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- updated 21 September, 2017

Primary Headteacher Seminars
HfL AGM – Have you returned your voting form?

The HfL Annual General Meeting for shareholding schools takes place on Wednesday 27th September, 5pm at Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage. All Heads and Chairs of Governors from shareholding schools have been invited to attend the AGM – please confirm your attendance at: HfL AGM RSVP
If you are not able to attend the meeting please complete the following voting form: HfL Notice of AGM and voting form
All voting forms must be returned to Herts for Learning Ltd, Company Secretary, SROB300, Robertson House, Six Hills Way, Stevenage SG1 2FQ or by email to hfl.executive@hertsforlearning.co.uk - no later than 5pm on 25th September 2017.

arrow Thursday 21st September 2017

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Herts for Learning Training & Events


Next Generation HICS Network
Tuesday 26th September 2017 arrow Book now: 17SIT/092A
Next Generation HICS Network
Friday 29th September 2017 arrow Book now: 17SIT/093A
Safeguarding in a digital world: eSafety for primary schools
Tuesday 10th October 2017 arrow Book now: 17EST/001P
Safeguarding in a digital world: eSafety for secondary schools
Wednesday 11th October 2017 arrow Book now: 17EST/002S
Achieving mathematical age-related expectations by the end of Year 2
Wednesday 11th October 2017 arrow Book now: 17MAT/038P
Securing age-related expectations in English - Year 6
Thursday 12th October 2017 arrow Book now: 17ENG/039P
An introduction to learning mentoring for primary school support staff: removing barriers to learning for PPG and disadvantaged pupils
Thursday 12th October 2017 arrow Book now: 17PSE/014P

Primary Headteacher
Conference
The HfL Primary Headteachers' Conference, 5th and 6th October, 2017

There is still time to book places for this year’s Primary Headteachers' Conference taking place on 5th and 6th October, 2017. Book online today to secure your place at this year's Primary Headteachers' Conference or for more information about booking options, rooms, rates and other FAQs please read our Additional Pricing FAQs or contact the Training and Events team on 01438 845111 (option 2) or email training@hertsforlearning.co.uk quoting conference code: 17CON/003P arrow More information

arrow Thursday 21st September 2017

HICS
HICS Training Courses

As part of the migration to the new HICS network, HfL are hosting some FREE training sessions here at Robertson House in Stevenage.  These sessions are designed for network administration staff, enabling network managers and IT support staff to maximise the new features and benefits of the new HICS service.  We also have a selection of training videos and resources which are now available online. arrow To book onto these courses or to access the training resources

arrow Friday 14th September 2017

Crick software
Crick software

Crick software, producers of Clicker 7, are running three, free breakfast seminars in Hertfordshire this term to show how reading and writing may be improved with Clicker 7. Clicker 7 builds on previous versions of this popular software to provide a cross-curricular literacy toolkit. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 12th September 2017

FSS
School monitoring and Control Forms

Financial Services, School monitoring and Control Form replaced. RM Finance Online was modified w/c 4th September. Schools will need to use the revised Control Form which has now been made available on the Grid at arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 12th September 2017

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Herts for Learning Training & Events

Using SIMS to manage SEN
Monday 2nd October 2017 arrow Book now: 17SIT/065A
School administration; working towards outstanding
Tuesday 3rd October 2017 arrow Book now: 17SBM/018A
The Feedback defibrillator
Wednesday 4th October 2017 arrow Book now: 17ASS/058A
Essentials for leaders of primary geography
Thursday 5th October 2017 arrow Book now: 17GEO/001P
Foundation Stage essentials
Thursday 5th October 2017 arrow Book now: 17EAY/020P
New to role of teaching assistant
Thursday 5th October 2017 arrow Book now: 17SEN/024A

FSS
RM Finance Online – Important Information

Please follow the link to read the latest information about RM Finance Online. The information contains a reminder to schools to migrate the general account data, if you have not already done so. There is also new information about RM Finance Online and the Fund account. arrow More information

arrow Friday 8th September 2017

campaigns
County Councillor Visits to Schools

Local Democracy Week is taking place from 9-15th October this year. Hertfordshire County Council encourages you to get in touch with your local County Councillor to arrange for them to visit your school and speak with students about the role of local authorities and the importance of taking part in local democracy. arrow More information

arrow Thursday 7th September 2017

Schools Assessment Profile
2017 Assessment Profile Primary (unvalidated data) – September 2017

