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Code: 19ASS/045P 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 November 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ENG/19/178/P Curriculum in Motion: full session package

What are effective processes for curriculum construction, debate and renewal?
In reality, how is the curriculum used as a progression model?
Which factors influence the inclusion or omission of content within different curriculum models?
Which factors influence the order of content across different curriculum disciplines within the curriculum?

Following the success of the Primary Curriculum Symposium, Herts for Learning are delighted to launch a follow-up CPD offer: Curriculum in Motion. This series of half-day CPD sessions will allow leaders to continue the conversations begun during the Curriculum Symposium and to re-focus on key curriculum questions, such as those listed above. For those leaders who did not attend the Curriculum Symposium, the sessions will provide an excellent opportunity to engage in the topical debates surrounding curriculum design and implementation.

The five Curriculum in Motion sessions, which will be spread across the academic year 2019/20, will feature guest speakers, all of whom have considerable experience of forming and shaping bespoke curriculums, designed to meet the needs of learners within their diverse settings. Acting on the feedback from the Curriculum Symposium, each session will feature a speaker who is able to give practical insights into the processes, challenges and considerations associated with visioning and implementing a primary curriculum. In addition, the sessions will incorporate time and space to allow for leaders to consider, debate and respond to the content being presented.

Generic session outline:
Input 1: guest speaker – selected from a school or organisation that has engaged deeply in curriculum considerations.
Reflection time: an opportunity for leaders to discuss the content of the input session; time for questions or working with colleagues to consider actions to take back to settings.
Input 2: Hertfordshire schools’ showcase – input from a Hertfordshire Headteacher, or leader, working in a school that has been noted for its investment in curriculum considerations.

The following guest speakers have been confirmed: Ed Vainker, co-founder and executive principal of Reach Academy Feltham; Christine Counsell, who sits on Ofsted's curriculum advisory panel and was formerly director of education at Inspiration Trust; Andrew Percival, deputy headteacher and curriculum lead at Stanley Road Primary in Oldham - Andrew has co-written and delivered a well-regarded training offer with Clare Sealy, ‘Developing a Curriculum for Long-Term Learning’.

Places at these sessions are limited. Please book your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment (maximum 2 delegates per school).
Leaders can choose to sign up for all five sessions in advance, or alternatively, sessions can be booked individually. Individual sessions will be available to book in due course – please email training@hertsforlearning.co.uk if you are interested in booking individual sessions.
Leaders who book all five sessions in advance will receive a 15% discount on the full price. The discounted price for all five sessions is £395. Individual sessions will cost £93.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 November 2019 13:00 - 16:15 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 27 January 2020 13:00 - 16:15 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 16 March 2020 13:00 - 16:15 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
4 18 May 2020 13:00 - 16:15 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
5 29 June 2020 13:00 - 16:15 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: MAN/19/305/P Curriculum in Motion: Session One

What are effective processes for curriculum construction, debate and renewal?
In reality, how is the curriculum used as a progression model?
Which factors influence the inclusion or omission of content within different curriculum models?
Which factors influence the order of content across different curriculum disciplines within the curriculum?

Following the success of the Primary Curriculum Symposium, HfL are delighted to launch a follow-up CPD offer: Curriculum in Motion. This series of half-day CPD sessions will allow leaders to continue the conversations begun during the Curriculum Symposium and to re-focus on key curriculum questions, such as those listed above. For those leaders who did not attend the Curriculum Symposium, the sessions will provide an excellent opportunity to engage in the topical debates surrounding curriculum design and implementation.

The 5 Curriculum in Motion sessions, which will be spread across the academic year 2019/20, will feature guest speakers, all of whom have considerable experience of forming and shaping bespoke curriculums, designed to meet the needs of learners within their diverse settings. Acting on the feedback from the Curriculum Symposium, each session will feature a speaker who is able to give practical insights into the processes, challenges and considerations associated with visioning and implementing a primary curriculum. In addition, the sessions will incorporate time and space to allow for leaders to consider, debate and respond to the content being presented.

Curriculum in Motion Session One: 25th November 2019

Guest speaker:
Ed Vainker, Co-founder and Executive Principal of Reach Academy Feltham

Developing a carefully sequenced, knowledge-rich curriculum
The session will explore the journey that Reach Academy Feltham has taken in developing its History and Geography curriculum. It will explore the evidence base underpinning the approach and then how the curriculum is implemented by reviewing a range of resources. Finally it will set out how the curriculum is enacted at Reach and other schools, digging into the pedagogy and teacher development strategies used. 

Herts Showcase:
Debbie Fenn, Headteacher at St Andrews C of E (VA) in Hitchin, will offer an insightful reflection into how a change of ethos creates a dynamic, flexible and life enhancing curriculum. With an example from the significantly insignificant that started it all off!

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 November 2019 13:00 - 16:15 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19ASS/037P Making the most of FFT Aspire (primary)

The tools and reports available in FFT Aspire continue to evolve to give schools a powerful insight into pupil attainment and progress.

This course will help delegates to use it to its full potential by exploring how to use its full range of features, including analysis of attainment and progress at Key Stage 2 (using the latest 2019 data), the Governor Dashboard and Extended Dashboard, term of birth analysis, pupil estimates to inform target-setting and the powerful Student Explorer.

Delegates should use their FFT Aspire username and password that gives access to pupil level data. We strongly advise that delegates check that these log-in details are working well in advance of the course.

