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- updated 17 January, 2018

HfL
Herts for Learning appoints Director of Education Services

Herts for Learning, is delighted to announce the appointment of Rachel Macfarlane as Director of Education Services.arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 17th January 2018

HfL Booking System
*New Herts for Learning training and conference booking system launching shortly*

Herts for Learning is pleased to announce that they will be launching their new conference and training courses booking system on January 31st, 2018. The new system will offer a range of new features which we believe will help users and delegates find and book the courses they want, as well as manage their bookings, CPD and learning journey. The HfL Events team will be contacting all schools and settings shortly with further details regarding the transfer of your existing account and bookings. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 16th January 2018

HMD
Preview of Holocaust Memorial Day - 24th January 2018

The Hertfordshire Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) will be hosting its Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration (HMD) event next week with guest speaker Ziggi Shipper.arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 16th January 2018

Royal British Legion
Supporting Service Children

The Royal British Legion have produced a detailed best practice resource on how schools and local authorities can support service children in England, covering admissions, wellbeing and funding support. arrow Download education guide

arrow Tuesday 16th January 2018

Primary Headteachers
Primary Headteachers’ 2018 Spring Term Seminars

The agenda has been released for the HfL Primary Headteachers’ spring term seminars. Delivered by the Head of Primary Achievement and a selection of specialist advisers from Herts for Learning, these termly half-day sessions provide headteachers with updates on current topics in primary education. Headteachers are invited to book on to one of the five seminars taking place in February 2018 and bring with them another member of their senior leadership team to support school discussion. arrow More information or book a place

arrow Monday 15th January 2018

My TeenBrain
My TeenBrain - Workshops for Schools

In 2014 Family Services Commissioning, alongside Family Links and Dr John Coleman, developed My Teen Brain for multi-agency professionals working with young people. This has been a valued and well-used resource, and so far almost 1,000 multi-agency professionals have attended the training. 2 evening workshops for school staff are planned in the Spring term to introduce a new module to be delivered in the classroom. arrow More information

arrow Monday 15th January 2018

Country Show
Cassiobury Town and Country Show 2018 – looking for local schools to be involved

Cassiobury Park Education are looking for local Watford schools to be involved in the living history area of the festival this year. The planning is in the early stages but the idea is to tie in with the history of Cassiobury and focus on the Civil War period (1642 – 1651). It would also make an ideal ‘post SATS ‘ fun cross curricular topic combining learning about local history and designing costumes. To get involved please contact guy@classicfestivals.co.uk or Cassiobury@watford.gov.uk

arrow Monday 15th January 2018

SFU
Barclays Structural Reform Programme

Barclays Bank are making changes to their accounts structure which will affect all schools holding Barclays General and FIBCA accounts. The changes will take place over the weekend of 20th to 21st January. arrow Further details

arrow Thursday 11th January 2018

English
GCSE English Revision Workshops

The Secondary English team at Herts for Learning will be running a variety of GCSE English Revision workshops designed to help children feel ‘exam ready’. The first workshop will commence on Saturday 17th February and other workshops will be running up until Tuesday 10th April in Stevenage and St Albans.arrow More information

arrow Thursday 11th January 2018

TiH Fair
Teach in Herts Teacher Recruitment Fair – 3rd February at Parmiters School, Watford

Herts for Learning will be hosting a Teach in Herts Teacher Recruitment Fair at Parmiter’s School, Watford on Saturday 3rd February 2018 between 10:00am and 2:00pm. Aimed at new, current, returning and overseas qualified teachers, as well as those considering retraining to become a teacher, the award-winning recruitment fair is free to attend.arrow To book your place visit Teach in Herts website

arrow Tuesday 9th January 2018

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Herts for Learning

Herts for Learning Training & Events


Moving from acceleration towards depth as challenge in Years 1 and 2
Monday 5th February 2018 arrow Book now: 17MAT/080P
Primary geography: let's get physical!
Tuesday 6th February 2018 arrow Book now: 17GEO/002P
Creating interesting resources and scaffolding with Word
Tuesday 6th February 2018 arrow Book now: 17SIT/111A
Leading your Foundation Stage
Tuesday 6th February 2018 arrow Book now: 17EAY/056P
Health and Safety for school business managers
Wednesday 7th February 2018 arrow Book now: 17SBM/027A
Staff conduct and discipline: essential training for managers
Thursday 8th February 2018 arrow Book now: 17SHR/013A
Securing greater depth in Year 2 (mathematics and English)
Thursday 8th February 2018 arrow Book now: 17ENG/090P

