Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance
Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance

Professional Development

OTSA, working with Strategic Partners, is pleased to be able to offer an extensive range of professional development for Newly and Recently Qualified Teachers.

NQT Induction Tutor (Mentor ) Training

Weds 20 September 2017, 9am-12pm, Oxford, £50 per delegate

Training for new NQT Induction Tutors registered with OTSA as the Appropriate Body for NQT Induction.  It will also be appropriate as a refresher for those who have not undertaken the role recently.

Voice Matters

Monday 2 October 2017, 4pm - 5.30pm, Oxford, 

Free to NQTs registered with OTSA

This workshop is a practical, interactive and active session exploring how the voice works and how best to use it in the primary or secondary classroom.  

Primary NQT Induction Programme

Begins Wednesday 4 October 2017 (7 sessions), Oxford

£350 per delegate (OTSA and OBU Partnership)

£400 per delegate (non-partner schools)

The Primary NQT Induction Programme. led by Oxford Brookes University, will provide NQTs with an opportunity to reflect on their practice, integrate further ideas and approaches to impact on their teaching and will include ongoing discussion of development as a professional in the first year of teaching.

Union NQT Training Event - Keeping Yourself Safe

Thursday 12 October 2017, 5 - 6.30pm, Oxford, Free to NQTs

 

Oxfordshire ATL NUT NASUWT Joint CPD

A great opportunity for all NQTs to meet up, compare experiences and learn a whole host of professional and practical tips for getting off to a good, trouble free start as a new teacher.

Successful NQT Induction with Sue Cowley

Tues 31 October 2017, 1.30 - 4.30pm, Oxford, £50 per delegate

A unique opportunity for primary and secondary NQTs to spend the afternoon working with best-selling author and behaviour management expert Sue Cowley.  NQTs attending the session are invited to email Sue in advance to help shape the content of the programme.

Secondary NQT Induction Programme

Begins Wednesday 1 November 2017, 4.30-6.30pm, Oxford,

£350 per delegate (OTSA and Deanery members)

£400 per delegate (non OTSA partner schools)

This exciting programme will provide high quality induction support for newly qualified secondary teachers taking up posts 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.

Outstanding for Behaviour

Monday 13 and 27 November 2017, 1-4pm, Standlake

£95 per delegate

(Attendance on both dates required)

Training that aims to support development of outstanding behaviour management skills.  The course covers both theoretical and practical elements including understanding the cause of behaviours; prevention and de-escalation of challenging behaviours and an opportunity to link theory to your own practice.

Effective Planning in English

Weds 15 November 2017, 1.30pm - 4.30pm, Oxford, £75 per delegate

Primary Teachers - This practical workshop will support teachers in delivering the demands of the national curriculum within a purposeful context for writing.  Participants will explore a 'learning journey' approach to planning and consider a range of strategies to engage pupils in the process.

SEN NQT and Early Career Teacher Workshops

Thurs 23 November 2017, 1.30 - 3.30pm, Wantage,  £60 per delegate

The first of three workshops, 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 sessions will be led by senior leaders at Fitzwaryn School, will be intractive and give you lots of ideas to take away and try out in your own classroom.

 

This first session will focus on working with your team and outside agencies.

Phonics for Reading and Writing

Weds 29 November 2017, 1.30 - 4.30pm, Oxford £75 per delegate

Primary Teachers - For phonics teaching to be highly effective, teachers must have a secure subject knowledge and understanding of phonological progression.  This practical session will cover the relevant subject knowledge and progression for teaching phonics, including hands-on games and activities, as well as opportunities for application of phonics within discrete sessions and across the curriculum.

NQT Induction Positive Behaviour Management

Mon 8 and 22 January 2018, 9am - 12pm, Oxford, £95 per delegate

(Attendance on both dates required)

An opportunity for NQTs to reflect on their behaviour management skills, and develop them further, helping to ensure that they are able to deliver high quality lessons confidently and demonstrate evidence of meeting the Teachers' Standards.

Teaching High Level Phonics (Phase 5 Letters and Sounds)

Weds 10 January 2018, 1.30 - 4.30pm, Oxford, £75 per delegate

Primary Teachers - This training will support teachers in delivering high quality phonics sessions.  Participants will secure key subject knowledge for teaching Phase 5, develop a bank of practical activities and strategies to support learners and consider effectve ways of supporting pupils in applying skills within reading and writing.

Investigating Spelling

Weds 17 January 2018, 1.30 - 4.30pm, Oxford, £75 per delegate

Primary Teachers - Many schools are identifying spelling as a priority across the year groups and are working to develop learning and teaching in this area.  This course will provide you with an understanding of the curriculum requirements for spelling and the associated subject knowledge; an opportunity to explore strategies and approaches for engaging pupils in the investigation, learning and application of spelling; and creative approaches to tests and homework!

Getting started with Guided Reading

Weds 24 January 2018, 1.30 - 4.30pm, Oxford, £75 per delegate

Primary Teachers - This session will give you the tools to deliver guided reading sessions that impact on learning.  Teachers will consider ways of organising and planning sessions, engaging pupils in meaningful dialogue around texts, developing children's comprehension skills and effective models for guided reading .

Exploring Shared and Guided Writing

Weds 21 February 2018, 1.30 - 4.30pm, Oxford, £75 per delegate

Primary Teachers - Does writing need further development within your classroom?  Teachers involved in the National Literacy Trust Transforming Writing Project were 'insistent that modelling was the most significant strategy they used to develop children's talk about writing and the quality of writing'.  This training session will look at effective classroom approaches to both shared and guided writing to maximise progress.

SEN NQT and Early Career Teacher Workshops

Thurs 22 February 2018, 1.30 - 3.30pm, Wantage  £60 per delegate

The second of three workshops, 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 sessions will be led by senior leaders at Fitzwaryn School, will be intractive and give you lots of ideas to take away and try out in your own classroom.

 

This second session will focus on autism awareness.

Exploring Grammar Through Picture Books at Key Stage 1

Weds 28 February 2018, 1.30 - 4.30pm, Oxford, £75 per delegate

Primary Teachers - Need to decipher conjunctions from commands, adjectives and adverbials or sentences with subordinates?  This course offers the opportunity to develop an understanding of the national curriculum requirements for grammar at Key Stage 1, its associated subject knowlege and, most importantly, strategies and approaches for teaching meaningful grammar embedded in reading and writing.

Teaching Grammar Through Quality Texts in Key Stage 2

Weds 14 March 2018, 1.30 - 4.30pm, Oxford, £75 per delegate

Primary Teachers - Need to decipher the passive from the perfect, subordinates and subjunctives or the meaning of the modals?  This course offers the opportunity to develop an understanding of the national curriculum requirements for grammar at Key Stage 2, its associated subject knowledge and, most importantly, strategies and approaches for teaching meaningful grammar embedded in reading and writing.

Fulfilling the aims of the Mathematics Curriculum: Integrating fluency, problem solving and reasoning into classroom practice

Weds 21 March 2018, 1.30-4.30pm, Oxford, £75 per delegate

Primary Teachers - Join us for this practical workshop and find out how you can fulfil the aims of the primary national curriculum for mathematics: fluency, mathmatical reasoning and problem solving - as part of your day-to-day practice.

Using investigative maths to promote deep levels of learning

Weds 18 April 2018, 1.30 - 4.30pm, Oxford, £75 per delegate

Primary Teachers - it can be a challenge to try addressing both the aims of the national curriculum and also the programmes of study. Join us for this session and explore how an investigative approach can be taken to mathematics learning and teaching across the primary age phases, as an embedded element of practice alongside the programmes of study.

SEN NQT and Early Career Teacher Workshops

Thursday 17 May 2018, 1.30 - 3.30pm, Wantage, £60 per delegate

The last of three workshops, 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 sessions will be led by senior leaders at Fitzwaryn School, will be intractive and give you lots of ideas to take away and try out in your own classroom.

 

This final session will focus on extending thinking within the SMSC agenda for pupils with MLD..

Early Career Teachers' Professional Development Conference

Saturday 23 June 2018, 9am - 4.30pm, Oxford, £30 per delegate

Are you a secondary school teacher in your first 3 years of teaching? Come along to a day full of fresh ideas and research-informed CPD!

The workshops will include opportunities to update your knowledge of the latest educational research and its applicability in practice both in your subject and in other areas of current interest to schools.

Successful NQT Induction 2018/19

Thursday 5 July 2018, 8.30am - 4pm, Oxford, £95 per delegate

Do you have an NQT beginning Induction in September 2018?  Get them off to a flying start by registering them for 'Successful NQT Induction' - a unique professional development opportunity developed by OTSA in partnership with Sue Cowley.

Induction Tutor Training 2018/19

Thursday 5 July 2018, 1 - 4pm, Oxford, £50 per delegate

This training will firstly outline how to provide an effective personalised induction programme for your NQT and will then consider the interpersonal skills required for mentoring, making effective use of teaching observations and how to give effective feedback. Consideration will be given to constructive target setting and how to handle the 'tricky conversations' that Induction Tutors sometimes face.

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