LAST FEW PLACES AVAILABLE - MAX LIMIT 200
THE CONFERENCE IS SCHEDULED FOR 27 NOVEMBER 2020 AND WILL TAKE PLACE ONLINE
  • Conference Programme - The conference programme has now been reshaped for 27 November so it suits what we think Heads of Sixth will most value at the point in the academic year. 
  • Not available on 27 November? We are recording each session and it will be made available for delegates who can't join on the day!

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. 

HEADS OF SIXTH FORM NATIONAL CONFERENCE : PRACTICAL STRATEGIES AND RESOURCES


  1. UNIVERSITY UPDATE: WHAT CENTRES NEED TO KNOW FOR 2021 APPLICATION CYCLE
    1. Mike Nicholson, Director of Admissions, University of Bath
    2. So well known and widely regarded by Heads of Sixth Form, we have asked Mike to provide an update to delegates based on there picture towards the end of the autumn term, so it is as up-to-date as possible.
    3. So much is happening quickly that the content will reflect what's current at the time. Mike always provides sage advice. Live broadcast with no Powerpoint...typical Mike style!
  2. UNIVERSITY PANEL: Interactive Q&A - ASK YOUR QUESTIONS
    1. Currently, universities include: Bath, East Anglia, Gloucestershire, Winchester (more to be confirmed)
    2. Having asked the members of the Facebook Group, Sixth Form Leaders, what questions they had for universities, we decided to schedule this panel as there were so many burning issues. Hear a range of responses from
  3. 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.
  4. HOW CAN TECHNOLOGY HELP US WITH ONLINE LEARNING AND MANAGE THE SIXTH FORM EXPERIENCE - WHAT ARE CENTRES USING\
    1. Laura Mason, High Storrs and Kate Johnston, Clitheroe Royal Grammar School
    2. Both Laura and Kate are in centres where technology has been embraced to drive forward remote teaching and learning. They will share lots of practical tips using what they have gleaned from their experiences.
  5. 'TEN WAYS TO WORK HARDER AND SMARTER': TUTORIAL RESOURCE TO USE IN YOUR CENTRE
    1. Stephen Thomas, author and NetSixthForm Resources Editor
    2. Stephen has spent a lot of time exploring this topic and has prepared his usual detailed and comprehensive overview of the area.
    3. Stephen has created a helpful video to use in your centre with follow activities to use with students that generate self-reflection and discussion.
  6. WHAT DO STUDENTS WANT FROM THEIR DEGREE? IMPLICATIONS FOR SCHOOLS
    1. Ruth Boyce, School and College Development Coordinator, University of Winchester
    2. Find out from Ruth about what students tell universities they would like from their degree programme? What are the implications on guiding students in your centres.
  7. 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.
  8. 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-discipline
    4. How to grow 'gritty' students.
    5. This session was delivered in November 2019 and delegates gave it 5 star reviews so we have scheduled for this event for a final time.
  9. UNIFROG - HOW ARE ATTITUDES TO POST 18 OPTIONS CHANGING UNDER COVID
    1. Anna Barker, Unifrog
    2. This session will explore the findings from a large-scale Unifrog survey and will share the outcomes dealing with: Uncertainty around apprenticeships, Moocs, Social Media, Motivation, choice of careers and how they have changed under the pandemic.
  10. ADMISSIONS INTERVIEWS, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD: PRACTICAL ADVICE TO PREPARE YOUR STUDENTS (to be confirmed)
    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.
  11. POST 16 FUNDING 2020-2021: CHANGES WHICH WILL AFFECT YOUR CENTRE'S REVENUE
    1. Paul Hanks, Post 16 funding specialist, Pro16Plus
    2. What have been the key areas causing under-funding of centres on the list 16 census in October 2020?
    3. Late arrivals - can they attract funding?
    4. Repeat years - can they attract funding?
    5. Key errors on the census form - what to avoid next year
    6. Direction of travel - changes to post 16 funding and bursary methodology.
  12. 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.
  13. DEALING WITH LOSS AND BEREAVEMENT IN YOUR CENTRE
    1. George Morton, Head of Sixth, Reading Bluecoat School
    2. This session picks up on an important area many sixth forms will need to face in order to support their students.
    3. Learn how one centre has approached it and put your questions out there for George and other centres to offer guidance.
  14. RECRUITMENT AND PARENTS' EVENINGS UNDER COVID
    1. Michael Senior, Kingsbury High School
    2. This session will outline lessons learned in scheduling online parents evenings to help centres make them work more smoothly.
    3. In addition, Michael will outline how some centres, including his own, are engaging in recruiting for September 2021 through online events
  15. PROVIDING HIGH IMPACT ONLINE FEEDBACK TO STUDENTS
    1. Russell Stannard, Teacher Training Videos
    2. As well as being a consultant to educational centres all over the world, Russell is supporting a major Russell Group university with their online learning programmes.
    3. Russell will share how learning online can be made more effective so we avoid simply using Teams and Google Classroom to exchange resources.
  16. OUT THE BOX CAREERS! SUPPORTING YOUR EMPLOYABILITY PROGRAMME
    1. Andy Cotterill, UK Marketing and Recruitment Officer, City University
    2. This will be a practical resource rather than a session.
    3. We have asked City University to create some useful video content for sixth forms to use in tutorial time to help with careers provision.
    4. The aim is to encourage students to consider (a) a positive future right now in that interesting jobs will be there for them! (b) a career they might not have thought about.
    5. By exploring 'out the box' careers, some students might also get a bit more motivated whilst they are going through the sixth form journey which can be tough without a goal in mind!
  17. LGBTQi EMBRACING SIXTH FORM - a case study from one centre
    1. George Morton, Head of Sixth, Reading Bluecoat School
    2. George will take you through his centre's journey to help create a culture which embraces LGBTQI students.
    3. Learn from the ways George's centre took on the issue.




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Date:
Friday 27 November 2020

Location:
Online

Speakers


Mike Nicholson, Director of UK Recruitment, University of Bath

Alice McCallum, Outreach Delivery Coordinator, University of Oxford

Laura Mason, Head of Sith Form, High Storrs School

Kate Johnston, Deputy Headteacher, Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

James Seymour, Director of Communications and Student Recruitment, University of Gloucestershire

Peter Radford, Beyond This, PSHE specialist

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

Stephen Thomasauthor and NetSixthForm Resources Editor

Ruth Boyce, School and College Development Coordinator, University of Winchester

Anna Barker, Unifrog

Chris McNamara, CEO Pathways Careers Training and Mentoring

Danielle Thurlow, Director of Sixth Form, Townley Grammar School

Paul Hanks, Pro16plus - funding specialist

George Morton, Director of Sixth, Reading Bluecoat School

Russell Stannard, Teacher Training Videos

Andy Cotterill, UK Marketing and Recruitment Officer, City University

Various speakers from centres regarding technology to improve learning and managing sixth forms

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

Unifrog

Pathways CTM

Universities confirmed so far

University of Oxford

University of Winchester 

University of Gloucestershire

University of East Anglia

City University


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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