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Code: SC76 Safeguarding Children (LIMITED SPACES)

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.


  • Outline

    This training looks at:
    • safeguarding in the school context
    • the role of Child Protection School Liaison Officers (CPSLO)
    • the nature of child abuse
    • safeguarding Responsibilities
    • gole of the governing board, the headteacher, all staff/volunteers
    • the role of the Designated Senior Person (DSP)
    • child protection policy and procedures
    • statutory child protection training timescales
    • vulnerability of staff in schools
    • management of allegations against staff
    • monitoring and review of school practice, policies and procedures
    • introduction to audit tools - Annual Schools' Safeguarding Practice Checklist and Annual Safeguarding Report
    • an opportunity to ask questions or arrange follow-up contact with your CPSLO.


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1 12 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Goffs Academy Map

Code: 19DMS/054A SIMS for new users

This course is designed for staff new to the post of administrator, or staff who have received handover training from a colleague but have received no formal training in SIMS. Delegates will learn how to use SIMS pupil data effectively and efficiently, by entering and editing pupil records and contact information. Manage the transfer of pupils into and out of school, and learn how to access information speedily by running reports held in SIMS.

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1 12 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19EAY/047P Supersonic phonics: delivering lively, engaging and active phonic activities to help develop early literacy skills

Learn how to plan and engage young children in a progression of lively and engaging phonic activities which will help them to develop the necessary skills to become effective and competent readers.

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1 12 November 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Mary Exton JMI School Map

Code: ASS/19/197/P Assessment moderation clusters for teachers in Years 3 and 4 - Bishop's Stortford and Buntingford

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 practise 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 13 November 2019 09:15 - 11:45 Northgate Primary School Map

Code: GOV/19/10/A Clerks' network

These termly seminars include presentations covering a range of governance topics for both academies and schools.

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1 13 November 2019 17:30 - 20:00 South Hill Centre Map

Code: 19DMS/055A Effective Reporting in SIMS - advanced

A course for those who have created their own SIMS reports but would like to know more. This course is designed for users with previous experience in building reports, who would like to develop further skills with custom templates and photo reports. At the end of the course, delegates will be able to email the reports they have created back to their school, for use in their SIMS database.

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1 13 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: PVI/19/74/P Let me learn, let me think, let me grow

Let me learn, let me think, let me grow

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1 13 November 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Sports Village Map

Code: MAT/19/140/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 13 November 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Barnwell Upper School, Stevenage Map

Code: 19MAT/030P Preparing for the statutory multiplication tables check

Now that the Multiplication Tables Check is statutory, many schools are considering how to ensure that their Year 4 pupils will be ready for the assessment by June 2020.

The DfE states: ‘The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether Year 4 pupils can fluently recall their multiplication tables.’ Following the voluntary pilot last academic year, we are clearer about the content and style of this new assessment, but do we know how to prepare our staff and pupils, so that they are ready to perform at their best? What are the best ways to help pupils to secure their multiplication tables knowledge?

This half-day course is a brief chance to consider what schools can do to feel ready for this new assessment.

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1 13 November 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19MAN/022P Primary headteachers' seminar: autumn 2019

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 13 November 2019 09:15 - 11:45 Rothamsted Conference Centre, Harpenden Map