The 2017 Primary Schools Assessment Profile is available to download using the link below. The profile contains analysis and presentation of assessment data for EYFSP, KS1 and KS2.arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 6th September 2017

SACRE
Hertfordshire SACRE Holocaust Memorial Free CPD Event September 13th 2017

An invitation to attend a FREE twilight CPD session, open to all Hertsmere schools wishing to participate in the Hertfordshire SACRE Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration event 2018. arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 6th September 2017

NHS
#NHSLetsTalk public consultation

HCC wishes to draw schools attention to an important consultation on the NHS proposed changes to local NHS policy on a range of issues. The 10-week consultation is open until 14 September 2017. To find out more, find out about a public meeting or complete the consultation surveys, please go to: arrow NHSLetsTalk

arrow Wednesday 6th September 2017

AGM
SAVE THE DATE! Herts for Learning Annual General Meeting for Shareholders

Wednesday 27th September 2017 – 5.00pm Yew Room, Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, SG1 2FQ
All Headteachers and Chairs of Governors from shareholding schools are invited to attend. Further details to follow shortly…

arrow Tuesday 5th September 2017

Primary Science Conference
Primary Science Conference, 9th October 2017

Herts for Learning’ major primary science event of the year will take place at the UH Bayfordbury Campus, Science Building on 9th October 2017. Delegates will be able to listen to key speakers, participate in workshops, review the resources exhibition and, as always, have some time to network and share ideas with colleagues from other schools and the Local Authority. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 5th September 2017

Data collection
Data Collection Calendar - Autumn Term 2017 in schools only

The Autumn Term Data Collection Calendars have now been published which gives a list of the major and statutory data collections and disseminations of data between schools and the local authority. arrow Data Collection

arrow Monday 4th September 2017

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Herts for Learning Training & Events


Becoming a highly effective English subject leader
Tuesday 26th September 2017 arrow Book now: 17ENG/061P
Becoming a highly effective mathematics subject leader
Wednesday 27th September 2017 arrow Book now: 17MAT/029P
Responding to the Year 1 phonics screening check
Thursday 28th September 2017 arrow Book now: 17ENG/030P
Essentials for leaders of primary history
Thursday 28th September 2017 arrow Book now: 17HIS/001P
Leading RE for the first time
Thursday 28th September 2017 arrow Book now: 17RED/009P
New and aspiring primary science subject leaders
Thursday 28th September 2017 arrow Book now: 17SCI/004P
SIMS Dinner Money for new users
Friday 29th September 2017 arrow Book now: 17SIT/064P

Ofsted update
Notice for delegates booked onto the Ofsted update with Helen Jones on 13th September 2017

Sean Harford, Ofsted’s national director, has told inspectors that the new inspection handbooks will only be issued after the outcome of the consultation on short inspections has closed and the findings analysed. This will not be until October. In light of this, Helen Jones feels that it will be best to defer the September updates to the second half of the autumn term so that she can give you the best insight into any changes. To that end, please note that the sessions will now be on 8th November at the Fielder Centre, Hatfield either 9am-12 noon or 1pm-4pm. We will transfer you to this new date automatically, if you are unable to attend please email training@hertsforlearning.co.uk and we will cancel your place.

arrow Monday 4th September 2017

HCC
Hertfordshire Safeguarding Board – FGM Pathway Launch

An event for all frontline professionals to raise awareness of the new FGM pathway in Hertfordshire. Dates for the East County 26th September and West County 28th September. arrow Book online

arrow Monday 4th September 2017

Safeguarding Training
Safeguarding Training – Friday 22 September 2017, 9.00am – 12.00pm

