20 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.

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

Code: OTSA/18/70 An Introduction to: Teaching Phonics

This workshop is an introduction to teaching phonological awareness, including basic initial letter sounds, blending and segmenting.

It is aimed at Early Years practitioners in any school, nursery, or childcare environment, to support the learning of children with special educational needs and disabilities, but would also be of interest to teachers and TAs from Special schools who work with children with severe, complex or profound disabilities, and of all ages.

This course will give you an understanding in how to identify and teach children who are accessing phonics at the early stages. It will allow you to teach children basic phonological awareness following each child’s individual learning style. It will give practical ideas to allow children, including those with SEN, to access phonics at phase 1 and 2 of the Government’s Letters and Sounds initiative.

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1 Tuesday 6 November 2018 16:00 - 17:45 Kingfisher 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.

 

 

 

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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/18/98 Early Years NQT/Teachers new to EYFS training

Oxfordshire County Council’s Early Years Team will be running a three-day training course for NQTs and Teachers New to the EYFS. This course will cover meeting the requirements of the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage including those relating to safeguarding and welfare, finding out about how to create inspiring and challenging environments to support children’s learning and development, exploring  the observation, assessment and planning cycle, and how this informs progress and understanding the statutory assessment duties when completing the EYFS profile. You will also get a chance to work alongside other teachers who are new to early years and more experienced teachers.

 

It can be booked through https://oxfordshirecpdonline.com where you can find full details and terms and conditions.

 

£100 per delegate

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 15 November 2018 09:30 - 15:30 Kassam Stadium Map

Code: OTSA/19/4 An Introduction to: Working with disabled people to plan for their lives

We know that lives can be transformed when schools work in partnership with the child, their family and other agencies. This workshop is designed to introduce you to effective person centred planning, and to offer practical tools and proven strategies that can support you to develop it in your setting.

This workshop is designed to equip TAs, NQTs, Early Career Teachers and SENDCos with an introduction to the principles of Person Centred Planning - whether they are teaching in special or mainstream education setting.

  • What is Person Centred Planning?
  • How can I implement it in my setting?
  • How do I need to rethink my practice?

The session will be led by senior leaders and experienced teachers at Endeavour Academy, a school and residential setting for children and young people with Autism and severe learning difficulties aged 9 – 19. It will be interactive, and will give participants practical guidance on how to implement person centred planning to raise outcomes for all of the children with whom they work.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 21 November 2018 16:00 - 17:45 Endeavour Academy Map

Code: OTSA/18/110 Introducing Woodwork in the Early Years (AM sessions)

Woodwork is hugely popular and provides a rich source of enjoyment as well as learning. The impact is
profound and long term. Deep levels of engagement and intense concentration are common and the children
often remain involved in their explorations for extended periods.

Woodworking allows children many opportunities including; expressing their imagination, problem solving and sustained perseverance with
challenging tasks. The learning outcomes have been remarkable and encompass all areas of the EYFS.


This practical workshop will look at ways in which woodworking can be safely introduced in your early years
settings. We will look at the theory and how woodwork meets many learning and development aspects of the
EYFS. We will examine the historical context and look at examples from other countries that have been working
successfully with wood for many years. There will be explanations of the most suitable tools for young children
and instruction on how best to use them. We will look at the most suitable woods. Information on potential
suppliers of wood/ tools will be provided. Explanations on how to set up a woodworking area. Suggestions for
activities, open-ended explorations and longer term projects. There will be practical sessions for practitioners
to explore the tools, gain confidence and share the experience of making creations in wood.

There will be project to work on between the two sessions to enable practitioners to confidently introduce woodwork into their classroom or setting. 

Two part course: 21st November and 4th March

Cost £100 +VAT including all materials

Venue: Hill End Centre, Oxford

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 21 November 2018 09:30 - 12:30 Hill End Centre Map
2 Monday 4 March 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hill End Centre Map

Code: OTSA/18/111 Introducing Woodwork in the Early Years (PM sessions)

Woodwork is hugely popular and provides a rich source of enjoyment as well as learning. The impact is
profound and long term. Deep levels of engagement and intense concentration are common and the children
often remain involved in their explorations for extended periods.

Woodworking allows children many opportunities including; expressing their imagination, problem solving and sustained perseverance with
challenging tasks. The learning outcomes have been remarkable and encompass all areas of the EYFS.


This practical workshop will look at ways in which woodworking can be safely introduced in your early years
settings. We will look at the theory and how woodwork meets many learning and development aspects of the
EYFS. We will examine the historical context and look at examples from other countries that have been working
successfully with wood for many years. There will be explanations of the most suitable tools for young children
and instruction on how best to use them. We will look at the most suitable woods. Information on potential
suppliers of wood/ tools will be provided. Explanations on how to set up a woodworking area. Suggestions for
activities, open-ended explorations and longer term projects. There will be practical sessions for practitioners
to explore the tools, gain confidence and share the experience of making creations in wood.

There will be project to work on between the two sessions to enable practitioners to confidently introduce woodwork into their classroom or setting. 

Two part course: 21st November and 4th March

Time: 1 - 4pm

Cost £100 +VAT including all materials

Venue: Hill End Centre, Oxford

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 21 November 2018 13:00 - 16:00 Hill End Centre Map
2 Monday 4 March 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Hill End Centre Map

Code: OTSA/19/1 Principles of Effective, Whole-class Differentiation

Differentiating lessons is a core responsibility for all classroom staff, but it can be difficult to know how to meet individual needs.

This session grounds participants in the principles that support all learners to achieve their maximum potential. 

Whether you are a Teaching Assistant, NQT or a teacher seeking some professional rejuvenation, this workshop is designed to  lead to more creative, more inclusive, and ultimately more productive differentiation.

Senior Leaders and experienced class teachers from Frank Wise Special school will work with you to support on individual concerns.

 

£50 + VAT per person, or £25 +VAT for NQTs

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 29 November 2018 16:00 - 17:30 Frank Wise School Map

Code: OTSA/19/9 An Introduction to: Restorative Practice

Whether you are a Teaching Assistant, NQT or an experienced teacher, at some point you will have to deal with bullying and conflicts in the school.

This session grounds participants in the principles of Restorative Practice, which supports all learners to resolve conflict and prevent harm.

There is good evidence that restorative practice delivers a wide range of benefits for schools, alleviating problems such as bullying, classroom disruption, truancy and poor attendance, antisocial behaviour, and disputes.

Senior Leaders and experienced class teachers from the Iffley Academy will work with you to support on individual concerns.

 

£50 + VAT per person, or £25 +VAT for NQTs

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 13 December 2018 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy Map

Code: OTSA/19/5 An Introduction to: Teaching Children with Autism

This workshop is aimed at those working with children who have Autism, and is delivered by a special school teacher with previous experience in working with students with Autism within Early Years and Primary and is currently working with young people aged 10-19.

This workshop is designed to equip TAs, NQTs, Early Career Teachers and SENDCos with an introduction to teaching children with Autism - whether they are teaching in a special or mainstream education setting. It would be relevant for classroom practitioners in all phases, including Early Years and Post-16.

The session will be led by an experienced teacher at Endeavour Academy, a school and residential setting for children and young people with Autism and severe learning difficulties aged 10 – 19. It will be interactive, and will give participants practical guidance on how to support, teach and improve the outcomes for children with Autism with whom they work.

 

£50 + VAT per person, or £25 +VAT for NQTs

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 9 January 2019 16:00 - 17:45 Endeavour Academy Map