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Code: 19EAY/046P Writing in the Early Years - to expected and beyond…! (EVENT FULL)

Inspiring children in the EYFS to achieve and exceed age-related expectations in writing. What does expected and exceeding writing look like in the Early Years?

This training programme, that consists of two half-days and a twilight session, will offer inspirational ideas about how to enable children to reach expected levels in writing, or even exceed them, in the EYFS.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 November 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 26 February 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 04 June 2020 16:00 - 18:00 TBC Map

Code: 19MFL/011S Assessment and moderation cluster for MFL – Marriotts School

This new forum is for language departments that want to validate their professional judgement in marking, enhance their moderation processes, and improve outcomes for their pupils. It will also provide an opportunity for delegates to compare and discuss different types of assessment used across a range of contexts and their impact. Each session will focus on a particular aspect of assessment, before moving on to live moderation of speaking and writing tasks, and will end with a summary of the lessons learned to improve outcomes for pupils, departments and schools.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 November 2019 15:30 - 17:30 Marriotts School Map
2 05 March 2020 15:30 - 17:30 Marriotts School Map
3 11 June 2020 15:30 - 17:30 Marriotts School Map

Code: 19ENG/050P Developing expertise in the teaching of reading at Key Stage 1

‘It is essential that, by the end of their primary education, all pupils are able to read fluently, and with confidence, in any subject in their forthcoming secondary education. (2014 National Curriculum)

This course will support Key Stage 1 teachers in becoming expert teachers of reading by:
• unpicking the progression of skills needed to become a fluent and confident reader
• developing understanding and knowledge of ways to improve reading outcomes
• exploring some of the barriers to reading that will affect some pupils’ progress.

The course will develop participants understanding of how reading is taught in English lessons, guided reading, one-to-one and how it is facilitated and embedded throughout all curriculum subjects.

We will help participants to unpick the key skills that are involved in being able to successfully read and comprehend a range of texts. We will identify effective teaching approaches to foster the required skills.

The course draws upon recent research and findings from the Education Endowment Foundation to help participants stay up to date with proven strategies, including aspects of decoding, fluency, inference, retrieval and self-regulation.

Participants will engage in practical ideas to inspire and excite pupils, exploring ways to develop that ‘love of reading’ (2014 National Curriculum), which can become a platform for successful reading across a range of texts.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: EAY/19/239/P Early Years transition surgery (LIMITED SPACES)

Early Years transition surgery - supporting smooth transitions


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 November 2019 16:00 - 17:30 The Reddings Primary & Nursery School Map

Code: MAT/19/269/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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 November 2019 13:15 - 15:15 Bowmansgreen Primary School Map

Code: MAT/19/268/P Enabling teaching assistants to support and develop pupils’ resilience and reasoning in mathematics - morning session (LIMITED SPACES)

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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 November 2019 09:30 - 11:30 Bowmansgreen Primary School Map

Code: 19ASS/034P Making the most of FFT Aspire (primary)

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 2 (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 use 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 November 2019 13:15 - 16:15 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19MAN/020P Primary headteachers' seminar: autumn 2019

Delivered by the education services director for primary, and a range of specialist advisers from Herts for Learning, this half-day session will provide updates on current topics in primary education.

Headteachers are invited to book themselves and another member of their senior leadership team to support school discussion. The full agenda will be available closer to the event.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 November 2019 09:15 - 11:45 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19SHR/012A Staff conduct and discipline: essential training for managers

From staff timekeeping to child protection concerns, this half-day course will seek to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills to confidently and consistently manage all aspects of staff conduct.

This course will serve as a critical introduction for new school leaders as well as a useful refresher for experienced school leaders.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 November 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ASS/19/191/P Assessment moderation clusters for teachers in Years 3 and 4 - Hitchin

These sessions will focus on exploring accuracy of assessment judgements against age-related expectations (focusing mainly on HfL assessment criteria, although also relevant where schools are using different assessment systems), as well as promoting good formative assessment practise that can be built into everyday learning. They also provide an excellent opportunity for Year 3 and Year 4 teachers to work together to achieve greater consistency in standards. The meetings will focus on assessment of maths and reading.

Delegates will be asked to bring some examples of work and there will be suggested activities to support the assessment discussions – please see information sent to schools, as well as teacher guidance on the grid: http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/assessment/ks2/moderationclusters.shtml

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 November 2019 09:15 - 11:45 Mary Exton JMI School Map