All Courses

This course is not currently running in the Autumn Term but parents who are interested should email carole.heselton@verulam.herts.sch.uk to put their names down for the next available dates. 

This six week course  will help parents of children currently in years 4, 5 and 6 to understand the skills and concepts their children will be learning about in literacy in those years including:

  • progression in the curriculum
  • poetry
  • word games
  • punctuation
  • creativity
  • story structures - eg character description, settings etc
  • genres of fiction and non-fiction
  • sentence construction / grammar
  • phonics / spelling
  • skimming texts / comprehension
  • speaking and listening techniques eg questioning techniques
  • You will gain insight into the SATs, and be able to support your children's learning, help with homework and refresh your own skills. Classes are supportive and friendly, provided by Verulam School and Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning. 

     This is the first term of the beginners course and ideal for people who are new to the language or who studied a long time ago and would like to refresh their knowledge.  Taught by an experienced adult language teacher.

    To enrol for a place please contact Carole Heselton to register your interest on 01727 754113 or email carole.heselton@verulam.herts.sch.uk

     

    " I have had a brilliant time learning French this year.  Carrie has made it lots of fun."

     

    "Thank you very much for this years beginners French lessons, I really feel it has helped me gain confidence and a broader understanding of the language. Carrie was a lovely teacher"


    Suitable for people who have learned for more than a year or who have a recent knowledge of French. Taught by excellent, very experienced native speaker. Emphasis on speaking and conversation.

    "With respect to Helene's teaching, I believe she is the best French teacher I have had over all the years I have been studying French at evening classes - by a country mile (or kilometre). She is encouraging and, in particular, she provides a safe environment to attempt speaking French.  The classes are great. " PM

    " I have enjoyed learning French again and particularly find the way Helene mixes the lessons withg a variety of listening, reading and conversation has given me more confidence around the language." CC

    The French Intermediate Course is designed for people who have been studying French for two to three years or are regular speakers. The focus is on developing speaking and conversational skills. Taught by a very experienced native speaker. If you would like to develop your French skills, why not come and join us?

    "With respect to Helene's teaching, I believe she is the best French teacher I have had over all the years I have been studying French at evening classes - by a country mile (or kilometre). She is encouraging and, in particular, she provides a safe environment to attempt speaking French.  The classes are great. " PM

    "Helene is a fabulous teacher and provides very stimulating sessions with a focus on current affairs in France as well as detail of grammar and vocabulary, a very valuable experience particularly the verbal interaction." CB

     

     

    Contact Carole Heselton for more information, to reserve a place or obtain an enrolment form on 01727 754113 or email carole.heselton@verulam.herts.sch.uk

    Functional Skills courses in Maths and English

    THESE COURSES BEGIN IN THE AUTUMN TERM 2017.  IF YOU WISH TO ENROL, PLEASE EMAIL carole.heselton@verulam.herts.sch.uk to put your name down. 

    In conjunction with Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning, we are offering City and Guilds Functional Skills Courses in Maths and/or English for parents and carers who do not currently have a GCSE qualification in these subjects. The courses offer a chance to develop your skills in a relaxed and fun way, working in a group with similar interests and gain a nationally recognised City and Guilds qualification. Both courses run weekly over 24 weeks of the school year. Exams are taken during and at the end of the course so learners will need to be able to attend the course every week.

    Learners will be assessed at the beginning to see whether they should enter at level one or level two. A level two pass is equivalent to a grade 4 pass at GCSE )(previously a pass at grade C). Students achieving a level one pass may wish to continue studying to take the level two examination.

    NB There is a registration charge of £5 per learner per course.  

    We are intending to hold an Introduction and Information session for anyone who is interested in enrolling on the 24 week English Functional Skills course to come along, meet the tutor, ask questions and find out if this is the right course for you.  If not, we will direct you to courses that will be suitable. Your skills will be assessed and you will progress at an appropriate level.  *You may need to start at Level 1 rather than Level 2.

     

    To register your interest in either of these courses contact carole.heselton@verulam.herts.sch.uk or call 01727 754113.