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Code: OTSA/18/55 Growing Future Leaders + CLOSING DATE FRIDAY 21st SEPTEMBER +

++ APPLICATION WINDOW FOR THE GROWING FUTURE LEADERS PROGRAMME IS NOW OPEN ++

Please download the GFL prospectus and application form from the portal. Completed application forms will need to be returned to info@otsa.org.uk by midday on Friday 21st September 2018.


Applicants and headteachers will be notified of the outcome of the application within the first week of Term 1, 2018. By submitting this application you acknowledge that you have read and accept the terms and conditions of booking (see T&Cs on OTSA website).

 

The Growing Future Leaders Programme is designed to help develop outstanding school leaders for the future – the next generation of headteachers who are capable and confident in working in a very different environment to the historic models of leadership in schools. The programme will develop potential at any stage of a teacher’s career and sustain and reinforce personal ambition and professional aspiration in order to create a cohort of leaders committed to securing excellence for all in our schools.

While it is concerned with the future of leadership the programme is also designed to enhance participants’ current practice and make a direct impact on their school and, in particular, develop confidence in leading teaching and learning, closing the gap and as a systems leader, has a focus on collaborative working.

The programme was designed by Professor John West-Burnham working with over 30 headteachers and deputy headteachers in Oxfordshire and he is again leading the Programme in 2018/19.

 

Cost to attend:

OTSA partner schools - £850 + VAT
OTSA non parter schools* - £1100 + VAT

*It is free to join the OTSA

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 October 2018 08:45 - 16:00 Unipart House Map
2 12 November 2018 08:45 - 16:00 Unipart House Map
3 22 January 2019 08:45 - 16:00 Unipart House Map
4 05 March 2019 08:45 - 16:00 Unipart House Map
5 30 April 2019 08:45 - 16:00 Unipart House Map
6 21 June 2019 08:45 - 16:00 Unipart House 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 09 October 2018 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map
2 06 November 2018 09:15 - 12:15 New Marston Primary School Map
3 15 January 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map
4 05 March 2019 09:15 - 12:15 St Ebbe's Church of England Primary School Map
5 30 April 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map
6 04 June 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/18/36 Headteacher Leadership Programme (EVENT FULL)

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 Alex Pett. Alex is a leadership development and organisational change specialist with 15 years’ experience of helping senior leaders to establish the leadership capabilities and behaviours necessary to underpin performance improvement. Previously Alex 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

‘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 programme was a great opportunity to really properly think about and consider what constitutes effective leadership. The content and conversations with the other headteachers helped challenge and support my thinking and improve my own leadership skills, ultimately for the benefit of my whole organisation.’   Jane Tailby, Headteacher, Middle Barton 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, Horspath CE Primary School

 

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 October 2018 09:00 - 17:00 Ripon College Cuddesdon Map
2 18 October 2018 09:00 - 16:00 Ripon College Cuddesdon Map
3 16 November 2018 09:00 - 16:00 Ripon College Cuddesdon Map

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 31 October 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Ripon College Cuddesdon Map

Code: OTSA/18/85 Middle Leadership Programme - 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, 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 Leader Programme - £400 (+ VAT)

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 November 2018 09:00 - 12:30 Lord Williams's Lower School Map
2 03 December 2018 09:00 - 12:30 Lord Williams's Lower School Map
3 25 January 2019 09:00 - 14:30 Lord Williams's Lower School Map
4 18 March 2019 09:00 - 12:30 Lord Williams's Lower School Map
5 15 May 2019 13:00 - 16:30 Lord Williams's Lower School Map
6 20 June 2019 09:00 - 13:00 Lord Williams's Lower 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 13 November 2018 09:30 - 15:30 Unipart House Map
2 21 January 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Unipart House Map
3 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 14 November 2018 09:00 - 12:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map
2 06 December 2018 13:00 - 16:30 The Oxford Academy Map
3 21 January 2019 13:00 - 16:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map
4 27 February 2019 13:00 - 16:30 The Oxford Academy Map
5 09 May 2019 13:00 - 16:30 Oxford Spires Academy Map
6 19 September 2019 13:00 - 16:30 The Oxford Academy Map
7 09 October 2019 16:00 - 17:30 Oxford Spires Academy 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 20 November 2018 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
2 15 January 2019 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
3 26 February 2019 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
4 25 April 2019 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
5 21 May 2019 14:00 - 17:00 Fitzharrys School Map
6 02 July 2019 15:00 - 18:00 Fitzharrys School Map

Code: OTSA/18/88 Secondary Aspiring Leadership Team Programme (2018/19)

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.

Outline:
- 5 twilight sessions led by Headteachers in their own schools, each focusing on an area of leadership.
- The final session to include a review of all learning with time to plan next steps.

Audience:
Middle leaders in secondary schools who have not completed GFL, but may have completed middle leader training through OTSA or in-house training.

Providers:
Current head and other senior school leaders

Foci:
Session 1 - People, Processes and Culture: an holistic view of leadership (Paul James, The Cherwell School)
Session 2 - Leadership in a complex environment: SEND and accountability for all (Simon Knight, Frank Wise School)
Session 3 - Title TBC (Wyll Willis, Wallingford School)
Session 4 - Title TBC (Fin Lewis, Brightwell Primary School)
Session 5 - Walking the Walk: Characteristics of effective leadership (Rick Holroyd, King Alfred's Academy) 


Cost for all partner/non partner schools:
£300 + VAT (per delegate)

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Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 November 2018 16:30 - 18:30 The Cherwell School Map
2 22 January 2019 16:30 - 18:30 Frank Wise School Map
3 12 March 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Wallingford School Map
4 16 May 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Brightwell-cum-Sutwell Church of England Primary School Map
5 03 July 2019 16:00 - 18:00 King Alfred's Academy (West Site) 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 15 April 2019 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy Map