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Code: COM/19/192/A Chromebooks and G Suite – free hands-on taster and information session

Chromebooks and G Suite for Education are one of the fastest growing technologies in schools, with over 70 million G Suite users around the world. They offer powerful, free, cloud-based software that can inspire learning through digital collaboration and creativity. Chromebooks are lower cost, lightweight devices with an all-day battery life and less than 10 second start-up time.

This session is aimed at those interested in how Chromebooks and G Suite might benefit their school / setting, and that would like to explore the system with guidance from Google certified professionals.

Delegates will have the opportunity to use a Chromebook and some of the G Suite apps, including Google Classroom, and hear about how other schools are using the system. There will be information about costs and practical considerations and time for questions and answers.

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1 21 November 2019 16:00 - 17:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19SHR/011A Effective communication styles

This workshop will focus on the importance of effective communication and how poor communication can have a negative impact on a working environment.

Ideal for anyone with line management responsibilities, the session will provide delegates with a greater awareness of their own style and enable them to identify those who interact differently.

It will provide guidance on how to communicate a message effectively by considering how individuals can interpret information differently.

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1 21 November 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: MAT/19/310/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.
The training will be hosted in the Junior building.

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1 21 November 2019 13:15 - 15:15 The Mount Stewart Schools Map

Code: MAT/19/309/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.
The training will be hosted in the Junior building.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 November 2019 09:30 - 11:30 The Mount Stewart Schools Map

Code: 19COM/012A Google classroom: a hands-on beginner's guide

Google Classroom is a powerful, free collaboration platform for pupils and teachers. It is rapidly gaining popularity in schools around the world and provides a way of collaborating, sharing, handing out and taking in digital work. Through Google Classroom users can ask questions, make announcements and so much more, yet it is easy and fun to use. Whether delegates are using Chromebooks in their school or not, Google Classroom can greatly improve their digital workflow. This course is aimed at teachers or support staff who are new to the platform and would like to use it in their lessons or find out more about how it works.

Delivered by a Google for Education Certified Trainer, delegates will have hands-on experience of using both Google Classroom as well as some other apps from the G Suite for Education.

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1 21 November 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19HAS/019A Health and safety for site managers and caretakers (includes asbestos training) (EVENT FULL)

This course is considered mandatory for site management and caretaking staff. It provides an overview of health and safety requirements in relation to the premises and practical examples/tools for managing significant risks. The training aims to dispel some of the myths surrounding health and safety and promote a proportionate and sensible approach to safety in schools. ***Please note the afternoon session of this course also incorporates the full content of the management of asbestos training course and thus attendees will be able to act as an asbestos authorising officer upon completion. There is no need to book on the separate asbestos training course in addition.*** Other subjects covered include: - working at height – (COSHH) hazardous substances - fire safety - manual handling - equipment use and servicing / inspection requirements. Lunch is provided.

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1 21 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19DMS/058P Primary SIMS user group - Baldock

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 21 November 2019 13:30 - 15:00 Baldock Community Centre Map

Code: 19ENG/034P Securing greater depth in reading and writing at Key Stage 1

This course will support schools to tailor their curriculum to meet the needs of, and challenge, their more able writers.

It will cover the identification of pupils who, despite attaining well, are at risk of ‘falling behind’ (Ofsted 2015).

Delegates will go on to explore a range of highly engaging texts and approaches that will inspire and develop technical skills, individual voice and style. In Key Stage 1 rich source materials will be used to cultivate independent flexible approaches to writing allowing pupils to adapt texts.

Through engagement with this course, delegates will consider how the exemplified approaches may be used to develop a writers' culture in class that marries high expectations with high-quality outcomes for all.

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1 21 November 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19ENG/035P Securing greater depth in reading and writing at Key Stage 2

This course will support schools to tailor their curriculum to meet the needs of, and challenge, their more-able writers.

It will cover the identification of pupils who, despite attaining well, are at risk of 'falling behind' (Ofsted 2015).

Delegates will go on to explore a range of highly engaging texts and approaches that will inspire and develop technical skills, individual voice and style. In Key Stage 2 rich source materials will be used to cultivate independent flexible approaches to writing allowing pupils to adapt texts.

Through engagement with this course, delegates will consider how the exemplified approaches may be used to develop a writers' culture in class that marries high expectations with high-quality outcomes for all.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 November 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19SBM/011A Single Central Record training

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is one of the most important aspects of schools' work. One element of this is to carry out and record robust recruitment checks. Ofsted inspectors scrutinise the school's Single Central Record (SCR) during inspections. They are likely to be interested both in whether it is compliant with the requirements outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education, and in the school's culture and approach to maintaining it.

Changing requirements over time often lead to questions about how best to maintain the SCR, and about compliance and best practice.

This half-day course will remind delegates of the importance of meeting the statutory requirements. It will allow delegates to explore what constitutes an effective SCR.

The session is for anyone with responsibility for establishing, updating or maintaining the school's SCR. The training will comprise presentation, discussion and practical activity.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 November 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map