29 courses found

Code: OTSA/19/9 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 13 December 2018 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy Map

Code: OTSA/19/5 An Introduction to: Teaching Children with Autism

This workshop is aimed at those working with children who have Autism, and is delivered by a special school teacher with previous experience in working with students with Autism within Early Years and Primary and is currently working with young people aged 10-19.

This workshop is designed to equip TAs, NQTs, Early Career Teachers and SENDCos with an introduction to teaching children with Autism - whether they are teaching in a special or mainstream education setting. It would be relevant for classroom practitioners in all phases, including Early Years and Post-16.

The session will be led by an experienced teacher at Endeavour Academy, a school and residential setting for children and young people with Autism and severe learning difficulties aged 10 – 19. It will be interactive, and will give participants practical guidance on how to support, teach and improve the outcomes for children with Autism with whom they work.

 

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

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1 Wednesday 9 January 2019 16:00 - 17:45 Endeavour Academy Map

Code: OTSA/18/60 Securing the Higher Level of Phonics to support reading and writing

Finding teaching the higher levels of phonics a challenge?

This training will support teachers in delivering high quality phonics sessions. Delegates will secure key subject knowledge for teaching Phase 5, develop a bank of practical activities and strategies to support learners and consider effectve ways of supporting pupils in applying skills within reading and writing.

Suitable for NQTs, Early Career Teachers, Return to teaching or teachers new to a particular key stage / area of English.

 

£75 + VAT

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 9 January 2019 13:15 - 16:15 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/18/107 Teacher Subject Specialism Training for Physics

Are you teaching Physics for the first time?

Are you a PE teacher covering a Physics group?
 

TSST in mathematics and physics was introduced in 2015/16 and aims to build the capacity of non-specialist teachers who may be able to move into a mathematics or physics role. In addition, it aims to upskill non-specialists who are currently teaching mathematics or physics, and those looking to returning to the profession. 

The six sessions will cover Energy, Motion and Forces, Waves, Elec and Mag, Matter and Space and Radioactivity.

This training is free of charge and is suitable for Secondary Teachers

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Tuesday 15 January 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map
2 Thursday 14 February 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map
3 Friday 8 March 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map
4 Wednesday 1 May 2019 14:00 - 18:00 Oxford Spires Academy Map
5 Thursday 23 May 2019 14:00 - 16:00 Oxford Spires Academy Map
6 Friday 14 June 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map

Code: OTSA/18/61 Investigating Spelling

Is spelling a priority in your school?

Many schools are identifying spelling as a priority across the year groups and are working to develop learning and teaching in this area. This course will provide you with an understanding of the curriculum requirements for spelling and the associated subject knowledge; an opportunity to explore strategies and approaches for engaging pupils in the investigation, learning and application of spelling; and creative approaches to tests and homework!

Suitable for NQTs, Early Career Teachers, teachers new to teaching spelling, TAs supporting the teaching of spelling.

£75 + VAT

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 16 January 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/19/2 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 17 January 2019 16:00 - 17:45 Frank Wise School Map

Code: OTSA/19/8 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Tuesday 22 January 2019 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy Map

Code: OTSA/18/66 Planning and Teaching Reading Effectively in the Primary classroom

Keen to ensure that your provision for reading is making a difference?

This practical training session will explore a range of teaching strategies to motivate, extend and challenge learning in  reading. Delegates will consider developing an ethos for reading; exploring strategies for understanding; and engaging children in meaningful dialogue around texts.

Suitable for NQTs, Early Career Teachers Return to teaching or teachers new to a particular key stage / area of English.

£75+ VAT

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 23 January 2019 13:15 - 16:15 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/19/23 SEND Enhanced ITT session: ICT and SEND

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 specialist led session that will explore examples of best practice in the use of ICT to support teaching and learning for students with severe and complex difficulties.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 23 January 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Frank Wise School Map

Code: OTSA/19/22 SEND Enhanced ITT session: Teaching Pupils with Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

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.

The session will look at a whole teacher’s toolbox including Intensive Interaction to support the identification of needs and strategies for support.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 23 January 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Frank Wise School Map