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Code: OTSA/19/59 Courageous conversations in challenging situations

Gain confidence in saying the hardest things in a way that you can be heard by others.

Improve staff motivation and wellbeing through effective coaching techniques.

Develop a culture of honest feedback and prevent awkward or difficult situations from getting worse and impacting on the team, your school or setting.

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1 Tuesday 4 June 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Flo's - The Place in the Park Map

Code: OTSA/19/60 Senior Leader Programme - Open Evening Event - 6th June 2019

OTSA and the National College of Education (NCE) are delighted to invite educators from across Oxfordshire (and the surrounding areas) to an Open Evening to explore our new and exciting professional learning journey.

The evening will explore your options around:-

Senior Leader Programme

  • M.Ed in Educational Leadership - accredited by the University of Buckinghamshire
  • Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship
  • Fellowship in Chartered Management Institute

Format for the evening

5.00 pm - Welcome drinks and nibbles
5.30 pm - Presentation: Senior Leader Programme 
6.30 pm - Networking and Q&A
7.00 pm - Finish

With an overview from an OTSA and NCE Director, 1:1 personalised advice sessions, networking and refreshments, this Open Evening is not to be missed.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR:

Senior Leader Programme?
Qualified teachers or leaders (4 years+ teaching experience) with an autonomous area of responsibility in school (whole-school responsibility) can access this programme.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

Senior Leader Programme (with an M.Ed in Educational Leadership)
No school will pay more than £1,800, but if your school has been contributing to the Apprenticeship Levy, there may be no additional cost – in effect offering fully-funded CPD!

PROGRAMME CONTENT

Senior Leader Programme - an overview of the programme can be found in the brochure here.

To support this offer, a free Open Evening event to those interested is taking place on Thursday 6th June at 5pm in Oxford.

 
This is a fantastic opportunity for professional development that cannot be missed!

To book your place for the Open Evening, click on the 'Book Course' icon above.

The deadline for this programme is Friday 15th June 2019.  Come and join us to find out more!

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN APPLYING AND CANNOT ATTEND THE OPEN EVENING, THEN PLEASE BOOK DIRECTLY THROUGH THE NCE WEBSITE

Senior Leader Programme

For any further information, please email us at info@otsa.org.uk

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1 Thursday 6 June 2019 17:00 - 19:00 The Cherwell School Map

Code: OTSA/19/58 Routes to resilience - ten steps to working happier

Learn practical steps for managing stress and building resilience in yourself and others in the team

Venue: Flo's - The Place in the Park, Florence Park, Oxford.

 

Annie Davy, former Head of Early Years in Oxfordshire, now independent coach, facilitator and trainer and published author. Her book A Sense of Place was published by Bloomsbury in Feb 2019.

 

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1 Tuesday 11 June 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Flo's - The Place in the Park Map

Code: OTSA/19/48 Deputy and Assistant Headteachers' Conference

This annual very successful conference is dedicated to Deputy, Assistant Headteachers and senior staff in Oxfordshire, across all phases, in recognition of the important role they play in schools.

The Keynote speaker is the legendary Jim Roberson. Jim, the self-styled Discipline Coach and author of the book of the same name and currently an Assistant head on the south coast, is a powerhouse of ideas and insights designed to help young people help themselves. His opening speech on Relationship building will give attendees an innovative approach to building relationships with their students and in turn making an impact in the classroom.  The key is understanding your students, Jim will offer practical tips and advice on how to achieve this.

 Guest Speaker is Amjad Ali- (Aureus School, Didcot) leading Teaching and Learning

There are also four afternoon workshops for you to select from

 

Cost per participant £150 plus VAT includes lunch

 

 

 

 

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1 Friday 14 June 2019 09:00 - 15:45 Unipart House Map

Code: ELS_Emp Engagement Essential Leadership Skills: Employee Engagement

++ EACH WORKSHOP IN THIS PROGRAMME HAS BEEN SET UP INDIVIDUALLY, FOR EASE OF BOOKING ++

This half day workshop is one of four workshops designed to give Headteachers, and others with line management responsibility, an understanding of, and the tools, to be able to manage school employees throughout their employment. The workshops are a mix of practical and psychological aspects of people management and are based on a case study to bring the subjects to life in a way that is easy to remember and gives you an opportunity to practice the key concepts of the subject.

This workshop focuses on employee engagement which is a term that is now used widely but is rarely properly understood.

In the workshop you will learn the key drivers of employee engagement and how using this knowledge can improve staff commitment and performance. The workshop will also explore the signs and symptoms of disengagement and what you can do to overcome them.

Day 1 - Wednesday 20th March 2019
Managing Disciplinary Hearings - 9.30am to 12.30pm 
Managing Grievance Hearings - 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Day 2 - Wednesday 26th June 2019
Employee Engagement - 9.30am to 12.30pm
Managing Change - 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Cost: £75 per session

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1 Wednesday 26 June 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Unipart House Map

Code: ELS_Man Change Essential Leadership Skills: Managing Change

++ EACH WORKSHOP IN THIS PROGRAMME HAS BEEN SET UP INDIVIDUALLY, FOR EASE OF BOOKING ++

This half day workshop is one of four workshops designed to give Headteachers, and others with line management responsibility, an understanding of, and the tools, to be able to manage school employees throughout their employment. The workshops are a mix of practical and psychological aspects of people management and are based on a case study to bring the subjects to life in a way that is easy to remember and gives you an opportunity to practice the key concepts of the subject.

