423 courses found

Code: 19MAN/020P 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 07 November 2019 09:15 - 11:45 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19SHR/012A Staff conduct and discipline: essential training for managers

From staff timekeeping to child protection concerns, this half-day course will seek to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills to confidently and consistently manage all aspects of staff conduct.

This course will serve as a critical introduction for new school leaders as well as a useful refresher for experienced school leaders.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 07 November 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

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

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 08 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: EAY/19/228/P Early Years transition surgery

Early Years transition surgery - supporting smooth transitions


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 11 November 2019 16:00 - 17:30 Stanborough Centre

Code: 19ASS/035P 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 11 November 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19PSE/016P Promoting LGBT equality and respect through the relationships and health education curriculum

This course is for schools who haven’t yet embedded LGBT inclusion in the curriculum and school processes. It will be relevant for both faith and non-faith schools and will address faith perspectives and guidance to support conversations with governors and parents. We will focus in a practical way on LGBT inclusivity in the new primary relationships education and health education curriculum. It is essential that LGBT people, families and relationships are represented throughout the teaching of these new subjects. Crucially, learning about society’s diversity starts in the Early Years. The statutory guidance states that: ‘schools should ensure that the needs of all pupils are appropriately met, and that all pupils understand the importance of equality and respect. Schools must ensure that they comply with the relevant provisions of the Equality Act 2010 under which sexual orientation and gender reassignment are amongst the protected characteristics.’

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 11 November 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19ENG/031P Teaching assistants: spotlight on reading

This course is for teaching assistants who are supporting the teaching of reading both in and outside of the classroom, working with individual pupils, small groups or within whole-class sessions.

It will deepen knowledge about how reading skills progress, and consider strategies for accelerating progress in reading.

During this one-day course, delegates will have the opportunity to extend their knowledge about the principles that underpin successful reading.

Delegates will explore ways of working with pupils and extending their word reading, comprehension and inferential skills. A range of practical activities will be shared and practised, which can be used with pupils across the primary phase.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 11 November 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19MFL/016S Hertfordshire schools AQA A level forum: insights and updates on A level languages from AQA

An AQA expert will provide insights and updates on A level languages and details of support available. There will be time for delegates to ask questions in addition to an A level ‘show and tell’ best practice session.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 12 November 2019 15:30 - 17:30 The Bushey Academy

Code: 19CON/009S Hertfordshire Secondary Headteachers' Conference Programme 2019-2020

This programme of conferences for secondary headteachers is a must. Comprising of three sessions throughout the academic year with a thread linking them all together.

The conferences, planned by headteachers, for headteachers, are an ideal opportunity to hear leading experts, pick up new ideas and network with other headteachers.

Half-Day Autumn Conference
Keynote by Peter Hymen - Big Education

Residential Spring Conference
Keynotes by:
James Handscombbe - Harris Westminster School
Becky Earnshaw - Voice 21
Carolyn Roberts
Gary Lewis - Character Education

Half-Day Summer Conference
Keynote and workshop by Lucy Crehan

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 12 November 2019 09:00 - 13:00 Fielder Centre, Hatfield
2 05 March 2020 09:00 - 16:15 Fanhams Hall, Ware
3 06 March 2020 09:00 - 14:45 Fanhams Hall, Ware
4 26 June 2020 09:00 - 13:00 Fielder Centre, Hatfield

Code: 19ENG/045P Key Stage 1 Reading Fluency Project

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 eight 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 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. 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 pupils' 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 meaning-laden 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].

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

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 12 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
2 10 December 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
3 13 February 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage