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updated 7 May, 2019

The Exchange e-bulletin (27th February)

This week’s edition of The Exchange e-bulletin, HfL’s roundup of the latest news from local and national media sources, includes… All pupils will be taught about mental and physical wellbeing, Free alcohol education training available for Hertfordshire schools, and North Herts schools promote children’s wellbeing with Feeling Good Week Read the latest edition here or subscribe to get the weekly e-bulletin straight to your inbox.

Wednesday 27th February 2019

Primary Curriculum Symposium
Self Review Tool for whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing

Mental health and emotional wellbeing is a big factor in everyone’s lives. The Self Review Tool is to support schools in developing their own whole school approach to improvising mental health and emotional wellbeing. As schools find themselves increasingly responding to the mental health difficulties of staff, parents and pupils, the whole school, early intervention approach has never been so needed. The Self Review Tool lists helpful approaches, interventions, resources, practice and tools. arrow More information

Monday 25th February 2019

Primary Curriculum Symposium
Primary Curriculum Symposium 2019

Herts for Learning are delighted to announce that bookings are now open for our Primary Curriculum Symposium launching on 20th May 2019. Schools can choose from the conference programme or the extended development programme. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. arrow Primary Curriculum Symposium

Friday 22nd February 2019

Summer training programme
Herts for Learning training programme Summer 2019

Herts for Learning (HfL) is pleased to announce that our summer 19 training programme for staff working in primary, including Early Years, and secondary phases has now been published on our booking site. arrow Summer 2019 training programme

Friday 22nd February 2019

Stonewall Education Equality Index
Herts for Learning among best in Britain for tackling anti-LGBT bullying

Stonewall, Britain’s leading lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) equality charity, has named Herts for Learning and Hertfordshire County Council as amongst the best local organisations for tackling anti-LGBT bullying and celebrating difference in its schools. Herts for Learning and Hertfordshire County Council’s joint entry ranked at third place in this year’s Education Equality Index. The Index measures local authorities’ success in supporting young LGBT people. arrow Read the HfL news article

Monday 18th February 2019

Herts for Learning helps schools achieve high performance for all

Following on from a highly successful session at Birchwood High School in Bishop’s Stortford, Herts for Learning have launched an all-staff INSET day to develop a home and school-wide culture to help close attainment gaps, called ‘Achieving a High Performance Culture for All’. arrow High performing culture for all

Thursday 14th February 2019

The Exchange e-bulletin (12th February)

This week’s edition of The Exchange e-bulletin, HfL’s roundup of the latest news from local and national media sources, includes… Education Secretary sets out vision for character and resilience, Minister calls to dispel girls’ misconceptions of STEM subjects, and Herts for Learning English blog: Can you recommend a good book about the Romans? Read the latest edition here or subscribe to get the weekly e-bulletin straight to your inbox.

Wednesday 13th February 2019

Break-ins

We have been notified of a number of break-ins at schools across Hertfordshire. Please ensure alarms are set and the school is left secure. If possible arrange for extra checks of the premises to be conducted.

Wednesday 6th February 2019

The Exchange e-bulletin (5th February)

This week’s edition of The Exchange e-bulletin, HfL’s roundup of the latest news from local and national media sources, includes… Ban phones in schools, says minister Nick Gibb, multiplication Tables Check: 10 things you need to know, and nominations for HfL non-executive director now open. Read the latest edition here or subscribe to get the weekly e-bulletin straight to your inbox.

Wednesday 6th February 2019

Teach in herts
NJC scales for April 2019

The NJC scales for April 2019 have been added to the Grid. These include pay award information for schools and employees, salary scales and FAQs. arrow NJC pay scales

Monday 4th February 2019

The HfL Spelling SOS KS2 project
The HfL Spelling SOS KS2 project

The next eight-week programme for schools looking to improve their KS2 pupils’ spelling achievement will start on Monday 25th March 2019. Please book online or find out more here arrow Book online

Friday 8th March 2019

Teach in herts
The Armed Forces Covenant Schools Christmas Art competition

The sixth Armed Forces Covenant Schools Christmas Art competition took place at the end of 2018. This was another successful event with over 800 entries from 22 schools across Hertfordshire. Thank you to all the schools that took part, your participation is greatly appreciated. Congratulations to Annabelle from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Royston and Alfie from Garden Fields JMI School in St Albans. Full details about the competition, the prize giving assemblies with photos and the winning pictures are available on the Hertfordshire Heroes website. arrow Christmas art competition

Monday 4th February 2019

Phishing
Phishing Emails

The Herts for Learning ICT Service Desk have had a number of reports today, regarding phishing emails being sent to schools in Hertfordshire.  The emails display a blue box asking the user to click it to display the complete message, if a user clicks the button it takes them to a page pre populated with the users email address asking for a password.  Under no circumstances should users enter their passwords on any screen that looks suspicious.  If you do receive an email that you are unsure of please right click the email and mark it ask junk. To try and prevent users accidently entering their password HICS have blocked the address that the current mail points to, however these usually change regularly. arrow View image here

Thursday 31st January 2019

Hertfordshire Year 7 Maths Challenge 2019
The Exchange e-bulletin (29th January)

This week’s edition of The Exchange e-bulletin, HfL’s roundup of the latest news from local and national media sources, includes… information on the new Recruitment and retention strategy for teachers, new blog post in the Love that Book series looking at The Secret of Black Rock, and Hertfordshire to be national trailblazer in schools’ mental health support. Read the latest edition here or subscribe to get the weekly e-bulletin straight to your inbox.

Wednesday 30th January 2019

Updated guidance and forms for purchasing cards
Updated guidance and forms for purchasing cards

Maintained schools are able to access a purchasing card through a central Hertfordshire County Council contract with Natwest. arrow Purchasing cards

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

The Exchange e-bulletin
The Exchange e-bulletin (23rd January)

This week’s edition of The Exchange e-bulletin, HfL’s roundup of the latest news from local and national media sources, includes… New Apprenticeship Campaign 'Fire It Up' launches, nationally renowned speakers announced for the HfL Secondary Mathematics Conference 2019, and Ofsted: Education inspection framework 2019: inspecting the substance of education. Read the latest edition here or subscribe to get the weekly e-bulletin straight to your inbox.

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Relationships and Sex Education
RSE News Digest update

A new monthly digest of education news for RSE for Hertfordshire schools. arrow RSE News Digest

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Developing Young Scientists
Developing Young Scientists bundle offer

‘Developing young scientists – a guide to child‑led enquiry’ and ‘Developing young scientists – a guide to supporting children in reviewing, reporting and writing in science’ are now available. A special bundle offer is available along with additional audit tools to support schools in evaluating and improving enquiries and recording in science. arrow Developing young scientists offer

Thursday 17th January 2019

Consultation on the new Ofsted Framework
The Exchange e-bulletin (16th January)

This week’s edition of The Exchange e-bulletin, HfL’s roundup of the latest news from local and national media sources, includes… Facebook backs DfE online safety lessons for pupils, having your say on Ofsted's new inspection plans, and HfL English blog: Getting more mileage out of the Y5/6 spelling list. Read the latest edition here or subscribe to get the weekly e-bulletin straight to your inbox.

Wednesday 16th January 2019

Financial Services helpdesk

Budgets: Financial Services are planning towards the release of the maintained schools budgeting software for year 2019/20. In preparation for the addition of this the year 2017/18 will be removed from the budgeting software by Thursday 17th January. If you wish to retain information from the budget 2017/18 it is suggested that the “Hertfordshire Report Pack” report within the software is run and stored securely. If you have questions regarding this please contact the Helpline.

Monday 14th January 2019

Wellbeing in-school training
Active Lives Survey for Children and Young People – data for schools

In September 2017 Sport England launched the new school-based ‘Active Lives Survey for Children and Young People’ to measure participation in sport and physical activity among children in school years 1 to 11. Replacing the Active People survey, Active Lives is the biggest of its kind and gathers data relating to pupil’s sporting behaviours and attitudes, swimming ability, wellbeing, volunteering, and even sports spectating. Completion of the survey provides participating schools with insightful data which can be used to demonstrate the impact of the Sport Premium and to underpin Ofsted reporting. Schools also receive a small amount of funding as a ‘thankyou’. The Herts Sports Partnership has been tasked with administering the survey within Hertfordshire and, has recently been issued with the list of schools and year groups for the Spring 2019 term that we are required to work with. You can find out if your school is on the current list at www.sportinherts.org.uk/pe-sport-premium/active-lives/ or by contacting Shelley Woods on 01707 285887 or at s.woods4@herts.ac.uk.

Friday 11th January 2019

Wellbeing in-school training
Wellbeing in-school training and consultancy support

The Herts for Learning (HfL) Wellbeing advisers offer a wide range of in school training sessions and consultancy support for schools, MATs, settings and parents/carers throughout the year, with additional services added to meet demand. Contact us to discuss your specific requirements or to make a booking by emailing: wellbeing@hertsforlearning.co.uk arrow wellbeing support flyer (pdf)

Friday 11th January 2019

Herts for Learning non-executive director nomination
The Exchange e-bulletin (8th January)

This week’s edition of The Exchange e-bulletin, HfL’s roundup of the latest news from local and national media sources, includes… Damian Hinds: Learning life-saving skills in school is crucial, Ofsted Curriculum research: assessing intent, implementation and impact, and a HfL Early Years blog about five simple ways to help stop coughs and sneezes in Early Years settings. Read the latest edition here or subscribe to get the weekly e-bulletin straight to your inbox.

Wednesday 9th January 2019

Herts for Learning non-executive director nomination
Herts for Learning non-executive director nomination process for secondary school and primary school shareholders

In March 2019 there will be three vacancies on the HfL Board. As part of the election process, HfL’s shareholding schools are invited to nominate secondary and primary school non-executive directors for the HfL Board. arrow Further information and nomination forms

Wednesday 9th January 2019

Herts for Learning non-executive director nomination
FREE Parent Workshops for secondary schools - ‘Talking about sex and relationships with your teenager’

The average teenager receives messages about sex and relationships from a wide range of sources including teachers, friends, TV and social media as well as whatever they learn at home. But with an increasing number of teenagers admitting to learning most about sex from watching online porn there are concerns that some information is inaccurate, misleading or even damaging. So it’s important young people learn not only the ‘facts of life’ but also develop the skills to evaluate risks and make healthy decisions. arrow Parent workshops for secondary schools

Wednesday 9th January 2019

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