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Code: 19DMS/071A SIMS Attendance

Learn how to use SIMS efficiently and effectively to record and maintain accurate statutory pupil attendance records. Using the integrated reports to correspond with parents and analyse attendance, trends and patterns can improve school attendance and ensure returns to the DfE run smoothly.

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1 16 October 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19DMS/072A SIMS Attendance Reporting (on school data)

This course is designed to ensure schools make the most of the valuable management information that has been collected as part of routine attendance registration. Attendance and punctuality is now part of the new Ofsted inspection framework, under the behaviour and safety key judgements. The course will enable participants to produce key attendance information for vulnerable groups as well as being able to track pupils with low attendance and persistent absentees. This information can be used to monitor and ultimately improve pupil achievement, based on the reasonable assumption that if a pupil is not attending school, they will be at a considerable disadvantage.

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1 16 October 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19SEN/025A The Hertfordshire SEND Toolkit launch workshop - Ware

This essential workshop is part of a county-wide programme to introduce schools to the Hertfordshire SEND toolkit. This newly developed resource accompanies the Hertfordshire SEND Quality Offer and the SEND Benchmark & Planning Tool. Together this suite of materials provides schools with a vision, a self-evaluation framework and now has a toolkit providing a range of resources, tools and guidance to support the onward journey.

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1 16 October 2019 10:00 - 11:30 Wodson Park Sports & Recreation Centre, Ware Map

Code: 19EAY/050P The power of relationships in maximising achievement

In the Early Years, fostering positive relationships is essential if children's wellbeing needs are to be met. The role of the adult is pivotal in ensuring that children become independent, curious and resilient with life-long learning behaviours. There is a clear relationship between substantial and significant contributions to conversations from both parties and children's learning. High-quality interactions, based on active listening, will improve outcomes for all children. But are we really tuning into children's thoughts and interests and promoting their thinking skills?

This twilight session will provide opportunities for delegates to reflect on their own practice. Discussions will focus on how positive relationships maximise the impact on children's outcomes.

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1 16 October 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Heath Lane Nursery School and Children's Club Map

Code: 19EAY/029P A year in the life of an Early Years manager (Cancelled)

A programme to inspire managers to be confident, competent and organised.

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1 27 June 2019 09:30 - 16:00 University of Bedfordshire Map
2 17 October 2019 09:30 - 16:00 University of Bedfordshire Map
3 27 February 2020 09:30 - 16:00 University of Bedfordshire Map
4 25 June 2020 09:30 - 16:00 University of Bedfordshire Map

Code: 19HAS/013A Asbestos training for schools

This course covers the essential information required for the effective management of asbestos remaining on the school premises. Areas covered include: risks of asbestos- locations and type HCC asbestos policy and guidance types of asbestos survey and understanding survey data the use of asbestos management plans the effective use of the permission to work procedure incident management asbestos works

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 October 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19ENG/046P Developing expertise in the teaching of reading at Key Stage 2

‘It is essential that, by the end of their primary education, all pupils are able to read fluently, and with confidence, in any subject in their forthcoming secondary education. (2014 National Curriculum)

This course will support Key Stage 2 teachers in becoming expert teachers of reading by:
• unpicking the progression of skills needed to become a fluent and confident reader
• developing understanding and knowledge of ways to improve reading outcomes
• exploring some of the barriers to reading that will affect some pupils’ progress.

This course will develop participants' understanding of how reading is taught in English lessons, guided reading, one-to-one and how it is facilitated and embedded throughout all curriculum subjects.

We will help participants to unpick the key skills that are involved in being able to successfully read and comprehend a range of texts. We will identify effective teaching approaches to foster the required skills.

The course draws upon recent research and findings from the Education Endowment Foundation to help participants stay up to date with proven strategies, including aspects of decoding, fluency, inference, retrieval and self-regulation.

Participants will engage in practical ideas to inspire and excite pupils, exploring ways to develop that ‘love of reading’ (2014 National Curriculum), which can become a platform for successful reading across a range of texts.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19NQT/026P Forming secure teacher assessments and assessing pupils' progress in Key Stage 1 (NQTs/returners)

This course, aimed at NQTs teaching Years 1 or 2, is designed to cover the key components of summative assessment, including using criteria to assess pupils' learning and plan appropriate next steps, incorporating good assessment opportunities into teaching and reporting to parents about pupils’ achievement.

During the course, delegates will gain experience of assessing pupils’ work, using the criteria developed by Herts for Learning, which are based upon the National Curriculum. This course is most suitable to NQTs and those teachers early in their career.

This course would also suit overseas trained teachers, those returning to teaching or moving key stage.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 October 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19SEN/027A The Hertfordshire SEND Toolkit launch workshop - Broxbourne

This essential workshop is part of a county-wide programme to introduce schools to the Hertfordshire SEND toolkit. This newly developed resource accompanies the Hertfordshire SEND Quality Offer and the SEND Benchmark & Planning Tool. Together this suite of materials provides schools with a vision, a self-evaluation framework and now has a toolkit providing a range of resources, tools and guidance to support the onward journey.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 October 2019 10:00 - 11:30 The Hertfordshire Golf & Country Club, Broxbourne Map

Code: 19DMS/049P Using the EYFS Progress Toolkit in SIMS

The EYFS Progress Toolkit for SIMS AM7 has been developed by HfL over many years to provide EYFS practitioners and leaders with access to the information they require to plan next steps and report on the attainment and progress of individuals and groups of pupils, including various vulnerable groups within the cohort.

During the course, we will guide delegates through how to generate the various analysis reports from the Toolkit and interpret them, with delegates using a workstation to gain hands-on experience. The main focus of this course will be the analysis of data, however we will cover some key information that underpins how the Toolkit works, such as the grades available. Further support for inputting data into the Toolkit can be provided at school level via the ICT Service Desk.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 October 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map