Upcoming Events March – June 2019

Upcoming Events March – June 2019

The upcoming months see three events of interest for School Governors with two Teacher Recruitment Fairs and another Headteachers & Governors Update.  This article also contains downloads and useful links from the Spring Update.

Teacher Recruitment Events

Two more Herts Teacher Recruitment Fairs are planned this year:

  • Saturday 23 March 2019 – 9:30am – 1:00pm
    Location: Fearnhill School, Icknield Way West, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 4BA
  • Saturday 11 May 2019 – 9:30am – 1:00pm
    Location: Goffs – Churchgate Academy, College Road, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 9LY

Herts for Learning, the organisers, describe them as follows:

Herts for LearningThis year, for the first time, we have held two ‘Hertfordshire Get Into Teaching’ events specifically aimed at attracting new entrants and career changers to the teaching profession.

We are continuing with our award winning Hertfordshire Teacher Recruitment Fairs , the first took place in Watford in February and will be followed by events in Letchworth in March and Cheshunt in May, all of which will feature a mix of workshops, advice sessions and exhibiting schools. Last year we attracted over 600 delegates to these events.

These recruitment fairs are an essential event for experienced, new, returning or overseas qualified teachers or for anyone interested in teaching as a career.

Now into their fifth year, these hugely enjoyable events are FREE to attend. There will be a series of workshops running designed to inform, inspire and to support delegates looking to enter the profession or further their career. This is also a fantastic event for teachers looking to return to the profession.

In addition to the workshops, there will be representatives from Hertfordshire schools, Teaching School Alliances and School Direct providers. Experienced teaching professionals will be able to offer advice on all routes into teaching and be able to answer any specific questions that you may have.

Summer Update

We are delighted to announce the date for the next session is Thursday 20th June 2019.  It will take place between 6 pm – 8 pm with light refreshments served at 5:30 pm at the Beales Hotel, Hatfield (AL10 9NG).  Please feel free to join us.

There is a full programme this term and topics will cover:

  • The Hertfordshire Perspective
  • Ofsted update
  • Feedback on the Ofsted Pilot Inspections
  • Virtual School update
  • SEN Specialist Provision
  • Press Handling
  • Safeguarding update
  • HR update

Numbers are limited so to avoid disappointment please email Caroline Inglis (caroline.inglis@nullhertfordshire.gov.uk) to confirm your attendance – this will assist with catering arrangements and printing of sufficient packs.

Spring Update Downloads & Links

Links to Ofsted Documents

Links to DfE Guidance Documents