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Code: PVI/19/445/P Child protection training for designated safeguarding persons (LIMITED SPACES)

Child protection training for designated safeguarding persons

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 March 2020 09:30 - 13:00 Wodson Park Leisure Centre Map

Code: GOV/20/193/A Induction for governors (EVENT FULL)

This full-day course is for new governors for schools, academies and MAT's. This course is very important for all new governors so that they can be as effective as possible in helping the governing board in its role to secure school improvement. Delegates benefit from the opportunity to network with new governors from other schools and academies.

We recommend that all new governors attend the ‘Induction for governors’ course within the first three months of being appointed. In particular new governors derive maximum benefit if they book onto a course which takes place after they have attended at least one governing board meeting.

The three key roles of the governing board that will be covered during the course are:
1. vision and strategic
2. holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school
3. financial management and best value

Delegates will also receive an insight into how to get to know their school and taking part in effective meetings. The course will use a variety of teaching strategies including group discussion, case studies and tutor input.

Governors that buy into a HfL MAT packagewill be charged £100 for their attendance.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 The View Map

Code: DMS/20/127/A Intervention tracking in SIMS (Cancelled)

This course will enable SLT, Incas/SENCOs, behaviour and attendance managers to use SIMS to record the support and resources allocated to vulnerable pupils and track the cost and effectiveness of these resources. Schools will be able to monitor and gauge how these resources affect Key Performance Indicators. Provide evidence of Pupil Premium grant strategy, spending and effectiveness. Delegates will learn how to build a detailed evidence base of the interventions offered for disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils, and school attainment strategies. The cost of additional resources can be recorded, enabling tracking of the cost and effectiveness of each intervention.

Further analysis can be achieved to show the progress of various groups of pupils, i.e. Pupil Premium, SEN and school defined groups of pupils. The following reports are available in the Interventions module in SIMS to support progress monitoring and improve student outcomes: - School Intervention – showing interventions in place across the whole school - Student Intervention – giving details of interventions for individual pupils - Interventions Outcome Analysis – see how successful different types of interventions are across the whole school - Interventions Cost Analysis – showing cost per intervention and per pupil.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 March 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19NQT/041P Making the last term count: closing gaps in English and maths learning – Key Stage 1

With two terms completed, teachers will now have a really good understanding of what their pupils know and can do. The remaining term is crucial to ensure they are ready to meet the demands of the next year group.

This course will support delegates in how best to prioritise and prepare their learners in the final term. Aimed at helping NQTs and early-career teachers to identify and unpick gaps in pupils’ learning, so that they can be closed easily, this course will help ensure as many pupils as possible reach the age-related expectations (or show they are working at greater depth), as a result of effective Assessment for Learning.

Within the Teachers Standards, this will help NQTs thoroughly demonstrate their ‘accurate and productive use of assessment’. Packed full of ideas and activities, as well as an opportunity to map out a plan of attack, this course will support teaching sequences for the final term. 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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 March 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: CUR/20/64/P Raising standards in history and English through writing (Cancelled)

Pupils’ writing skills in English are often not carried over effectively to support the depth and quality of their written work in history. Ofsted has also identified that pupils’ progression in history can be held back because the potential for specific feedback is lost amongst generic writing feedback.

This programme is designed to support English and history subject leaders to develop teaching and learning in the two subjects. Both subject leaders will attend a day’s training, receive a half-day consultancy visit, and participate in a follow-up reflective twilight session. During the training day, leaders will consider how learning opportunities for both history and English can be maximised. The day will include hands-on activities in history from across the KS1-2 curriculum, designed to illustrate engaging approaches to support the depth of pupils’ historical skills, knowledge and understanding, together with opportunities for pupils to demonstrate their historical thinking as a variety of written outcomes. For each activity, exemplar success criteria to share with pupils in terms of demonstrating their historical skills and knowledge, as well as in terms of their writing, will be discussed. Delegates will consider areas such as: planning a written task around historical key concepts; vocabulary development; effective use of historical sources and enquiry approaches; expectations supporting and enriching children’s discussion and critical thinking; how to model historical writing to children; integrating previously learnt written skills to enable quality written outcomes.

Delegates will leave with a range of resources including an extensive book list, progression guidance in history, lesson suggestions and resources.

A focus / key question for the programme will be developed during the day against which impact can be evaluated. The half-day consultancy and twilight will support planning and self-evaluation, reflect on evidence of impact and identify next steps. We will consider how to embed good practice across the school and create a template for a whole-school approach, to ensure this is sustained. 

Please note that the consultancy date will be mid-project, in-school and set in conjunction with your adviser.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 24 March 2020 16:00 - 18:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: PVI/20/419/P SENCO cluster (Cancelled)

SENCO cluster

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 March 2020 13:00 - 15:00 Tring Community Centre Map

Code: PSE/20/290/A Strategies for active engagement of parents/carers in supporting their child’s emotional wellbeing and mental health (LIMITED SPACES)

Our parents are key partners when it comes to the emotional health and wellbeing of pupils. As we develop our curriculum to teach positive mental health it will be crucial to involve parents in understanding what we are teaching and why. In doing so, we not only help our pupils but also share positive strategies that may benefit the whole family.  

This session will highlight content and methods to involving parents actively in the emotional wellbeing journey of their children and draw on good examples from schools and research.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 March 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: PSE/20/559/S Strategies for active engagement of parents/carers in supporting their child’s emotional wellbeing and mental health

Our parents are key partners when it comes to the emotional health and wellbeing of pupils. As we develop our curriculum to teach positive mental health it will be crucial to involve parents in understanding what we are teaching and why. In doing so, we not only help our pupils but also share positive strategies that may benefit the whole family.  

This session will highlight content and methods to involving parents actively in the emotional wellbeing journey of their children and draw on good examples from schools and research.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 March 2020 13:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: EAY/19/487/P Supporting smooth transitions briefing

As part of the HCC commissioned transition project, the Herts for Learning Early Years team are providing briefing sessions to share details of the project, the transition level of need pathway and provide each school with a copy of the transition toolkit. The overall focus of the project is to ensure a smooth transition for all children, including those at risk of underachievement.

The aim of the briefing is for early years practitioners working in school nursery and reception classes to receive information on the transition level of need pathway and tools developed as part of the project. It will be important that practitioners gain an understanding of how this can support early identification of those children with potential barriers to learning and help enable them to experience a smooth transition to school.

A transition toolkit will be provided for each school with a range of resources to support transition practice.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 March 2020 16:00 - 17:30 Peartree Spring Primary School Map

Code: 19MFL/014S The three l's of the MFL curriculum: Barnwell Middle School (EVENT FULL) (Cancelled)

This session will reflect on what constitutes a principled and considered approach to curriculum planning and design for languages. Using the three ‘i’s of the curriculum to interrogate practice, it will seek to ask important questions about what a high-quality languages education should look like, what progress looks like in languages and identify practical approaches to deal with the challenges faced by schools.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 October 2019 15:30 - 17:30 Barnwell School Map
2 24 March 2020 15:30 - 17:30 Barnwell School Map
3 23 June 2020 15:30 - 17:30 Barnwell School Map