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Code: 19HUM/002P Preparing for a curriculum inspection in primary geography and history

This half-day course is designed for subject leaders of primary geography and history who wish to explore ways of reviewing and presenting an overview/rationale for primary geography and history to help effectively capture curriculum intent, implementation and impact in these subject areas in preparation for the September 2019 inspection framework. This course will provide key subject-specific questions to enable rag rating of the current strengths and areas for development in the school curriculum. Delegates are invited to bring samples of pupils’ work. Please note: this course is designed as an introduction on how to review and health check an established geography and history curriculum, what to look for and typical pitfalls to avoid. New or current subject leaders who feel they would benefit from a broader single subject-based developmental day may find the full-day course, 'Essentials for new subject leaders' in the first half of the autumn term of more benefit.

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1 03 July 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19SEN/004A SEND briefing - Watford

This session will update delegates on local and national developments for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). It will help delegates to be confident in understanding their school's statutory duties and provide practical support in enabling them to fulfil their leadership and management responsibilities. The session will include a range of short updates and also a more in-depth exploration of topical issues, to help delegates consider implications for their school.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 July 2019 13:30 - 15:30 Stanborough Centre Map

Code: 19DMS/024S SIMS Exams - maintain Performance Indicator data (on school data)

If SIMS is required to calculate Exam Performance Indicator (PI) data for summer 19, it will be necessary to setup and edit PI data in SIMS. This half-day course is being offered so that delegates are able to maintain their own school’s PI data remotely from our training room, with Data Management consultants on hand to provide guidance. There will be some formal training, however the majority of the time spent in the session will be for delegates to maintain their 2019 PI Data on their own school data and seek advice where needed.

A second delegate from the same school, sharing a computer, will be charged a discounted rate. HfL have allocated six discounted places for schools sending a second delegate, on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 July 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19HAS/003A 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 July 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 18MAT/022P Becoming a highly effective mathematics subject leader

This training is aimed at mathematics subject leaders who are either new to the role or looking to enhance their contribution to improving maths 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 mathematics subject leadership will be explored through a spotlight on each of the different aims of the mathematics curriculum: fluency, reasoning and problem solving.

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 27 September 2018 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 29 November 2018 09:00 - 16:00 Test Map
3 31 January 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Test Map
4 28 March 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Test Map
5 04 July 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Test Map

Code: 19MAN/002P Deputy and assistant headteacher induction: session six - HR and governance

This session will focus on improving leadership and management effectiveness with regard to working with governors and managing staff.

Please note that this session is part of a rolling programme which does not have to be completed in order. However in the past delegates have found it beneficial to attend all sessions in order to make learning connections between topics and to build professional relationships with assistant and deputy headteacher colleagues.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 July 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19DMS/025P 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 only attend 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 04 July 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19ENG/007P Years 5 and 6 grammar: the fine detail and application (Cancelled)

This course will explore the grammar element of the Years 5 and 6 programme of study from the national curriculum and will also consider the requirements for the Year 6 test.

Clear and concise definitions and explanations will be a core part of the day, ensuring clarity when teaching. A range of pedagogic approaches will be exemplified, to support delegates to plan engaging lessons that build pupils' understanding and interest.

Using text-based activities, delegates will explore the grammar element of the programme of study, alongside the composition element, to understand how grammar creates and changes meaning. During the session, delegates will have engaged in a range of approaches, which they will be able to embed in their future planning.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 July 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19MFL/002P Beyond Words: Designing a Primary Languages Curriculum for the 21st Century

‘Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures’. The opening statement from the programme of study sets out a vision of language learning that is ‘beyond words’. This conference will reflect on what constitutes a principled and considered approach to curriculum planning and design for primary languages. Using the three ‘i’s of the curriculum to interrogate practice, it will seek to ask important questions about what a ‘high-quality languages education’ should look like, and identify practical approaches to deal with the challenges faced by schools. It will also debate issues such as cross-curricularity versus subject integrity, the importance of inter-cultural understanding and why/how/if the study of a language should ‘deepen' [children's] understanding of the world.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 July 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19DMS/021S Preparing for exams results day in SIMS

This course will prepare exam officers for results day.

A second delegate from the same school, sharing a computer, will be charged a discounted rate. HfL have allocated six discounted places for schools sending a second delegate, on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 July 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map