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updated 13 November, 2019

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Hertfordshire County Council’s De-delegation Proposal 20/21, 21/22 and 22/23 Important information

An email has been sent to all maintained schools (27/9/19) from Simon Newland, Operations Director, Education with a summary of the de-delegation proposals for primary, secondary and special schools and ESCs, detailing the additional non-statutory services that Hertfordshire County Council will provide to help, and support Hertfordshire schools deliver the best education they can for their pupils.  These additional services will be delivered by HfL commissioned by HCC through the ‘core contract’. The email contains links to the Grid for the full proposal documentation, frequently asked questions and an email address for any additional queries you may have.  The consultation closes: 1st November 2019.  If you have any questions please use this email de-delegation.questions@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

The Hertfordshire SEND Toolkit workshops - 14th-25th October

A series of free essential workshops are part of a county-wide programme to introduce schools to the Hertfordshire SEND toolkit. This newly developed resource accompanies the Hertordshire SEND Quality Offer and the SEND Benchmark & Planning Tool. Together this suite of materials provides schools with a vision, a self-evaluation framework and now has a toolkit providing a range of resources, tools and guidance to support the onward journey. Workshops are being delivered in all DSPL areas between 14 - 25 October. arrow Read more

Friday 4th October 2019

Purple Mash
Free Purple Mash ‘Mash Meet’ event

Herts for Learning is hosting another ‘Mash Meet’ event on 7th October, 4pm, at Hertfordshire Development Centre. Whether new to 2Simple Purple Mash or in need of a refresher, this is the ideal opportunity to explore the different tools and content available. Places are free but booking is essential as space is limited. For more information and booking arrow Read more

Friday 6th September 2019

ENF training – 15th October 2019

An overview of mainstream school SEND and exceptional needs funding. The Head teacher and SENCo are invited to a two-hour information/training session to update schools and PVIs regarding their knowledge of SEND funding. The purpose of these sessions is to ensure all schools understand how mainstream SEND funding is allocated, how the ENF system works and to look at the process for exceptional needs funding applications. arrow Book online

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

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Changes to printing of training materials     

As you may be aware, Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) has recently joined councils up and down the country in declaring a climate emergency.  The time for thinking about change is over and at Herts for Learning (HfL), we believe it is important for us to join HCC in taking proactive action now. As part of our commitment of ensuring both our financial and our environmental sustainability, we are currently developing a Corporate Social Responsibility statement, which will be shared with you shortly.  Included in this statement is our aim to reduce our direct impact on the environment by actively managing our consumption of natural resources, recycling practices and carbon footprint and making best use of technology to ensure that digital is at the heart of what we do. arrow Read more

Wednesday 28th August 2019

Child protection proformas
Model Child Protection Policy 2019

This document replaces the previous version(s) and is operational from the 2nd September 2019. Changes have been highlighted. It takes into consideration the changes/updates in statutory guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education (2019) and Working Together to Safeguarding Children (2018).  Please note there are sections that require the school to input their own details/school arrangements. arrow Child Protection proformas

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Child protection proformas
Annual safeguarding practice audit 2019 (checklist)

An updated version of the safeguarding ‘checklist’ now known as the Annual Safeguarding Practice Audit has been published. arrow Child protection proformas

Monday 19th August 2019

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Recording absence for pupils from the travelling community

Hertfordshire County Council has issued this guidance to support schools with clarity around attendance and registration of Traveller pupils. A number of different groups are covered by the generic term Traveller – Roma, English and Welsh Gypsies, Irish and Scottish Travellers, Showmen (fairground people) and Circus people, Bargees (occupational boat dwellers) and New Travellers. The Education Act 1996 and the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 make statutory provision for all of these groups. arrow Read more

Friday 2nd August 2019

health and safety
Trampolining guidance

HCC Health and Safety have updated their trampolining safety guidance. arrow Guidance

Friday 2nd August 2019

Data management services
HfL’s Data Management Services team reaccredited by Capita for their SIMS support 

Capita has reaccredited the Data Management Services (DMS) team at Herts for Learning (HfL) for their SIMS support to schools and academies. The DMS team, who have been accredited by Capita since 2008, received their reaccreditation in July. The accreditation will last for three years until 2022. The accreditation looks at how schools and academies receive effective and value-for-money support from the DMS team. arrow Read news article

Friday 2nd August 2019

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

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