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Latest news for Hertfordshire Schools
- updated 24 April, 2017

Hertfordshire Constabulary
Urgent Message from Hertfordshire Constabulary

The Constabulary has been notified of The Blue Whale Challenge. While there have been no incidents relating to this in Hertfordshire it is an ideal opportunity to educate and prevent. arrow More information

arrow Monday 24th April 2017

Academies Show London
Herts for Learning at The Academies Show London – 26th April, 2017 – Stand 401

Herts for Learning will be attending this year’s Academies Show London on Wednesday 26th April at ExCel, London. The Academies Show is free for school and academy staff to attend and is set to welcome over 3,000 visitors and more than 200 education providers at this year’s event. arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 19th April 2017

Headteachers
Conference
Primary Headteachers' Conference - Thriving under pressure!

Save the date for the Herts for Learning Primary Headteachers' Conference 5th and 6th October, 2017 The Grand Hotel, Brighton. Book your place on-line from Monday 22nd May, 2017 arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 19th April 2017

most able disadvantage pupils
Be All You Can Be - most able disadvantaged pupils in mainstream schools conference

The aim of the conference is to raise the profile of these pupils who need us most by hearing from keynote speakers, sharing experiences and participating in a series of workshops. These include how to track pupil premium grant spend with the business management team, how to best use a stretch and challenge toolkit with the teaching and learning advisers and the effective use of a self-evaluation toolkit with our early years colleagues. arrow Course code:17CON/002A

arrow Tuesday 11th April 2017

FSS
RM Finance Online and School Fund Accounts

Schools will be aware that RM Finance will be upgraded to the new web-based version called RM Finance Online. Please follow the link to read information concerning schools fund account. arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 5th April 2017

eSafety Newsletter
eSafety Newsletter Summer 2017

The eSafety newsletter for the summer term 2017 is now available to download. arrow eSafety Newsletter

arrow Monday 3rd April 2017

Headteachers
Conference
Thank you to Jan Paine

The Board and the Senior Leadership Team of Herts for Learning Limited (HfL) would like to express a huge thank you to Jan Paine as she retires from her post as Managing Director on 31st March 2017. arrow More information

arrow Friday 31st March 2017

 Youth Connexions
Youth Support Worker NCS programme 2017

Are you or anyone you know over 20 years old and looking for a job during the summer? Do you have experience of working with young people and an interest in helping them to develop their skills and confidence? YC Hertfordshire is delivering the National Citizen Service (NCS) during Summer 2017 across the county. NCS offers young people aged 16-17 (to 24 for those with a learning disability) the opportunity to develop the skills, confidence and attitudes to support them in engaging with their local community and volunteer in a social action project. arrow More information

arrow Friday 31st March 2017

How to Thrive
Resilience: Become a Penn Resilience Programme Teacher

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 Wednesday 29th March 2017

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Herts for Learning

Herts for Learning Training & Events

 

Year 1 mathematics - making the last term count
Tuesday 2nd May 2017 arrow Book now: 17MAT/012P

Learning to lead - successful leadership of primary computing
Wednesday 3rd May 2017 arrow Book now:17COM/001P
Capitalising on services and lettings
Thursday 4th May 2017 arrow Book now: 17SBM/005A
Deputy and assistant headteacher induction: session five - effective communication
Thursday 4th May 2017 arrow Book now: 17MAN/007P
Effective approaches to teaching English and mathematics in Key Stage 2
Thursday 4th May 2017 arrow Book now: 17NQT/001P
Running financially successful clubs and events
Friday 5th May 2017 arrow Book now: 17SBM/006A

Prevent Duty alerts
Prevent Duty alerts now available on HICS

We are pleased to inform you that HICS, your connectivity service, has an added layer of protection for its users. This comes at no additional cost and is included within your existing HICS subscription fee. Schools can now opt in to receive emailed alerts notifying them when local sessions have accessed websites with extremist related content, in line with the Government’s Prevent Strategy. The alert will be sent out within a few minutes to an email address of your choice. arrow Find out more and to set up Prevent alerts

arrow Monday 27th March 2017

RSE and PSHE Training Programme
New RSE and PSHE Training Programme

The Herts for Learning Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Pupils Team have put together an exciting new Core RSE and PSHE Training Programme for 2017. arrow Download brochure

arrow Friday 24th March 2017

statutory requirements
HICS - the next generation internet service for Hertfordshire schools FAQ's

