17 courses found

Code: OTSA/19/73 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 Thursday 21 November 2019 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy Map

Code: OTSA/19/90 Emotion Coaching (EVENT FULL)

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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 28 November 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/19/77 Principles of Metacognition

Evidence from the Education Endowment Trust suggests the use of ‘metacognitive strategies’ – which get pupils to think about their own learning - can be worth the equivalent of an additional +7 months’ progress when used well.

This event introduces you to the principles of metacognition, and provides practical advice on how to develop pupils’ metacognitive skills and knowledge in conjunction with specific subject content.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 28 November 2019 16:00 - 17:45 Frank Wise School Map

Code: OTSA/19/105 SEN NQT and Early Career Teacher Workshop

This full day workshop is designed to equip NQTs and Early Career Teachers with a range of tools to help them to understand, teach and provide enrichment and support to young people with SEN - whether they are teaching in special or mainstream education. The workshop will be led by senior leaders at Fitzwaryn School, will be interactive and give you lots of ideas to take away and try out in your own classroom.

The programme for the day is as follows:

9.30 - 9.45am  Introductions

9.45 - 10.30am  Overview of ASD, ADHD and SPD

10.30 -10.45am Break

10.45 - 12pm  Building Relationships

12 - 12.15pm  Time for reflection and discussion

12.15 - 1pm  Lunch

1 - 2.15pm  Managing Behaviours

2.15 - 2.30pm  Break

2.30 - 3pm  Using creative approaches to support pupils with sensory needs

3 - 3.30pm Time for reflection and discussion

3.30pm  Close

Cost - £95 per person + VAT

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 28 November 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Unipart House Map

Code: OTSA/19/141 SEND Enhanced ITT session: Disability - A Family Perspective

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 presentation and discussion session exploring a wide range of factors and approaches.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 4 December 2019 09:00 - 09:30 Bardwell School Map

Code: OTSA/19/142 SEND Enhanced ITT session: Preparing for SEND reviews, TAC meetings and other meetings involving external agencies

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.
This half day session includes a presentation and discussion exploring disability from a family perspective.

A session giving an overview and examples from specialists including role-play and group discussions to look at ways of leading meetings to ensure positive outcomes.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Wednesday 4 December 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Bardwell School Map

Code: OTSA/19/71 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 5 December 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Frank Wise School Map

Code: OTSA/19/74 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 12 December 2019 16:00 - 17:45 The Iffley Academy Map

Code: OTSA/19/68 How to be a SEND Governor (Cancelled)

The SEND Governor is an important role. He or she is the champion for learners with SEND and those with inclusion needs within a school.

The SEND Governor supports and challenges the school to ensure they secure the best possible outcomes for pupils with SEND, and that no one is treated less favourably, denied opportunity or left behind as a result of their additional needs. 

This programme is aimed at SEND Governors, or those thinking of becoming a SEND Governor. It is a series of three twilight sessions, with tasks to complete between events to embed habitualise learning

 

1) The Role of the SEN Governor - 14th November 2019

To look at the statutory requirements relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

To look at the SEND governor’s role, and recommendations, and best practice in terms of carrying it out.



2) The WSS framework - An audit of SEND Provision - 12th December 2019

To use the WSS SEND Governance Review to develop a strategic overview of SEND provision in a school.

To work with the SENCo, Headteacher and Leadership Team to ensure accurate self-evaluation of provision. 

 

3) Planning for improved outcomes - 12th March 2020

To plan for higher quality outcomes for learners with SEND based on accurate self-evaluation and insights from the WSS SEND Governance Review. 

To develop an action plan with the SENCo, Headteacher and Leadership Team to secure better outcomes for pupils with SEND. 

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 14 November 2019 17:00 - 19:00 Frank Wise School Map
2 Thursday 12 December 2019 17:00 - 19:00 Frank Wise School Map
3 Thursday 12 March 2020 17:00 - 19:00 Frank Wise School Map

Code: OTSA/20/2 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 16 January 2020 16:00 - 17:45 Frank Wise School Map