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Code: 19MAT/008P Effective mathematics leadership: planning the year ahead

Given the challenging curriculum expectations and aims, it is crucial that leaders have an accurate view of the learning strengths and areas for development in each cohort.This accurate view supports leaders to identify the actions that are needed to improve learning.

This course will support subject leaders in reflecting upon evidence and identifying next steps to plan for the year ahead. Through exemplification and discussion, delegates will explore strategies to develop teaching and learning throughout their school, evaluating a range of exciting and innovative CPD models for their staff. Whether new to subject leadership or in post for a while, this course will support delegates in their roles as mathematics leaders.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 July 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19COM/005P Supporting the SEND learner with apps and iPads

Computer technology has long been used, in schools and beyond, to support pupils with SEND. With the emergence of tablets and the many exciting and engaging apps available, there are now even more ways in which technology can help these pupils to learn, using the full functionality of these devices. In this hands-on course, we will explore ways in which tablets (particularly iPads) can be used to support the learning of pupils with SEND. We will look at how to make iPads inclusive, and apps specifically designed for these learners. We will also look at how 'general' educational apps can be used in alternative ways to support individual pupils as they work in the classroom, utilising sound recording, images and video.

This half-day course will give delegates time to explore and consider the potential of the tools for particular pupils within their own setting.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 July 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19DMS/026P 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 12 July 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19ASS/003P Analysing Key Stage 1 outcomes

The aim of this session is to support headteachers and Key Stage 1 leaders with the analysis of their summer 2019 Key Stage 1 data. An updated SIMS report will be produced prior to this session.

Delegates will be asked to bring an electronic copy of this report to the session, in which we will guide them through the different features of the report and support with analysing their pupils’ performance and identifying key areas for development.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 July 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19ASS/004P Analysing Key Stage 2 outcomes

The aim of this session is to support headteachers and Key Stage 2 leaders with the analysis of their summer 2019 Key Stage 2 data. An updated SIMS report will be produced in the week before this session.

This will be based on the latest information available regarding 2019 scaled scores.

Delegates will be asked to bring an electronic copy of this report to the session, in which we will guide them through the different features of the report and support with analysing their pupils’ performance and identifying key areas for development.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 July 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19HAS/009A 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 July 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 18ENG/101P Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project

The summer term project focuses on Year 5 pupils. The 2016 Key Stage 2 (KS2) reading paper presented a greater degree of challenge to young readers, and although the 2017 test was generally regarding as being more accessible, it still proved challenging for a significant number of our Year 6 pupils.

We recognise from our work in schools that many children found the texts used for the test hard to access, challenging to comprehend, and demanding in terms of the reading stamina required to get through them in the time available. With this in mind, schools will need to consider how to equip their pupils for this increased challenge so that they are able to tackle the 2019 test with confidence.

This project has been designed to address this issue, offering strategies that will have a swift and powerful impact on pupils’ reading achievement in a short space of time. Following successful implementation of the project, pupils in Year 6 will be on an improved trajectory towards the expected standard (EXS) at the end of KS2; 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 pupil’s reading fluency of complex texts. The past two years have seen increased reference to the need to develop fluency in reading. The DfE exemplification materials and KS2 test papers highlighted heightened expectations around swift comprehensive 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]

The cost of this project is £780 (plus VAT) per school for 2 delegates. Please note that it may be possible to include an additional delegate – this may be suitable for two-form entry schools - subject to a nominal £100 fee to cover costs for the sessions, resources and additional adviser time needed for data analysis. Following the launch a half-day consultancy visit will be arranged with an allocated adviser week commencing 6th May or 13th May 2019.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 March 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 14 May 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Test Map
3 19 July 2019 09:30 - 12:00 Test Map

Code: 19ENG/044P Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project

The 2016 KS2 reading paper presented a greater degree of challenge to young readers, and although the 2017 and 18 tests were generally regarded as being more accessible, they still proved challenging for a significant number of our Year 6 pupils. We recognise from our work in schools that many pupils found the texts used for the test hard to access, challenging to comprehend, and demanding in terms of the reading stamina required to get through them in the time available. With this in mind, schools will need to consider how to equip their pupils for this increased challenge so that they are able to tackle the 2020 test with confidence.

This project has been designed to address this issue, offering strategies that will have a swift and powerful impact on pupils’ reading achievement in a short space of time. Following successful implementation of the project, pupils in Year 6 will be on an improved trajectory towards EXS at the end of KS2; 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 complex texts. The past few years have seen increased reference to the need to develop fluency in reading. The DFE exemplification materials and KS2 test papers highlighted heightened expectations around swift comprehensive 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:
KS2 Reading Fluency Project

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 September 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 08 October 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Test Map
3 12 December 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Test Map

Code: 19CPT/009A Designated senior person safeguarding training (level two, single agency, specialist training)

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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 September 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 11 September 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Test Map

Code: 19NQT/016P Essential guide to the role of the primary NQT induction tutor for new tutors

Through presentations and discussion groups, this course will enable participants to become familiar with all aspects of the induction process and regulations through presentations and discussion groups.

Opportunity will be given to focus on the tutor's role and skills needed to be successful after including the assessment process, classroom observation as a means of support and challenge and building an action and support plan for NQTs who experience difficulties.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 September 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map