13 courses found

Code: OTSA/19/73 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 Thursday 21 November 2019 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy Map

Code: OTSA/19/123 Middle Leadership Programme 2019/20 (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, has been successfully running for a number of years, it 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 selected local clusters across the region. 


Cost to attend Middle Leadership Programme - £400 + VAT

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Monday 25 November 2019 09:00 - 12:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map
2 Wednesday 11 December 2019 13:00 - 16:30 The Oxford Academy Map
3 Tuesday 21 January 2020 13:00 - 16:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map
4 Thursday 13 February 2020 13:00 - 16:30 The Oxford Academy Map
5 Wednesday 6 May 2020 13:00 - 16:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map
6 Thursday 17 September 2020 13:00 - 16:30 The Oxford Academy Map
7 Wednesday 7 October 2020 16:00 - 17:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map

Code: OTSA/19/137 Exploring Leadership Programme - Banbury Cluster

The Exploring Leadership Programme is aimed at teachers who have completed their NQT year, demonstrated they are effective classroom practitioners and have a high commitment to professional learning but as yet have just limited or no experience of leadership.
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of effective leadership as well as a greater awareness of their own leadership strengths and areas for development. They will also have the opportunity to 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 28 November 2019 13:30 - 16:30 The Warriner School Map
2 Thursday 30 January 2020 16:15 - 17:45 The Warriner School Map
3 Thursday 12 March 2020 16:15 - 17:45 The Warriner School Map
4 Thursday 14 May 2020 16:15 - 17:45 The Warriner School Map
5 Thursday 18 June 2020 13:30 - 16:30 The Warriner School Map

Code: OTSA/19/114 Designing your Curriculum

Designing your Curriculum

With the placing of the Curriculum at the heart of the new Ofsted Inspection Framework, it is critical that schools embrace the opportunity to consider whether their current curriculum is fit for purpose and the sustained impact it has on children as learners. 

Early Excellence has developed a new course to help schools strategically address this challenge; drawing on the themes of Intent, Implementation and Impact

This innovative course will offer school leaders and their teams the ideal opportunity to critically evaluate their current curriculum and examine different pedagogical approaches to designing a ‘bold and ambitious curriculum that gives every child a full, deep, rich education’ as called for by the Head of Ofsted. We will explore in depth what a connected, quality curriculum really looks like and address the concept of ‘Cultural Capital’ and how this aligns with your vision for your school

We recommend that when possible more than one delegate attends from each school to maximise the opportunity for cross-phase strategic planning – a key element of addressing the issue of progression.

Date: Monday 2nd December 2019
Cost: £125 + VAT ( This price gives a £75 discount on the equivalent London course)
Venue: St Hughs Hall, Woodstock,OX20 1JH
Lunch and Refreshments included

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Monday 2 December 2019 09:30 - 16:00 St Hughs Hall Map

Code: OTSA/19/138 Middle Leadership Programme 2019/20 (Thame 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 has been successfully running for a number of years and 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.

 

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

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Monday 2 December 2019 09:00 - 12:30 Lord Williams's Lower School Map
2 Friday 17 January 2020 09:00 - 12:30 Lord Williams's Lower School Map
3 Monday 10 February 2020 09:00 - 14:30 Lord Williams's Lower School Map
4 Monday 16 March 2020 09:00 - 12:30 Lord Williams's Lower School Map
5 Wednesday 13 May 2020 13:00 - 16:30 Lord Williams's Lower School Map
6 Thursday 25 June 2020 09:00 - 13:00 Lord Williams's Lower School Map

Code: OTSA/19/121 Middle Leadership Programme 2019/20 (Abingdon cluster) (EVENT FULL)

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, has been successfully running for a number of years, it 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 selected local clusters across the region.

 

Cost to attend Middle Leadership Programme -£400 + VAT

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Tuesday 19 November 2019 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
2 Thursday 9 January 2020 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
3 Tuesday 25 February 2020 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
4 Tuesday 28 April 2020 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
5 Thursday 21 May 2020 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
6 Thursday 2 July 2020 15:00 - 18:00 Fitzharrys School Map

Code: OTSA/19/134 Exploring Leadership Programme - Oxford City Cluster (EVENT FULL)

The Exploring Leadership Programme is aimed at teachers who have completed their NQT year, demonstrated they are effective classroom practitioners and have a high commitment to professional learning but as yet have just limited or no experience of leadership.
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of effective leadership as well as a greater awareness of their own leadership strengths and areas for development. They will also have the opportunity to 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Monday 18 November 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Wheatley Park School Map
2 Monday 13 January 2020 16:15 - 17:45 Wheatley Park School Map
3 Monday 9 March 2020 16:15 - 17:45 Wheatley Park School Map
4 Monday 11 May 2020 16:15 - 17:45 Wheatley Park School Map
5 Monday 15 June 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Wheatley Park School Map

Code: OTSA/19/101 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 focused 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 a variety of 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: 25th November, 13th January & 9th March 

The cost for this course is £385+ 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.

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Monday 13 January 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Unipart House Map
2 Monday 9 March 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Unipart House Map
3 Tuesday 12 May 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/19/62 Early Headship Programme 2019/20

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, Tracey Smith and Tina Farr. 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.

COST:

Leadership theme workshops:
£150*
(£650)

Coaching only
£500*
(£750)

Workshops & Coaching
£650*
(£1400)


Cost
*The reduced rates are contingent on participants attending all of the sessions for the programme/s to which they have committed. Should a participant miss a session due to foreseen or avoidable circumstances the full fee will become payable. The cost of the subsidy is being met by Oxfordshire Strategic Schools Partnership (OSSP). 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 1 October 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map
2 Wednesday 6 November 2019 09:15 - 12:15 New Marston Primary School Map
3 Tuesday 14 January 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map
4 Tuesday 17 March 2020 09:15 - 12:15 TBC Map
5 Tuesday 28 April 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map
6 Tuesday 16 June 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/19/146 Primary Aspiring Leadership Team Programme

The Aspiring Leadership Team provides leadership training and inspiration for those existing 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.

Please note that the first session takes place at Woodstock Primary School and different venues thereafter. 

Cost is £300 + VAT per participant

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 15 January 2020 16:00 - 18:00 Woodstock Church of England Primary School Map
2 Thursday 30 January 2020 16:00 - 18:00 The Ace Centre Nursery School Map
3 Thursday 19 March 2020 16:00 - 18:00 Rose Hill Primary School Map
4 Thursday 7 May 2020 16:00 - 18:00 Windmill Primary School Map
5 Wednesday 17 June 2020 16:00 - 18:00 Caldecott Primary School Map