11 courses found

Code: ASS/19/237/P Be more moderator: Key Stage 1 – writing standardisation training for teachers and school leaders

This new course, aimed at all Year 2 teachers and literacy leads, will roll out the latest 2020 DfE/STA national training that all Local Authority moderators receive. The national training focuses solely on writing.

Teachers require the same secure understanding of the Teacher Assessment Frameworks and guidance around writing assessment that the moderators have, in order to ensure that their teacher assessment judgements are accurate and that internal and external moderation is consistent and robust. This course will ensure that teachers hear exactly the same messages as moderators and have seen the same examples of writing at different standards. As part of the course, delegates will also be given the opportunity to put their assessment skills to the test, by taking the same standardisation exercise that moderators are required to pass.

Secure teacher assessment is an essential for every teacher, directly feeding into the teaching and learning and feedback in the classroom.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 19 March 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: PVI/19/468/P Building behaviour for learning in Early Years (LIMITED SPACES)

Building behaviour for learning in Early Years

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 19 March 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: ENG/20/18/P 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 19 March 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: GOV/20/136/A Disciplinary Hearings

This course is beneficial in helping governors understand the procedures of a staff disciplinary hearing. The course is broadly based on the HfL model disciplinary policy but also useful for governors of all settings as the principles are broadly the same.This session will:

  • identify the principles of good disciplinary handling
  • look at the decision making process
  • assist with dealing of challenges that may arise during the process

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 19 March 2020 19:00 - 21:00 The Bushey Arena

Code: GOV/20/261/A Safer Recruitment Refresher

It is a Hertfordshire recommendation that all safer recruiters receive refresher training to remain accredited. This 2 hour training session is only to be attended by those who have previously completed the all day Safer Recruitment training and whose 5 year accreditation is due to / very recently expired (please check if you are unsure).



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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 19 March 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: PVI/20/418/P SENCO cluster (Cancelled)

SENCO cluster

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 19 March 2020 13:00 - 15:00 Little Hands & Little Feet Family Centre

Code: DMS/20/173/P SIMS Profiles – writing student end of year reports (Cancelled)

This course will explore the production of high-quality, fully customisable reports for parents using SIMS Profiles.

Profiles uses editable comments, free text or a mixture of both.

Data recorded in SIMS Assessment, Behaviour Management and Attendance can all be linked to a report.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 19 March 2020 09:30 - 15:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: EAY/19/486/P Supporting smooth transitions briefing (LIMITED SPACES)

As part of the HCC commissioned transition project, the Herts for Learning Early Years team are providing briefing sessions to share details of the project, the transition level of need pathway and provide each school with a copy of the transition toolkit. The overall focus of the project is to ensure a smooth transition for all children, including those at risk of underachievement.

The aim of the briefing is for early years practitioners working in school nursery and reception classes to receive information on the transition level of need pathway and tools developed as part of the project. It will be important that practitioners gain an understanding of how this can support early identification of those children with potential barriers to learning and help enable them to experience a smooth transition to school.

A transition toolkit will be provided for each school with a range of resources to support transition practice.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 19 March 2020 16:00 - 17:30 South Hill Centre

Code: 19EAY/028P Early Years Assessment Project - improve assessment systems and outcomes for children

This year-long project starting in October will:

  • support Early Years (EY) practitioners in developing efficient and accurate assessment processes 
  • help EY practitioners support as many children as possible in achieving the required level of development at the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 
  • provide bespoke training sessions and consultancy to help improve outcomes in the EYFS 
  • support EY practitioners in closing gaps in attainment between different groups of children, particularly for children in receipt of the pupil premium grant

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 04 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
2 19 March 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
3 11 June 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: NQT/19/55/S Subject specific training for secondary religious studies NQTs and trainees

This unique, subject-level programme for secondary religious studies (RS) NQTs and trainees offers intensive and specialist RS training and development from recognised experts in their subject.

It will develop subject expertise and practice in the classroom.

NQTs will be provided with a range of resources and strategies to try out at school as well as having the opportunity to network and share strategies with other NQTs and trainees teaching RS.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 18 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Fielder Centre, Hatfield
2 19 March 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
3 16 June 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage