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Code: 19COM/011P Primary computing subject leaders' update (EVENT FULL)

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.

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1 05 December 2019 13:45 - 15:45 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19DMS/066S SIMS Examinations Basedata

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).

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1 05 December 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19EAY/051P The practitioner's role in the EYFS classroom

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.

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1 05 December 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19ASS/049P Making the most of FFT Aspire (infant and first schools)

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.

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1 06 December 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19MFL/006S Secondary Leaders of Languages Conference

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.

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1 06 December 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ENG/19/270/P Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project: Implications for Classroom Practice - Essex

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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1 09 December 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Tudor Court Primary School Map

Code: 19DMS/067S SIMS Nova-T6: maintaining the timetable

This course is designed to help delegates finalise and maintain their timetable in Nova-T6.

In this session delegates will learn to room the timetable, print the timetable, make changes to the timetable and export the timetable to SIMS.

We will also look at putting non-class codes and alternative curriculum activities on the timetable. Suitable for aspiring, new or experienced timetablers.

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1 09 December 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19HAS/015A Asbestos training for schools

This course covers the essential information required for the effective management of asbestos remaining on the school premises. Areas covered include: risks of asbestos- locations and type HCC asbestos policy and guidance types of asbestos survey and understanding survey data the use of asbestos management plans the effective use of the permission to work procedure incident management asbestos works

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1 10 December 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19DMS/068P SIMS Assessment: maintaining primary data

Working in consultation with the primary advisers, Data Management Services has created resources to enable schools to record pupil assessments within SIMS Assessment Manager 7 (AM7).

These include reports to analyse assessment data for an individual pupil, cohort or vulnerable group, based on information already held in the SIMS database, e.g. pupil premium, SEN, low attendance, etc. The purpose of this course is to maximise delegates' understanding of how to utilise SIMS to record assessment data for pupils in Key Stages 1 and 2 and run assessment analysis reports, using the HfL AM7 resources.

The processes covered in the session are applicable once the teacher assessment judgements have been determined by the class teachers. A second delegate from the same school, sharing a computer, will be charged a discounted rate.

HfL has allocated six discounted places for schools sending a second delegate, on a first-come, first-served basis. A further half-day course is available, focused on data analysis using own school data see 19DMS/069.

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1 10 December 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19DMS/069P SIMS Assessment: primary data analysis (on school data)

This half-day session is aimed at headteachers, school leaders, assessment coordinators, INCOs/SENCOs and not administrative staff.

Delegates will be able to analyse their own assessment data remotely from our training room, with Data Management Services consultants on hand to provide guidance and support. SEND and Assessment advisors will be providing a short session during the course to provide further advice and guidance.

Delegates will gain a good understanding of assessment principles and procedures and understand how to analyse attainment and progress for groups of pupils in their school using key reports within AM7. This course is applicable to any schools who are subscribed to the HfL Primary PA Plus assessment resources.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 December 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map