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Code: 19HAS/012A Asbestos training for schools

This course covers the essential information required for the effective management of asbestos remaining on the school premises. Areas covered include: risks of asbestos- locations and type HCC asbestos policy and guidance types of asbestos survey and understanding survey data the use of asbestos management plans the effective use of the permission to work procedure incident management asbestos works

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1 19 September 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19EAY/053P Foundation Stage leader seminar: autumn 19 (Watford/Three Rivers)

A bespoke forum for reflection, discussion and sharing of effective practice. Content will be tailored in response to feedback gathered from Early Years leaders and respond to local and national agenda items.

Each seminar will be held in a different school setting within the locality, offering the opportunity to visit other Early Years settings and build on sharing best practice.

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1 19 September 2019 16:00 - 17:30 St John's RC Primary School Map
2 12 March 2020 16:00 - 17:30 Parkgate Infant & Nursery School Map
3 02 July 2020 16:00 - 17:30 Knutsford School Map

Code: 19ENG/069P Primary English funded subject leader cluster - Hatfield

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 English 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 19 September 2019 16:00 - 17:00 St Philip Howard Catholic Primary School Map

Code: 19MAT/059P Primary mathematics funded subject leader cluster - Hatfield

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 19 September 2019 16:00 - 17:00 St Philip Howard Catholic Primary School Map

Code: 19SCI/022P Primary science funded subject leader cluster - Hatfield

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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1 19 September 2019 16:00 - 17:00 St Philip Howard Catholic Primary School Map

Code: 19ENG/041P Reception Early Reading Project

This hugely successful project is aimed at supporting schools in analysing historic ELG reading data and using this to fine-tune the teaching of early reading and phonics in order to close gaps for as many pupils as possible, as early on as possible, success in reading in the early years of school is linked to later reading fluency and comprehension. We know that children may experience barriers to reading for a range of reasons. Unpicking these, and matching provision to individual need, is integral to closing these gaps. Previous project schools have seen an improvement of their ELG reading by on average 4.6 percentage points. The largest increase seen was +13.3 percentage points, in a school with a high proportion of disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils.

The project package includes high-quality training resources, observational assessment tools and the professional development outlined below. Schools benefit from the project in a range of ways, e.g. improving their ELG reading attainment in comparison to National, LA or their own previous data.

During the project participants will be using tracking tools to support pace and progress and to explore matching provision to need. With their linked adviser, they will plan, carry out and review key actions for individual pupils and groups of pupils. The project will then support the delegates to embed strategies through robust action planning, ensuring future success and building sustainable improvements in provision.

For more information please follow the link below:
Early Reading Project

Following the launch day event a half-day consultancy visit will be arranged with an allocated adviser by the end of October 2019. 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 19 September 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 14 November 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Bowmansgreen Primary School Map
3 04 December 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19ENG/060S Secondary English breakfast briefing

Back by popular demand, our annual September ‘breakfast briefings’ will focus on:
  • GCSE English language and literature examination results and lessons learned
  • A level English literature, language and language/literature examination results and lessons learned
  • most recent information and updates

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1 19 September 2019 08:00 - 10:30 Priory Hotel, Ware Map

Code: 19ENG/042P Year 1 Phonics Screening Check Project

This hugely successful project supports schools in analysing their phonics data and using this to fine-tune phonics provision in Year 1 to close gaps for as many pupils as possible, and to continue to raise attainment in reading for all. Accurate and efficient decoding is linked to reading fluency and comprehension, and deep subject knowledge around reading development forms a core thread of the project. We know that children may experience barriers to learning for a range of reasons. Unpicking these, and matching provision to individual need, is integral to closing these gaps. Previous project schools have seen a mean increase of +16% on their previous year’s results; the greatest increase a school has seen is +49.3%. In addition, the gender gap has narrowed to, on average, only 1% in project schools.

The project package includes high-quality training resources, diagnostic assessment tools and the professional development outlined below. Schools benefit from the project in a range of ways, e.g. improving their score in comparison to National, LA or their own previous scores. For schools who are experiencing a decline in their school’s phonics data over a number of years, full implementation of the project has successfully supported with reversing this.

During the project, the participants will use their screening check data and individual annotated response sheets to carry out error analysis and explore matching provision to need. With their linked adviser, they will plan, carry out and review key actions for individual pupils and groups of pupils. The project will then support delegates to embed strategies through robust action planning, ensuring future success and building sustainable improvements in provision.

For more informaiton please follow the link below:
Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

Following the launch day event a half-day consultancy visit will be arranged with an allocated adviser by the end of October 2019. 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 19 September 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 13 November 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Bowmansgreen Primary School Map
3 04 December 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Test Map

Code: 19DMS/044P SIMS Dinner Money for new users

This course is designed for new users to SIMS Dinner Money 7. It will help participants manage and maintain dinner money and provide reports for both the school kitchen and parents, via an auditable system. The course will cover many of the tasks that have to be undertaken, such as recording the collection of dinner money and generating the banking forms. The course will also cover how to produce kitchen statistics, statements for pupil meals and current balances.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 September 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: DMS/19/118/S SIMS Post-16 Census and maximising Post-16 funding

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) requires learning aim information to be submitted via the school census return for schools with a Sixth Form.

As communicated by ESFA, institutions may not receive the correct funding if the post-16 data returned is not accurate. Where schools make errors in the data they return, there is no guarantee that it will be subsequently corrected, even if a business case is submitted.

To support schools with the process of ensuring the post-16 census data returned from SIMS is accurate, Suki Gill, 16-19 Curriculum and Funding Adviser and Jackie Kirk, Data Management Consultant, have collaborated to deliver this joint session. The aim of the session is to give an overview and understanding of the data recorded in SIMS which feed into the census return as well as have an understanding of the key data requirements thus ensuring schools claim 100% funding in 2020/21.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 September 2019 13:00 - 17:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map