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Latest news for Hertfordshire Schools
- updated 25 June, 2018

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Herts for Learning

Herts for Learning Training & Events


Essential introduction to HR for ling managers
Monday 17th September 2018 arrow Book now: 18SHR/009A
RM Finance Online: new users
Tuesday 18th September 2018 arrow Book now: 18FSS/045P / 18FSS/048P
School business management briefing
Tuesday 18th September 2018 arrow Book now: 18SBM/016A
SIMS for new users
Wednesday 19th September 2018 arrow Book now: 18SIT/055A
Developing feedback and marking
Thursday 20th September 2018 arrow Book now: 18ASS/022A
How to improve reading: inference, comprehension and fluency skills
Thursday 20th September 2018 arrow Book now: 18ENG/027P

SBM
Policy to Practice: Time To Bacc Languages? - Friday 6th July 2018

This high-profile event aims to support school leaders in taking their language provision to the next stage, subject leaders in developing the curriculum and promoting wider participation at Key Stages 4 and students in getting the most from languages in school to enhance their future lives. Prof Suzanne Graham, Professor of Language and Education at the University of Reading, Suzanne O’Farrell, ASCL Curriculum and Assessment Specialist and a representative from the EBacc Team, Curriculum Division, Department for Education will be addressing the conference on 6th July 2018. For more information or to book places, please visitarrow More information

PSHE
Parental drug awareness workshops - now booking for Autumn 2018 - Spring 2019

Making choices about drugs and alcohol can begin much earlier then many parents / carers realise, with some children exposed before they leave primary school. HCC Parental Drug and Alcohol Awareness Workshops provide practical information about a range of drugs, alcohol and the law, along with tips on how to have positive conversations at home that encourage making healthy choices. arrow More information

arrow Thursday 21st June 2018

HfL - financial services
Changes to HCSS Budgeting access

HCSS Budgeting access is changing with “Single Sign On” functionality being launched at the beginning of July. In order access the software the developers require a unique and current email address for users and confirmation by 25th June. Those who have accessed the budgeting software recently will have already been prompted to supply these details. If you have not logged into your HCSS Budgeting software in the last month it is recommended that you do so and follow the guidance provided from the Launch page by selecting “Guidance Notes” and then follow the  “HCSS Product Suite Signing In Guidance” from the list presented.

arrow Tuesday 19th June 2018

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Herts for Learning Training & Events


SIMS Exam Organiser
Monday 10th September 2018 arrow Book now: 18SIT/054S
Appraisal and capability workshop
Tuesday 11th September 2018 arrow Book now: 18SHR/002A
Essential guide to the role of the primary NQT induction tutor for new tutors

Tuesday 11th September 2018 arrow Book now: 18NQT/038P
New to Year 1
Wednesday 12th September 2018 arrow Book now: 18ENG/014P
The role of the secondary NQT induction mentor for new mentors
Wednesday 12th September 2018 arrow Book now: 18NQT/010S
SIMS Post 16 and Course Manager
Friday 14th September 2018 arrow Book now: 18SIT/088S

HfL - assessment
Primary Assessment Updates - June 2018

Updates include: Statutory data submission dates and guidance; teacher assessment codes; headteacher declaration forms; KS2 updates; KS anaylsis tools; FFT Aspire and KS1 results. arrow Update (Pdf)

arrow Monday 18th June 2018

SEND
Early Years SEND survey

Hertfordshire County Council is carrying out a review of the services available for families with children under five with special education needs and disabilities (SEND). As part of this review, we are collecting feedback to assess what we do well as a local authority and the areas which need improving. We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete this online survey which will be fed into improving services across Hertfordshire and share the survey with your parents/carers. You can access the survey at: https://surveys.hertfordshire.gov.uk/s/IGS6H/. The survey closes on Thursday 5th July 2018.

arrow Monday 18th June 2018

SBM
Policy to Practice: Time To Bacc Languages? - Friday 6th July 2018

This high-profile event aims to support school leaders in taking their language provision to the next stage, subject leaders in developing the curriculum and promoting wider participation at Key Stages 4 and students in getting the most from languages in school to enhance their future lives. Prof Suzanne Graham, Professor of Language and Education at the University of Reading, Suzanne O’Farrell, ASCL Curriculum and Assessment Specialist and a representative from the EBacc Team, Curriculum Division, Department for Education will be addressing the conference on 6th July 2018. For more information or to book places, please visit arrow More information

arrow Friday 15th June 2018

SEND
The Dyslexia Award  - funded training opportunity for Sencos, Teachers and TAs in Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools/settings

