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Code: ENG/19/271/P Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project: Implications for Classroom Practice - Walsall

This one-day CPD event will offer an insight into the transformational teaching strategies used in the Herts for Learning Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project.

The project draws on proven reading strategies to improve pupils’ trajectory towards the Expected Standard (EXS) in reading in Year 6, including:

  • modelling of fluent reading
  • echo reading
  • repeated re-reading
  • skilled questioning leading to deep discussion
  • selection of well-chosen text
  • modelling of comprehension skill 

Headline project data:
  • pupils made an average of 27 months progress in their reading comprehension age (PPG pupils made 31.5 months progress)
  • 82% of eligible pupils made 6 months+ progress in their reading comprehension age

Furthermore, following the 8-week project period, pupils typically demonstrated the following changes in reading behaviour:
  • increased stamina
  • pupils are able to read more text for a longer period whilst retaining understanding
  • increased accuracy
  • pupils make less substitutions, omissions, mispronunciations, additions when reading a ‘cold’ text
  • increased enjoyment
  • pupils read more and are more willing to explore a wider range of literature
  • increased confidence
  • pupils tackle challenging texts with greater willingness and show improved tenacity in teasing out meaning
  • increased engagement
  • pupils offer more extended contributions in group discussions about challenging texts

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 November 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Bloxwich Academy Map

Code: 19MFL/005P Primary Leaders of Languages Annual Conference

This is our annual primary language event of the year. Delegates can listen to key speakers, be updated on the latest issues surrounding languages teaching in primary schools and, as always, have some time to network and share ideas.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19DMS/064S Secondary SIMS user group - Cottered

This termly user group is designed to provide up-to-date information on developments within the Capita SIMS software and statutory returns, as well as exchanging information on processes and procedures undertaken on a day-to-day basis.

It also offers the opportunity to ask Data Management consultants any questions, and network with other school administrators. This session is free to schools that have a support contract with Data Management Services. HfL recommends attendance at these user groups to keep up to date and informed.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 November 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Cottered Village Hall Map

Code: 19ASS/047P Analysing English and mathematics data for subject leaders and senior leaders in primary schools

This course is aimed at colleagues who are new to a leadership role in primary school and who need an overview of the key data analysis tools to support monitoring and improvement.

The course will focus on using the Hertfordshire assessment profile, Analyse School Performance (ASP), Inspection Data Summary Report (IDSR) and Fisher Family Trust (FFT) data to analyse end of key stage results and inform school improvement priorities and self-evaluation. The tracking of pupil progress throughout the key stages will also be explored.

Course delegates will be able to spend time analysing their own school data, with the support of an assessment adviser, and identify key issues for improvement in their subject.

It is essential that participants bring with them a username and password for accessing ASP, and also the password for FFT (if subscribed) that gives access to pupil-level data. Computers will be made available so delegates do not need to bring laptops.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 December 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19SBM/012A Health and safety for school business managers

Whilst overall accountability for health and safety lies with the employer, the day-to-day running of the school including responsibility for the health and safety of staff and pupils is delegated to the headteacher and school management team.

This training has been designed specifically for the role of business manager and provides an introduction to the key health and safety risks in schools in ensuring these are managed effectively and proportionately on site.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 December 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19CPT/013A Designated senior person safeguarding training (level two, single agency, specialist training)

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 03 December 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 04 December 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: FSS/19/378/A Financial procedures for school staff

Aimed at support staff that are new to schools, new to Hertfordshire or new to finance, this two-day course will provide delegates with the key information that they need to effectively oversee the finances in their school.

Day one will focus on the key processes that will ensure the smooth running of the finance office, ensure compliance with financial regulations and provide oversight of the school finances.

Day two will focus on strategic oversight of the finances and will cover areas including monthly management accounts, the importance of medium term planning and how to prepare for setting the annual budget.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 December 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 06 February 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19MAT/043P Reasoning to problem solve in Upper Key Stage 2 mathematics

How can we support our pupils to become more confident problem solvers? How can we teach them to reason in order to find a starting point to unfamiliar problems?

This practical course will support Year 5 and Year 6 teachers to develop an approach to problem solving grounded in curriculum expectations. It will consider the key skills required to solve problems including how to reason to find an entry point to unfamiliar problems. It will also consider how to support pupils to develop their reasoning so that they can effectively communicate their findings.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 December 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19FSS/010P RM Finance Online: new users (LIMITED SPACES)

This course is aimed at new users of the Hertfordshire version of RM Finance Online who will be posting the financial transactions onto the system.

Day one will provide an introduction to the system. We will be looking at the coding structure in RM Finance Online and how to post simple income and expenditure transactions.

Day two will follow on from the topics covered on day one. We will look at how to post more complex items including payroll reports. We will look at setting up and using duplicate batching and how to correct any errors.

Day three will revisit the areas covered on days one and two and will be an opportunity for delegates to refresh their knowledge and improve their skills using RM Finance Online in a supported environment.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 September 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 22 October 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 03 December 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: FSS/19/303/P RM Finance Online: trouble shooting your system reconciliation

This course is designed for schools using RM Finance Online who complete their own transactions and are seeing differences on the Comprehensive System Reconciliation and need help to understand why they occur and how to fix them. This course will look at the different sections of the form and understand what they are designed to check. We will look at some of the most common errors and how to rectify these, including differences on the VAT section. Delegates will then be able to complete their own Comprehensive System Reconciliation using their latest school’s data with staff on hand to be able to support with solving the reasons for any variances.

Please note that we cannot guarantee that we will be able to resolve all system reconciliation errors on this course. Please also note that we will not be able to investigate variances on the purchase order section of the Comprehensive System Reconciliation and it is recommended that schools contact the Financial Services helpline for help with this.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 December 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map