"The support we have received from Herts for Learning has been fantastic! I am so glad you are continuing to work with us."

    Senior Improvement Adviser

    Our specialist science advisers provide nationally acclaimed training and bespoke consultancy to help schools and academies improve outcomes for students.

    ur advisers work alongside school and academy leaders, subject leaders and teachers to identify needs and then provide personalised support to address these needs. They are highly respected, renowned for being experts in their field and have:

    • outstanding curriculum and subject knowledge
    • extensive experience of developing and improving schools
    • a proven track record of improving teaching and learning
    • strong, well-established relationships with schools, academies and local partners
    • a well-established programme of working directly with students to boost achievement

    Science consultancy packages include:

    • subject-specific review
    • planning and designing the subject curriculum for maximum success
    • middle leadership support and coaching
    • maximising progress at GCSE and A level
    • assessment validation and moderation at GCSE and A level
    • GCSE and A level boosters

    To discuss booking one of the packages, or to request a bespoke consultancy visit contact:

    Liz Shapland, Deputy Education Services Director (Secondary)
    Tel: 01438 844855
    Email: liz.shapland@hertsforlearning.co.uk

    Details of the packages that we offer to all educational settings, both in Hertfordshire and nationally are below:

    This comprises a full review of provision in science, focusing on key areas highlighted by the school e.g. teaching and learning, leadership, assessment and progression, curriculum planning, achievement.

    Our science adviser will work with the SLT and the subject leader to assess current provision and make recommendations.

    Activities include:

    • review and analysis of available data
    • lesson observations (including paired observations)
    • staff discussions/interviews
    • student discussions/interviews
    • review of key documentation including improvement plans and schemes of work

    Prices

    Recommended two days for full review

    £625 per day (£705 per day for non-HfL shareholders)

    (add £205 for a full written report)

    Our science adviser will work with the subject leader to review the progress of Year 11, identify key gaps and support intervention planning.

    Activities include:

    • review and analysis of all available progress data for Year 11 groups
    • review of Year 11 work (assessments) to identify patterns of underperformance and improvements needed
    • support intervention planning – including support for leaders to create, adapt and monitor “countdown” teaching plans, interventions and key assessments to ensure improved achievement for all groups

    There is an optional GCSE booster whereby the adviser works with the subject leader to plan and deliver a bespoke booster session for identified students.

    Prices

    £625 per day (£705 per day for non-HfL shareholders)

    Optional GCSE booster is charged at the same rate, agreed at the time of booking and includes planning and resources

    Our science adviser will work with the subject leader to review and update the science curriculum to maximise engagement and progress.

    Activities include:

    • a full review of schemes, resources and assessments in the selected key stage
    • recommendations for improvement and support with timelines for implementation
    • support with mapping progression from KS2 to GCSE and A level in content, skills and practical techniques
    • developing an assessment system to fit a school’s context

    There is an optional extension to this package, to model best practice planning and ensure appropriate challenge and progression at GCSE level

    Pricing

    Recommended one day per Key Stage

    £625 per day (£705 per day for non-HfL shareholders)

    GCSE optional extension package is also charged at the same day rate

    One of our science advisers will work with the subject leader to review the progress of the department and their impact to date, identify necessary improvements and lead future developments.

    Activities include:

    • review and analysis of available data
    • review of key documentation including improvement plans
    • support for monitoring and evaluation across the department
    • review of progress at key points with action planning for further development

    Prices

    Recommended two to three days for new subject leaders

    £625 per day (£705 per day for non-HfL shareholders)

    One of our science advisers will moderate a sample of key assessment pieces, review patterns of underperformance and provide a summary report to support intervention planning.

    This package comprises:

    • moderation of key assessment pieces, including mock examinations
    • a report on recommendations around standards of marking and key teaching points to maximise progress
    • ensure that current data-tracking and progress information is accurate, and allows for specific targeting of intervention

    Prices

    £625 per day (£705 per day for non-HfL shareholders)

    Number of scripts to be negotiated at time of booking

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