11 courses found

Code: 19HAS/013A Asbestos training for schools

This course covers the essential information required for the effective management of asbestos remaining on the school premises. Areas covered include: risks of asbestos- locations and type HCC asbestos policy and guidance types of asbestos survey and understanding survey data the use of asbestos management plans the effective use of the permission to work procedure incident management asbestos works

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 17 October 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19ENG/046P Developing expertise in the teaching of reading at Key Stage 2

‘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 2 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.

This 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 17 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: EAY/19/226/P Early Years transition surgery (LIMITED SPACES)

Early Years transition surgery - supporting smooth transitions


Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 17 October 2019 16:00 - 17:30 Wodson Park Leisure Centre

Code: 19NQT/026P Forming secure teacher assessments and assessing pupils' progress in Key Stage 1 (NQTs/returners)

This course, aimed at NQTs teaching Years 1 or 2, is designed to cover the key components of summative assessment, including using criteria to assess pupils' learning and plan appropriate next steps, incorporating good assessment opportunities into teaching and reporting to parents about pupils’ achievement.

During the course, delegates will gain experience of assessing pupils’ work, using the criteria developed by Herts for Learning, which are based upon the National Curriculum. 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 17 October 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: HS100 Health and Safety

This course is relevant to all governors, particularly those with an interest in premises and health and safety.


Outline


This session includes:

  • an overview of sensible risk management and balancing risk and benefit
  • health and safety roles and responsibilities
  • practical case studies
  • key areas for monitoring and a proportionate approach to safety in schools/academies.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 17 October 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Goffs Academy

Code: 19SEN/008A Induction for new SENCOs (LIMITED SPACES)

This two-day course is for new or aspiring SENCO/INCOs and will provide reassurance and pointers for first steps in the role. The sessions will offer practical ideas to support delegates in ensuring that children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities make good progress. The course will provide a brief overview of national/local guidance and developments within the context of inclusion and SEND, and will highlight implications for the role. There will be a variety of inputs and practical activities. This course also provides an excellent foundation for the more advanced National Award for SEN Coordination.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 18 September 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
2 17 October 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19SEN/027A The Hertfordshire SEND Toolkit launch workshop - Broxbourne

This essential workshop is part of a county-wide programme to introduce schools to the Hertfordshire SEND toolkit. This newly developed resource accompanies the Hertfordshire SEND Quality Offer and the SEND Benchmark & Planning Tool. Together this suite of materials provides schools with a vision, a self-evaluation framework and now has a toolkit providing a range of resources, tools and guidance to support the onward journey.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 17 October 2019 10:00 - 11:30 The Hertfordshire Golf & Country Club, Broxbourne

Code: 19DMS/049P Using the EYFS Progress Toolkit in SIMS (Cancelled)

The EYFS Progress Toolkit for SIMS AM7 has been developed by HfL over many years to provide EYFS practitioners and leaders with access to the information they require to plan next steps and report on the attainment and progress of individuals and groups of pupils, including various vulnerable groups within the cohort.

During the course, we will guide delegates through how to generate the various analysis reports from the Toolkit and interpret them, with delegates using a workstation to gain hands-on experience. The main focus of this course will be the analysis of data, however we will cover some key information that underpins how the Toolkit works, such as the grades available. Further support for inputting data into the Toolkit can be provided at school level via the ICT Service Desk.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 17 October 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19CON/007P Equity and Equality – Leading a Curriculum for Everyone: The Herts for Learning Hertfordshire Primary Headteachers' Conference 2019

This annual residential conference for primary headteachers is a must.

Planned by headteachers, for headteachers, it is an ideal opportunity to hear leading experts, pick up new ideas and network with colleagues.

This year’s theme is equality and the conference will feature talks from: 

  • Professor Rebecca Allen, Teacher Tapp
  • Sharon Gray OBE NLE, Wholehearted Learning
  • Steve Munby, Munby Education
  • Robin Launder, Behaviour Buddy
  • Chris Lubbe
FAQs Please note that this year's conference package includes 2 nights accommodation (Wednesday and Thursday).

Q - I would like to only stay one night, is this possible?
A - Yes. The price will be adjusted to £460 on your invoice.

Q - Can I come to the conference as a day delegate only?
A - Yes. The price will be adjusted to £342 on your invoice.

Q - Can I share a room with another headteacher to save money?
A - Yes. Please contact us with the details and we will provide you with an updated price.

Q - Can I book an extra night for the Friday and Saturday night?
A - Yes, but please book directly through The Grand (T: +44 (0)1273 224300 E: reception@grandbrighton.co.uk) Please state your accommodation preference in the additional information section at the time of booking. If no preference is indicated we will book and charge for accommodation on Wednesday and Thursday.

To avoid disappointment, we suggest that you book early as rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. HfL will be acting as booking agent on behalf of the attendees. HfL intend to apply the ‘billback’ arrangements agreed with HMRC as per Revenue & Customs Brief 21/10.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 16 October 2019 17:00 - 20:00 The Grand, Brighton
2 17 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00 The Grand, Brighton
3 18 October 2019 09:00 - 13:00 The Grand, Brighton

Code: 19ENG/047P Spelling SOS Key Stage 2 Project (EVENT FULL)

The 2014 National Curriculum catapulted spelling at KS2 into the limelight, and the KS2 assessment framework documents have further intensified the focus on spelling over the last four years. With this in mind, schools have been grappling with – and will need to consider further – how to equip their pupils for this increased challenge, so that they are able to meet the expected standard at the end of KS2 with confidence.

This project has been designed to offer strategies that will have a swift and powerful impact on pupils’ spelling achievement. Following successful implementation of the project, the pupils will be on an improved trajectory towards EXS at the end of KS2; have a more positive relationship with spelling; be more enthusiastic, confident spellers with an increased understanding and knowledge of the spelling system.

The project will focus predominantly on the need to improve pupils’ current individual spelling errors and misconceptions. Accurate spelling is a key component of writing fluently; enabling pupils’ cognitive resources to be freed from focusing on spelling means it can then be redirected towards writing composition. Following this event a half-day consultancy visit will be arranged with an allocated adviser week commencing 7th October 2019.

For more information please follow the link below:
Spelling SOS KS2 Project

For all schools outside of Hertfordshire please contact us for a price and availability before booking.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 12 September 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
2 17 October 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
3 16 December 2019 09:30 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage