31 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/19/77 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 28 November 2019 16:00 - 17:45 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

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

Code: OTSA/19/114 Designing your Curriculum

Designing your Curriculum

With the placing of the Curriculum at the heart of the new Ofsted Inspection Framework, it is critical that schools embrace the opportunity to consider whether their current curriculum is fit for purpose and the sustained impact it has on children as learners. 

Early Excellence has developed a new course to help schools strategically address this challenge; drawing on the themes of Intent, Implementation and Impact

This innovative course will offer school leaders and their teams the ideal opportunity to critically evaluate their current curriculum and examine different pedagogical approaches to designing a ‘bold and ambitious curriculum that gives every child a full, deep, rich education’ as called for by the Head of Ofsted. We will explore in depth what a connected, quality curriculum really looks like and address the concept of ‘Cultural Capital’ and how this aligns with your vision for your school

We recommend that when possible more than one delegate attends from each school to maximise the opportunity for cross-phase strategic planning – a key element of addressing the issue of progression.

Date: Monday 2nd December 2019
Cost: £125 + VAT ( This price gives a £75 discount on the equivalent London course)
Venue: St Hughs Hall, Woodstock,OX20 1JH
Lunch and Refreshments included

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Monday 2 December 2019 09:30 - 16:00 St Hughs Hall Map

Code: OTSA/19/64 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)

  

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 click on this link https://www.makebelievearts.co.uk/helicopterstorieslettingimaginationfly

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 Wednesday 4 December 2019 10:00 - 15:30 Unipart House 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
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/19/139 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 12 November 2019 09:00 - 15:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map
2 Thursday 12 December 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map
3 Friday 24 January 2020 13:00 - 17:00 Oxford Spires Academy Map
4 Thursday 5 March 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map
5 Wednesday 6 May 2020 13:00 - 18:00 Oxford Spires Academy Map
6 Wednesday 3 June 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map