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Code: 19MAT/035P Mental maths: the secrets to success in Key Stage 1

Five reasons why we should teach mental maths to our pupils:
1. it develops deep conceptual understanding, increasing their overall understanding of number
2. it relieves cognitive load and frees working memory allowing them to focus on new learning
3. it is a critical life skill
4. it increases confidence in and enjoyment of maths
5. it will improve their overall achievement in mathematics.

How do we, as teachers, ensure that all pupils are provided with an enabling learning environment that allows them to develop varied, adaptive and efficient calculation strategies?

This course is supported by the HfL Mental Maths progression document which provides teachers and pupils with a sequenced approach so that new knowledge and skills systematically build on previous learning. Come and enjoy a day full of practical ideas that will ignite your pupils’ ability to work mentally with facts at their fingertips and strategies aplenty. This course is aimed at KS1 teachers and is part of the suite of mental mathematics: the secret to success courses.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 30 September 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19ASS/029P New to Year 6 assessment

This course is for teachers who are new to, or returning to, teaching in Year 6.

We will explore the statutory requirements for assessing pupil’s attainment in the core subjects at Key Stage 2 this year and consider strategies for supporting pupils in their learning journey towards achieving the expected standards.

We will also consider how the Herts for Learning assessment resources, including the HfL writing year group ‘TAFs’, can help delegates to track pupils’ progress and support their planning and teaching throughout the year. (These materials are non-statutory and some schools may have adopted a different approach to assessment. The course will still be relevant even if that is the case.)

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 30 September 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19ENG/040P Securing age-related expectations in English - Year 3 and 4

This course will support practitioners in gaining a strong understanding of the writing requirements from the National Curriculum programmes of study.

The course will firm up subject knowledge with a focus on grammar and spelling, as well as explore strategies, practical ideas and resources that can be used to enable pupils to secure age-related learning by the end of Lower Key Stage 2.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 30 September 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: PVI/19/77/P Early Years managers' professional development annual programme

Early Years managers' professional development annual programme

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 21 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 28 April 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19DMS/046A Effective Reporting in SIMS - the basics

This course is designed for school administrators and data managers with little or no knowledge of SIMS Reporting. Delegates will be shown how to create new reports, edit existing ones and become familiar with the SIMS Reporting structure, enabling them to produce class lists, letters and labels in an efficient way.

At the end of the course, delegates will be given the opportunity 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 01 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19EAY/036P Essentials for good EYFS provision

This course, comprising of three half-days, empowers practitioners to understand the essential elements of high-quality provision in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The content of the course is informed by up-to-date research and key national agenda items.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 October 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 24 October 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 07 November 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: HCM4 Handling School Complaints

This training is aimed at all governors of maintained schools. Whilst based on the HCC model policy, the concept of governors' roles and responsibilities is the same although other model policies may differ in terms of stages within a procedure

Outline

This session will:

  • identify the principles of good complaint handling
  • share the complaints policy toolkit
  • use the toolkit and relevant papers to work through a scenario

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 October 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell Upper School, Stevenage Map

Code: 19MAT/036P Mental maths: the secrets to success in Lower Key Stage 2

Five reasons why we should teach mental maths to our pupils:
1. it develops deep conceptual understanding, increasing their overall understanding of number
2. it relieves cognitive load and frees working memory allowing them to focus on new learning
3. it is a critical life skill
4. it increases confidence in and enjoyment of maths
5. it will improve their overall achievement in mathematics.

How do we, as teachers, ensure that all pupils are provided with an enabling learning environment that allows them to develop varied, adaptive and efficient calculation strategies? This course is supported by the HfL Mental Maths progression document which provides teachers and pupils with a sequenced approach so that new knowledge and skills systematically build on previous learning.

Come and enjoy a day full of practical ideas that will ignite your pupils’ ability to work mentally with facts at their fingertips and strategies aplenty. This course is aimed at LKS2 teachers and is part of the suite of mental mathematics: the secret to success courses.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19SCI/010P New and aspiring primary science subject leaders

This two-day course is aimed at teachers new to the role of science subject leader, those who want to develop confidence or those aspiring to take on this role. The course will provide participants with an overview of the role in terms of monitoring, evaluating and developing science teaching and learning in primary settings.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 30 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19NQT/014P Primary NQT induction programme for NQTs in KS1 and KS2 (South)

Providing development and support for NQTs during their induction period.

A wide-ranging programme tackling key aspects of the induction period and promoting good progress against the Teachers' Standards.

Sessions enable NQTs to receive high-quality training, share experiences and explore strategies for managing the pressures of their first year.

Day 1: Managing (whole-day) Overview of the induction year, behaviour for learning, feedback for progress, liaising effectively with parents and working effectively with teaching assistants.
Day 2: Developing (whole-day) Responding to pupils' diverse needs, the interactive classroom, drama techniques across the curriculum and a toolkit for effective time management.
Day 3: Refining (half-day) Good to outstanding, preparing for NQT+1, subject leadership, reflection on the induction period and professional self review.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Fielder Centre, Hatfield Map
2 04 February 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Fielder Centre, Hatfield Map
3 30 June 2020 13:00 - 16:30 Fielder Centre, Hatfield Map