9 courses found

Code: 19EAY/029P A year in the life of an Early Years manager (Cancelled)

A programme to inspire managers to be confident, competent and organised.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 27 June 2019 09:30 - 16:00 University of Bedfordshire
2 17 October 2019 09:30 - 16:00 University of Bedfordshire
3 27 February 2020 09:30 - 16:00 University of Bedfordshire
4 25 June 2020 09:30 - 16:00 University of Bedfordshire

Code: PSE/20/72/P Delivering relationships education and health education in Church of England primary schools (in-line with Church of England guidance)

Following our extensive work with the Southwark Diocese Board of Education in preparing their schools for the new curriculum in line with wider Church of England guidance and SIAMS, we are now offering this training to other Church of England schools.

This day workshop for subject leaders and SLT has been highly evaluated by Southwark Church of England schools.
“Excellent. All of it was useful and the impact will be huge. Lots of information but paced well.” C. Purcell, Subject Lead for Relationships Education, Christ Church Streatham CofE School, Lambeth
“Practical guidance, really useful ideas and very empowering.” G. Jones, Subject Lead for Relationships Education, Minster Infants School, Croydon

It will be a practical course to prepare subject leaders to lead further development of the new mandatory curriculum in their schools. Crucially it will be informed by the new curriculum and key Church of England guidance on Vision, the SIAMS Evaluation Schedule, Valuing All God’s Children 2, Mental Health and Well Being, Fruit of the Spirit, developing character education and more.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 27 February 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: HAS/20/150/A Design and Technology Core Level Standards for Health and Safety (LIMITED SPACES)

Health and Safety legislation requires that staff are competent to undertake their role and manage health and safety, for those involved in design and technology (D&T) at secondary level then it’s crucial that teachers and support staff can identify hazards, assess risks and effectively manage these.

D&T has training standards approved by the Training and Development Agency (TDA) and published by DATA ‘Health and Safety Training Standards in Design and Technology’. These standards provide a nationally recognised health and safety qualification which is fully compliant with the requirements of BS4163:2014. All teachers and support staff should meet these standards before they use, supervise or teach others to use the equipment, processes and tools used in D&T.

This core level course is delivered by a Registered Design and Technology Health and Safety Consultant (RDTHSC) and is considered essential for all involved in teaching design and technology at secondary level.

It is recommended that refresher training should be undertaken on a regular basis and no later than 5 years from initial training.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 27 February 2020 13:00 - 17:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19EAY/056P Foundation Stage leader seminar: autumn 19 (Broxbourne/East Herts)

A bespoke forum for reflection, discussion and sharing of effective practice. Content will be tailored in response to feedback gathered from Early Years leaders and respond to local and national agenda items.

Each seminar will be held in a different school setting within the locality, offering the opportunity to visit other Early Years settings and build on sharing best practice.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 02 October 2019 16:00 - 17:30 Mill Mead School
2 27 February 2020 16:00 - 17:30 Wormley CE Primary School
3 23 June 2020 16:00 - 17:30 Summercroft Primary School

Code: 19MAN/026P Primary headteachers' seminar: spring 2020

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 27 February 2020 09:15 - 11:45 Rothamsted Conference Centre, Harpenden

Code: DMS/20/242/P Primary SIMS user group - Baldock

This termly primary user group is designed to provide up-to-date information on developments within the Capita SIMS software and statutory returns, as well as exchanging information on processes and procedures undertaken on a day-to-day basis. It also offers the opportunity to ask questions of our data management consultants and network with other school administrators. The sessions are free to schools that have a support contract with data management Services. We would recommend attendance at these user groups to keep you up to date and informed.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 27 February 2020 13:30 - 15:00 Baldock Community Centre

Code: ENG/19/38/P Reception Early Reading Project (EVENT FULL)

This hugely successful project is aimed at supporting schools in analysing historic ELG reading data and using this to fine-tune the teaching of early reading and phonics in order to close gaps for as many pupils as possible, as early on as possible, success in reading in the early years of school is linked to later reading fluency and comprehension. We know that children may experience barriers to reading for a range of reasons. Unpicking these, and matching provision to individual need, is integral to closing these gaps. Previous project schools have seen an improvement of their ELG reading by on average 4.6 percentage points. The largest increase seen was +13.3 percentage points, in a school with a high proportion of disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils.

The project package includes high-quality training resources, observational assessment tools and the professional development outlined below. Schools benefit from the project in a range of ways, e.g. improving their ELG reading attainment in comparison to National, LA or their own previous data.

During the project participants will be using tracking tools to support pace and progress and to explore matching provision to need. With their linked adviser, they will plan, carry out and review key actions for individual pupils and groups of pupils. The project will then support the delegates to embed strategies through robust action planning, ensuring future success and building sustainable improvements in provision.

For more information please follow the link below:
Early Reading Project

Following the launch day event a half-day consultancy visit will be arranged with an allocated adviser by the end of January 2020. For all schools outside of Hertfordshire please contact us for a price and availability before booking.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 09 January 2020 13:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
2 27 February 2020 16:00 - 18:00 Bowmansgreen Primary School
3 02 April 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: GOV/20/107/A Safer recruitment (EVENT FULL)

This nationally accredited full day ‘Safer recruitment’ training is suitable for governors and staff of schools/academies involved in the recruitment process. This course is applicable for those who have had no previous training - if you have attended ‘Safer recruitment’ training within the past 5 years’ there is a separate refresher course for those who wish to refresh their accreditation. (Please check if you are unsure)

The principles and actions for safer recruitment derive from the Bichard Inquiry which was formed following the tragic events of the 'Soham case' (2004). The Inquiry's Report highlighted flaws and shortcomings in the recruitment process that allowed Ian Huntley to be employed as a caretaker at Soham Community School. The Bichard Inquiry recommended that all governing boards have members who have been safer recruitment trained and that appointment panels for school leadership posts include at least one governor who has been safer recruitment trained. This course is based on the Safer Recruitment Consortium national programme.

Please note that attendance to the whole day is required in order to achieve accreditation.

The session will:

  • raise awareness of the Bichard Inquiry Report and the safer recruitment framework
  • look at data and trends in school/academy incidents of abuse
  • look at safer recruitment processes and policies
  • provide an opportunity to go through the recruitment process
Pre-course reading is available for all delegates to read through before the date of the training, please ensure to read this in advance.

Staff attending from a subscribing school will be charged £100

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 27 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: STN/20/395/S Sixth Form briefing: understanding and checking your sixth form allocation for 2020-21 and key messages for future funding

This timely briefing will guide delegates through updated, key funding messages for sixth form funding and will help prepare schools to analyse and check their 2020-21 post-16 funding allocation calculation toolkit (ACT).

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 27 February 2020 08:15 - 10:00 Barnwell School