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Code: ASS/19/518/P Assessment moderation cluster for teachers of Year 2: Cluster 14 – Borehamwood, Potters Bar, Radlett and Shenley

This year, the focus of this moderation session will be reading and writing. The session will provide an excellent opportunity for Year 2 teachers to work together to explore the accuracy of their assessment judgements and achieve greater consistency in standards. Teachers will be supported in considering how secure their pupils are in their learning so far, and how well on track they are for the end of Key Stage 1 standards.

It is essential that delegates bring along examples of pupils' work from their class. We will provide a suggested reading assessment task for teachers to use with the pupils in advance of the sessions. In January, information will be sent to delegates and also uploaded to the grid at: http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/assessment/ks1/moderationclusters.shtml

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1 12 February 2020 09:15 - 11:45 Clore Shalom School Map

Code: ASS/19/519/P Assessment moderation cluster for teachers of Year 2: Cluster 15 – Cheshunt, Hoddesdon and Waltham Cross

This year, the focus of this moderation session will be reading and writing. The session will provide an excellent opportunity for Year 2 teachers to work together to explore the accuracy of their assessment judgements and achieve greater consistency in standards. Teachers will be supported in considering how secure their pupils are in their learning so far, and how well on track they are for the end of Key Stage 1 standards.

It is essential that delegates bring along examples of pupils' work from their class. We will provide a suggested reading assessment task for teachers to use with the pupils in advance of the sessions. In January, information will be sent to delegates and also uploaded to the grid at: http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/assessment/ks1/moderationclusters.shtml

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1 12 February 2020 13:30 - 16:00 Wormley CE Primary School Map

Code: 19CPT/015A 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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1 11 February 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 12 February 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: MAT/20/217/P Developing effective fluency sessions in primary mathematics

Due to high demand we are pleased to offer an extra date for this training.

Fluency Sessions – the what, why, when and how. A day of training complete with a full suite of resources to support teachers back in school.

Schools are aware of the need to ensure pupils are ‘fluent’ with their mathematics knowledge and skills. Many are establishing fluency sessions to support this, but what does an effective fluency session look like?

This one-day course will unpick the purpose of fluency sessions and outline a possible structure. Resources will be given out on the day which schools can use as a starting point.

The course also includes the resources for an introductory staff meeting for launching back in school, so that maths subject leaders can get going straight away with implementing the sessions. A guidance booklet, also part of the suite, gives an index of all the resources.


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1 12 February 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: PVI/20/275/P Effective observation and how it informs the curriculum

Effective observation and how it informs the curriculum

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1 12 February 2020 13:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Sports Village Map

Code: ENG/20/68/P Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project: Sustaining Impact Session

The Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project has had a measurable impact on reading standards in many schools in Hertfordshire and beyond. Having invested heavily in this project, it is important that schools continue to maintain focus on this work, and ensure that the powerful project strategies continue to be used effectively across KS2. Where schools have maintained focus, the impact continues to be seen in reading standards in KS2, even several years after participating in the project.

To support schools in up-skilling key teaching team members in the project strategies, the fluency project team have introduced this one-day ‘sustaining impact’ session. The session is open to teachers and leaders from schools who have participated in the project at some point since its launch in 2016. The session will incorporate the information shared during the project launch day, as well as the mid-project twilight session. The session is ideally suited to team members who did not attend the original project CPD sessions, but who have seen the strategies work well in other classes and are keen to develop their understanding of the project. This session is also ideal for leaders who are keen to support and monitor the delivery of the project, but who did not attend the project CPD sessions. Schools may also choose to send teaching assistants on this training session to ensure that they fully understand the principles and purpose of the project strategies.

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1 12 February 2020 09:15 - 15:15 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: SCI/20/32/P Linking primary science and mathematics for impact

Science provides rich real-life opportunities to use and develop a wide range of mathematical skills beyond representing data. Making these links can raise the profile of enquiry within both subjects, engage pupils and teachers and provide rich assessment opportunities. During the day delegates will have the opportunity to explore four whole-school science and maths activities and will leave with all the resources needed to run these in school.

In order to have the greatest impact both maths and science leaders are invited to attend. To make this more affordable the second delegate from the same school will be charged half the day rate for attending.

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1 12 February 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Jupiter Community Free School Map

Code: GOV/20/102/A Safeguarding children (LIMITED SPACES)

This course is strongly recommended for all governors and is essential for the Designated Child Protection governor(s), the chair/vice chair. It is also recommended to refresh this training every 4 years.

This training looks at:

  • safeguarding in the school context
  • the role of Child Protection School Liaison Officers (CPSLO)
  • the nature of child abuse
  • safeguarding Responsibilities
  • gole of the governing board, the headteacher, all staff/volunteers
  • the role of the Designated Senior Person (DSP)
  • child protection policy and procedures
  • statutory child protection training timescales
  • vulnerability of staff in schools
  • management of allegations against staff
  • monitoring and review of school practice, policies and procedures
  • introduction to audit tools - Annual Schools' Safeguarding Practice Checklist and Annual Safeguarding Report
  • an opportunity to ask questions or arrange follow-up contact with your CPSLO.

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1 12 February 2020 19:00 - 21:00 West Herts College Map

Code: BMS/20/82/A Single Central Record training

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is one of the most important aspects of schools' work. One element of this is to carry out and record robust recruitment checks. Ofsted inspectors scrutinise the school's Single Central Record (SCR) during inspections. They are likely to be interested both in whether it is compliant with the requirements outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education, and in the school's culture and approach to maintaining it.

Changing requirements over time often lead to questions about how best to maintain the SCR, and about compliance and best practice.

This half-day course will remind delegates of the importance of meeting the statutory requirements. It will allow delegates to explore what constitutes an effective SCR.

The session is for anyone with responsibility for establishing, updating or maintaining the school's SCR. The training will comprise presentation, discussion and practical activity.

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

Code: 19SEN/035A The Hertfordshire SEND Toolkit launch workshop - Hemel Hempstead

This essential workshop is part of a county-wide programme to introduce schools to the Hertfordshire SEND toolkit. This newly developed resource accompanies the Hertfordshire SEND Quality Offer and the SEND Benchmark & Planning Tool. Together this suite of materials provides schools with a vision, a self-evaluation framework and now has a toolkit providing a range of resources, tools and guidance to support the onward journey.

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1 12 February 2020 10:00 - 11:30 South Hill Centre Map