PLACES AVAILABLE  
THE CONFERENCE IS SCHEDULED FOR 27 NOVEMBER 2020 AND WILL TAKE PLACE ONLINE
  • Summer 2020 conference was rescheduled to November 2020 and it is still hard to predict life a few months ahead.
  • Due to the need to limit travel on public transport and uncertainty about running public events at all, this conference will now be delivered online.
  • You will also receive a NetSixthForm Online Tutorial Subscription for 2020-21 worth £199
  • You will still receive the usual huge array of practical materials to download and re-use immediately

No travel and supply costs

No safety issues

Total flexibility

More sessions can be scheduled being online


  • Modular format: pick as many sessions as you wish 
  • All modules available online
  • Choose when you want to watch and review each module

Bonus: Re-use the online presentations and materials for CPD for tutors

New! Video and powerpoint presentations ready to use with students

Managing your sixth form webinar: experienced panel answer your questions

Webinar recorded: to watch whenever it suits you

Practical materials: the USB containing all the modules and resources will still be provided so you can download and re-use immediately


 PLUS! FREE ONLINE TUTORIAL SUBSCRIPTION WORTH £199

 Every delegate will receive a NetSixthForm Online Tutorial Subscription for 2020-21 offering an amazing array of practical materials, presentations, videos, student activities to help structure your tutorial, induction and intervention programmes. 

SEE WHAT’S AVAILABLE

For those who have already purchased the discounted subscription with the conference booking, we will extend your end date by an entire academic year, so it will expire in July 2022, so no-one misses out!


