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Latest news for Hertfordshire Schools
- updated 18 May, 2018

road safety
Learn2Live Campaign - September 2018

The Learn 2 Live road safety education programme for students in Years 12, and 13, is running in venues all around Hertfordshire through September 2018. The programme is open free of charge to all schools and colleges within Hertfordshire. arrow More information

arrow Friday 18th May 2018

HfL logo
Business Management Conference: Reaching Above and Beyond on Wednesday 13th June 2018

The HfL annual Business Management conference will launch with setting the scene for this year’s focus – ‘Reaching Above and Beyond’. A variety of interactive workshops and roundtable sessions to inspire school business leaders have now been confirmed. Join us to network, increase your profile, develop your knowledge and skills, and be inspired by Anna Hemmings MBE, six-time world champion and two-time Olympian. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 15th May 2018

Financial services to schools
HCSS Budgeting Software Message

Financial Services have been advised that users of HCSS Budgeting will receive a message when using the software later this week requesting “Email and Organisation Confirmation”. This should be completed with a current, valid organisation email address and the selection of the organisation type from the dropdown box provided. This information is required by HCSS for planned “exiting new developments” of your HCSS product(s).

arrow Tuesday 15th May 2018

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Herts for Learning

Herts for Learning Training & Events


Financial management for the senior leadership team in Hertfordshire County Council maintained schools
Tuesday 12th June 2018 arrow Book now: 18FSS/014A
Closing the gaps in spelling at Key Stage 2
Tuesday 19th June 2018 arrow Book now: 18ENG/009P
Effective mathematical learning sequences: making the most of the new essentials planning resources in Years 1 and 2
Tuesday 19th June 2018 arrow Book now: 18MAT/003P
Essentials for good EYFS provision
Thursday 21st June 2018 arrow Book now: 18EAY/011P
Where the wonderful things are: unlocking the potential of picture books in the primary classroom
Thursday 21st June 2018 arrow Book now: 18ENG/024P
Assessment tools for SENCOs
Friday 22nd June 2018 arrow Book now: 18SEN/003A

Walk to school Week
Walk to school Week 21st to 25th May 2018

Get your best foot forward for this year’s challenge starting on the 21st May with the start of Walk to School Week and continuing on to Clean Air Day 21st June 2018 event. arrow More information

arrow Monday 14th May 2018

Fostering
Fostering transforms lives

As part of Foster Care Fortnight (May 14th to 27th), Hertfordshire County Council’s fostering and adoption recruitment team is now urging people to consider transforming their lives and the lives of children by becoming foster carers. arrow More information

arrow Monday 14th May 2018

Herts for Learning
Save the date for the Hertfordshire Primary Headteachers' Conference 2018 - 17th-19th October 2018

The title for this year’s conference is Navigating Leadership in the Real World: Identifying the Moral Compass for You and Your School, and we are delighted to confirm that the speakers will include Ross Morrison McGill from The Teacher Toolkit, Sir Kevan Collins from the Education Endowment Foundation, and Lisa Wisher from BraveHeart Education. Details of additional speakers will be available shortly. Please note that the conference will be available to book on our booking site from 1:00pm on Tuesday 22nd May 2018.

arrow Friday 11th May 2018

Training and events
Taking the Advantage for the Disadvantaged Conference -28th June 2018

The Herts for Learning Annual Conference to Remove the Barriers for Disadvantaged Learners. The aim of this year’s conference is to raise the profile of the challenges that can be faced by disadvantaged children and to learn more about how to successfully overcome them through keynote presentations, sharing expertise and participating in a series of workshops. arrow Book now

arrow Friday 11th May 2018

GDPR
In-school data protection awareness training

Herts for Learning offers in-school, all-staff training on basic data protection and cyber security. This 90-minute staff meeting is a non-specialist, non-technical information and awareness session aimed at any member of staff that has access to personal data. We cover precautions around email, portable disks, printed copies and much more. arrow More information

arrow Friday 11th May 2018

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Herts for Learning Training & Events


Effective support for English: local cluster session for teaching assistants
Tuesday 5th June 2018 - arrow Book now: 18ENG/020P / 18ENG/022P
Spotlight on SEN support
Tuesday 5th to Wednesday 13th June 2018 arrow Book now: 18SEN/00(8A/9A/10A/11A)
School business manager professional development programme (SBM PDP) module 4: working with difficult and/or challenging people
Monday 11th June 2018 arrow Book now: 18SBM/001A
Mastering spelling at Year 2: accuracy, rules and patterns
Wednesday 13th June 2018 arrow Book now: 18ENG/008P
The reasoning rich classroom: Key Stage 2
Thursday 14th June 2018 arrow Book now: 18NQT/004P
Excelling in the workplace: introductory course, and developing skills
Friday 15th June 2018 arrow Book now: 18SBM/002A / 18SBM/003A

The Green Tree Schools Award
Outdoor classroom day – May 17th 2018

What will you be doing outdoors? Why not investigate your trees as part of the Woodland Trust’s Green Tree School Award; sow some Poached Egg plants to attract pollinators as part of the RHS Campaign for School Gardening; do an earthworm survey – see OPAL’s citizen science surveys; or investigate incredible invertebrates as part of the RSPB Wild Challenge. For more ideas on things you could do visit arrow More information

arrow Friday 4th May 2018

HfL
Primary Heads Seminars – Summer 2018 – spaces still available

Headteachers are invited to book on to one of the five Primary Heads seminars taking place from May-June 2018. These termly half-day sessions provide headteachers with updates on current topics in primary education. arrow More information and agenda

arrow Wednesday 2nd May 2018

HfL
Herts for Learning INSET staff development day – Monday 4th June 2018

Please be advised that Herts for Learning (HfL) will be holding an INSET development day on Monday 4th June 2018 for all HfL staff, and the business will effectively be closed on that day. This includes our service desk telephone support for Business Services. Where schools have long standing bookings with HfL Advisers or ICT Services staff, these visits will go ahead as planned. HfL will re-open for business as usual on Tuesday 5th June.

arrow Wednesday 2nd May 2018

HfL
Herts for Learning shareholder satisfaction survey 2018

The 2018 Herts for Learning (HfL) shareholder satisfaction survey was emailed out directly to all headteachers and chairs of governors on Tuesday 1st May 2018. Your views and feedback are important to the future direction of the Company and will help the HfL Board and Executive team to shape and improve the products and services that we offer you. We would be grateful if you would take a few minutes to complete and return the short online survey which focuses on HfL as a Company, the services we provide to schools and our investment in the common good to address key challenges for our shareholding schools. The survey will be open between Tuesday 1st May and Thursday 31st May 2018.

arrow Tuesday 1st May 2018

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Herts for Learning Training & Events


An introduction to coaching: how to build confidence through coaching
Tuesday 5th June 2018 arrow Book now: 18COA/007A
Developing working skills in primary science
Tuesday 5th June 2018 arrow Book now: 18SCI/002P
Flourishing mindfully in schools
Tuesday 5th June 2018 arrow Book now: 18PSE/004A
Teaching computing at Upper Key Stage 2
Wednesday 6th June 2018 arrow Book now: 18COM/003P
Special educational needs and disabilities... ready for Ofsted?
Wednesday 6th June 2018 arrow Book now: 18SEN/002A
The reasoning rich classroom: Key Stage 1
Thusday 7th June 2018 arrow Book now: 18NQT/003P

The Green Tree Schools Award
The Green Tree Schools Award – free help and support for schools from the Woodland Trust

Three thousand schools across the region are being given a chance to nurture and inspire a new generation of nature lovers through the Woodland Trust's Green Tree School Awards. arrow Further information (pdf)

arrow Thursday 26th April 2018

HfL
Shabbat workshops - May 2018

An opportunity for pupils to visit the St. Albans Synagogue and find out more abuot Shabbat.arrow More information and booking

arrow Wednesday 18th April 2018

FSS
UPDATE - The Access Group

The Access Group, the developers of HCSS Budgeting software have advised Financial Services of the following regarding Access Group Customers:- Phishing Scam Alert: Ignore request to change payment details. They have said “ this email was not sent by Access and represents a fraudulent attempt to elicit funds from our customers. Customers should NOT provide any information nor send any funds, to any e-mail address or account as indicated in communication”.

arrow Wednesday 18th April 2018

HfL
Now available: Herts for Learning primary summer training programme summary booklet

The Herts for Learning Summer Training Programme Summary Booklet is now available in schools and online. This new style booklet provides brief details of our core primary summer term training opportunities by subject area for ease of use. The booklet also includes a number of new and additional training opportunities which have been added due to popular demand. arrow View Booklet

arrow Tuesday 17th April 2018

SBM
Business Management Conference: Reaching Above and Beyond - Wednesday 13th June 2018

This annual conference is the perfect opportunity for school business management professionals to take time out from their day to reflect on the positive impact of their role and to network with like-minded professionals. Olympic speaker, Anna Hemmings will ensure delegates walk away feeling energised with a renewed desire to improve outcomes for themselves, their schools and pupils. arrow Book now

arrow Monday 16th April 2018

Early Years SEND support survey

Currently, PVI providers, childminders and schools receive support for early years children with SEND in different ways. The PVI sector receives support from the early years SEND team and schools receive a budgetary amount to part fund a SENCO. In a bid to ensure equity across the sector we are consulting with all early years providers on the way early years SEND support should be funded from the financial year 2019/20. The survey opens on Monday 16th April 2018 and closes on Thursday 31st May 2018. You can complete the survey at arrow Early Years SEND Support Survey

arrow Monday 16th April 2018

Celtic Harmony Prehistory Inset Training Day - Tuesday 8th May 2018

Celtic Harmony experts in primitive skills and archaeology of the period have come together with Learning Outside the Classroom to bring you ‘Teaching Prehistory Outside the Classroom’ inset day on Tuesday 8 May at Celtic Harmony Camp, the UK’s largest Iron Age settlement, in Brickendon just outside Hertford.arrow More information

arrow Friday 13th April 2018

LAST CHANCE TO WIN £1000 CASH!

