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Code: BMS/20/84/A Business management briefing

Delivered by the head of business management services, key leaders within Herts for Learning, and other external agencies, this session will provide updates on school business management-related topics.

The format of the session will be a short presentation on current issues relating to the business aspects of running a school, followed by an in-depth presentation and group discussion on a specific topic.

The session is for colleagues working in areas such as finance, HR, ICT, premises and administration. Welcome beverages are available from 9:00am; please come along and use this time to network, before the briefing starts at 9:15am.

If you are unable to attend the briefing ‘in person’ this time we continue to offer remote access following the a successful trial where colleagues said: ‘The remote access was very simple and easy to use’ ‘I would use the remote access again on an ad-hoc basis as there is real value in attending and networking with SBM colleagues’ . This term we will be offering the remote access via a webinar. 

If you would like to take advantage of this service, please click here to register for the briefing and the training team will contact you with joining instructions on how to access the webinar a couple days before the briefing. Remote access will be charged at £35.

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1 21 January 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Fielder Centre, Hatfield Map

Code: BMS/20/140/A Business management briefing - remote access (LIMITED SPACES)

Delivered by the head of business management services, key leaders within Herts for Learning, and other external agencies, this session will provide updates on school business management-related topics.

The format of the session will be a short presentation on current issues relating to the business aspects of running a school, followed by an in-depth presentation and group discussion on a specific topic.

The session is for colleagues working in areas such as finance, HR, ICT, premises and administration. Welcome beverages are available from 9:00am; please come along and use this time to network, before the briefing starts at 9:15am.

If you are unable to attend the briefing ‘in person’ this time we continue to offer remote access following the a successful trial where colleagues said: ‘The remote access was very simple and easy to use’ ‘I would use the remote access again on an ad-hoc basis as there is real value in attending and networking with SBM colleagues’ . 

If you would like to take advantage of this service, please register for the briefing by clicking book a place and the training team will contact you with joining instructions on how to access the webinar a couple days before the briefing. Remote access will be charged at £35.

Please note remote access works best using a Gmail email address. If you have a Gmail account please state this in the special requirments box.

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1 21 January 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Fielder Centre, Hatfield Map

Code: MAT/19/319/P Enabling teaching assistants to support and develop pupils’ resilience and reasoning in mathematics - afternoon session

Many pupils lack resilience in mathematics. Teaching assistants can make a real difference to improve this.

This brand-new, two-hour practical session will support TAs to develop pupils’ resilience in mathematics.

Delegates will leave with a range of practical strategies that they can use to:
• support problem-solving
• teach pupils to sustain their focus when asked to think for themselves
• improve pupil’s confidence and understanding of fractions.

The local cluster training is repeated in morning and afternoon sessions so as many TAs as possible can benefit.

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1 21 January 2020 13:15 - 15:15 Martins Wood Primary School Map

Code: MAT/19/318/P Enabling teaching assistants to support and develop pupils’ resilience and reasoning in mathematics - morning session

Many pupils lack resilience in mathematics. Teaching assistants can make a real difference to improve this.

This brand-new, two-hour practical session will support TAs to develop pupils’ resilience in mathematics.

Delegates will leave with a range of practical strategies that they can use to:
• support problem-solving
• teach pupils to sustain their focus when asked to think for themselves
• improve pupil’s confidence and understanding of fractions.

The local cluster training is repeated in morning and afternoon sessions so as many TAs as possible can benefit.

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1 21 January 2020 09:30 - 11:30 Martins Wood Primary School Map

Code: PED/20/10/A Hertfordshire Primary Schools' PE and Sport Conference: A New Decade, A New Challenge

Herts for Learning is delighted to support and work in partnership with Herts Sports and Physical Activity Partnership, Youth Sport Trust and Sport England to deliver their seventh Primary PE Conference. The focus for this year's conference is about “A New Decade, A New Challenge”.

The full day will comprise of a mixture of keynote addresses, interactive workshops looking at areas such as: 'Are you Ofsted ready?', 'The deep-dive experience', 'Top tips to survival and success as a new PE lead', 'Demonstrating personal development through PE', 'Top sportsability' and 'What makes high-quality physical education?' As well as various PE practicals, resources available to schools, ’School Games’ ,'PE Premium' and a question and answer session.

