24 courses found

Code: OTSA/19/12 SEND Reviewer Training

Have you read the SEND Review Framework, produced by London Leadership Strategy and the Whole School SEND Consortium?

Would you like to be trained to be a SEND Reviewer, yourself, in order to Review your own school or others?

Whether you are a Headteacher, SENCo or member of the Senior Leadership Team, participating in the SEND Review process is a rewarding and enriching experience that supports professional development, develops knowledge and inspires new ideas and ways of working.

It could also make a significant impact on the outcomes of pupils with SEND in your school.

This training event costs £130 + VAT, and includes lunch.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 31 October 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Ripon College Cuddesdon Map

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

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 New Marston Primary 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/18/102 Exploring Leadership Programme - Oxford City 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

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 7 November 2018 13:30 - 16:30 Wheatley Park School Map
2 Wednesday 16 January 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Wheatley Park School Map
3 Wednesday 6 March 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Wheatley Park School Map
4 Wednesday 1 May 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Wheatley Park School Map
5 Wednesday 19 June 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Wheatley Park School Map

Code: OTSA/18/105 Primary Aspiring Leadership Team Programme

The Aspiring Leadership Team provides leadership training and inspiration for those existing Primary leaders who aspire to be part of the school Leadership Team, or who have already been seconded to the Leadership Team for a limited period. The programme aims to develop a greater understanding of current educational issues and their whole-school implications for senior leaders.

  •  3 twilight sessions led by Headteachers in their own schools, each focusing on an area of leadership. Perhaps on a case study of something that has been particularly rewarding
  •  1 twilight session led by a senior leader on “Making the first step to senior leadership’
  •  1 daytime session as a “blink’ style visit to a primary school to see the impact of leadership, and to demonstrate how priorities are identified
  •  1 twilight session to review all learning and plan next steps 

 

Cost £300 per participant

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 8 November 2018 16:00 - 18:00 Millbrook Primary School Map
2 Thursday 17 January 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Middle Barton school Map
3 Wednesday 13 March 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Millbrook Primary School Map
4 Thursday 9 May 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Windmill Primary School Map
5 Tuesday 9 July 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Millbrook Primary 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

 

Essential Information
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/18/41 Leading the EYFS with Skill and Confidence

To lead a team effectively and inspire a continual drive towards excellence requires highest quality leadership.

This long-term project will support leaders to deepen their understanding of the multi-faceted nature of their role; ensuring they are able to motivate and inspire their teams, whilst remaining focussed on what matters for young children. The programme has been designed to provide you with many opportunities to reflect upon your own expertise and enrich your professional knowledge of outstanding early years education.

Throughout the course you will be invited to participate in variety of a gap tasks. Each will be designed to support you in your leadership journey and there will be opportunities to share and celebrate the groups learning on a fourth day to be arranged with delegates.

 This course is being run in Oxfordshire for OTSA by Early Excellence.

The three dates are: 13th November, 21st January and 12th March. The fourth session to celebrate and share the groups learning will be agreed with delegates.

The cost for this course is £395+vat.

 

The details of the three days are as follows:
Day 1 - Leading Values and agreeing outstanding practice in the Early Years

The project will begin by establishing clarity about what we want for young children and confident learners through school, taking delegates back to their motivations as educators as well as establishing a clear vision of excellence and strategy for school. The afternoon will explore the key elements of best practice and how the optimum conditions for learning are created for their children. We will then look at current methods of reflection and how they inform priorities for change.

Day 2 – Leading People

During the day we will consider and decide on how to effectively manage and lead others. Methods of mentoring and a range of performance management techniques including staff led action research will be shared and explored. From this, leaders will have begun to design effective staff development programmes as well as raising the profile of Early Years within whole school improvement strategies and the wider Early Years community.

Day 3 – Leading Accountability

A review of current approaches to assessment and how data can be used to inform practice as well as whole school strategy and operational systems. The rationale behind your choice of recording, documenting and reporting progress to internal and external partners, including parents, will be discussed and explored.

 

If you would like to speak to someone who attended this course in 2017-18 please contact us and we will out you in touch.

 

 

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Tuesday 13 November 2018 09:30 - 15:30 Unipart House Map
2 Monday 21 January 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Unipart House Map
3 Tuesday 12 March 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/18/92 Middle Leadership Programme - OXFORD CITY 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 fifth 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 Leadership Programme - £400 + VAT

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 14 November 2018 09:00 - 12:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map
2 Thursday 6 December 2018 13:00 - 16:30 The Oxford Academy Map
3 Monday 21 January 2019 13:00 - 16:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map
4 Wednesday 27 February 2019 13:00 - 16:30 The Oxford Academy Map
5 Thursday 9 May 2019 13:00 - 16:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map
6 Thursday 19 September 2019 13:00 - 16:30 The Oxford Academy Map
7 Wednesday 9 October 2019 16:00 - 17:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map

Code: OTSA/18/103 Exploring Leadership Programme - Banbury 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

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 15 November 2018 13:30 - 16:30 The Warriner School Map
2 Thursday 17 January 2019 13:30 - 16:30 The Warriner School Map
3 Thursday 14 March 2019 16:15 - 17:45 The Warriner School Map
4 Thursday 9 May 2019 16:15 - 17:45 The Warriner School Map
5 Thursday 27 June 2019 13:30 - 16:30 The Warriner School Map

Code: OTSA/18/84 Middle Leadership Programme - ABINGDON 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 Leadership Programme - £400 + VAT

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Tuesday 20 November 2018 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
2 Tuesday 15 January 2019 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
3 Tuesday 26 February 2019 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
4 Thursday 25 April 2019 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
5 Tuesday 21 May 2019 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
6 Tuesday 2 July 2019 15:00 - 18:00 Fitzharrys School Map

Code: OTSA/18/106 Exploring Leadership Programme - South Oxon 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 Wednesday 21 November 2018 13:30 - 16:30 Wallingford School Map
2 Tuesday 22 January 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Wallingford School Map
3 Thursday 21 March 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Wallingford School Map
4 Monday 20 May 2019 16:15 - 17:45 Wallingford School Map
5 Tuesday 25 June 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Wallingford School Map