This AQA training event, hosted by Herts for Learning, will provide feedback on the English Literature examinations sat by students in the summer series of 2019.
AQA subject specialist, Ryan Wilson, will provide delegates with an overview of student performance nationally, detailed feedback on student performance and trends, as well as providing exemplar work.
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.Essential Information
Highly effective teaching assistants can add real value to pupil's learning. As the Sutton Trust identified, investing in professional development for this group of practitioners makes the difference. This two-hour session will offer teaching assistants the opportunity to reflect on key aspects of the Primary English Curriculum and how best to support pupils with reading and writing both in the classroom and through guided group work. We will be delving into some subject knowledge as well as providing plenty of practical activities which can be used straight away back in the classroom.Essential Information
Do you feel that pupils are passengers in their learning journey, or are they the captains of their own ship? We know that powerful learners are autonomous agents in their education, yet sometimes pupils develop a passivity that leads them to be very reliant on teacher input, validation and feedback. This can lead to pupils becoming more risk averse and more susceptible to having a discouraging mindset about their own capabilities and growth. Let's find a way to put them firmly at the helm.
This one-day course will explore current research and thinking on learning, brain development, engagement and motivation and how these can be implemented to benefit our pupils - empowering them and building their self-efficacy and independence. Combining theory and practice, we will discuss activities and strategies to cultivate, in our pupils, curiosity, courage, reflectiveness and an awareness of how they can improve and persevere in the face of challenges and setbacks.
The course will address the key principles and concepts related to increasing pupil progress, attainment, independence, love of learning and a Growth Mindset. This will include developing a feedback culture, positive learning attitudes and self-belief, resilience, improving self-awareness and focus. Let's turn "I can't" into "I can’t yet – but I will" and show our pupils the power that is in their hands!
This training aims to dispel some of the myths surrounding health and safety and promote a proportionate and sensible approach to safety in schools. The course will provide an overview of health and safety management within schools and summarise key areas in which management control is particularly important.Essential Information
This innovative and sharply focused programme of extended writing CPD aims to support identified pupils in Year 5 who are not yet working at expected standards.
Teachers will be provided with a suite of intervention materials that can form part of the schools continuous provision for vulnerable writers; these materials are included in the cost of this programme. These sequences include twenty detailed lessons with a range of resources and a variety of innovative approaches to support the focus pupils to develop the skills and the confidence required for age-related writing. The lessons can be adapted to form a part of whole-class teaching or used for a small group in addition to the English lessons. These approaches and resources can also be embedded as part of the teaching cycle year-on-year. Teachers will benefit from a heightened awareness, and deeper subject knowledge of the elements that support precise, effective writing.
The programme begins with a half day’s training in which participants will be supported to consider the core aspects and transferable skills in writing. There will be an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the lesson content and ask questions.
Each school will have a half-day consultancy visit from one of the course leaders. The focus pupil’s writing will be rigorously analysed for both composition and grammar by the Herts for Learning advisers to provide a baseline assessment, and then again at the end of the programme, thus providing an analysis of the progress made. This assessment is included in the cost of the programme.
The cost includes two places per school: one for the Year 5 teacher and one for the subject leader/SLT member 5 teacher(s) in order to consider how the principles of the programme can be adapted in school and applied to other year groups. Please note that this programme focuses intensively on the writing skills that underpin technically precise and effective composition – it is not designed to address spelling or handwriting issues.
An added benefit to the programme is the opportunity to network with other Year 5 teachers through a final review/celebration session.
As the course is based on responsive teaching, it may not be suitable for less experienced teachers.
This half-day session is provided by Data Management Services to assist schools in the production of an accurate School Workforce Census (SWC) return. The first part of the session will involve understanding the data in Personnel within SIMS and running and checking reports relevant to the SWC return. The second part of the session will involve running the SWC return, correcting errors and checking the details reports generated. These sessions are offered to nursery, primary, special, middle and secondary school users.Essential Information
This additional course, will allow delegates to carry out the processes covered in the School Workforce Census training, on their own school data, enabling delegates to complete the process with guidance from a DMS consultant.
Delegates should have a basic familiarity of Personnel in SIMS and have their own login to the system.
Shortly before the course your school will be provided with instructions for setting up the remote connection. It is the school’s responsibility to ensure that these instructions are followed and it should be noted that failure to do so may result in the delegates being unable to work on their school’s own data during this session.
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
These two half-day sessions will combine current research and practice to impact on the achievement of disadvantaged and vulnerable children.
Delegates will be provided with their own copy of the HfL 'Making the Difference' toolkit to take back to their setting and clear guidance on how to use the tools and templates for planning and evaluation. Information will be shared on best practice for interventions and effective strategies that can be deployed to promote progress and improve outcomes. Opportunities will be provided for delegates to reflect on their own school data and develop bespoke plans to diminish gaps between disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils and their peers.
Practitioners may wish to consider using Early Years pupil premium/pupil premium grant to fund attendance on this training.