This course covers the essential information required for the effective management of asbestos remaining on the school premises. Areas covered include: risks of asbestos- locations and type HCC asbestos policy and guidance types of asbestos survey and understanding survey data the use of asbestos management plans the effective use of the permission to work procedure incident management asbestos worksEssential Information
‘It is essential that, by the end of their primary education, all pupils are able to read fluently, and with confidence, in any subject in their forthcoming secondary education. (2014 National Curriculum)
This course will support Key Stage 2 teachers in becoming expert teachers of reading by:
• unpicking the progression of skills needed to become a fluent and confident reader
• developing understanding and knowledge of ways to improve reading outcomes
• exploring some of the barriers to reading that will affect some pupils’ progress.
This course will develop participants' understanding of how reading is taught in English lessons, guided reading, one-to-one and how it is facilitated and embedded throughout all curriculum subjects.
We will help participants to unpick the key skills that are involved in being able to successfully read and comprehend a range of texts. We will identify effective teaching approaches to foster the required skills.
The course draws upon recent research and findings from the Education Endowment Foundation to help participants stay up to date with proven strategies, including aspects of decoding, fluency, inference, retrieval and self-regulation.
Participants will engage in practical ideas to inspire and excite pupils, exploring ways to develop that ‘love of reading’ (2014 National Curriculum), which can become a platform for successful reading across a range of texts.
This annual residential conference for primary headteachers is a must.
Planned by headteachers, for headteachers, it is an ideal opportunity to hear leading experts, pick up new ideas and network with colleagues.
This year’s theme is equality and the conference will feature talks from:
This course, aimed at NQTs teaching Years 1 or 2, is designed to cover the key components of summative assessment, including using criteria to assess pupils' learning and plan appropriate next steps, incorporating good assessment opportunities into teaching and reporting to parents about pupils’ achievement.
During the course, delegates will gain experience of assessing pupils’ work, using the criteria developed by Herts for Learning, which are based upon the National Curriculum. This course is most suitable to NQTs and those teachers early in their career.
This course would also suit overseas trained teachers, those returning to teaching or moving key stage.
This course is relevant to all governors, particularly those with an interest in premises and health and safety.
This session includes:
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.Essential Information
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 7th October 2019.
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.
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.Essential Information
The EYFS Progress Toolkit for SIMS AM7 has been developed by HfL over many years to provide EYFS practitioners and leaders with access to the information they require to plan next steps and report on the attainment and progress of individuals and groups of pupils, including various vulnerable groups within the cohort.
During the course, we will guide delegates through how to generate the various analysis reports from the Toolkit and interpret them, with delegates using a workstation to gain hands-on experience. The main focus of this course will be the analysis of data, however we will cover some key information that underpins how the Toolkit works, such as the grades available. Further support for inputting data into the Toolkit can be provided at school level via the ICT Service Desk.