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Code: 19SCI/002P Curriculum beyond the classroom: using the great outdoors

This is a cross-curricular course that looks at elements from many subjects including mathematics, science, English, modern foreign language, history and geography. Delegates will explore creative opportunities for using the outdoor environment for practical problem solving within mathematics, scientific investigations, and delivering cross-curricular content using outdoor activities. The resources provided can be used back in school to help teachers set exciting mathematical challenges, create science trails and outdoor interactive areas around the school. This course will help delegates develop activities to aid the delivery of the National Curriculum.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 May 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Hudnall Park Field Studies Centre Map

Code: 19CPT/005A Designated senior person training - half-day refresher

This course is designed for those who hold the role of designated senior person (DSP) for child protection and have completed stage two DSP training. The course updates the role and the responsibilities of the DSP. This course is for all schools in the Hertfordshire area.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 May 2019 09:00 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: H14/05/19 Exclusions

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.



Outcomes

Governors will:

  • gain an understanding of and insight into the exclusion process (including the statutory procedures that a governing board must follow when reviewing a headteacher's decision to exclude a child) and the processes followed by the Independent Review Panel
  • receive an update on exclusion legislation and guidance
  • understand the different responsibilities of the headteacher, governing board and Local Authority in the exclusion process.

Outline

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

Cost

Subscribers to Governor Training - £15.00
Non-subscribing schools - £50.00 per delegate.

Cancellation of this training event requires 16 working days' notice before a 50% cancellation charge and if we are notified within 5 working days of the course there is a 100% cancellation charge. To cancel please email training@hertsforlearning.co.uk (cancellations will not be received by phone) otherwise:
  • non-subscribers are charged the full cost of the training (£50 per delegate)
  • subscribers are charged £15 per delegate.

    Prices are exclusive of VAT.

    Essential Information
    Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
    1 14 May 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Map

Code: 18ENG/101P Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project

The summer term project focuses on Year 5 pupils. The 2016 Key Stage 2 (KS2) reading paper presented a greater degree of challenge to young readers, and although the 2017 test was generally regarding as being more accessible, it still proved challenging for a significant number of our Year 6 pupils.

We recognise from our work in schools that many children found the texts used for the test hard to access, challenging to comprehend, and demanding in terms of the reading stamina required to get through them in the time available. With this in mind, schools will need to consider how to equip their pupils for this increased challenge so that they are able to tackle the 2019 test with confidence.

This project has been designed to address this issue, offering strategies that will have a swift and powerful impact on pupils’ reading achievement in a short space of time. Following successful implementation of the project, pupils in Year 6 will be on an improved trajectory towards the expected standard (EXS) at the end of KS2; 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 pupil’s reading fluency of complex texts. The past two years have seen increased reference to the need to develop fluency in reading. The DfE exemplification materials and KS2 test papers highlighted heightened expectations around swift comprehensive 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]

The cost of this project is £780 (plus VAT) per school for 2 delegates. Please note that it may be possible to include an additional delegate – this may be suitable for two-form entry schools - subject to a nominal £100 fee to cover costs for the sessions, resources and additional adviser time needed for data analysis. Following the launch a half-day consultancy visit will be arranged with an allocated adviser week commencing 6th May or 13th May 2019.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 March 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 14 May 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 17 July 2019 09:30 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19CON/003A Parental Engagement: Best Practice and First Response

This is an opportunity for schools to demonstrate their work with parents and give ideas to colleagues across the county. Good parental relationships will benefit schools by reducing complaints and can lead to improved pupil learning and results when parents are more involved with the school in a positive way.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 May 2019 13:00 - 17:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: SC71 Safeguarding Children

This course is strongly recommended for all governors and essential for the Designated Child Protection governor(s), the chair and the vice chair and it is highly recommended for all Govs as is refreshing every 4 yrs.


This cannot be arranged as an In House session due to the demand for this training.

Outcomes

Governors will:

  • understand schools' statutory duties and responsibilities for safeguarding pupils
  • gain insight into school child protection tasks
  • gain knowledge of support available to Designated Child Protection Governors (DCPG's)
  • be familiar with the audit tools used to monitor safeguarding performance in schools
  • be better prepared for inspection

Outline

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.

Tutor:
Child Protection School Liaison Officers

Cost:
Subscribers to Governor Training - £15.00
Non-subscribing schools - £50.00 per delegate.

Cancellation of this training event requires 16 working days' notice before a 50% cancellation charge and if we are notified within 5 working days of the course there is a 100% cancellation charge. To cancel please email training@hertsforlearning.co.uk (cancellations will not be received by phone) otherwise:
  • non-subscribers are charged the full cost of the training (£50 per delegate)
  • subscribers are charged £15 per delegate

    Prices are exclusive of VAT.

    Essential Information
    Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
    1 14 May 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Map