Grappling with the aims and content within the Key Stage 1 curriculum and the continuously changing Teacher Assessment Framework (TAF), it is increasingly important to understand what age-related expectations should look like.
The course will look at the changes in the TAF seen for use from 2018/19 onwards to ensure that teachers are ready to adapt the learning appropriately. This course will support Year 1 and 2 teachers to help their pupils achieve the national standard and modify teaching to accelerate learning so that pupils maximise their potential.
During the day, you will investigate the key mathematical concepts that pupils find tricky and explore teaching strategies to guide them towards success. This will allow teachers an opportunity to map out their long-term plan across the year implementing the strategies and activities they will gain from the day.
This course is for maintained schools who are considering converting to academy. One of the biggest areas of change will be to the school's finance team and its systems. This course will look at these key areas of change including the key requirements of the Academies Financial Handbook, internal and external reporting requirements, system requirements and key roles and responsibilities within academy trusts. This course will also include an overview on funding for academy trusts.Essential Information
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.Essential Information
The first step to becoming a highly effective leader is firstly to understand what the role entails and how this then translates in practice to achieve the very best outcomes for all children.
Delegates will receive a comprehensive free toolkit with essential proformas to effectively support their role as an EYFS leader.
This two-day course will build delegates' skills and confidence to be an effective leader in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
This course is for teachers who are new to, or returning to, teaching in Year 2.
Delegates will explore the statutory requirements for assessing pupils' attainment in the core subjects at Key Stage 1 this year and consider strategies for supporting pupils in their learning journey towards achieving the expected standards.
Delegates will also consider how the Herts for Learning assessment resources can help to track pupils’ progress and support planning and teaching throughout the year. (These materials are non-statutory and some schools may have adopted a different approach to assessment. The course will still be relevant even if that is the case.)
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.
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This established course (formerly securing age-related expectations in Year 6) has supported teachers with understanding the aims and content of the Upper Key Stage 2 National Curriculum.
It will enable practitioners to recognise what age-related outcomes should look like and secure effective pathways to these end goals.
We will unpick the end of year requirements and support teachers with ways to modify teaching approaches in order to accelerate learning so that pupils achieve their potential. We will share strategies, practical ideas and resources for improving outcomes in reading, writing and spelling.
On this half-day course, delegates will learn how to add staff, contracts, absences and training. With this information, delegates will be able to produce a School Workforce Census Return and reports for the senior leadership team.Essential Information
Accurate and effective reporting of staff data enables senior leaders, governors and bursars to gain access to data efficiently, in readiness for analysis and statutory returns.
On this half-day course, delegates will learn how to run, create and modify reports within the Personnel area directly on their own school’s SIMS data, enabling delegates to access these created reports when back in school. This will enable delegates to run and create reports for the senior leadership and finance team, allowing for effective analysis of their personnel data.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is one of the most important aspects of schools' work. One element of this is to carry out and record robust recruitment checks. Ofsted inspectors scrutinise the school's Single Central Record (SCR) during inspections. They are likely to be interested both in whether it is compliant with the requirements outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education, and in the school's culture and approach to maintaining it.
Changing requirements over time often lead to questions about how best to maintain the SCR, and about compliance and best practice.
This half-day course will remind delegates of the importance of meeting the statutory requirements. It will allow delegates to explore what constitutes an effective SCR.
The session is for anyone with responsibility for establishing, updating or maintaining the school's SCR. The training will comprise presentation, discussion and practical activity.