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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”

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1 Wednesday 27 February 2019 16:00 - 13:00 Crowne Plaza Hotel Map

Code: OTSA/19/47 Supporting Attendance Project

Issues with Attendance in your school?

Join us for a free afternoon workshop, where you can share thoughts and ideas with other schools.

Look at the action plans and progress of schools who have been working on implementing new processes.

Listen to the presentations from schools who have improved the percentages of their Persistent Absences.

Discuss the context and specific issues in your school with an OCC Attendance Officer.

 

 

FREE Workshop

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1 Thursday 28 February 2019 13:00 - 15:30 Kassam Stadium 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 5.00–6:30pm 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.

 

Primary Schools are also welcome to sign up for the OXFORDSHIRE JOBS FAIR on Saturday 23rd March 2019.

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1 Monday 4 March 2019 17:00 - 18:30 Oxford Brookes University Map

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

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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/19/38 SEND and School Governance - Getting it right and making it work

SEND and School Governance - Getting it right and making it work

Frameworks to support Governors, Trustees and school leaders to ask the right questions, in order to improve outcomes for learners with SEND. 

Whole School SEND has published six self-evaluation frameworks aimed at improving the quality of provision in schools for children and young people with SEND. There is a lot of commonality between these frameworks; they provoke dialogue, they promote conscious competency, and they challenge school practitioners to do better. Each framework provides users with a distinct lens through which to view themselves.

The SEND Governance Review offers a school-wide perspective to those whose responsibilities are more likely to be entirely strategic. Governors and Trustees can use it to identify precisely what their roles might be and how they can hold the leaders of settings accountable internally.

Simon Knight will lead this event. 

Simon Knight, Joint Headteacher at Frank Wise School, helped to write the DfE’s Professional Standards for Teaching Assistants and Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development. He helped develop a national STSS model in his role as the Programme Director for the Whole School SEND Consortium (WSS), delivering the Government’s SEND Workforce Reform Contract. Simon was a contributory author of The SEND Review, the SEND Governance Review, the SEND MAT Review, and led the development of the SEND Reflection Framework. These materials have been downloaded more than 5000 times. As National SEND lead for WSS Simon is working to develop a schools-led community of practice, currently numbering approximately 4000 schools and a further 3000 individuals. Simon has worked nationally to support the Local Areas who have had to complete a Written Statement of Action in response to their OfSTED / CQC SEND inspection. This has been focussed on harnessing the expertise that exists within the system locally, regionally and nationally. Simon writes and provides expert comment for the national education press and speaks widely on a variety of SEND topics, as well as providing advice to a number of individuals and organisations on SEND related matters.

Dr Adam Boddison will also be speaking at this event. Adam is the Chief Executive for Nasen and the Director of Whole School SEND. Prior to this, Adam held a number of senior education roles including Director of the Centre for Professional Education at the University of Warwick, Academic Principal for IGGY (an educational social network for gifted teenagers) and West Midlands Area Coordinator for the Further Mathematics Support Programme. In addition to a range of teaching and leadership posts in both primary and secondary schools, Adam has a portfolio of education research and international education projects.

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1 Tuesday 12 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 DCS Conference Centre 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

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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

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

Code: OTSA/19/45 Oxfordshire Ofsted Consultation Conference (EVENT FULL)

Is it possible to be the Headteacher you want to be alongside the new Ofsted framework? 
How do we ensure your vision, values and beliefs can be part of the future of education?

With the release of the proposed new Ofsted framework, OTSA and OCC have organised an afternoon for Oxfordshire leaders to debate and discuss its content, as well as creating a formal response.

Ofsted have adopted a new approach in their preparation for the launch of a new framework (Early Years framework), releasing a consultation paper together with their research findings and the framework proposal.

To support an informed response, OTSA and OCC are delighted that Prof. Becky Allen, previously Professor of Education at UCL, has agreed to speak at the event. Becky has spoken and written extensively about disadvantaged students and the Pupil Premium:-

Schedule for the event:
1:00   Refreshments and registration
1:30   Welcome from OTSA and OCC
          Keynote from Professor Becky Allen
          Amongst the Evolution: Does the new framework work for disadvantaged students?
2:30   Consultation workshop led by Sarah Brinkley, Headteacher of John Mason School
4:15   Closing remarks
4:30   Finish

It is essential that all delegates wishing to attend have read the proposed framework and consultation paper prior to the event. During the workshop, a carousel will allow leaders to collate their response to the six identified proposals from the consultation:-  

Proposal 1 
To what extent do you agree or disagree with the proposal to introduce a ‘quality of education’ judgement?

Proposal 2
To what extent do you agree or disagree with the proposed separation of inspection judgements about  learners’ personal development and learners’ behaviour and attitudes? 

Proposal 3
EYFS - To what extent do you agree or disagree that the judgements will work well for?

Proposal 4
To what extent do you agree or disagree with the proposed focus of section 8 inspections of good schools and non-exempt outstanding schools and the proposal to increase the length of these inspections from the current one day to two days? 

Proposal 5
To what extent do you agree or disagree with the proposed introduction of on-site preparation for all section 5 inspections, and for section 8 inspections of good schools, on the afternoon prior to the inspection?

Proposal 6
To what extent do you agree or disagree with our proposal not to look at non-statutory internal progress and attainment data and our reasons why?   

Proposal 3 is specifically aimed at Early Years, but we are looking to have representation from all phases and key stakeholders so our response gives a balanced view of Oxfordshire schools. 

To ensure the event is manageable, places will be limited. In the event of over-subscription, names will be drawn at random. 

Following the event, the response paper will be shared with non-attending Headteachers who may wish to add their names before submitting to Ofsted (deadline 11:45pm on 5th April).

This event is FREE to all Oxfordshire EYFS, maintained schools and academies.

 

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1 Friday 22 March 2019 13:00 - 16:30 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/19/42 Oxfordshire Jobs Fair (Nursery - Primary - Special - Secondary)

TO BOOK A PLACE PLEASE CLICK HERE AND EMAIL THE NECESSARY INFORMATION 

With recruitment of teachers being an ever-growing issue for schools, we are pleased to offer all Oxfordshire schools the opportunity to meet teachers looking for their next post. 

On the day, you will have the opportunity to connect with teachers looking for a job in Oxfordshire…and if you find a good candidate you can choose to interview them on the day (bookable rooms available on the day). 

Schools attending will be asked to identify existing or future vacancies, thereby allowing candidate profiles to be forwarded prior to the event. The event has been advertised nationally so some candidates may be looking to relocate to Oxfordshire. 

  • A maximum of two staff members per school are allowed to attend - two packed lunches will be provided for each attending school.
  • Schools will be provided with a table and two chairs.

On the day
0830 hours - Doors open for schools to set up
0930 hours - Doors open for candidates / Registration & Refreshments
1000 hours - Fair opens to candidates
1030 hours - Open session to all candidates: Teaching in Oxfordshire: Advice on living and working as a teacher
1200-1300 hours - Lunch (packed lunch provided for schools)
1330-1430 hours - Open session to all candidates: Teaching in Oxfordshire: Advice on living and working as a teacher
1500 hours - Fair closes 

The cost for Oxfordshire Schools to attend is £50 per school

IF YOU WISH TO BOOK A PLACE, PLEASE EMAIL SARAH KNIGHT - YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

School name:
School address:
School phone number:
Contact name of lead person:
Contact phone number/mobile
Contact email address:
Name(s) of additional staff (if known):

Vacancies the school is looking to fill. Info that has to be included - this will enable delegate profiles to  be matched prior to the event: 

Class teacher
a) Key stage?
b) Subject?
c) Full time/part time/flexible?

 

Leadership positions 
a) responsibility area(s) of post?
b) Full time/part time/flexible

The Oxfordshire Jobs Fair is a collaboration with:

Oxfordshire Strategic Schools Partnership Board (SSPB)
TES
Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance (OTSA)

TO BOOK A PLACE PLEASE CLICK HERE AND EMAIL THE NECESSARY INFORMATION

 

By booking a place you are agreeing to these terms and conditions

 

 

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1 Saturday 23 March 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Oxford Spires Academy 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

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1 Monday 15 April 2019 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy Map