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» Previous updates are listed in the Archive pages 5 4 3 2 1
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updated 27 February, 2018

HCSS Budgeting information prior to 2018/19 release

Financial Services will shortly be releasing the maintained school budget software for next year, 2018/19. The software holds 2 years budgets, current and prior year, hence when the 2018/19 version is released any 2016/17 budget scenarios will become unavailable. 2016/17 budget information, including the ABR budget would normally have been stored and filed as part of schools procedures in 2016/17. If you wish to retain further information from a 2016/17 budget scenario it can be printed, and/or saved in Excel format. Comprehensive reporting can be found within the Hertfordshire Report Pack Report from the Reports option and select the tab Hertfordshire Reports.

arrow Wednesday 31st January 2018

EPIC Era 2018
History Competition for Schools - My EPIC Era 2018

Following last year’s EPIC success, My EPIC Era 2018 once again launches its competition for schools and pupils throughout the UK. Brought to you by 60 second histories My EPIC Era aims to encourage pupils interest in history. arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 24th January 2018

LGBT History Month 2018
February LGBT History Month 2018

The theme this year is Geography: Mapping Our World. The Proud Trust has produce KS3 and KS4 resources to help secondary schools deliver lessons as part of the February LGBT History Month 2018. Primary schools may also get ideas by looking at the resources. arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 24th January 2018

HfL Service Desk hours Update

Following consultations with schools, we are delighted to confirm that HfL are now able to provide earlier access to our Service Desk support and streamline opening hours. From 1st February, the HfL Service Desk (01438 844777) will be open from 8:15am to 5pm, providing support for IT, data and connectivity issues in schools - enabling staff to get support for core functions earlier in the day and before pupils arrive on site. We would like to thank schools for the feedback on this issue, and ask that schools continue to let us know how we can improve service delivery and support through our customer feedback forms/forums. The HR service desk will continue to provide support to schools between 8.30am and 5pm on 01438 844873. arrow Full details of times and SLA

arrow Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Herts for Learning appoints Director of Education Services

Herts for Learning, is delighted to announce the appointment of Rachel Macfarlane as Director of Education Services.arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 17th January 2018

Royal British Legion
Supporting Service Children

The Royal British Legion have produced a detailed best practice resource on how schools and local authorities can support service children in England, covering admissions, wellbeing and funding support. arrow Download education guide

arrow Tuesday 16th January 2018

Primary Headteachers
Primary Headteachers’ 2018 Spring Term Seminars

The agenda has been released for the HfL Primary Headteachers’ spring term seminars. 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 Monday 15th January 2018

My TeenBrain
My TeenBrain - Workshops for Schools

In 2014 Family Services Commissioning, alongside Family Links and Dr John Coleman, developed My Teen Brain for multi-agency professionals working with young people. This has been a valued and well-used resource, and so far almost 1,000 multi-agency professionals have attended the training. 2 evening workshops for school staff are planned in the Spring term to introduce a new module to be delivered in the classroom. arrow More information

arrow Monday 15th January 2018

Country Show
Cassiobury Town and Country Show 2018 – looking for local schools to be involved

Cassiobury Park Education are looking for local Watford schools to be involved in the living history area of the festival this year. The planning is in the early stages but the idea is to tie in with the history of Cassiobury and focus on the Civil War period (1642 – 1651). It would also make an ideal ‘post SATS ‘ fun cross curricular topic combining learning about local history and designing costumes. To get involved please contact guy@classicfestivals.co.uk or Cassiobury@watford.gov.uk

arrow Monday 15th January 2018

Barclays Structural Reform Programme

Barclays Bank are making changes to their accounts structure which will affect all schools holding Barclays General and FIBCA accounts. The changes will take place over the weekend of 20th to 21st January. arrow Further details

arrow Thursday 11th January 2018

Data Protection
GDPR Update – January 2018

As you may know, new data protection regulations (GDPR) come into force from 25th May 2018. These strengthen requirements around data security and will apply to all schools, academies and education settings. HCC and HfL have been working together to identify support to enable you to meet these new requirements is a measured and supported manner. arrow Further information and GDPR Overview

arrow Monday 8th January 2018

Commercial mailings and web content

A number of schools have contacted us about an increasing number of commercial organisations asking schools to send home leaflets or add third party content to their websites. arrow More information

arrow Tuesday 2nd January 2018

SACRE – Current Provision and Teaching of RE in Secondary Schools

We have written to all secondary schools in Hertfordshire on behalf of the Hertfordshire SACRE (Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education) following an important national report published earlier this term. One of the roles of the Hertfordshire SACRE is to support local schools in their provision of RE and we are concerned that some schools may be struggling to meet the statutory requirements due to challenges such as lack of specialist teachers, timetabling pressures, performance measures in other subjects and budget. arrow Letter to Secondary Schools

arrow Wednesday 20th December 2017

School Funding Consultation for Primary and Secondary Schools and Academies 2018-19 Reminder

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 Monday 18th December 2017

Long and Medium Term Plans for Religious Education

Following the implementation of the new Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2017-2022, the Hertfordshire SACRE are pleased to share the attached exemplars of long and medium term planning to support teachers in writing plans for their individual settings. The suggestions are non-statutory and are based on the enquiry approach set out in 'Religion for Today and Tomorrow' which can be purchased from the HFL online shop.arrow More information

arrow Thursday 14th December 2017

ExploRE Workshops in Primary Schools

The Bridgebuilders Christian Trust is now offering workshops to support Religious Education in primary schools in the Stevenage locality.arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 13th December 2017

New Model RE Policies for Primary and Secondary Schools (updated)

SACRE have produced new model RE policies for primary and secondary schools.arrow More information

arrow Wednesday 13th December 2017

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

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