The proposed Ofsted framework, launching in September this year, places an emphasis on the 'quality of education' with a focus on the curriculum to raise standards.
This half-day course will enable practitioners to explore the new framework and identify key changes, focusing on the Early Years evaluation schedule.
Delegates will have the opportunity to reflect on their provision and curriculum design and what this looks like in practice.
An extended development programme that brings together a wealth of expert voices to allow school leaders to make informed curriculum decisions for their school. Ensuring access to a rich, broad and balanced curriculum is at the heart of effective school provision.
School leaders should rightly invest time and energy into making sure that the decisions they make are well informed, and right for their school. However, making decisions in this key area of school development can seem daunting. The Curriculum Symposium intends to address this by offering a safe space for school leaders to come together to engage with information from a wealth of experts who have considerable expertise within this area of school development.
Across three conferences, delegates will gain insight from well-respected speakers ranging from academics and theorists, practising headteachers and senior leaders, and subject and phase specialists who are able to discuss how the curriculum debates can be interpreted within their specialists age-ranges and subject domains.
Schools on the extended development programme will attend an additional session at the end of each conference, where their allocated school effectiveness adviser will guide leaders to deliberate upon the information presented in light of each school’s particular needs and contexts. This will provide a further opportunity to consider the information presented, as well as develop supportive networks with other schools.
Following the conference days, participating schools will have a half-day consultancy visit, which will allow them to continue the conversations back in their school setting, as well as consider next steps. The extended development programme will conclude with a half-day showcase where participating schools will have the opportunity to share how they have progressed in their journey towards evaluating and developing their curriculum offer, as well as hear from colleagues on the programme who have travelled along the same learning path.
The cost of the extended development programme is £1,120 per school for two delegates, which includes attendance at the three conference days, a half-day consultancy visit and the final showcase event. It is recommended that the headteacher attends with another senior leader, or chair of governors. Additional delegates from the same school are charged at £335 per delegate.
|Session||Session Date||Session Time||Session Venue||Map|
|1||20 May 2019||08:30 - 16:30||Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage||Map|
|2||07 June 2019||08:30 - 16:30||Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage||Map|
|3||14 June 2019||08:30 - 16:30||Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage||Map|
|4||04 November 2019||08:30 - 13:30||Knebworth Barns||Map|
This AQA training event, hosted by Herts for Learning, will provide feedback on the English Language examinations sat by students in the summer series of 2019.
AQA subject specialist and examiner, Lance Hanson, will provide delegates with an overview of student performance nationally, detailed feedback on student performance and trends, as well as providing exemplar work.
This course is relevant for all chairs’, vice chairs’, committee chairs’ and governors who aspire to become chair. This course has been updated to better reflect new DfE and Ofsted requirements.
The course uses a variety of learning approaches and emphasises the practical application of knowledge and skills and will encompass:
• leading and managing the work of "Team GB"
• supporting strategic leadership
• ensuring accountability, budget management and financial probity
This course is designed for those who are new to the role of designated senior person (DSP) for child protection and have completed stage one safeguarding children training for school staff. The course explores the role and the responsibilities of the DSP. This course is for all schools in the Hertfordshire area.Essential Information
This course explores in more detail how individual governors and governing boards can effectively carry out their core function of holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school/academy.
Governors will learn:
This course focuses on getting the planning right to help pupils to make good progress in maths.
We will begin from the National Curriculum end of year expectations and ensure course participants have the knowledge and skills to break these down and plan effectively from them.
HfL’s ESSENTIALmaths materials will be used to exemplify sequences of learning. The Teaching Standards which NQTs aim to meet of ‘demonstrating good subject and curriculum knowledge’ and ‘planning and teaching well-structured lessons’ will be well supported by attending this training.
The day will also include take-away ideas, activities and resources which can be tried straight away in the classroom. This course is most suitable to NQTs and those teachers early in their career.
This course would also suit overseas trained teachers, those returning to teaching or moving key stage.
The writing programme of study for Lower Key Stage 2 (LKS2) demands that pupils move on swiftly from basic understanding of simple sentence constructions to mastery of sophisticated structures involving a range of punctuation and verb forms.
This can only be achieved if pupils enter the key stage with a strong understanding of what constitutes a sentence. Many pupils enter KS2 with weak subject knowledge in this area, demonstrated by their inaccurate use of full stops, and the huge leap in grammatical knowledge demanded of them in LKS2 can exacerbate this problem.
It is important therefore, that any weakness in sentence structure is identified and addressed early on so that teachers can embark upon supporting their pupils to move to the next step of learning.
This course will support delegates to address this issue through the combination of a subject knowledge development session, and a tailored in-school consultancy visit.
At the half-day session, delegates will have an opportunity to explore the sentence demarcation issues that their pupils present, as well as consider a range of tried and tested techniques to improve sentence demarcation techniques for addressing the issue of poor sentence knowledge.
During the half-day in-school consultancy visit (to be arranged at a time to suit the school), the class teacher and subject leader (if available) will have an opportunity to consider how the techniques have worked for their pupils and how they can be adapted to further develop pupil’s skills in this area.
In less than an hour you will have a comprehensive tour of the School Workforce Census Detailed Reports, providing you with an understanding of the information contained within the return, ensuring that data submitted to the DfE is accurate.
Understanding the Detailed Reports will support you with your personnel role in completing the SWC ensuring that necessary tasks are completed within SIMS Personnel.
During this interactive session there will be the opportunity to submit questions.
This is offered to you as an introductory pilot price of £20.