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Code: 19CPT/013A Designated senior person safeguarding training (level two, single agency, specialist training)

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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 December 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 04 December 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19MAT/043P Reasoning to problem solve in Upper Key Stage 2 mathematics

How can we support our pupils to become more confident problem solvers? How can we teach them to reason in order to find a starting point to unfamiliar problems?

This practical course will support Year 5 and Year 6 teachers to develop an approach to problem solving grounded in curriculum expectations. It will consider the key skills required to solve problems including how to reason to find an entry point to unfamiliar problems. It will also consider how to support pupils to develop their reasoning so that they can effectively communicate their findings.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 December 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19FSS/010P RM Finance Online: new users (LIMITED SPACES)

This course is aimed at new users of the Hertfordshire version of RM Finance Online who will be posting the financial transactions onto the system.

Day one will provide an introduction to the system. We will be looking at the coding structure in RM Finance Online and how to post simple income and expenditure transactions.

Day two will follow on from the topics covered on day one. We will look at how to post more complex items including payroll reports. We will look at setting up and using duplicate batching and how to correct any errors.

Day three will revisit the areas covered on days one and two and will be an opportunity for delegates to refresh their knowledge and improve their skills using RM Finance Online in a supported environment.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 September 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 22 October 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 03 December 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: FSS/19/303/P RM Finance Online: trouble shooting your system reconciliation

This course is designed for schools using RM Finance Online who complete their own transactions and are seeing differences on the Comprehensive System Reconciliation and need help to understand why they occur and how to fix them. This course will look at the different sections of the form and understand what they are designed to check. We will look at some of the most common errors and how to rectify these, including differences on the VAT section. Delegates will then be able to complete their own Comprehensive System Reconciliation using their latest school’s data with staff on hand to be able to support with solving the reasons for any variances.

Please note that we cannot guarantee that we will be able to resolve all system reconciliation errors on this course. Please also note that we will not be able to investigate variances on the purchase order section of the Comprehensive System Reconciliation and it is recommended that schools contact the Financial Services helpline for help with this.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 December 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: SC75 Safeguarding Children

This course is strongly recommended for all governors and essential for the Designated Child Protection governor(s), the chair and the vice chair and it is highly recommended for all Govs as is refreshing every 4 yrs.


This cannot be arranged as an In House session due to the demand for this training.


  • Outline

    This training looks at:
    • safeguarding in the school context
    • the role of Child Protection School Liaison Officers (CPSLO)
    • the nature of child abuse
    • safeguarding Responsibilities
    • gole of the governing board, the headteacher, all staff/volunteers
    • the role of the Designated Senior Person (DSP)
    • child protection policy and procedures
    • statutory child protection training timescales
    • vulnerability of staff in schools
    • management of allegations against staff
    • monitoring and review of school practice, policies and procedures
    • introduction to audit tools - Annual Schools' Safeguarding Practice Checklist and Annual Safeguarding Report
    • an opportunity to ask questions or arrange follow-up contact with your CPSLO.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 December 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell Upper School, Stevenage Map

Code: PVI/19/281/P SENCO cluster

SENCO cluster

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1 03 December 2019 13:00 - 15:00 Tring Community Centre Map

Code: 19PSE/011P Teaching primary mental and emotional wellbeing though relationships and health education (Cancelled)

Please note, this course was previoulsy advertised as 'Mental health and emotional wellbeing through relationship education and health education'.

The DfE, the new Ofsted framework and the mandatory curriculum for relationship education and health education all place a spotlight on mental health and wellbeing. This course will explore the principles and approaches that can deliver effective teaching to support mental health and emotional wellbeing across the primary school.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 December 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19ASS/041A To mark, or not to mark? Developing feedback utilising evidence informed practice (Cancelled)

Written feedback is one of the activities that contributes significantly to teachers’ workload, but is it effective? This course aims to dispel the feedback myths, provide evidence-based strategies that teachers can introduce the very next day, and give practical common sense solutions to tackle the workload issue and improve learning and pupil progress.

This is one and a half day course. Delegates are expected to attend both sessions. This course is useful for both class teachers and teachers with responsibility for whole school teaching and learning who wish to develop a collaborative CPD and practice around feedback in their own school.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 November 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 03 December 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: PVI/19/391/P Understanding Ofsted's new education inspection framework

Understanding Ofsted's new education inspection framework

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 December 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Stanborough Centre Map