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Latest news for Hertfordshire Schools
- updated 19 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

New HfL website
COMING SOON: the new HfL website – www.hertsforlearning.co.uk - will be launching after half-term!

Our new website will be more interactive, user-friendly and informative with added resources and easier access to subscription packages. And there’s more good news - we’ll also be launching a brand new course booking system early in the spring term to help schools find and book courses more easily.

arrow Tuesday 17th October 2017

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Herts for Learning

Herts for Learning Training & Events


Managing effective intervention to help close gaps in mathematics
Monday 13th November 2017 arrow Book now: 17MAT/041P
Carrying out the role of primary assessment co-ordinator
Tuesday 14th November 2017 arrow Book now: 17ASS/050P
Developing young scientists in Early Years and Key Stage 1
Tuesday 14th November 2017 arrow Book now: 17SCI/009P
Guided reading at Key Stage 1: developing fluent readers
Wednesday 15th November 2017 arrow Book now: 17ENG/048P
Guided reading at Key Stage 2: developing thinking readers
Wednesday 15th November 2017 arrow Book now: 17ENG/049P
Training for PSHCE coordinators
Friday 17th November 2017 arrow Book now: 17PSE/008A
Effective confrontation for senior leaders and managers
Friday 17th November 2017 arrow Book now: 17MAN/053A

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 Friday 13th 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

FSS
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

primary English conference
Write here, right now - Herts for Learning’s annual primary English conference

Writing for pleasure and purpose is at the very heart of this spring’s conference, giving teachers a long overdue opportunity to relish in discussion about the strategies, pedagogies and stimuli that will best promote a passion for writing amongst their pupils. This year’s conference will welcome multi award-winning children’s author, Jonathan Emmett and feature workshops from award winning author Bob Cox and illustrator Martin Impey. arrow Book online using conference code 17ENG/076P

arrow Tuesday 10th October 2017

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Herts for Learning

Herts for Learning Training & Events


Managing behaviour in the primary classroom
Monday 6th November 2017 arrow Book now: 17NQT/061P
The importance of teaching during child-initiated learning
Tuesday 7th November 2017 arrow Book now: 17EAY/036P
Ofsted updates - an in-depth look at some of the aspects of inspection - morning session
Wednesday 8th November 2017 arrow Book now: 17MAN/056P
Ofsted updates - an in-depth look at some of the aspects of inspection - afternoon session
Wednesday 8th November 2017 arrow Book now: 17MAN/057P

FSS
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

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Herts for Learning

Herts for Learning Training & Events


Diminishing the difference: accelerating progress in English at Key Stage 2
Tuesday 31st October 2017 arrow Book now: 17ENG/038P
Diminishing the difference: accelerating progress in English at Key Stage 1
Wednesday 1st November 2017 arrow Book now: 17ENG/042P
Achieving mathematical age-related expectations in Year 6
Thursday 2nd November 2017 arrow Book now: 17MAT/039P
Effective and efficient observation, assessment and planning in the EYFS
Thursday 2nd November 2017 arrow Book now: 17EAY/022P
Inclusion matters!
Thursday 2nd November 2017 arrow Book now: 17NQT/037P
Teaching and assessing reading comprehension
Friday 3rd November 2017 arrow Book now: 17ENG/043P
Staff conduct and discipline: essential training for managers
Friday 3rd November 2017 arrow Book now: 17SHR/008A

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

HICS
HICS Training Courses

As part of the migration to the new HICS network, HfL are hosting some FREE training sessions here at Robertson House in Stevenage.  These sessions are designed for network administration staff, enabling network managers and IT support staff to maximise the new features and benefits of the new HICS service.  We also have a selection of training videos and resources which are now available online. arrow To book onto these courses or to access the training resources

arrow Friday 14th 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

FSS
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

FSS
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

HCC
Launch of the continuum of Need and Families First Portal

An event for all frontline professionals to launch the Continuum of Need and the Families First Portal in Hertfordshire. arrow Book online

arrow Monday 4th September 2017

Nominations
Nominations for a special school/AP academy non-executive director

Herts for Learning Ltd (HfL) would like to invite shareholders to nominate a special/AP academy non-executive director for the HfL Board. arrow More information

arrow Monday 4th September 2017

FSS
Financial service for Schools Helpline - CLOSURE

The Financial Services Helpline will be closed for training on the 5th September and 21st November 2017. You can still call the helpline and the case will be logged and attended to on our return.

arrow Thursday 31st August 2017

Conference
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

Conference
Safety Netting in the Classroom – the Herts for Learning annual SEND conference

A valuable opportunity for leaders, INCos and SENCos to hear from national keynote speakers, take part in workshops and reflect upon their journey towards ensuring high quality teaching and learning-friendly classrooms for their pupils with SEND. Book your place for this year’s conference being held on 16th November, 2017 at the Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage.arrow More information

arrow Friday 25th August 2017

Primary Headteacher Seminars
Autumn Term Primary Headteacher Seminar programme from Herts for Learning

Produced and delivered by our team of specialist advisors, these events help Headteachers stay up to date and ready to deal with current challenges in primary education. Book onto one of the five half-day seminars taking place in venues around Hertfordshire this term. arrow More information

arrow Thursday 24th August 2017

HCC
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

Conference
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

RSE
RSE news digest for May– July 2017

A new monthly digest of education news for RSE for Hertfordshire schools is now available. arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 26th July 2017

HCC Information System
Access to Hertfordshire County Council Information Systems

Hertfordshire schools make use of a number of Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) information systems such as SeaM, Solero, SAP and the HCC phone directory, and HCC are in the process of changing the way some of these applications are accessed. From 1 October 2017 these applications will be available on the Internet free of charge to all Hertfordshire schools. Schools that take the Hertfordshire Internet and Connectivity Service (HICS) from Herts for Learning (HFL) will continue to have access to these applications and need not take any further action. All other Hertfordshire schools should contact HCC to make arrangements for accessing these services. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 25th July 2017

CSE
Free resources for secondary schools to protect young people from CSE

Before the summer holidays start a reminder that Hertfordshire County Council and Hertfordshire Police have worked together to create free resources for secondary schools - to prevent child sexual exploitation across the county. Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse where young people are given gifts in return for sexual activity. If you haven’t used the resources yet try to before the end of term; to protect young people aged 11 – 18 from becoming victim to the crime. Latest figures from Hertfordshire Constabulary indicate that there are around 12 – 15 referrals of CSE in Herts every month. The county council has been working closely with the Police and Hertfordshire Safeguarding Board to raise awareness of the crime in the community. arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 19th July 2017

Maths Challenge
Just2Easy - First Maths Summer Challenge

Just2Easy is launching its first Maths Summer Challenge with prizes and activities for a really fun summer of learning through their online maths game, J2Blast. Every school is welcome to take part, and receive free access to J2Blast for their pupils over the summer holiday. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 18th July 2017

Assessment
Primary Assessment Letter - Summer 2017

The Herts for Learning Assessment Team have produced their termly update on key assessment issues for primary schools in Hertfordshire.arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 18th July 2017

waste
Teacher gives FREE assemblies & innovative practical sessions to help your pupils be more WasteAware

Your pupils can learn about an amazing array of materials for your Science targets. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 18th July 2017

Computing Scheme Version 6
Primary Computing Scheme – Updated Version for 2017/18

Herts for Learning will be releasing an updated edition (version 6) of the Primary Computing Scheme, for the start of the autumn term. This version provides a completely new EYFS section as well as new supporting materials. arrow More information

arrow Monday 17th July 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

Data Protection
Changes to Data Protection laws – GDPR information sessions

In May 2018 the current Data Protection Act will be replaced by the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This change will have an impact on any organisation that handles personal data. In order to help education settings understand the changes and prepare for compliance with the new law, Herts for Learning is running some twilight information sessions in the autumn term. arrow More information

arrow Friday 14th July 2017

Crime Prevention
Reminder to Head Teachers to think about Security ahead of closing down for Summer

With the Summer holidays almost upon us Hertfordshire Constabulary would like to make schools aware of simple Crime Prevention measures to help keep schools secure and deter criminals. arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 12th July 2017

WorkingForYou campaign
Take Part in Hertfordshire County Council’s #WorkingForYou campaign

Everyday throughout July, the county council will be showcasing someone who ‘works for you’ in an A-Z of council services. Help us make the campaign even bigger and bring to life the 'people behind the jobs' by sharing a photograph of yourself at work holding up a #WorkingForYou campaign sign. arrow More information

arrow Thursday 6th July 2017

Autumn Term e-brochure
The Herts for Learning Autumn Term Primary Training Programme e-brochure

The Herts for Learning Autumn Term Primary Training Programme brochure, which was delivered into schools earlier this month, is now also available online as an e-book. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 4th July 2017

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