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Code: ENG/20/12/P Key Stage 1 Reading Fluency Project (EVENT FULL)


HfL have now taken over 1000 pupils at KS2 through the highly successful Reading Fluency Project. Pupils who participated in the project made, on average, over 2 years’ progress in reading comprehension age through the 8 week intervention (based on analysis of YARC assessment data). This innovative project is now being adapted for key stage 1 pupils. Our initial trials demonstrate the same level of success.

 
This project has been designed to address the issues that we find many of our KS1 pupils are faced with: insufficient sight vocabulary and an over-reliance on sounding out; insufficient stamina to get through the SAT paper at year 2; lack of comprehension skills when reading aloud. This project offers strategies that will have a swift and powerful impact on pupils’ reading achievement in a short space of time. Following successful implementation of the project, pupils in Year 1 and 2 will be on an improved trajectory towards EXS at the end of KS1; have a more positive relationship with books; be more enthusiastic, confident readers with an increased understanding and engagement with texts. 

The project will focus predominantly on the need to improve pupil’s reading fluency of sufficiently complex texts. The past few years have seen increased reference to the need to develop fluency in reading. The DFE exemplification materials and test papers highlighted heightened expectations around swift comprehensive reading. A lack of fluency impacts upon understanding, motivation, confidence and rates of progress. Research has shown that specific instruction around fluency enables pupils to free up cognitive space
which can be directed more effectively towards other activities “… such as comprehension, analysis, elaboration and deep understanding.” [Hattie 2014]

The cost of this project is £780 (plus VAT). The full project outline is given below. Please note that it may be possible to include an additional delegate – this may be suitable for two-form entry schools - subject to a nominal £100 fee to cover costs for the sessions, resources and additional TLA time needed for data analysis. Should you like to include an additional class teacher, please detail this information on your participation agreement form. 

For more information please follow the link below:
KS1 Reading Fluency Project

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 10 February 2020 16:00 - 18:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 29 April 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 20NQT/004P New to primary NQT induction for NQTs and their tutors - summer starters

This session is aimed at NQTs and induction tutors who start in the summer term 2020 and will be largely information giving. It is a perfect opportunity for NQTs and induction tutors to meet together and clarify issues about the induction process, including assessment and mentoring responsibilities.

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1 29 April 2020 14:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ENG/19/412/P Primary English funded subject leader cluster - St Albans

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 mathematics 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 29 April 2020 16:00 - 17:00 St Adrian's RC Primary School Map

Code: MAT/19/331/P Primary mathematics funded subject leader cluster - St Albans

These funded (free to attend) cluster meetings are an excellent way to keep up to date with all the news, issues and developments in mathematics. This term’s focus will support mathematics 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 29 April 2020 16:00 - 17:00 St Adrian's RC Primary School Map

Code: SCI/20/399/P Primary science funded subject leader cluster - St Albans

This funded (free to attend) cluster meeting is an excellent way to keep up to date with all the news, issues and developments in science. This terms focus will support 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 29 April 2020 16:00 - 17:00 St Adrian's RC Primary School Map

Code: STN/20/113/S Sixth Form vocational network

With an increased focus on the changing post-16 landscape, the vocational network events will provide delegates with the most current available information to help plan for the future of their Sixth Form.

School leaders will receive all the up to date information on key post-16 issues such as funding, curriculum accountability and inspection, and how best to deliver high-quality post-16 provision in today's competitive 16-19 sector.

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1 29 April 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ENG/20/131/P Spelling SOS Key Stage 2 Project (Cancelled)

The 2014 National Curriculum catapulted spelling at KS2 into the limelight, and the KS2 assessment framework documents have further intensified the focus on spelling over the last four years. With this in mind, schools have been grappling with – and will need to consider further – how to equip their pupils for this increased challenge, so that they are able to meet the expected standard at the end of KS2 with confidence.

This project has been designed to offer strategies that will have a swift and powerful impact on pupils’ spelling achievement. Following successful implementation of the project, the pupils will be on an improved trajectory towards EXS at the end of KS2; have a more positive relationship with spelling; be more enthusiastic, confident spellers with an increased understanding and knowledge of the spelling system.

The project will focus predominantly on the need to improve pupils’ current individual spelling errors and misconceptions. Accurate spelling is a key component of writing fluently; enabling pupils’ cognitive resources to be freed from focusing on spelling means it can then be redirected towards writing composition. Following this event a half-day consultancy visit will be arranged with an allocated adviser week commencing 20th January 2020.

For more information please follow the link below:
Spelling SOS KS2 Project

For all schools outside of Hertfordshire please contact us for a price and availability before booking.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 05 March 2020 16:00 - 18:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 29 April 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: STN/20/272/S The new inspection framework - implications for Sixth-Form judgements

This training session provides the platform for school Sixth-Forms to examine leading solutions in accountability and inspection, and curriculum, and how best to deliver high-quality post-16 provision in today's competitive 16-19 sector.

ASCL's Curriculum and Inspection Specialist Stephen Rollett (Ofsted's Curriculum Advisory Panel) will be outlining the key points in Ofsted's new inspection framework with implications for Sixth-Form judgements.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 April 2020 13:00 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: EAY/20/430/P Assessment moderation cluster for teachers in Early Years: cluster 4 - St Albans

This moderation cluster will enable delegates to validate their Early Years Foundation Stage profile judgements prior to statutory submission.

Delegates should bring examples of learning journals / evidence that supports judgements for at least three children of differing abilities. These should include a more-able child, a child working comfortably within the expected level and a child from a vulnerable group e.g. PPG, EAL, FSM, CLA etc. The process supports discussion and moderation that will enable practitioners to feel confident in making their 'best fit' judgements against the early learning goals (ELGs).

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1 30 April 2020 09:15 - 11:45 Bowmansgreen Primary School Map

Code: EAY/20/432/P Assessment moderation cluster for teachers in Early Years: cluster 5 - Harpenden and Wheathampstead

This moderation cluster will enable delegates to validate their Early Years Foundation Stage profile judgements prior to statutory submission.

Delegates shoud bring examples of learning journals/evidence that supports judgements for at least three children of differing abilities. These should include a more able child, a child working comfortably within the expected level and a child from a vulnerable group e.g. PPG, EAL, FSM, CLA etc. The process supports discussion and moderation that will enable practitioners to feel confident in making their 'best fit' judgements against the early learning goals (ELGs).

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 30 April 2020 13:30 - 16:00 Beech Hyde Primary School & Nursery Map