This course is aimed at teaching assistants who are new to phonics, or those who have been delivering phonics for a while but would like some reassurance that they are on the right track.
It will support the delivery of phonics within Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2, as part of small-group work or within whole-class sessions.
During the session, delegates will have the opportunity to get to grips with synthetic phonics, and will spend the day securing an understanding of progression through the phonic phases of "Letters and Sounds". A range of practical activities will be explored, which can be used with pupils across the primary phase.
Delegates will see how to streamline the ways SIMS is used throughout the school year.
They will receive key dates and pointers for each month of the year, helping them schedule necessary work across the 12-month period. They will see how to access shortcuts and other useful tips that could make school administrative life easier and their role more efficient.
This course will also look at SIMS processes that may not be part of their daily routine, or may be new features that users are not aware of. The aim of the course is to highlight areas of SIMS that may have been previously unknown and could help to save time in a busy working office.
This session focuses on the deputy and assistant headteacher’s role in ensuring that data is used effectively by school staff to improve pupils’ outcomes.
The particular areas covered will include: - the interpretation and use of data from a range of sources - the use of data to demonstrate the effectiveness and impact of provision
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.Essential Information
Teaching or supporting pupils with Year 2 age-related phonics and spelling?
National Curriculum 2014 introduces Year 2 pupils to some important changes in the way they think about phonics for spelling. Led by experts, the day unpicks key subject knowledge through using practical ideas and hands-on activities. Delegates will leave feeling confident to deliver effective teaching and support for Year 2 phonics and spelling.
The course will prepare delegates for the spelling element of both the GAPs test and writing teacher assessment. The activities are also powerful for those supporting struggling older spellers who need to become more accurate in their spelling. Those who have attended Phase 5-6 training before the 2014 curriculum was implemented will also benefit from this course, as some aspects are new into Year 2 and some are no longer necessary.
This termly, two-hour update session is aimed at primary school computing subject leaders. The Herts for Learning computing advisers will bring delegates up to date with the latest news, resources from the computing world and eSafety updates, with hands-on experience where applicable.Essential Information
This is a half-day course, focussing on the processes of importing and structuring of Basedata in Exams Organiser and understanding the link between awards and courses (linked in Course Manager).Essential Information
This one-day course will enable delegates to have a clear understanding of their role in effectively supporting children's learning and development in the EYFS.Essential Information
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 1 (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 bring 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.
Our popular annual conference enables delegates to network, share ideas and hear updates on the latest issues surrounding languages teaching in secondary schools.
Our keynote speaker for 2019 is Michael Wardle, National Lead for Modern Foreign Languages, Ofsted. As usual, representatives from AQA and Edexcel will provide feedback on the summer exams.