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Code: DMS/20/149/A Managing and analysing student behaviour in SIMS

The course gives an overview of the SIMS Behaviour Management module that a school can use to record, monitor and manage its students’ behaviour and achievements including the setups of the following SIMS areas, Detentions; Report Cards; Exclusions; Interventions for conduct and an overview of reporting and analysis of data. Behaviour is a strong measure in an Ofsted inspection and complete conduct records and evidence of monitoring will be beneficial during an inspection.

Effective recording of all conduct events will aid senior leaders and governors in monitoring the efficiency and consistency of the school’s strategies and reinforce the school’s behaviour policy.

If booking on this course you may also be interested in the “Managing conduct in SIMS” which is running in the morning of 18th March 2020.

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1 18 March 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: DMS/20/148/A Managing student conduct in SIMS

The course gives an overview of the SIMS Behaviour Management module that a school can use to record, monitor and manage its students’ behaviour and achievements including the setups of the following SIMS areas, Homepage; Behaviour and Achievement Types; Bullying incidents and an brief overview of reporting. Behaviour is a strong measure in an Ofsted inspection and complete conduct records and evidence of monitoring will be beneficial during an inspection.

Effective recording of all conduct events will aid senior leaders and governors in monitoring the efficiency and consistency of the school’s strategies and reinforce the school’s behaviour policy.

If booking on this course you may also be interested in the “Managing and analysing student behaviour in SIMS” which is running in the afternoon of 18th March 2020.

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1 18 March 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19SEN/019A SEND briefing - Watford

This session will update delegates on local and national developments for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). It will help delegates to be confident in understanding their school's statutory duties and provide practical support in enabling them to fulfil their leadership and management responsibilities. The session will include a range of short updates and also a more in-depth exploration of topical issues, to help delegates consider implications for their school.

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1 18 March 2020 13:30 - 15:30 Stanborough Centre Map

Code: NQT/19/45/S Subject specific training for secondary computing NQTs and trainees

This unique, subject-level programme for secondary computing NQTs and trainees offers intensive and specialist computing training and development from recognised experts in their subject.

It will develop subject expertise and practice in the classroom.

NQTs will be provided with a range of resources and strategies to try out at school as well as having the opportunity to network and share strategies with other NQTs and trainees teaching computing.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Fielder Centre, Hatfield Map
2 18 March 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 15 June 2020 09:30 - 15:30 The Priory School Map

Code: EAY/19/485/P Supporting smooth transitions briefing

As part of the HCC commissioned transition project, the Herts for Learning Early Years team are providing briefing sessions to share details of the project, the transition level of need pathway and provide each school with a copy of the transition toolkit. The overall focus of the project is to ensure a smooth transition for all children, including those at risk of underachievement.

The aim of the briefing is for early years practitioners working in school nursery and reception classes to receive information on the transition level of need pathway and tools developed as part of the project. It will be important that practitioners gain an understanding of how this can support early identification of those children with potential barriers to learning and help enable them to experience a smooth transition to school.

A transition toolkit will be provided for each school with a range of resources to support transition practice.

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1 18 March 2020 16:00 - 17:30 Oxhey Wood Primary School Map

Code: 19MFL/012S Assessment and moderation cluster for MFL – Bishop's Stortford High School (Cancelled)

This new forum is for language departments that want to validate their professional judgement in marking, enhance their moderation processes, and improve outcomes for their pupils. It will also provide an opportunity for delegates to compare and discuss different types of assessment used across a range of contexts and their impact. Each session will focus on a particular aspect of assessment, before moving on to live moderation of speaking and writing tasks, and will end with a summary of the lessons learned to improve outcomes for pupils, departments and schools.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 November 2019 15:30 - 17:30 Bishop's Stortford High School Map
2 19 March 2020 15:30 - 17:30 Bishop's Stortford High School Map
3 25 June 2020 15:30 - 17:30 Bishop's Stortford High School Map

Code: ASS/19/237/P Be more moderator: Key Stage 1 – writing standardisation training for teachers and school leaders

This new course, aimed at all Year 2 teachers and literacy leads, will roll out the latest 2020 DfE/STA national training that all Local Authority moderators receive. The national training focuses solely on writing.

Teachers require the same secure understanding of the Teacher Assessment Frameworks and guidance around writing assessment that the moderators have, in order to ensure that their teacher assessment judgements are accurate and that internal and external moderation is consistent and robust. This course will ensure that teachers hear exactly the same messages as moderators and have seen the same examples of writing at different standards. As part of the course, delegates will also be given the opportunity to put their assessment skills to the test, by taking the same standardisation exercise that moderators are required to pass.

Secure teacher assessment is an essential for every teacher, directly feeding into the teaching and learning and feedback in the classroom.

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1 19 March 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19MAN/018P Deputy and assistant headteacher induction: session four - leadership and building effective teams

This session aims to increase understanding of how to harness leadership skills to develop leadership capacity, build teams and manage change as part of improving school effectiveness.

Areas covered will include: - examining leadership styles - managing change - the characteristics of effective team based working - developing an effective team - exploring the link between emotional intelligence and leadership

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1 19 March 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ENG/20/18/P Developing expertise in the teaching of reading at Key Stage 1

It is essential that, by the end of their primary education, all pupils are able to read fluently, and with confidence, in any subject in their forthcoming secondary education. (2014 National Curriculum)

This course will support Key Stage 1 teachers in becoming expert teachers of reading by:
• unpicking the progression of skills needed to become a fluent and confident reader
• developing understanding and knowledge of ways to improve reading outcomes
• exploring some of the barriers to reading that will affect some pupils’ progress.

The course will develop participants understanding of how reading is taught in English lessons, guided reading, one-to-one and how it is facilitated and embedded throughout all curriculum subjects.

We will help participants to unpick the key skills that are involved in being able to successfully read and comprehend a range of texts. We will identify effective teaching approaches to foster the required skills.

The course draws upon recent research and findings from the Education Endowment Foundation to help participants stay up to date with proven strategies, including aspects of decoding, fluency, inference, retrieval and self-regulation.

Participants will engage in practical ideas to inspire and excite pupils, exploring ways to develop that ‘love of reading’ (2014 National Curriculum), which can become a platform for successful reading across a range of texts.

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1 19 March 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19EAY/028P Early Years Assessment Project - improve assessment systems and outcomes for children

This year-long project starting in October will:

  • support Early Years (EY) practitioners in developing efficient and accurate assessment processes 
  • help EY practitioners support as many children as possible in achieving the required level of development at the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 
  • provide bespoke training sessions and consultancy to help improve outcomes in the EYFS 
  • support EY practitioners in closing gaps in attainment between different groups of children, particularly for children in receipt of the pupil premium grant

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 19 March 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 11 June 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map