14 courses found

Code: ASS/19/510/P Assessment moderation cluster for teachers of Year 2: Cluster 6 – St Albans

This year, the focus of this moderation session will be reading and writing. The session will provide an excellent opportunity for Year 2 teachers to work together to explore the accuracy of their assessment judgements and achieve greater consistency in standards. Teachers will be supported in considering how secure their pupils are in their learning so far, and how well on track they are for the end of Key Stage 1 standards.

It is essential that delegates bring along examples of pupils' work from their class. We will provide a suggested reading assessment task for teachers to use with the pupils in advance of the sessions. In January, information will be sent to delegates and also uploaded to the grid at: http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/assessment/ks1/moderationclusters.shtml

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 05 February 2020 09:15 - 11:45 St Alban & St Stephen Catholic Infant & Nursery School

Code: ASS/19/511/P Assessment moderation cluster for teachers of Year 2: Cluster 7 – Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City (EVENT FULL)

This year, the focus of this moderation session will be reading and writing. The session will provide an excellent opportunity for Year 2 teachers to work together to explore the accuracy of their assessment judgements and achieve greater consistency in standards. Teachers will be supported in considering how secure their pupils are in their learning so far, and how well on track they are for the end of Key Stage 1 standards.

It is essential that delegates bring along examples of pupils' work from their class. We will provide a suggested reading assessment task for teachers to use with the pupils in advance of the sessions. In January, information will be sent to delegates and also uploaded to the grid at: http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/assessment/ks1/moderationclusters.shtml

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 05 February 2020 13:30 - 16:00 Oak View Primary & Nursery School

Code: HRS/20/88/A Communicating effectively (Cancelled)

This workshop will focus on the importance of effective communication, and how poor communication can have a negative impact on a working environment. Ideal for anyone with line-management responsibilities, the session will provide delegates with a greater awareness of their own style and enable them to identify those who interact differently. It will provide guidance on how to communicate a message effectively, by considering how individuals can interpret information differently.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 05 February 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19MAT/052P Creating challenge within the Upper Key Stage 2 age-related mathematics curriculum

Is pitching work at the correct level for the most able or setting work which consistently challenges and stretches the most able or improving teaching of the most-able so they achieve higher standards an area of development? Understanding exactly what this means and looks like in the classroom is hard. Pupils who are quick at calculating and getting the right answer might seem secure and ready for the challenge. But do they have depth of understanding? Can they explain their thinking or apply it independently to a different context?

This course will explore how to move pupils through the programme of study ‘at broadly the same pace’ whilst providing opportunities to challenge all pupils. Using our challenge toolkit, we will look at ways to add depth and challenge to tasks suitable for all by adding reasoning, varying representations, asking ‘what if?’ and developing independence.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 05 February 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: MAT/20/208/P Going for greater depth and the higher standard in primary mathematics (Cancelled)

BUCKS EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP IS PROUD TO BE PART OF HERTS FOR LEARNING

Is developing teaching to ‘pitch work at the correct level for the most able’ or ‘set work which consistently challenges and stretches the most able’ or ‘improve teaching of the most able so they achieve higher standards’ a school focus?

Understanding exactly what this means and looks like in the classroom is hard. Pupils who are quick at calculating and getting the right answer might seem secure and ready for the challenge. But do they have depth of understanding? Can they explain their thinking or apply it independently to a different context? Why is it that even when providing opportunities for deeper thinking pupils do not reach the higher standard by the end of the key stage?

This course, suitable for subject leaders, Key Stage 1 and 2 teachers, will explore how to move pupils through the programme of study ‘at broadly the same pace’ whilst providing opportunities to challenge all pupils. Using simple, yet elegant, approaches ways to add depth and challenge to tasks suitable for all by adding reasoning, varying representations, asking ‘what if?’ and developing independence will be developed. Exploring how to convert greater depth into more pupils reaching the higher standard will also be focused upon by considering what else needs to happen.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 05 February 2020 09:30 - 16:00 The Gateway

Code: BMS/20/83/A Health and safety for school business managers

Whilst overall accountability for health and safety lies with the employer, the day-to-day running of the school including responsibility for the health and safety of staff and pupils is delegated to the headteacher and school management team.

This training has been designed specifically for the role of business manager and provides an introduction to the key health and safety risks in schools in ensuring these are managed effectively and proportionately on site.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 05 February 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: MAT/19/5/P Intervening effectively – a place value diagnostic assessment and intervention teaching programme resource

The curriculum states that the majority of pupils will move broadly at the same pace. Not only is this challenging for some pupils, it places a huge demand on teachers and school leaders to secure a greater proportion of age-related pupils. Managing and providing opportunity for the right intervention, particularly for vulnerable pupils such as SEND, FSM, PPG and those at risk of not making expected progress, is essential.

The keystone of mathematics learning is place value and if pupils have gaps in this learning it has an impact on all other maths learning. This course will provide a comprehensive diagnostic assessment that once completed will accurately identify gaps in learning. The assessment covers place value learning up to Year 3. Training will be provided in how to analyse the data and create a personalised intervention plan and how to make the most of the provided comprehensive teacher guidance.

These resources have been successfully used by schools who reported that they significantly changed the way they assessed for and delivered interventions. The cost of the course includes training, the diagnostic assessment, spreadsheets to record and analyse pupil’s responses and teacher guidance linked to every diagnostic question. Attendees will receive digital versions of this.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 05 February 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: GOV/20/151/A Safer Recruitment Refresher (LIMITED SPACES)

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 05 February 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell School

Code: 19SEN/026A The Hertfordshire SEND Toolkit launch workshop - Ware

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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 05 February 2020 10:00 - 11:30 Wodson Park Sports & Recreation Centre, Ware

Code: MAT/19/423/P Year 5 mathematics challenge – North Herts (LIMITED SPACES)

Entries are invited for the Year 5 mathematics challenge 2019. Each school is encouraged to submit a team of four Year 5 pupils for this friendly inter-school competition. The challenge will comprise a mixture of challenge, problem-solving and fun. There are 12 event heats. We look forward to seeing you at one of these. Winners from the individual heats and eight best runners up will go forward to the final, to be held in Stevenage on Friday 20th March.

Schools are limited to one team each initially. Additional teams will be transferred to the waiting list and schools will be contacted nearer the date of their chosen heat if there is capacity to enter these additional teams.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 05 February 2020 16:00 - 17:30 St Thomas More RC Primary School, Letchworth