12 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
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/19/90 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
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/19/64 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 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

Code: OTSA/20/2 Principles of Communication - SEND

Communication can be a significant barrier for pupils with SEND. It can prevent them from learning, from having a voice, and from forming positive and meaningful relationships with others.

 

  • Why is it important how I communicate with children with SEND?
  • What is a ‘communication rich environment’, and how does it help?
  • How do I improve the quality and clarity of learning?


This session focuses on the principles of effective communication, which can be used to guide interventions and support interactions.


Whether you are a Teaching Assistant, NQT, experienced teacher or SENDCo, this workshop will help you ensure that pupils have the best chance to understand, and be understood.


Senior Leaders and experienced class teachers from Frank Wise Special school 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 16 January 2020 16:00 - 17:45 Frank Wise School Map

Code: OTSA/19/76 An Introduction to: Lego Therapy

Do you have children in your setting who struggle to communicate with others? To express their feelings? To develop relationships with others? Or who are unable to problem solve?

LEGO® based therapy is more than simply playing with little multi-coloured bricks. It is a social development programme which helps children and young people to communicate with others, to relate to the world around them, and to be guided to address and resolve their problems. 

Principally aimed at children with autism, lego therapy can be used with children who have a wide range of communication, developmental and emotional health needs. This workshop is designed to equip TAs, NQTs and Early Career Teachers with an introduction to the principles of Lego Therapy - whether they are teaching in special or mainstream education setting.

What is Lego Therapy, in theory?

How can it be used to support Communication and emotional health?

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 23 January 2020 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy Map

Code: OTSA/19/72 Principles of Assessment - SEND

What do your pupils with SEND need to learn? Where are the gaps that are holding them back? Do some pupils leave you feeling stumped?

This session focuses on the principles of effective assessment, and how to respond to assessment outcomes.  

  • What SEND-specific assessments are there?
  • How do I establish an assessment baseline?
  • How can I use assessment results to inform target setting and future learning?

Whether you are a Teaching Assistant, NQT, experienced teacher or SENDCo, this workshop will give you a new perspective for assessing your most complex learners. 

Senior Leaders and experienced class teachers from Frank Wise Special school 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 Thursday 30 January 2020 16:00 - 17:45 Frank Wise School Map