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Code: 19EAY/037P Securing starting points for Nursery and Reception children - moderating Early Years outcomes

This course is designed to discuss starting point assessments. It is strongly advised that assessments continue to be judged against the Early Years outcomes for nursery and reception class children for September 2019.

This session will support consistency of judgements across schools. The course will include a joint task and each practitioner will have an opportunity to moderate evidence from at least three children across the range of attainment in their class.

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1 08 October 2019 09:15 - 11:45 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19EAY/038P Securing starting points for Nursery and Reception children - moderating Early Years outcomes

This course is designed to discuss starting point assessments. It is strongly advised that assessments continue to be judged against the Early Years outcomes for nursery and reception class children for September 2019.

This session will support consistency of judgements across schools. The course will include a joint task and each practitioner will have an opportunity to moderate evidence from at least three children across the range of attainment in their class.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 October 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19DMS/047P The secrets of SIMS: a year in the life of a school administrator

Delegates will see how to streamline the ways SIMS is used throughout the school year. They will receive key dates and pointers for each month of the year, helping them schedule necessary work across the 12-month period. They will see how to access shortcuts and other useful tips that could make school administrative life easier and their role more efficient. This course will also look at SIMS processes that may not be part of their daily routine, or may be new features that users are not aware of.

The aim of the course is to highlight areas of SIMS that may have been previously unknown and could help to save time in a busy working office.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19MFL/013S The three i's of the MFL curriculum – Townsend CE VA Secondary School

This session will reflect on what constitutes a principled and considered approach to curriculum planning and design for languages. Using the three ‘i’s of the curriculum to interrogate practice, it will seek to ask important questions about what a high-quality languages education should look like, what progress looks like in languages and identify practical approaches to deal with the challenges faced by schools.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 October 2019 15:30 - 17:30 Townsend CE VA School Map
2 17 March 2020 15:30 - 17:30 Townsend CE VA School Map
3 09 June 2020 15:30 - 17:30 Townsend CE VA School Map

Code: 19MAT/038P Achieving mathematical age-related expectations by the end of Year 2

Grappling with the aims and content within the Key Stage 1 curriculum and the continuously changing Teacher Assessment Framework (TAF), it is increasingly important to understand what age-related expectations should look like.

The course will look at the changes in the TAF seen for use from 2018/19 onwards to ensure that teachers are ready to adapt the learning appropriately. This course will support Year 1 and 2 teachers to help their pupils achieve the national standard and modify teaching to accelerate learning so that pupils maximise their potential.

During the day, you will investigate the key mathematical concepts that pupils find tricky and explore teaching strategies to guide them towards success. This will allow teachers an opportunity to map out their long-term plan across the year implementing the strategies and activities they will gain from the day.

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

Code: 19FSS/020A Converting to academy - the financial considerations

This course is for maintained schools who are considering converting to academy. One of the biggest areas of change will be to the school's finance team and its systems. This course will look at these key areas of change including the key requirements of the Academies Financial Handbook, internal and external reporting requirements, system requirements and key roles and responsibilities within academy trusts. This course will also include an overview on funding for academy trusts.

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

Code: 19ASS/031P New to Year 2 assessment

This course is for teachers who are new to, or returning to, teaching in Year 2.

Delegates will explore the statutory requirements for assessing pupils' attainment in the core subjects at Key Stage 1 this year and consider strategies for supporting pupils in their learning journey towards achieving the expected standards.

Delegates will also consider how the Herts for Learning assessment resources can help to track pupils’ progress and support planning and teaching throughout the year. (These materials are non-statutory and some schools may have adopted a different approach to assessment. The course will still be relevant even if that is the case.)

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 October 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19ENG/043P Securing age-related expectations in English - Year 5 and 6

This established course (formerly securing age-related expectations in Year 6) has supported teachers with understanding the aims and content of the Upper Key Stage 2 National Curriculum.

It will enable practitioners to recognise what age-related outcomes should look like and secure effective pathways to these end goals.

We will unpick the end of year requirements and support teachers with ways to modify teaching approaches in order to accelerate learning so that pupils achieve their potential. We will share strategies, practical ideas and resources for improving outcomes in reading, writing and spelling.

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

Code: 19DMS/040A SIMS Personnel

On this half-day course, delegates will learn how to add staff, contracts, absences and training. With this information, delegates will be able to produce a School Workforce Census Return and reports for the senior leadership team.

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

Code: 19DMS/039A SIMS Personnel - effective use of reporting (on school data)

Accurate and effective reporting of staff data enables senior leaders, governors and bursars to gain access to data efficiently, in readiness for analysis and statutory returns.

On this half-day course, delegates will learn how to run, create and modify reports within the Personnel area directly on their own school’s SIMS data, enabling delegates to access these created reports when back in school. This will enable delegates to run and create reports for the senior leadership and finance team, allowing for effective analysis of their personnel data.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 October 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map