385 courses found

Code: ENG/20/12/P Key Stage 1 Reading Fluency Project (EVENT FULL)


HfL have now taken over 1000 pupils at KS2 through the highly successful Reading Fluency Project. Pupils who participated in the project made, on average, over 2 years’ progress in reading comprehension age through the 8 week intervention (based on analysis of YARC assessment data). This innovative project is now being adapted for key stage 1 pupils. Our initial trials demonstrate the same level of success.

 
This project has been designed to address the issues that we find many of our KS1 pupils are faced with: insufficient sight vocabulary and an over-reliance on sounding out; insufficient stamina to get through the SAT paper at year 2; lack of comprehension skills when reading aloud. This project offers strategies that will have a swift and powerful impact on pupils’ reading achievement in a short space of time. Following successful implementation of the project, pupils in Year 1 and 2 will be on an improved trajectory towards EXS at the end of KS1; have a more positive relationship with books; be more enthusiastic, confident readers with an increased understanding and engagement with texts. 

The project will focus predominantly on the need to improve pupil’s reading fluency of sufficiently complex texts. The past few years have seen increased reference to the need to develop fluency in reading. The DFE exemplification materials and test papers highlighted heightened expectations around swift comprehensive reading. A lack of fluency impacts upon understanding, motivation, confidence and rates of progress. Research has shown that specific instruction around fluency enables pupils to free up cognitive space
which can be directed more effectively towards other activities “… such as comprehension, analysis, elaboration and deep understanding.” [Hattie 2014]

The cost of this project is £780 (plus VAT). The full project outline is given below. Please note that it may be possible to include an additional delegate – this may be suitable for two-form entry schools - subject to a nominal £100 fee to cover costs for the sessions, resources and additional TLA time needed for data analysis. Should you like to include an additional class teacher, please detail this information on your participation agreement form. 

For more information please follow the link below:
KS1 Reading Fluency Project

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 17 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
2 10 February 2020 16:00 - 18:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
3 29 April 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19PSE/017A PSHE subject leaders course

With the shift to statutory status for RSHE from September 2020, PSHE has increased status in schools. This three-day course explores the role of the PSHE subject lead in this new context. Whether a new or experienced PSHE leader in primary, secondary or special school settings this course will ensure participants are equipped to fulfil their subject leader role. From ensuring that their school is inspection ready by September 2020 through to identifying best practice in delivery of core aspects, assessment and monitoring of PSHE, this course will provide delegates with the confidence they need to lead their school’s evolution.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 22 November 2019 09:30 - 15:30 South Hill Centre
2 17 January 2020 09:30 - 15:30 South Hill Centre
3 10 July 2020 09:30 - 15:30 South Hill Centre

Code: MAT/20/41/S Herts for Learning GCSE Mathematics 2020 revision workshops: Foundation Tier - Number

Our GCSE Maths workshops are designed to motivate and challenge students in an engaging, focused and active learning environment.

Subject experts provide additional tuition with one goal – to help your child perform to their full potential in the summer examinations.

Workshops will have a maximum of 30 students and will always be delivered by highly experienced subject experts, following the very latest guidance.

The cost to attend this workshop is £45 including VAT.

Please give the following details by adding to the "Special Requirements" box when booking:

School Name:
Student name;
Emergency contact number;
Any relevant medical condition.

Pupils should bring their own pens, paper and equipment, drink or snacks (no nuts).

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 18 January 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Samuel Ryder Academy

Code: MAT/20/165/S Herts for Learning GCSE Mathematics 2020 revision workshops: Higher Tier - Number

Our GCSE Maths workshops are designed to motivate and challenge students in an engaging, focused and active learning environment.

Subject experts provide additional tuition with one goal – to help your child perform to their full potential in the summer examinations.

Workshops will have a maximum of 30 students and will always be delivered by highly experienced subject experts, following the very latest guidance.

The cost to attend this workshop is £45 including VAT.

Please give the following details by adding to the "Special Requirements" box when booking:

School Name:
Student name;
Emergency contact number;
Any relevant medical condition.

