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Code: ASS/19/191/P Assessment moderation clusters for teachers in Years 3 and 4 - Hitchin

These sessions will focus on exploring accuracy of assessment judgements against age-related expectations (focusing mainly on HfL assessment criteria, although also relevant where schools are using different assessment systems), as well as promoting good formative assessment practise that can be built into everyday learning. They also provide an excellent opportunity for Year 3 and Year 4 teachers to work together to achieve greater consistency in standards. The meetings will focus on assessment of maths and reading.

Delegates will be asked to bring some examples of work and there will be suggested activities to support the assessment discussions – please see information sent to schools, as well as teacher guidance on the grid: http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/assessment/ks2/moderationclusters.shtml

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1 08 November 2019 09:15 - 11:45 Mary Exton JMI School Map

Code: PVI/19/104/P PVI moderations - gaining accurate starting points

PVI moderations - gaining accurate starting points

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1 08 November 2019 09:30 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Sports Village Map

Code: GOV/20/142/A Safer Recruitment (LIMITED SPACES)

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 Context 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.

Staff attending from a subscribing school will be charged £100

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1 08 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: IND339 Induction for Governors (EVENT FULL)

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 three 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 their school and taking part in effective meetings. The course will use a variety of teaching strategies including group discussion, case studies and tutor input.

Governors that buy into a HfL MAT packagewill be charged £100 for their attendance.

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1 09 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 South Hill Centre Map

Code: ASS/19/193/P Assessment moderation clusters for teachers in Years 3 and 4 - Royston, Baldock and Letchworth

These sessions will focus on exploring accuracy of assessment judgements against age-related expectations (focusing mainly on HfL assessment criteria, although also relevant where schools are using different assessment systems), as well as promoting good formative assessment practise that can be built into everyday learning. They also provide an excellent opportunity for Year 3 and Year 4 teachers to work together to achieve greater consistency in standards. The meetings will focus on assessment of maths and reading.

Delegates will be asked to bring some examples of work and there will be suggested activities to support the assessment discussions – please see information sent to schools, as well as teacher guidance on the grid: http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/assessment/ks2/moderationclusters.shtml

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1 11 November 2019 09:15 - 11:45 St Mary's CE (VC) Junior School Map

Code: ASS/19/194/P Assessment moderation clusters for teachers in Years 3 and 4 - Stevenage

These sessions will focus on exploring accuracy of assessment judgements against age-related expectations (focusing mainly on HfL assessment criteria, although also relevant where schools are using different assessment systems), as well as promoting good formative assessment practise that can be built into everyday learning. They also provide an excellent opportunity for Year 3 and Year 4 teachers to work together to achieve greater consistency in standards. The meetings will focus on assessment of maths and reading.

Delegates will be asked to bring some examples of work and there will be suggested activities to support the assessment discussions – please see information sent to schools, as well as teacher guidance on the grid: http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/assessment/ks2/moderationclusters.shtml

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1 11 November 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Fairlands Primary & Nursery School Map

Code: EAY/19/228/P Early Years transition surgery (EVENT FULL)

Early Years transition surgery - supporting smooth transitions


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1 11 November 2019 16:00 - 17:30 Stanborough Centre Map

Code: 19ASS/035P Making the most of FFT Aspire (primary)

The tools and reports available in FFT Aspire continue to evolve to give schools a powerful insight into pupil attainment and progress.

This course will help delegates to use it to its full potential by exploring how to use its full range of features, including analysis of attainment and progress at Key Stage 2 (using the latest 2019 data), the Governor Dashboard and Extended Dashboard, term of birth analysis, pupil estimates to inform target-setting and the powerful Student Explorer.

Delegates should use their FFT Aspire username and password that gives access to pupil level data. We strongly advise that delegates check that these log-in details are working well in advance of the course.

Please note that this session is offered at a specially discounted rate for schools that have subscribed to FFT Aspire via Herts for Learning.

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1 11 November 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: FSS/19/274/P Sustainable Schools Workshop

Herts for Learning in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council is planning a series of Sustainable Schools Workshops from November 2019 to support financial management and efficiency in maintained schools. It is evident that pressure on school budgets is likely to be sustained in the short to medium term and the workshops are being developed in this context.

Please note these events are for invited attendees only, please only register if you have recieved the letter from HfL. 


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 November 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19ENG/031P Teaching assistants: spotlight on reading

This course is for teaching assistants who are supporting the teaching of reading both in and outside of the classroom, working with individual pupils, small groups or within whole-class sessions.

It will deepen knowledge about how reading skills progress, and consider strategies for accelerating progress in reading.

During this one-day course, delegates will have the opportunity to extend their knowledge about the principles that underpin successful reading.

Delegates will explore ways of working with pupils and extending their word reading, comprehension and inferential skills. A range of practical activities will be shared and practised, which can be used with pupils across the primary phase.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 November 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map