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Code: ENG/20/370/P Primary English Conference: Love That Book 2020 - Inspiring Reading and Writing though Quality Literature

A great book is often the start of a magical journey in the primary classroom. Find the right book and the rest falls into place.

Following the success of last year’s Love That Book conference, the HfL English team intend to recreate the magic with an even bigger and better celebration of the best of children’s literature.

This conference aims to hook teachers up with the perfect text for them and their pupils; a text that will light a fire of interest and imagination and will allow reading and writing to flourish in the classroom. Throughout the day, HfL advisers will tempt delegates with tantalising texts and demonstrate the reading and writing opportunities that can be drawn from them. With creative examples of how these texts can be used in the classroom, delegates will be sure to leave enthused and eager to introduce their pupils to new and exciting text choices.

Authors and illustrators will join us throughout the day to share their thoughts on what makes a great book, and give some insights into their own reading and writing journeys. We will be hearing from Simon Smith, a book-savvy headteacher, who knows from experience how to whip up a book frenzy across a school. We will also be joined by representatives from schools involved in the Stevenage and North Herts Writing Project to hear about how this innovative approach to collaborative reading and writing across a large number of schools, has sparked a renewed love of literature for many children (and maybe a few teachers too!). We are delighted that Dianne Hofmeyr, author of Zeraffa Giraffa, will also be joining us.

In addition, a high-quality bookshop will be on hand to satisfy those book-browsing cravings.
Last, but by no means least, we will once again be showcasing the best of Herts practice through our ‘adopt a board’ initiative: come and browse stunning outcomes from a range of schools and year groups, all sparked by the love of a great book.

For those teachers who know that one way to a child’s heart (and mind) is through a great book, then this conference is not to be missed!

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 July 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Knebworth Barns Map

Code: ENG/20/336/P Practical steps to improve boys reading and writing

Delegates will have the opportunity to explore research-led strategies and approaches to engage boys with writing and raise standards. We will look at the development of curriculum and classroom cultures that promote great literature and a love for language using print and visual texts, and practical activities to motivate and enthuse learners. Throughout, teaching approaches and learning opportunities will be firmly grounded in inclusive, evidence-informed practice, so that all learners benefit.

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1 02 June 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: SCI/20/33/P Linking primary science and English for impact (Cancelled)

This programme is designed to support subject leaders to develop teaching and learning in the two subjects.

Both subject leaders will attend a days’ training, receive a half-day consultancy visit and participate in a reflective half-day session.

During the training day, leaders will consider how learning opportunities for both science and English can be maximised. The day will be full of engaging activities to explore creative ways of teaching science and English which maintain high standards.

Delegates will leave with a range of resources including an extensive book list, curriculum mapping document and lesson suggestions.

A focus / key question for the programme will be developed during the day against which impact can be evaluated.

The consultancy visit and half-day session will involve structured feedback to support self-evaluation, reflect on evidence of impact and identify next steps.

We will consider how to embed good practice across the school and ensure this is sustained.

Schools taking part in the programme have reported that the following has supported them in raising standards and in particular for reluctant writers:

- increased engagement, excitement and inspiration for pupils and teachers, reigniting a love of science
- a wider range of creative writing which both pupils and teachers are proud to share
- the development and support of oracy as a basis for learning

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 March 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 15 July 2020 13:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: ENG/20/342/P Developing expertise in the teaching of reading at Key Stage 1

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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 June 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: HRS/20/337/A Appraisal and capability workshop

This workshop is in two parts, the first section will provide an overview of the appraisal process and timescales, objective setting, feedback and handling the appraisal discussion including difficult issues, such as where there is no scope for progression. The second part will deal with suspension of the appraisal process and instigation of the capability procedure and will cover the statutory/policy framework and problem areas including personality issues, gathering evidence and cases where illness affects performance. The workshop includes a filmed role play demonstrating how to get it right and how to deal with unexpected issues.

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1 06 May 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: HRS/20/343/A Introduction to HR for school leaders

This workshop will welcome delegates into the sometimes complex world of HR. It will provide useful tips and tricks to successfully manage staff as well as preparing them for future challenges they may face. The workshop will dip into the key areas of HR including performance management, dealing with team conflict and managing attendance as well as learning when to escalate matters.

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1 12 May 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: HRS/20/347/A Appraisal and capability workshop

This workshop is in two parts, the first section will provide an overview of the appraisal process and timescales, objective setting, feedback and handling the appraisal discussion including difficult issues, such as where there is no scope for progression. The second part will deal with suspension of the appraisal process and instigation of the capability procedure and will cover the statutory/policy framework and problem areas including personality issues, gathering evidence and cases where illness affects performance. The workshop includes a filmed role play demonstrating how to get it right and how to deal with unexpected issues.

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1 23 June 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

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

BUCKS EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP IS PROUD TO BE PART OF HERTS FOR LEARNING

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

Code: SCI/20/399/S Secondary Science Conference: Enhancing and Enriching the Curriculum (Cancelled)

The theme of this conference is enhancing and enriching the curriculum. It will feature presentations from specialist secondary science keynote speakers as well as opportunities for delegates to participate in workshops and time to network/share ideas with colleagues from other schools.

Dr Niki Kaiser, Science Specialist with The Education Endowment Foundation, will be delivering a keynote on uncovering pupils' misconceptions and enabling deep learning, drawing on her own and others research on how to make the learning stick. Ed Walsh, Science Education Consultant, will expand on the Good Practical Science report from Gatsby and ASE's Making it happen project to support delegates to identify areas which will improve the effectiveness of practical work in their settings. Finally Dr Tony Sherborne, Mastery Science, will be delivering a workshop focusing on high grades by design and looking at a 5-year strategy based on a precision curriculum, mastery assessment and brain-based teaching.

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1 06 July 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: FSS/20/332/P RM Finance Online: entering your annual budget return

This workshop is for maintained schools using RM Finance Online. Financial Services advisers will demonstrate how to enter the annual budget return onto RM Finance Online and will then be at hand to support delegates as they enter their budget onto their finance system.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 June 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map