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Code: ASS/19/198/P Assessment moderation clusters for teachers in Years 3 and 4 - Berkhamsted and Tring

These sessions will focus on exploring accuracy of assessment judgements against age-related expectations (focusing mainly on HfL assessment criteria, although also relevant where schools are using different assessment systems), as well as promoting good formative assessment practice that can be built into everyday learning. They also provide an excellent opportunity for Year 3 and Year 4 teachers to work together to achieve greater consistency in standards. The meetings will focus on assessment of maths and reading.

Delegates will be asked to bring some examples of work and there will be suggested activities to support the assessment discussions – please see information sent to schools, as well as teacher guidance on the grid: http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/assessment/ks2/moderationclusters.shtml

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1 15 November 2019 09:15 - 11:45 Greenway Primary & Nursery School Map

Code: 19FSS/015A Budgeting in uncertain times - getting the most out of Access Budgeting (LIMITED SPACES) (Cancelled)

This course will focus on how to make best use of Access Budgeting for preparing the school’s budget. We will look at how to prepare different scenarios, model different staffing structures and set up specific teacher pay scales for use in the school. We will also look at some of the key processes that schools should have in place to make the best use of the budget planning software.

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1 15 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ENG/19/229/P Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project: Sustaining Impact Session (EVENT FULL)

The Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project has had a measurable impact on reading standards in many schools in Hertfordshire and beyond. Having invested heavily in this project, it is important that schools continue to maintain focus on this work, and ensure that the powerful project strategies continue to be used effectively across KS2. Where schools have maintained focus, the impact continues to be seen in reading standards in KS2, even several years after participating in the project.

To support schools in up-skilling key teaching team members in the project strategies, the fluency project team have introduced this one-day ‘sustaining impact’ session. The session is open to teachers and leaders from schools who have participated in the project at some point since its launch in 2016. The session will incorporate the information shared during the project launch day, as well as the mid-project twilight session. The session is ideally suited to team members who did not attend the original project CPD sessions, but who have seen the strategies work well in other classes and are keen to develop their understanding of the project. This session is also ideal for leaders who are keen to support and monitor the delivery of the project, but who did not attend the project CPD sessions. Schools may also choose to send teaching assistants on this training session to ensure that they fully understand the principles and purpose of the project strategies.

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1 15 November 2019 09:15 - 15:15 The Leys Primary & Nursery School Map

Code: 19ASS/042P Primary assessment leaders’ update (LIMITED SPACES)

This session will update primary assessment leaders on any recent developments in any aspect of assessment, including any changes to national data tools (ASP, IDSR, FFT) or local data tools (Hertfordshire assessment profile, AM7).

The changes in Ofsted’s approaches to evaluating assessment practice in the classroom or the use of data in the new Education Inspection Framework and the key implications of these changes will be discussed.

The latest trends in national and local data and any other significant national or local developments in assessment will also be explored.

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1 15 November 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19FSS/013A Rolling Budgets - preparing for 2020/21 budget setting with Access Budgeting (LIMITED SPACES)

This course is for maintained schools and will look at how to make the most of Access Budgeting to start preparing the 2020/21 budget. We will look at how to enter key data to reflect changing assumptions in the budget and how to start modelling Year 2.

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1 15 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: HAS/19/106/A Working at height and ladder safety training (LIMITED SPACES)

This course is dependent on risk for ALL establishment staff that use ladders on site. The areas covered include: regulations for working at height, risk assessments for working at heights, inspection of ladders/stepladders, selection of correct type of ladder/stepladder, safe use of ladders/stepladders and advice regarding area to access the sites low roof/s. Please note this training is run by Hertfordshire County Council and has differing booking conditions from the Herts for Learning terms and conditions: bookings cancelled within four weeks of the course date will be charged at full price (unless a replacement is found) - bookings will be charged at full rate for non-attendees.

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1 15 November 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: GOV/19/188/A Governors' Understanding Education - a Look to the Curriculum: Hertfordshire Governors' Annual Conference 2019

Join Herts for Learning (HfL) and Hertfordshire Association of School Governors (HASG) at the 2019 annual governor conference. This year’s conference will focus on the governors' understanding of the curriculum. The day will allow delegates to listen to two keynote speakers, attend up to three seminars as well as providing a chance to meet with governors' from a wide range of settings, providing excellent networking opportunities.

The first keynote will be delivered by Professor Mick Waters who will be speaking on the governors' role in curriculum effectiveness. As an education consultant, Mick works with authorities across the UK on innovative approaches to learning. Mick has worked at the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority as Director of Curriculum, taking a leading role in helping schools to rethink their approach to curriculum design and influencing national policy on aspects of the national curriculum.

Closing the conference, Rachel Macfarlane will be highlighting the role of governors' in growing great schools. Rachel joined the HfL Executive team as Director of Education Services in April 2018, bringing with her a wealth of experience from an extensive and varied career in education. As Director of Education Services, Rachel is the strategic lead for all HfL's education services to schools across all phases.

There will be a wide range of seminars to choose tailored specifically around the curriculum and covering all phases. Delegates will receive an email asking them to pre-select their seminar choices once they have registered. 

Please note the conference will begin at 9:15am in the Oak Room, refreshments will be available from 8:30am.

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1 16 November 2019 08:30 - 15:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19ASS/043P Analysing data in ASP (primary)

This course is aimed at new users to Analyse School Performance (ASP). It will support delegates to navigate the site and to interpret their 2019 school results (Key Stage 2 and, if available, Key Stage 1).

Delegates will be supported to make the most of the tools and options available within ASP, such as filtering the data and drilling down to individual pupils, and to explore the key points for school improvement.

The course will also explore the key features of the Inspection Data Summary Report (IDSR) although it is not known if this will have been updated to 2019 data by the date of this course.

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1 18 November 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ASS/19/200/P Assessment moderation clusters for teachers in Years 3 and 4 - Harpenden and Wheathampstead

These sessions will focus on exploring accuracy of assessment judgements against age-related expectations (focusing mainly on HfL assessment criteria, although also relevant where schools are using different assessment systems), as well as promoting good formative assessment practice that can be built into everyday learning. They also provide an excellent opportunity for Year 3 and Year 4 teachers to work together to achieve greater consistency in standards. The meetings will focus on assessment of maths and reading.

Delegates will be asked to bring some examples of work and there will be suggested activities to support the assessment discussions – please see information sent to schools, as well as teacher guidance on the grid: http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/assessment/ks2/moderationclusters.shtml

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1 18 November 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Beech Hyde Primary School & Nursery Map

Code: ASS/19/199/P Assessment moderation clusters for teachers in Years 3 and 4 - St Albans

These sessions will focus on exploring accuracy of assessment judgements against age-related expectations (focusing mainly on HfL assessment criteria, although also relevant where schools are using different assessment systems), as well as promoting good formative assessment practice that can be built into everyday learning. They also provide an excellent opportunity for Year 3 and Year 4 teachers to work together to achieve greater consistency in standards. The meetings will focus on assessment of maths and reading.

Delegates will be asked to bring some examples of work and there will be suggested activities to support the assessment discussions – please see information sent to schools, as well as teacher guidance on the grid: http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/assessment/ks2/moderationclusters.shtml

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 November 2019 09:15 - 11:45 St Alban & St Stephen RC Junior School Map