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Code: OTSA/18/101 Fractions using practical equipment - Making Maths Meaningful

 This training session is led by Nathan Crook an independent Mathematics consultan and is suitable for teaching staff from Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

The programme will develop strategies for making maths learning meaningful to all children. It will cover exploring the use of practical equipment used to develop the learning and teaching of fractions,which require a deeper understanding  by children, to enable them to fully access end of key stage questions.


Cost per particpant £40.00 plus VAT.

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1 Thursday 23 May 2019 09:30 - 12:00 Chilton Primary School Map

Code: OTSA/19/54 How to be an Effective HLTA or TA.........

Effective practise for every educationalist has a long term, measurable impact on learning and achievement.

This workshop will be an active and engaging session bespoke for TAs and HLTAs written and delivered by the inspirational Amjad Ali. You will receive input from him to support you to, reflect on your practice and learn from one another.

You will walk away with a range of Teaching and Learning ideas that you can use for any subject, classroom and phase.

If you are not sure this is for you.......ask yourself the question:

Why do you do It?  Would I want to be a pupil in my class?

'For Amjad, education is about ensuring wherever you come from, whatever your parents do or not do, does not impact on a students' potential of success. Whatever success means to that young person, it should be found and celebrated.'

Cost per participant £60 plus VAT

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1 Monday 10 June 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Chilton Primary School Map

Code: OTSA/18/90 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 12 June 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Bardwell School Map

Code: OTSA/18/83 Ambitious & Inclusive Sensory Story Telling: Joanna Grace

This course is aimed at Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Special school teachers, who are looking to:

  • foster the characteristics of effective early learning in their classrooms
  • create enabling environments with rich learning opportunities and stimulating resources
  • support young people to develop a positive sense of their own identity and preferences

Sensory stories are a glorious paradox. They are very simple, but have the capacity to open the world up, and to create opportunities for connection and communication. They are a porthole through which children are enabled to explore - in a sensory way - the richness of culture, history, art, and all the wondrous aspects of being human.

Joanna Grace is an international special educational needs and disabilities consultant, and is the founder of The Sensory Project.

The Sensory Project is based on the idea that with the right knowledge and a little creativity, inexpensive items can become effective tools for inclusion. In all her work Jo seeks to contribute to a world where people are understood in spite of their differences.


OTSA Partner schools can book places for £125 pp (+VAT)


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1 Friday 14 June 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Frank Wise School Map

Code: OTSA/19/48 Deputy and Assistant Headteachers' Conference

This annual very successful conference is dedicated to Deputy, Assistant Headteachers and senior staff in Oxfordshire, across all phases, in recognition of the important role they play in schools.

The Keynote speaker is the legendary Jim Roberson. Jim, the self-styled Discipline Coach and author of the book of the same name and currently an Assistant head on the south coast, is a powerhouse of ideas and insights designed to help young people help themselves. His opening speech on Relationship building will give attendees an innovative approach to building relationships with their students and in turn making an impact in the classroom.  The key is understanding your students, Jim will offer practical tips and advice on how to achieve this.

 Guest Speaker is Amjad Ali- (Aureus School, Didcot) leading Teaching and Learning

There are also four afternoon workshops for you to select from


Cost per participant £150 plus VAT includes lunch





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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Friday 14 June 2019 09:00 - 15:45 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/19/56 Humanities Conference

Exciting opportunity for Primary School teachers to learn about the importance of Humanities in a balanced and broadly-based primary curriculum. Join us for a day with Keynote Speakers and Practical workshops

Making a Change…Learners should study the full curriculum. Providers ensure this by teaching a full range of subjects for as long as possible

(‘Draft Ofsted framework Jan19’)

Keynote Speaker Mark Creasy

With rare experience in both primary and secondary phases and at leadership as well as classroom levels, Mark is ideally placed to reevaluate what works and what doesn’t. He also has the creativity, the wisdom and the courage to make the changes needed to make everything better

Apart from his practice as a creative practitioner in a variety of school settings, Mark is also passionate about making sure we get education right for children

Keynote Speaker Tony Eaude

Academic writer and ex-Oxfordshire Headteacher says that: The humanities are the basis of how children learn to become responsible citizens, as they are encouraged to engage with complex and debatable ideas.He will be talking about"The humanities as an essential part of a balanced and broadly based primary curriculum"

Cost per participant £95 plus VAT inc lunch

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 20 June 2019 09:00 - 15:30 Unipart House Map