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Code: ENG/19/218/S AQA GCSE English Language: Feedback on the 2019 exams

This AQA training event, hosted by Herts for Learning, will provide feedback on the English Language examinations sat by students in the summer series of 2019.

AQA subject specialist and examiner, Lance Hanson, will provide delegates with an overview of student performance nationally, detailed feedback on student performance and trends, as well as providing exemplar work.

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1 05 November 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Beales Hotel Map

Code: BEC49 Becoming an Effective Chair

This course is relevant for all chairs’, vice chairs’, committee chairs’ and governors who aspire to become chair. This course has been updated to better reflect new DfE and Ofsted requirements.

The course uses a variety of learning approaches and emphasises the practical application of knowledge and skills and will encompass:
• leading and managing the work of "Team GB"
• supporting strategic leadership
• ensuring accountability, budget management and financial probity

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1 05 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Holiday Inn, Hemel Map

Code: 19CPT/012A 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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1 05 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 06 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: EG13 Effective Governance

This course explores in more detail how individual governors and governing boards can effectively carry out their core function of holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school/academy.

Governors will learn:

  • how this role fits within other governor roles
  • how to be challenging yet supporitve
  • how to find out sources of information and what governors need to know
  • monitoring and evaluation: asking questions and making judgements to support the school's self-evaluation.

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1 05 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 The Bushey Academy Map

Code: 19NQT/038P Effective planning for mathematics to secure progress in Key Stage 1

This course focuses on getting the planning right to help pupils to make good progress in maths.

We will begin from the National Curriculum end of year expectations and ensure course participants have the knowledge and skills to break these down and plan effectively from them.

HfL’s ESSENTIALmaths materials will be used to exemplify sequences of learning. The Teaching Standards which NQTs aim to meet of ‘demonstrating good subject and curriculum knowledge’ and ‘planning and teaching well-structured lessons’ will be well supported by attending this training.

The day will also include take-away ideas, activities and resources which can be tried straight away in the classroom. 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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1 05 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: PVI/19/155/P Embedding the characteristics of effective learning into practice

Embedding the characteristics of effective learning into practice

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1 05 November 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Wodson Park Leisure Centre Map

Code: 19ENG/027P Fixing full stops in Years 3 and 4

The writing programme of study for Lower Key Stage 2 (LKS2) demands that pupils move on swiftly from basic understanding of simple sentence constructions to mastery of sophisticated structures involving a range of punctuation and verb forms. 

This can only be achieved if pupils enter the key stage with a strong understanding of what constitutes a sentence. Many pupils enter KS2 with weak subject knowledge in this area, demonstrated by their inaccurate use of full stops, and the huge leap in grammatical knowledge demanded of them in LKS2 can exacerbate this problem.

It is important therefore, that any weakness in sentence structure is identified and addressed early on so that teachers can embark upon supporting their pupils to move to the next step of learning.

This course will support delegates to address this issue through the combination of a subject knowledge development session, and a tailored in-school consultancy visit.

At the half-day session, delegates will have an opportunity to explore the sentence demarcation issues that their pupils present, as well as consider a range of tried and tested techniques to improve sentence demarcation techniques for addressing the issue of poor sentence knowledge.

During the half-day in-school consultancy visit (to be arranged at a time to suit the school), the class teacher and subject leader (if available) will have an opportunity to consider how the techniques have worked for their pupils and how they can be adapted to further develop pupil’s skills in this area.

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1 05 November 2019 09:15 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: DMS/19/304/A School Workforce Census webinar: Stop! Before you authorise that return….

In less than an hour, participants will have a comprehensive tour of the School Workforce Census (SWC) Detailed Reports, providing them with an understanding of the information contained within the return, ensuring that data submitted to the DfE is accurate.

Understanding the Detailed Reports will support participants with their personnel role in completing the SWC ensuring that necessary tasks are completed within SIMS Personnel.

During this interactive session there will be the opportunity to submit questions.

This is offered as an introductory pilot price of £20.

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1 05 November 2019 10:00 - 11:00 Webinar Map

Code: 19EAY/045P Supporting children’s emotional wellbeing through applying ‘mindfulness’ practices in the Early Years

This half-day course will enable practitioners to understand the principles of applying mindfulness strategies to support children in today’s society.

Practitioners will explore the benefits of using mindfulness in the Early Years classroom and how this practice can be used to help support children’s emotional wellbeing and resilience.

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1 05 November 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