The HICS network currently provides internet and connectivity services to over 520 schools and academies in Hertfordshire. The service is strategically managed by HfL and the ICT in Schools Partnership Working Group, which is made up of representatives from the headteacher and governor communities. The service has enabled all schools in Hertfordshire to receive an excellent connectivity service, wherever they are situated, whilst also ensuring that they get a value for money, educational service providing secure links in and between schools and where appropriate, the LA. arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 23rd March 2017

statutory requirements
There are new statutory requirements for RE in Hertfordshire schools from September 2017

The new syllabus parallels the National Curriculum for community schools and is recommended for Church schools, academies and free schools. The new statutory requirements offer clarity and revision to the aims, time allocation, breadth of study, assessment model and expected learning outcomes for Religious Education arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 22nd March 2017

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Herts for Learning

Herts for Learning Training & Events

Assessing and securing greater depth in Year 6 writing
Tuesday 25th April 2017 arrow Book now: 17ENG/023P
Strategic absence management
Tuesday 25th April 2017 arrow Book now: 17SHR/002A
Assessing and securing greater depth in Year 6 writing

Wednesday 26th April 2017 arrow Book now: 17ENG/022P
Year 5 mathematics - making the last term count
Wednesday 26th April 2017 arrow Book now: 17MAT/013P
Securing greater depth in Year 2 (mathematics and English)
Thursday 27th April 2017 arrow Book now: 17MAN/028P
Launch of the Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus of Religious Education 2017-2022 - religion for today and tomorrow
Thursday 27th April 2017 arrow Book now: 17RED/003A
Launch of the Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus of Religious Education 2017-2022 - religion for today and tomorrow
Thursday 27th April 2017 arrow Book now: 17RED/004A

 Youth Connexions
YC Hertfordshire – the new name for Youth Connexions

As of this month, Youth Connexions has changed its name to YC Hertfordshire. We continue to deliver high quality youth work projects and programmes and provide information, advice, guidance, work related learning, outdoor education and other services under the new name of YC Hertfordshire, part of HCC Children’s Services.The new name reflects national developments and the diversity of projects and programmes delivered to children, young people and adults - in schools, colleges, Children’s Services settings and the community. Our websites and materials will be updated over the coming weeks and months to reflect this change of name. arrow More information

arrow Friday 17th March 2017

Headteachers
Conference
Survive, Revive, Thrive - A one-day national conference for primary deputy and assistant headteachers, Friday 23rd June, Luton

The ever-changing educational landscape continues to present challenge and opportunity to school leaders but when the concept of ‘Survive, Revive, Thrive,’ is embraced, the light at the end of the tunnel burns bright and fuels school leaders’ passion and enthusiasm for ensuring every single child achieves of their best. Countless stories exist about how to survive change, but how do we ensure our school leaders revive and thrive in the face of adversity?arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 15th March 2017

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Herts for Learning

Herts for Learning Training & Events

Early Years Conference - Move more - Achieve more!
Wednesday 19th April 2017 arrow Book now: 17EAY/010P
What makes for effective safeguarding? Headteachers session

Wednesday 19th April 2017 arrow Book now: 17MAN/031A
What makes for effective safeguarding? Headteachers session
Wednesday 19th April 2017 arrow Book now: 17MAN/032A
Delivering the Year 1 phonics screening check
Thursday 20th April 2017 arrow Book now: 17ENG/015P
Nailing the SEF
Thursday 20th April 2017 arrow Book now: 17MAN/024P
Nailing the SEF
Thursday 20th April 2017 arrow Book now: 17MAN/025P
SIMS for new users
Friday 21st April 2017 arrow Book now: 17SIT/010A

