418 courses found

Code: 19NQT/012A NQTs in special schools induction programme

This practical and informative programme is led by colleagues currently working in special schools alongside HfL’s SEND advisers. Delivered across three days spread over the academic year this course can be tailored to meet the needs of the delegates and reflect the schools they are working in.

Recent delegates have commented on how they have valued the opportunity to discuss and share issues relevant to being an NQT in a special school. Day one will provide delegates with an essential overview of the NQT year and the opportunity to focus on broad special school issues including exploring technology to use with children with complex special educational needs.

In recent years, topics have included: supporting learners with apps, iPADs and other technologies, exploring how to make effective use of visual cues and other classroom strategies and making best use of assessment systems.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 08 October 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
2 12 February 2020 13:00 - 16:30 Test
3 25 June 2020 13:00 - 16:30 Test

Code: SCI/19/154/S Secondary science exam's review meeting

The HfL science team will be offering support and guidance following the 2019 GCSE exams. The session will cover:
- results and lessons from the GCSEs
- the most recent information and updates from exam boards

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 08 October 2019 16:00 - 17:30 Longdean School

Code: 19EAY/037P Securing starting points for Nursery and Reception children - moderating Early Years outcomes (EVENT FULL)

This course is designed to discuss starting point assessments. It is strongly advised that assessments continue to be judged against the Early Years outcomes for nursery and reception class children for September 2019.

This session will support consistency of judgements across schools. The course will include a joint task and each practitioner will have an opportunity to moderate evidence from at least three children across the range of attainment in their class.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 08 October 2019 09:15 - 11:45 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19EAY/038P Securing starting points for Nursery and Reception children - moderating Early Years outcomes (EVENT FULL)

This course is designed to discuss starting point assessments. It is strongly advised that assessments continue to be judged against the Early Years outcomes for nursery and reception class children for September 2019.

This session will support consistency of judgements across schools. The course will include a joint task and each practitioner will have an opportunity to moderate evidence from at least three children across the range of attainment in their class.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 08 October 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: DMS/19/241/S SIMS Post-16 Census and maximising Post-16 funding

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) requires learning aim information to be submitted via the school census return for schools with a Sixth Form.

As communicated by ESFA, institutions may not receive the correct funding if the post-16 data returned is not accurate. Where schools make errors in the data they return, there is no guarantee that it will be subsequently corrected, even if a business case is submitted.

To support schools with the process of ensuring the post-16 census data returned from SIMS is accurate, Suki Gill, 16-19 Curriculum and Funding Adviser and Jackie Kirk, Data Management Consultant, have collaborated to deliver this joint session. The aim of the session is to give an overview and understanding of the data recorded in SIMS which feed into the census return as well as have an understanding of the key data requirements thus ensuring schools claim 100% funding in 2020/21.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 08 October 2019 09:00 - 13:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19DMS/047P The secrets of SIMS: a year in the life of a school administrator (EVENT FULL) (Cancelled)

Delegates will see how to streamline the ways SIMS is used throughout the school year. They will receive key dates and pointers for each month of the year, helping them schedule necessary work across the 12-month period. They will see how to access shortcuts and other useful tips that could make school administrative life easier and their role more efficient. This course will also look at SIMS processes that may not be part of their daily routine, or may be new features that users are not aware of.

The aim of the course is to highlight areas of SIMS that may have been previously unknown and could help to save time in a busy working office.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 08 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19MFL/013S The three i's of the MFL curriculum – Townsend CE VA Secondary School

This session will reflect on what constitutes a principled and considered approach to curriculum planning and design for languages. Using the three ‘i’s of the curriculum to interrogate practice, it will seek to ask important questions about what a high-quality languages education should look like, what progress looks like in languages and identify practical approaches to deal with the challenges faced by schools.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 08 October 2019 15:30 - 17:30 Townsend CE VA School
2 17 March 2020 15:30 - 17:30 Townsend CE VA School
3 09 June 2020 15:30 - 17:30 Townsend CE VA School

Code: 19MAT/038P Achieving mathematical age-related expectations by the end of Year 2

Grappling with the aims and content within the Key Stage 1 curriculum and the continuously changing Teacher Assessment Framework (TAF), it is increasingly important to understand what age-related expectations should look like.

The course will look at the changes in the TAF seen for use from 2018/19 onwards to ensure that teachers are ready to adapt the learning appropriately. This course will support Year 1 and 2 teachers to help their pupils achieve the national standard and modify teaching to accelerate learning so that pupils maximise their potential.

During the day, you will investigate the key mathematical concepts that pupils find tricky and explore teaching strategies to guide them towards success. This will allow teachers an opportunity to map out their long-term plan across the year implementing the strategies and activities they will gain from the day.

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

Code: 19FSS/020A Converting to academy - the financial considerations

This course is for maintained schools who are considering converting to academy. One of the biggest areas of change will be to the school's finance team and its systems. This course will look at these key areas of change including the key requirements of the Academies Financial Handbook, internal and external reporting requirements, system requirements and key roles and responsibilities within academy trusts. This course will also include an overview on funding for academy trusts.

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

Code: 19ASS/031P New to Year 2 assessment

This course is for teachers who are new to, or returning to, teaching in Year 2.

Delegates will explore the statutory requirements for assessing pupils' attainment in the core subjects at Key Stage 1 this year and consider strategies for supporting pupils in their learning journey towards achieving the expected standards.

Delegates will also consider how the Herts for Learning assessment resources can help to track pupils’ progress and support planning and teaching throughout the year. (These materials are non-statutory and some schools may have adopted a different approach to assessment. The course will still be relevant even if that is the case.)

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 09 October 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage