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Code: 19HAS/015A Asbestos training for schools

This course covers the essential information required for the effective management of asbestos remaining on the school premises. Areas covered include: risks of asbestos- locations and type HCC asbestos policy and guidance types of asbestos survey and understanding survey data the use of asbestos management plans the effective use of the permission to work procedure incident management asbestos works

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1 10 December 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19DMS/068P SIMS Assessment: maintaining primary data

Working in consultation with the primary advisers, Data Management Services has created resources to enable schools to record pupil assessments within SIMS Assessment Manager 7 (AM7).

These include reports to analyse assessment data for an individual pupil, cohort or vulnerable group, based on information already held in the SIMS database, e.g. pupil premium, SEN, low attendance, etc. The purpose of this course is to maximise delegates' understanding of how to utilise SIMS to record assessment data for pupils in Key Stages 1 and 2 and run assessment analysis reports, using the HfL AM7 resources.

The processes covered in the session are applicable once the teacher assessment judgements have been determined by the class teachers. A second delegate from the same school, sharing a computer, will be charged a discounted rate.

HfL has allocated six discounted places for schools sending a second delegate, on a first-come, first-served basis. A further half-day course is available, focused on data analysis using own school data see 19DMS/069.

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1 10 December 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19DMS/069P SIMS Assessment: primary data analysis (on school data)

This half-day session is aimed at headteachers, school leaders, assessment coordinators, INCOs/SENCOs and not administrative staff.

Delegates will be able to analyse their own assessment data remotely from our training room, with Data Management Services consultants on hand to provide guidance and support. SEND and Assessment advisors will be providing a short session during the course to provide further advice and guidance.

Delegates will gain a good understanding of assessment principles and procedures and understand how to analyse attainment and progress for groups of pupils in their school using key reports within AM7. This course is applicable to any schools who are subscribed to the HfL Primary PA Plus assessment resources.

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1 10 December 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19ENG/045P Key Stage 1 Reading Fluency Project (EVENT FULL)

HfL have now taken over 1000 pupils at KS2 through the highly successful Reading Fluency Project. Pupils who participated in the project made, on average, over 2 years’ progress in reading comprehension age through the eight week intervention (based on analysis of YARC assessment data). This innovative project is now being adapted for Key Stage 1 pupils. Our initial trials demonstrate the same level of success.

This project has been designed to address the issues that many of our KS1 pupils are faced with: insufficient sight vocabulary and an over-reliance on sounding out; insufficient stamina to get through the SAT paper at Year 2; lack of comprehension skills when reading aloud. This project offers strategies that will have a swift and powerful impact on pupils’ reading achievement. Following successful implementation of the project, pupils in Year 1 and 2 will be on an improved trajectory towards EXS at the end of KS1; 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 sufficiently complex texts. The past few years have seen increased reference to the need to develop fluency in reading. The DfE exemplification materials and test papers highlighted heightened expectations around swift meaning-laden 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:
KS1 Reading Fluency Project

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 10 December 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 13 February 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map