20 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Tuesday 22 January 2019 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy Map

Code: OTSA/19/23 SEND Enhanced ITT session: ICT and SEND

This year OTSA is offering NQTs and teachers who are new to Special Schools the opportunity to participate in additional training sessions usually reserved for those on the SEND Enhanced Primary pathway into teaching.

Although aimed at trainee teachers, they would be equally useful to others looking to accelerate their professional development at the start of their careers, to broaden pedagogical knowledge, and develop a deeper understanding about how to meet the needs of pupils with more complex needs.

A specialist led session that will explore examples of best practice in the use of ICT to support teaching and learning for students with severe and complex difficulties.

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1 Wednesday 23 January 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Frank Wise School Map

Code: OTSA/19/22 SEND Enhanced ITT session: Teaching Pupils with Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

This year OTSA is offering NQTs and teachers who are new to Special Schools the opportunity to participate in additional training sessions usually reserved for those on the SEND Enhanced Primary pathway into teaching.

Although aimed at trainee teachers, they would be equally useful to others looking to accelerate their professional development at the start of their careers, to broaden pedagogical knowledge, and develop a deeper understanding about how to meet the needs of pupils with more complex needs.

The session will look at a whole teacher’s toolbox including Intensive Interaction to support the identification of needs and strategies for support.

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1 Wednesday 23 January 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Frank Wise School 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/18/51 Principles of Positive Behaviour Management

The success or failure of learning so often hinges on how well behaviour is managed.

The principles discussed and explored in this session will empower participants to rethink how they view and respond to behaviour.

Whether you are a Teaching Assistant, NQT, or a teacher with many years of experience, this workshop is designed to refresh how you support vulnerable pupils who exhibit challenging behaviour.

Senior Leaders and experienced class teachers from Frank Wise Special school will work with you to unpick tricky cases and address individual concerns.It will be interactive, and will give participants practical guidance on creating a positive classroom atmosphere, responding strategically to disruptive behaviour, and maximising the potential of all of the children with whom they work.

 

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1 Tuesday 26 February 2019 16:00 - 17:45 Chilton Primary School 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Tuesday 12 March 2019 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy Map