to start a professional dialogue with other Special school teachers, gain fresh perspectives, articulate your practice and to improve the quality of your own teaching. 

 

What people say about this event:

 “Really good conversations and lots of time spent discussing, as opposed to carrying out meaningless tasks.”

 “Really useful to share experiences with colleagues from other schools.”

 “I enjoyed the meeting and discussing the varied practices in different settings.”

84% of previous participants agreed that the programme  helped them to feel connected to a wider community of SEND practice.

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1 Tuesday 8 October 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Frank Wise 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

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1 Thursday 21 November 2019 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy 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 28 November 2019 16:00 - 17:30 Frank Wise 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 5 December 2019 16:00 - 17:45 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/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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1 Thursday 16 January 2020 16:00 - 17:45 Frank Wise School Map

Code: OTSA/19/76 An Introduction to: Lego Therapy

Do you have children in your setting who struggle to communicate with others? To express their feelings? To develop relationships with others? Or who are unable to problem solve?

LEGO® based therapy is more than simply playing with little multi-coloured bricks. It is a social development programme which helps children and young people to communicate with others, to relate to the world around them, and to be guided to address and resolve their problems. 

Principally aimed at children with autism, lego therapy can be used with children who have a wide range of communication, developmental and emotional health needs. This workshop is designed to equip TAs, NQTs and Early Career Teachers with an introduction to the principles of Lego Therapy - whether they are teaching in special or mainstream education setting.

What is Lego Therapy, in theory?

How can it be used to support Communication and emotional health?

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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1 Thursday 23 January 2020 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy Map

Code: OTSA/19/72 Principles of Assessment - SEND

What do your pupils with SEND need to learn? Where are the gaps that are holding them back? Do some pupils leave you feeling stumped?

This session focuses on the principles of effective assessment, and how to respond to assessment outcomes.  

  • What SEND-specific assessments are there?
  • How do I establish an assessment baseline?
  • How can I use assessment results to inform target setting and future learning?

Whether you are a Teaching Assistant, NQT, experienced teacher or SENDCo, this workshop will give you a new perspective for assessing your most complex learners. 

Senior Leaders and experienced class teachers from Frank Wise Special school will be available to offer advice on individual pupils.

 

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

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 30 January 2020 16:00 - 17:45 Frank Wise School Map