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Code: SCI/19/395/P Primary Science funded subject leader cluster - Hemel Hempstead

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 21 January 2020 16:00 - 17:00 Leverstock Green CE Primary School Map

Code: CUR/20/64/P Raising standards in history and English through writing

Pupils’ writing skills in English are often not carried over effectively to support the depth and quality of their written work in history. Ofsted has also identified that pupils’ progression in history can be held back because the potential for specific feedback is lost amongst generic writing feedback.

This programme is designed to support English and history subject leaders to develop teaching and learning in the two subjects. Both subject leaders will attend a day’s training, receive a half-day consultancy visit, and participate in a follow-up reflective twilight session. During the training day, leaders will consider how learning opportunities for both history and English can be maximised. The day will include hands-on activities in history from across the KS1-2 curriculum, designed to illustrate engaging approaches to support the depth of pupils’ historical skills, knowledge and understanding, together with opportunities for pupils to demonstrate their historical thinking as a variety of written outcomes. For each activity, exemplar success criteria to share with pupils in terms of demonstrating their historical skills and knowledge, as well as in terms of their writing, will be discussed. Delegates will consider areas such as: planning a written task around historical key concepts; vocabulary development; effective use of historical sources and enquiry approaches; expectations supporting and enriching children’s discussion and critical thinking; how to model historical writing to children; integrating previously learnt written skills to enable quality written outcomes.

Delegates will leave with a range of resources including an extensive book list, progression guidance in history, lesson suggestions and resources.

A focus / key question for the programme will be developed during the day against which impact can be evaluated. The half-day consultancy and twilight will support planning and self-evaluation, reflect on evidence of impact and identify next steps. We will consider how to embed good practice across the school and create a template for a whole-school approach, to ensure this is sustained. 

Please note that the consultancy date will be mid-project, in-school and set in conjunction with your adviser.

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1 21 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 24 March 2020 16:00 - 18:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: DMS/20/110/A SIMS for new users

This course is designed for staff new to the post of administrator, or staff who have received handover training from a colleague but have received no formal training in SIMS.

Delegates will learn how to use SIMS pupil data effectively and efficiently, by entering and editing pupil records and contact information. Manage the transfer of pupils into and out of school, and learn how to access information speedily by running reports held in SIMS.

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1 21 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: STN/20/112/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 21 January 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: GOV/20/213/A Admission appeals -


This course is aimed at all governors and headteachers of voluntary aided, foundation schools and academies. This session is suitable for both primary and secondary schools/academies and is aimed at governors of own admission authority schools.

If parents appeal against a decision not to admit their pupil, a governor will have to defend that decision to an independent appeals panel and try to convince them that admitting another pupil would 'prejudice the provision of efficient education or the efficient use of resources.' If the panel is not convinced, they will uphold the parental appeal.

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1 22 January 2020 18:30 - 20:30 The Grove Academy Map

Code: ENG/20/16/P Growing greater depth in reading - Year 5 and 6

This course will support Year 5 and 6 teachers in developing their teaching approaches, curriculum design, and text selection in order to best prepare their pupils for making progress towards working at greater depth in reading, and reaching the higher standard in end of KS2 assessments.

Drawing upon research in and out of the classroom, the course will cover the essential knowledge and skills that underpin successful comprehension of texts both during and after the act of reading. Practical activities and demonstrations will illustrate how to use whole-class, group, and individual approaches during reading sessions. Delegates will explore ways to develop pupil’s thinking at a deeper and more sustained level, as well as consider how to develop the clarity and precision of how children express and develop their thoughts.

During the session, explicit reference will be made to statutory assessment domains. Delegates will be supported to see how the principles and approaches of effective reading instruction will support progress and attainment under each of the relevant assessment domains. Analysis of past papers will be used to highlight implications for test preparation and technique, without losing sight of the long-term, core aim of developing confident, thoughtful and articulate readers, able to cope with the demands of increasingly complex texts.

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1 22 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: HRS/20/86/A Introduction to HR for school leaders

This workshop will welcome delegates into the sometimes complex world of HR. It will provide useful tips and tricks to successfully manage staff as well as preparing them for future challenges they may face. The workshop will dip into the key areas of HR including performance management, dealing with team conflict and managing attendance as well as learning when to escalate matters.

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1 22 January 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ENG/19/362/P Primary English funded subject leader cluster - Knebworth

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 22 January 2020 16:00 - 17:00 Knebworth Primary and Nursery School Map

Code: MAT/19/329/P Primary mathematics funded subject leader cluster - Knebworth area

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 22 January 2020 16:00 - 17:00 Knebworth Primary and Nursery School Map

Code: SCI/19/396/P Primary Science funded subject leader cluster - Knebworth

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 22 January 2020 16:00 - 17:00 Knebworth Primary and Nursery School Map