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Code: 19ENG/043P Securing age-related expectations in English - Year 5 and 6

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.

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1 09 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ASS/19/236/A Be more moderator: Key Stage 2 – writing standardisation training for teachers and school leaders

By popular demand, this course, aimed at all Year 6 teachers and literacy leads, will roll out the latest 2020 DfE/STA national training that all Local Authority moderators receive.

Teachers require the same secure understanding of the Teacher Assessment Frameworks and guidance around writing assessment that the moderators have, in order to ensure that their teacher assessment judgements are accurate and that internal and external moderation is consistent and robust. This course will ensure that teachers hear exactly the same messages as moderators and have seen the same examples of writing at different standards. As part of the course, delegates will also be given the opportunity to put their assessment skills to the test, by taking the same standardisation exercise that moderators are required to pass.

Secure teacher assessment is an essential for every teacher, directly feeding into the teaching and learning and feedback in the classroom.

This course will also be of use to Year 5 teachers, and to Key Stage 3 English teachers and heads of English, to secure successful transition.

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1 27 January 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ASS/19/237/P Be more moderator: Key Stage 1 – writing standardisation training for teachers and school leaders

This new course, aimed at all Year 2 teachers and literacy leads, will roll out the latest 2020 DfE/STA national training that all Local Authority moderators receive. The national training focuses solely on writing.

Teachers require the same secure understanding of the Teacher Assessment Frameworks and guidance around writing assessment that the moderators have, in order to ensure that their teacher assessment judgements are accurate and that internal and external moderation is consistent and robust. This course will ensure that teachers hear exactly the same messages as moderators and have seen the same examples of writing at different standards. As part of the course, delegates will also be given the opportunity to put their assessment skills to the test, by taking the same standardisation exercise that moderators are required to pass.

Secure teacher assessment is an essential for every teacher, directly feeding into the teaching and learning and feedback in the classroom.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 March 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: MAT/19/7/P Securing greater depth in Year 2 (mathematics and English)

This one-day course will focus on what ‘working at greater depth’ in Year 2 could look like for both English and mathematics. We will identify the aspects of the curriculum which need to be secured in order to assess a child as working at greater depth and explore samples of work which might exemplify this.

Teachers are asked to bring a small selection of English and mathematics work for a child whom they feel could be considered as working at greater depth, or as ‘on track’ to achieve this standard. These will be used to support the discussions over the day and for English at least, should include work from across the curriculum.

Looking ahead to the teacher assessment deadline, we will discuss how time can be used most effectively to support pupils to secure and demonstrate the learning required. We will draw upon the Teacher Assessment Framework (TAF) for Year 2 and the exemplifications materials which indicated a child was working at greater depth, as well as other materials. These will be used to help delegates form their own judgements for pupils they work with and identify steps to move them on further.

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1 11 February 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19ENG/052P Securing full stops in Years 1 and 2

The writing programme of study for Year 1 states that pupils should be taught, in the first instance, to compose sentences in writing in order to secure the basic concept of a sentence. Many pupils enter Year 1 not having secured this and need more time and experiences which will help embed these core, basic, but essential skills. NC2014 asks that pupils 'master' certain basic skills to enable them to be on a strong trajectory for the next part of their learning journey.

This course focuses on those basic sentence structure and punctuation skills and dives into methods of teaching those aspects. Many pupils entering Year 2 will continue to need to learn how to secure the concept of a sentence within the sentence range with which they are familiar before expanding their understanding of the wider range of different sentence forms, use of conjunctions and punctuation. It is important therefore, that any weaknesses in conceptual understanding are identified and addressed early on so that teachers can embark upon supporting their pupils to move to the next step of learning.

This course will support delegates to address this issue through the combination of a subject knowledge development session, and a tailored in-school consultancy visit. At the half-day session, delegates will have an opportunity to explore the common barriers that their pupils experience, as well as consider a range of tried and tested techniques to improve sentence structure and punctuation. During the half day in-school consultancy visit (to be arranged at a time to suit the school), the class teacher and subject leader (if available) will have an opportunity to consider how the techniques have worked for their pupils and how they can be adapted to further develop pupils' skills in this area.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 November 2019 09:15 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ENG/20/71/P Securing full stops in Years 1 and 2 (Cancelled)

The writing programme of study for Year 1 states that pupils should be taught, in the first instance, to compose sentences in writing in order to secure the basic concept of a sentence. Many pupils enter Year 1 not having secured this and need more time and experiences which will help embed these core, basic, but essential skills. NC2014 asks that pupils 'master' certain basic skills to enable them to be on a strong trajectory for the next part of their learning journey.

This course focuses on those basic sentence structure and punctuation skills and dives into methods of teaching those aspects. Many pupils entering Year 2 will continue to need to learn how to secure the concept of a sentence within the sentence range with which they are familiar before expanding their understanding of the wider range of different sentence forms, use of conjunctions and punctuation. It is important therefore, that any weaknesses in conceptual understanding are identified and addressed early on so that teachers can embark upon supporting their pupils to move to the next step of learning.

This course will support delegates to address this issue through the combination of a subject knowledge development session, and a tailored in-school consultancy visit. At the half-day session, delegates will have an opportunity to explore the common barriers that their pupils experience, as well as consider a range of tried and tested techniques to improve sentence structure and punctuation. During the half day in-school consultancy visit (to be arranged at a time to suit the school), the class teacher and subject leader (if available) will have an opportunity to consider how the techniques have worked for their pupils and how they can be adapted to further develop pupils' skills in this area.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 January 2020 09:15 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19NQT/033P Phonics: effective planning and teaching though ‘Letters and Sounds’ for NQTs in Early Years and Year 1

Designed to support NQTs and teachers new to Early Years or Key Stage 1. Delegates will have the opportunity to both secure their own phonic subject knowledge as well as develop familiarity with the guidance for phonics teaching through exploration of the ‘Letters and Sounds’ publication. Delegates will explore key strands of the phonics curriculum through practical approaches and hands-on activities, explore the relationship between speaking and listening and early phonological awareness, and explore useful strategies for assessment of phonics.

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1 16 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19NQT/034P Phonics: effective planning and teaching through ‘Letters and Sounds’ for NQTs in Early Years and Year 1

Designed to support NQTs and teachers new to Early Years or Key Stage 1.

Delegates will have the opportunity to both secure their own phonic subject knowledge as well as develop familiarity with the guidance for phonics teaching through exploration of the ‘Letters and Sounds’ publication.

Delegates will explore key strands of the phonics curriculum through practical approaches and hands-on activities, explore the relationship between speaking and listening and early phonological awareness, and explore useful strategies for assessment of phonics.

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1 24 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ENG/19/357/P Primary English funded subject leader cluster - Broxbourne (LIMITED SPACES)

These funded (free to attend) cluster meetings are an excellent way to keep up to date with all the news, issues and developments in English. This term’s focus will support English subject leaders to further enhance the curriculum and secure highly effective teaching and learning across the school. Attendance will ensure delegates are up to date with effective leadership, key messages and the possible actions to undertake.

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1 14 January 2020 16:00 - 17:00 Wormley CE Primary School Map

Code: ENG/19/361/P Primary English funded subject leader cluster - Hemel Hempstead

These funded (free to attend) cluster meetings are an excellent way to keep up to date with all the news, issues and developments in English. This term’s focus will support English subject leaders to further enhance the curriculum and secure highly effective teaching and learning across the school. Attendance will ensure delegates are up to date with effective leadership, key messages and the possible actions to undertake.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 January 2020 16:00 - 17:00 Leverstock Green CE Primary School Map