This workshop will cover the theoretical concepts of change management and you will learn that understanding the psychology behind resistance to change and the natural process individuals go through will help to implement change with minimum impact.

Looking at different change models you will explore key stages of change, including getting employee buy-in and dealing with barriers to change, to find a change model that works for you.

Full programme for all workshops:

Day 1 - Wednesday 20th March 2019
Managing Disciplinary Hearings - 9.30am to 12.30pm 
Managing Grievance Hearings - 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Day 2 - Wednesday 26th June 2019
Employee Engagement - 9.30am to 12.30pm
Managing Change - 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Cost: £75 per session

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1 Wednesday 26 June 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/19/61 Early Headship Programme - LAUNCH event (2019/20)

*YOU WILL NEED TO 'BOOK YOUR PLACE' TO ATTEND THE FREE LAUNCH*

We are pleased to invite you to take part in the Oxfordshire Early Headship Programme. OTSA and OCC recognise that early headship is a critical phase in a leaders’ development and in the development of a school. This programme will address key leadership themes, provide the opportunity for headteachers in their first or second year of headship to connect with each other and engage in solution focused activities as well as providing 1:1 coaching support from an experienced headteacher. Through investing in this programme for the headteacher the school is investing in its future.

Launch Event
The programme begins with a free launch event on Friday 12th July 2019. The launch is aimed at recently appointed headteachers and will have a focus on school self-evaluation and development planning. During the morning, there will be opportunities to meet key colleagues from OCC and OTSA and to find out more about both organisations and the further support and opportunities that are available to you. 

Leadership Themes
You will attend a series of six termly face-to-face sessions each focusing on a key leadership theme. Each session will provide materials, resources and activities to support school based learning, and of course excellent networking opportunities. This strand of the programme will be jointly led by experienced headteachers, Tracey Smith and Tina Farr. There will also be contributions from other experienced and successful headteachers. All sessions will take place in the morning with lunch to follow.

1:1 Coaching
Coaching is recognised as highly effective professional development, particularly for leadership roles. Research shows that coaching improves performance, increases confidence and motivation, develops and enhances leadership skills and helps leaders deal with the challenges of their role such as managing teams, improving relationships and making good decisions. This strand of the programme will provide you with an experienced colleague, and OTSA trained coach, who will listen to you and help you to shape your identity as a school leader. You will take part in up to 6 one-hour coaching sessions over the year arranged at mutually convenient times and locations. The 1:1 coaching element of the programme will be led by Katherine Ryan, Headteacher at Matthew Arnold School and Local Leader of Education.

The Launch event is FREE to attend*

Note: Costs for the Leadership Themes and 1:1 Coaching strands of the programme will be available at the launch event

*This cost of this event is being funded by OTSA and therefore attendance is free of charge. However, should you cancel your place less than 20 working days before the event, or not attend the event, we will charge you a cancellation fee of £25 as a contribution towards the administration and venue costs that we will have incurred.  

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1 Friday 12 July 2019 09:00 - 13:00 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/19/57 Headteacher Leadership Programme 2019/20

Headship is a unique leadership role where the success of a whole school is deeply related to personal awareness, insight and effectiveness. One of the most important leadership roles in society, headship affects the flourishing and well-being of children, not just during their years of schooling but throughout their lives. The unique demands of the headteacher role require unique development, and this is why we offer this programme.

Overall the objective is to inspire, support, challenge and nurture you in taking up your current role with even more effectiveness, insight, authority and impact.

Design Principles:

  • We start with a profound respect for the experience, knowledge, skills and wisdom you bring with you.
  • We think that to develop the leader is to develop the human. There are no short cuts. If you want to develop your leadership it follows you want to evolve yourself as a human being.
  • This is a leader-led programme; you own your own enquiry. You are, so to speak, your own facilitator as well as the learner. Only you can sense the leader you are becoming and gauge its alignment with what you really want to become.
  • The programme participants’ work together will deepen learning and insight.

Facilitation:

The programme is designed and facilitated by Alexander Pett. Alexander is a leadership development and organisational change specialist with 19 years’ experience of helping senior leaders to establish the leadership capabilities and behaviours necessary to underpin performance improvement. Previously Alexander was Director of Leadership and Talent for Kingfisher Group and before this was Head of Leadership and Talent Development for BT Global Services. He began his career as a secondary school teacher in Hampshire.

Cost: £975 (excluding VAT)

 

Feedback from participants on last year's cohort

'This is potentially one of the most influential courses I have been on since in leadership. Rarely do you walk away with so much thinking and considering to do on your own practice. Plenty of material to digest and share.   Charlie Barwell, Headteacher, Middle Barton School

‘No professional development I have done before or since has had such a profound impact on how I lead and how I think. Challenging, rigorous and always fascinating, Alex's programmes deliver sustainable leadership development for all.’   Tom Goodenough, Headteacher, Didcot Girls’ School

'This course gave me a completely new way of thinking about myself as a leader. It provided learning on how to build and maintain effective working relationships that are the backbone of a successful school.'   Emma Coleman, Headteacher, Sandhills Community Primary School

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1 Thursday 17 October 2019 09:00 - 17:00 Ripon College Cuddesdon Map
2 Friday 18 October 2019 09:00 - 17:00 Ripon College Cuddesdon Map
3 Friday 15 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Ripon College Cuddesdon Map