After the opening address, headteachers and PE subject leads will have a choice of practical and theoretical workshops to learn more about the focus areas that are most relevant to their professional and school needs.

Workshops will need to be selected before the event using the link below:
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Z8PNQDP

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1 21 January 2020 09:00 - 15:00 University Of Hertfordshire, De Havilland Campus Map

Code: ENG/19/361/P Primary English funded subject leader cluster - Hemel Hempstead

These funded (free to attend) cluster meetings are an excellent way to keep up to date with all the news, issues and developments in English. This term’s focus will support English subject leaders to further enhance the curriculum and secure highly effective teaching and learning across the school. Attendance will ensure delegates are up to date with effective leadership, key messages and the possible actions to undertake.

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1 21 January 2020 16:00 - 17:00 Leverstock Green CE Primary School Map

Code: MAT/19/326/P Primary mathematics funded subject leader cluster - Hemel Hempstead area (EVENT FULL)

These funded (free to attend) cluster meetings are an excellent way to keep up to date with all the news, issues and developments in mathematics. This term’s focus will support mathematics subject leaders to further enhance the curriculum and secure highly effective teaching and learning across the school. Attendance will ensure delegates are up to date with effective leadership, key messages and the possible actions to undertake.

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1 21 January 2020 16:00 - 17:00 Leverstock Green CE Primary School Map

Code: SCI/19/395/P Primary Science funded subject leader cluster - Hemel Hempstead

This funded (free to attend) cluster meeting is an excellent way to keep up to date with all the news, issues and developments in science. This terms focus will support subject leaders to further enhance the curriculum and secure highly effective teaching and learning across the school. Attendance will ensure delegates are up to date with effective leadership, key messages and the possible actions to undertake.

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1 21 January 2020 16:00 - 17:00 Leverstock Green CE Primary School Map

Code: CUR/20/64/P Raising standards in history and English through writing (Cancelled)

Pupils’ writing skills in English are often not carried over effectively to support the depth and quality of their written work in history. Ofsted has also identified that pupils’ progression in history can be held back because the potential for specific feedback is lost amongst generic writing feedback.

This programme is designed to support English and history subject leaders to develop teaching and learning in the two subjects. Both subject leaders will attend a day’s training, receive a half-day consultancy visit, and participate in a follow-up reflective twilight session. During the training day, leaders will consider how learning opportunities for both history and English can be maximised. The day will include hands-on activities in history from across the KS1-2 curriculum, designed to illustrate engaging approaches to support the depth of pupils’ historical skills, knowledge and understanding, together with opportunities for pupils to demonstrate their historical thinking as a variety of written outcomes. For each activity, exemplar success criteria to share with pupils in terms of demonstrating their historical skills and knowledge, as well as in terms of their writing, will be discussed. Delegates will consider areas such as: planning a written task around historical key concepts; vocabulary development; effective use of historical sources and enquiry approaches; expectations supporting and enriching children’s discussion and critical thinking; how to model historical writing to children; integrating previously learnt written skills to enable quality written outcomes.

Delegates will leave with a range of resources including an extensive book list, progression guidance in history, lesson suggestions and resources.

A focus / key question for the programme will be developed during the day against which impact can be evaluated. The half-day consultancy and twilight will support planning and self-evaluation, reflect on evidence of impact and identify next steps. We will consider how to embed good practice across the school and create a template for a whole-school approach, to ensure this is sustained. 

Please note that the consultancy date will be mid-project, in-school and set in conjunction with your adviser.

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1 21 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 24 March 2020 16:00 - 18:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: DMS/20/110/A SIMS for new users

This course is designed for staff new to the post of administrator, or staff who have received handover training from a colleague but have received no formal training in SIMS.

Delegates will learn how to use SIMS pupil data effectively and efficiently, by entering and editing pupil records and contact information. Manage the transfer of pupils into and out of school, and learn how to access information speedily by running reports held in SIMS.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map