418 courses found

Code: 19ENG/027P Fixing full stops in Years 3 and 4

The writing programme of study for Lower Key Stage 2 (LKS2) demands that pupils move on swiftly from basic understanding of simple sentence constructions to mastery of sophisticated structures involving a range of punctuation and verb forms. 

This can only be achieved if pupils enter the key stage with a strong understanding of what constitutes a sentence. Many pupils enter KS2 with weak subject knowledge in this area, demonstrated by their inaccurate use of full stops, and the huge leap in grammatical knowledge demanded of them in LKS2 can exacerbate this problem.

It is important therefore, that any weakness in sentence structure is identified and addressed early on so that teachers can embark upon supporting their pupils to move to the next step of learning.

This course will support delegates to address this issue through the combination of a subject knowledge development session, and a tailored in-school consultancy visit.

At the half-day session, delegates will have an opportunity to explore the sentence demarcation issues that their pupils present, as well as consider a range of tried and tested techniques to improve sentence demarcation techniques for addressing the issue of poor sentence knowledge.

During the half-day in-school consultancy visit (to be arranged at a time to suit the school), the class teacher and subject leader (if available) will have an opportunity to consider how the techniques have worked for their pupils and how they can be adapted to further develop pupil’s skills in this area.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 05 November 2019 09:15 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19EAY/045P Supporting children’s emotional wellbeing through applying ‘mindfulness’ practices in the Early Years

This half-day course will enable practitioners to understand the principles of applying mindfulness strategies to support children in today’s society.

Practitioners will explore the benefits of using mindfulness in the Early Years classroom and how this practice can be used to help support children’s emotional wellbeing and resilience.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 05 November 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19ASS/041A To mark, or not to mark? Developing feedback utilising evidence informed practice

Written feedback is one of the activities that contributes significantly to teachers’ workload, but is it effective? This course aims to dispel the feedback myths, provide evidence-based strategies that teachers can introduce the very next day, and give practical common sense solutions to tackle the workload issue and improve learning and pupil progress.

This is one and a half day course. Delegates are expected to attend both sessions. This course is useful for both class teachers and teachers with responsibility for whole school teaching and learning who wish to develop a collaborative CPD and practice around feedback in their own school.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 05 November 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
2 03 December 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Test

Code: 19HAS/021A COSHH and legionella training

Legionella - identify what is Legionella and why is it harmful. - understand the origins of Legionella and the factors which allow it to grow in man-made water systems. - identify the main conditions that exist for Legionella infection and how to control these risks. - understand how to carry out Legionella control regimes and keep required records. - understand and be aware of the legal requirements, approved codes of practice and guidance. COSHH - understand how substances should be managed on HCC premises and during HCC activities. - know where to find information about substances and how to use it. - decide which substances require a COSHH assessment. - carry out a COSHH assessment for a hazardous substance. 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 06 November 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19NQT/039P Effective planning for mathematics to secure progress in Key Stage 2

This course focuses on getting the planning right to help pupils to make good progress in maths.

We will begin from the National Curriculum end of year expectations and ensure course participants have the knowledge and skills to break these down and plan effectively from them. HfL’s ESSENTIALmaths materials will be used to exemplify sequences of learning.

The Teaching Standards which NQTs aim to meet of ‘demonstrating good subject and curriculum knowledge’ and ‘planning and teaching well-structured lessons’ will be well supported by attending this training.

The day will also include take-away ideas, activities and resources which can be tried straight away in the classroom. This course is most suitable to NQTs and those teachers early in their career.


This course would also suit overseas trained teachers, those returning to teaching or moving key stage.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 06 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19MAN/019P Primary headteachers' seminar: autumn 2019

Delivered by the education services director for primary, and a range of specialist advisers from Herts for Learning, this half-day session will provide updates on current topics in primary education.

Headteachers are invited to book themselves and another member of their senior leadership team to support school discussion. The full agenda will be available closer to the event.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 06 November 2019 09:15 - 11:45 Mercure London Watford Hotel

Code: 19ENG/028P Write Away Together

Looking for an effective intervention to improve writing, which relies upon a more robust partnership approach between teacher and TA and between TA and pupils?

Write Away Together is a Fischer Family Trust guided-writing intervention programme, focused on feedback and improvement. It can be applicable to all pupils, or used as a one-to-one intervention, targeting pupils who need more intense structured support.

One of the top seven strategies identified by the Sutton Trust, to raise attainment of disadvantaged and vulnerable learners, includes a focus on the pupil’s ability to self-manage their own learning.

A key feature of the intervention focuses on how to change pupils’ writing behaviour so that the skills of proof-reading and editing become increasingly embedded. The course is intended for a TA to attend, along with their SENCO or lead teacher. A range of practical activities will be explored, which can be used with pupils across the primary phase.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 06 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19EAY/046P Writing in the Early Years - to expected and beyond…!

Inspiring children in the EYFS to achieve and exceed age-related expectations in writing. What does expected and exceeding writing look like in the Early Years?

This training programme, that consists of two half-days and a twilight session, will offer inspirational ideas about how to enable children to reach expected levels in writing, or even exceed them, in the EYFS.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 06 November 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
2 26 February 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
3 04 June 2020 16:00 - 18:00 TBC

Code: 19MFL/011S Assessment and moderation cluster for MFL – Marriotts School

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 07 November 2019 15:30 - 17:30 Marriotts School
2 05 March 2020 15:30 - 17:30 Marriotts School
3 11 June 2020 15:30 - 17:30 Marriotts School

Code: 19ENG/050P 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 07 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage