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» Previous updates are listed in the Archive pages 5 4 3 2 1
(page 5 most recent).

updated 5 October, 2017

Teach in Herts
Teach in Herts Teacher Recruitment Fair – Stand booking deadline extended until Monday 27th February

With the Burgundy Book resignation deadline fast approaching, and for Hertfordshire schools currently looking to recruit staff for their job vacancies, the deadline for booking a stand at our award winning Teach in Herts Teacher Recruitment Fair taking place in Stevenage on Saturday 4th March, has been extended to 4pm Monday, 27th February. To book a stand for your school/cluster of schools arrow please click on the link

arrow Friday 24th February 2017

Hics Update
Update on Hertfordshire Internet Connectivity Service (HICS) - Internet Connectivity Issue - 22nd February 2017

The HICS service has provided reliable and safe internet services to most schools and academies and we have previously been proud of both our network security and reliability. Yesterday, there was an unpredictable network failure that affected schools, HCC offices, libraries, some NHS staff and other Hertfordshire services. We worked hard with our supplier to identify the issue and restore service to users as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it transpired that a fault had developed in a high speed line in the core of the network. We were able to reroute traffic around the failure, and service was resumed, whilst the initial failure point is being addressed.We are aware that these kinds of issues with connectivity cause significant disruption to both the business of running a school and curriculum coverage, and we would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please be assured that we are working with our supplier to rectify the failure, review system resilience and negotiate improvements in provision. Given the importance of ensuring that schools have a secure, reliable and safe educational connectivity service, we have been reviewing our provision for the next three years to ensure that schools are able to maximise improvements in technology. We will contact you with more information about this as soon as possible.

arrow Friday 24th February 2017

LGBT History Month
LGBT History Month – February 2017

February is LGBT History Month. This would be a great time to introduce some new books that will support your curriculum’s representation of diversity and promote LGBT equality. Take a look at these recommended reading lists. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 31st January 2017

Hics Update
Update on Hertfordshire Internet Connectivity Service (HICS) - January 2017

The HICS network was developed nearly seven years ago and HfL is currently undergoing the process to identify the best provision of service moving forward. This process is in the final stages and further details of the features and costs will be provided to schools in the coming weeks. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 31st January 2017

The Global Learning Programme
The Global Learning Programme (GLP) - Whitehill School Project

Whitehill School are looking for like-minded schools across Hertfordshire (KS2 and KS3) to join them in helping as many pupils as possible to gain a better knowledge and understanding of their place in the world and the part they can play in addressing both local and global issues. An introductory session is running at the school on the 14th March 2017 arrow More information

arrow Monday 30th January 2017

FGM Learning Seminars
Female Genital Mutilation Learning Seminars

In conjunction with Barnardos and the National FGM Centre, the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board is offering professionals the opportunity to attend a learning seminar on FGM. It will be led by Sonita Pobi from the National FGM Centre on the 3rd March. arrow More information

arrow Thursday 26th January 2017

History Competition for Schools - My EPIC Era

My EPIC Era is back with another great History competition for schools and pupils throughout the UK, brought to you by 60 second histories. My EPIC Era puts pupils in the driving seat, allowing them to share their passion and knowledge of their favourite historical era. arrow More information

arrow Monday 23rd January 2017

The Betjeman Poetry Prize
The Betjeman Poetry Prize Reopens for Entries!

Are your pupils aged 10-13? Why not help them write a poem on the theme of ‘place’ and enter the Betjeman Poetry Prize by post or online. Deadline is 31st July 2016.arrow More information

arrow Friday 20th January 2017

Holocaust Educational Trust's
Holocaust Educational Trust's 'Lessons from Auschwitz' Project

The Holocaust Educational Trust (HET) provides a privileged opportunity for two post-16 students to participate on their Lessons from Auschwitz Project. (LFA) Since 1999, remarkably more than 31,000 students and teachers from across the country have participated in this unique experience. The four-part course aims to educate about the events of the Holocaust and consider the lessons for today. As a result of Government support and funding, they are able to offer places at a cost of just £59 per participant. Demand for places is always high and are allocated on a first-come first-served basis with priority given to state schools which have not participated before. A very limited number of places for teachers are also available. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 17th January 2017

Graded Care Profile
Graded Care Profile - Train the Trainer Session

A Train the Trainer course for the Graded care Profile Lite Bite is available through the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board , so that partners can cascade this training throughout their organisations. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 17th January 2017

Health for Kids and Health for Teens
Health for Kids and Health for Teens - brand new websites launch on 16th January!

On Monday 16 January a dedicated Hertfordshire page under the Health for Kids and Health for Teens website will launch. Not only will it provide local health updates, events and information, but it will contain the contact details of all School Nursing Teams across the county and signpost to relevant services. arrow More information

arrow Monday 16th January 2017

Herts for Learning
Reading on the Rise Conference – Raising Standards

The Herts for Learning primary English team will be running a conference to support the improvement of leadership and teaching of reading. Schools will have an opportunity to hear from Sarah Hubbard, Ofsted’s National Lead for English who will be leading a session on ‘Reading, assessment and curriculum development’.arrow More information and book a place

arrow Friday 13th January 2017

Compass – Closure at the end of March 2017

Compass the HCC intranet site will be removed at the end of March 2017, and school colleagues will no longer be able to use their current access to the intranet to look up information about HCC colleagues. We are currently looking at alternative options where HCC will still provide key information and contact details to schools, and this will be communicated to you as soon as possible.

arrow Thursday 12th January 2017

Level 4 Diploma in School Business Management

Anglia Ruskin University School Business Management Diploma - L4 Online Learning Diploma accredited by the ILM. Intake for a January start date is still open with applications closing on 13 January 2017. The Level 4 Diploma is aimed at practising School Business Managers (SBMs), or individuals developing into this role, who are currently performing all or part of the SBM role at either senior administrator or management level. arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 11th January 2017

Parental Drug Awareness Workshop 2017
Book a Parental Drug Awareness Workshop for 2017 at a discount price

The free HCC Parental Drug Awareness Workshops for 2016/17 are now fully booked. Whilst this is great for the 50+ primary and secondary schools that did secure a workshop it does mean that we have a growing waiting list. To try and meet demand for this highly popular workshop and show our commitment to informing parents, Hertfordshire County Council are now offering schools the opportunity to book a Parental Drug Awareness Workshop at a subsidised rate of £260.00. arrow More information

arrow Monday 9th January 2017

Primary Headteacher Seminars Book now

Bookings are now open for the Primary Headteacher Seminars, being run in February by Herts for Learning. The half-day sessions across the county provide updates on current topics in primary education and this term the agenda includes an update on: Ofsted Framework, the HfL MAT, HR, English and maths, as well as the Early Years Foundation Stage. arrow More details and book a place

arrow Monday 9th January 2017

» Previous updates are listed in the Archive pages 5 4 3 2 1
(page 5 most recent).

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