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updated 24 April, 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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