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Code: OTSA/18/69 Early Headship Programme 2018/19

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 one-to-one coaching support from an experienced headteacher. Through investing in this programme for the headteacher the school is investing in its future.

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, David Burrows, Tracey Smith and Tracey Smith. There will also be contributions from other experienced and successful headteachers.

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.

 

COST:

Full Programme
£800* + VAT

Leadership Themes only
£400* + VAT

1:1 Coaching only
£600* + VAT

*Subsidised rates: The cost of the subsidy is being met by Strategic Schools Partnership Board (SSPB). There is no cost to schools for being a partner in OTSA.

Note: It is possible to enrol at any point throughout the year onto the EHP, so if you would like to make a booking please contact us at info@otsa.org.uk

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Tuesday 9 October 2018 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map
2 Tuesday 6 November 2018 09:15 - 12:15 St Ebbe's Church of England Primary School Map
3 Tuesday 15 January 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map
4 Tuesday 5 March 2019 09:15 - 12:15 Mabel Prichard School Map
5 Tuesday 30 April 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map
6 Tuesday 4 June 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/18/115 Secondary NQT Futures Fair 2019

*** RESERVE YOUR TABLE NO LATER THAN FRIDAY 14th DECEMBER 2018, GIVING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

  • Name of School
  • Contact Name
  • Telephone & Email Address

We are aware that many schools locally are finding recruitment of teachers a real challenge. Our PGCE interns/OTT associate teachers are hugely valuable assets, and we would like to see as many of them as possible employed in Oxfordshire schools so that they can embark on a successful career and stay in the community that trained them.

We are re-branding last year’s recruitment fair as a ‘Futures Fair’ so that trainees can meet senior staff from schools in the county rather than expecting to be given a list of vacancies for which they can apply immediately. The event is earlier in the term so fewer trainees will already have secured employment and Oxford University interns will be in the Department that afternoon so the student attendance numbers should be greater than last year.

We are inviting Schools hoping to recruit NQTs to fill permanent positions from September 2019 onwards to attend the fair; we see this fair as an opportunity for schools to ‘sell themselves’, collect contact information on interested applicants and start recruiting! Our interns/associate teachers will be able to get ‘real’ information and gain confidence that they are making the right choices in their applications. 

Secondary NQT Futures Fair
ON: Tuesday 15th January 2019 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm
AT: The Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford, OX2 6PY
 

Event details:

  • Fee of charge to attend (unfortunately no parking is available – on street parking meters only) – please ensure sufficient time to park and set up your stall
  • We will provide a table and 2 chairs (table available from 4.10pm)
  • Free refreshments

However we ask that you:

  • only bring one roller banner
  • no more than two members of staff from each school to attend due to space limitations

If you are able to attend the fair, there will be a display table with 'absent' school prospectuses - please send paper copies of these documents to this Department by 11th January.

** IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TABLE, PLEASE CONTACT LINDA ROBINS, PGCE SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP MANAGER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, EITHER BY EMAIL linda.robins@education.ox.ac.uk OR ON 01865 611031 WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:**

  • Name of School
  • Contact Name
  • Telephone & Email Address
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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Tuesday 15 January 2019 16:30 - 18:30 University of Oxford 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

Essential Information
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/18/112 Oxfordshire Headteachers' Conference 2019

Please click on the hyperlink to book  https://www.oxonheadsconf.org.uk

The 2019 Oxfordshire Headteachers' Conference will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Stratford-upon-Avon, on Wednesday 27 (commencing at 4pm), Thursday 28 February and Friday 1 March (concluding at 1pm).

Bookings are now open

Last year’s conference was attended by over 200 delegates and the feedback was excellent.**

The 2019 Conference programme is rapidly taking shape, so please keep your eye on the website for developments. Our first confirmed speaker is Andy Buck who will be giving an insight to how school leaders can develop the most powerful leadership habits.

For heads new to Oxfordshire, have a look at the website for information about the venue and visit the archive file to see the quality of speakers we have had in the past. One of our new heads who attended last year commented “gave me a great chance to reflect on the journey so far and really inspired me to keep on!”

There is a range of options available to executive heads, heads of schools, deputy heads and senior staff who are all welcome either on a full or part time basis. It is a wonderful opportunity for senior management to spend time together and explore new ideas and inspiration for themselves, and the children and staff in their schools.

Despite an increase in the hotel’s prices, we have kept the full-time delegate rate at 2018 prices as we want to encourage as many as possible to attend the whole Conference. There is also an Early Bird offer for new headteachers and headteachers of small schools - full details of delegate fees are now available on the website and we will keep you informed of progress being made on the conference programme.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference in February.


Lynn Knapp – Conference Chair
Pip Marples – Conference Manager


** “Thank you everyone. A really fantastic range of speakers – inspirational couple of days. Good to spend time away from school with time to focus on what really matters in education”

“Speakers were energetic and inspiring, and I left feeling amazing”

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 27 February 2019 16:00 - 13:00 Crowne Plaza Hotel Map

Code: OTSA/19/39 Primary NQT Recruitment Fair 2019

**PLEASE CONTACT LORNA SHIRES, AT OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE AT THE FAIR.  PLEASE DO NOT USE THE BOOKING FUNCTION ON THIS PORTAL**

We are aware that many schools locally are finding recruitment of teachers a real challenge. Our interns are hugely valuable assets, and we would like to see as many of them as possible employed in Oxfordshire schools so that they can embark on a successful career with the support of OTSA’s NQT induction programme and stay in the community that trained them.  This is our second annual recruitment fair - last year we had over 100 student teachers come along.

As a result we are holding a Primary NQT Recruitment Fair, on Monday 4th March 2019 from 5.00–7.00pm at the Oxford Brookes University.

We are inviting Schools hoping to recruit NQTs to fill permanent positions in schools from September 2019 onwards to attend the fair free of charge; we will provide a table and 2 chairs (set up from 4.30pm) however we would ask that no more than two members of staff from each school attend due to space limitations.

** IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TABLE, PLEASE CONTACT LORNA SHIRES, AT OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:**

  • Name of School
  • Contact Name
  • Telephone & Email address

If you are unable to attend the fair, then we will set up a display table with ‘absent’ school prospectuses – please send paper copies of these documents to the Department by Friday 22nd February 2019 if you would like them to be made available to the interns.

We see this fair as an opportunity for schools to 'sell themselves', collect contact information on interested applicants and start recruiting! Our interns will be able to get 'real' information and gain confidence that they are making the right choices.

If your school has not got a school profile on the OTSA Jobs Board, please can you create one before Wednesday 27th February 2019.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Monday 4 March 2019 17:00 - 19:00 Oxford Brookes University Map

Code: ELS_Man Disc Hearing Essential Leadership Skills: Managing Disciplinary Hearings

++ 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.

By the end of this workshop you will have a good understanding of how to manage conflict that may require instigating formal procedures. In the workshop you will learn how to manage a disciplinary hearing covering all the necessary steps in order to comply with the ACAS Code of Practice on Discipline and Grievance. You will cover investigations, suspension, union representation and formal and informal outcomes.

The workshop also looks at how to manage conflict in the early stages which can lead to avoiding the formal stages of the Disciplinary Procedure.

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

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 20 March 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Unipart House Map

Code: ELS_Man Grievance He Essential Leadership Skills: Managing Grievance Hearings

++ 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.  

By the end of this workshop you will have a good understanding of how to manage complaints that may require instigating formal procedures. In the workshop you will learn each of the steps of how to manage a grievance hearing that complies with the ACAS Code of Practice on Discipline and Grievance. 

The workshop also looks at how to manage conflict in the early stages which can lead to avoiding the formal stages of the Grievance Procedure including the use of Alternative Dispute Methods (Workplace Mediation), Conciliation and Arbitration.

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

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 20 March 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/19/6 An Introduction to: Managing and Maximising TAs

They are your most important resource and most valuable classroom ally - but are you using them to their full potential?

Whether you are an NQT, Early career teacher, or new to managing a team, this session will introduce you to the essential principles for leading, utilising and cultivating the talents of your Teaching Assistants.

  • What is the role of a Teaching Assistant?
  • How can they add value to teacher input, without replacing it?
  • How can you support your support staff to feel more appreciated, valued and confident in their role?

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

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Monday 15 April 2019 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy 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

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
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

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 26 June 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Unipart House Map