30 courses found

Code: OTSA/18/26 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: £105 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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1 10 October 2018 09:15 - 15:00 Hill End Centre Map

Code: OTSA/18/96 Supporting You and Your Pupils Online with ChildNet & Oxfordshire NASUWT

Childnet's sessions discuss the many positives of the internet and look at the most popular sites and services being used by children and young people today.
We will discuss e-safety issues that may be affecting your school community and give out relevant advice. The presentation highlights resources that can be used to teach pupils about e-safety and provides advice on the importance of protecting your professional reputation.

Free to attend

 

Please book via the following link

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/supporting-you-and-your-pupils-online-with-childnet-oxfordshire-nasuwt-tickets-43001100449

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 October 2018 16:00 - 17:30 The Oxford Academy Map

Code: OTSA/18/93 SEN NQT and Early Career Teacher Workshops

This 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 session 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.

Managing autism and other behaviours – an introduction to autism, and other behaviours that may present in your classroom. We will give practical support and ideas for resources, alongside some insight into various conditions.

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1 17 October 2018 13:30 - 15:30 Fitzwaryn School Map

Code: OTSA/18/40 Principles of Positive Behaviour Management

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 01 November 2018 16:00 - 17:45 Frank Wise School Map

Code: OTSA/18/70 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 06 November 2018 16:00 - 17:45 Kingfisher School Map

Code: OTSA/18/65 Planning and Teaching Writing effectively in the Primary Classroom

Are you keen to develop a secure understanding of teaching writing effectively?

This practical session will support teachers in delivering the requirements of the national curriculum within purposeful writing contexts.  Delegates will explore the writing process; consider a range of strategies to engage pupils; and will support teachers in ensuring that all pupils achieve to their potential.

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 14 November 2018 13:15 - 16:15 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/18/94 SEN NQT and Early Career Teacher Workshops

This 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 session 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.

Managing teams – practical insight into getting the best from the other adults in your classroom.

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1 20 November 2018 13:30 - 15:30 Fitzwaryn School Map

Code: OTSA/19/4 An Introduction to: Working with disabled people to plan for their lives

We know that lives can be transformed when schools work in partnership with the child, their family and other agencies. This workshop is designed to introduce you to effective person centred planning, and to offer practical tools and proven strategies that can support you to develop it in your setting.

This workshop is designed to equip TAs, NQTs, Early Career Teachers and SENDCos with an introduction to the principles of Person Centred Planning - whether they are teaching in special or mainstream education setting.

  • What is Person Centred Planning?
  • How can I implement it in my setting?
  • How do I need to rethink my practice?

The session will be led by senior leaders and experienced teachers at Endeavour Academy, a school and residential setting for children and young people with Autism and severe learning difficulties aged 9 – 19. It will be interactive, and will give participants practical guidance on how to implement person centred planning to raise outcomes for all of the children with whom they work.

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1 21 November 2018 16:00 - 17:45 Endeavour Academy Map

Code: OTSA/18/59 Phonics for Reading and Writing

Do you want to develop confidence in phonics teaching?

For phonics teaching to be highly effective, practitioners must have secure subject knowledge and understanding of phonological progression. This practical session will cover the relevant subject knowledge and progression for teaching phonics, including hands-on games and activities, as well as opportunities for application of phonics within discrete sessions and across the curriculum.

Suitable for NQTs, Early Career Teachers, teachers new to KS1, KS2 teachers delivering phonics, TAs supporting the teaching of phonics.

£75 + VAT per person

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 November 2018 13:30 - 16:30 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/19/1 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 29 November 2018 16:00 - 17:30 Frank Wise School Map