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Code: ASS/19/506/P Assessment moderation cluster for teachers of Year 2: Cluster 2 – Hemel Hempstead

This year, the focus of this moderation session will be reading and writing. The session will provide an excellent opportunity for Year 2 teachers to work together to explore the accuracy of their assessment judgements and achieve greater consistency in standards. Teachers will be supported in considering how secure their pupils are in their learning so far, and how well on track they are for the end of Key Stage 1 standards.

It is essential that delegates bring along examples of pupils' work from their class. We will provide a suggested reading assessment task for teachers to use with the pupils in advance of the sessions. In January, information will be sent to delegates and also uploaded to the grid at: http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/assessment/ks1/moderationclusters.shtml

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1 30 January 2020 13:30 - 16:00 Holtsmere End Junior School Map

Code: 19MAN/017P Deputy and assistant headteacher induction: session three - school finance (LIMITED SPACES)

This session will help delegates to gain an increased understanding of the financial planning and management issues relevant to primary schools.

We will cover: - essential checklist for financial reporting - roles and responsibilities in financial management - producing a strategic financial plan - areas of expenditure and key KPIs - key risk areas in the school’s financial plan - how to find and fund plans - strategies for reducing spending - schools Financial Value Standards - latest update in areas affecting schools finance

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1 30 January 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: EAY/19/7/P Early Years Conference: Our Passion, Their Future. Placing Children at the Heart of the Early Years Curriculum

This conference will focus on the importance of inspiring young children to become lifelong learners by ensuring they are provided with a curriculum that places them at core of teaching and learning. It is a must for teachers and Early Years practitioners working with children aged 3-5 years in Nursery and Reception classes.

Ofsted specialist adviser for Early Education, Phil Minns, will provide a keynote on ‘lessons so far’ since the launch of the new education inspection framework with a focus on early reading.

Neil Farmer, International Educational Consultant supporting schools and settings, will be speaking about the purpose of what we do in Early Years and why. A clear intent informed by stakeholders that drives the tangible quality of well sequenced learning and development.

Billy Hickling, a veteran performer with the international hit percussion show STOMP will engage the audience in the award winning TrashBang music endnote. Billy has performed globally including at the London Olympics 2012 closing ceremony and recent TV appearances on Blue Peter and Live at The London Palladium. Delegates will embark on an exciting, fun and interactive journey into ‘found sound’ creating music using everyday available resources.

Delegates will be able to attend engaging, thought provoking and practical workshops throughout the day that will provide the opportunity for further reflection. These will focus on:

  • language development and phonic acquisition
  • deepening learning in maths
  • children’s emotional security and positive attitudes to learning

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1 30 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19HAS/024A Fire safety and fire risk assessment training

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the significant fire safety issues within schools and practical advice on the completion of the schools fire risk assessment.

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1 30 January 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19SCI/010P New and aspiring primary science subject leaders (LIMITED SPACES)

This two-day course is aimed at teachers new to the role of science subject leader, those who want to develop confidence or those aspiring to take on this role. The course will provide participants with an overview of the role in terms of monitoring, evaluating and developing science teaching and learning in primary settings.

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1 01 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 30 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: PVI/19/404/P Paediatric First Aid (EVENT FULL)

Paediatric First Aid

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1 30 January 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Stanborough Centre Map
2 06 February 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Stanborough Centre Map

Code: HRS/20/87/A Strategic absence management

This half-day course provides an overview of the key factors affecting long- and short-term sickness absence and an overview of the relationship with disability discrimination. This includes advice on how such absence can be managed effectively and proactively; and addressing it within return to work meetings.

Delegates will be prepared to discuss and share best practice, knowing that any specific examples discussed will remain confidential to the group.

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1 30 January 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: MAT/19/421/P Year 5 mathematics challenge – Watford (LIMITED SPACES)

Entries are invited for the Year 5 mathematics challenge 2019. Each school is encouraged to submit a team of four Year 5 pupils for this friendly inter-school competition. The challenge will comprise a mixture of challenge, problem-solving and fun. There are 12 event heats. We look forward to seeing you at one of these. Winners from the individual heats and eight best runners up will go forward to the final, to be held in Stevenage on Friday 20th March.

Schools are limited to one team each initially. Additional teams will be transferred to the waiting list and schools will be contacted nearer the date of their chosen heat if there is capacity to enter these additional teams.

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1 30 January 2020 16:15 - 17:45 The Grove Academy Map

Code: ASS/19/507/P Assessment moderation cluster for teachers of Year 2: Cluster 3 – Bishop's Stortford and Buntingford

This year, the focus of this moderation session will be reading and writing. The session will provide an excellent opportunity for Year 2 teachers to work together to explore the accuracy of their assessment judgements and achieve greater consistency in standards. Teachers will be supported in considering how secure their pupils are in their learning so far, and how well on track they are for the end of Key Stage 1 standards.

It is essential that delegates bring along examples of pupils' work from their class. We will provide a suggested reading assessment task for teachers to use with the pupils in advance of the sessions. In January, information will be sent to delegates and also uploaded to the grid at: http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/assessment/ks1/moderationclusters.shtml

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 31 January 2020 09:15 - 11:45 Roger De Clare First School & Nursery Map

Code: MAT/19/315/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 31 January 2020 13:15 - 15:15 St Meryl School Map