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Code: FSS/19/276/P Sustainable Schools Workshop

Herts for Learning in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council is planning a series of Sustainable Schools Workshops from November 2019 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 being developed in this context.

Please note these events are for invited attendees only, please only register if you have recieved the letter from HfL.

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1 20 November 2019 09:00 - 13:00 West Herts College Map

Code: ASS/19/208/P Assessment moderation clusters for teachers in Years 3 and 4 - Bushey and Watford

These sessions will focus on exploring accuracy of assessment judgements against age-related expectations (focusing mainly on HfL assessment criteria, although also relevant where schools are using different assessment systems), as well as promoting good formative assessment practice that can be built into everyday learning. They also provide an excellent opportunity for Year 3 and Year 4 teachers to work together to achieve greater consistency in standards. The meetings will focus on assessment of maths and reading.

Delegates will be asked to bring some examples of work and there will be suggested activities to support the assessment discussions – please see information sent to schools, as well as teacher guidance on the grid: http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/assessment/ks2/moderationclusters.shtml

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1 21 November 2019 09:15 - 11:45 Little Reddings Primary School Map

Code: ASS/19/210/P Assessment moderation clusters for teachers in Years 3 and 4 - Chorleywood, Croxley Green and Rickmansworth (LIMITED SPACES)

These sessions will focus on exploring accuracy of assessment judgements against age-related expectations (focusing mainly on HfL assessment criteria, although also relevant where schools are using different assessment systems), as well as promoting good formative assessment practice that can be built into everyday learning. They also provide an excellent opportunity for Year 3 and Year 4 teachers to work together to achieve greater consistency in standards. The meetings will focus on assessment of maths and reading.

Delegates will be asked to bring some examples of work and there will be suggested activities to support the assessment discussions – please see information sent to schools, as well as teacher guidance on the grid: http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/assessment/ks2/moderationclusters.shtml

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1 21 November 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Yorke Mead Primary School Map

Code: COM/19/192/A Chromebooks and G Suite – free hands-on taster and information session (LIMITED SPACES)

Chromebooks and G Suite for Education are one of the fastest growing technologies in schools, with over 70 million G Suite users around the world. They offer powerful, free, cloud-based software that can inspire learning through digital collaboration and creativity. Chromebooks are lower cost, lightweight devices with an all-day battery life and less than 10 second start-up time.

This session is aimed at those interested in how Chromebooks and G Suite might benefit their school / setting, and that would like to explore the system with guidance from Google certified professionals.

Delegates will have the opportunity to use a Chromebook and some of the G Suite apps, including Google Classroom, and hear about how other schools are using the system. There will be information about costs and practical considerations and time for questions and answers.

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1 21 November 2019 16:00 - 17:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19SHR/011A Effective communication styles (EVENT FULL) (Cancelled)

This workshop will focus on the importance of effective communication and how poor communication can have a negative impact on a working environment.

Ideal for anyone with line management responsibilities, the session will provide delegates with a greater awareness of their own style and enable them to identify those who interact differently.

It will provide guidance on how to communicate a message effectively by considering how individuals can interpret information differently.

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1 21 November 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: MAT/19/310/P Enabling teaching assistants to support and develop pupils’ resilience and reasoning in mathematics - afternoon session

Many pupils lack resilience in mathematics. Teaching assistants can make a real difference to improve this.

This brand-new, two-hour practical session will support TAs to develop pupils’ resilience in mathematics.

Delegates will leave with a range of practical strategies that they can use to:
• support problem-solving
• teach pupils to sustain their focus when asked to think for themselves
• improve pupil’s confidence and understanding of fractions.

The local cluster training is repeated in morning and afternoon sessions so as many TAs as possible can benefit.
The training will be hosted in the Junior building.

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1 21 November 2019 13:15 - 15:15 The Mount Stewart Schools Map

Code: MAT/19/309/P Enabling teaching assistants to support and develop pupils’ resilience and reasoning in mathematics - morning session

Many pupils lack resilience in mathematics. Teaching assistants can make a real difference to improve this.

This brand-new, two-hour practical session will support TAs to develop pupils’ resilience in mathematics.

Delegates will leave with a range of practical strategies that they can use to:
• support problem-solving
• teach pupils to sustain their focus when asked to think for themselves
• improve pupil’s confidence and understanding of fractions.

The local cluster training is repeated in morning and afternoon sessions so as many TAs as possible can benefit.
The training will be hosted in the Junior building.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 November 2019 09:30 - 11:30 The Mount Stewart Schools Map

Code: 19COM/012A Google classroom: a hands-on beginner's guide

Google Classroom is a powerful, free collaboration platform for pupils and teachers. It is rapidly gaining popularity in schools around the world and provides a way of collaborating, sharing, handing out and taking in digital work. Through Google Classroom users can ask questions, make announcements and so much more, yet it is easy and fun to use. Whether delegates are using Chromebooks in their school or not, Google Classroom can greatly improve their digital workflow. This course is aimed at teachers or support staff who are new to the platform and would like to use it in their lessons or find out more about how it works.

Delivered by a Google for Education Certified Trainer, delegates will have hands-on experience of using both Google Classroom as well as some other apps from the G Suite for Education.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 November 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19HAS/019A Health and safety for site managers and caretakers (includes asbestos training) (EVENT FULL)

This course is considered mandatory for site management and caretaking staff. It provides an overview of health and safety requirements in relation to the premises and practical examples/tools for managing significant risks. The training aims to dispel some of the myths surrounding health and safety and promote a proportionate and sensible approach to safety in schools. ***Please note the afternoon session of this course also incorporates the full content of the management of asbestos training course and thus attendees will be able to act as an asbestos authorising officer upon completion. There is no need to book on the separate asbestos training course in addition.*** Other subjects covered include: - working at height – (COSHH) hazardous substances - fire safety - manual handling - equipment use and servicing / inspection requirements. Lunch is provided.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19EAY/043P Partners in play: the importance of 'teaching' during child initiated learning

This two-part course will help practitioners to find out about how they can have the maximum impact on children’s learning during their self-initiated play.

It will provide a deeper understanding of what high-quality teaching in child initiated learning (CIL) looks like. Practitioners will explore the 'play cycle' and its impact on children's learning and development.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 October 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 21 November 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map