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Code: ENG/19/122/P Effective support for English: local cluster session for teaching assistants

Highly effective teaching assistants can add real value to pupil's learning. As the Sutton Trust identified, investing in professional development for this group of practitioners makes the difference. This two-hour session will offer teaching assistants the opportunity to reflect on key aspects of the Primary English Curriculum and how best to support pupils with reading and writing both in the classroom and through guided group work. We will be delving into some subject knowledge as well as providing plenty of practical activities which can be used straight away back in the classroom.

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1 20 November 2019 09:30 - 11:30 Featherstone Wood Primary School Map

Code: EX108 Exclusions (EVENT FULL)

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.

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1 20 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 South Hill Centre Map

Code: 19SCI/014P Linking primary science and English for impact

This programme is designed to support subject leaders to develop teaching and learning in the two subjects.

Both subject leaders will attend a days’ training, receive a half-day consultancy visit and participate in a reflective half-day session.

During the training day, leaders will consider how learning opportunities for both science and English can be maximised. The day will be full of engaging activities to explore creative ways of teaching science and English which maintain high standards.

Delegates will leave with a range of resources including an extensive book list, curriculum mapping document and lesson suggestions.

A focus / key question for the programme will be developed during the day against which impact can be evaluated.

The consultancy visit and half-day session will involve structured feedback to support self-evaluation, reflect on evidence of impact and identify next steps.

We will consider how to embed good practice across the school and ensure this is sustained.

Schools taking part in the programme have reported that the following has supported them in raising standards and in particular for reluctant writers:

- increased engagement, excitement and inspiration for pupils and teachers, reigniting a love of science
- a wider range of creative writing which both pupils and teachers are proud to share
- the development and support of oracy as a basis for learning

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 November 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 17 March 2020 13:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19MAT/041P Reasoning to problem solve in Key Stage 1 mathematics

How can we support our pupils to become more confident problem solvers? How can we teach them to reason in order to find a starting point to unfamiliar problems?

This practical course will support Year 1 and Year 2 teachers to develop an approach to problem solving grounded in curriculum expectations. It will consider the key skills required to solve problems including how to reason to find an entry point to unfamiliar problems.

It will also consider how to support pupils to develop their reasoning so that they can effectively communicate their findings.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: FSS/19/276/P Sustainable Schools Workshop

Herts for Learning in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council is planning a series of Sustainable Schools Workshops from November 2019 to support financial management and efficiency in maintained schools. It is evident that pressure on school budgets is likely to be sustained in the short to medium term and the workshops are being developed in this context.

Please note these events are for invited attendees only, please only register if you have recieved the letter from HfL.

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1 20 November 2019 09:00 - 13:00 West Herts College Map

Code: ASS/19/208/P Assessment moderation clusters for teachers in Years 3 and 4 - Bushey and 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 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 21 November 2019 09:15 - 11:45 Little Reddings Primary School Map

Code: ASS/19/210/P Assessment moderation clusters for teachers in Years 3 and 4 - Chorleywood, Croxley Green and Rickmansworth

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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 November 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Yorke Mead Primary School Map

Code: COM/19/192/A Chromebooks and G Suite – free hands-on taster and information session

Chromebooks and G Suite for Education are one of the fastest growing technologies in schools, with over 70 million G Suite users around the world. They offer powerful, free, cloud-based software that can inspire learning through digital collaboration and creativity. Chromebooks are lower cost, lightweight devices with an all-day battery life and less than 10 second start-up time.

This session is aimed at those interested in how Chromebooks and G Suite might benefit their school / setting, and that would like to explore the system with guidance from Google certified professionals.

Delegates will have the opportunity to use a Chromebook and some of the G Suite apps, including Google Classroom, and hear about how other schools are using the system. There will be information about costs and practical considerations and time for questions and answers.

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1 21 November 2019 16:00 - 17:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19SHR/011A Effective communication styles

This workshop will focus on the importance of effective communication and how poor communication can have a negative impact on a working environment.

Ideal for anyone with line management responsibilities, the session will provide delegates with a greater awareness of their own style and enable them to identify those who interact differently.

It will provide guidance on how to communicate a message effectively by considering how individuals can interpret information differently.

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1 21 November 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: MAT/19/310/P Enabling teaching assistants to support and develop pupils’ resilience and reasoning in mathematics - afternoon session

Many pupils lack resilience in mathematics. Teaching assistants can make a real difference to improve this.

This brand-new, two-hour practical session will support TAs to develop pupils’ resilience in mathematics.

Delegates will leave with a range of practical strategies that they can use to:
• support problem-solving
• teach pupils to sustain their focus when asked to think for themselves
• improve pupil’s confidence and understanding of fractions.

The local cluster training is repeated in morning and afternoon sessions so as many TAs as possible can benefit.
The training will be hosted in the Junior building.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 November 2019 13:15 - 15:15 The Mount Stewart Schools Map