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Code: NQT/19/47/S Subject specific training for secondary drama NQTs and trainees

This unique, subject-level programme for secondary drama NQTs and trainees offers intensive and specialist drama training and development from recognised experts in their subject.

It will develop subject expertise and practice in the classroom.

NQTs will be provided with a range of resources and strategies to try out at school as well as having the opportunity to network and share strategies with other NQTs and trainees teaching drama.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Fielder Centre, Hatfield Map
2 13 March 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Beaumont School Map
3 25 June 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Trestle Arts Base, St Albans Map

Code: EAY/19/247/P Taking Early Years from good to outstanding

This course will enable practitioners to focus their priorities to achieve the 'wow' factor in their Early Years. It will offer clarity to the processes and systems leaders and practitioners need to embed in line with their intended curriculum throughout daily practice. Ideas will be provided on how to create an exceptional ethos to set them apart from the rest.

The two-part course will offer guidance to practitioners on how to create the very best provision for their children in order to pursue excellence.

Delegates will find out about the key elements that contribute to high quality Early Years practice and how to effectively embed this through daily practice.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 February 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 13 March 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ENG/20/56/S Herts for Learning AQA GCSE English 2019 revision workshops: Language Paper 1 (EVENT FULL)

Our AQA 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.

The cost to attend this workshop is £45 including VAT.

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 14 March 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Samuel Ryder Academy Map

Code: GOV/20/172/A Induction for Governors (EVENT FULL)

This full day course is for new governors for schools, academies and MAT's. This course is very important for all new governors so that they can be as effective as possible in helping the governing board in its role to secure school improvement. Delegates benefit from the opportunity to network with new governors from other schools and academies.

We recommend that all new governors attend the ‘Induction for governors’ course within the first 3 months of being appointed. In particular new governors derive maximum benefit if they book onto a course which takes place after they have attended at least one governing board meeting.

The three key roles of the governing board that will be covered during the course are:
1. vision and strategic
2. holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school
3. Financial management and best value

Delegates will also receive an insight into how to get to know your school and taking part in effective meetings. The course will use a variety of teaching strategies including group discussion, case studies and tutor input.


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1 14 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Holiday Inn, Hemel Map

Code: ASS/20/466/P Assessment moderation cluster for teachers in Years 5 and 6: cluster 14 - St Albans

This year, the focus of this moderation session will be reading and writing. The session will provide an excellent opportunity for teachers to work together with colleagues across schools, to help to build a consistent understanding of the national curriculum standards and year group expectations. We will also use the sessions to promote good practice in building powerful assessment and formative feedback opportunities into everyday learning in order to plug gaps, build on existing learning and ensure progression in reading and writing skills.

It is essential that delegates bring along examples of pupils' work from their class. We will provide suggested assessment tasks for both reading and writing for teachers to use with the pupils in advance of the sessions. Information will be sent to delegates and also uploaded to the grid at: http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/assessment/ks2/moderationclusters.shtml

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 March 2020 09:15 - 11:45 St Alban & St Stephen RC Junior School Map

Code: ASS/20/467/P Assessment moderation cluster for teachers in Years 5 and 6: cluster 15 - Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield

This year, the focus of this moderation session will be reading and writing. The session will provide an excellent opportunity for teachers to work together with colleagues across schools, to help to build a consistent understanding of the national curriculum standards and year group expectations. We will also use the sessions to promote good practice in building powerful assessment and formative feedback opportunities into everyday learning in order to plug gaps, build on existing learning and ensure progression in reading and writing skills.

It is essential that delegates bring along examples of pupils' work from their class. We will provide suggested assessment tasks for both reading and writing for teachers to use with the pupils in advance of the sessions. Information will be sent to delegates and also uploaded to the grid at: http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/assessment/ks2/moderationclusters.shtml

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1 16 March 2020 13:30 - 16:00 Swallow Dell Primary & Nursery School Map

Code: ENG/19/178/P Curriculum in Motion: Full Programme

What are effective processes for curriculum construction, debate and renewal?
In reality, how is the curriculum used as a progression model?
Which factors influence the inclusion or omission of content within different curriculum models?
Which factors influence the order of content across different curriculum disciplines within the curriculum?

