14 courses found

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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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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1 Wednesday 9 January 2019 16:00 - 17:45 Endeavour Academy Map

Code: OTSA/19/2 Principles of Communication - SEND

Communication can be a significant barrier for pupils with SEND. It can prevent them from learning, from having a voice, and from forming positive and meaningful relationships with others.

  • Why is it important how I communicate with children with SEND?
  • What is a ‘communication rich environment’, and how does it help?
  • How do I improve the quality and clarity of learning?

This session focuses on the principles of effective communication, which can be used to guide interventions and support interactions.

Whether you are a Teaching Assistant, NQT, experienced teacher or SENDCo, this workshop will help you ensure that pupils have the best chance to understand, and be understood.

Senior Leaders and experienced class teachers from Frank Wise Special school will work with you to address individual cases.

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

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1 Thursday 17 January 2019 16:00 - 17:45 Frank Wise School Map

Code: OTSA/19/8 An Introduction to: Lego Therapy

Do you have children in your setting who struggle to communicate with others? To express their feelings? To develop relationships with others? Or who are unable to problem solve?

LEGO® based therapy is more than simply playing with little multi-coloured bricks. It is a social development programme which helps children and young people to communicate with others, to relate to the world around them, and to be guided to address and resolve their problems. 

Principally aimed at children with autism, lego therapy can be used with children who have a wide range of communication, developmental and emotional health needs. This workshop is designed to equip TAs, NQTs and Early Career Teachers with an introduction to the principles of Lego Therapy - whether they are teaching in special or mainstream education setting.

What is Lego Therapy, in theory?

How can it be used to support Communication and emotional health?

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 Tuesday 22 January 2019 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy Map

Code: OTSA/19/3 Principles of Assessment - SEND

What do your pupils with SEND need to learn? Where are the gaps that are holding them back? Do some pupils leave you feeling stumped?

This session focuses on the principles of effective assessment, and how to respond to assessment outcomes.  

  • What SEND-specific assessments are there?
  • How do I establish an assessment baseline?
  • How can I use assessment results to inform target setting and future learning?

Whether you are a Teaching Assistant, NQT, experienced teacher or SENDCo, this workshop will give you a new perspective for assessing your most complex learners. 

Senior Leaders and experienced class teachers from Frank Wise Special school will be available to offer advice on individual pupils.

 

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

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1 Thursday 31 January 2019 16:00 - 17:45 Frank Wise School Map

Code: OTSA/19/13 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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1 Tuesday 12 February 2019 16:00 - 17:30 Chilton Primary School Map

Code: OTSA/19/30 Helicopter Stories - letting imagination fly

Helicopter Stories is an Early Years, Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 approach to communication and literacy skills based on the Storytelling and Story Acting curriculum of Vivian Gussin Paley, patron of MakeBelieve Arts. MakeBelieve Arts has been pioneering this work in the UK since its conception in 2002. It forms part of their Storytelling Curriculum.

Trisha Lee delivers a lively, engaging and interactive training day exploring story scribing and story acting with young children.

The training uses Trisha's bestselling book "Princesses, Dragons and Helicopter Stories" as a resource and a copy of the book is included for each delegate.

The Benefits of Helicopter stories:·
An inclusive, whole-class pproach which values every child’s contribution;·
Facilitates high levels of engagement;·
Creates confidence and self- assurance;·
Supports the development of speaking skills as children express and share their ideas;·
Helps to develop accurate, active listening skills and understanding; ·
Supports co-operative and collaborative and creative learning; ·
Develops positive relationships within a shared storytelling experience;·
Allows children to explore the power of words as they see their stories come to life, and develop their ability to use and adapt language to communicate;·
Offers children a bridge into the world of story writing as they begin to see the links between the oral stories they compose and the words on a page.

 Feedback on Helicopter Stories:·
"Whoop whoop! Story scribing and helicopter storying are fab! Ahead of my moderation visit tomorrow my head met with me yesterday and the previous evening and was so pleased with the number of children who are writing and more than that writing independently!" ( feedback on Helicopter stories in practise)

  

Audience: EYFS practitioners and teachers / KS1 Teachers / SEND Practitioners working in schools and settings.

Cost: £115+VAT to include lunch and a copy of "Princesses, Dragons and Helicopter Stories" by Trisha Lee.

To find out more about Helicopter Stories and Trisha Lee please click here.

In its simplest form, Helicopter Stories lets children dictate their stories which are written down verbatim, exactly as they are told, by an EYFS or Key Stage 1 practitioner. The children then gather around a taped out stage and the stories are acted out.

Alongside the simplicity of this approach is an ethos that is child-centred, creating a culture of curiosity and wonder at the dexterity of children’s imaginings during both the telling and the acting out of their stories.

This holistic approach uses the power of storytelling to develop key curriculum areas such as creativity, communication and language, personal, social and emotional skills in the Early Years and Key Stage 1 classroom, giving children's stories a voice in a safe space.

 

 

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1 Wednesday 6 March 2019 09:15 - 15:00 Hill End Centre Map

Code: OTSA/19/7 An Introduction to: Social StoriesĀ 

Do you have pupils who struggle with new experiences, or transitioning between places and activities? Who find social situations difficult, or lack empathy?

Social stories can be miniature manuals for young children. Presented through the art of storytelling, you can use them to teach children about behavioral norms, routines and expectations in an engaging and relatable way.

Senior Leaders and experienced class teachers from the Iffley Academy will be available to offer advice on individual pupils.

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

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1 Tuesday 12 March 2019 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy Map

Code: OTSA/18/120 Emotion Coaching

Emotion Coaching aims to empower the education and early years workforce with strategies to approach communication and behaviour effectively and empathetically. Through building awareness of attachments, emotions and self-regulation, professionals will acquire skills to empathise and unpick the reasons behind behaviour. This course will cover the following:
Six emotions and what they mean in everyday life
Stress regulatory systems
Positive, tolerable and toxic stress
Vagal Tone
Impact of secure attachments and co-regulation
Meta-emotion
Safe haven and secure base
Mirror neurons
What Emotion Coaching means in practice
The four steps to Emotion Coaching

The Emotion Coaching approach enables participants to feel valued and in control of situations. Emotion Coaching strengthens practise and provision through the promotion of positive relationships with children, practitioners and parents.

 

Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.

Cost £85+vat to include lunch and refreshments

 

 

 

 

 

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1 Thursday 28 March 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/19/11 An Introduction to: Fundamental Skills

While many children acquire skills naturally as they grow and play, children with learning difficulties often need cognitive skills to be purposefully taught. Without this, developmental gaps result which affects their learning across all curriculum areas, especially Literacy and Maths.

This workshop is designed to support you to meet the needs of children whose abilities do not yet reach Level 1 of the National Curriculum. It will introduce TAs, NQTs, Early Career Teachers and SENDCos to the prerequisite skills that underpin all learning, and how they can explicitly teach and assess the very small pre-Literacy and pre-Numeracy skills that some children need to take in order to make progress.

This is useful to those teaching in special or mainstream education settings, and in Early Years, Primary or Secondary phases.

The session will be led by senior leaders at Bardwell school, a Special School for children aged 2 - 19 in Bicester. It will be interactive, and will give participants practical guidance on using assessment to maximise the potential of all of the children with whom they work.

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

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1 Monday 1 April 2019 16:00 - 17:45 Bardwell School Map