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School staff who have recently attended training by the ICT advisers have commented:

Primary ICT

"Your expertise and input was just the impetus we needed and is much appreciated.”

“Thank you for a supportive and informative course. Certainly know where to come when there are difficulties."

Secondary ICT

“I have never got so much out of a day’s INSET.  I left feeling as though I have a clear vision for the department with regards to KS4 provision and a better understanding of how to use the LP and VLE effectively and confidently"

Computing in Schools – meeting the needs of pupils in the 21st century...

Little Reddings SchoolThe Computing advisers provide high quality up-to-date bespoke training, consultancy and guidance for schools to support them with their crucial role of school improvement and safeguarding. We bring together a wide range of expert knowledge, skills and information to support all areas of Computing and IT within schools. We are able to provide a flexible, creative and innovative approach which meets the needs of individual schools, ensuring sustainability and value for money. 

The Hertfordshire Computing advisers are well recognised for providing an extensive range of support, training and guidance which includes:

  • Strategic planning for Senior Leaders and governors
  • The Hertfordshire Primary Computing Scheme - a creative framework for teaching and assessing Computing in the Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
  • eSafety guidance, incident management and training
  • The application of new and emerging technologies in the classroom
  • Monitoring, review and support of Computing across the school
  • Innovative and creative use of IT across the curriculum
  • Computing curriculum review, planning and development
  • Specialist support for the Computing subject leader
  • Computing / IT training on software and hardware for staff, governors, parents and carers
  • iPad planning, training and development of use.
  • Review of learning through lesson observations, monitoring of pupil work, moderating teachers planning and pupil voice
  • Working with all members of the school community including governing bodies, support staff, pupils and parents.

The advisers are highly experienced, very knowledgeable and have a good understanding of the latest national and local Computing and education technology developments. They are well regarded across Hertfordshire and are recognised nationally.

To discuss your needs and arrange support please contact:

Sam Payne
Support Officer
Tel: 01438 844893


School Based Support / CPD

Key Stage

Primary Computing – getting it right for your school

The Computing curriculum team provide bespoke training, support and guidance for schools. Support for whole school, groups or individuals, tailored to meet the needs of your staff at a time to suit you. For further information go to: tab 1

EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2.

Using iPads in the Curriculum

Are you getting the most from your school iPads? Do you need training to make sure you are maximising your investment? Or are you preparing to invest and need some guidance? Do you want to run an iPad workshop in your school but do not have the equipment? . 

If you are thinking about purchasing iPads for your school, there are a lot of things to take into consideration before making this significant investment, and Herts for Learning has a huge amount of experience in implementing this technology in education settings. We can offer you advice and guidance in order to help you make the right decisions.

If your school has already purchased iPads and you are not sure how to get the best from them across the curriculum, the Herts for Learning Computing Advisers can offer advice and support to get you started, with demonstrations of different activities and apps, and how they can be used to support teaching and learning

We also run iPad awareness sessions for parents, as a way of helping them engage more with their child’s learning or understand better how school iPads can engage and motivate children. Would you like us to run a themed session with your pupils/students? These sessions are a great way of learning for both children, and teachers and support staff who can take part in the lessons, learning as they go along.

For example, we’ve run movie trailer making days, using the iPads for both filming and editing the movies, games making workshops and digital story writing sessions, inspired by iPad games. With an Apple Distinguished Educator in our team, we can offer a full iPad INSET service, tailored to your specific needs with sessions lasting from a 1 ˝ hours to a full day.

We can provide the iPads if needed, so you can try out a range of apps before you buy. Or alternatively, come along to one our courses held at Hertfordshire Development Centre, where iPads will be provided for the session.

And don’t forget that Schools IT Systems Support (SITSS) also offer a full iPad technical set-up service to get your devices all ready for the classroom.

Please call 01438 844893 to discuss your school’s requirements or email Chris Carter, eDevelopments Adviser, on

All Key Stages

Computing Scheme Planning

Subscribed to the HfL Computing Scheme, but having trouble with your computing planning?

The Computing Curriculum Team is here to help. We can work with your teaching staff in your school, providing individual or year group team support according to your school's needs. During each session, we work through the learning themes the staff will be teaching, objective by objective, and discussing how to structure and present the lessons. We will talk about and demonstrate resources and show how these can be used in the lesson. The support can be structured in any way which helps your school and your staff, and can be anything from two hours to the whole day.

For more information about the Herts Primary Computing Scheme, visit this page:


EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2.

Computing / IT development for your TAs & Support Staff

The Computing team has a tried and tested in-school programme for classroom support staff. We can support you in auditing their computing / IT skills and confidence and plan individual support sessions or a full programme to build their capability in this important area.

The training would take place in your school and could include such areas as:

  • Basic software training
  • Understanding programming concepts
  • Text and graphic processing including picture editing
  • Sound and film capture and editing including stop animation
  • Use of online spaces and resources
  • Use of iPads / tablets and apps
  • Data handling including databases and data-logging
  • Control and monitoring devices and software
  • Interactive whiteboard training and development
  • Safe use of technology

All Key Stages

Pupil workshops

If you would like to run a workshop for children but do not have the resources or expertise to do so, we can help. The computing advisers can run exciting hands-on sessions with your pupils that they will both enjoy and learn from. For example, we can run animation workshops, iPad-based movie making days, podcasting sessions, programming workshops and more. Just get in touch to discuss your needs and we will put together an exciting programme for you.

Key Stage 1 and 2


Herts for Learning offers eSafety assemblies and workshops for children, staff training as well as information sessions for parents and other members of the school community. These well regarded sessions can be run at a time to suit your needs. Please see our section on eSafety for more information.


For bookings contact the ICT Admin, Sam Payne:
Tel: 01438 844893


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