This course will largely be a repeat of content from the 19th March conference, for those unable to attend on that day or addressing the requirements later. It will support schools to ensure full compliance with the new curriculum as a minimum offer to students and to meet the expectations of Ofsted from September 2020.Essential Information
This two-part course will help practitioners to find out about how they can have the maximum impact on children’s learning during their self-initiated play.
It will provide a deeper understanding of what high-quality teaching in child initiated learning (CIL) looks like. Practitioners will explore the 'play cycle' and its impact on children's learning and development.
This half-day session is provided by Data Management Services to assist schools in the production of an accurate School Workforce Census (SWC) return. The first part of the session will involve understanding the data in Personnel within SIMS and running and checking reports relevant to the SWC return. The second part of the session will involve running the SWC return, correcting errors and checking the details reports generated. These sessions are offered to nursery, primary, special, middle and secondary school users.Essential Information
This additional course, will allow delegates to carry out the processes covered in the School Workforce Census training, on their own school data, enabling delegates to complete the process with guidance from a DMS consultant.
Delegates should have a basic familiarity of Personnel in SIMS and have their own login to the system.
Shortly before the course your school will be provided with instructions for setting up the remote connection. It is the school’s responsibility to ensure that these instructions are followed and it should be noted that failure to do so may result in the delegates being unable to work on their school’s own data during this session.
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.Essential Information
This course is designed for those who are new to the role of designated senior person (DSP) for child protection and have completed stage one safeguarding children training for school staff. The course explores the role and the responsibilities of the DSP. This course is for all schools in the Hertfordshire area.Essential Information
The programme has been formulated by successful and experienced senior leaders from the education sector, and designed for all heads of Sixth Form who are aspiring to excellence.
Delegates will hear insights from practitioners and other experts, learn how outstanding leadership can be achieved in the Sixth Form, and take away practical solutions from an outstanding Sixth Form.
In addition to understanding the key leadership skills required to evaluate the Sixth Form and hold staff to account, the programme will also focus on setting the vision, ethos and culture of an effective Sixth Form.
These two half-day sessions will combine current research and practice to impact on the achievement of disadvantaged and vulnerable children.
Delegates will be provided with their own copy of the HfL 'Making the Difference' toolkit to take back to their setting and clear guidance on how to use the tools and templates for planning and evaluation. I
nformation will be shared on best practice for interventions and effective strategies that can be deployed to promote progress and improve outcomes. Opportunities will be provided for delegates to reflect on their own school data and develop bespoke plans to diminish gaps between disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils and their peers.
Practitioners may wish to consider using Early Years pupil premium/pupil premium grant to fund attendance on this training.
Do you feel that pupils are passengers in their learning journey, or are they the captains of their own ship? We know that powerful learners are autonomous agents in their education, yet sometimes pupils develop a passivity that leads them to be very reliant on teacher input, validation and feedback. This can lead to pupils becoming more risk averse and more susceptible to having a discouraging mindset about their own capabilities and growth. Let's find a way to put them firmly at the helm.
This one-day course will explore current research and thinking on learning, brain development, engagement and motivation and how these can be implemented to benefit our pupils - empowering them and building their self-efficacy and independence. Combining theory and practice, we will discuss activities and strategies to cultivate, in our pupils, curiosity, courage, reflectiveness and an awareness of how they can improve and persevere in the face of challenges and setbacks.
The course will address the key principles and concepts related to increasing pupil progress, attainment, independence, love of learning and a Growth Mindset. This will include developing a feedback culture, positive learning attitudes and self-belief, resilience, improving self-awareness and focus. Let's turn "I can't" into "I can’t yet – but I will" and show our pupils the power that is in their hands!
This training aims to dispel some of the myths surrounding health and safety and promote a proportionate and sensible approach to safety in schools. The course will provide an overview of health and safety management within schools and summarise key areas in which management control is particularly important.Essential Information