The ethos of OTSA is encapsulated in this statement:
‘Together, we will develop a sustainable culture of aspiration, collaboration and excellence leading to a world class education for all young people in Oxfordshire’.
This statement is abbreviated to ‘Aspiration, Collaboration, Excellence’ in our marketing material.
The OTSA vision is exemplified further in the following statements which relate to the strands of OTSA Activity.
Initial Teacher Training - OTSA is a lead provider of high quality school based initial teacher training helping to meet the employment needs of Oxfordshire schools
Research and Development – OTSA schools and universities are engaged in collaborative research and development focussed on teaching and learning resulting in better outcomes for young people in Oxfordshire
CPD and Leadership Development - OTSA is a significant regional provider and broker of high quality CPD and Leadership Development programmes
Succession Planning and Talent Management - OTSA is providing high quality programmes and strategies that help to meet the talent management and leadership succession needs of Oxfordshire schools
School to School Support - OTSA has a large pool of experts including SLEs, LLEs, NLEs and NLGS who are deployed to support sustainable school improvement across Oxfordshire
NQT Induction - OTSA is providing a high quality Induction service for the majority of NQTs in Oxfordshire
Professional Networks - Oxfordshire has an extensive range of Professional Networks, supported and promoted by OTSA, providing effective professional development, challenge and support for school staff
Recruitment and Retention – OTSA supports partner schools with recruitment and retention to help enable them to meet their staffing needs in an efficient and cost-effective manner