Win up to £1,000 for your school! All you have to do is invite older family and friends of the school to join the children for their Daily Mile to help launch the ‘It’s Never Too Late to be Active’ campaign before 4 May 2018. Please email joanne.necchi@hertfordshire.gov.uk for arrow More Information

arrow Friday 13th April 2018

Online Safety Newsletter
Online safety newsletter Summer 2018

The Online Safety newsletter for the summer term 2018 is now available to download. arrow Online Safety Newsletter

arrow Friday 13th April 2018

HCC
UPDATED Pupil safeguarding records. Guidance and additional, editable recording proformas

This guidance has been updated in line with The EU General Data Protection Regulation that comes into force on 25th May 2018. Further updates to this guidance are likely in August 2018, following the introduction of EU General Data Protection Regulation and updates to Keeping Children Safe in Education and Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfE). arrow Proformas & Guidance

arrow Monday 9th April 2018

eSafety
Online safety policy 2018

HfL are pleased to announce that a new Online Safety Policy complete with a range of Acceptable Use Agreements is now available to download. If you would like to book an online safety consultancy visit or a staff meeting to ensure the implications of policy are fully understood by all staff in relation to their safeguarding duty and implemented across the school please contact Shelagh Jennings on tel. 01438 844819 email: Shelagh.jennings@hertsforlearning.co.uk arrow More Information

arrow Thursday 29th March 2018

SBM
Policy to Practice: Time To Bacc Languages? - Friday 6th July 2018

This high-profile event aims to support school leaders in taking their language provision to the next stage, subject leaders in developing the curriculum and promoting wider participation at Key Stages 4 and students in getting the most from languages in school to enhance their future lives. Prof Suzanne Graham, Professor of Language and Education at the University of Reading, Suzanne O’Farrell, ASCL Curriculum and Assessment Specialist and a representative from the EBacc Team, Curriculum Division, Department for Education will be addressing the conference on 6th July 2018. For more information or to book places, please visitarrow More information

arrow Tuesday 27th Match 2018

Primary Updates
Primary assessment updates - March 2018

This letter sent to Headteachers contains updates on a number of assessment-related matters for primary schools. arrow More information

arrow Friday 23rd March 2018

PE
Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity

2018 is the Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity #HertsYOPA18 and there are lots of ways for you and your school to get involved. Each month there is a different theme. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 20th March 2018

HCC
Social media survey for young people – Hertfordshire Constabulary

Hertfordshire Constabulary wants to improve the way it communicates with young people and the following survey is being carried out to help us find the best ways to send message to people under the age of 16. You do not need to give your name or any other personal details, but we would like to know which social media sites you like to use and if you are interested in news. Thank you in advance for taking part arrow Survey

arrow Friday 16th March 2018

FSS
Bikeability cycle training courses

Bikeability Cycle Training Courses are now fully booked for this academic year. We have bookings lists that schools can register on for the Autumn term 2018 and then the Spring and Summer terms for 2019. Please email cycle.training@hertfordshire.gov.uk stating which terms list you would like to be added to.

arrow Thursday 15th March 2018

Walk to school Week
Walk to school Week 21st to 25th May 2018

Get your best foot forward for this year’s challenge starting on the 21st May with the start of Walk to School Week and continuing on to Clean Air Day 21st June 2018 event. arrow More information

arrow Thursday 15th March 2018

Child Abuse
DfE – Together, we can tackle child abuse: support our national campaign

Together, we can tackle child abuse is a Government campaign, led by the Department for Education. It encourages members of the public to help protect children and young people by reporting any concerns of abuse or neglect to their local council. arrow More information

arrow Monday 12th March 2018

HICS
The Hertfordshire Internet and Connectivity (HICS) website has had a makeover

If you are interested in our internet and connectivity service, you may want to look at the new HICS website. It is ideal for anyone who wishes to know more on the features and recent improvements we offer as part of our connectivity provision. Technical staff and IT support companies in particular may wish to subscribe to receive an occasional update. For further information, please visit: http://hics.hertsforlearning.co.uk/

arrow Thursday 8th March 2018

Spring Term Training Programme wvg
Wellbeing and Vulnerable Groups – Summer term training programme 2018

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 6th March 2018

HWB
Health related behaviour survey

The health related behaviour survey is currently open. Schools can still sign up to complete through the spring and summer terms 2018. Schools who have participated are overwhelmingly positive about the benefits of the high quality data, which covers an extensive range of health and wellbeing issues, and we are very grateful for your participationarrow More Information

arrow Monday 5th March 2018

Thrive
Penn Resilience Programme

Learn to deliver the Penn Resilience Programme in your school, and help your students to build their resilience, bounce forward from difficulties and seize opportunities with enthusiasm.arrow More information

arrow Monday 5th Match 2018

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