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Code: 19ENG/045P Key Stage 1 Reading Fluency Project

HfL have now taken over 1000 pupils at KS2 through the highly successful Reading Fluency Project. Pupils who participated in the project made, on average, over 2 years’ progress in reading comprehension age through the eight week intervention (based on analysis of YARC assessment data). This innovative project is now being adapted for Key Stage 1 pupils. Our initial trials demonstrate the same level of success.

This project has been designed to address the issues that many of our KS1 pupils are faced with: insufficient sight vocabulary and an over-reliance on sounding out; insufficient stamina to get through the SAT paper at Year 2; lack of comprehension skills when reading aloud. This project offers strategies that will have a swift and powerful impact on pupils’ reading achievement. Following successful implementation of the project, pupils in Year 1 and 2 will be on an improved trajectory towards EXS at the end of KS1; have a more positive relationship with books; be more enthusiastic, confident readers with an increased understanding and engagement with texts.

The project will focus predominantly on the need to improve pupils' reading fluency of sufficiently complex texts. The past few years have seen increased reference to the need to develop fluency in reading. The DfE exemplification materials and test papers highlighted heightened expectations around swift meaning-laden reading. A lack of fluency impacts upon understanding, motivation, confidence and rates of progress. Research has shown that specific instruction around fluency enables pupils to free up cognitive space which can be directed more effectively towards other activities “… such as comprehension, analysis, elaboration and deep understanding.” [Hattie 2014].

For more information please follow the link below:
KS1 Reading Fluency Project

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 10 December 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 13 February 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19NQT/029P Managing behaviour in the primary classroom

Developing an ethos of positive behaviour in the classroom is fundamental to maximising pupil performance, minimising disruptive behaviour and nurturing positive pupil-teacher relationships.

This course is designed for teachers and support staff and will develop and embed their understanding of what works in schools by providing an opportunity to explore research, identify best practice and develop a toolkit of practical strategies for teaching positive behaviour.

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1 12 November 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: MAT/19/139/S Marking and standardising mock exams for GCSE Mathematics

A half-day course aimed at familiarising teachers with marking processes and standards at GCSE. Its aim is to enable schools to mark in line with published exam board standards, and in line with other schools.
This is a useful and practical course, relevant to all teachers of GCSE Mathematics, either those with relatively little experience of marking papers, or for more experienced colleagues in need of a refresher

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1 12 November 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Mount Grace School Map

Code: 19MAN/021P 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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1 12 November 2019 09:15 - 11:45 High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon Map

Code: HUM/19/175/P RE, PPA and me!

This course is designed to support those teachers and teaching assistants in primary schools who regard themselves as non-specialists, but who find that they have been asked to teach religious education (RE). It aims to provide the ideas and strategies to help to teach primary RE with increased confidence. There will be a mix of tutor led input and discussions but the main focus of the day will be trying out new ideas and activities and considering how to use them in RE teaching.

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1 12 November 2019 09:15 - 15:45 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19DMS/054A SIMS for new users

This course is designed for staff new to the post of administrator, or staff who have received handover training from a colleague but have received no formal training in SIMS. Delegates will learn how to use SIMS pupil data effectively and efficiently, by entering and editing pupil records and contact information. Manage the transfer of pupils into and out of school, and learn how to access information speedily by running reports held in SIMS.

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1 12 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19EAY/047P Supersonic phonics: delivering lively, engaging and active phonic activities to help develop early literacy skills

Learn how to plan and engage young children in a progression of lively and engaging phonic activities which will help them to develop the necessary skills to become effective and competent readers.

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1 12 November 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Mary Exton JMI School Map

Code: ASS/19/197/P Assessment moderation clusters for teachers in Years 3 and 4 - Bishop's Stortford and Buntingford

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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1 13 November 2019 09:15 - 11:45 Northgate Primary School Map

Code: 19DMS/055A Effective Reporting in SIMS - advanced

A course for those who have created their own SIMS reports but would like to know more. This course is designed for users with previous experience in building reports, who would like to develop further skills with custom templates and photo reports. At the end of the course, delegates will be able to email the reports they have created back to their school, for use in their SIMS database.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: MAT/19/140/S Marking and standardising mock exams for GCSE Mathematics

A half-day course aimed at familiarising teachers with marking processes and standards at GCSE. Its aim is to enable schools to mark in line with published exam board standards, and in line with other schools.
This is a useful and practical course, relevant to all teachers of GCSE Mathematics, either those with relatively little experience of marking papers, or for more experienced colleagues in need of a refresher

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 November 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Barnwell Upper School, Stevenage Map