The popularity of our free resources and weekly Heads of Sixth Newsletters have created a unique web site which we have rebranded as netsixthform.co.uk to reflect the special niche it serves.
Organisations have booked features in our newsletters and have asked us for even more ways to contact sixth form decision-makers, so we have provided our unique Speakers and Organisations Directory.
We will still continue to provide our popular photocopiable resources and successful practical conferences to sixth form leaders and there are even more features in the pipe-line.
1997IN THE BEGINNING
MICHAEL WROTE A BEST-SELLING BOOK
While as Assistant Head of Sixth Form, Michael Senior wrote ‘Writing An Effective Personal Statement’. Almost every sixth form centre bought a copy. It ran to five editions.
1998SENIOR PRESS IS CREATED
MORE PRACTICAL RESOURCES
Michael Senior went on to write more photocopiable guides to help heads of sixth save time and support students… published under the name ‘Senior Press’.
1999FIRST CONFERENCE LAUNCHED
HEAD OF SIXTH FORM NETWORK BEGINS
Michael set up his first conference for Heads of Sixth in London and delegates liked the emphasis on practical strategies from current practitioners and the array of free resources.
2000CONFERENCE PROVES POPULAR
Even more resources were offered to Heads of Sixth and the annual conferences kept getting bigger, featuring a regular diet of curriculum changes, UCAS, tutorial materials, pastoral care and new developments.
2003DIRECTOR OF SIXTH FORM
PRACTICAL IDEAS AND RESOURCES IMPLEMENTED
Michael becomes Director of Sixth Form in his centre - over 400 students offering A Levels and Btec Nationals. Being a practitioner means the materials and conferences are in tune with what sixth form leaders need.
2005CONFERENCES GET POPULAR
300-400 DELEGATES INVOLVED EVERY YEAR
Some delegates preferred Autumn to Summer term for a conference so two national conference dates emerged – June and November.
2006WEB SITE LAUNCHED
Senior Press web site launched. It was basic but helped Heads of Sixth find out about the national conference and resources.
2007MICHAEL ON THE BBC
RECOGNITION FROM THE MEDIA
BBC Breakfast call Michael one Friday and invite him to talk about ‘Facilitating Subjects’ at A Level. Saturday: 5.30am - BBC taxi arrives. 7.00am - interview with Kirsty Reid. 10.00am – take son to football training!
ALL THE MATERIALS AND CONFERENCES HELPED
Michael’s sixth form is awarded ‘Outstanding’ – nice news but still lots to do.
2013SUPPORTING OTHER CENTRES
Michael has a year off working with centres all over the country from huge colleges to consortiums and smaller sixth forms.
2014LARGEST EXHIBITION AREA FOR YEARS
RISE OF WEB COMPANIES
Our mobile responsive web site launches. Our summer and autumn conferences were attended by over 200 delegates at each event and we hosted our largest exhibition area ever.
UNIVERSITIES AND COMPANIES GET INTERESTED
Weekly newsletters sent out offering tips and resources. It catches on and sixth form leaders and teachers sign up. Universities and other organisations want to feature.
FROM SENIOR PRESS TO NETSIXTHFORM
A name change to NetSixthForm reflects the wider range of features planned in order to support sixth form leaders, tutors and teachers. Over 2500 teachers and leaders sign up to the newsletter – nearly every sixth form is represented. Average newsletter Open Rates of 40% and Click Rates of 20% reflect the interest in the newsletters.
2017DIRECTORY OF ORGANISATIONS
SAVE TIME FINDING HELP
We launched a unique Speakers and Organisations directory so that Heads of Sixth can search for support in one central place rather than spending hours surfing the internet.
MORE SUPPORT TO COME
The aim is to have a great site which offers Heads of Sixth, tutors and teachers loads of free material and lots of other features which will be announced as they become available. The site will help other busy sixth form leaders, just like me.