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Code: ENG/20/13/P Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project

The 2016 KS2 reading paper presented a greater degree of challenge to young readers, and although the subsequent 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 children 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 children for this increased challenge so that they are able to tackle the 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 5 and 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. This summer term project focuses on year 5 pupils, in readiness for year 6. 

The project will focus predominantly on the need to improve pupil’s 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]

 The cost of this project is £780 (plus VAT). The full project outline is given below. Please note that it may be possible to include an additional delegate – this may be suitable for two-form entry schools - subject to a nominal £100 fee to cover costs for the sessions, resources and additional TLA time needed for data analysis. Should you like to include an additional class teacher, please detail this information on your participation agreement. 

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 21 April 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 19 May 2020 16:00 - 18:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 16 July 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ENG/20/21/S Key Stage 3 Reading Fluency Project (EVENT FULL)

The Key Stage 3 (KS3) Reading Fluency Project is designed to swiftly improve reading fluency and comprehension of those students who have entered KS3 working below the expected standard in reading. The project strategies have been trialled extensively with Year 5 and 6 pupils, and have been proven to have a powerful effect on reading ability for most pupils, in turn supporting them to develop more positive views about reading. This project has received national interest and the strategies have been shared with Local Authorities and Teaching School Alliances across the country.
Over the 8-week period, target students receive 2 x 20 minutes teacher-led sessions each week. These should be delivered by a teacher. Using the key strategies of modelled expert reading and echo reading, alongside challenging text selection, pupils have been shown to make dramatic progress across an 8-week intervention period. Year 6 pupils made on average 31.5 months progress during the intervention period.
The KS3 project has been successfully trialled in a number of secondary schools and has been adapted to suit a secondary audience.
The project incorporates a range of high-quality CPD elements, including, a whole-day launch, a twilight session, a 2-hour in-school visit and a final half-day review. In addition, schools will be supplied with assessment materials, which will aid in judging the impact of the project. The HfL advisory team will mark and analyse the assessment materials, providing the pre-intervention data outcomes at the school visit and the post-intervention data outcomes at the half day review.
The project cost covers the inclusion of one teacher (who will deliver the sessions) and a project lead (this may be the head of english). Additional teachers can be included in the project for a small charge.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 05 February 2020 16:00 - 18:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 24 April 2020 09:15 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: DMS/20/364/P SIMS Dinner Money for new users

This course is designed for new users to SIMS Dinner Money 7. It will help participants manage and maintain dinner money and provide reports for both the school kitchen and parents, via an auditable system. The course will cover many of the tasks that have to be undertaken, such as recording the collection of dinner money and generating the banking forms. The course will also cover how to produce kitchen statistics, statements for pupil meals and current balances.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 April 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: DMS/20/367/A SIMS Attendance

Learn how to use SIMS efficiently and effectively to record and maintain accurate statutory pupil attendance records. Using the integrated reports to correspond with parents and analyse attendance, trends and patterns can improve school attendance and ensure returns to the DfE run smoothly.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 April 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: DMS/20/369/A SIMS Attendance Reporting (on school data)

This course is designed to ensure schools make the most of the valuable management information that has been collected as part of routine attendance registration. Attendance and punctuality is now part of the new Ofsted inspection framework, under the behaviour and safety key judgements. The course will enable participants to produce key attendance information for vulnerable groups as well as being able to track pupils with low attendance and persistent absentees. This information can be used to monitor and ultimately improve pupil achievement, based on the reasonable assumption that if a pupil is not attending school, they will be at a considerable disadvantage.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 April 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: EAY/20/425/P Assessment moderation cluster for teachers in Early Years: cluster 1 - Bishop's Stortford and Buntingford

This moderation cluster will enable delegates to validate their Early Years Foundation Stage profile judgements prior to statutory submission.

Delegates should bring examples of learning journals / evidence that supports judgements for at least three children of differing abilities. These should include a more-able child, a child working comfortably within the expected level and a child from a vulnerable group e.g. PPG, EAL, FSM, CLA etc. The process supports discussion and moderation that will enable practitioners to feel confident in making their 'best fit' judgements against the early learning goals (ELGs).

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 April 2020 13:30 - 16:00 Windhill Primary School, Bishop's Stortford Map

Code: 20CPT/001A Designated senior person safeguarding training (level two, single agency, specialist training) (Cancelled)

This course is designed for those who are new to the role of designated senior person (DSP) for child protection and have completed stage one safeguarding children training for school staff. The course explores the role and the responsibilities of the DSP. This course is for all schools in the Hertfordshire area.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 April 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 29 April 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: SCI/20/194/P New and aspiring primary science subject leaders

This two-day course is aimed at teachers new to the role of science subject leader, those who want to develop confidence or those aspiring to take on this role. The course will provide participants with an overview of the role in terms of monitoring, evaluating and developing science teaching and learning in primary settings.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 February 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 28 April 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: PVI/20/541/P Paediatric First Aid

Paediatric First Aid

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 April 2020 09:30 - 16:00 South Hill Centre Map
2 05 May 2020 09:30 - 16:00 South Hill Centre Map

Code: ENG/19/364/P Primary English funded subject leader cluster - Borehamwood (LIMITED SPACES)

These funded (free to attend) cluster meetings are an excellent way to keep up to date with all the news, issues and developments in English. This term’s focus will support English subject leaders to further enhance the curriculum and secure highly effective teaching and learning across the school. Attendance will ensure delegates are up to date with effective leadership, key messages and the possible actions to undertake.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 April 2020 16:00 - 17:00 Meryfield Community Primary School Map