381 courses found

Code: 19FSS/015A Budgeting in uncertain times - getting the most out of Access Budgeting (LIMITED SPACES) (Cancelled)

This course will focus on how to make best use of Access Budgeting for preparing the school’s budget. We will look at how to prepare different scenarios, model different staffing structures and set up specific teacher pay scales for use in the school. We will also look at some of the key processes that schools should have in place to make the best use of the budget planning software.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 15 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: ENG/19/229/P Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project: Sustaining Impact Session

The Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project has had a measurable impact on reading standards in many schools in Hertfordshire and beyond. Having invested heavily in this project, it is important that schools continue to maintain focus on this work, and ensure that the powerful project strategies continue to be used effectively across KS2. Where schools have maintained focus, the impact continues to be seen in reading standards in KS2, even several years after participating in the project.

To support schools in up-skilling key teaching team members in the project strategies, the fluency project team have introduced this one-day ‘sustaining impact’ session. The session is open to teachers and leaders from schools who have participated in the project at some point since its launch in 2016. The session will incorporate the information shared during the project launch day, as well as the mid-project twilight session. The session is ideally suited to team members who did not attend the original project CPD sessions, but who have seen the strategies work well in other classes and are keen to develop their understanding of the project. This session is also ideal for leaders who are keen to support and monitor the delivery of the project, but who did not attend the project CPD sessions. Schools may also choose to send teaching assistants on this training session to ensure that they fully understand the principles and purpose of the project strategies.

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

Code: 19ASS/042P Primary assessment leaders’ update

This session will update primary assessment leaders on any recent developments in any aspect of assessment, including any changes to national data tools (ASP, IDSR, FFT) or local data tools (Hertfordshire assessment profile, AM7).

The changes in Ofsted’s approaches to evaluating assessment practice in the classroom or the use of data in the new Education Inspection Framework and the key implications of these changes will be discussed.

The latest trends in national and local data and any other significant national or local developments in assessment will also be explored.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 15 November 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19FSS/013A Rolling Budgets - preparing for 2020/21 budget setting with Access Budgeting (LIMITED SPACES)

This course is for maintained schools and will look at how to make the most of Access Budgeting to start preparing the 2020/21 budget. We will look at how to enter key data to reflect changing assumptions in the budget and how to start modelling Year 2.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 15 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: HAS/19/106/A Working at height and ladder safety training (LIMITED SPACES)

This course is dependent on risk for ALL establishment staff that use ladders on site. The areas covered include: regulations for working at height, risk assessments for working at heights, inspection of ladders/stepladders, selection of correct type of ladder/stepladder, safe use of ladders/stepladders and advice regarding area to access the sites low roof/s. 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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 15 November 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19ASS/043P Analysing data in ASP (primary)

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 2 and, if available, Key Stage 1).

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) although it is not known if this will have been updated to 2019 data by the date of this course.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 18 November 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: ASS/19/200/P Assessment moderation clusters for teachers in Years 3 and 4 - Harpenden and Wheathampstead

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 practise 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 18 November 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Beech Hyde Primary School & Nursery

Code: ASS/19/199/P Assessment moderation clusters for teachers in Years 3 and 4 - St Albans

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 practise 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 18 November 2019 09:15 - 11:45 St Alban & St Stephen RC Junior School

Code: 19ASS/036P Making the most of FFT Aspire (primary)

The tools and reports available in FFT Aspire continue to evolve to give schools a powerful insight into pupil attainment and progress.

This course will help delegates to use it to its full potential by exploring how to use its full range of features, including analysis of attainment and progress at Key Stage 2 (using the latest 2019 data), the Governor Dashboard and Extended Dashboard, term of birth analysis, pupil estimates to inform target-setting and the powerful Student Explorer.

Delegates should use their FFT Aspire username and password that gives access to pupil level data. We strongly advise that delegates check that these log-in details are working well in advance of the course.

Please note that this session is offered at a specially discounted rate for schools that have subscribed to FFT Aspire via Herts for Learning.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 18 November 2019 13:15 - 16:15 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19DMS/056P Primary SIMS user group - Wheathampstead

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
1 18 November 2019 13:30 - 15:00 Wheathampstead Memorial Hall