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Code: 19HAS/015A Asbestos training for schools

This course covers the essential information required for the effective management of asbestos remaining on the school premises. Areas covered include: risks of asbestos- locations and type HCC asbestos policy and guidance types of asbestos survey and understanding survey data the use of asbestos management plans the effective use of the permission to work procedure incident management asbestos works

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1 10 December 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19ENG/045P Key Stage 1 Reading Fluency Project (EVENT FULL)

HfL have now taken over 1000 pupils at KS2 through the highly successful Reading Fluency Project. Pupils who participated in the project made, on average, over 2 years’ progress in reading comprehension age through the eight week intervention (based on analysis of YARC assessment data). This innovative project is now being adapted for Key Stage 1 pupils. Our initial trials demonstrate the same level of success.

This project has been designed to address the issues that many of our KS1 pupils are faced with: insufficient sight vocabulary and an over-reliance on sounding out; insufficient stamina to get through the SAT paper at Year 2; lack of comprehension skills when reading aloud. This project offers strategies that will have a swift and powerful impact on pupils’ reading achievement. Following successful implementation of the project, pupils in Year 1 and 2 will be on an improved trajectory towards EXS at the end of KS1; have a more positive relationship with books; be more enthusiastic, confident readers with an increased understanding and engagement with texts.

The project will focus predominantly on the need to improve pupils' reading fluency of sufficiently complex texts. The past few years have seen increased reference to the need to develop fluency in reading. The DfE exemplification materials and test papers highlighted heightened expectations around swift meaning-laden reading. A lack of fluency impacts upon understanding, motivation, confidence and rates of progress. Research has shown that specific instruction around fluency enables pupils to free up cognitive space which can be directed more effectively towards other activities “… such as comprehension, analysis, elaboration and deep understanding.” [Hattie 2014].

For more information please follow the link below:
KS1 Reading Fluency Project

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 10 December 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 13 February 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19DMS/068P SIMS Assessment: maintaining primary data

Working in consultation with the primary advisers, Data Management Services has created resources to enable schools to record pupil assessments within SIMS Assessment Manager 7 (AM7).

These include reports to analyse assessment data for an individual pupil, cohort or vulnerable group, based on information already held in the SIMS database, e.g. pupil premium, SEN, low attendance, etc. The purpose of this course is to maximise delegates' understanding of how to utilise SIMS to record assessment data for pupils in Key Stages 1 and 2 and run assessment analysis reports, using the HfL AM7 resources.

The processes covered in the session are applicable once the teacher assessment judgements have been determined by the class teachers. A second delegate from the same school, sharing a computer, will be charged a discounted rate.

HfL has allocated six discounted places for schools sending a second delegate, on a first-come, first-served basis. A further half-day course is available, focused on data analysis using own school data see 19DMS/069.

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1 10 December 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19DMS/069P SIMS Assessment: primary data analysis (on school data)

This half-day session is aimed at headteachers, school leaders, assessment coordinators, INCOs/SENCOs and not administrative staff.

Delegates will be able to analyse their own assessment data remotely from our training room, with Data Management Services consultants on hand to provide guidance and support. SEND and Assessment advisors will be providing a short session during the course to provide further advice and guidance.

Delegates will gain a good understanding of assessment principles and procedures and understand how to analyse attainment and progress for groups of pupils in their school using key reports within AM7. This course is applicable to any schools who are subscribed to the HfL Primary PA Plus assessment resources.

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1 10 December 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19ENG/044P Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project (EVENT FULL)

The 2016 KS2 reading paper presented a greater degree of challenge to young readers, and although the 2017 and 18 tests were generally regarded as being more accessible, they still proved challenging for a significant number of our Year 6 pupils. We recognise from our work in schools that many pupils found the texts used for the test hard to access, challenging to comprehend, and demanding in terms of the reading stamina required to get through them in the time available. With this in mind, schools will need to consider how to equip their pupils for this increased challenge so that they are able to tackle the 2020 test with confidence.

