25 courses found

Code: OTSA/19/9 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 13 December 2018 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy Map

Code: OTSA/19/5 An Introduction to: Teaching Children with Autism

This workshop is aimed at those working with children who have Autism, and is delivered by a special school teacher with previous experience in working with students with Autism within Early Years and Primary and is currently working with young people aged 10-19.

This workshop is designed to equip TAs, NQTs, Early Career Teachers and SENDCos with an introduction to teaching children with Autism - whether they are teaching in a special or mainstream education setting. It would be relevant for classroom practitioners in all phases, including Early Years and Post-16.

The session will be led by an experienced teacher at Endeavour Academy, a school and residential setting for children and young people with Autism and severe learning difficulties aged 10 – 19. It will be interactive, and will give participants practical guidance on how to support, teach and improve the outcomes for children with Autism with whom they work.

 

£50 + VAT per person, or £25 +VAT for NQTs

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 9 January 2019 16:00 - 17:45 Endeavour Academy Map

Code: OTSA/18/107 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 15 January 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map
2 Thursday 14 February 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map
3 Friday 8 March 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map
4 Wednesday 1 May 2019 14:00 - 18:00 Oxford Spires Academy Map
5 Thursday 23 May 2019 14:00 - 16:00 Oxford Spires Academy Map
6 Friday 14 June 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map

Code: OTSA/19/2 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 17 January 2019 16:00 - 17:45 Frank Wise School Map

Code: OTSA/18/119 Oracy-Talking well, Learning well

Talking well, learning well: teaching oracy effectively for speaking, listening, reading and writing

The EEF found an ‘extensive’ evidence base for the positive impact that the explicit teaching of oracy skills has on pupils’ attainment in both reading and writing in KS1 and KS2: Purposeful speaking and listening activities support the development of pupils’ language capability and provides a foundation for thinking and communication. (EEF 2017)

Oracy is about learning to talk well, and learning well through talk. This course will focus on how oracy skills can be best taught and developed so that children become effective communicators, impacting their spoken language skills as well as their reading and writing.

 

Cost per participant £45 plus VAT

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Monday 21 January 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Chilton Primary School Map

Code: OTSA/19/8 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 Tuesday 22 January 2019 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy Map

Code: OTSA/18/117 Exploring Leadership Programme- Henley cluster

The Exploring Leadership programme is aimed at teachers who have completed their NQT year and who have limited or no leadership responsibility yet, but who have demonstrated that they are effective classroom practitioners, with a high commitment to professional learning.
Participants would gain a deeper understanding of effective leadership, a greater awareness of their own leadership strengths and areas for development, and identify their next steps in pursuing leadership opportunities and further professional learning within their schools.
The programme consists of 5 sessions - two afternoons and three twilights
Cost per participant £350.00 plus VAT

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Tuesday 22 January 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Gillotts School Map
2 Tuesday 26 February 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Gillotts School Map
3 Tuesday 26 March 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Gillotts School Map
4 Tuesday 14 May 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Gillotts School Map
5 Tuesday 18 June 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Gillotts School Map

Code: OTSA/19/23 SEND Enhanced ITT session: ICT and SEND

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 specialist led session that will explore examples of best practice in the use of ICT to support teaching and learning for students with severe and complex difficulties.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 23 January 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Frank Wise School Map

Code: OTSA/19/22 SEND Enhanced ITT session: Teaching Pupils with Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

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.

The session will look at a whole teacher’s toolbox including Intensive Interaction to support the identification of needs and strategies for support.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 23 January 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Frank Wise School Map

Code: OTSA/18/121 Teacher Subject Specialism Training Mathematics

Are you teaching Maths for the first time this year?

Are you a Science teacher with some Key Stage 3 Maths teaching on your timetable?

Are you a PE teacher covering a Year 10 Set 3 Maths group?


It has been widely publicised that nationally there is a shortage of Mathematics teachers and this is affecting schools across every county. This NCTL supported ten-session course is designed to support non-specialist secondary Maths teachers [teachers who have qualifications in other subjects and / or have completed their QTS in other subjects] who are, or will be, teaching Mathematics in your school.

These sessions will provide Maths specific CPD to support the teaching of Maths in the classroom. Each session will aim to provide participants with a greater understanding of how topics interlink and how to plan for progression across the curriculum.


 

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 24 January 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
2 Thursday 7 February 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
3 Thursday 28 February 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
4 Thursday 14 March 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
5 Thursday 28 March 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
6 Thursday 25 April 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
7 Thursday 9 May 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
8 Thursday 23 May 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
9 Thursday 6 June 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map
10 Thursday 20 June 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Cheney School Map