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Code: MAT/19/314/P Enabling teaching assistants to support and develop pupils’ resilience and reasoning in mathematics - morning 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 09:30 - 11:30 St Meryl School Map

Code: ENG/20/70/P Fixing full stops in Years 3 and 4

The writing programme of study for Lower Key Stage 2 (LKS2) demands that pupils move on swiftly from basic understanding of simple sentence constructions to mastery of sophisticated structures involving a range of punctuation and verb forms. 

This can only be achieved if pupils enter the key stage with a strong understanding of what constitutes a sentence. Many pupils enter KS2 with weak subject knowledge in this area, demonstrated by their inaccurate use of full stops, and the huge leap in grammatical knowledge demanded of them in LKS2 can exacerbate this problem.

It is important therefore, that any weakness in sentence structure is identified and addressed early on so that teachers can embark upon supporting their pupils to move to the next step of learning.

This course will support delegates to address this issue through the combination of a subject knowledge development session, and a tailored in-school consultancy visit.

At the half-day session, delegates will have an opportunity to explore the sentence demarcation issues that their pupils present, as well as consider a range of tried and tested techniques to improve sentence demarcation techniques for addressing the issue of poor sentence knowledge.

During the half-day in-school consultancy visit (to be arranged at a time to suit the school), the class teacher and subject leader (if available) will have an opportunity to consider how the techniques have worked for their pupils and how they can be adapted to further develop pupil’s skills in this area.

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1 31 January 2020 09:15 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: DMS/20/116/S SIMS Nova-T6: maintaining the timetable (Cancelled)

This course is designed to help delegates finalise and maintain their timetable in Nova-T6.

In this session delegates will learn to room the timetable, print the timetable, make changes to the timetable and export the timetable to SIMS.

We will also look at putting non-class codes and alternative curriculum activities on the timetable. Suitable for aspiring, new or experienced timetablers.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 31 January 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: MAT/20/42/S Herts for Learning GCSE Mathematics 2020 revision workshops: Foundation Tier - Algebra

Our GCSE Maths workshops are designed to motivate and challenge students in an engaging, focused and active learning environment.

Subject experts provide additional tuition with one goal – to help your child perform to their full potential in the summer examinations.

Workshops will have a maximum of 30 students and will always be delivered by highly experienced subject experts, following the very latest guidance.

The cost to attend this workshop is £45 including VAT.

Please give the following details by adding to the "Special Requirements" box when booking:

School Name:
Student name;
Emergency contact number;
Any relevant medical condition.

Pupils should bring their own pens, paper and equipment, drink or snacks (no nuts).

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 February 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Samuel Ryder Academy Map

Code: MAT/20/43/S Herts for Learning GCSE Mathematics 2020 revision workshops: Higher Tier - Algebra

Our GCSE Maths workshops are designed to motivate and challenge students in an engaging, focused and active learning environment.

Subject experts provide additional tuition with one goal – to help your child perform to their full potential in the summer examinations.

Workshops will have a maximum of 30 students and will always be delivered by highly experienced subject experts, following the very latest guidance.

The cost to attend this workshop is £45 including VAT.

Please give the following details by adding to the "Special Requirements" box when booking:

School Name:
Student name;
Emergency contact number;
Any relevant medical condition.

Pupils should bring their own pens, paper and equipment, drink or snacks (no nuts).

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 February 2020 13:00 - 16:00 Samuel Ryder Academy Map

Code: 19MAT/050P Creating challenge within the Key Stage 1 age-related mathematics curriculum

Is pitching work at the correct level for the most able or setting work which consistently challenges and stretches the most able or improving teaching of the most-able so they achieve higher standards an area of development? Understanding exactly what this means and looks like in the classroom is hard. Pupils who are quick at calculating and getting the right answer might seem secure and ready for the challenge. But do they have depth of understanding? Can they explain their thinking or apply it independently to a different context?

This course will explore how to move pupils through the programme of study ‘at broadly the same pace’ whilst providing opportunities to challenge all pupils. Using our challenge toolkit, we will look at ways to add depth and challenge to tasks suitable for all by adding reasoning, varying representations, asking ‘what if?’ and developing independence.

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1 03 February 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19SEN/039A The Hertfordshire SEND Toolkit launch workshop - Letchworth Garden City

This essential workshop is part of a county-wide programme to introduce schools to the Hertfordshire SEND toolkit. This newly developed resource accompanies the Hertfordshire SEND Quality Offer and the SEND Benchmark & Planning Tool. Together this suite of materials provides schools with a vision, a self-evaluation framework and now has a toolkit providing a range of resources, tools and guidance to support the onward journey.

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1 03 February 2020 10:00 - 11:30 The Icknield Centre, Letchworth Garden City Map

Code: DMS/20/117/P The secrets of SIMS: a year in the life of a school administrator

By attending this course, delegates will see how to streamline the ways SIMS is used throughout the school year. They will receive key dates and pointers for each month of the year, helping them schedule necessary work across the 12-month period. They will see how to access shortcuts and other useful tips that could make school administrative life easier and their role more efficient. This course will also look at SIMS processes that may not be part of their daily routine, or may be new features that users are not aware of.

The aim of the course is to highlight areas of SIMS that may have been previously unknown and could help to save time in a busy working office.

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1 03 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: MAT/19/418/P Year 5 mathematics challenge – Hatfield / Welwyn Garden City (EVENT FULL)

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 03 February 2020 16:00 - 17:30 Howe Dell Primary School Map

Code: SCI/20/31/P Assessment for Learning in primary science

This course will explore how to embed Assessment for Learning (AfL) within science lessons to provide teachers with opportunities to judge pupil’s ongoing progress in knowledge and skills. During the day there will be opportunities to develop learning intentions, success criteria and higher-order questioning with a particular focus on working scientifically. In order to do this, it would be helpful for delegates to bring the next topic they will be covering. There will be a chance to look at pupils' work and discuss how to make judgements about progress and provide feedback. Delegates are asked to bring a sample of topic work from two pupils to help with this teacher assessment.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 February 2020 09:00 - 15:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map