For Headteachers who are new in post this term (September 2017) and any Chairs of Governors, School Business Managers or Designated Safeguarding Teachers who are also new to their role this academic year. Safeguarding remains the top priority for both Hertfordshire County Council and all schools. Last year we carried out a series of safeguarding sessions for our schools and will be running one final session for new colleagues as identified above. Recent school inspections have reinforced the centrality of safeguarding within the Ofsted inspection framework and the significant impact this can have on the outcome of an inspection should it be judged as ‘ineffective’. Following feedback from Headteachers, HCC, in partnership with Herts for Learning has arranged an information session for Headteachers and senior leaders/governors of all schools, regardless of phase and school type. These sessions draw on the expertise of all of the key stakeholders from across HCC and HfL and will ensure one aligned message, providing headteachers and senior leaders with a comprehensive overview of the requirements of both Ofsted and the DfE. There is no charge to schools to attend. To reserve your space, please book on. arrow Effective safeguarding in schools for new SLT members

arrow Monday 4th September 2017

HCC
Launch of the continuum of Need and Families First Portal

An event for all frontline professionals to launch the Continuum of Need and the Families First Portal in Hertfordshire. Date: Tuesday 14th September 2017 - Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage arrow Book online

arrow Monday 4th September 2017

Nominations
Nominations for a special school/AP academy non-executive director

Herts for Learning Ltd (HfL) would like to invite shareholders to nominate a special/AP academy non-executive director for the HfL Board. arrow More information

arrow Monday 4th September 2017

FSS
Financial service for Schools Helpline - CLOSURE

The Financial Services Helpline will be closed for training on the 5th September and 21st November 2017. You can still call the helpline and the case will be logged and attended to on our return.

arrow Thursday 31st August 2017

Conference
Hertfordshire Secondary Headteachers’ Conference programme for 2017/18

Keep up to date with the latest issues affecting headteachers in Hertfordshire and nationally at our programme of termly conferences specially developed for secondary Headteachers in Hertfordshire. The autumn, spring and summer term conferences offer headteachers the opportunity to develop important networking contacts with headteacher colleagues and attend a HASSH meeting. Booked as a package, delegates can take advantage of a £50 discount*. arrow More information

arrow Friday 25th August 2017

Conference
Safety Netting in the Classroom – the Herts for Learning annual SEND conference

A valuable opportunity for leaders, INCos and SENCos to hear from national keynote speakers, take part in workshops and reflect upon their journey towards ensuring high quality teaching and learning-friendly classrooms for their pupils with SEND. Book your place for this year’s conference being held on 16th November, 2017 at the Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage.arrow More information

arrow Friday 25th August 2017

Primary Headteacher Seminars
Autumn Term Primary Headteacher Seminar programme from Herts for Learning

Produced and delivered by our team of specialist advisors, these events help Headteachers stay up to date and ready to deal with current challenges in primary education. Book onto one of the five half-day seminars taking place in venues around Hertfordshire this term. arrow More information

arrow Thursday 24th August 2017

HCC
Schools Seasonal Maintenance guidance

This information is intended to help provide schools with some advice of some day-to-day measures that you can take to both minimise rainwater leaks and know who to call for assistance if they occur. arrow More information

arrow Thursday 24th August 2017

Conference
Confident Capable Children - Supporting emotional wellbeing in today's society to maximise achievement - the HfL Early Years one day conference with keynote speaker Alice Sharp

30th January, 2018 at the Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Book before 31st October 2018 to take advantage of the special £147 early bird offer or visit the website to find out more about this HfL Early Years Conference. arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 23rd August 2017

PA Plus
Supersonic Phonics – An exciting new phonics resource, created by the Herts for Learning Early Years team, is now available exclusively on your PA Plus subscription

Supersonic Phonics, is a set of lively, engaging and active phonic activities to help develop early literacy skills and is accompanied by a short video that showcases some of the activities and a range of example phonics planning documents. arrow More information

arrow Monday 21st August 2017

RSE
RSE news digest for May– July 2017

A new monthly digest of education news for RSE for Hertfordshire schools is now available. arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 26th July 2017

HCC Information System
Access to Hertfordshire County Council Information Systems

Hertfordshire schools make use of a number of Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) information systems such as SeaM, Solero, SAP and the HCC phone directory, and HCC are in the process of changing the way some of these applications are accessed. From 1 October 2017 these applications will be available on the Internet free of charge to all Hertfordshire schools. Schools that take the Hertfordshire Internet and Connectivity Service (HICS) from Herts for Learning (HFL) will continue to have access to these applications and need not take any further action. All other Hertfordshire schools should contact HCC to make arrangements for accessing these services. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 25th July 2017

