13 courses found

Code: 19MAT/038P Achieving mathematical age-related expectations by the end of Year 2

Grappling with the aims and content within the Key Stage 1 curriculum and the continuously changing Teacher Assessment Framework (TAF), it is increasingly important to understand what age-related expectations should look like.

The course will look at the changes in the TAF seen for use from 2018/19 onwards to ensure that teachers are ready to adapt the learning appropriately. This course will support Year 1 and 2 teachers to help their pupils achieve the national standard and modify teaching to accelerate learning so that pupils maximise their potential.

During the day, you will investigate the key mathematical concepts that pupils find tricky and explore teaching strategies to guide them towards success. This will allow teachers an opportunity to map out their long-term plan across the year implementing the strategies and activities they will gain from the day.

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

Code: 19FSS/020A Converting to academy - the financial considerations (Cancelled)

This course is for maintained schools who are considering converting to academy. One of the biggest areas of change will be to the school's finance team and its systems. This course will look at these key areas of change including the key requirements of the Academies Financial Handbook, internal and external reporting requirements, system requirements and key roles and responsibilities within academy trusts. This course will also include an overview on funding for academy trusts.

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

Code: 19CPT/010A Designated senior person safeguarding training (level two, single agency, specialist training) (LIMITED SPACES)

This course is designed for those who are new to the role of designated senior person (DSP) for child protection and have completed stage one safeguarding children training for school staff. The course explores the role and the responsibilities of the DSP. This course is for all schools in the Hertfordshire area.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 08 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
2 09 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19EAY/035P Leading in the Foundation Stage

The first step to becoming a highly effective leader is firstly to understand what the role entails and how this then translates in practice to achieve the very best outcomes for all children.

Delegates will receive a comprehensive free toolkit with essential proformas to effectively support their role as an EYFS leader.

This two-day course will build delegates' skills and confidence to be an effective leader in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 25 September 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
2 09 October 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19ASS/031P New to Year 2 assessment

This course is for teachers who are new to, or returning to, teaching in Year 2.

Delegates will explore the statutory requirements for assessing pupils' attainment in the core subjects at Key Stage 1 this year and consider strategies for supporting pupils in their learning journey towards achieving the expected standards.

Delegates will also consider how the Herts for Learning assessment resources can help to track pupils’ progress and support 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.)

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

Code: SC74 Safeguarding children (LIMITED SPACES)

This course is strongly recommended for all governors and essential for the Designated Child Protection governor(s), the chair and the vice chair and it is highly recommended for all Govs as is refreshing every 4 yrs.


This cannot be arranged as an In House session due to the demand for this training.

Outline
This training looks at:

  • safeguarding in the school context
  • the role of Child Protection School Liaison Officers (CPSLO)
  • the nature of child abuse
  • safeguarding Responsibilities
  • gole of the governing board, the headteacher, all staff/volunteers
  • the role of the Designated Senior Person (DSP)
  • child protection policy and procedures
  • statutory child protection training timescales
  • vulnerability of staff in schools
  • management of allegations against staff
  • monitoring and review of school practice, policies and procedures
  • introduction to audit tools - Annual Schools' Safeguarding Practice Checklist and Annual Safeguarding Report
  • an opportunity to ask questions or arrange follow-up contact with your CPSLO.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 09 October 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell Upper School, Stevenage

Code: 19ENG/043P Securing age-related expectations in English - Year 5 and 6

This established course (formerly securing age-related expectations in Year 6) has supported teachers with understanding the aims and content of the Upper Key Stage 2 National Curriculum.

It will enable practitioners to recognise what age-related outcomes should look like and secure effective pathways to these end goals.

We will unpick the end of year requirements and support teachers with ways to modify teaching approaches in order to accelerate learning so that pupils achieve their potential. We will share strategies, practical ideas and resources for improving outcomes in reading, writing and spelling.

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

Code: 19DMS/040A SIMS Personnel

On this half-day course, delegates will learn how to add staff, contracts, absences and training. With this information, delegates will be able to produce a School Workforce Census Return and reports for the senior leadership team.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 09 October 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19DMS/039A SIMS Personnel - effective use of reporting (on school data) (LIMITED SPACES) (Cancelled)

Accurate and effective reporting of staff data enables senior leaders, governors and bursars to gain access to data efficiently, in readiness for analysis and statutory returns.

On this half-day course, delegates will learn how to run, create and modify reports within the Personnel area directly on their own school’s SIMS data, enabling delegates to access these created reports when back in school. This will enable delegates to run and create reports for the senior leadership and finance team, allowing for effective analysis of their personnel data.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 09 October 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: 19SBM/010A Single Central Record training (LIMITED SPACES)

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is one of the most important aspects of schools' work. One element of this is to carry out and record robust recruitment checks. Ofsted inspectors scrutinise the school's Single Central Record (SCR) during inspections. They are likely to be interested both in whether it is compliant with the requirements outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education, and in the school's culture and approach to maintaining it.

Changing requirements over time often lead to questions about how best to maintain the SCR, and about compliance and best practice.

This half-day course will remind delegates of the importance of meeting the statutory requirements. It will allow delegates to explore what constitutes an effective SCR.

The session is for anyone with responsibility for establishing, updating or maintaining the school's SCR. The training will comprise presentation, discussion and practical activity.

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