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Code: 19NQT/013P EYFS NQT induction programme

This popular, interactive and exciting programme run by the Early Years team supports NQTs in the Early Years Foundation Stage through a tailor made programme.

It consists of four full days spread over the academic year that cover essential aspects to support the development of high-quality practice and provision.

A final session at the end of the programme consists of an interactive webinar on 25th June 2020 that will enable the opportunity for Q&A with an EY adviser following reflection of the year. Options for CPD are available for NQTs that start in the spring term.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 October 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 27 November 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 12 March 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
4 19 May 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: HCMA6 Handling Academy Complaints

This training is aimed at all governors of academies, free schools, studio schools and university technical colleges (UTC's).

Whilst based on the good practices principles of the HCC Model Procedures for Dealing with School-Based Complaints, the concept of Governors' roles and responsibilities remains the same, although other model policies may differ in terms of the number of stages within a procedure.

This session will:

  • enable you to identify the principles of good complaint handling
  • share the Complaints Policy Toolkit
  • use the Toolkit and relevant papers to work through a scenario
  • be mindful of the differing requirements that apply to academies and free Schools, etc.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 West Herts College Map

Code: STN/19/1/S Moving into Sixth-Form leadership (LIMITED SPACES)

The programme has been formulated by successful and experienced senior leaders from the education sector, and designed for all heads of Sixth Form who are aspiring to excellence. 
 
Delegates will hear insights from practitioners and other experts, learn how outstanding leadership can be achieved in the Sixth Form, and take away practical solutions from an outstanding Sixth Form.

In addition to understanding the key leadership skills required to evaluate the Sixth Form and hold staff to account, the programme will also focus on setting the vision, ethos and culture of an effective Sixth Form.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 27 November 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: HAS/19/18/A Portable appliance testing (PAT) training

This course will enable site staff to undertake portable appliance (PAT) testing.

Please note this training is run by Hertfordshire County Council and has differing booking conditions from the Herts for Learning terms and conditions:

  • bookings cancelled within four weeks of the course date will be charged at full price (unless a replacement is found)
  • bookings will be charged at full rate for non-attendees. Lunch is provided.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 November 2019 09:15 - 15:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19DMS/063P Primary SIMS user group - Potten End

This termly primary user group is designed to provide up-to-date information on developments within the Capita SIMS software and statutory returns, as well as exchanging information on processes and procedures undertaken on a day-to-day basis. It also offers the opportunity to ask questions of our data management consultants and network with other school administrators. The sessions are free to schools that have a support contract with data management services. We would recommend attendance at these user groups to keep you up to date and informed.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 November 2019 13:30 - 15:00 Potten End Village Hall Map

Code: 19DMS/062A Using SIMS to manage SEN (on school data)

This course will enable delegates to fully utilise the functionality of SEN in SIMS to enable the effective and efficient use in relation to the SEND Code of Practice. This course has been designed to allow delegates to access their own school SIMS database remotely from our training room, enabling the maximisation of the delegate’s time. During the training delegates will be able to start work putting in place customisation of SIMS to reflect the provisions in place for pupils at their own school. Delegates will learn how to record SEN data efficiently in SIMS. Utilising the functionality of reviews, provisions and events, a comprehensive SEN record can be created for individual pupils. Data from SIMS can also be extracted into HCC standard forms and in reports for data analysis. Specialist reports and letters relating to the pupil can be linked to the pupils' record. Customisation of SIMS will support efficient working, enabling quick access to frequently used areas of SIMS and the display of data on the homepage.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19ENG/039P Visualise this! Developing visualisation as a key skill for improving reading comprehension

Teaching pupils to visualise as they read aids their ability to recall key information and ideas from texts in greater detail.

Very few people suffer from aphantasia, a condition in which a person is unable to visualise mental images. Most pupils in our schools are able to see key mental images in their heads.

Through observing drawings and asking key questions we can begin to understand how the process information and make sense of text.

The course will take delegates through how to assess pupils' visualisation skills, teach key skills and support pupils to independently visualise, in order to better comprehend what has been read. This course is suitable for teachers of Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2 classes, as well as subject leaders.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 October 2019 16:00 - 17:30 Howe Dell Primary School Map
2 27 November 2019 16:00 - 17:30 Howe Dell Primary School Map

Code: 19MAT/031P Becoming a highly effective mathematics subject leader

This training is aimed at mathematics subject leaders who are either new to the role or looking to enhance their contribution to improving maths across the school.

Throughout the course, delegates will gain an in-depth understanding of the expectations of core subject leadership.Delegates will develop their capacity to evaluate teaching and learning across a range of evidence to drive improvement throughout the school.

The key elements of mathematics subject leadership will be explored through a spotlight on each of the different aims of the mathematics curriculum: fluency, reasoning and problem solving. This will enable subject leaders to deepen subject-specific knowledge and understanding. 

The course is delivered in five sessions throughout the year, across four days in total, during which attendees will be guided through the yearly monitoring and evaluation cycle.

The course is highly interactive and school-based gap tasks throughout the year will help leaders to consolidate the activities and reflections undertaken during the training to embed the tools and processes into everyday practice.

Delegates will be required to attend all 5 sessions of this training.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 September 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
2 28 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
3 23 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
4 26 March 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map
5 02 July 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: 19COM/010P Exploring technology in the Early Years

This course is designed to support EYFS staff in providing exploration and learning opportunities around technology. It will provide innovative approaches, which can be used to engage children’s interest, not just using technology, but also developing a curiosity about how that technology works. The course aims to support EYFS teaching staff in providing an essential foundation for the 2014 computing curriculum.
 
The course will cover:
  • exploring, using and developing understanding of classroom tools and toys;
  • investigating simple onscreen activities related to EYFS children’s learning;
  • sharing data from different sources, including pictograms and data-sensing tools and toys;
  • capturing, creating and exploring digital images using different devices;
  • supporting early interest in programming through the use of unplugged programming approaches as well as exploring simple programmable toys;
  • investigating simple digital mark-making and writing;
  • using simple sound devices to capture and playback sound; encouraging children to develop curiosity about the technological world around them;
  • understanding the eSafety aspect for EYFS.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 November 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: GOV/19/179/A New to finance in maintained schools (EVENT FULL)

This course should enable governors who are new to governance to gain an understanding of their role in the financial management of schools and develop their skills to meet their responsibilities.

This session will:

  • Support new governors in developing their understanding of the financial aspect which governors monitor as part of their role

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell Upper School, Stevenage Map