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Code: HAS/19/18/A Portable appliance testing (PAT) training

This course will enable site staff to undertake portable appliance (PAT) testing.

Please note this training is run by Hertfordshire County Council and has differing booking conditions from the Herts for Learning terms and conditions:

  • bookings cancelled within four weeks of the course date will be charged at full price (unless a replacement is found)
  • bookings will be charged at full rate for non-attendees. Lunch is provided.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 November 2019 09:15 - 15:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19DMS/063P Primary SIMS user group - Potten End

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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 November 2019 13:30 - 15:00 Potten End Village Hall Map

Code: 19DMS/062A Using SIMS to manage SEN (on school data)

This course will enable delegates to fully utilise the functionality of SEN in SIMS to enable the effective and efficient use in relation to the SEND Code of Practice. This course has been designed to allow delegates to access their own school SIMS database remotely from our training room, enabling the maximisation of the delegate’s time. During the training delegates will be able to start work putting in place customisation of SIMS to reflect the provisions in place for pupils at their own school. Delegates will learn how to record SEN data efficiently in SIMS. Utilising the functionality of reviews, provisions and events, a comprehensive SEN record can be created for individual pupils. Data from SIMS can also be extracted into HCC standard forms and in reports for data analysis. Specialist reports and letters relating to the pupil can be linked to the pupils' record. Customisation of SIMS will support efficient working, enabling quick access to frequently used areas of SIMS and the display of data on the homepage.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19ENG/039P Visualise this! Developing visualisation as a key skill for improving reading comprehension

Teaching pupils to visualise as they read aids their ability to recall key information and ideas from texts in greater detail.

Very few people suffer from aphantasia, a condition in which a person is unable to visualise mental images. Most pupils in our schools are able to see key mental images in their heads.

Through observing drawings and asking key questions we can begin to understand how the process information and make sense of text.

The course will take delegates through how to assess pupils' visualisation skills, teach key skills and support pupils to independently visualise, in order to better comprehend what has been read. This course is suitable for teachers of Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2 classes, as well as subject leaders.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 October 2019 16:00 - 17:30 Howe Dell Primary School Map
2 27 November 2019 16:00 - 17:30 Howe Dell Primary School Map

Code: 19MAT/031P Becoming a highly effective mathematics subject leader

This training is aimed at mathematics subject leaders who are either new to the role or looking to enhance their contribution to improving maths 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 mathematics subject leadership will be explored through a spotlight on each of the different aims of the mathematics curriculum: fluency, reasoning and problem solving. This will enable subject leaders to deepen subject-specific knowledge and understanding. 

The course is delivered in five sessions throughout the year, across four days in total, during which attendees will be guided through the yearly monitoring and evaluation cycle.

The course is highly interactive and school-based gap tasks throughout the year will help leaders to consolidate the activities and reflections undertaken during the training to embed the tools and processes into everyday practice.

Delegates will be required to attend all 5 sessions of this training.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 September 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 28 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 23 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
4 26 March 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
5 02 July 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19COM/010P Exploring technology in the Early Years

This course is designed to support EYFS staff in providing exploration and learning opportunities around technology. It will provide innovative approaches, which can be used to engage children’s interest, not just using technology, but also developing a curiosity about how that technology works. The course aims to support EYFS teaching staff in providing an essential foundation for the 2014 computing curriculum.
 
The course will cover:
  • exploring, using and developing understanding of classroom tools and toys;
  • investigating simple onscreen activities related to EYFS children’s learning;
  • sharing data from different sources, including pictograms and data-sensing tools and toys;
  • capturing, creating and exploring digital images using different devices;
  • supporting early interest in programming through the use of unplugged programming approaches as well as exploring simple programmable toys;
  • investigating simple digital mark-making and writing;
  • using simple sound devices to capture and playback sound; encouraging children to develop curiosity about the technological world around them;
  • understanding the eSafety aspect for EYFS.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 November 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19SEN/018A SEND briefing - Watford

This session will update delegates on local and national developments for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). It will help delegates to be confident in understanding their school's statutory duties and provide practical support in enabling them to fulfil their leadership and management responsibilities. The session will include a range of short updates and also a more in-depth exploration of topical issues, to help delegates consider implications for their school.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 November 2019 13:30 - 15:30 Stanborough Centre Map

Code: 19SBM/007A Developing further skills in Microsoft Excel (LIMITED SPACES)

By attending this Microsoft Excel course, delegates will learn some of its hidden features to transform their skills, and will gain the further knowledge needed to create and use spreadsheets more efficiently, through the use of advanced functions, chart creation, and data analysis.

The course is designed for those who have attended the introductory course, or who have a good knowledge and experience of using Excel. Using relevant, practical examples that would typically be encountered in a school setting, including pupil and financial data, delegates will leave feeling confident about creating advanced spreadsheets for calculating and analysing data.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 November 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ENG/19/271/P Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project: Implications for Classroom Practice - Walsall (LIMITED SPACES)

This one-day CPD event will offer an insight into the transformational teaching strategies used in the Herts for Learning Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project.

The project draws on proven reading strategies to improve pupils’ trajectory towards the Expected Standard (EXS) in reading in Year 6, including:

  • modelling of fluent reading
  • echo reading
  • repeated re-reading
  • skilled questioning leading to deep discussion
  • selection of well-chosen text
  • modelling of comprehension skill 

Headline project data:
  • pupils made an average of 27 months progress in their reading comprehension age (PPG pupils made 31.5 months progress)
  • 82% of eligible pupils made 6 months+ progress in their reading comprehension age

Furthermore, following the 8-week project period, pupils typically demonstrated the following changes in reading behaviour:
  • increased stamina
  • pupils are able to read more text for a longer period whilst retaining understanding
  • increased accuracy
  • pupils make less substitutions, omissions, mispronunciations, additions when reading a ‘cold’ text
  • increased enjoyment
  • pupils read more and are more willing to explore a wider range of literature
  • increased confidence
  • pupils tackle challenging texts with greater willingness and show improved tenacity in teasing out meaning
  • increased engagement
  • pupils offer more extended contributions in group discussions about challenging texts

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 November 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Bloxwich Academy Map

Code: 19MFL/005P Primary Leaders of Languages Annual Conference

This is our annual primary language event of the year. Delegates can listen to key speakers, be updated on the latest issues surrounding languages teaching in primary schools and, as always, have some time to network and share ideas.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map