Data Protection
GDPR Update – January 2018

As you may know, new data protection regulations (GDPR) come into force from 25th May 2018. These strengthen requirements around data security and will apply to all schools, academies and education settings. HCC and HfL have been working together to identify support to enable you to meet these new requirements is a measured and supported manner. arrow Further information and GDPR Overview

arrow Monday 8th January 2018

FSS
Financial service for Schools Helpline - CLOSURE

The Financial Services Helpdesk will be closed for training on the 20th March 2018. Calls will be taken and logged and the helpdesk will attend to them on return. Thank you for your attention in this.

arrow Monday 8th January 2018

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Herts for Learning

Herts for Learning Training & Events


Financial procedures for school finance staff
Tuesday 30th January 2018 arrow Book now: 17FSS/076A
SIMS Personnel
Tuesday 30th January 2018 arrow Book now: 17SIT/106A
Achieving mathematical age-related expectations in Year 6
Wednesday 31st January 2018 arrow Book now: 17MAT/075P
Teaching computing at lower Key Stage 2
Thursday 1st February 2018 arrow Book now: 17COM/025P
Phase 2-4 phonics: teaching and supporting 'Letters and Sounds'
Thursday 1st February 2018 arrow Book now: 17ENG/082P
Induction for new SENCOs
Thursday 1st February 2018 arrow Book now: 17SEN/043A
Using Assessment Manager 7 in the EYFS
Friday 2nd February 2018 arrow Book now: 17SIT/108P

ICT
Commercial mailings and web content

A number of schools have contacted us about an increasing number of commercial organisations asking schools to send home leaflets or add third party content to their websites. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 2nd January 2018

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Herts for Learning

Herts for Learning Training & Events


Securing age-related expectations in English - Year 2
Friday 12th January 2018 arrow Book now: 17ENG/088P
Taking your Early Years from good to outstanding
Wednesday 17th January 2018 arrow Book now: 17EAY/052P
School business manager professional development programme (SBM PDP) module two: influencing skills
Wednesday 17th January 2018 arrow Book now: 17SBM/028A
Assessment for Learning in primary science
Wednesday 17th January 2018 arrow Book now: 17SCI/019P
Achieving mathematical age-related expectations by the end of Year 2
Tuesday 23rd January 2018 arrow Book now: 17MAT/074P
Recruitment in schools: workshop one
Tuesday 23rd January 2018 arrow Book now: 17SHR/017A
Teaching computing at Key Stage 1
Tuesday 23rd January 2018 arrow Book now: 17COM/029P

RE
SACRE – Current Provision and Teaching of RE in Secondary Schools

We have written to all secondary schools in Hertfordshire on behalf of the Hertfordshire SACRE (Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education) following an important national report published earlier this term. One of the roles of the Hertfordshire SACRE is to support local schools in their provision of RE and we are concerned that some schools may be struggling to meet the statutory requirements due to challenges such as lack of specialist teachers, timetabling pressures, performance measures in other subjects and budget. arrow Letter to Secondary Schools

arrow Wednesday 20th December 2017

SFU
School Funding Consultation for Primary and Secondary Schools and Academies 2018-19 Reminder

2018-19 sees the introduction of the National Funding Formula (NFF) for schools. HCC is consulting primary and secondary schools on the Hertfordshire funding formula for 2018/19. The consultation which runs from today to 22nd December 2017. arrow Further details

arrow Monday 18th December 2017

RE
Long and Medium Term Plans for Religious Education

Following the implementation of the new Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2017-2022, the Hertfordshire SACRE are pleased to share the attached exemplars of long and medium term planning to support teachers in writing plans for their individual settings. The suggestions are non-statutory and are based on the enquiry approach set out in 'Religion for Today and Tomorrow' which can be purchased from the HFL online shop.arrow More information

arrow Thursday 14th December 2017

RE
ExploRE Workshops in Primary Schools

The Bridgebuilders Christian Trust is now offering workshops to support Religious Education in primary schools in the Stevenage locality.arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 13th December 2017

RE
New Model RE Policies for Primary and Secondary Schools (updated)

SACRE have produced new model RE policies for primary and secondary schools.arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 13th December 2017

Ofsted
Something Missing? Foster with Us

We are currently running a fostering campaign and we need your support to spread the word. We are asking secondary schools to share information and photos in their communications to parents of secondary school children. arrow Fostering at Christmas campaign

arrow Monday 11th December 2017

Ofsted
Outcomes from the Second Ofsted Consultation on Short Inspections

Helen Jones provides a summary of the changes to short inspections which will become custom and practice from January 2018.arrow More information

arrow Friday 8th December 2017

TiH Fair
The Annual Hertfordshire Teacher Recruitment Fairs 2018 by Teach in Herts

