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updated 25 March, 2020

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Understanding Humanism – half day training for primary teachers by Humanists UK - Thursday 26th March 2020

This half-day training event will enhance your subject knowledge of humanism and provide you with ideas and tools to support your teaching about non-religious worldviews at primary school level. The course is open to primary school teachers of KS1 and 2. It will be of particular value to RE leaders looking to introduce non-religious worldviews to their RE curriculum. arrow More information

Tuesday 10th March 2020

Year 5 and 6 moderation cluster documents update

The updated Year 5 and 6 moderation clusters will focus on exploring accuracy of assessment judgements in reading and writing. The clusters will take place across the county between 3rd-16th March. Included on this page is a timetable showing the venues, dates, times and booking link for each session.  Also there is the guidance for teachers, regarding what to bring to the session, including suggested activities for reading and writing. arrow KS2 moderation clusters

Friday 7th February 2020

Inspiring RE conference - Wednesday 25th March 2020

NATRE (National Association of Teachers of RE) is holding an ‘Inspiring RE Conference’ on Wednesday 25th March 9.30 – 12.30 pm in Milton Keynes. The conference will provide teachers with practical ideas on how to ensure your RE curriculum is coherent and creative (and Ofsted ready!). The cost is from £50 per person including lunch and refreshments. arrow Further details and booking information (pdf)

Wednesday 5th February 2020

Herts for Learning Year 7 Mathematics Challenge

Entries are invited for the Year 7 Mathematics Challenge 2020, each school is encouraged to submit teams of four Year 7 students for this friendly inter-school competition. There are five heats scheduled across the County in March, winners from individual heats will go forward to the Final, to be held on Thursday 26th March at the Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage. Please search ‘Year 7 Mathematics Challenge’ on our CPD Hub for more information and to book. arrow Year 7 Mathematics Challenge

Tuesday 21st January 2020

Spot the signs: child bereavement survey

The Hertfordshire Child Bereavement Mapping and Resource Project seeks to better understand the needs of bereaved children and families after the death of someone significant to them, who and what can help them grieve well, and to develop or signpost to useful resources to help do this as part of the CAMHS transformation. Please take a few moments to complete the survey via the link to help us gain a view from education and social care professionals’ perspectives. The closing date for the survey is 14th February 2020. arrow Take the survey

Monday 10th February 2020

HR & payroll administration training for newly appointed schools business managers, bursars and school secretaries

These sessions will be aimed at employees who have recently been appointed to administrative posts in your school. They are being held at Apsley 2, Hemel Hempstead on the morning of Friday 14 February 2020. There will be no charge to schools for the training. If you have a recently appointed member of staff involved in the administration of payroll and/or employment contracts who would benefit from training in the basics, please contact schools.transactions@hertfordshire.gov.uk to arrange your session.

Friday 7th February 2020

Financial Returns - Autumn Term Return deadline in school only

We would like to remind you that the deadline for submitting the Autumn Term Return is the 15th February 2020. arrow Read more

Friday 7th February 2020

The heat is on in Welwyn and Hatfield!

Over the last few months, schools across Welwyn Hatfield have been teaching the ‘Young Chef of the Year’ award, which culminates in a grand final on Friday 7th February. The finalists (aged 9-11) will be donning their aprons and competing at the event hosted by Ridgeway Academy. After cooking their menus, the finalists will celebrate the day’s achievements with their families, school representatives and guests. The Mayor, Councillor Roger Trigg and Mayoress Mrs Carole Trigg will attend the awards ceremony, where the winner of Welwyn Hatfield Young Chef of 2020 will be announced. arrow Read more

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Python Programming essentials for GCSE computer science

The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) is running a 2-day course at Hitchin Girls School in February. Bursaries are available to support some teachers through this course. arrow Read more

Tuesday 21st January 2020

Storytelling techniques for RE – free twilight training event

Welwyn Hatfield & Hertford Encouraging R.E. network would like to invite all those teaching primary RE, RE governors and head teachers in Welwyn GC, Hatfield, Hertford and local area to a free training event in Welwyn village – at St Marys school – Tuesday 4pm Jan 21st to learn from a specialist in the Godly Play storytelling method. arrow Read more

Monday 20th January 2020

Find out more about Safer Internet Day
Year 2 moderation clusters

The Assessment team will be leading assessment moderation clusters for Year 2 teachers across the county from 30th January to 12th February. Further information, including guidance for teacherst. arrow Year 2 moderation clusters

Thursday 16th January 2020

Guidance for schools: post-London Bridge terror attack

The DfE has issued guidance for schools following the terror attack at London Bridge for any pupils seeking support. arrow Read more

