29 courses found

Code: OTSA/18/108 Cheney Teachmeet - The Big Conversation

To book a place please email your name and school to:  TM2018@cheney.oxon.sch.uk

 

The event will feature eight speakers from Oxford city schools and the Oxford University Department of Education who will each make short presentations about key aspects of classroom practice. Come along to meet other new teachers, to talk to them about key issues, to find out more about literature and research into classroom techniques and to learn about the CPD opportunities offered by Oxford city schools.

 

Come along from 4pm for refreshments.  Free to attend but pre-booking required.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 1 November 2018 16:30 - 18:00 Cheney School Map

Code: OTSA/18/97 Drawing and Talking Foundation Course

Drawing and Talking is a safe, easy to learn method of working with children, teenagers and young adults, to help with underlying emotional difficulties that may be affecting their learning and behaviour.  The core of the method is encouraging the pupil to draw with a person with whom they feel comfortable, at the same time each week, and this person asking some non-intrusive questions about the pupil’s drawings

Over time, a symbolic resolution is found to old conflicts, old trauma is healed, and the pupil is more able to control their behaviour and better able to access the curriculum

The foundation course consists of a full day’s training and will be led by Jane Woollard a much valued trainer who has delivered the Drawing and Talking Foundation course to thousands of delegates. Having used this technique with hundreds of children in a mainstream setting, Jane's insight into the theory underpinning the Drawing and Talking technique is invaluable to the participants she now trains.

It is suitable for anyone who is working with vulnerable children and young people. No previous knowledge, training or experience is necessary

 

 

Cost £185 plus VAT per participant includes refreshments

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1 Monday 5 November 2018 09:00 - 15:00 Chilton Primary 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Tuesday 6 November 2018 16:00 - 17:45 Kingfisher School Map

Code: OTSA/18/113 Exploring Leadership Programme- Abingdon 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, wilh 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 Monday 12 November 2018 13:30 - 16:30 Dunmore Primary School Map
2 Monday 21 January 2019 15:00 - 17:00 Dunmore Primary School Map
3 Monday 4 March 2019 15:00 - 17:00 Dunmore Primary School Map
4 Monday 29 April 2019 15:00 - 17:00 Dunmore Primary School Map
5 Tuesday 11 June 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Dunmore Primary School Map

Code: OTSA/18/46 Outstanding for Behaviour

Building on Initial Teacher Training, this CPD accredited course develops practice that will increase confidence when working with managing challenging behaviour in a classroom setting.

Training that aims to support development of outstanding behaviour management skills. The course covers both theoretical and practical elements including understanding the 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 12 November 2018 13:00 - 16:00 MBOX - Linden House Map
2 Monday 26 November 2018 13:00 - 16:00 MBOX - Linden House 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 21 November 2018 16:00 - 17:45 Endeavour Academy Map

Code: OTSA/18/110 Introducing Woodwork in the Early Years (AM sessions)

Woodwork is hugely popular and provides a rich source of enjoyment as well as learning. The impact is
profound and long term. Deep levels of engagement and intense concentration are common and the children
often remain involved in their explorations for extended periods.

Woodworking allows children many opportunities including; expressing their imagination, problem solving and sustained perseverance with
challenging tasks. The learning outcomes have been remarkable and encompass all areas of the EYFS.


This practical workshop will look at ways in which woodworking can be safely introduced in your early years
settings. We will look at the theory and how woodwork meets many learning and development aspects of the
EYFS. We will examine the historical context and look at examples from other countries that have been working
successfully with wood for many years. There will be explanations of the most suitable tools for young children
and instruction on how best to use them. We will look at the most suitable woods. Information on potential
suppliers of wood/ tools will be provided. Explanations on how to set up a woodworking area. Suggestions for
activities, open-ended explorations and longer term projects. There will be practical sessions for practitioners
to explore the tools, gain confidence and share the experience of making creations in wood.

There will be project to work on between the two sessions to enable practitioners to confidently introduce woodwork into their classroom or setting. 

Two part course: 21st November and 4th March

Cost £100 +VAT including all materials

Venue: Hill End Centre, Oxford

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 21 November 2018 09:30 - 12:30 Hill End Centre Map
2 Monday 4 March 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hill End Centre Map

Code: OTSA/18/111 Introducing Woodwork in the Early Years (PM sessions)

Woodwork is hugely popular and provides a rich source of enjoyment as well as learning. The impact is
profound and long term. Deep levels of engagement and intense concentration are common and the children
often remain involved in their explorations for extended periods.

Woodworking allows children many opportunities including; expressing their imagination, problem solving and sustained perseverance with
challenging tasks. The learning outcomes have been remarkable and encompass all areas of the EYFS.


This practical workshop will look at ways in which woodworking can be safely introduced in your early years
settings. We will look at the theory and how woodwork meets many learning and development aspects of the
EYFS. We will examine the historical context and look at examples from other countries that have been working
successfully with wood for many years. There will be explanations of the most suitable tools for young children
and instruction on how best to use them. We will look at the most suitable woods. Information on potential
suppliers of wood/ tools will be provided. Explanations on how to set up a woodworking area. Suggestions for
activities, open-ended explorations and longer term projects. There will be practical sessions for practitioners
to explore the tools, gain confidence and share the experience of making creations in wood.

There will be project to work on between the two sessions to enable practitioners to confidently introduce woodwork into their classroom or setting. 

Two part course: 21st November and 4th March

Time: 1 - 4pm

Cost £100 +VAT including all materials

Venue: Hill End Centre, Oxford

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 21 November 2018 13:00 - 16:00 Hill End Centre Map
2 Monday 4 March 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Hill End Centre Map

Code: OTSA/18/118 Middle Leadership Programme - HENLEY 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, now running for the sixth year, 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 local clusters across the region.

Modules:

1. The importance of middle leadership
2. Understanding effective leadership
3. Leadership and change
4. Closing the Gap
5. Leading teams for high performance
6. Leading teaching and learning
7. Middle leadership and collaboration
8. Developing your own leadership potential

The programme:
Programme participants will attend a minimum of 6 three hour face-to-face events over a period of 9 to 12 months where they will work with colleagues to deepen their knowledge and understanding of highly effective leadership.

Participants will work on an authentic leadership project which responds to a genuine school need and makes a direct contribution to school improvement.

Schools will need to support participants during the programme through providing a senior colleague to act as a mentor and coach to offer guidance, challenge and, where appropriate, advocacy.

Participants will be expected to complete inter-sessional tasks, and to attend ALL of the face-to-face sessions. Successful completion of the programme, which includes a presentation to the school leadership team, will be recognised through the award of an OTSA Middle Leadership Programme certificate.

Cost to attend Middle Leader Programme - £400 (+ VAT)

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 22 November 2018 16:00 - 18:30 Gillotts School Map
2 Thursday 24 January 2019 16:00 - 18:30 Gillotts School Map
3 Thursday 28 February 2019 16:00 - 18:30 Gillotts School Map
4 Thursday 28 March 2019 16:00 - 18:30 Gillotts School Map
5 Thursday 16 May 2019 16:00 - 18:30 Gillotts School Map
6 Thursday 20 June 2019 16:00 - 18:30 Gillotts School 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 Thursday 29 November 2018 16:00 - 17:30 Frank Wise School Map