16 courses found

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.

This programme is free of charge


 

 

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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 14 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

Code: OTSA/19/37 Emotional Resilience in the Workplace: Keeping Teachers

Emotional Resilience in the Workplace: Keeping Teachers

This practical,interactive workshop will be led by Mary Taylor from Family Links. Teaching staff will be provided with opportunities for reflection on the realistic experience of being a teacher or a leader in your school. Exploring the importance of the emotional health and resilience of teachers in particular and look at practical ways to support this.

 

 The Education Support Partnership’s Teacher Wellbeing Index 2018 makes rather grim reading. An emotionally healthy school community can support everyone in it to develop their own individual emotional health skills and competencies, and also to enable these skills through becoming an emotionally healthy organization. 

 

 “Enjoyed thinking about nurturing ourselves –looking after each other at work…(and) our own emotional wellbeing”.

Class Teacher, Oxfordshire, September 2018

Cost per participant £55 plus VAT.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 7 March 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Chilton Primary School Map

Code: OTSA/18/107 Teacher Subject Specialism Training for Physics

Although the first session has taken place it is still possible to book on for the rest of the programme please email info@otsa.org.uk

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/19/40 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 11 March 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Mulberry Bush Outreach - Linden House Map
2 Monday 25 March 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Mulberry Bush Outreach - Linden House Map

Code: OTSA/18/100 The 'how to' on using structured apparatus for calculations - Making Maths Meaningful

This training programme consists of three "hands-on" sessions, participants can attend all or just one, led by Nathan Crook an independent Mathematics consultant. Ideal for teaching staff from Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.The aim is for participants to develop strategies for making maths learning meaningful to all children.

During this session participants will address how various structured apparatus can be used to develop progression in the learning and teaching of calculation across all four number operations.

 

Cost £ 40 plus VAT per participant.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Monday 11 March 2019 09:30 - 12:00 Chilton Primary School Map

Code: OTSA/19/7 An Introduction to: Social StoriesĀ 

Do you have pupils who struggle with new experiences, or transitioning between places and activities? Who find social situations difficult, or lack empathy?

Social stories can be miniature manuals for young children. Presented through the art of storytelling, you can use them to teach children about behavioral norms, routines and expectations in an engaging and relatable way.

Senior Leaders and experienced class teachers from the Iffley Academy 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 Tuesday 12 March 2019 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy Map

Code: OTSA/19/30 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)

"A little piece of magic!"

  

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 please click here.

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 Tuesday 19 March 2019 09:15 - 15:00 Hill End Centre Map

Code: OTSA/19/25 SEND Enhanced ITT session: Taking education beyond the classroom

To understand the importance of ensuring that learning is as transferable as possible. 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 20 March 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Springfield School (Oxfordshire) Map

Code: OTSA/19/24 SEND Enhanced ITT session: The pedagogy of 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 delivered session to explore what pedagogy means in the context of SEND and what particular areas need to be considered when approaching SEND specific teaching.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 20 March 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Springfield School (Oxfordshire) Map

Code: OTSA/19/43 Reading between the lines: Developing inference for reading

There is ‘very extensive’ evidence that the teaching and modelling of reading comprehension strategies has a positive impact on pupils’ learning. (EEF) But what about inference? In order for children to access, understand and enjoy a range of increasingly challenging texts, progressively sophisticated inference skills are required, which presents a challenge to both pupils and teachers.

This course will be led by Susie Spolander (English consultant) exploring the development of inference skills across the key stages, from booktalk to independent application, and the stages of development in between.

 

Cost per participant £45 plus VAT

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 21 March 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Chilton Primary School Map