This programme of conferences for secondary headteachers is a must. Comprising of three sessions throughout the academic year with a thread linking them all together.
The conferences, planned by headteachers, for headteachers, are an ideal opportunity to hear leading experts, pick up new ideas and network with other headteachers.
Half-Day Autumn Conference
Keynote by Peter Hymen - Big Education
Residential Spring Conference
James Handscombbe - Harris Westminster School
Becky Earnshaw - Voice 21
Gary Lewis - Character Education
Half-Day Summer Conference
Keynote and workshop by Lucy Crehan
This two-day course is for new or aspiring SENCO/INCOs and will provide reassurance and pointers for first steps in the role. The sessions will offer practical ideas to support delegates in ensuring that children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities make good progress. The course will provide a brief overview of national/local guidance and developments within the context of inclusion and SEND, and will highlight implications for the role. There will be a variety of inputs and practical activities. This course also provides an excellent foundation for the more advanced National Award for SEN Coordination.Essential Information
This course is designed to discuss assessments on three children. It will support delegates in making judgements of children's development against the Early Years outcomes.Essential Information
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.
From staff timekeeping to child protection concerns, this half-day course will seek to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills to confidently and consistently manage all aspects of staff conduct.
The course will serve as a critical introduction for new school leaders as well as a useful refresher for experienced school leaders.
This unique, subject-level programme for secondary science NQTs and trainees offers intensive and specialist science training and development from recognised experts in their subject.
It will develop subject expertise and practice in the classroom.
NQTs will be provided with a range of resources and strategies to try out at school as well as having the opportunity to network and share strategies with other NQTs and trainees teaching science.
Entries are invited for the Year 7 Mathematics Challenge 2020.
Each school is encouraged to submit teams of four Year 7 students for this friendly inter-school competition. (Maximum of 2 teams per school.)
The challenge will comprise a mixture of challenge, problem-solving and fun.
There are four heats scheduled across the County; winners from individual heats will go forward to the Final, to be held on Thursday 26th March at the Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage.
This year, the focus of this moderation session will be reading and writing. The session will provide an excellent opportunity for teachers to work together with colleagues across schools, to help to build a consistent understanding of the national curriculum standards and year group expectations. We will also use the sessions to promote good practice in building powerful assessment and formative feedback opportunities into everyday learning in order to plug gaps, build on existing learning and ensure progression in reading and writing skills.
It is essential that delegates bring along examples of pupils' work from their class. We will provide suggested assessment tasks for both reading and writing for teachers to use with the pupils in advance of the sessions. Information will be sent to delegates and also uploaded to the grid at: http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/assessment/ks2/moderationclusters.shtml
This one-day CPD event will offer an insight into the transformational teaching strategies used in the Herts for Learning Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project.
The project draws on proven reading strategies to improve pupils’ trajectory towards the Expected Standard (EXS) in reading in Year 6, including: