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Code: ASS/19/196/P Assessment moderation clusters for teachers in Years 3 and 4 - Hemel Hempstead, Abbots Langley and Kings Langley

These sessions will focus on exploring accuracy of assessment judgements against age-related expectations (focusing mainly on HfL assessment criteria, although also relevant where schools are using different assessment systems), as well as promoting good formative assessment practice that can be built into everyday learning. They also provide an excellent opportunity for Year 3 and Year 4 teachers to work together to achieve greater consistency in standards. The meetings will focus on assessment of maths and reading.

Delegates will be asked to bring some examples of work and there will be suggested activities to support the assessment discussions – please see information sent to schools, as well as teacher guidance on the grid: http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/assessment/ks2/moderationclusters.shtml

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1 12 November 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Kings Langley Primary School Map

Code: ASS/19/195/P Assessment moderation clusters for teachers in Years 3 and 4 - North Watford

These sessions will focus on exploring accuracy of assessment judgements against age-related expectations (focusing mainly on HfL assessment criteria, although also relevant where schools are using different assessment systems), as well as promoting good formative assessment practice that can be built into everyday learning. They also provide an excellent opportunity for Year 3 and Year 4 teachers to work together to achieve greater consistency in standards. The meetings will focus on assessment of maths and reading.

Delegates will be asked to bring some examples of work and there will be suggested activities to support the assessment discussions – please see information sent to schools, as well as teacher guidance on the grid: http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/assessment/ks2/moderationclusters.shtml

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1 12 November 2019 09:15 - 11:45 Beechfield School Map

Code: 19MFL/016S Hertfordshire schools AQA A level forum: insights and updates on A level languages from AQA

An AQA expert will provide insights and updates on A level languages and details of support available. There will be time for delegates to ask questions in addition to an A level ‘show and tell’ best practice session.

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1 12 November 2019 15:30 - 17:30 The Bushey Academy Map

Code: 19CON/009S Hertfordshire Secondary Headteachers' Conference Programme 2019-2020 (LIMITED SPACES)

This programme of conferences for secondary headteachers is a must. Comprising of three sessions throughout the academic year with a thread linking them all together.

The conferences, planned by headteachers, for headteachers, are an ideal opportunity to hear leading experts, pick up new ideas and network with other headteachers.

Half-Day Autumn Conference
Keynote by Peter Hymen - Big Education

Residential Spring Conference
Keynotes by:
James Handscombbe - Harris Westminster School
Becky Earnshaw - Voice 21
Carolyn Roberts
Gary Lewis - Character Education

Half-Day Summer Conference
Keynote and workshop by Lucy Crehan

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 November 2019 09:00 - 13:00 Fielder Centre, Hatfield Map
2 05 March 2020 09:00 - 16:15 Fanhams Hall, Ware Map
3 06 March 2020 09:00 - 14:45 Fanhams Hall, Ware Map
4 26 June 2020 09:00 - 13:00 Fielder Centre, Hatfield Map

Code: PVI/19/68/P Introduction to child protection - safeguarding children (group settings)

Introduction to child protection - safeguarding children (group settings)

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 November 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Wodson Park Leisure Centre 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

Code: 19NQT/029P Managing behaviour in the primary classroom

Developing an ethos of positive behaviour in the classroom is fundamental to maximising pupil performance, minimising disruptive behaviour and nurturing positive pupil-teacher relationships.

This course is designed for teachers and support staff and will develop and embed their understanding of what works in schools by providing an opportunity to explore research, identify best practice and develop a toolkit of practical strategies for teaching positive behaviour.

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1 12 November 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: MAT/19/139/S Marking and standardising mock exams for GCSE Mathematics

A half-day course aimed at familiarising teachers with marking processes and standards at GCSE. Its aim is to enable schools to mark in line with published exam board standards, and in line with other schools.
This is a useful and practical course, relevant to all teachers of GCSE Mathematics, either those with relatively little experience of marking papers, or for more experienced colleagues in need of a refresher

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1 12 November 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Mount Grace School Map

Code: 19MAN/021P Primary headteachers' seminar: autumn 2019 (LIMITED SPACES)

Delivered by the education services director for primary, and a range of specialist advisers from Herts for Learning, this half-day session will provide updates on current topics in primary education.

Headteachers are invited to book themselves and another member of their senior leadership team to support school discussion. The full agenda will be available closer to the event.

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1 12 November 2019 09:15 - 11:45 High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon Map

Code: HUM/19/175/P RE, PPA and me! (Cancelled)

This course is designed to support those teachers and teaching assistants in primary schools who regard themselves as non-specialists, but who find that they have been asked to teach religious education (RE). It aims to provide the ideas and strategies to help to teach primary RE with increased confidence. There will be a mix of tutor led input and discussions but the main focus of the day will be trying out new ideas and activities and considering how to use them in RE teaching.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 November 2019 09:15 - 15:45 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map