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Code: ENG/20/59/S Herts for Learning AQA GCSE English Language Revision: Papers 1 and 2 (Cancelled)

Our GCSE English workshops are designed to motivate and challenge students in an engaging, focused and active learning environment.

Subject experts provide additional tuition with one goal – to help your child perform to their full potential in the summer examinations.

Workshops will have a maximum of 30 students and will always be delivered by highly experienced subject experts, following the very latest guidance.

Please give the following details by adding to the "Special Requirements" box when booking:

School Name:
Student name;
Emergency contact number;
Any relevant medical condition.

Pupils should bring their own pens, paper and equipment, drink or snacks (no nuts).


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 April 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Townsend CE VA School Map

Code: ENG/20/60/S Herts for Learning AQA GCSE English Literature Revision: Paper 1 (Cancelled)

Our GCSE English workshops are designed to motivate and challenge students in an engaging, focused and active learning environment.

Subject experts provide additional tuition with one goal – to help your child perform to their full potential in the summer examinations.

Workshops will have a maximum of 30 students and will always be delivered by highly experienced subject experts, following the very latest guidance.

In this session we will be covering the following texts only: Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth; A Christmas Carol and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Please give the following details by adding to the "Special Requirements" box when booking:

School Name:
Student name;
Emergency contact number;
Any relevant medical condition.

Pupils should bring their own pens, paper and equipment, drink or snacks (no nuts).



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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 April 2020 10:00 - 14:30 Townsend CE VA School Map

Code: ENG/20/61/S Herts for Learning AQA GCSE English Literature Revision: Paper 2 (Cancelled)

Our GCSE English workshops are designed to motivate and challenge students in an engaging, focused and active learning environment.

Subject experts provide additional tuition with one goal – to help your child perform to their full potential in the summer examinations.

Workshops will have a maximum of 30 students and will always be delivered by highly experienced subject experts, following the very latest guidance.

In this session we will be covering the following texts only: An Inspector Calls, Power and Conflict Poetry and Love and Relationships Poetry and Unseen Poetry.

Please give the following details by adding to the "Special Requirements" box when booking:

School Name:
Student name;
Emergency contact number;
Any relevant medical condition.

Pupils should bring their own pens, paper and equipment, drink or snacks (no nuts).


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 April 2020 10:00 - 14:30 Townsend CE VA School Map

Code: FSS/19/260/P RM Finance Online: year-end workshop (EVENT FULL)

TThis course is for delegates who would like to complete their year-end in a supported environment. Financial Services staff will be on hand throughout the day to talk schools through the process for completing their year-end accounts and to answer any queries.

The school must have completed its financial accounts, including the bank reconciliation and system reconciliation, to the end of period 12 before attending the course. Where this has not been completed, Financial Services cannot guarantee that the school will be in a position to submit its final accounts for 2019/20 by the end of the course.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 April 2020 09:00 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: GOV/20/582/A Exclusions

This training session equips governors to be able to sit on a governors' Disciplinary Committee panel which is a statutory requirement in the case of certain types of school exclusion, including any permanent exclusion. We recommend that panel members are re-trained every 2 years.

Excluding a pupil involves a statutory process that governors should ensure they perform legally and effectively. There will be a mixture of tutor input, group activity/discussion and an opportunity to ask questions. Tutor Malcolm Leigh, Governance

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 April 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Nascot Wood Infant & Nursery School Map

Code: ENG/20/13/P Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project

The 2016 KS2 reading paper presented a greater degree of challenge to young readers, and although the subsequent 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 children 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 children for this increased challenge so that they are able to tackle the 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 5 and 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. This summer term project focuses on year 5 pupils, in readiness for year 6. 

The project will focus predominantly on the need to improve pupil’s 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]

 The cost of this project is £780 (plus VAT). The full project outline is given below. Please note that it may be possible to include an additional delegate – this may be suitable for two-form entry schools - subject to a nominal £100 fee to cover costs for the sessions, resources and additional TLA time needed for data analysis. Should you like to include an additional class teacher, please detail this information on your participation agreement. 

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

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 April 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 19 May 2020 16:00 - 18:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 16 July 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: PVI/20/538/P Early Years Quality Improvement Forum

Early Years Quality Improvement Forum
Helping you with steps to success

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 April 2020 13:00 - 16:00 South Hill Centre Map

Code: PVI/20/539/P Early Years Quality Improvement Forum

Early Years Quality Improvement Forum
Helping you with steps to success

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 April 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ENG/20/21/S Key Stage 3 Reading Fluency Project (EVENT FULL)

The Key Stage 3 (KS3) Reading Fluency Project is designed to swiftly improve reading fluency and comprehension of those students who have entered KS3 working below the expected standard in reading. The project strategies have been trialled extensively with Year 5 and 6 pupils, and have been proven to have a powerful effect on reading ability for most pupils, in turn supporting them to develop more positive views about reading. This project has received national interest and the strategies have been shared with Local Authorities and Teaching School Alliances across the country.
Over the 8-week period, target students receive 2 x 20 minutes teacher-led sessions each week. These should be delivered by a teacher. Using the key strategies of modelled expert reading and echo reading, alongside challenging text selection, pupils have been shown to make dramatic progress across an 8-week intervention period. Year 6 pupils made on average 31.5 months progress during the intervention period.
The KS3 project has been successfully trialled in a number of secondary schools and has been adapted to suit a secondary audience.
The project incorporates a range of high-quality CPD elements, including, a whole-day launch, a twilight session, a 2-hour in-school visit and a final half-day review. In addition, schools will be supplied with assessment materials, which will aid in judging the impact of the project. The HfL advisory team will mark and analyse the assessment materials, providing the pre-intervention data outcomes at the school visit and the post-intervention data outcomes at the half day review.
The project cost covers the inclusion of one teacher (who will deliver the sessions) and a project lead (this may be the head of english). Additional teachers can be included in the project for a small charge.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 05 February 2020 16:00 - 18:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 24 April 2020 09:15 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: DMS/20/364/P SIMS Dinner Money for new users

This course is designed for new users to SIMS Dinner Money 7. It will help participants manage and maintain dinner money and provide reports for both the school kitchen and parents, via an auditable system. The course will cover many of the tasks that have to be undertaken, such as recording the collection of dinner money and generating the banking forms. The course will also cover how to produce kitchen statistics, statements for pupil meals and current balances.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 April 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map