This year we have an exciting new, funded, training opportunity developed in response to demand from SENCos, teachers and teaching assistants for a shorter, manageable alternative to the Level 5 course on dyslexia. arrow More information

arrow Friday 15th June 2018

drowning
Drowning Prevention Week

The annual Drowning Prevention Week campaign will run between 15 – 25 June 2018. The campaign, created by the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) and this year run in partnership with the RNLI and Swim England, aims to reduce the number of drowning and near-drowning incidences that occur in the UK every year, by showing people how to be safe and have fun near water. The campaign encourages schools, clubs, leisure centres and communities, to promote water safety education through events, lessons, games and activities, in a bid to make people more aware of the dangers of water. arrow Further information and resources

arrow Friday 15th June 2018

School workforce
Do you need assistance understanding Employment Status and IR35?

On the dedicated IR35 page we have now added a Glossary of Terms to accompany the other useful documents and links, including a short, informative video to assist you with understanding and completing the ‘Check Employment Status for Tax’ test. arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 13th June 2018

training and events
2018 Primary autumn training programme summary booklet

With over 270 training courses and CPD opportunities, scheduled during the autumn term, for primary, secondary and Early Years staff, our 2018 Primary autumn training programme summary booklet is now available online as a quick-and-easy way for primary staff to see all opportunities we currently have next term by subject area. More courses and events will be added to our programme to meet demand and changes in the educational landscape and will be available from hertsforlearning.co.uk/booking along with our training and CPD programme for secondary and Early Years staff. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 12th June 2018

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Herts for Learning

Herts for Learning Training & Events


Essential guide to the role of the primary NQT induction tutor for new tutors
Wednesday 4th July 2018 arrow Book now: 18NQT/007P
Write Away Together
Tuesday 10th July 2018 arrow Book now: 18ENG/015P
Understanding and analysing Early Years Foundation Stage data

Wednesday 11th July 2018 arrow Book now: 18EAY/003P
Effective mathematics leadership: planning the year ahead
Wednesday 11th July 2018 arrow Book now: 18MAT/006P
Analysing Key Stage 1 outcomes
Monday 16th July 2018 arrow Book now: 18ASS/003P
Analysing Key Stage 2 outcomes
Wednesday 18th July 2018 arrow Book now: 18ASS/004P

English
Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Research shows that children's reading can 'dip' during the long holidays and this can cause children to lose confidence when they return back to school. The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children to get into libraries and helps them keep up their reading skills. arrow More information

arrow Friday 8th June 2018

training and events
2018 Autumn term training programme

The Herts for Learning 2018 autumn term Primary and Secondary programme of training courses and CPD opportunities for staff is now available on our training and events booking site. Our programme offers training and CPD opportunities for teaching staff at all levels, including NQTs and teaching assistants, in a wide range of subjects and for administration, support and office staff, as well as for staff in senior leadership roles. arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 6th June 2018

HfL wellbeing award
The Herts for Learning Wellbeing Award

Over the last two years Herts for Learning (HfL) advisers have revised and expanded the Healthy Schools Programme to add rigour and reflect new priorities. We have now integrated this revised programme into a new HfL Wellbeing Quality Mark which is available for schools to sign up to. The Herts for Learning Wellbeing Quality Mark has now replaced the Healthy Schools Programme which is no longer recruiting schools. arrow More information

arrow Thursday 31st May 2018

esafety
Young person's group

Hertfordshire County Council wants to hear the views of young people whose families have/ are receiving a service from social care. A new group is starting, run by and for young people aged 12 years to 16 years, the aim of which is to listen to views and help bring about improvements to the way in which Children’s Services work with families. arrow More information

arrow Monday 29th May 2018

cycle to work
Cycle to Work Scheme - June 2018 In schools only

The cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme will be running throughout June 2018, to help with the cost of new bicycles and cycling equipment up to £2,000. The scheme will be open from 1st – 30th June 2018. arrow Cycle to Work Scheme

arrow Monday 29th May 2018

esafety
Updates to Online Safety Policy and Acceptable Use Agreements

Please note that we have made a few amendments to the Online Safety Policy and Acceptable Use Agreements, please see version 003 of the policy. Details of the changes made can be found in the ‘Online Safety Updates 22.5.18’ document. HfL has provided the Model Online Safety Policy, including a range of Acceptable Use Agreements and additional guidance that you may wish to use in your school or setting. Please note that this is a ‘model’ policy and can be adapted to meet the needs of your school/ setting. All adaptations should be risk assessed. Please insert your school name, logo and policy title to the front page. If you have any queries please contact Shelagh.jennings@hertsforlearning.co.uk. arrow Online safety policies

arrow Friday 25th May 2018

PSHE - blue heads
Fully funded alcohol education training and lesson plans free for Hertfordshire secondary schools

The Alcohol Education Trust and HfL have secured Hertfordshire Community Funding to run an exciting Alcohol Education training and resources programme for our secondary schools with the first event at Apsley on 6th June. For further details and to book your place  please see: arrow More information

arrow Friday 25th May 2018

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HfL GDPR compliance statement

As you will be aware, on 25th May 2018, a new landmark privacy law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in the European Union (EU). The GDPR expands the privacy rights granted to EU individuals, and it places many new obligations on organisations that process EU personal data.Herts for Learning (HfL) already has a consistent level of data protection and security across our organisation, and we are actively working towards compliance with the GDPR, for 25th May and beyond. In preparation for GDPR, we have produced a statement which sets out how we comply with the GDPR in the processing of personal data, and how we ensure compliance of third parties. Our compliance statement can be found in the footer of the HfL website here.
If you have any queries regarding HfL’s compliance with GDPR, please email our Data Protection Officer at dp.foi@hertsforlearning.co.uk.

arrow Wednesday 23rd May 2018

HfL logo
The Herts for Learning Hertfordshire Primary Headteachers' Conference 2018

Navigating Leadership in the Real World: identifying the moral compass for you and your school. Bookings are now being taken for this year’s event. arrow More information

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Confident teens
Celebrating four years of supporting girls to progress

Herts for Learning is celebrating its four-year partnership with confidence specialists, Confident Teens®. Teachers know the impact on learning of friendship difficulties, social media and body worries for teen girls. They see the distraction, anxiety and, sadly all too often, mental health problems that can develop. Confident Teens’ ‘Building Resilience’ programme supports girls to combat these pressures and build their resourcefulness. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 22nd May 2018

HfL logo
Standards, Sustainability and Success - The Hertfordshire Sixth Form Conference 2018

This timely conference will provide school leaders with a clear overview of the changing post-16 landscape, as well as guidance on key management strategies related to post-16 funding, curriculum, accountability and inspection. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 22nd May 2018

road safety
Learn2Live Campaign - September 2018

The Learn 2 Live road safety education programme for students in Years 12, and 13, is running in venues all around Hertfordshire through September 2018. The programme is open free of charge to all schools and colleges within Hertfordshire. arrow More information

arrow Friday 18th May 2018

HfL logo
Business Management Conference: Reaching Above and Beyond on Wednesday 13th June 2018

The HfL annual Business Management conference will launch with setting the scene for this year’s focus – ‘Reaching Above and Beyond’. A variety of interactive workshops and roundtable sessions to inspire school business leaders have now been confirmed. Join us to network, increase your profile, develop your knowledge and skills, and be inspired by Anna Hemmings MBE, six-time world champion and two-time Olympian. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 15th May 2018

Financial services to schools
HCSS Budgeting Software Message

Financial Services have been advised that users of HCSS Budgeting will receive a message when using the software later this week requesting “Email and Organisation Confirmation”. This should be completed with a current, valid organisation email address and the selection of the organisation type from the dropdown box provided. This information is required by HCSS for planned “exiting new developments” of your HCSS product(s).

arrow Tuesday 15th May 2018

Walk to school Week
Walk to school Week 21st to 25th May 2018

Get your best foot forward for this year’s challenge starting on the 21st May with the start of Walk to School Week and continuing on to Clean Air Day 21st June 2018 event. arrow More information

arrow Monday 14th May 2018

Fostering
Fostering transforms lives

As part of Foster Care Fortnight (May 14th to 27th), Hertfordshire County Council’s fostering and adoption recruitment team is now urging people to consider transforming their lives and the lives of children by becoming foster carers. arrow More information

arrow Monday 14th May 2018

Herts for Learning
Save the date for the Hertfordshire Primary Headteachers' Conference 2018 - 17th-19th October 2018

The title for this year’s conference is Navigating Leadership in the Real World: Identifying the Moral Compass for You and Your School, and we are delighted to confirm that the speakers will include Ross Morrison McGill from The Teacher Toolkit, Sir Kevan Collins from the Education Endowment Foundation, and Lisa Wisher from BraveHeart Education. Details of additional speakers will be available shortly. Please note that the conference will be available to book on our booking site from 1:00pm on Tuesday 22nd May 2018.

arrow Friday 11th May 2018

Training and events
Taking the Advantage for the Disadvantaged Conference -28th June 2018

The Herts for Learning Annual Conference to Remove the Barriers for Disadvantaged Learners. The aim of this year’s conference is to raise the profile of the challenges that can be faced by disadvantaged children and to learn more about how to successfully overcome them through keynote presentations, sharing expertise and participating in a series of workshops. arrow Book now

arrow Friday 11th May 2018

GDPR
In-school data protection awareness training

Herts for Learning offers in-school, all-staff training on basic data protection and cyber security. This 90-minute staff meeting is a non-specialist, non-technical information and awareness session aimed at any member of staff that has access to personal data. We cover precautions around email, portable disks, printed copies and much more. arrow More information

arrow Friday 11th May 2018

The Green Tree Schools Award
Outdoor classroom day – May 17th 2018

What will you be doing outdoors? Why not investigate your trees as part of the Woodland Trust’s Green Tree School Award; sow some Poached Egg plants to attract pollinators as part of the RHS Campaign for School Gardening; do an earthworm survey – see OPAL’s citizen science surveys; or investigate incredible invertebrates as part of the RSPB Wild Challenge. For more ideas on things you could do visit arrow More information

arrow Friday 4th May 2018

The Green Tree Schools Award
The Green Tree Schools Award – free help and support for schools from the Woodland Trust

Three thousand schools across the region are being given a chance to nurture and inspire a new generation of nature lovers through the Woodland Trust's Green Tree School Awards. arrow Further information (pdf)

arrow Thursday 26th April 2018

HfL
Shabbat workshops - May 2018

An opportunity for pupils to visit the St. Albans Synagogue and find out more about Shabbat.arrow More information and booking

arrow Wednesday 18th April 2018

FSS
UPDATE - The Access Group

The Access Group, the developers of HCSS Budgeting software have advised Financial Services of the following regarding Access Group Customers:- Phishing Scam Alert: Ignore request to change payment details. They have said “ this email was not sent by Access and represents a fraudulent attempt to elicit funds from our customers. Customers should NOT provide any information nor send any funds, to any e-mail address or account as indicated in communication”.

arrow Wednesday 18th April 2018

HfL
Now available: Herts for Learning primary summer training programme summary booklet

The Herts for Learning Summer Training Programme Summary Booklet is now available in schools and online. This new style booklet provides brief details of our core primary summer term training opportunities by subject area for ease of use. The booklet also includes a number of new and additional training opportunities which have been added due to popular demand. arrow View Booklet

arrow Tuesday 17th April 2018

Online Safety Newsletter
Online safety newsletter Summer 2018

The Online Safety newsletter for the summer term 2018 is now available to download. arrow Online Safety Newsletter

arrow Friday 13th April 2018

HCC
UPDATED Pupil safeguarding records. Guidance and additional, editable recording proformas

This guidance has been updated in line with The EU General Data Protection Regulation that comes into force on 25th May 2018. Further updates to this guidance are likely in August 2018, following the introduction of EU General Data Protection Regulation and updates to Keeping Children Safe in Education and Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfE). arrow Proformas & Guidance

arrow Monday 9th April 2018

eSafety
Online safety policy 2018

HfL are pleased to announce that a new Online Safety Policy complete with a range of Acceptable Use Agreements is now available to download. If you would like to book an online safety consultancy visit or a staff meeting to ensure the implications of policy are fully understood by all staff in relation to their safeguarding duty and implemented across the school please contact Shelagh Jennings on tel. 01438 844819 email: Shelagh.jennings@hertsforlearning.co.uk arrow More Information

arrow Thursday 29th March 2018

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