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Code: 19COM/008P Apps, iPads and SEND learners - exciting tools and ideas for TAs, LSAs and other supporting staff (Cancelled)

This practical short-day course, with working lunch, will explore the potential of using iPads to support learners with SEND. It is ideal for those who work with children or young people with SEND on a day-to-day basis and are looking for ways to increase access to a broad and balanced curriculum and overcome particular barriers to their learning.

The course will be very hands-on, and we will be exploring an engaging and exciting range of free and low cost apps and built-in iPad functionality.
We will look at how to make iPads inclusive, using simple accessibility settings, and apps specifically designed for learners with SEND. We will also look at how 'general' educational apps can be used in alternative ways to support individual pupils as they work in the classroom, utilising sound recording, images and video.

You will leave full of simple, practical ideas to support the individuals you work with in your setting.

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1 19 November 2019 10:00 - 14:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ASS/19/201/P Assessment moderation clusters for teachers in Years 3 and 4 - Borehamwood, Radlett, Shenley and Potters Bar

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 practice 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 19 November 2019 09:15 - 11:45 Cranborne Primary School Map

Code: ASS/19/202/P Assessment moderation clusters for teachers in Years 3 and 4 - Hoddesdon, Cheshunt and Waltham Cross

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 practice 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 19 November 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Andrews Lane Primary School Map

Code: 19NQT/035P Effective planning in Key Stage 1 - the reading to writing journey

This course will provide delegates with an overview of proven successful strategies to inspire and enable writing at KS1.

Course tutors will model how effective strategies can be applied creatively within the classroom as part of a unit of work. Selecting quality texts, using models for writing, shared writing, drama and role play, oral rehearsal as well as strategies to embed key writing skills will all be addressed within the context of the teaching sequence for writing.

The course will exemplify strategies for internalising language patterns and developing vocabulary.

The course will also outline Assessment For Learning (AFL) strategies and how these can be used to maximise progress towards age-related expectations and beyond including: effective use of peer and self-assessment, adapting planning to meet the needs of learners in the class and planning for effective intervention.

Delegates will leave with a teaching sequence to use in class straight away.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: MAT/19/308/P Enabling teaching assistants to support and develop pupils’ resilience and reasoning in mathematics - afternoon session

Many pupils lack resilience in mathematics. Teaching assistants can make a real difference to improve this.

This brand-new, two-hour practical session will support TAs to develop pupils’ resilience in mathematics.

Delegates will leave with a range of practical strategies that they can use to:
• support problem-solving
• teach pupils to sustain their focus when asked to think for themselves
• improve pupil’s confidence and understanding of fractions.

The local cluster training is repeated in morning and afternoon sessions so as many TAs as possible can benefit.

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1 19 November 2019 13:15 - 15:15 Maidenhall Primary School Map

Code: MAT/19/307/P Enabling teaching assistants to support and develop pupils’ resilience and reasoning in mathematics - morning session

Many pupils lack resilience in mathematics. Teaching assistants can make a real difference to improve this.

This brand-new, two-hour practical session will support TAs to develop pupils’ resilience in mathematics.

Delegates will leave with a range of practical strategies that they can use to:
• support problem-solving
• teach pupils to sustain their focus when asked to think for themselves
• improve pupil’s confidence and understanding of fractions.

The local cluster training is repeated in morning and afternoon sessions so as many TAs as possible can benefit.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 November 2019 09:30 - 11:30 Maidenhall Primary School Map

Code: 19ENG/016P Literacy: the Gateway to Lifelong Learning – Exploring Reading and Writing Opportunities for Young Children

During this conference, we will lead delegates into a wonderful world of literacy.

As the magical day unfurls, practitioners will be inspired to reflect on how they nurture a love of reading and writing with young children.

This event has been designed around captivating speakers including Julie Cigman, Early Years Consultant, trainer and writer, who has had a number of articles published along with her latest book, 'Becoming a Writer in Leaps and Bounds – supporting boys’ writing in the EYFS'.

Other inspiring speakers include:

  • Pippa Goodhart, author of such wonderful picture books as 'You Choose' and 'Just Imagine' to name but a few.
  • Kevin Graal, a highly skilled children’s storyteller and well-respected presenter, will also be joining us and sharing his passion for developing language through storytelling.
A wide range of interactive workshops will be on offer in order to equip foundation and Primary Year one and two practitioners with strategies, tools and ideas that will enrich their practice.

The conference will also take into account recent Ofsted findings, reinforcing the widely known truth about the importance of early literacy in raising outcomes to improve future prospects. “Reading is the gateway to almost every other subject, and children discovering their own unique interest and talents”. Amanda Spielman – Dec 18 in The Annual Report for HMCI p9.

As outlined in the report, the inspection of reading will have a higher profile, especially for the lowest attaining 20% of pupils. Attending this conference will support foundation and Primary Year one and two practitioners in blending recent research and Ofsted findings with best practice back in school.

