Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance
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SEND CPD 2017/18

Here you will find information on training opportunities that are available for all staff working with students with SEND.

Principles of Positive Behaviour Management

Thursday 2nd November 2017, 4pm - 5:30pm

Frank Wise School, Banbury

 

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.

Principles of Positive Behaviour Management
Frank Wise - Behaviour Management.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [117.7 KB]

An Introduction to: Person Centred Planning

Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 4pm - 5:30pm

The Endeavour Academy, Oxford

 

We know that lives can be transformed when schools work in partnership with the child, their family and other agencies.

 

This workshop is designed to introduce you to effective person centred planning, and to offer practical tools and proven strategies that can support you to develop it in your setting.

 

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

Introduction to: Person Centred Planning
Endeavour - Person Centred Planning.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [498.2 KB]

Principles of Effective, Whole-class Differentiation

Thursday 30th November 2017, 4pm - 5:30pm

Frank Wise School, Banbury


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.

Principles of Effective, Whole-class Differentiation
Frank Wise - Differentiation.pages.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [122.5 KB]

An Introduction to: Restorative Practice

Thursday 7th December 2017, 4pm - 5:30pm

The Iffley Academy, Oxford

 

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.

An Introduction to: Restorative Practice
Iffley - Restorative Practice.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [129.2 KB]

An Introduction to: Teaching Children with Autism

Wednesday 10th January 2018, 4pm - 5:30pm

The Endeavour Academy, Oxford

 

Whether you are a Teaching Assistant, NQT or an experienced teacher, it is vital to understand how you can support your most complex learners.

 

In this session you will learn how to support children with Autism, as well as the strategies and tools available to improve teaching and learning.​

 

It 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.​

An Introduction to: Teaching Children with Autism
Endeavour - Autism.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [499.2 KB]

Principles of Communication - SEND

Thursday 18th January 2018, 4pm - 5:30pm

Frank Wise School, Banbury

 

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.

 

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.

Principles of Communication - SEND
Frank Wise - Communication.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [117.5 KB]

An Introduction to: Lego Therapy

Thursday 25th January 2018, 4pm - 5:30pm

The Iffley Academy, Oxford

 

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. 

 

Senior Leaders and experienced class teachers from the Iffley Academy will work with you to address individual cases.

An Introduction to: Lego Therapy
Iffley - Lego Therapy.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [133.5 KB]

Principles of Assessment - SEND

Thursday 1st February 2018, 4pm - 5:30pm

Frank Wise School, Banbury

 

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.  

 

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.

Frank Wise - Assessment.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [410.3 KB]

An Introduction to: Managing and Maximising TAs

Thursday 1st March 2018, 4pm - 5:30pm

The Iffley Academy, Oxford

 

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.

 

Senior Leaders and experienced class teachers from the Iffley Academy will work with you to address individual cases.

An Introduction to: Managing and Maximising TAs
Iffley - Managing and Maximising TAs.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [129.4 KB]

An Introduction to: Social Stories 

Thursday 15th March 2018, 4pm - 5:30pm

The Iffley Academy, Oxford

 

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 behavioural 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.

An Introduction to: Social Stories
Iffley - Social Stories.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [132.7 KB]

An Introduction to: Fundamental Skills

Monday 23rd April 2018, 4pm - 5:30pm

Bardwell School, Bicester

 

This workshop is designed to support you to meet the needs of children with learning difficulties, who need cognitive skills to be purposefully taught, and whose abilities do not yet reach Level 1 of the National Curriculum. 

 

Learn the prerequisite skills that underpin all learning, and how to explicitly teach and assess the very small pre-Literacy and pre-Numeracy skills that some children need to take in order to make progress​. 

 

Senior Leaders and experienced class teachers from Bardwell School will be available to offer advice on individual pupils.

An Introduction to: Fundamental Skills
Bardwell - Fundamental Skills.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [439.3 KB]

An Introduction to: Early Development

Monday 14th May 2018, 4pm - 5:30pm

Bardwell School, Bicester

 

What are the earliest skills that children need to learn? How do I teach children with significant communication and learning needs?

 

This workshop will introduce you to the very earliest skills that new born and young babies learn, and how to explicitly teach and assess the very small steps that children with SEND take. 

 

Senior Leaders and experienced class teachers from Bardwell School will be available to offer advice on individual pupils.

An Introduction to: Early Development
Bardwell - Early Development.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [437.1 KB]

OTSA Map of SEND training offer

This shows the geographical location of SEND CPD that is made available by OTSA providers for OTSA schools. It also highlights which schools offer outreach / inreach as part of their support to local schools.

Map of Training Offer for SEND.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [159.6 KB]

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