366 courses found

Code: 19MFL/012S Assessment and moderation cluster for MFL – Bishop's Stortford High School (Cancelled)

This new forum is for language departments that want to validate their professional judgement in marking, enhance their moderation processes, and improve outcomes for their pupils. It will also provide an opportunity for delegates to compare and discuss different types of assessment used across a range of contexts and their impact. Each session will focus on a particular aspect of assessment, before moving on to live moderation of speaking and writing tasks, and will end with a summary of the lessons learned to improve outcomes for pupils, departments and schools.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 14 November 2019 15:30 - 17:30 Bishop's Stortford High School
2 19 March 2020 15:30 - 17:30 Bishop's Stortford High School
3 25 June 2020 15:30 - 17:30 Bishop's Stortford High School

Code: ASS/19/237/P Be more moderator: Key Stage 1 – writing standardisation training for teachers and school leaders

This new course, aimed at all Year 2 teachers and literacy leads, will roll out the latest 2020 DfE/STA national training that all Local Authority moderators receive. The national training focuses solely on writing.

Teachers require the same secure understanding of the Teacher Assessment Frameworks and guidance around writing assessment that the moderators have, in order to ensure that their teacher assessment judgements are accurate and that internal and external moderation is consistent and robust. This course will ensure that teachers hear exactly the same messages as moderators and have seen the same examples of writing at different standards. As part of the course, delegates will also be given the opportunity to put their assessment skills to the test, by taking the same standardisation exercise that moderators are required to pass.

Secure teacher assessment is an essential for every teacher, directly feeding into the teaching and learning and feedback in the classroom.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 19 March 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19MAN/018P Deputy and assistant headteacher induction: session four - leadership and building effective teams

This session aims to increase understanding of how to harness leadership skills to develop leadership capacity, build teams and manage change as part of improving school effectiveness.

Areas covered will include: - examining leadership styles - managing change - the characteristics of effective team based working - developing an effective team - exploring the link between emotional intelligence and leadership

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 19 March 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: ENG/20/18/P Developing expertise in the teaching of reading at Key Stage 1

It is essential that, by the end of their primary education, all pupils are able to read fluently, and with confidence, in any subject in their forthcoming secondary education. (2014 National Curriculum)

This course will support Key Stage 1 teachers in becoming expert teachers of reading by:
• unpicking the progression of skills needed to become a fluent and confident reader
• developing understanding and knowledge of ways to improve reading outcomes
• exploring some of the barriers to reading that will affect some pupils’ progress.

The course will develop participants understanding of how reading is taught in English lessons, guided reading, one-to-one and how it is facilitated and embedded throughout all curriculum subjects.

We will help participants to unpick the key skills that are involved in being able to successfully read and comprehend a range of texts. We will identify effective teaching approaches to foster the required skills.

The course draws upon recent research and findings from the Education Endowment Foundation to help participants stay up to date with proven strategies, including aspects of decoding, fluency, inference, retrieval and self-regulation.

Participants will engage in practical ideas to inspire and excite pupils, exploring ways to develop that ‘love of reading’ (2014 National Curriculum), which can become a platform for successful reading across a range of texts.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 19 March 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19EAY/028P Early Years Assessment Project - improve assessment systems and outcomes for children

This year-long project starting in October will:

  • support Early Years (EY) practitioners in developing efficient and accurate assessment processes 
  • help EY practitioners support as many children as possible in achieving the required level of development at the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 
  • provide bespoke training sessions and consultancy to help improve outcomes in the EYFS 
  • support EY practitioners in closing gaps in attainment between different groups of children, particularly for children in receipt of the pupil premium grant

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 04 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
2 19 March 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
3 11 June 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19HAS/020A Health and safety for site managers and caretakers (includes asbestos training) (LIMITED SPACES)

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
1 19 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: SCI/20/33/P Linking primary science and English for impact

This programme is designed to support subject leaders to develop teaching and learning in the two subjects.

Both subject leaders will attend a days’ training, receive a half-day consultancy visit and participate in a reflective half-day session.

During the training day, leaders will consider how learning opportunities for both science and English can be maximised. The day will be full of engaging activities to explore creative ways of teaching science and English which maintain high standards.

Delegates will leave with a range of resources including an extensive book list, curriculum mapping document and lesson suggestions.

A focus / key question for the programme will be developed during the day against which impact can be evaluated.

The consultancy visit and half-day session will involve structured feedback to support self-evaluation, reflect on evidence of impact and identify next steps.

We will consider how to embed good practice across the school and ensure this is sustained.

Schools taking part in the programme have reported that the following has supported them in raising standards and in particular for reluctant writers:

- increased engagement, excitement and inspiration for pupils and teachers, reigniting a love of science
- a wider range of creative writing which both pupils and teachers are proud to share
- the development and support of oracy as a basis for learning

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 19 March 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
2 15 July 2020 13:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: DMS/20/173/P SIMS Profiles – writing student end of year reports

This course will explore the production of high-quality, fully customisable reports for parents using SIMS Profiles.

Profiles uses editable comments, free text or a mixture of both.

Data recorded in SIMS Assessment, Behaviour Management and Attendance can all be linked to a report.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 19 March 2020 09:30 - 15:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: NQT/19/55/S Subject specific training for secondary religious studies NQTs and trainees

This unique, subject-level programme for secondary religious studies (RS) NQTs and trainees offers intensive and specialist RS training and development from recognised experts in their subject.

It will develop subject expertise and practice in the classroom.

NQTs will be provided with a range of resources and strategies to try out at school as well as having the opportunity to network and share strategies with other NQTs and trainees teaching RS.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 18 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Fielder Centre, Hatfield
2 19 March 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
3 16 June 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: EAY/19/486/P Supporting smooth transitions briefing

As part of the HCC commissioned transition project, the Herts for Learning Early Years team are providing briefing sessions to share details of the project, the transition level of need pathway and provide each school with a copy of the transition toolkit. The overall focus of the project is to ensure a smooth transition for all children, including those at risk of underachievement.

The aim of the briefing is for early years practitioners working in school nursery and reception classes to receive information on the transition level of need pathway and tools developed as part of the project. It will be important that practitioners gain an understanding of how this can support early identification of those children with potential barriers to learning and help enable them to experience a smooth transition to school.

A transition toolkit will be provided for each school with a range of resources to support transition practice.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 19 March 2020 16:00 - 17:30 The Reddings Primary & Nursery School