Following the success of the Primary Curriculum Symposium, Herts for Learning are delighted to launch a follow-up CPD offer: Curriculum in Motion. This series of half-day CPD sessions will allow leaders to continue the conversations begun during the Curriculum Symposium and to re-focus on key curriculum questions, such as those listed above. For those leaders who did not attend the Curriculum Symposium, the sessions will provide an excellent opportunity to engage in the topical debates surrounding curriculum design and implementation.

The five Curriculum in Motion sessions, which will be spread across the academic year 2019/20, will feature guest speakers, all of whom have considerable experience of forming and shaping bespoke curriculums, designed to meet the needs of learners within their diverse settings. Acting on the feedback from the Curriculum Symposium, each session will feature a speaker who is able to give practical insights into the processes, challenges and considerations associated with visioning and implementing a primary curriculum. In addition, the sessions will incorporate time and space to allow for leaders to consider, debate and respond to the content being presented.

Generic session outline:
Input 1: guest speaker – selected from a school or organisation that has engaged deeply in curriculum considerations.
Reflection time: an opportunity for leaders to discuss the content of the input session; time for questions or working with colleagues to consider actions to take back to settings.
Input 2: Hertfordshire schools’ showcase – input from a Hertfordshire Headteacher, or leader, working in a school that has been noted for its investment in curriculum considerations.

The following guest speakers have been confirmed: Ed Vainker, co-founder and executive principal of Reach Academy Feltham; Christine Counsell, who sits on Ofsted's curriculum advisory panel and was formerly director of education at Inspiration Trust; Andrew Percival, deputy headteacher and curriculum lead at Stanley Road Primary in Oldham - Andrew has co-written and delivered a well-regarded training offer with Clare Sealy, ‘Developing a Curriculum for Long-Term Learning’.

Places at these sessions are limited. Please book your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment (maximum 2 delegates per school).
Leaders can choose to sign up for all five sessions in advance, or alternatively, sessions can be booked individually. Individual sessions will be available to book in due course – please email training@hertsforlearning.co.uk if you are interested in booking individual sessions.
Leaders who book all five sessions in advance will receive a 15% discount on the full price. The discounted price for all five sessions is £395. Individual sessions will cost £93.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 November 2019 13:00 - 16:15 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 27 January 2020 13:00 - 16:15 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 16 March 2020 13:00 - 16:15 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
4 18 May 2020 13:00 - 16:15 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
5 29 June 2020 13:00 - 16:15 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: PSE/20/459/A Relationships, sex and health education - subject leader workshop

BUCKS EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP IS PROUD TO BE PART OF HERTS FOR LEARNING

RSE and Health Education become statutory for all schools to deliver as part of the basic school curriculum from September 2020. This successful course has been well received by subject leaders from over 500 schools across the south and east of England.

The course prepares RSHE subject leads to effectively respond to the detailed requirements of the subject and prepares them for their leadership role. It builds confidence and enhances expertise to support staff in undertaking the necessary transformation in preparation for full implementation in the autumn.

“The course was amazing. We now feel confident to implement the curriculum and train the staff.”
K. Reed, subject lead, All Saints School, Merton

“Excellent. All of it was useful and the impact will be huge. Lots of information but paced well.”
C. Purcell, subject lead, Christ Church Streatham C of E School, Lambeth

“Practical guidance, really useful ideas and very empowering.” G. Jones, The Minster Nursery and Infant School, Croydon.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 March 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Lane End Conference Centre Map

Code: FSS/20/92/P RM Finance Online: new users (LIMITED SPACES)

This course is aimed at new users of the Hertfordshire version of RM Finance Online who will be posting the financial transactions onto the system.

Day one will provide an introduction to the system. We will be looking at the coding structure in RM Finance Online and how to post simple income and expenditure transactions.

Day two will follow on from the topics covered on day one. We will look at how to post more complex items including payroll reports. We will look at setting up and using duplicate batching and how to correct any errors.

Day three will revisit the areas covered on days one and two and will be an opportunity for delegates to refresh their knowledge and improve their skills using RM Finance Online in a supported environment.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 January 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 10 February 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 16 March 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: PVI/20/417/P SENCO cluster

SENCO cluster

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 March 2020 13:00 - 15:00 Crabtree Fields Scouts Map