OTSA, working with Strategic Partners, offers an extensive range of professional development for Newly and Recently Qualified Teachers, including the 'Successful NQT Induction' conference in July with Sue Cowley, training for Induction Tutors, SEN workshops, a Primary specialist programme, a secondary specialist programme, behaviour management training and CPD for NQTs teaching in Special Schools. There is a seamless transition between Initial Teacher Training, NQT Induction and the CPD programmes for teachers in their second year all the way through to headship.
Working with Oxford Brookes University, we offer a Primary NQT Induction Programme which will provide NQTs with an opportunity to reflect on their practice and integrate further ideas and approaches to impact on their teaching. The programme will also provide a basis for ongoing professional development with links into the School of Education’s range of Postgraduate Certificate courses and MA in Education modules. There will be seven sessions over the year, each running from 1.30 – 4.30pm on Wednesdays. The sessions will be focused on the specific needs of Newly Qualified Primary teachers and will include ongoing discussion of development as a professional in the first year of teaching.
A Secondary NQT Induction Progamme through Oxford University Department for Education provides high quality induction support for newly qualified secondary teachers taking up post in Oxfordshire and beyond. The programme, which is appropriate for NQTs in all subject areas, has a strong focus on engagement with research. It is intended to empower new teachers to make well-informed decisions in planning for students' learning and tackling the specific challenges that they face. There will be six sessions over the year on a Wednesday afternoon, from 4.30 - 6.30 pm. Participants will be asked to bring along examples or issues or to undertake a small school-based task in advance of the session. As well as drawing on their own practice, they will be asked to read one piece of relevant research that underpins the session.