These funded (free to attend) cluster meetings are an excellent way to keep up to date with all the news, issues and developments in English. This term’s focus will support English subject leaders to further enhance the curriculum and secure highly effective teaching and learning across the school. Attendance will ensure delegates are up to date with effective leadership, key messages and the possible actions to undertake.Essential Information
These funded (free to attend) cluster meetings are an excellent way to keep up to date with all the news, issues and developments in mathematics. This term’s focus will support mathematics subject leaders to further enhance the curriculum and secure highly effective teaching and learning across the school. Attendance will ensure delegates are up to date with effective leadership, key messages and the possible actions to undertake.Essential Information
This funded (free to attend) cluster meeting is an excellent way to keep up to date with all the news, issues and developments in science. This terms focus will support subject leaders to further enhance the curriculum and secure highly effective teaching and learning across the school. Attendance will ensure delegates are up to date with effective leadership, key messages and the possible actions to undertake.Essential Information
This course has been designed to help teachers boost the reading stamina of pupils in Upper Key Stage 2 (UKS2).
A pupil’s reading stamina is their ability to sustain reading for longer periods of time. There will be those pupils who find it easy to get lost in a book, and there will be those who do everything possible to avoid reading and struggle to complete books. The latter are often a concern for UKS2 teachers because of the demands required of the reading curriculum.
The 2019 KS2 Reading SATs paper presented a challenge for many pupils nationally. Reading stamina is, and will continue to be, key in accessing challenging texts with sufficient comprehension to be successful. Unlocking this valuable reading skill will not only allow pupils to succeed in reading assessments, but it will also give pupils the confidence to begin reading and enjoying a wide range of literature.
Trainers will share strategies designed to improve pupils’ engagement with reading and swiftly build their stamina. Delegates will explore a range of approaches and will leave with a teaching sequence to use in class.
This course is aimed at new users of the Hertfordshire version of RM Finance Online who will be posting the financial transactions onto the system.
Day one will provide an introduction to the system. We will be looking at the coding structure in RM Finance Online and how to post simple income and expenditure transactions.
Day two will follow on from the topics covered on day one. We will look at how to post more complex items including payroll reports. We will look at setting up and using duplicate batching and how to correct any errors.
Day three will revisit the areas covered on days one and two and will be an opportunity for delegates to refresh their knowledge and improve their skills using RM Finance Online in a supported environment.
This course is strongly recommended for all governors and is essential for the Designated Child Protection governor(s), the chair/vice chair. It is also recommended to refresh this training every 4 years.
This training looks at:
Herts for Learning in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council has planned a series of Sustainable Schools Workshops 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 have been developed in this context.
Please note these events are for invited attendees only, please only register if you have recieved the letter from HfL.
Inspiring children in the EYFS to achieve and exceed age-related expectations in writing. What does expected and exceeding writing look like in the Early Years?
This training programme, that consists of two half-days and a twilight session, will offer inspirational ideas about how to enable children to reach expected levels in writing, or even exceed them, in the EYFS.
Grappling with the aims and content within the Upper Key Stage 2 (UKS2) curriculum, it is increasingly important to understand what age-related expectations should look like.
Aimed at teachers working with Year 6 pupils, this course will support practitioners with strategies, practical ideas and resources that can be used to enable pupils to secure age-related learning by the end of the UKS2 phase.
This course will support teachers to help their pupils achieve the national standard and modify teaching to accelerate learning so that pupils achieve their potential. During the day, delegates will investigate the key mathematical concepts that pupils find tricky alongside being given practical strategies to develop thinking using mathematical resources in the classroom. This will allow teachers an opportunity to map out their long-term plan across the year.
By providing exemplifications of possible sequences of learning, teachers will develop further familiarity with the Year 6 content while developing a sequence to teach back in their own classroom tailored to suit the needs of their pupils.
This two-day course is for new or aspiring SENCO/INCOs and will provide reassurance and pointers for first steps in the role. The sessions will offer practical ideas to support delegates in ensuring that children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities make good progress. The course will provide a brief overview of national/local guidance and developments within the context of inclusion and SEND, and will highlight implications for the role. There will be a variety of inputs and practical activities. This course also provides an excellent foundation for the more advanced National Award for SEN Coordination.Essential Information