None of us could have anticipated the extraordinary events of recent months or the prolonged school closures that have disrupted education for millions of children. Back in March 2020 when the true gravity of the situation first became apparent, Herts for Learning responded by making significant changes to its training and events programme for the summer term. We put in place a revised programme of digitally delivered courses covering a wide range of subject areas. The response of schools and educational settings has exceeded all expectations and the feedback from delegates, many of whom were attending an online event for the first time has been overwhelmingly positive.
At the time of writing, despite encouraging trends in infection rates it would be unwise to predict a return to ‘normality’ for schools in the near future. HfL has therefore decided to consolidate its move to digital delivery of training for the autumn term and is now pleased to announce that our autumn 2020 training programme for staff working in primary, including Early Years, and secondary phases is now available on our CPD Hub.
The overall programme has been significantly expanded with well over 200 individual courses now available to book. This includes a significant number of pre-recorded sessions that are available for delegates to view at a time of their choosing. Of particular note is “Back on Track”, a package of Early Years and Primary CPD, resources and support, rooted in pedagogical research and effective formative assessment techniques. This has been specifically developed to enable primary leaders to plan strategically and deliver confidently the curriculum changes needed to get pupils back on track with their learning. While not underestimating the scale of the challenge of transitioning our training online, I have every confidence that HfL’s considerable experience will continue to support you in achieving the best possible outcome for children. For full details and how to purchase or book Back on Track packages, please visit HfL | Back on Track.
Our Secondary teams are also offering packages of training and consultancy support for 2020/21 following on from their highly popular subject specific Leading after Lockdown series of training courses and updates this summer. Further details will be announced shortly.
The revised training and events programme for Early Years Foundation Stage, primary and secondary school staff for autumn 2020 can be viewed and places can be booked through HfL’s CPD Hub cpd.hertsforlearning.co.uk. If you require addition support or further information, please do not hesitate to contact the events team via email email@example.com or by calling 01438 845111 (option 2).
If you have any questions relating to any aspect of our summer training and events programme please do not hesitate to contact Mark Webb, Head of Events, at firstname.lastname@example.org.