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Code: 19DMS/020P SIMS End of Year - primary (on school data)

This course, which follows on from the 'SIMS End of Year' course, will allow delegates to carry out the processes learned on that course and contained in the end-of-year documentation we send to schools, on their own school data, with guidance from a data management consultant. Delegates can book onto both sessions, some of which are on the same day, if required. Delegates with experience of the end-of-year procedures may choose to attend only this session to complete the process.

Delegates should have a basic familiarity of SIMS and have their own login to the system. Please note that we will send instructions (to the email address used to book a place onto this course) for setting up a computer in school to be connected to remotely during the session.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 June 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 18NQT/031S Subject specific training for secondary NQTs and trainees: art

This unique, subject-level programme for secondary art NQTs and trainees offers intensive and specialist art training and development from recognised experts in their subject.

It will develop subject expertise and practice in the classroom.

NQTs will be provided with a range of resources and strategies to try out at school as well as having the opportunity to network and share strategies with other NQTs and trainees teaching art.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 October 2018 09:00 - 16:00 Fielder Centre, Hatfield Map
2 15 March 2019 09:30 - 15:30 St George's School Map
3 27 June 2019 09:30 - 15:30 St George's School Map

Code: 19PSE/005P Assessment, monitoring and impact of relationships education and health education

This course will explore the core principles of successful assessment, recording and reporting of relationships education and health education (PSHE). This course will focus on increasing the confidence and skills of lead teachers to plan robust opportunities for the assessment of relationships education and health education and to be able to evidence the impact of teaching and learning.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 June 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19PSE/006P Running successful parent engagement sessions and building parent parnership for relationship (and sex) education (primary) (Cancelled)

Effective consultation and partnership with parents can reduce parental anxieties around relationships education and concerns around sexuality. It can also empower schools to deliver high-quality, needs-led RSE that safeguards pupils effectively. This course will provide schools with practical tips on how to work in partnership with parents in ways that seek to enhance pupils’ learning experiences, including exploring how to support parents to build on RSE in the home, developing important channels of communication with their child.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 June 2019 13:00 - 15:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 18NQT/022S Subject specific training for secondary NQTs and trainees: drama

This unique, subject-level programme for secondary drama NQTs and trainees offers intensive and specialist drama training and development from recognised experts in their subject.

It will develop subject expertise and practice in the classroom.

NQTs will be provided with a range of resources and strategies to try out at school as well as having the opportunity to network and share strategies with other NQTs and trainees teaching drama.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 October 2018 09:00 - 16:00 Trestle Arts Base, St Albans Map
2 07 March 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Beaumont School Map
3 28 June 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Trestle Arts Base, St Albans Map

Code: 19CON/005A Education - the Way Out of Disadvantage

This annual conference will focus on addressing the needs of our disadvantaged pupils. The aim of the conference is to raise the profile of those pupils who need us most and equip delegates with strategies to ensure they can attain and progress as well as their peers. Attendees will hear from respected keynote speakers, share experiences and participate in a series of workshops.
 
The planned focus for the workshops will include: 
  • developing cultural capital
  • facilitating parental engagement
  • addressing disadvantage in the Early Years
  • good practice in closing the gap in the primary and secondary sectors
  • the importance of being a trauma informed learning community
  • the governor role in supporting schools to close the gap between disadvantaged learners and their more affluent peers
 
The OFSTED perspective and expectations under the new 2019 inspection framework will support schools to tailor their provision to accelerate the progress of disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils.

Keynote sessions are being delivered from Lisa Wisher on ‘Behind Behaviours’, Jason Howard, HMI, Ofsted looking at ‘Making a difference to the disadvantaged’ and Rachel Macfarlane, Director of Education Services, Herts for Learning on ‘Breaking down barriers and closing gaps in Hertfordshire’.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 July 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Fielder Centre, Hatfield Map

Code: 19SHR/003A Appraisal and capability workshop

This workshop is in two parts, the first section will provide an overview of the appraisal process and timescales, objective setting, feedback and handling the appraisal discussion including difficult issues, such as where there is no scope for progression.

The second part will deal with suspension of the appraisal process and instigation of the capability procedure and will cover the statutory/policy framework and problem areas including personality issues, gathering evidence and cases where illness affects performance. The workshop includes a filmed role play demonstrating how to get it right and how to deal with unexpected issues.

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

Code: 18ENG/042P Becoming a highly effective English subject leader

This training is aimed at English subject leaders who are either new to the role or looking to enhance their contribution to improving English 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 English subject leadership will be explored through a spotlight on each of the different aims of the English curriculum: effective spoken language, fluent reading for meaning, writing for a range of purposes and vocabulary development.

This will enable subject leaders to deepen subject-specific knowledge and understanding. Delegates are expected to attend all five sessions of this training.

Schools attending both the English and maths highly effective subject leader courses will receive a 15% discount.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 September 2018 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 27 November 2018 09:00 - 16:00 Test Map
3 29 January 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Test Map
4 26 March 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Test Map
5 02 July 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Test Map

Code: 19COM/003P Dust off the iPads - great apps and better practice for primary schools (Cancelled)

Sometimes a school’s iPads are not used as well as originally hoped, and may be sitting in a cupboard or only utilised for internet research. It may be felt that the school should be getting more from the investment. In this half-day course delegates will consider the effective use of iPads in primary settings. Delegates will have hands-on experience of a range exciting apps for content creation, computing, augmented reality and more. Delegates will also consider solutions for moving work to and from the iPads. Delegates will leave the session full of ideas about how to bring their iPads back to life!

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

Code: 19HUM/003P Improving whole-school religious education

Support your school in developing best practice in Religious Education (RE) with a focus on the substance of learning for all children.

Prepare to develop practical changes to improve the implementation of RE requirements in teaching, learning and assessment across the primary age range.

The course will provide accessible, classroom-ready examples of high quality RE for all pupils in Early Years Foundation Stage through to Upper Key Stage 2.

Delegates will have the opportunity to develop subject knowledge and understanding of religious concepts.

Sessions are packed with inspiring content designed to support a broad and balanced curriculum.

Practitioners will be equipped to improve existing schemes of work leading to improved outcomes for learners.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 July 2019 09:15 - 15:45 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map