15 courses found

Code: OTSA/18/51 Principles of Positive Behaviour Management (Cancelled)

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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1 Tuesday 12 March 2019 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy 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: OTSA/19/25 SEND Enhanced ITT session: Taking education beyond the classroom

To understand the importance of ensuring that learning is as transferable as possible. 

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1 Wednesday 20 March 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Springfield School (Oxfordshire) Map

Code: OTSA/19/24 SEND Enhanced ITT session: The pedagogy of 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 delivered session to explore what pedagogy means in the context of SEND and what particular areas need to be considered when approaching SEND specific teaching.

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1 Wednesday 20 March 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Springfield School (Oxfordshire) 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

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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Monday 15 April 2019 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy Map

Code: OTSA/19/44 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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1 Wednesday 24 April 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Ripon College Cuddesdon Map

Code: OTSA/18/123 Quality of Life (QoL) Peer Observation Programme

 

The Quality of Life Framework (QoLF) supports schools to go beyond nationally recognised criteria for measuring academic progress.

Kiran Hingorani is Principle at Swalcliffe Park Special School, and will deliver this event. Swalcliffe took part in an international pilot, and are part of a network of QoL schools that spans twenty different countries.

The framework supports schools to capture and evaluate evidence of progress more holistically, focussing on the social, emotional, and communication development of pupils, as well as nurturing independence and self-regulation.

This is particularly relevant for pupils with SEND, for whom it may be challenging to identify valid, life-preparing pathways and outcome measures.

This event focusses on developing a deeper understanding of the framework, and setting up a Peer Observation Programme administered by Swalcliffe Park School. Whether you are a Headteacher, SENCo or member of the Senior Leadership Team, participating in peer-review 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 £50 + VAT, and includes lunch. 

It is free to partipants at the training event at Swalcliffe school on Tuesday 5th February 2pm - 5pm. 

Please note this on your booking form if this applies. 

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Tuesday 7 May 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Swalcliffe Park School Map