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Code: DMS/20/114/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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1 28 January 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: DMS/20/115/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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1 28 January 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ASS/19/224/P Assessing and securing greater depth in Year 6 writing

This highly regarded full-day course is delivered jointly by the English and Assessment teams, and will focus on what ‘working at great depth’ in Year 6 could look like for writing in the Year 6 classroom and how pupils can be supported to achieve this higher standard through the use of quality texts and careful lesson design.

Using the Teacher Assessment Framework in conjunction with writing exemplars, delegates will explore the requirements for greater depth and provide detailed guidance on the sorts of evidence that would support a judgement at this standard. A range of teaching approaches, writing opportunities and suitable texts to support pupils in achieving the greater depth measure will be shared. Developing pupils as confident, mature writers - both in technical and authorial terms - will underpin the course content.


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1 29 January 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19MAT/047P Assessing pupil outcomes in the mathematics curriculum

Are the assessment systems in school effective at assessing learning? This sounds a silly question, but it is an uncomfortable truth that often, a school’s assessment systems are seen as a way of monitoring the effectiveness of teaching and learning rather than informing teachers of how well pupils are learning and where there are gaps to be filled.

This one-day course for subject and senior leaders will consider best practice in the use of assessment to enable mathematical learning. During the day, leaders will have the chance to reflect on the following; - what does making progress in mathematics mean? - what can and should be assessed? - how should we assess? - how does our mathematics curriculum support assessment? - how and when should we feedback to our learners?

This course is the second in a series of one-day courses. School may choose to attend one, two or all three, as part of their mathematics curriculum development work. Each course is bookable separately. Attending all three will give leaders a chance to deeply consider their mathematics curriculum.

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1 29 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19CPT/023A Designated senior person training - half-day refresher (EVENT FULL)

This course is designed for those who hold the role of designated senior person (DSP) for child protection and have completed stage two DSP training. The course updates the role and the responsibilities of the DSP. This course is for all schools in the Hertfordshire area.

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1 29 January 2020 09:00 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19CPT/024A Designated senior person training - half-day refresher (EVENT FULL)

This course is designed for those who hold the role of designated senior person (DSP) for child protection and have completed stage two DSP training. The course updates the role and the responsibilities of the DSP. This course is for all schools in the Hertfordshire area.

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1 29 January 2020 13:30 - 17:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: MAT/19/321/P Enabling teaching assistants to support and develop pupils’ resilience and reasoning in mathematics - afternoon session

Many pupils lack resilience in mathematics. Teaching assistants can make a real difference to improve this.

This brand-new, two-hour practical session will support TAs to develop pupils’ resilience in mathematics.

Delegates will leave with a range of practical strategies that they can use to:
• support problem-solving
• teach pupils to sustain their focus when asked to think for themselves
• improve pupil’s confidence and understanding of fractions.

The local cluster training is repeated in morning and afternoon sessions so as many TAs as possible can benefit.

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1 29 January 2020 13:15 - 15:15 Highover JMI School Map

Code: MAT/19/320/P Enabling teaching assistants to support and develop pupils’ resilience and reasoning in mathematics - morning session

Many pupils lack resilience in mathematics. Teaching assistants can make a real difference to improve this.

This brand-new, two-hour practical session will support TAs to develop pupils’ resilience in mathematics.

Delegates will leave with a range of practical strategies that they can use to:
• support problem-solving
• teach pupils to sustain their focus when asked to think for themselves
• improve pupil’s confidence and understanding of fractions.

The local cluster training is repeated in morning and afternoon sessions so as many TAs as possible can benefit.

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1 29 January 2020 09:30 - 11:30 Highover JMI School Map

Code: ENG/20/9/P HfL SOS Spelling Key Stage 2 Project: Implications for classroom practice- Warren TSA (LIMITED SPACES) (Cancelled)

This one-day CPD event will offer an overview of strategies used in the Herts for Learning SOS Spelling KS2 Project used to improve pupils’ spelling achievement over an 8-week period.

The project draws on the following strategies to improve pupils’ achievement in spelling:

  • tracking back to review prior learning and make connections
  • prioritising key learning and addressing specific gaps through miscue analysis
  • simplifying and repeating core activities to aid with cognitive load
  • equipping children with the language of spelling
  • modelling the use of metacognition when spelling
  • providing opportunities for pupils to articulate their thinking

Headline Project data is showing that pupils from participating schools made on average 13 months of progress in spelling age during the 8-week project period. 91% of all participating pupils made four or more months of progress in spelling age gains. 75% of all pupils made six months progress or more in spelling age.

Furthermore, following the 8-week project period, pupils typically demonstrated the following improvements in spelling:
  • deeper enjoyment and engagement
  • increased self-monitoring and self-correct
  • improved recall of spelling conventions taught
  • increased confidence and willingness to have a go at more adventurous vocabulary in independent writing
  • more transference of skills across contexts
  • greater ability to articulate knowledge including specific spelling terminology

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1 29 January 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Warren Road Primary School Map

Code: 19NQT/010P Primary NQT induction programme for NQTs in KS1 and KS2 (East)

Providing development and support for NQTs during their induction period. A wide-ranging programme tackling key aspects of the induction period and promoting good progress against the Teachers' Standards.

Sessions enable NQTs to receive high-quality training, share experiences and explore strategies for managing the pressures of their first year.

Day 1: Managing (whole-day)
Overview of the induction year, behaviour for learning, feedback for progress, liaising effectively with parents and working effectively with teaching assistants.
Day 2: Developing (whole-day) Responding to pupils' diverse needs, the interactive classroom, drama techniques across the curriculum and a toolkit for effective time management.
Day 3: Refining (half-day) Good to outstanding, preparing for NQT+1, subject leadership, reflection on the induction period and professional self review.

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1 25 September 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Marriott Hotel, Cheshunt Map
2 29 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Marriott Hotel, Cheshunt Map
3 24 June 2020 13:00 - 16:30 Marriott Hotel, Cheshunt Map