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Code: 19SBM/007A Developing further skills in Microsoft Excel (LIMITED SPACES)

By attending this Microsoft Excel course, delegates will learn some of its hidden features to transform their skills, and will gain the further knowledge needed to create and use spreadsheets more efficiently, through the use of advanced functions, chart creation, and data analysis.

The course is designed for those who have attended the introductory course, or who have a good knowledge and experience of using Excel. Using relevant, practical examples that would typically be encountered in a school setting, including pupil and financial data, delegates will leave feeling confident about creating advanced spreadsheets for calculating and analysing data.

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1 29 November 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ENG/19/271/P Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project: Implications for Classroom Practice - Walsall (EVENT FULL)

This one-day CPD event will offer an insight into the transformational teaching strategies used in the Herts for Learning Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project.

The project draws on proven reading strategies to improve pupils’ trajectory towards the Expected Standard (EXS) in reading in Year 6, including:

  • modelling of fluent reading
  • echo reading
  • repeated re-reading
  • skilled questioning leading to deep discussion
  • selection of well-chosen text
  • modelling of comprehension skill 

Headline project data:
  • pupils made an average of 27 months progress in their reading comprehension age (PPG pupils made 31.5 months progress)
  • 82% of eligible pupils made 6 months+ progress in their reading comprehension age

Furthermore, following the 8-week project period, pupils typically demonstrated the following changes in reading behaviour:
  • increased stamina
  • pupils are able to read more text for a longer period whilst retaining understanding
  • increased accuracy
  • pupils make less substitutions, omissions, mispronunciations, additions when reading a ‘cold’ text
  • increased enjoyment
  • pupils read more and are more willing to explore a wider range of literature
  • increased confidence
  • pupils tackle challenging texts with greater willingness and show improved tenacity in teasing out meaning
  • increased engagement
  • pupils offer more extended contributions in group discussions about challenging texts

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 November 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Bloxwich Academy Map

Code: 19MFL/005P Primary Leaders of Languages Annual Conference

This is our annual primary language event of the year. Delegates can listen to key speakers, be updated on the latest issues surrounding languages teaching in primary schools and, as always, have some time to network and share ideas.

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1 29 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: PVI/19/73/P Safeguarding children: designated safeguarding person - safe staffing lead

Safeguarding children: designated safeguarding person - safe staffing lead

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 November 2019 09:00 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19DMS/064S Secondary SIMS user group - Cottered

This termly 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 Data Management consultants any questions, and network with other school administrators. This session is free to schools that have a support contract with Data Management Services. HfL recommends attendance at these user groups to keep up to date and informed.

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1 29 November 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Cottered Village Hall Map

Code: PVI/19/279/P SENCO cluster

SENCO cluster

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1 29 November 2019 13:00 - 15:00 St Albans Fire Station Map