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Code: 19EAY/047P Supersonic phonics: delivering lively, engaging and active phonic activities to help develop early literacy skills

Learn how to plan and engage young children in a progression of lively and engaging phonic activities which will help them to develop the necessary skills to become effective and competent readers.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 November 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Mary Exton JMI School Map

Code: 19ENG/045P Key Stage 1 Reading Fluency Project (EVENT FULL)

HfL have now taken over 1000 pupils at KS2 through the highly successful Reading Fluency Project. Pupils who participated in the project made, on average, over 2 years’ progress in reading comprehension age through the eight week intervention (based on analysis of YARC assessment data). This innovative project is now being adapted for Key Stage 1 pupils. Our initial trials demonstrate the same level of success.

This project has been designed to address the issues that many of our KS1 pupils are faced with: insufficient sight vocabulary and an over-reliance on sounding out; insufficient stamina to get through the SAT paper at Year 2; lack of comprehension skills when reading aloud. This project offers strategies that will have a swift and powerful impact on pupils’ reading achievement. Following successful implementation of the project, pupils in Year 1 and 2 will be on an improved trajectory towards EXS at the end of KS1; have a more positive relationship with books; be more enthusiastic, confident readers with an increased understanding and engagement with texts.

The project will focus predominantly on the need to improve pupils' reading fluency of sufficiently complex texts. The past few years have seen increased reference to the need to develop fluency in reading. The DfE exemplification materials and test papers highlighted heightened expectations around swift meaning-laden reading. A lack of fluency impacts upon understanding, motivation, confidence and rates of progress. Research has shown that specific instruction around fluency enables pupils to free up cognitive space which can be directed more effectively towards other activities “… such as comprehension, analysis, elaboration and deep understanding.” [Hattie 2014].

For more information please follow the link below:
KS1 Reading Fluency Project

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 10 December 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 13 February 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19CON/009S Hertfordshire Secondary Headteachers' Conference Programme 2019-2020 (LIMITED SPACES)

This programme of conferences for secondary headteachers is a must. Comprising of three sessions throughout the academic year with a thread linking them all together.

The conferences, planned by headteachers, for headteachers, are an ideal opportunity to hear leading experts, pick up new ideas and network with other headteachers.

Half-Day Autumn Conference
Keynote by Peter Hymen - Big Education

Residential Spring Conference
Keynotes by:
James Handscombbe - Harris Westminster School
Becky Earnshaw - Voice 21
Carolyn Roberts
Gary Lewis - Character Education

Half-Day Summer Conference
Keynote and workshop by Lucy Crehan

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 November 2019 09:00 - 13:00 Fielder Centre, Hatfield Map
2 05 March 2020 09:00 - 16:15 Fanhams Hall, Ware Map
3 06 March 2020 09:00 - 14:45 Fanhams Hall, Ware Map
4 26 June 2020 09:00 - 13:00 Fielder Centre, Hatfield Map