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This practical short-day course, with a working lunch, will explore the potential of using iPads to support learners with SEND. It is ideal for those who work with children or young people with SEND on a day-to-day basis and are looking for ways to increase access to a broad and balanced curriculum and overcome particular barriers to their learning.
The course will be very hands-on, and we will be exploring an engaging and exciting range of free and low cost apps and built-in iPad functionality.
We will look at how to make iPads inclusive, using simple accessibility settings, and apps specifically designed for learners with SEND. We will also look at how 'general' educational apps can be used in alternative ways to support individual pupils as they work in the classroom, utilising sound recording, images and video.
Delegates will leave full of simple, practical ideas to support the individuals they work with in their setting.
This course is aimed at Chairs, Vice Chairs and other governors who may need to undertake difficult conversations and/or deal with challenging individuals. The course will help in understanding what we mean by ‘difficult’, possible strategies to apply and when/why we need to have ‘courageous’ conversations.Essential Information
By attending this Microsoft Word course, delegates will learn some of its hidden features to transform their skills, and will gain the further knowledge needed to create and edit documents more efficiently.
The course is designed for those who already have a basic knowledge and experience of using Word. Using relevant, practical examples that would typically be encountered in a school setting, delegates will leave feeling confident about creating tables and forms, carrying out mail merges with Excel and handling graphics.
‘[a scaffold is] that [which] enables a child or novice to solve a task or achieve a goal that would be beyond his unassisted effort’ Wood et al 1976, p90. At its most simple, differentiation is the teacher’s response to the variation amongst learners in a classroom. However, differentiation is a vast field, with multiple aspects and opportunities that need to be considered when deciding on the most appropriate adjustments to facilitate maximum learning.
There is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach; nor is there a magic bullet. It relies on our professional knowledge of our pupils and consideration of a few key questions.
During this course we will be exploring a number of different strategies for scaffolding KS2 pupils throughout the teaching sequence from effective pre teaching, through real time learning adjustments in the classroom, to how we maintain the learning over time. This course builds on ‘Differentiation in maths - scaffolding or metaphorical escalators!’ https://www.hertsforlearning.co.uk/blog/differentiation-maths-scaffolding-or-metaphorical-escalators
This training session equips governors to be able to sit on a governors' Disciplinary Committee panel which is a statutory requirement in the case of certain types of school exclusion, including any permanent exclusion. We recommend that panel members are re-trained every 2 years.
Excluding a pupil involves a statutory process that governors should ensure they perform legally and effectively. There will be a mixture of tutor input, group activity/discussion and an opportunity to ask questions. Tutor Malcolm Leigh, Governance
This practical session will support delegates in examining their schools data and its meaning.
To support business managers in their completion of the Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS), HfL Business Management Services are offering a hands on workshop where delegates can work on their own settings SFVS in a supportive environment with hands on expertise to answer questions and offer personalised guidance.
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.
Entries are invited for the Year 7 Mathematics Challenge 2020.
Each school is encouraged to submit teams of four Year 7 students for this friendly inter-school competition. (Maximum of 2 teams per school.)
The challenge will comprise a mixture of challenge, problem-solving and fun.
There are four heats scheduled across the County; winners from individual heats will go forward to the Final, to be held on Thursday 26th March at the Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage.
This unique, subject-level programme for secondary design & technology (D&T) NQTs and trainees offers intensive and specialist D&T 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 D&T.