18 courses found

Code: OTSA/18/51 Principles of Positive Behaviour Management (Cancelled)

The success or failure of learning so often hinges on how well behaviour is managed.

The principles discussed and explored in this session will empower participants to rethink how they view and respond to behaviour.

Whether you are a Teaching Assistant, NQT, or a teacher with many years of experience, this workshop is designed to refresh how you support vulnerable pupils who exhibit challenging behaviour.

Senior Leaders and experienced class teachers from Frank Wise Special school will work with you to unpick tricky cases and address individual concerns.It will be interactive, and will give participants practical guidance on creating a positive classroom atmosphere, responding strategically to disruptive behaviour, and maximising the potential of all of the children with whom they work.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Tuesday 26 February 2019 16:00 - 17:45 Chilton Primary School Map

Code: OTSA/18/64 Developing Vocabulary

Are you noticing a word-gap?

With recent research and media coverage reporting a significant' word-gap' for pupils, the development of a wide and rich vocabulary is becoming an ever-increasing priority for many schools.  Through practical approaches and activities, this course will explore the explicit teaching of vocabulary development within reading and writing, as well as across the wider curriculum.

Suitable for NQTs, Early Career Teachers, TAs supporting vocabulary

£75 + VAT

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 27 February 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/18/121 Teacher Subject Specialism Training Mathematics

Are you teaching Maths for the first time this year?

Are you a Science teacher with some Key Stage 3 Maths teaching on your timetable?

Are you a PE teacher covering a Year 10 Set 3 Maths group?


It has been widely publicised that nationally there is a shortage of Mathematics teachers and this is affecting schools across every county. This NCTL supported ten-session course is designed to support non-specialist secondary Maths teachers [teachers who have qualifications in other subjects and / or have completed their QTS in other subjects] who are, or will be, teaching Mathematics in your school.

These sessions will provide Maths specific CPD to support the teaching of Maths in the classroom. Each session will aim to provide participants with a greater understanding of how topics interlink and how to plan for progression across the curriculum.

This programme is free of charge


 

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 24 January 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
2 Thursday 14 February 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
3 Thursday 28 February 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
4 Thursday 14 March 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
5 Thursday 28 March 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
6 Thursday 25 April 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
7 Thursday 9 May 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
8 Thursday 23 May 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
9 Thursday 6 June 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
10 Thursday 20 June 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map

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

Although the first session has taken place it is still possible to book on for the rest of the programme please email info@otsa.org.uk

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/19/7 An Introduction to: Social StoriesĀ 

Do you have pupils who struggle with new experiences, or transitioning between places and activities? Who find social situations difficult, or lack empathy?

Social stories can be miniature manuals for young children. Presented through the art of storytelling, you can use them to teach children about behavioral norms, routines and expectations in an engaging and relatable way.

Senior Leaders and experienced class teachers from the Iffley Academy 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 Tuesday 12 March 2019 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy Map

Code: OTSA/18/63 Teaching Grammar for Writing Through Quality Texts

Need to embed grammar into reading and writing?  

This course offers the opportunity to develop your understanding of the national curriculum requirements for grammar at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, the associated subject knowledge and, most importantly, strategies and approaches for teaching meaningful grammar embedded in reading and writing.

Suitable for NQTs, Early Career Teachers, teachers wanting to reresh their grammar teaching 

£75 + VAT

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

Code: OTSA/19/30 Helicopter Stories - letting imagination fly!

Helicopter Stories is an Early Years, Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 approach to communication and literacy skills based on the Storytelling and Story Acting curriculum of Vivian Gussin Paley, patron of MakeBelieve Arts. MakeBelieve Arts has been pioneering this work in the UK since its conception in 2002. It forms part of their Storytelling Curriculum.

Trisha Lee delivers a lively, engaging and interactive training day exploring story scribing and story acting with young children.

The training uses Trisha's bestselling book "Princesses, Dragons and Helicopter Stories" as a resource and a copy of the book is included for each delegate.

The Benefits of Helicopter stories:
An inclusive, whole-class pproach which values every child’s contribution;·
Facilitates high levels of engagement;
Creates confidence and self- assurance;
Supports the development of speaking skills as children express and share their ideas;
Helps to develop accurate, active listening skills and understanding; 
Supports co-operative and collaborative and creative learning; 
Develops positive relationships within a shared storytelling experience;
Allows children to explore the power of words as they see their stories come to life, and develop their ability to use and adapt language to communicate;
Offers children a bridge into the world of story writing as they begin to see the links between the oral stories they compose and the words on a page.

 Feedback on Helicopter Stories:
"Whoop whoop! Story scribing and helicopter storying are fab! Ahead of my moderation visit tomorrow my head met with me yesterday and the previous evening and was so pleased with the number of children who are writing and more than that writing independently!" ( feedback on Helicopter stories in practise)

"A little piece of magic!"

  

Audience: EYFS practitioners and teachers / KS1 Teachers / SEND Practitioners working in schools and settings.

Cost: £115+VAT to include lunch and a copy of "Princesses, Dragons and Helicopter Stories" by Trisha Lee.

To find out more about Helicopter Stories and Trisha Lee please click here.

In its simplest form, Helicopter Stories lets children dictate their stories which are written down verbatim, exactly as they are told, by an EYFS or Key Stage 1 practitioner. The children then gather around a taped out stage and the stories are acted out.

Alongside the simplicity of this approach is an ethos that is child-centred, creating a culture of curiosity and wonder at the dexterity of children’s imaginings during both the telling and the acting out of their stories.

This holistic approach uses the power of storytelling to develop key curriculum areas such as creativity, communication and language, personal, social and emotional skills in the Early Years and Key Stage 1 classroom, giving children's stories a voice in a safe space.

 

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Tuesday 19 March 2019 09:15 - 15:00 Hill End Centre Map

Code: OTSA/18/67 Fulfilling the Aims of the Mathematics Curriculum: Integrating fluency, problem solving and reasoning into classroom practice

Fancy success with meeting the aims of the mathematics national curriculum?

Join us for this practical workshop and find out how you can fulfil the aims of the primary national curriculum for mathematics: fluency, mathmatical reasoning and problem solving - as part of your day-to-day practice.

Delegates will learn more about where to find resources that can be accessed free of charge, as well as exploring how use of practical maths equipment is linked to supporting pupils with their learning. Activities appropriate for use with children from across the primary age phases will be used during the afternoon – making this an unmissable training session!

£75 + VAT 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 20 March 2019 13:00 - 15:30 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/19/25 SEND Enhanced ITT session: Taking education beyond the classroom

To understand the importance of ensuring that learning is as transferable as possible. 

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1 Wednesday 20 March 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Springfield School (Oxfordshire) Map

Code: OTSA/19/24 SEND Enhanced ITT session: The pedagogy of 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 delivered session to explore what pedagogy means in the context of SEND and what particular areas need to be considered when approaching SEND specific teaching.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 20 March 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Springfield School (Oxfordshire) Map