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updated 16 January, 2018

Season’s Greetings from all at Herts for Learning

As we approach the end of the autumn term and head towards the festive period, Andrew de Csilléry, reflects on the highlights of the past year, his first as Managing Director of Herts for Learning Ltd (HfL).arrow Seasons Greetings

arrow Monday 11th December 2017

HCSS Budgeting for maintained schools - UNAVAILABLE

HCSS Budgeting for maintained schools will be unavailable on Thursday 30th November whilst it is being updated. The optional update will provide the revised Teachers Pay Award and future school funding assumptions.

arrow Wednesday 29th November 2017

Complaints Procedure
Herts for Learning: Working for Hertfordshire Schools – De-delegation Proposal 2018/19 - 2019/20

A summary of the de-delegation proposals for primary, secondary and special schools, detailing the services which HfL will provide. Schools will also find frequently asked questions and an email address for any additional questions they may have plus a number of background documents that include all proposed de-delegated budgets for 2018/19. Consultation closes: 17th November 2017. arrow De-delegation proposals

arrow Wednesday 18th October 2017

Complaints Procedure
School-based Complaints Procedure

The Council’s suggested best practice guidance to assist maintained schools in dealing with school-based complaints has been revised (September 2017). For a full list of amendments and updates, please refer to page 4 of the new edition of the Model Procedures for Dealing with School-Based Complaints (Issue 8). arrow Updated procedure

arrow Friday 13th October 2017

Headteachers spring term seminars
The HfL Primary Headteachers’ spring term seminars - five dates at five different venues between 5th – 21st February 2018

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 Thursday 12th October 2017

RM Finance Online – Update

Please follow the link below for further information about the Fund account, migrations and administrator password resets. arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 11th October 2017

English winter conference
Secondary Heads of English Winter Conference, 7/12/17, Stevenage

This ever popular Christmas event will provide the most up-to-date curriculum news and advice and, more importantly, offer suggestions and strategies to lead and manage the significant changes facing English subject leaders. The Herts for Learning English team will have their usual mix of 'spotlight' based on cutting edge practice and usual Christmas giveaways and cheer. arrow Book online using conference code 17ENG/062S

arrow Tuesday 10th October 2017

Budgeting Software & Teachers Pay Award

Financial Services confirm that the HCSS Budgeting software for maintained schools currently includes a 1% inflationary increase on all salary scales. A software update to reflect the 2% inflationary increase on the teachers main scales is planned in the mid-autumn term. Schools can calculate the effect of the extra 1% for forecasting purposes by totalling the September budgeted pay for main pay scale teachers and calculating the additional 1%. The calculated figure can be multiplied by 7 for the cost to year end, 31st March 2017. New staff members should be entered into the budget software and the additional 1% calculated subsequently. Remember that the Apprentice levy will also increase by .5% on the additional amount. Financial Services will update schools once the software has been amended.

arrow Wednesday 4th October 2017

Data Protection
General Data Protection Regulation/ new UK Data Protection Law – guidance for schools

Schools must be compliant with the new legislation governing data protection by 25th May 2018. This guidance lists actions that schools need to take to be compliant. arrow More information

arrow Friday 29th September 2017

HCC Information Systems
Access to Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) Information Systems

Hertfordshire schools use of a number of Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) information systems and over the summer HCC has been introducing changes to make its services more accessible. In the past, security restrictions have made it cumbersome for some schools to access our applications and so we have now made SeaM, Solero, SAP and the HCC phone directory readily available on the Internet to all schools albeit with appropriate security controls in place.arrow Details of the new access arrangements

arrow Friday 29th September 2017

eSafety Newsletter
eSafety Newsletter Autumn 2017

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

arrow Thursday 28th September 2017

Religious Education provision
Religious Education provision

Two recently published reports by Commission on RE and REC/NATRE/REtoday are recommended reading for headteachers (all phases). arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 26th September 2017

The Exchange
The Exchange - September & October Edition 2017

The September/October edition of The Exchange, Herts for Learning's newspaper is now in schools, with an Early Years special. Two pages dedicated to our Early Years services, products and the latest news from Hertfordshire schools. The paper also features a spotlight on maths including ESSENTIALmaths, a key resource to help effectively teach the primary mathematics curriculum. arrow The Exchange Newspaper

arrow Friday 22nd 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 2017 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

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

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

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