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Code: GOV/20/299/A Safer recruitment

This nationally accredited full day ‘Safer recruitment’ training is suitable for governors and staff of schools/academies involved in the recruitment process. This course is applicable for those who have had no previous training - if you have attended ‘Safer recruitment’ training within the past 5 years’ there is a separate refresher course for those who wish to refresh their accreditation. (Please check if you are unsure)

The principles and actions for safer recruitment derive from the Bichard Inquiry which was formed following the tragic events of the 'Soham case' (2004). The Inquiry's Report highlighted flaws and shortcomings in the recruitment process that allowed Ian Huntley to be employed as a caretaker at Soham Community School. The Bichard Inquiry recommended that all governing boards have members who have been safer recruitment trained and that appointment panels for school leadership posts include at least one governor who has been safer recruitment trained. This course is based on the Safer Recruitment Consortium national programme.

Please note that attendance to the whole day is required in order to achieve accreditation.

The session will:

  • raise awareness of the Bichard Inquiry Report and the safer recruitment framework
  • look at data and trends in school/academy incidents of abuse
  • look at safer recruitment processes and policies
  • provide an opportunity to go through the recruitment process
Pre-course reading is available for all delegates to read through before the date of the training, please ensure to read this in advance.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 June 2020 09:30 - 16:30 South Hill Centre Map

Code: DMS/20/422/S Secondary SIMS user group - Cottered

This termly user group is designed to provide up-to-date information on developments within the Capita SIMS software and statutory returns, as well as exchanging information on processes and procedures undertaken on a day-to-day basis.

It also offers the opportunity to ask Data Management consultants any questions, and network with other school administrators. This session is free to schools that have a support contract with Data Management Services. HfL recommends attendance at these user groups to keep up to date and informed.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 June 2020 10:00 - 12:00 Cottered Village Hall Map

Code: NQT/19/44/S Subject specific training for secondary business & economics NQTs and trainees

This unique, subject-level programme for secondary business & economics NQTs and trainees offers intensive and specialist business and economics 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 business & economics.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Fielder Centre, Hatfield Map
2 06 March 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 19 June 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: PSE/20/74/P Successful wellbeing strategies to close the gap for disadvantaged pupils in primary schools (Cancelled)

Hertfordshire performs worse than the national picture in this crucial area, and all our schools need to be working to reduce any gap for disadvantaged pupils. This course will highlight case studies, from local schools and those further afield, that have impacted positively to improve the wellbeing and attainment of pupils in receipt of the PPG and will explore opportunities to enhance cultural capital.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 June 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19MFL/015S The three l's of the MFL curriculum – Bishop's Stortford High School (Cancelled)

This session will reflect on what constitutes a principled and considered approach to curriculum planning and design for languages. Using the three ‘i’s of the curriculum to interrogate practice, it will seek to ask important questions about what a high-quality languages education should look like, what progress looks like in languages and identify practical approaches to deal with the challenges faced by schools.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 November 2019 15:30 - 17:30 Bishop's Stortford High School Map
2 03 March 2020 15:30 - 17:30 Bishop's Stortford High School Map
3 19 June 2020 15:30 - 17:30 Bishop's Stortford High School Map

Code: GOV/20/329/A Induction for Governors

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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 June 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Goffs-Churchgate Academy Map

Code: GOV/20/191/A Clerks' network (LIMITED SPACES)

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

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 June 2020 09:30 - 12:00 Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel Map

Code: DMS/20/383/P SIMS End of Year - primary

This course is designed for new administrators or those wishing to refresh their knowledge of the end-of-year procedures in SIMS.

This course can be followed up by attending one of the "SIMS End of Year on school data" sessions for those who wish to work on their own data and complete the process with guidance from a data management consultant.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 June 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: DMS/20/384/P SIMS End of Year - primary (on school data)

This course, which follows on from the 'SIMS End of Year' course, will allow delegates to carry out the processes learned on that course and contained in the end-of-year documentation we send to schools, on their own school data, with guidance from a data management consultant. Delegates can book onto both sessions, some of which are on the same day, if required. Delegates with experience of the end-of-year procedures may choose to only attend this session to complete the process.

Delegates should have a basic familiarity of SIMS and have their own login to the system. Please note that we will send instructions (to the email address used to book a place onto this course) for setting up a computer in school to be connected to remotely during the session.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 June 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: EAY/20/362/P Small school training - accommodating EYFS principles to best meet the needs of mixed age classes

Being in a small school and teaching cross key stage can mean there are certain challenges with expectations and provision. This course will explore successful strategies for meeting the needs of children within a mixed cohort of Nursery/Reception or Foundation Stage/Key Stage 1.

This course will consist of a half-day training session followed by a twilight in a school venue that will be confirmed following the first session.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 June 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 14 July 2020 16:00 - 18:00 TBC Map