ODST / ODBST Leadership conference - Autumn 2019

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This event will take place between 7:45am and 3:30pm on 13/11/2019.

Leadership Conference – Autumn Term 2019

Tuesday 13th November 2019, Bicester Hotel and Spa

Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants

While the number of teachers in mainstream schools in England has remained relatively steady over the last decade or so, the number of full-time equivalent TAs has more than trebled since 2000; from 79,000 to 243,700. Teaching assistants comprise over a quarter of the workforce in mainstream schools in England. On the basis of headcount there are currently more TAs in English nursery and primary schools than teachers.

It is therefore more vital than ever that this resource is well managed, effectively deployed and sufficiently skilled in their roles. This conference is designed to focus school leaders on ensuring the effective use of resource and the best outcomes for children and young people as a result.

Who should attend: Headteachers and/or other SLT members from ODST and ODBST schools

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AGENDA

0745 Arrival and breakfast

0830 Welcome

0845 Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants - Sally Franklin, Senior Teaching Fellow, UCL Centre for Inclusive Education, UCL Institute of Education

1015 Break

1045 Teaching Assistant Quality Standard - David Cousins, CEO ODBST

Drawing on the research by the Educational Endowment Fund and work by schools in the trusts, ODST and ODBST have developed a toolkit to enable schools to evaluate their use of TAs, look in depth at the impact of interventions and provide a ‘performance management’ quality standard to set out the highest professional expectations for our workforce.

1200 Example practice within schools

i. The use of TAS and interventions to improve outcomes for SEN pupils Glory Farm Primary School

ii. The management of classroom support – a view from a TA Longwick CE Primary School

1245 Plenary

1300 Lunch

1345-1530 Opportunity for meetings / networking (optional)

The conference room will be available for attendees to meet with each other, hold hub meetings or talk to the central school improvement team.

Attendees are also able to use the hotel's pool and gym facilities for free for the rest of the day.

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Booking: Online via Eventbrite

Contact: jennifer.payne@oxford.anglican.org