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- updated 19 February, 2018

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Herts for Learning

Herts for Learning Training & Events


Teaching spelling: achieving successful outcomes through discrete and embedded approaches
Monday 12th March 2018 arrow Book now: 17NQT/057P
Exploring technology in the Early Years
Monday 12th March 2018 arrow Book now: 17COM/027P
Making maths count: embedding mathematical opportunities and challenge throughout Early Years provision
Monday 12th March 2018 arrow Book now: 17EAY/063P
Guided reading at Key Stage 2: developing thinking readers
Tuesday 13th March 2018 arrow Book now: 17ENG/073P
New to Primary Languages? Upskilling for NQTs, TAs and non-specialist teachers
Wednesday 14th March 2018 arrow Book now: 17NQT/051P
Improving staff emotional health and wellbeing in primary schools
Wednesday 14th March 2018 arrow Book now: 17PSE/007P
Fun, focused and effective primary science for NQTs
Thursday 15th March 2018 arrow Book now: 17NQT/063P

FSS
Financial service for Schools Helpdesk - CLOSURE

The Financial Services helpdesk will be closed for training on the morning of Monday 19th February. Calls to the helpline will be taken and attended to following the training.

arrow Thursday 15th February 2018

Never Too Late campaign

Win £1000 cash for your school to spend on health and wellbeing by registering for Hertfordshire County Council’s Never Too Late campaign, which aims to help older adults become more active. Just sign up to the Daily Mile and then organise a one-off event in your school where the children invite an older adult to run, jog or walk The Daily Mile with them. Email joanne.necchi@hertfordshire.gov.uk for more details or to register your interest. arrow More Information

arrow Thursday 8th February 2018

CfE
Book now for The future for MATs: Forum 2018, Monday 12th March

Herts for Learning is delighted to be running The future for MATs: Forum 2018 on Monday 12th March from 9:00am to 12:30pm at the Hertfordshire Development Centre. Aimed at schools leaders whatever their position in the MAT journey so far - for those undecided, those considering forming or joining a MAT, in a newly formed MAT or already established. This is a must for all school leaders, governors and trustees who are looking for support and advice on how to secure the future of their schools arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 7th February 2018

eSafety
Email Security Alert

We have had contact from a number of schools about emails which appear to be from known accounts containing links for them to follow. These are a real security risk, and can lead to hacking of email accounts. Once this has occurred, a hacker can access archive material. We have issued guidance to schools and email security and data protection. arrow More Information

arrow Tuesday 6th February 2018

RSE
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) – Herts Grid for Learning (HGfL) updated in readiness for statutory status

Staff who attended the SRE Summit of March 2017 will already be aware that Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is to be a statutory subject in all schools from September 2019. In readiness for this change of status, HCC have commissioned HfL to update the content of the RSE pages on the Hertfordshire Grid for Learning. HfL in partnership with HCC aim to support schools to deliver outstanding PSHE provision that includes high quality, age appropriate Relationship and Sex Education. The updated pages will provide school staff with lots of information to support this delivery. arrow For more information please visit the RSE news page

arrow Monday 5th February 2018

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Herts for Learning Training & Events


Interpreting data in the new Ofsted IDSR and ASP (AM)
Tuesday 20th February 2018 arrow Book now: 17ASS/081A
Interpreting data in the new Ofsted IDSR and ASP (PM)
Tuesday 20th February 2018 arrow Book now: 17ASS/082A
Bringing a realistic approach to managing differentiation in the whole-class teaching of mathematics - Years 5 and 6
Monday 5th March 2018 arrow Book now: 17MAT/086P
Happy and active playtimes and lunchtimes for all pupils
Monday 5th March 2018 arrow Book now: 17PSE/022P
Phase 1-2 phonics: teaching and supporting 'Letters and Sounds'
Tuesday 6th March 2018 arrow Book now: 17ENG/089P
Supporting the SEND learner with Apps, ipads and other technologies
Tuesday 6th March 2018 arrow Book now: 17COM/030P
Bringing a realistic approach to managing differentiation in the whole-class teaching of mathematics - Years 3 and 4
Wednesday 7th March 2018 arrow Book now: 17MAT/085P

payroll
RPC Reports for January 2018 - resolved

The problem with RPC reports for January 2018 showing only part of the information, or not at all has been resolved by SAP Support and the correct reports are now available.

arrow Thursday 1st February 2018

FSS
HCSS Budgeting information prior to 2018/19 release

Financial Services will shortly be releasing the maintained school budget software for next year, 2018/19. The software holds 2 years budgets, current and prior year, hence when the 2018/19 version is released any 2016/17 budget scenarios will become unavailable. 2016/17 budget information, including the ABR budget would normally have been stored and filed as part of schools procedures in 2016/17. If you wish to retain further information from a 2016/17 budget scenario it can be printed, and/or saved in Excel format. Comprehensive reporting can be found within the Hertfordshire Report Pack Report from the Reports option and select the tab Hertfordshire Reports.

arrow Wednesday 31st January 2018

English
GCSE English Revision Workshops – places available

The Secondary English team at Herts for Learning will be running revision sessions on AQA English Language and Literature, starting on the 17th February as well as the full-day courses running in the Easter holidays. Experts in English will provide additional tuition, supporting with one goal – to help students get the best possible grade in each of the two exam papers. These sessions are designed to be booked by parents who are looking for ways to support their children, and would be in addition to support being offered in schools. arrow More information

arrow Monday 29th January 2018

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Herts for Learning Training & Events


Intervening effectively to help close gaps in mathematics
Tuesday 27th February 2018 arrow Book now: 17MAT/076P
Teaching assistants: spotlight on phonics and spelling
Tuesday 27th February 2018 arrow Book now: 17ENG/070P
Assessing and securing greater depth in Year 6 writing
Wednesday 28th February 2018 arrow Book now: 17ENG/083P
Teaching high-quality PE in Key Stage 1 and 2
Wednesday 28th February 2018 arrow Book now: 17NQT/062P
SIMS for new users
Wednesday 28th February 2018 arrow Book now: 17SIT/115A
How to improve reading: inference, comprehension and fluency skills
Thursday 1st March 2018 arrow Book now: 17ENG/097P
Special educational needs and disabilities - getting ready for Ofsted
Thursday 1st March 2018 arrow Book now: 17SEN/045A

EPIC Era 2018
History Competition for Schools - My EPIC Era 2018

Following last year’s EPIC success, My EPIC Era 2018 once again launches its competition for schools and pupils throughout the UK. Brought to you by 60 second histories My EPIC Era aims to encourage pupils interest in history. arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 24th January 2018

LGBT History Month 2018
February LGBT History Month 2018

The theme this year is Geography: Mapping Our World. The Proud Trust has produce KS3 and KS4 resources to help secondary schools deliver lessons as part of the February LGBT History Month 2018. Primary schools may also get ideas by looking at the resources. arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 24th January 2018

ICT
HfL Service Desk hours Update

Following consultations with schools, we are delighted to confirm that HfL are now able to provide earlier access to our Service Desk support and streamline opening hours. From 1st February, the HfL Service Desk (01438 844777) will be open from 8:15am to 5pm, providing support for IT, data and connectivity issues in schools - enabling staff to get support for core functions earlier in the day and before pupils arrive on site. We would like to thank schools for the feedback on this issue, and ask that schools continue to let us know how we can improve service delivery and support through our customer feedback forms/forums. The HR service desk will continue to provide support to schools between 8.30am and 5pm on 01438 844873. arrow Full details of times and SLA

arrow Tuesday 23rd 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

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

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

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

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

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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