CSE
Free resources for secondary schools to protect young people from CSE

Before the summer holidays start a reminder that Hertfordshire County Council and Hertfordshire Police have worked together to create free resources for secondary schools - to prevent child sexual exploitation across the county. Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse where young people are given gifts in return for sexual activity. If you haven’t used the resources yet try to before the end of term; to protect young people aged 11 – 18 from becoming victim to the crime. Latest figures from Hertfordshire Constabulary indicate that there are around 12 – 15 referrals of CSE in Herts every month. The county council has been working closely with the Police and Hertfordshire Safeguarding Board to raise awareness of the crime in the community. arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 19th July 2017

Maths Challenge
Just2Easy - First Maths Summer Challenge

Just2Easy is launching its first Maths Summer Challenge with prizes and activities for a really fun summer of learning through their online maths game, J2Blast. Every school is welcome to take part, and receive free access to J2Blast for their pupils over the summer holiday. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 18th July 2017

Assessment
Primary Assessment Letter - Summer 2017

The Herts for Learning Assessment Team have produced their termly update on key assessment issues for primary schools in Hertfordshire.arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 18th July 2017

waste
Teacher gives FREE assemblies & innovative practical sessions to help your pupils be more WasteAware

Your pupils can learn about an amazing array of materials for your Science targets. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 18th July 2017

Computing Scheme Version 6
Primary Computing Scheme – Updated Version for 2017/18

Herts for Learning will be releasing an updated edition (version 6) of the Primary Computing Scheme, for the start of the autumn term. This version provides a completely new EYFS section as well as new supporting materials. arrow More information

arrow Monday 17th July 2017

nursing services
Consultation on the future of school nursing services in Hertfordshire

The public consultation on the future of children’s centres, health visiting and school nursing services in Hertfordshire is now live. For further information and to respond to the consultation. arrow More information

arrow Monday 17th July 2017

Data Protection
Changes to Data Protection laws – GDPR information sessions

In May 2018 the current Data Protection Act will be replaced by the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This change will have an impact on any organisation that handles personal data. In order to help education settings understand the changes and prepare for compliance with the new law, Herts for Learning is running some twilight information sessions in the autumn term. arrow More information

arrow Friday 14th July 2017

Crime Prevention
Reminder to Head Teachers to think about Security ahead of closing down for Summer

With the Summer holidays almost upon us Hertfordshire Constabulary would like to make schools aware of simple Crime Prevention measures to help keep schools secure and deter criminals. arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 12th July 2017

FSS
RM Finance Online – New Converter Courses

Due to popular demand we are running two further converter courses on 5th and 6th September 2017. If you wish to book onto one of the courses please find the link below to the online booking system. Please select the subject of Financial Services to display the new dates. arrow Online Booking System

arrow Tuesday 11th July 2017

WorkingForYou campaign
Take Part in Hertfordshire County Council’s #WorkingForYou campaign

Everyday throughout July, the county council will be showcasing someone who ‘works for you’ in an A-Z of council services. Help us make the campaign even bigger and bring to life the 'people behind the jobs' by sharing a photograph of yourself at work holding up a #WorkingForYou campaign sign. arrow More information

arrow Thursday 6th July 2017

Local Democracy Week 2017
Mock debate event for sixth form students during Local Democracy Week 2017

The Chairman of Hertfordshire County Council is inviting sixth form students to participate in a mock debate event in the Council Chamber at County Hall on Thursday 12th October to celebrate Local Democracy Week 2017. The event offers the opportunity for students not only to experience how decisions are made, but also to meet with some of their local representatives and the Council’s Young Commissioners. arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 5th July 2017

Autumn Term e-brochure
The Herts for Learning Autumn Term Primary Training Programme e-brochure

The Herts for Learning Autumn Term Primary Training Programme brochure, which was delivered into schools earlier this month, is now also available online as an e-book. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 4th July 2017

Local Authority Funding
2017-18 2017 Local Authority Funding for Accredited SpLD Training

Applications are now open until the 14th July to apply for funding for accredited SpLD training. arrow How to apply

arrow Monday 3rd July 2017

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