Prehistory Inset Day
Celtic Harmony Prehistory Inset Day – 3rd May 2017

A great opportunity for teachers to learn more about Prehistory and get some creative classroom ideas in the stimulating setting of Celtic Harmony Camp, near Hertford, the UK’s largest reconstructed Iron Age settlement. arrow More information

arrow Friday 10th March 2017

Summer Term 2017
Summer Term 2017 Training Programme

During the summer terms we are running 222 training courses, all of which are carefully planned and offer fantastic value. We always listen to feedback from previous course participants and over 90% have rated the quality of content and training materials as being good or excellent, and 96% rating the subject knowledge of their training course as good or excellent. arrow More information

arrow Thursday 9th March 2017

 Youth Connexions
Youth Connexions Hertfordshire

YC Hertfordshire already works with more than 100 schools and colleges to provide impartial information, advice, guidance, youth work, work related learning, outdoor education opportunities and personal and social development programmes for young people including specific programmes focusing on prevention and early intervention. arrow Find out more

arrow Tuesday 7th March 2017

Safeguarding Resources
New safeguarding resources now available

Hertfordshire County Council and the Police have produced a video and accompanying lesson plan to help raise awareness of child sexual exploitation. The 7 minute video tells the story of a 15 year old girl who is befriended on Facebook by someone she has never met and goes on to meet him alone. The video also tackles issues such as sexting and drugs and alcohol and is accompanied by a quiz and class discussion. The resources can be found here arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 7th March 2017

Whielpool Tumble Dryer
Urgent Recall Whirlpool Tumble Dryers

Whirlpool the maker of Hotpoint and Indesit tumble dryers has now changed its advice to the owners of Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda tumble driers manufactured between April 2004 and September 2015 telling customers to unplug the appliances and stop using them until they are repaired. This is due to an identified defect where excess fluff can come into contact with the heating element leading to a fire risk. arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 1st March 2017

The Exchange
The Exchange - February/March Edition 2017

The February/March edition of the paper is now in schools, with a spotlight on recent changes within HfL’s Senior Leadership Team. In addition, four additional pages (Academisation, What’s on, Business Services and Conference) have been added to ensure schools and academy remain up to date with all the latest local and national educational news. arrow Download The Exchange

arrow Wednesday 1st March 2017

The Betjeman Poetry Prize
School Aid Book Collection for Students in Malawi

Can you help? Do you have any text books or dictionaries that pupils in your school no longer use? The Watford Lions charity are collecting  books that are in good condition but no longer used in your schools to send to Malawi as part of the School Aid programme. If you have any books you are able to donate then please contact Eric Amaria at  Watford Lions, email: eamaria@btinternet.com. The Lions will be able to arrange the collection of books from your school.

arrow Monday 27th February 2017

School nursing survey
School nursing survey - share your views

In 2018, Hertfordshire County Council will be re-commissioning the services currently delivered by school nursing, health visiting and children’s centres. As part of this process a new survey has been launched to gain feedback on the services delivered by school nursing, which will be used to inform future commissioning decisions. Please encourage your school staff, young people and parents/carers to have their say through completing the survey. arrow School nursing survey

arrow Friday 10th February 2017

Avian Flu Advice for Schools
Avian Flu Advice for Schools who Keep Poultry

Advice for schools who keep poultry to make sure you are complying with the law on Avian Flu. If you keep poultry you are currently required by law to house them or otherwise keep them separate from wild birds. This is because a Prevention Zone is currently in force across the UK. This applies until 28 February 2017. arrow More information

arrow Thursday 9th February 2017

Hertfordshire Smokefree Schools Toolkit
Hertfordshire Smokefree Schools Toolkit – Sign up today

Toolkit is to support schools in their journey to be smokefree and is more than just prohibiting smoking on the school premises. It also involves changing the way smoking is addressed in schools, encouraging supportive culture for both staff and students to prevent smoking and help those who already smoke. Take a look at this toolkit and sign up today. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 7th February 2017

Primary Pupil Workshops
‘No Outsiders’ - An Exciting Calendar of Primary Pupil Workshops for 2017

Each year the HfL Wellbeing advisers are asked by primary schools to deliver workshops to mark the many special events that contribute to schools’ SMSC work across the year. In response, new for 2017, the team have developed a pick and mix programme of ready-made pupil workshops that can be booked for us to deliver in your school. All workshops are designed for years 5 and 6 to raise awareness and explore key messages about equality, diversity and inclusion and to support your British Values and the safeguarding curriculum. To find out more visit arrow The Herts for Learning website

arrow Tuesday 7th February 2017

HCC
Hertfordshire County Council Email Addresses

Hertfordshire County Council recently switched off its old email address suffix ‘@hertscc.gov.uk’. Schools should check any contacts they hold for HCC to make sure they are for the correct email address ‘@hertfordshire.gov.uk’. The generic email address for contacting the County Council is contact@hertfordshire.gov.uk

arrow Thursday 2nd February 2017

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