Pupils should bring their own pens, paper and equipment, drink or snacks (no nuts).

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 18 January 2020 13:00 - 16:00 Samuel Ryder Academy

Code: ASS/20/95/P Analysing data in ASP – for primary schools (Cancelled)

This course is aimed at new users to Analyse School Performance (ASP). It will support delegates to navigate the site and to interpret their 2019 school results (Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2). Delegates will be supported to make the most of the tools and options available within ASP, such as filtering the data and drilling down to individual pupils, and to explore the key points for school improvement.

The course will also explore the key features of the Inspection Data Summary Report (IDSR) which has changed from last year's format.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 20 January 2020 13:15 - 16:15 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: ASS/20/81/S Analysing data in ASP – for secondary schools

This course is aimed at new users to Analyse School Performance (ASP). It will support delegates to navigate the site and to interpret their 2019 school results (Key Stage 4). Delegates will be supported to make the most of the tools and options available within ASP, such as filtering the data and drilling down to individual pupils, and to explore the key points for school improvement.

The course will also explore the key features of the Inspection Data Summary Report (IDSR) which is expected to be available with 2019 data by the date of this course and, if available, the 16-19 IDSR.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 20 January 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19ASS/039P Assessing and securing greater depth in Year 6 writing - follow-on session

New for 2019-20, this half-day follow up session is provided for a strictly limited number of delegates who have attended the autumn session of our Assessing and Securing GDS in Year 6 writing course. The same advisers from the English and Assessment teams will deliver the session.

Across the morning, delegates will have the opportunity to explore their pupils’ progress in writing in light of the earlier training and be supported to evaluate areas of strength and areas for further development.

This session will provide plenty of scope for professional discussion around Year 6 writing and progress towards the greater depth standard, as well as the opportunity to share in good practice across a range of settings.

Places are strictly limited in order to facilitate tightly focused professional dialogue and guidance.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 20 January 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: MAT/19/142/S Beyond Foundation Tier: Securing Grades 6 and 7 in Year 11

One of the challenges of the current GCSE specification is making the Higher Tier accessible for students who should be gaining Grades 6 and 7. There are many students who are good enough to work beyond the Foundation Tier, but who find the Higher Tier papers daunting.
Using the experience gained, since 2015, of the new-style GCSE, this course will support teachers and schools in enabling such students to succeed.
The day is divided into two equal halves, to enable the course to be shared between different delegates if this is more convenient for schools.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 20 January 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: ASS/19/376/P Feedback cluster - Stevenage/Hitchin (Cancelled)

This new course has been created in response to requests from teachers for accessible ‘bite-size’ training events.

Using the ‘cluster’ format, these half-day sessions will run at locations around Hertfordshire. We will be taking a look at classroom feedback and explore some quick tweaks and easy-wins in making our practice more effective for pupil progress and developing independent learners.

The sessions will be a mix of adviser-led activities and table-based discussions focussing on current practice in schools.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 20 January 2020 09:15 - 11:45 Peartree Spring Primary School

Code: FSS/20/174/A School Financial Value Standard (SFVS) Webinar

Are you aware the Schools Financial Value Standard ( SFVS) 19-20 has changed? It is important that you are prepared for these changes not only from the perspective of compliance but also from using it as a framework for good financial management in schools.

“The schools financial value standard helps to provide schools with assurance that they are meeting the basic standards necessary to achieve a good level of financial health and resource management”, 2019-20 Schools financial value standard, Gov.uk

To support Governors and leaders of schools maintained by Hertfordshire County Council with the new SFVS, Herts for Learning has produced a pre-recorded webinar which outlines the changes to the SFVS for 19/20. The webinar, to be published during November, will help delegates understand the focus of the SFVS and its value in helping schools to understand their financial position.

This will be followed in January by four live Q & A webinar sessions. By attending one of these live sessions, delegates will learn more about the new SFVS 2019-20 and have an opportunity to ask further questions.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 20 January 2020 10:00 - 11:00 Webinar