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Code: 19MAT/045P Achieving mathematical age-related expectations by the end of Year 6

Grappling with the aims and content within the Upper Key Stage 2 (UKS2) curriculum, it is increasingly important to understand what age-related expectations should look like.

Aimed at teachers working with Year 6 pupils, this course will support practitioners with strategies, practical ideas and resources that can be used to enable pupils to secure age-related learning by the end of the UKS2 phase.

This course will support teachers to help their pupils achieve the national standard and modify teaching to accelerate learning so that pupils achieve their potential. During the day, delegates will investigate the key mathematical concepts that pupils find tricky alongside being given practical strategies to develop thinking using mathematical resources in the classroom. This will allow teachers an opportunity to map out their long-term plan across the year.

By providing exemplifications of possible sequences of learning, teachers will develop further familiarity with the Year 6 content while developing a sequence to teach back in their own classroom tailored to suit the needs of their pupils.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19CPT/014A 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 15 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ENG/20/14/P Leading on reading

This course will support English co-ordinators and other school leaders with clear approaches to enhancing the teaching of reading in their schools.
Leading on reading is a complex role as pupil’s reading skills impact on all areas of the curriculum. Understanding the required standards and good practice in the teaching of reading is crucial.

Delegates will explore the various ways in which reading is taught and how this can be timetabled. The three main areas of teaching: decoding, fluency and comprehension will be discussed in depth, helping leaders consider good practice and age-related expectations.

We will also:

• unpick provision, considering the roles of book banding, class books and school libraries.
• address monitoring and evaluating, ensuring that leaders understand what good practice looks like and how to support those who do not have all      the skills/understanding required.
• consider whole-school implications arising from discussions of reading in the new Ofsted Framework


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ENG/19/358/P Primary English funded subject leader cluster - Watford (LIMITED SPACES)

These funded (free to attend) cluster meetings are an excellent way to keep up to date with all the news, issues and developments in English. This term’s focus will support English subject leaders to further enhance the curriculum and secure highly effective teaching and learning across the school. Attendance will ensure delegates are up to date with effective leadership, key messages and the possible actions to undertake.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 January 2020 16:00 - 17:00 Nascot Wood Junior School Map

Code: MAT/19/325/P Primary mathematics funded subject leader cluster - Watford area (LIMITED SPACES)

These funded (free to attend) cluster meetings are an excellent way to keep up to date with all the news, issues and developments in mathematics. This term’s focus will support mathematics subject leaders to further enhance the curriculum and secure highly effective teaching and learning across the school. Attendance will ensure delegates are up to date with effective leadership, key messages and the possible actions to undertake.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 January 2020 16:00 - 17:00 Nascot Wood Junior School Map

Code: SCI/19/393/P Primary Science funded subject leader cluster - Watford

This funded (free to attend) cluster meeting is an excellent way to keep up to date with all the news, issues and developments in science. This terms focus will support subject leaders to further enhance the curriculum and secure highly effective teaching and learning across the school. Attendance will ensure delegates are up to date with effective leadership, key messages and the possible actions to undertake.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 January 2020 16:00 - 17:00 Nascot Wood Junior School Map

Code: PVI/19/463/P Sensory play for under twos

Sensory play for under twos

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 January 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Sports Village Map

Code: MAT/19/141/S Why do they always forget? Securing Grades 4 and 5 in Year 11

“Why do they always forget?” – a cry of frustration familiar to many who have taught Foundation Tier GCSE. There are many students who clearly have the potential to gain a Grade 4 or 5, but who seem to have a problem retaining mathematical facts and processes.
Why is this? This is the question this course seeks to answer. We will explore how we can help these perfectly intelligent and capable young people turn things around and gain the grades they need to give their life-chances a kick-start.
The day is divided into two equal halves, to enable the course to be shared between different delegates if this is more convenient for schools

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 January 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19SEN/012A Induction for new SENCOs

This two-day course is for new or aspiring SENCO/INCOs and will provide reassurance and pointers for first steps in the role. The sessions will offer practical ideas to support delegates in ensuring that children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities make good progress. The course will provide a brief overview of national/local guidance and developments within the context of inclusion and SEND, and will highlight implications for the role. There will be a variety of inputs and practical activities. This course also provides an excellent foundation for the more advanced National Award for SEN Coordination.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 January 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 05 March 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ENG/20/131/P Spelling SOS Key Stage 2 Project (Cancelled)

The 2014 National Curriculum catapulted spelling at KS2 into the limelight, and the KS2 assessment framework documents have further intensified the focus on spelling over the last four years. With this in mind, schools have been grappling with – and will need to consider further – how to equip their pupils for this increased challenge, so that they are able to meet the expected standard at the end of KS2 with confidence.

This project has been designed to offer strategies that will have a swift and powerful impact on pupils’ spelling achievement. Following successful implementation of the project, the pupils will be on an improved trajectory towards EXS at the end of KS2; have a more positive relationship with spelling; be more enthusiastic, confident spellers with an increased understanding and knowledge of the spelling system.

The project will focus predominantly on the need to improve pupils’ current individual spelling errors and misconceptions. Accurate spelling is a key component of writing fluently; enabling pupils’ cognitive resources to be freed from focusing on spelling means it can then be redirected towards writing composition. Following this event a half-day consultancy visit will be arranged with an allocated adviser week commencing 20th January 2020.

For more information please follow the link below:
Spelling SOS KS2 Project

For all schools outside of Hertfordshire please contact us for a price and availability before booking.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 05 March 2020 16:00 - 18:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 29 April 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map