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Code: ENG/19/437/P Assessing and securing greater depth in Year 6 writing

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This highly regarded full-day course is delivered jointly by the English and Assessment teams, and will focus on what ‘working at great depth’ in Year 6 could look like for writing in the Year 6 classroom and how pupils can be supported to achieve this higher standard through the use of quality texts and careful lesson design.

Using the Teacher Assessment Framework in conjunction with writing exemplars, delegates will explore the requirements for greater depth and provide detailed guidance on the sorts of evidence that would support a judgement at this standard. A range of teaching approaches, writing opportunities and suitable texts to support pupils in achieving the greater depth measure will be shared. Developing pupils as confident, mature writers - both in technical and authorial terms - will underpin the course content.


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1 21 April 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Booker Park School Map

Code: MAT/20/210/P Developing reasoning to problem solve in primary mathematics

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How can we support our pupils to become more confident problem solvers? How can we teach them to reason in order to find a starting point to unfamiliar problems?

This practical course will support Year 1 to Year 6 teachers to develop an approach to problem solving grounded in curriculum expectations. It will consider the key skills required to solve problems including how to reason to find an entry point to unfamiliar problems.

It will also consider how to support pupils to develop their reasoning so that they can effectively communicate their findings.

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1 23 April 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre Map

Code: MAT/20/211/P Developing effective fluency sessions in primary mathematics

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Fluency sessions – the what, why, when and how.

A day of training which includes a complete suite of resources to support teachers back in school. Schools are aware of the need to ensure pupils are ‘fluent’ with their mathematics knowledge and skills. Many are establishing fluency sessions (also known as maths meeting or everyday fluency) to support this, but what does an effective session look like?

This one-day course will unpick the purpose of fluency sessions and outline a possible structure. Resources will be given which schools can use as a starting point. This includes 18 teacher PowerPoints, an introductory staff meeting for launching back in school and a guidance document, so that mathematics subject leaders can get going straight away with implementation. We will explore how to launch and implement fluency sessions effectively, so that they have maximum impact.

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1 29 April 2020 09:30 - 16:00 The Gateway Map

Code: ENG/19/432/P Developing expertise in the teaching of reading at Key Stage 1

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‘It is essential that, by the end of their primary education, all pupils are able to read fluently, and with confidence, in any subject in their forthcoming secondary education. (2014 National Curriculum)

This course will support Key Stage 1 teachers in becoming expert teachers of reading by:
• unpicking the progression of skills needed to become a fluent and confident reader
• developing understanding and knowledge of ways to improve reading outcomes
• exploring some of the barriers to reading that will affect some pupils’ progress.

The course will develop participants understanding of how reading is taught in English lessons, guided reading, one-to-one and how it is facilitated and embedded throughout all curriculum subjects.

We will help participants to unpick the key skills that are involved in being able to successfully read and comprehend a range of texts. We will identify effective teaching approaches to foster the required skills.

The course draws upon recent research and findings from the Education Endowment Foundation to help participants stay up to date with proven strategies, including aspects of decoding, fluency, inference, retrieval and self-regulation.

Participants will engage in practical ideas to inspire and excite pupils, exploring ways to develop that ‘love of reading’ (2014 National Curriculum), which can become a platform for successful reading across a range of texts.

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1 30 April 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre Map

Code: MAT/20/220/P Going for greater depth and the higher standard in primary mathematics

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Is developing teaching to ‘pitch work at the correct level for the most able’ or ‘set work which consistently challenges and stretches the most able’ or ‘improve teaching of the most able so they achieve higher standards’ a school focus?

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? Why is it that even when providing opportunities for deeper thinking pupils do not reach the higher standard by the end of the key stage?

This course, suitable for subject leaders, Key Stage 1 and 2 teachers, will explore how to move pupils through the programme of study ‘at broadly the same pace’ whilst providing opportunities to challenge all pupils. Using simple, yet elegant, approaches ways to add depth and challenge to tasks suitable for all by adding reasoning, varying representations, asking ‘what if?’ and developing independence will be developed. Exploring how to convert greater depth into more pupils reaching the higher standard will also be focused upon by considering what else needs to happen.


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1 05 May 2020 09:30 - 16:00 The HUB Conference Centre Map

Code: ENG/19/433/P Developing expertise in the teaching of reading at Key Stage 2

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‘It is essential that, by the end of their primary education, all pupils are able to read fluently, and with confidence, in any subject in their forthcoming secondary education. (2014 National Curriculum)

This course will support Key Stage 2 teachers in becoming expert teachers of reading by:
• unpicking the progression of skills needed to become a fluent and confident reader
• developing understanding and knowledge of ways to improve reading outcomes
• exploring some of the barriers to reading that will affect some pupils’ progress.

This course will develop participants' understanding of how reading is taught in English lessons, guided reading, one-to-one and how it is facilitated and embedded throughout all curriculum subjects.

We will help participants to unpick the key skills that are involved in being able to successfully read and comprehend a range of texts. We will identify effective teaching approaches to foster the required skills.

The course draws upon recent research and findings from the Education Endowment Foundation to help participants stay up to date with proven strategies, including aspects of decoding, fluency, inference, retrieval and self-regulation.

Participants will engage in practical ideas to inspire and excite pupils, exploring ways to develop that ‘love of reading’ (2014 National Curriculum), which can become a platform for successful reading across a range of texts.

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1 04 June 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre Map

Code: BMS/19/462/A Sustainable schools workshop

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The Business Management team at Herts for Learning (HfL) is offering a Sustainable Schools workshop to support financial management and efficiency in maintained schools. It is evident that pressure on school budgets is likely to be sustained in the short to medium term and the workshops are designed to consider this context.  

While there have been recent Government announcements on additional funding for schools, the detail is not yet clear and we feel it is important that schools are supported through a challenging financial period.

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1 23 June 2020 09:30 - 12:30 The Gateway Map