Please note that this session is offered at a specially discounted rate for schools that have subscribed to FFT Aspire via Herts for Learning.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 November 2019 13:15 - 16:15 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19MAT/042P Reasoning to problem solve in Lower Key Stage 2 mathematics

How can we support our pupils to become more confident problem solvers? How can we teach them to reason in order to find a starting point to unfamiliar problems?

This practical course will support Year 3 and Year 4 teachers to develop an approach to problem solving grounded in curriculum expectations. It will consider the key skills required to solve problems including how to reason to find an entry point to unfamiliar problems. It will also consider how to support pupils to develop their reasoning so that they can effectively communicate their findings.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19DMS/060S Secondary SIMS user group - Wheathampstead

This termly 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 Data Management consultants any questions, and network with other school administrators. This session is free to schools that have a support contract with Data Management Services. HfL recommends attendance at these user groups to keep up to date and informed.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 November 2019 13:00 - 15:00 Wheathampstead Memorial Hall Map

Code: 19ENG/022P Becoming a highly effective English subject leader

This training is aimed at English subject leaders who are either new to the role or looking to enhance their contribution to improving English across the school.

Throughout the course, delegates will gain an in-depth understanding of the expectations of core subject leadership.

Delegates will develop their capacity to evaluate teaching and learning across a range of evidence to drive improvement throughout the school.

The key elements of English subject leadership will be explored through a spotlight on each of the different aims of the English curriculum: effective spoken language, fluent reading for meaning, writing for a range of purposes and vocabulary development.

This will enable subject leaders to deepen subject-specific knowledge and understanding. Delegates are expected to attend all five sessions of this training.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 September 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 26 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 28 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
4 31 March 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
5 30 June 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19NQT/042P Building Assessment for Learning into everyday teaching in Key Stages 1 and 2

This course, aimed at NQTs and returning teachers, is designed to cover the key components of good practice in day-to-day formative assessment, based on up-to-date thinking and research.

Establishing the right classroom ethos for Assessment for Learning (AfL) to have maximum impact on pupils' progress is key, and this course will explore practical classroom strategies to embed a new culture of learning in every classroom that breeds resilience and confidence in learners while also raising aspirations and fostering wellbeing.

Topics covered in the course include developing the growth mindset, setting good learning objectives, generating success criteria with pupils and using these effectively, feeding back to pupils about their learning, language for learning, enabling pupils to carry out peer and self-assessment, and good quality questioning to move learning forward.

This course is most suitable to NQTs and those teachers early in their career. This course would also suit overseas trained teachers and those returning to teaching.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 November 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19SBM/005A Business Management Conference 2019: Inspiring Futures

The school business management profession is a key element of creating a sustainable future for our schools. However, as budgets continue to be squeezed and workloads grow, pressure on SBMs intensifies. This year’s conference is focussing on inspiring SBMs in their role and their influence on shaping the future of their school.

The conference is the perfect way to step away from the day-to-day pressures, stay up to date on all the latest educational and professional developments and network with other SBMs.

Keynote delivered by Marcus Child

Workshops will include:

ICFP: Why, what and how? Forward financial planning and resource management
Led by DfE-accredited school resource management advisers
As Lord Agnew shared in a recent speech to school business leaders, we have a key role in ensuring all children have a first class education, and knowing the cost of each lesson is just one element of managing our resources. Learn the key metrics employed within the government initiative of school resource efficiency, how and when to apply these in your school, and to help you secure your school’s future resilience in the current education economic climate. The workshop will go beyond the metric tool and explore the resource efficiency approach and strategies to enable you to protect the assets in your school and its future sustainability.

Employment law learning session
Led by Tom Stenner-Evans, a Partner in the Employment Team at Michelmores LLP supported by the Herts for Learning HR team
With effective school resource management a high priority, the unfortunate reality is that restructuring and redundancy scenarios are becoming more commonplace in the education sector. Within the session you will be guided through an interactive look at carrying out a restructuring exercise. The session will include particular emphasis on best practice for both legal compliance and employee engagement during this often difficult time. You will leave this engaging session armed with a wealth of information to guide your school through even the most complex and contentious restructuring programmes.

Staff and team wellbeing for recruitment and retention
Led by Herts for Learning HR expert practitioners and wellbeing partners
As resilience and wellbeing continue to be highlighted by staff within national surveys and by government as a key priority and concern within education, join an expert-led session to identify key resources and approaches to implement in your school environment to allow you to reinvest and inspire your team.

School business professional practice
Herts for Learning team and school business management practitioners
The need for strong leadership and accountability continue to be key themes in education. This session will focus on strategies and case studies of how school business leaders have promoted professional collaboration with the senior leadership team and governors and its positive impact on the school operation.
The workshop will build your professional practise and your contribution to school improvement by sharing key tips and approaches on how to build your influence and rapport with key stakeholders. You will leave the session confident in ensuring that your view will be heard and your ability to shape the future of your school is enhanced

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne Map

Code: 19SCI/012P Developing young scientists in Early Years and Key Stage 1

Primary science should inspire pupils and foster their natural curiosity. Harnessing this curiosity involves providing opportunities for pupils to ask questions, explore materials and the environment, observe, test things out and find answers to questions. Exploring what it means to be a scientist, will not only engage and excite pupils but also develop essential working scientifically skills. This course is for teachers and subject leaders who are looking to inspire future scientists and develop life-long learning skills.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 November 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map