This term’s briefing for Sixth Form leaders will focus on the funding cycle for 2020/21 sixth form allocations. This session will also cover the impact of the £190 million increase in core funding for 16-19 year olds, as announced by the Chancellor for 2021/22 Sixth Form funding allocations.
Specifically, the session will focus on UCAS trends, to include the national picture of applications for 2020, and will include an overview and demonstration of the new UCAS adviser portal.
Recently heralded as ‘the next big thing’, Cognitive Load Theory has found its way into Ofsted’s new inspection framework and been described by Professor Dylan Wiliam as “… the single most important thing for teachers to know’. Moreover, many teachers are claiming that strategies founded on an understanding of cognitive science are helping to close the gap between their disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils.
With such claims, this half-day course aims to introduce teachers to the research and, most importantly, examine how these recently discovered understandings can be utilised in the classroom to maximise learning for all pupils.
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.Essential Information
Fluency sessions – the what, why, when and how. A day of training which includes a complete suite of resources to support teachers back in school. Schools are aware of the need to ensure pupils are ‘fluent’ with their mathematics knowledge and skills. Many are establishing fluency sessions (also known as maths meeting or everyday fluency) to support this, but what does an effective session look like?
This one-day course will unpick the purpose of fluency sessions and outline a possible structure. Resources will be given out on the day which schools can use as a starting point.
The course also includes the resources for an introductory staff meeting for launching back in school, so that mathematics subject leaders can get going straight away with implementing the sessions.
This training is aimed at all governors of academies, free schools, studio schools and university technical colleges (UTC's).
Whilst based on the good practices principles of the HCC Model Procedures for Dealing with School-Based Complaints, the concept of Governors' roles and responsibilities remains the same, although other model policies may differ in terms of the number of stages within a procedure.
This session will:
The programme has been formulated by successful and experienced senior leaders from the education sector, and designed for all heads of Sixth Form who are aspiring to excellence.
Delegates will hear insights from practitioners and other experts, learn how outstanding leadership can be achieved in the Sixth Form, and take away practical solutions from an outstanding Sixth Form.
In addition to understanding the key leadership skills required to evaluate the Sixth Form and hold staff to account, the programme will also focus on setting the vision, ethos and culture of an effective Sixth Form.
This course will enable site staff to undertake portable appliance (PAT) testing.
Please note this training is run by Hertfordshire County Council and has differing booking conditions from the Herts for Learning terms and conditions:
This termly primary user group is designed to provide up-to-date information on developments within the Capita SIMS software and statutory returns, as well as exchanging information on processes and procedures undertaken on a day-to-day basis. It also offers the opportunity to ask questions of our data management consultants and network with other school administrators. The sessions are free to schools that have a support contract with data management services. We would recommend attendance at these user groups to keep you up to date and informed.Essential Information
This course will enable delegates to fully utilise the functionality of SEN in SIMS to enable the effective and efficient use in relation to the SEND Code of Practice. This course has been designed to allow delegates to access their own school SIMS database remotely from our training room, enabling the maximisation of the delegate’s time. During the training delegates will be able to start work putting in place customisation of SIMS to reflect the provisions in place for pupils at their own school. Delegates will learn how to record SEN data efficiently in SIMS. Utilising the functionality of reviews, provisions and events, a comprehensive SEN record can be created for individual pupils. Data from SIMS can also be extracted into HCC standard forms and in reports for data analysis. Specialist reports and letters relating to the pupil can be linked to the pupils' record. Customisation of SIMS will support efficient working, enabling quick access to frequently used areas of SIMS and the display of data on the homepage.Essential Information
Teaching pupils to visualise as they read aids their ability to recall key information and ideas from texts in greater detail.
Very few people suffer from aphantasia, a condition in which a person is unable to visualise mental images. Most pupils in our schools are able to see key mental images in their heads.
Through observing drawings and asking key questions we can begin to understand how the process information and make sense of text.
The course will take delegates through how to assess pupils' visualisation skills, teach key skills and support pupils to independently visualise, in order to better comprehend what has been read. This course is suitable for teachers of Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2 classes, as well as subject leaders.