Legionella - identify what is Legionella and why is it harmful. - understand the origins of Legionella and the factors which allow it to grow in man-made water systems. - identify the main conditions that exist for Legionella infection and how to control these risks. - understand how to carry out Legionella control regimes and keep required records. - understand and be aware of the legal requirements, approved codes of practice and guidance. COSHH - understand how substances should be managed on HCC premises and during HCC activities. - know where to find information about substances and how to use it. - decide which substances require a COSHH assessment. - carry out a COSHH assessment for a hazardous substance.Essential Information
‘It is essential that, by the end of their primary education, all pupils are able to read fluently, and with confidence, in any subject in their forthcoming secondary education. (2014 National Curriculum)
This course will support Key Stage 2 teachers in becoming expert teachers of reading by:
• unpicking the progression of skills needed to become a fluent and confident reader
• developing understanding and knowledge of ways to improve reading outcomes
• exploring some of the barriers to reading that will affect some pupils’ progress.
This course will develop participants' understanding of how reading is taught in English lessons, guided reading, one-to-one and how it is facilitated and embedded throughout all curriculum subjects.
We will help participants to unpick the key skills that are involved in being able to successfully read and comprehend a range of texts. We will identify effective teaching approaches to foster the required skills.
The course draws upon recent research and findings from the Education Endowment Foundation to help participants stay up to date with proven strategies, including aspects of decoding, fluency, inference, retrieval and self-regulation.
Participants will engage in practical ideas to inspire and excite pupils, exploring ways to develop that ‘love of reading’ (2014 National Curriculum), which can become a platform for successful reading across a range of texts.
Sometimes a school’s iPads are not used as well as originally hoped, and may be sitting in a cupboard or only utilised for internet research. It may be felt that the school should be getting more from the investment. In this half-day course delegates will consider the effective use of iPads in primary settings. Delegates will have hands-on experience of a range exciting apps for content creation, computing, augmented reality and more.
Delegates will also consider solutions for moving work to and from the iPads. Delegates will leave the session full of ideas about how to bring their iPads back to life!
This two-day course is for new or aspiring SENCO/INCOs and will provide reassurance and pointers for first steps in the role. The sessions will offer practical ideas to support delegates in ensuring that children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities make good progress. The course will provide a brief overview of national/local guidance and developments within the context of inclusion and SEND, and will highlight implications for the role. There will be a variety of inputs and practical activities. This course also provides an excellent foundation for the more advanced National Award for SEN Coordination.Essential Information
This course is designed to discuss assessments on three children. It will support delegates in making judgements of children's development against the Early Years outcomes.Essential Information
From staff timekeeping to child protection concerns, this half-day course will seek to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills to confidently and consistently manage all aspects of staff conduct.
The course will serve as a critical introduction for new school leaders as well as a useful refresher for experienced school leaders.
Entries are invited for the Year 7 Mathematics Challenge 2020.
Each school is encouraged to submit teams of four Year 7 students for this friendly inter-school competition. (Maximum of 2 teams per school.)
The challenge will comprise a mixture of challenge, problem-solving and fun.
There are four heats scheduled across the County; winners from individual heats will go forward to the Final, to be held on Thursday 26th March at the Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage.
The 2014 National Curriculum catapulted spelling at KS2 into the limelight, and the KS2 assessment framework documents have further intensified the focus on spelling over the last four years. With this in mind, schools have been grappling with – and will need to consider further – how to equip their pupils for this increased challenge, so that they are able to meet the expected standard at the end of KS2 with confidence.
This project has been designed to offer strategies that will have a swift and powerful impact on pupils’ spelling achievement. Following successful implementation of the project, the pupils will be on an improved trajectory towards EXS at the end of KS2; have a more positive relationship with spelling; be more enthusiastic, confident spellers with an increased understanding and knowledge of the spelling system.
The project will focus predominantly on the need to improve pupils’ current individual spelling errors and misconceptions. Accurate spelling is a key component of writing fluently; enabling pupils’ cognitive resources to be freed from focusing on spelling means it can then be redirected towards writing composition. Following this event a half-day consultancy visit will be arranged with an allocated adviser week commencing 20th January 2020.
For more information please follow the link below:
Spelling SOS KS2 Project
For all schools outside of Hertfordshire please contact us for a price and availability before booking.
This new forum is for language departments that want to validate their professional judgement in marking, enhance their moderation processes, and improve outcomes for their pupils. It will also provide an opportunity for delegates to compare and discuss different types of assessment used across a range of contexts and their impact. Each session will focus on a particular aspect of assessment, before moving on to live moderation of speaking and writing tasks, and will end with a summary of the lessons learned to improve outcomes for pupils, departments and schools.Essential Information