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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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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

Code: 19DMS/064S Secondary SIMS user group - Cottered

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 29 November 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Cottered Village Hall Map

Code: 19ASS/047P Analysing English and mathematics data for subject leaders and senior leaders in primary schools

This course is aimed at colleagues who are new to a leadership role in primary school and who need an overview of the key data analysis tools to support monitoring and improvement.

The course will focus on using the Hertfordshire assessment profile, Analyse School Performance (ASP), Inspection Data Summary Report (IDSR) and Fisher Family Trust (FFT) data to analyse end of key stage results and inform school improvement priorities and self-evaluation. The tracking of pupil progress throughout the key stages will also be explored.

Course delegates will be able to spend time analysing their own school data, with the support of an assessment adviser, and identify key issues for improvement in their subject.

It is essential that participants bring with them a username and password for accessing ASP, and also the password for FFT (if subscribed) that gives access to pupil-level data. Computers will be made available so delegates do not need to bring laptops.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 December 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19SBM/012A Health and safety for school business managers

Whilst overall accountability for health and safety lies with the employer, the day-to-day running of the school including responsibility for the health and safety of staff and pupils is delegated to the headteacher and school management team.

This training has been designed specifically for the role of business manager and provides an introduction to the key health and safety risks in schools in ensuring these are managed effectively and proportionately on site.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 December 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19CPT/013A Designated senior person safeguarding training (level two, single agency, specialist training)

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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 December 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 04 December 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19MAT/043P Reasoning to problem solve in Upper 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 5 and Year 6 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 03 December 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map