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Code: GOV/20/163/A Handling School Complaints

This training is aimed at all governors of maintained schools. Whilst based on the HCC model policy, the concept of governors' roles and responsibilities is the same although other model policies may differ in terms of stages within a procedure

This session will:

  • identify the principles of good complaint handling
  • share the complaints policy toolkit
  • use the toolkit and relevant papers to work through a scenario

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 February 2020 19:00 - 21:00 West Herts College Map

Code: PVI/19/448/P Introduction to child protection - safeguarding children (group settings)

Introduction to child protection - safeguarding children (group settings)

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 February 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage 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: 19SEN/014A New to the role of teaching assistant (EVENT FULL)

This course provides an essential introduction to effective classroom practice for teaching assistants. During the session, delegates will explore the latest research on how to maximise the impact of their support and share good practice with colleagues from other schools. Practical strategies will be introduced that can be used with pupils across the primary and secondary phase. The course will develop delegates skills and confidence in building positive working relationships with teachers and enable them to support pupils to make good progress.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 February 2020 10:00 - 14:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19MAN/024P Primary headteachers' seminar: spring 2020

Delivered by the education services director for primary, and a range of specialist advisers from Herts for Learning, this half-day session will provide updates on current topics in primary education.

Headteachers are invited to book themselves and another member of their senior leadership team to support school discussion. The full agenda will be available closer to the event.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 February 2020 09:15 - 11:45 High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon Map

Code: 19SEN/037A The Hertfordshire SEND Toolkit launch workshop - Bushey

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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 February 2020 10:00 - 11:30 The Niland Conference Centre, Bushey Map

Code: MAT/19/427/P Year 5 mathematics challenge – Luton (LIMITED SPACES)

Entries are invited for the Year 5 mathematics challenge 2019. Each school is encouraged to submit a team of four Year 5 pupils for this friendly inter-school competition. The challenge will comprise a mixture of challenge, problem-solving and fun. There are 12 event heats. We look forward to seeing you at one of these. Winners from the individual heats and eight best runners up will go forward to the final, to be held in Stevenage on Friday 20th March.

Schools are limited to one team each initially. Additional teams will be transferred to the waiting list and schools will be contacted nearer the date of their chosen heat if there is capacity to enter these additional teams.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 February 2020 16:00 - 17:30 Stopsley Community Primary School Map

Code: EAY/19/247/P Taking Early Years from good to outstanding

This course will enable practitioners to focus their priorities to achieve the 'wow' factor in their Early Years. It will offer clarity to the processes and systems leaders and practitioners need to embed in line with their intended curriculum throughout daily practice. Ideas will be provided on how to create an exceptional ethos to set them apart from the rest.

The two-part course will offer guidance to practitioners on how to create the very best provision for their children in order to pursue excellence.

Delegates will find out about the key elements that contribute to high quality Early Years practice and how to effectively embed this through daily practice.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 February 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 13 March 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map