Please see below the workshop options that will make up part of the conference programme
Workshop session 1
• Pippa Goodhart KS1
Creating a storybook character
A fun session in which we create a brand
new Winnie the Witch story together.
Where to find story ideas, and how to
shape them.

• Rose Blair EY TLA
Parental engagement with reading and
writing EY and KS1
This workshop will explore strategies on
how to engage parents to effectively
support their children at home to develop
their love of reading and writing. They will
do this by taking part in practical, inspiring
and engaging activities that can be shared
with parents.

• Julie Cigman EY/Y1
Supporting writing development
This workshop will look at
some imaginative ways to create literacy-
rich spaces and resources that motivate
boys and girls to become writers. We
will explore the role of the practitioner in
engaging with children’s play to support
their functional and creative writing
development.

• Ruth Goodman and Kirsten Snook EY/KS1
Enticing into writing
This workshop will look at how adults in the classroom can model and scaffold writing, showing children how to incorporate and orchestrate their writing knowledge into a piece which speaks to their audience.

• Martin Galway English TLA KS1
Pick & Mix (& Match): selecting texts in and out of the classroom
In this workshop, Martin will explore some of the key considerations in choosing books to support learning to read, reading to learn, and reading for pleasure, wonder, intrigue and information. Books to make your heart sing and your thoughts to blossom.

Workshop session 2
• Kevin Graal KS1
Motivating children to tell stories
How can we help motivate children to see themselves as storytellers and foster a lasting enthusiasm for stories? Join renowned children's storyteller Kevin Graal for a fun-filled workshop with games and exercises on story structure, story characters and story language. Unlock your creativity, lift your spirits and take away practical ideas for classroom use.

• Rose Blair
Parental engagement with reading and writing EY and KS1
This workshop will explore strategies on
how to engage parents to effectively
support their children at home to develop
their love of reading and writing. They will
do this by taking part in practical, inspiring
and engaging activities that can be shared
with parents.

• Jenny Ferguson EY TLA
Reflecting diversity in text
This workshop will encourage practitioners to reflect on the possibilities that children’s literature provides to explore and celebrate diversity in Modern Britain.

• Kathy Roe English TLA KS1
Pick & Mix (& Match): selecting texts in and out of the classroom
• In this workshop, Kathy will explore some of the key considerations in choosing books to support learning to read, reading to learn, and reading for pleasure, wonder, intrigue and information. Books to make your heart sing and your thoughts to blossom.

• Ruth Goodman and Kirsten Snook English TLAs EY/KS1
Enticing into writing
This workshop will look at how adults in the classroom can model and scaffold writing, showing children how to incorporate and orchestrate their writing knowledge into a piece which speaks to their audience.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 November 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19DMS/057P Primary SIMS user group - Greenwood Park

This termly primary user group is designed to provide up-to-date information on developments within the Capita SIMS software and statutory returns, as well as exchanging information on processes and procedures undertaken on a day-to-day basis. It also offers the opportunity to ask questions of our data management consultants and network with other school administrators. The sessions are free to schools that have a support contract with data management services. We would recommend attendance at these user groups to keep you up to date and informed.

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1 19 November 2019 13:30 - 15:30 Greenwood Park Community Centre, Chiswell Green Map

Code: 19CPT/027A Reducing and managing allegations against staff (EVENT FULL)

This course is designed to assist headteachers, chairs and vice chairs of governors in dealing effectively with allegations against staff and promoting safe working practice by school staff, thereby reducing the risk of allegations of inappropriate conduct and harm to children. This course is only available to headteachers, chairs and vice chairs of governors. The course is booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19MAT/029P Taking control of the mathematics curriculum

With Ofsted’s framework now including reference to a ‘judgement on the quality of education’ including ‘a curriculum that is ambitious’, leaders will want to be able to articulate how their curriculum for mathematics meet the needs of the pupils within their setting.

During the day, leaders will have the chance to consider whether their current curriculum is ‘coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills…’ (Ofsted SIU, January 2019). Ideal for subject and senior leaders to attend together, this one day course will set the ball rolling on some deep thinking about curriculum design and implementation. For most, this will include considering: - is the maths curriculum meeting the needs of learners in school? - how can you take the curriculum you have and adapt it for learners’ needs? - how can you support teachers to enact the curriculum with deep understanding of its impact on learners?

This course is the first in a series of one-day courses. School may choose to attend one, two or all three, as part of their mathematics curriculum development work. Each course is bookable separately. Attending all three will give leaders a chance to deeply consider their mathematics curriculum. The other two courses are: Assessing pupil outcomes in the curriculum (Wednesday 29th January 2020) Monitoring the impact of the maths curriculum (Tuesday 9th June 2020)

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map