16 courses found

Code: OTSA/19/88 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 Thursday 3 October 2019 16:00 - 17:45 Kingfisher School Map

Code: OTSA/19/103 Geography Educators of Oxfordshire Group Network Meeting

The Geography Educators of Oxfordshire Group (GEOG) is an exciting new group designed to raise the profile of Geography as a discipline. Our aim is to facilitate knowledge exchange of best practice and recent developments in geographical education. It is intended that anyone with an interest in geography education can be involved and attend events or meetings.

We believe the group will grow organically over time and we are hoping you will want to be part of this exciting project too. The group officially launches in September 2019 and our first open forum event will take place at the University of Oxford’s Department of Education on Wednesday 6th November, 4.30-6pm, FREE (with an invitation to drinks afterwards).

The open forum will focus on ‘What does a broad geography curriculum look like at KS3 and how do we promote passion for the subject’. This will be an opportunity to listen to and share ideas with other geography colleagues.

Resource exchange – it would be great if colleagues attending could bring copies of one resource with them that they would be willing to share with other attendees. 

We are planning other exciting events throughout the year culminating in a Summer CPD Conference on 16th June 2020 – please add the date to your diary.

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1 Wednesday 6 November 2019 16:30 - 18:00 University of Oxford Map

Code: OTSA/19/86 Making Sense of Behaviour

This course aims to support delegates' confidence when working with managing challenging behaviour in a classroom setting and encourages reflection on the links between social, emotional and mental health needs and challenging or worrying behaviour. It covers both theoretical and practical elements including understanding the underlying cause of behaviours; prevention and de-escalation of challenging behaviours and an opportunity to link theory to your own practice. 

 

£95 + VAT per person

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Monday 18 November 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Mulberry Bush Outreach - Linden House Map
2 Monday 2 December 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Mulberry Bush Outreach - Linden House Map

Code: OTSA/19/121 Middle Leadership Programme (Abingdon cluster)


The central focus of the OTSA Middle Leader Programme is to identify and consolidate knowledge and understanding about leadership and management to achieve high quality teaching and learning and thereby close the gaps in pupil achievement
in our schools.

 The programme is designed for middle leaders who have responsibility for leading subjects, key phases, pastoral
responsibilities or other aspects of the schools work. It is suitable for middle leaders in every educational context including early years
environments, primary schools, special schools through to large faculties in secondary schools.

This exciting programme, has been successfully running for a number of years, it is centred on resources developed by John West-Burnham, writer of the original NCTL Middle Leader Development Programme (MLDP), in partnership with programme facilitators.

 The OTSA Middle Leader Programme includes 8 modules which will be facilitated by OTSA partner schools in selected local clusters across the region.

 


Cost to attend Middle Leadership Programme -£400 + VAT

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Tuesday 19 November 2019 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
2 Thursday 9 January 2020 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
3 Tuesday 25 February 2020 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
4 Thursday 23 April 2020 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
5 Thursday 21 May 2020 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
6 Thursday 2 July 2020 15:00 - 18:00 Fitzharrys School Map

Code: OTSA/19/123 Middle Leadership Programme ( Oxford city)


The central focus of the OTSA Middle Leader Programme is to identify and consolidate knowledge and understanding about leadership and management to achieve high quality teaching and learning and thereby close the gaps in pupil achievement in our schools.

 The programme is designed for middle leaders who have responsibility for leading subjects, key phases, pastoral responsibilities or other aspects of the schools work. It is suitable for middle leaders in every educational context including early years environments, primary schools, special  schools through to large faculties in secondary schools.

 This exciting programme, has been successfully running for a number of years, it is centred on resources developed by John West-Burnham, writer of the original NCTL Middle Leader Development Programme (MLDP), in partnership with programme facilitators.

 The OTSA Middle Leader Programme includes 8 modules which will be facilitated by OTSA partner schools in selected local clusters across the region. 

 


Cost to attend Middle Leadership Programme -£400 + VAT

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Monday 25 November 2019 09:00 - 12:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map
2 Wednesday 11 December 2019 13:00 - 16:30 The Oxford Academy Map
3 Tuesday 21 January 2020 13:00 - 16:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map
4 Thursday 13 February 2020 13:00 - 16:30 The Oxford Academy Map
5 Wednesday 6 May 2020 13:00 - 16:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map
6 Thursday 17 September 2020 13:00 - 16:30 The Oxford Academy Map
7 Wednesday 7 October 2020 16:00 - 17:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map

Code: OTSA/19/90 Emotion Coaching

Emotion Coaching aims to empower the education and early years workforce with strategies to approach communication and behaviour effectively and empathetically. Through building awareness of attachments, emotions and self-regulation, professionals will acquire skills to empathise and unpick the reasons behind behaviour. This course will cover the following:
Six emotions and what they mean in everyday life
Stress regulatory systems
Positive, tolerable and toxic stress
Vagal Tone
Impact of secure attachments and co-regulation
Meta-emotion
Safe haven and secure base
Mirror neurons
What Emotion Coaching means in practice
The four steps to Emotion Coaching

The Emotion Coaching approach enables participants to feel valued and in control of situations. Emotion Coaching strengthens practise and provision through the promotion of positive relationships with children, practitioners and parents.

 

Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.

Cost £85+vat to include lunch and refreshments

 

 

 

 

 

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1 Thursday 28 November 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Unipart House 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 28 November 2019 16:00 - 17:30 Frank Wise School 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: The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock
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 The Ace Centre Nursery School 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/19/74 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