HEADS OF SIXTH FORM NATIONAL CONFERENCE : PRACTICAL STRATEGIES AND RESOURCES

  1. UNIVERSITY ACCESS AND PARTICIPATION PLANS - WHAT DO THEY MEAN FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES?
    1. UK & EU Student Recruitment Manager, University of Bradford
    2. Given that the University of Bradford was awarded the 2020 University of the Year for Social Inclusion by The Times and The Sunday Times for its work with underrepresented groups,Katie is well placed to explain the importance of Access and Participation Plans (APPs) and will answer the following:
    3. Where can delegates find university Access and Participation Plans?
    4. Which groups are underrepresented in higher education?
    5. What support is available for underrepresented students in your school or college, and how can school and colleges access this support?
  2. IMPROVING OUTCOMES BY USING BEHAVIOURAL INSIGHTS TO HELP STUDENTS AND PARENTS MAKE BETTER CHOICES
    1. Stephen Thomas, author and NetSixthForm Resources Editor
    2. The Behavioural Insights approach draws on a large body of psychological evidence to 'nudge' people into good decisions by making key choices simpler, easier to make, more attractive, more rational.
    3. There are many practical ways in which insights from Nudge Theory can be used to help students engage more effectively with choices about their futures and make sound decisions about study strategies.
    4. Delegates will have an opportunity to work together and apply the theory to practical challenges in their centre.
  3. HOW CAN TECHNOLOGY HELP US WITH ONLINE LEARNING - WHAT ARE CENTRES USING?
    1. Nick Watts, Head of Sixth Form, Hall Croft School
    2. Nick will focus particularly on Google Classroom and also some key areas of digital learning that delegates might wish to consider exploring as they develop a more robust and effective platform
    3. A great deal will be learned from the range of experiences with various forms of technology including Edmodo and Microsoft Teams.
  4. SELF-ESTEEM AND ACADEMIC UNDER-PERFORMANCE: WHAT CAN HEADS OF SIXTH DO TO TACKLE THE ISSUE
    1. Stephen Thomas, author and NetSixthForm Resources Editor
    2. Stephen has spent a low time exploring this topic and has prepared his usual detailed and comprehensive overview of the area.
    3. Stephen will not only outline some of the key research into the topic of self-esteem and learning but will provide some practical strategies that heads of sixth form can adopt to help tackle the complex but commonly experienced issues.
  5. POST 16 OFSTED: DEEP DIVES AND FEEDBACK FROM POST 16 CENTRES INSPECTED THIS YEAR
    1. Susan Sharpe, Redhill Academy Trust Director, Post 16
    2. One year in to the new Framework means delegates can learn from other centres about the Ofsted experience.
    3. This session will be shaped around the main areas that seem to be emerging from post 16 experiences so that delegates have practical suggestions about they need to do to prepare for Ofsted.
  6. HELPING YOUR STUDENTS MAKE THE TRANSITION TO UNIVERSITY SUCCESSFUL
    1. Dr Lesley Black, Head of Student Services, and Susan Henderson, Head of Student Futures, University of Winchester
    2. Find out from Susan and Lesley about what students tell universities they would like from their Schools and Colleges to help them prepare for the transition to higher education.
    3. What are they telling universities they need from universities?
    4. How can universities support students with learning differences and what can students can expect?
  7. DRIVING UP POST 16 VALUE ADDED: PRACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR HEADS OF SIXTH FORM
    1. Michael Senior, CEO Netsixthform & Director of Sixth Form, Kingsbury High School
    2. How can Heads of Sixth use the student voice to help drive up outcomes?
    3. Michael will provide the ready-made resources and worked through strategies to help delegates implement the ideas back in their centres.
    4. How can heads of sixth support A Level subjects that seem to be experiencing low value-added?
    5. What practical tools can sixth form leaders use to support raising standards? Michael will outline some easily implemented ideas that can help.
  8. GUIDING YOUR SIXTH FORMERS TO LEADING WORK EXPERIENCE AND APPRENTICESHIP SCHEMES
    1. Chris McNamara, CEO Pathways Careers Training and Mentoring
    2. The world of employment and apprenticeships is fast challenging and increasingly competitive so it's hard for sixth form leaders to stay up-to-date.
    3. In this session, delegates will gain an insight into what's changing that your students need to be made aware of and how they can be supported.
    4. Delegates will also gain ideas about supporting students to work experience opportunities as well as how to find leading apprenticeship schemes.
  9. GETTING 'PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT' PROVISION OFSTED-READY - PSHE, SEX EDUCATION, BRITISH VALUES, PREPARATION FOR UNIVERSITY AND APPRENTICESHIPS
    1. Michael Senior, CEO Netsixthform & Director of Sixth Form, Kingsbury High School
    2. This collaborative session will help all delegates gather ideas to reshape their personal development provision at post 16 so it is as good as it can be and will hold up to any Ofsted 'deep dive'.
    3. Guidance will be provided to move provision forward and then delegates will work together to share their ideas.
    4. Ideas will be collated from typically 200 centres and then shared with all delegates after the conference.
    5. Although delegates might well be concerned to ensure their tutorial programme and wider enrichment provision is 'Ofsted-ready' the emphasis will always be on integrity rather than simply ticking 'Ofsted boxes'!
  10. NEW APPROACHES TO TACKLING PROBLEMATIC BEHAVIOUR IN POST-16 STUDENTS
    1. Joe Sparks, CEO, The Green Room
    2. The approach is based on theories that the gaming industry use to keep students hooked. Joe simply uses it to change behaviour for the better
    3. The session will provide simple, yet powerful conversational strategies that cut through excuses and get to changing behaviour.
    4. Joe is an amazing speaker. He developed his approach on disaffected, excluded students who were unable to improve in Pupil Referral Units: so he has tackled some extremely challenging behaviour.
  11. DEVELOPING SELF-DISCIPLINE AND GRIT IN YOUR STUDENTS
    1. Peter Radford, Beyond This, PSHE specialist
    2. The surprising truth about self-discipline and grit and what this means for your students.
    3. Five strategies your students can use to become more self-disciplined
    4. How to grow 'gritty' students.
    5. This session was delivered in November and delegates gave it 5 star reviews so we have scheduled for this event for a final time.
  12. UNIFROG - THE UNIVERSAL DESTINATIONS PLATFORM - LATEST FEATURES FOR USERS TO TRY
    1. Anna Barker, Unifrog
    2. Unifrog is on a mission to revolutionise CEIAG in the UK.
    3. Anna will take delegates through how the popular online tool, used by over 2000 schools, can support students to find their best next step for life after school.
  13. ADMISSIONS INTERVIEWS, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD: PRACTICAL ADVICE TO PREPARE YOUR STUDENTS
    1. Alice McCallum, Outreach Delivery Coordinator, University of Oxford
    2. In this session, delegates will be provided with up-to-date guidance on the interview process at University of Oxford and Cambridge.
    3. How you can ensure your students are to best prepare them for them? Alice will provide some practical advice to pass on to students to help them prepare more confidently for their interview.
    4. The session is timely in that interviews are scheduled in December so delegates can support students from following the conference.
  14. SUPPORTING YOUR STUDENTS TO ACHIEVE TOP A-LEVEL GRADES: PRACTICAL STRATEGIES TO STRETCH AND CHALLENGE
    1. Danielle Thurlow, Director of Sixth Form, Townley Grammar School
    2. This session will be a resource on your USB stick with strategies to take-away and try out.
    3. Danielle has provided suggestions that her centre has used to address the challenge.
  15. POST 16 FUNDING 2020-2021: CHANGES WHICH WILL AFFECT YOUR CENTRE'S REVENUE
    1. Paul Hanks, Post 16 funding specialist, Pro16Plus
    2. Paul will outline how small changes in post 16 funding guidance can have a significant affect on your centre's funding.
    3. Find out how to ensure your census takes account of recent and planned changes so you do not lose revenue.
    4. There is some good news too and Paul will take you through areas that can increase revenue for your sixth form.
  16. EFFECTIVE PSHE: FIVE ESSENTIAL AREAS SIXTH FORM TUTORS NEED TO ADDRESS AT POST 16
    1. Peter Radford, Beyond This, PSHE specialist
    2. In this session, Peter Radford will guide delegates through the essentials of five key areas which form the basis of a contemporary PSHE tutorial programme for post 16 students.
    3. The areas Peter will address are: (1) The truth about drug addiction; (2) How the adolescent brain works (3) Identity and gender awareness (4) Hallmarks of healthy relationships (5) Sexual harassment, self-respect and social media.
  17. CREATING SAFER PLACES FOR LGBTQi+ STUDENTS
    1. George Morton, Director of Sixth Form, Reading Bluecoat School
    2. Although a whole school issue, but there is a significant role for senior students to play in securing safe spaces.
    3. George will talk through the awards sixth forms can work towards including Rainbow Flag Award.
    4. By working towards such awards the Sixth Form can become a safer place for students to be open about their sexual/gender identity.
  18. PROVIDING HIGH IMPACT ONLINE FEEDBACK TO STUDENTS
    1. Russell Stannard, Teacher Training Videos
    2. Russell travels all over the worlds training teachers in online learning so we are delighted he has made space for us again at such a busy time!
    3. Russell presented to delegates several years ago but we think it is timely to bring the CPD back!