Herts for Learning is delighted to be able to make a significant investment from its 2017/18 profits to run the award-winning Teach in Herts Teacher Recruitment Fairs again in 2018. As well as the high profile event at Stevenage we will also be piloting a satellite fair, located in the south of the county, with the aim of attracting career changers, NQTs and experienced teachers from London and the suburbs around the M25 ring. Your support and attendance at either or both of these events is needed to ensure Hertfordshire is the first choice for those wishing to enter or develop their career within the teaching profession.arrow Details of how schools can attend the fairs

arrow Wednesday 6th December 2017

SFU
School Funding Consultation for Primary and Secondary Schools and Academies 2018-19 Important

2018-19 sees the introduction of the National Funding Formula (NFF) for schools. HCC is consulting primary and secondary schools on the Hertfordshire funding formula for 2018/19. The consultation which runs from today to 22nd December 2017. arrow Further details

arrow Wednesday 6th December 2017

CfE
Book now for the ‘Champions for excellence – making leadership count’ project

The Herts for Learning ‘Champions for excellence – making leadership count’ project is being specifically designed to meet the needs of headteachers who want to improve a particular aspect of their school’s performance. Book your place by Monday 18th December. arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 6th December 2017

NSPCC
NSPCC course to help primary schools respond to harmful sexual behaviour

The NSPCC have launched a new online training course to help teachers and school staff identify and respond appropriately to instances of sexualised behaviour. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 5th December 2017

Early Years
New Early Years and Primary phonics resources now available

Foundations for Phonics and Supersonic Phonics (Phases 1 – 2) – the new Early Years and primary phonics resources now available from the Herts for Learning shop. arrow More details

arrow Friday 1st December 2017

Severe Weather Guidance
Updated Severe Weather Guidance in schools only

With winter on its way, Hertfordshire County Council have updated their severe weather guidance for schools. arrow More information

arrow Thursday 30th November 2017

Sexual Health Hertfordshire services open day
Sexual Health Hertfordshire Services Open Day

Sexual Health Hertfordshire delivers sexual health services throughout Hertfordshire to over 50,000 patients each year. You are invited to come visit our Stevenage hub and experience the full range of services available. arrow More information

arrow Thursday 30th November 2017

Developing Young Scientists
Developing Young Scientists

Practical advice, examples and activities for primary science teachers and subject leaders who want to develop child-led enquiry in their classrooms.arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 28th November 2017

Feeling Good Week
Feeling Good Week 2018 – bid for funding now!

Bid now for funding towards events for Feeling Good Week 2018, which runs from Monday 19th to Saturday 25th February 2018. Have you got an idea? No matter how big or small, you can make a real difference to health and mental health of young people.arrow More information

arrow Monday 20th November 2017

The Exchange
The Exchange - November & December Edition 2017

The November/December edition of The Exchange, Herts for Learning's newspaper is now in schools with a spotlight on the importance of learning languages in primary and secondary schools. The paper also features the latest recruitment news including next year’s recruitment fairs. arrow The Exchange Newspaper

arrow Tuesday 14th November 2017

Flying Pizza Theatre production
Flying Pizza Theatre production ‘ Wind in the Willows’ – Special Reduction

£70 off to local Hertfordshire schools who book a show in November or January. Full details available in the flyer or visit arrow Flying Pizza Theatre production

arrow Monday 13th November 2017

Primary Training Programme – Spring 2018
Primary Training Programme – Spring 2018

The Primary spring training brochure is available as an e-book. Simply visit the Herts for Learning website arrow More information

arrow Friday 10th November 2017


Health Related Behaviour Survey 2018
Health Related Behaviour Survey 2018

Schools can sign up now for the 2018 survey. The survey provides valuable information for participating schools through the tailored report they receive. The survey is completed online and the deadline for signing up is Friday 15 December 2017. Schools in Hertfordshire complete the survey every 2 years and we are asking schools to take part in the survey in either the spring or summer term 2017-18. There is also a new survey for Year 12& 13 pupiuls. arrow More information can be found in Health Related News

arrow Friday 10th November 2017

Assessment Updates
Updates to data in Analyse School Performance (ASP)

Please be aware that the Analyse School Performance site (the replacement to RAISEonline) has now been updated to include 2017 unvalidated results. arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 8th November 2017

Spring Term Training Programme wvg
Wellbeing and Vulnerable Groups – Spring Term Training Programme

A comprehensive range of programmes and courses are run each term by the Herts for Learning wellbeing advisers and consultants. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 7th November 2017

Primary Engineer
Primary Engineer - CPD for teachers

MBDA are offering a free one day practical CPD course for our Structures and Mechanisms with Basic Electrics programme which will enable attendees to deliver a whole-class, curriculum-mapped engineering project and be partnered with a professional engineer from MBDA to work with you on the training day and after with pupils in the classroom! arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 31st October 2017

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