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Code: 19DMS/047P The secrets of SIMS: a year in the life of a school administrator (LIMITED SPACES) (Cancelled)

Delegates will see how to streamline the ways SIMS is used throughout the school year. They will receive key dates and pointers for each month of the year, helping them schedule necessary work across the 12-month period. They will see how to access shortcuts and other useful tips that could make school administrative life easier and their role more efficient. This course will also look at SIMS processes that may not be part of their daily routine, or may be new features that users are not aware of.

The aim of the course is to highlight areas of SIMS that may have been previously unknown and could help to save time in a busy working office.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19NQT/013P EYFS NQT induction programme

This popular, interactive and exciting programme run by the Early Years team supports NQTs in the Early Years Foundation Stage through a tailor made programme.

It consists of four full days spread over the academic year that cover essential aspects to support the development of high-quality practice and provision.

A final session at the end of the programme consists of an interactive webinar on 25th June 2020 that will enable the opportunity for Q&A with an EY adviser following reflection of the year. Options for CPD are available for NQTs that start in the spring term.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 October 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 27 November 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 12 March 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
4 19 May 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19ENG/044P Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project (EVENT FULL)

The 2016 KS2 reading paper presented a greater degree of challenge to young readers, and although the 2017 and 18 tests were generally regarded as being more accessible, they still proved challenging for a significant number of our Year 6 pupils. We recognise from our work in schools that many pupils found the texts used for the test hard to access, challenging to comprehend, and demanding in terms of the reading stamina required to get through them in the time available. With this in mind, schools will need to consider how to equip their pupils for this increased challenge so that they are able to tackle the 2020 test with confidence.

This project has been designed to address this issue, offering strategies that will have a swift and powerful impact on pupils’ reading achievement in a short space of time. Following successful implementation of the project, pupils in Year 6 will be on an improved trajectory towards EXS at the end of KS2; have a more positive relationship with books; be more enthusiastic, confident readers with an increased understanding and engagement with texts.

The project will focus predominantly on the need to improve pupils’ reading fluency of complex texts. The past few years have seen increased reference to the need to develop fluency in reading. The DFE exemplification materials and KS2 test papers highlighted heightened expectations around swift comprehensive reading. A lack of fluency impacts upon understanding, motivation, confidence and rates of progress. Research has shown that specific instruction around fluency enables pupils to free up cognitive space which can be directed more effectively towards other activities “… such as comprehension, analysis, elaboration and deep understanding.” [Hattie 2014]

For more information please follow the link below:
KS2 Reading Fluency Project

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 September 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 08 October 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 12 December 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19NQT/012A NQTs in special schools induction programme

This practical and informative programme is led by colleagues currently working in special schools alongside HfL’s SEND advisers. Delivered across three days spread over the academic year this course can be tailored to meet the needs of the delegates and reflect the schools they are working in.

Recent delegates have commented on how they have valued the opportunity to discuss and share issues relevant to being an NQT in a special school. Day one will provide delegates with an essential overview of the NQT year and the opportunity to focus on broad special school issues including exploring technology to use with children with complex special educational needs.

In recent years, topics have included: supporting learners with apps, iPADs and other technologies, exploring how to make effective use of visual cues and other classroom strategies and making best use of assessment systems.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 October 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 12 February 2020 13:00 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 25 June 2020 13:00 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19MFL/013S The three i's of the MFL curriculum – Townsend CE VA Secondary School

This session will reflect on what constitutes a principled and considered approach to curriculum planning and design for languages. Using the three ‘i’s of the curriculum to interrogate practice, it will seek to ask important questions about what a high-quality languages education should look like, what progress looks like in languages and identify practical approaches to deal with the challenges faced by schools.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 October 2019 15:30 - 17:30 Townsend CE VA School Map
2 17 March 2020 15:30 - 17:30 Townsend CE VA School Map
3 09 June 2020 15:30 - 17:30 Townsend CE VA School Map