From £279.00

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Date:
Friday 27 November 2020

Location:
Online

Speakers


Alice McCallum, Outreach Delivery Coordinator, University of Oxford

Peter Radford, Beyond This, PSHE specialist

UK & EU Student Recruitment Manager, University of Bradford

Michael Senior, CEO Netsixthform & Director of Sixth Form, Kingsbury High School

Stephen Thomasauthor and NetSixthForm Resources Editor

Dr Lesley Black, Head of Student Services, University of Winchester

Joe Sparks, CEO The Green Room

Anna Barker, Unifrog

Susan Henderson, Head of Student Futures, University of Winchester

Chris McNamara, CEO Pathways Careers Training and Mentoring

Danielle Thurlow, Director of Sixth Form, Townley Grammar School

Paul Hanks, Pro16plus - funding specialist

Susan SharpRedhill Academy Trust Director, Post 16

George Morton, Director of Sixth, Reading Bluecoat School

Russell Stannard, Teacher Training Videos

Nick Watts, Head of Sixth Form, Hall Croft School

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Sponsors TBC but likely contributions and support in some format from:

Unifrog

Crown House Publications

Anthony Nolan Charity

Pathways CTM

Universities confirmed so far

University of Oxford

Bradford University

University of Winchester 

University of Sheffield

University of Gloucestershire


Conference Reviews

'As ever, brilliant range of insightful resources and talks to keep you ahead of the game.'  Wood Green School, Head of Sixth Form (November Conference, 2019)

'It was well worth travelling 1000 miles to join this event! Thank you.' Almunecar International School, Head of Sixth Form (November Conference, 2019)

'Don’t miss this conference.  I am invigorated and inspired – armed with a huge number of practical ideas and tweaks.  I feel much more informed and ‘useful’.'  The Duchess's Community High School, Head of Sixth Form (November Conference, 2019)

'By a country mile – the best CPD I’ve ever had.  18, yes 18 sessions on a huge variety of meaningful, relevant and contemporary areas for any Head of Sixth Form.  Outstanding – this will be an annual event in my development.' Rutlish School, Head of Sixth Form (November Conference, 2019)

'Excellent resources, super presentations and a broad variety of material – I will be back! Thank you.'  Cheadle Hulme Grammar, Head of Sixth Form (November Conference, 2019)

'Extremely useful session.  Great resources.'  Chadwell Heath Academy, Head of Sixth Form (November Conference, 2019)

'Fantastic CPD – thank you for all the new ideas! Varied speakers, thought provoking, practical and applicable. Great format.' Hellesden High School, Head of Sixth Form (November Conference, 2019)

'Inspirational and very useful and practical. Amazing speakers.' St Teresa’s School, Head of Sixth Form (November Conference, 2019)

'Where else would you get varied presentations?' Another fantastic conference. Where else would you get rich and varied presentations, along with countless practical ideas and resources? I cannot recommend the Heads of Sixth National Conference enough! Head of Sixth Form, High Storrs School. 21 June 2019

'Insightful and speakers carefully thought through'. Thank you for providing a well organised event. Resources being printed, speakers carefully thought through, as well as excellent housekeeping, has made this a great day. Timings have really benefitted the pace and inclusion of a multitude of aspects. Thank you!  Head of Sixth, Townley Grammar School, 21 June 2019

'My third conference.' I have chosen this over Pixl6. Worth every penny for CPD and plenty to take back, use and share. Thank you.' Head of Sixth, Higham Lane School. November 2018

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