In the new Education Inspection Framework, Ofsted’s focus on assessment is shifting away from looking at data, towards exploring how schools use assessment to check pupils’ understanding, inform future teaching and help pupils embed and use their learning across the curriculum.
This conference will hear from Matthew Purves, Ofsted’s Deputy Director for Schools, about the rationale for and expectations of this new approach. The conference will also feature a keynote presentation from Professor Guy Claxton, author of the highly acclaimed ‘The Learning Power Approach’ (2018) and much more, to bring us up to date on his latest research into approaches to developing confident and capable learners.
At a time when education is becoming polarised by ‘traditionalist’ and ‘progressive’ debates, Guy Claxton brings resolution, offering teachers a ‘win-win’ pedagogical formula that delivers academic results whilst simultaneously ‘turbocharging’ students’ independence, initiative and love of learning.
Inputs from classroom practitioners and school assessment leaders, sharing innovative approaches to classroom-based assessment, will complete the day, providing inspirational ideas that will enable delegates to rethink or reshape their own vision for the role of assessment in schools.
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) requires learning aim information to be submitted via the school census return for schools with a Sixth Form.
As communicated by ESFA, institutions may not receive the correct funding if the post-16 data returned is not accurate. Where schools make errors in the data they return, there is no guarantee that it will be subsequently corrected, even if a business case is submitted.
To support schools with the process of ensuring the post-16 census data returned from SIMS is accurate, Suki Gill, 16-19 Curriculum and Funding Adviser and Jackie Kirk, Data Management Consultant, have collaborated to deliver this joint session. The aim of the session is to give an overview and understanding of the data recorded in SIMS which feed into the census return as well as have an understanding of the key data requirements thus ensuring schools claim 100% funding in 2020/21.
This training is aimed at English subject leaders who are either new to the role or looking to enhance their contribution to improving English across the school.
Throughout the course, delegates will gain an in-depth understanding of the expectations of core subject leadership.
Delegates will develop their capacity to evaluate teaching and learning across a range of evidence to drive improvement throughout the school.
The key elements of English subject leadership will be explored through a spotlight on each of the different aims of the English curriculum: effective spoken language, fluent reading for meaning, writing for a range of purposes and vocabulary development.
This will enable subject leaders to deepen subject-specific knowledge and understanding. Delegates are expected to attend all five sessions of this training.
|Session||Session Date||Session Time||Session Venue||Map|
|1||24 September 2019||09:00 - 12:00||Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage||Map|
|2||26 November 2019||09:00 - 16:00||Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage||Map|
|3||28 January 2020||09:00 - 16:00||Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage||Map|
|4||31 March 2020||09:00 - 16:00||Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage||Map|
|5||30 June 2020||09:00 - 12:00||Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage||Map|
Delivered by the head of business management services, key leaders within Herts for Learning, and other external agencies, this session will provide updates on school business management-related topics.
The format of the session will be a short presentation on current issues relating to the business aspects of running a school, followed by an in-depth presentation and group discussion on a specific topic.
The session is for colleagues working in areas such as finance, HR, ICT, premises and administration. Welcome beverages are available from 9:00am; please come along and use this time to network, before the briefing starts at 9:15am.
If you are unable to attend the briefing ‘in person’ this time we continue to offer remote access following the a successful trial where colleagues said: ‘The remote access was very simple and easy to use’ ‘I would use the remote access again on an ad-hoc basis as there is real value in attending and networking with SBM colleagues’ . This term we will be offering the remote access via a webinar.
If you would like to take advantage of this service, please register for the briefing in the usual way and the training team will contact you with joining instructions on how to access the webinar a couple days before the briefing. Remote access will be charged at £35.
A bespoke forum for reflection, discussion and sharing of effective practice. Content will be tailored in response to feedback gathered from Early Years leaders and respond to local and national agenda items.
Each seminar will be held in a different school setting within the locality, offering the opportunity to visit other Early Years settings and build on sharing best practice.
The proposed Ofsted framework, launching in September this year, places an emphasis on the 'quality of education' with a focus on the curriculum to raise standards.
This half-day course will enable practitioners to explore the new framework and identify key changes, focusing on the Early Years evaluation schedule.
Delegates will have the opportunity to reflect on their provision and curriculum design and what this looks like in practice.
Is reducing the hours spent planning maths appealing? Would clear guidance and resources to plan effective teaching sequences that secure key learning help?
Then this may be the answer: HfL maths team’s suite of resources that: - provide a structured approach that maps effective teaching and learning sequences of the key learning in each year group; - are adaptable to meet the needs of individual classes; - enhance teacher subject knowledge; - unpick and illustrate the concepts that need to be understood in key sequences.
This course has been designed specifically for Year 1 and 2 teachers, to make the most effective use of the ESSENTIAL maths planning resources developed by the HfL maths team. Delegates will walk through the learning sequences and key mathematical concepts in their year group. A full range of resources will be provided and delegates will explore how to adapt them to the needs of their class.
Delegates will enhance their understanding of what the end learning should look like, and connect it to maximise teaching time.
Back by popular demand, our annual, September ‘breakfast briefings’ will provide an opportunity to keep up to date with local and national maths news. Key foci will be:
• GCSE Mathematics examination results, feedback and lessons learned
• A level Mathematics examination results, feedback and lessons learned
• KS2 and implications for KS3
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.Essential Information
These funded (free to attend) cluster meetings are an excellent way to keep up to date with all the news, issues and developments in mathematics. This term’s focus will support mathematics 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.Essential Information