This course is for maintained schools who are considering converting to academy. One of the biggest areas of change will be to the school's finance team and its systems. This course will look at these key areas of change including the key requirements of the Academies Financial Handbook, internal and external reporting requirements, system requirements and key roles and responsibilities within academy trusts. This course will also include an overview on funding for academy trusts.Essential Information
The National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy aims to raise the standard of teaching in languages based on the Latin alphabet like French, Spanish and German by taking forward recommendations made in the Teaching Schools Council’s Modern Foreign Language Pedagogy Review. This CPD event, which is offered FREE OF CHARGE to Hertfordshire and neighbouring schools, will share the work of the Centre for Excellence and the MFL Hub Lead Schools from the first year of this project.Essential Information
This course is designed for those who are new to the role of designated senior person (DSP) for child protection and have completed stage one safeguarding children training for school staff. The course explores the role and the responsibilities of the DSP. This course is for all schools in the Hertfordshire area.Essential Information
Google Classroom is a powerful, free collaboration platform for pupils and teachers. It is rapidly gaining popularity in schools around the world and provides a way of collaborating, sharing, handing out and taking in digital work. Through Google Classroom users can ask questions, make announcements and so much more, yet it is easy and fun to use. Whether delegates are using Chromebooks in their school or not, Google Classroom can greatly improve their digital workflow.
This course is aimed at teachers or support staff who are new to the platform and would like to use it in their lessons or find out more about how it works. Delivered by a Google for Education Certified Trainer, delegates will have hands-on experience of using both Google Classroom as well as some other apps from the G Suite for Education.
This course is aimed at induction tutors who have mentored NQTs in the past and need to be updated on the induction process and regulations. The main focus of the afternoon will be implementing an effective mentoring programme, improving assessment writing and addressing the Teachers' Standards.Essential Information
Looking for an effective intervention to improve writing, which relies upon a more robust partnership approach between teacher and TA and between TA and pupils?
Write Away Together is a Fischer Family Trust guided-writing intervention programme, focused on feedback and improvement. It can be applicable to all pupils, or used as a one-to-one intervention, targeting pupils who need more intense structured support.
One of the top seven strategies identified by the Sutton Trust, to raise attainment of disadvantaged and vulnerable learners, includes a focus on the pupil’s ability to self-manage their own learning. A key feature of the intervention focuses on how to change pupils’ writing behaviour so that the skills of proof-reading and editing become increasingly embedded.
The course is intended for a TA to attend, along with their SENCO or lead teacher. A range of practical activities will be explored, which can be used with pupils across the primary phase.
Legionella - identify what is Legionella and why is it harmful. - understand the origins of Legionella and the factors which allow it to grow in man-made water systems. - identify the main conditions that exist for Legionella infection and how to control these risks. - understand how to carry out Legionella control regimes and keep required records. - understand and be aware of the legal requirements, approved codes of practice and guidance. COSHH - understand how substances should be managed on HCC premises and during HCC activities. - know where to find information about substances and how to use it. - decide which substances require a COSHH assessment. - carry out a COSHH assessment for a hazardous substance.Essential Information
This course is suitable for new secondary NQT coordinators, those who are upskilling from the role of NQT induction mentor, and those who would value an opportunity to share best practice in terms of leading NQT induction.
It will ensure that participants are fully informed about the statutory requirements for coordinators and are clear on their responsibilities in leading NQT induction across the school. The course will guide delegates through the coordinator’s role across the induction period and cover what coordinators should expect of their NQTs, mentors and the Appropriate Body.
Specific guidance will be offered on planning an induction programme across the year, directing and monitoring mentors, target setting, observations and feedback, review meetings and termly assessments.
A session on the process of supporting NQTs causing concern will ensure that coordinators are fully informed about the expectations on schools and how to address potential failure situations.
What is at the heart of a great science curriculum? How can we inspire all pupils to engage with science as future citizens of a technological world? How can we develop an effective curriculum that delivers progression in both working scientifically skills and content? How does the vision for the science curriculum influence and support in evaluating current science provision?
This cross phase course will support subject leaders to answer these questions and begin to formulate ideas about curriculum intent and implementation for their setting. Key speakers for this course include Louise Archer, UCL Institute of Education, Marc Neesam, International Primary curriculum, Naomi Hiscock, Primary Science Education Consultancy, Helen Harden, University of York and Tony Sherbourne from Mastery Science.
Want to be able to use EYFS data to support self-evaluation and strategic planning? This course will support delegates to interrogate and know their data.
It will enable delegates to use data to support conversations with SLTs, SIPs, governors and Ofsted.