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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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1 19 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19MFL/015S The three l's of the MFL curriculum – Bishop's Stortford High 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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1 19 November 2019 15:30 - 17:30 Bishop's Stortford High School Map
2 03 March 2020 15:30 - 17:30 Bishop's Stortford High School Map
3 19 June 2020 15:30 - 17:30 Bishop's Stortford High School Map

Code: 19ASS/044P Analysing data in ASP (primary)

This course is aimed at new users to Analyse School Performance (ASP). It will support delegates to navigate the site and to interpret their 2019 school results (Key Stage 2 and, if available, Key Stage 1).

Delegates will be supported to make the most of the tools and options available within ASP, such as filtering the data and drilling down to individual pupils, and to explore the key points for school improvement.

The course will also explore the key features of the Inspection Data Summary Report (IDSR) although it is not known if this will have been updated to 2019 data by the date of this course.

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1 20 November 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ASS/19/204/P Assessment moderation clusters for teachers in Years 3 and 4 - Hertford and Ware

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 20 November 2019 09:15 - 11:45 Simon Balle All-Through School Map

Code: ASS/19/207/P Assessment moderation clusters for teachers in Years 3 and 4 - Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield

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 20 November 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Oak View Primary & Nursery School Map

Code: 19SEN/011A Assessment tools for SENCOs

This half-day course will explore the range of assessment tools available to all SENCOs for use in schools. These tools are designed to help SENCOs enrich the ‘assess, plan, do, review’ cycle by adding depth to the range of other information gathered from normal school systems, pupils and their parents.

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1 20 November 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19FSS/019A Developing strategic financial leadership additional academy session

This additional, half-day session follows on from the 'developing strategic financial leadership' two half-day course. This session will focus on financial management within an academy and is suitable for staff working in academy trusts. Delegates must have attended the first two sessions in order to attend this course.

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1 20 November 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19NQT/036P Effective planning in Key Stage 2 - the reading to writing journey

This course will provide delegates with an overview of proven successful strategies to inspire and enable writing at Key Stage 2.

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 20 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ENG/19/122/P Effective support for English: local cluster session for teaching assistants

Highly effective teaching assistants can add real value to pupil's learning. As the Sutton Trust identified, investing in professional development for this group of practitioners makes the difference. This two-hour session will offer teaching assistants the opportunity to reflect on key aspects of the Primary English Curriculum and how best to support pupils with reading and writing both in the classroom and through guided group work. We will be delving into some subject knowledge as well as providing plenty of practical activities which can be used straight away back in the classroom.

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1 20 November 2019 09:30 - 11:30 Featherstone Wood Primary School Map

Code: 19SCI/014P Linking primary science and English for impact

This programme is designed to support subject leaders to develop teaching and learning in the two subjects.

Both subject leaders will attend a days’ training, receive a half-day consultancy visit and participate in a reflective half-day session.

During the training day, leaders will consider how learning opportunities for both science and English can be maximised. The day will be full of engaging activities to explore creative ways of teaching science and English which maintain high standards.

Delegates will leave with a range of resources including an extensive book list, curriculum mapping document and lesson suggestions.

A focus / key question for the programme will be developed during the day against which impact can be evaluated.

The consultancy visit and half-day session will involve structured feedback to support self-evaluation, reflect on evidence of impact and identify next steps.

We will consider how to embed good practice across the school and ensure this is sustained.

Schools taking part in the programme have reported that the following has supported them in raising standards and in particular for reluctant writers:

- increased engagement, excitement and inspiration for pupils and teachers, reigniting a love of science
- a wider range of creative writing which both pupils and teachers are proud to share
- the development and support of oracy as a basis for learning

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 November 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 17 March 2020 13:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map