364 courses found

Code: 19FSS/018A Developing strategic financial leadership

This course, spread over two sessions, is aimed at early career headteachers and deputy headteachers aspiring to headship, who want to:
- gain a firm understanding of how to use finance as a tool to support their strategic leadership
- build their understanding of how to use their resources more efficiently
- have a greater confidence in their financial management of their school
- empower their school leadership team to be their own critical friend
- build their confidence to work effectively with their governing body
- develop an overview of the budgeting and reporting processes
- build personal networks to support their financial management
- understand the further support available

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 27 September 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
2 22 October 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Test

Code: 19SBM/013A Briefing to help carry out the role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO)

Introduction to GDPR in terms of the role of the DPO. The aims of the session are to provide delegates with the knowledge of what the role of DPO entails.

Duties of the DPO, including:
1. obligations for GDPR compliance
2. monitoring compliance with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018
3. understanding and managing internal data protection activities
4. data protection impact assessments
5. internal data audits
6. reporting of data breaches
7. dealing with requests for information

Steps to be taken to show compliance including:
1. documenting all activities
2. conducting a regular data audit
3. monitoring of an action plan
4. ensuring staff are aware of responsibilities

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

Code: 19MAT/035P Mental maths: the secrets to success in Key Stage 1

Five reasons why we should teach mental maths to our pupils:
1. it develops deep conceptual understanding, increasing their overall understanding of number
2. it relieves cognitive load and frees working memory allowing them to focus on new learning
3. it is a critical life skill
4. it increases confidence in and enjoyment of maths
5. it will improve their overall achievement in mathematics.

How do we, as teachers, ensure that all pupils are provided with an enabling learning environment that allows them to develop varied, adaptive and efficient calculation strategies?

This course is supported by the HfL Mental Maths progression document which provides teachers and pupils with a sequenced approach so that new knowledge and skills systematically build on previous learning. Come and enjoy a day full of practical ideas that will ignite your pupils’ ability to work mentally with facts at their fingertips and strategies aplenty. This course is aimed at KS1 teachers and is part of the suite of mental mathematics: the secret to success courses.

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

Code: 19ASS/029P New to Year 6 assessment

This course is for teachers who are new to, or returning to, teaching in Year 6.

We will explore the statutory requirements for assessing pupil’s attainment in the core subjects at Key Stage 2 this year and consider strategies for supporting pupils in their learning journey towards achieving the expected standards.

We will also consider how the Herts for Learning assessment resources, including the HfL writing year group ‘TAFs’, can help delegates to track pupils’ progress and support their 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.)

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

Code: 19ENG/040P Securing age-related expectations in English - Year 3 and 4

This course will support practitioners in gaining a strong understanding of the writing requirements from the National Curriculum programmes of study.

The course will firm up subject knowledge with a focus on grammar and spelling, as well as explore strategies, practical ideas and resources that can be used to enable pupils to secure age-related learning by the end of Lower Key Stage 2.

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

Code: 19DMS/046A Effective Reporting in SIMS - the basics

This course is designed for school administrators and data managers with little or no knowledge of SIMS Reporting. Delegates will be shown how to create new reports, edit existing ones and become familiar with the SIMS Reporting structure, enabling them to produce class lists, letters and labels in an efficient way.

At the end of the course, delegates will be given the opportunity to email the reports they have created back to their school, for use in their SIMS database.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 01 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19EAY/036P Essentials for good EYFS provision

This course, comprising of three half-days, empowers practitioners to understand the essential elements of high-quality provision in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The content of the course is informed by up-to-date research and key national agenda items.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 01 October 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
2 24 October 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
3 07 November 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19MAT/036P Mental maths: the secrets to success in Lower Key Stage 2

Five reasons why we should teach mental maths to our pupils:
1. it develops deep conceptual understanding, increasing their overall understanding of number
2. it relieves cognitive load and frees working memory allowing them to focus on new learning
3. it is a critical life skill
4. it increases confidence in and enjoyment of maths
5. it will improve their overall achievement in mathematics.

How do we, as teachers, ensure that all pupils are provided with an enabling learning environment that allows them to develop varied, adaptive and efficient calculation strategies? This course is supported by the HfL Mental Maths progression document which provides teachers and pupils with a sequenced approach so that new knowledge and skills systematically build on previous learning.

Come and enjoy a day full of practical ideas that will ignite your pupils’ ability to work mentally with facts at their fingertips and strategies aplenty. This course is aimed at LKS2 teachers and is part of the suite of mental mathematics: the secret to success courses.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 01 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19SCI/010P New and aspiring primary science subject leaders

This two-day course is aimed at teachers new to the role of science subject leader, those who want to develop confidence or those aspiring to take on this role. The course will provide participants with an overview of the role in terms of monitoring, evaluating and developing science teaching and learning in primary settings.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 01 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
2 30 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19NQT/014P Primary NQT induction programme for NQTs in KS1 and KS2 (South)

Providing development and support for NQTs during their induction period.

A wide-ranging programme tackling key aspects of the induction period and promoting good progress against the Teachers' Standards.

Sessions enable NQTs to receive high-quality training, share experiences and explore strategies for managing the pressures of their first year.

Day 1: Managing (whole-day) Overview of the induction year, behaviour for learning, feedback for progress, liaising effectively with parents and working effectively with teaching assistants.
Day 2: Developing (whole-day) Responding to pupils' diverse needs, the interactive classroom, drama techniques across the curriculum and a toolkit for effective time management.
Day 3: Refining (half-day) Good to outstanding, preparing for NQT+1, subject leadership, reflection on the induction period and professional self review.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 01 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Fielder Centre, Hatfield
2 04 February 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Fielder Centre, Hatfield
3 30 June 2020 13:00 - 16:30 Fielder Centre, Hatfield