Monday 16th December 2019

Hertfordshire service request form update

To access advice and support about individual children from any teams in the Integrated Services for Learning, a Service Request form must be completed. Please note, of these the Hertfordshire service request form has now been updated. arrow Service request form

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Find out more about Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day – 11th February 2020

Safer Internet Day 2020 will be celebrated globally with the theme: Together for a better internet. This year the educational resources focus on the theme of identity online and whether young people are #freetobe themselves online. The free resources explore how young people manage their identity online and are tailored for 3-7s, 7-11s, 11-14s, 14-18s and parents and carers, along with guidance for educators. arrow Find out more about Safer Internet Day

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Bursary-supported computing training

Herts for Learning continues to support the National Centre for Computing Education by delivering computing courses for primary teachers. These courses are available with bursaries to support some teachers. We shall be delivering a 2 day, KS1 course at Sandringham School on 22nd January and 28th February, with a KS2 course to follow. arrow Read more

Friday 10th January 2020

Spelling SOS KS2 Project - 15th January 2020

Places are still available for Hertfordshire primary schools to take part in the next 8-week HfL Spelling SOS KS2 Project starting on 15th January 2020. The project will provide delegates with strategies to make swift and powerful impacts on pupils’ spelling achievement and improve their trajectory towards EXS at the end of KS2, have a more positive relationship with spelling and be more enthusiastic, confident spellers with an increased understanding and knowledge of the spelling system. arrow Find out more

Tuesday 10th December 2019

ICT and DMS planned closure day - 11th December

Please note that our ICT and DMS Service Desk will be closed on the 11th December for a staff training inset day. For urgent matters relating to internet connectivity, our HICS calls will be answered via RM, our service provider. In the case of an emergency please call 07741 500551. The email signature to be: Herts for Learning ICT Service Desk
Telephone: 01438 844777. Email: help@sd.hertsforlearning.co.uk.

Tuesday 10th December 2019

RM Finance Online - Multi Line posting issue with VAT

Please be aware that there is an intermittent issue with VAT when using the multiline posting screen. RM have posted a message within the software with further information. When reclaiming VAT please ensure that you reselect the correct VAT code and ensure that the VAT on the invoice agrees with the VAT on the screen before posting. This issue is expected to be resolved on Thursday evening. RM are going to amend any incorrect transactions through the back of the system, do not attempt to adjust the transactions, if you find any. Please contact the financial services helpline if you require any further advice.

Tuesday 10th December 2019

Revision workshops
Reception Early Reading Project starting 9/1/20

Places are still available for schools to take part in the next 12-week HfL Reception Early Reading Project starting on 9th January 2020 which has previously helped to improve participating school’s Reception Reading Early Learning Goal outcomes by on average 4.6ppts (largest +13ppts). arrow Find out more

Monday 9th December 2019

Revision workshops
GCSE Mathematics and AQA English Revision Workshops for spring and summer 2020

The HfL Secondary Mathematics and English advisers are running 25 GCSE revision workshops starting in January.  Schools, parents and Carers can all book places for their children / students onto these workshops designed to support your school’s own revision programmes and motivate and challenge students in engaging, focused and active learning environments to help students feel 'exam ready'. Please visit the HfL CPD Hub to book places or please share the flyer with your parent body. arrow Revision workshops (pdf)

Wednesday 4th December 2019

New CPD Programme: Curriculum in Motion 2019/2020 – Session One
New CPD Programme: Curriculum in Motion 2019/2020 – Session Two

Curriculum in Motion 2019/2020: Session Two – 27th January 2020. Session two of this series of half-day CPD events is now available to book. The session will feature a keynote from guest speaker Andrew Percival, Deputy Headteacher and Curriculum Lead at Stanley Road Primary School in Oldham on Developing a curriculum for long-term learning and Penny Barefoot, Headteacher at Bushey Heath Primary School on Where to begin: Developing your curriculum arrow Curriculum in Motion

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Christmas art competition
Now accepting entries to the Hertfordshire Heroes Christmas Art competition 2019!

Opportunity for a Key Stage 2 pupil to win a day of adventure at a Hertfordshire Military Base Hertfordshire Heroes is the name we use to promote the work of the Hertfordshire Armed Forces Covenant Board. Our Hertfordshire Heroes are members of the armed forces community who work hard to protect our nation and are often working away from their families at Christmas. Help send our military heroes some “Christmas cheer” by entering our annual county-wide Hertfordshire Heroes Christmas Art Competition by drawing your own Hertfordshire Hero. The deadline is 9th December and you can find out information about how to enter at arrow Christmas art competition

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

» Previous updates are listed in the Archive pages 5 4 3 2 1
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