This project has been designed to address this issue, offering strategies that will have a swift and powerful impact on pupils’ reading achievement in a short space of time. Following successful implementation of the project, pupils in Year 6 will be on an improved trajectory towards EXS at the end of KS2; have a more positive relationship with books; be more enthusiastic, confident readers with an increased understanding and engagement with texts.

The project will focus predominantly on the need to improve pupils’ reading fluency of complex texts. The past few years have seen increased reference to the need to develop fluency in reading. The DFE exemplification materials and KS2 test papers highlighted heightened expectations around swift comprehensive reading. A lack of fluency impacts upon understanding, motivation, confidence and rates of progress. Research has shown that specific instruction around fluency enables pupils to free up cognitive space which can be directed more effectively towards other activities “… such as comprehension, analysis, elaboration and deep understanding.” [Hattie 2014]

For more information please follow the link below:
KS2 Reading Fluency Project

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 September 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 08 October 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 12 December 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19DMS/070S Maximising effective use of SIMS Exams Organiser

The Examinations Organiser module can assist exams officers/assistants manage all aspects of managing external examinations. This half-day course focuses on maximising use of the Exams Organiser and covers functionality which could aid the administration of exams.

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1 12 December 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: SEN/19/306/A Special educational needs and disabilities… ready for Ofsted? (LIMITED SPACES)

This full-day course is relevant for SENCOs and senior leaders with responsibility for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). It looks, in detail, at the evidence required to support self-evaluation using the essentials of day-to-day good practice. During the day, we will explore the new Framework for Inspection and consider the implications on practice. Common themes and areas for development from recent Ofsted inspections will be shared and considered in the context of delegates own schools.

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1 12 December 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19ENG/061S Secondary Heads of English Winter Conference 2019

This ever popular Christmas event will provide the most up-to-date curriculum news and advice as well as offering suggestions and strategies to lead and manage the issues and challenges that face English subject leaders.

We will have our usual mix of ‘spotlight sessions’ based on cutting edge practice, a keynote speaker and the usual Christmas giveaways and cheer.

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1 13 December 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19ENG/047P Spelling SOS Key Stage 2 Project (EVENT FULL)

The 2014 National Curriculum catapulted spelling at KS2 into the limelight, and the KS2 assessment framework documents have further intensified the focus on spelling over the last four years. With this in mind, schools have been grappling with – and will need to consider further – how to equip their pupils for this increased challenge, so that they are able to meet the expected standard at the end of KS2 with confidence.

This project has been designed to offer strategies that will have a swift and powerful impact on pupils’ spelling achievement. Following successful implementation of the project, the pupils will be on an improved trajectory towards EXS at the end of KS2; have a more positive relationship with spelling; be more enthusiastic, confident spellers with an increased understanding and knowledge of the spelling system.

The project will focus predominantly on the need to improve pupils’ current individual spelling errors and misconceptions. Accurate spelling is a key component of writing fluently; enabling pupils’ cognitive resources to be freed from focusing on spelling means it can then be redirected towards writing composition. Following this event a half-day consultancy visit will be arranged with an allocated adviser week commencing 7th October 2019.

For more information please follow the link below:
Spelling SOS KS2 Project

For all schools outside of Hertfordshire please contact us for a price and availability before booking.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 September 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 17 October 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 16 December 2019 09:30 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: DMS/20/106/A SIMS Census preparation (on school data)

This course will allow delegates to carry out the processes contained in the school census documentation we send to schools, on their own school data, enabling delegates to complete the process with guidance from a data management consultant. Delegates will be in a quiet, uninterrupted environment.

Delegates should have a basic familiarity of SIMS and have their own login to the system. Shortly before the course, delegates' schools will be provided with instructions for setting up the remote connection. It is the school’s responsibility to ensure that these instructions are followed and it should be noted that failure to do so may result in the delegates being unable to work on the school’s own data during this session.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 January 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map