HEAD OF SIXTH FORM AUTUMN CONFERENCE - FRIDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2018

THE LARGEST AND LONGEST RUNNING SIXTH FORM LEADERS CONFERENCE FOR BOTH THE INDEPENDENT AND STATE SECTORS ~ OUR 20th YEAR

MORE SESSIONS ANNOUNCED - (1) Gap year options for your sixth formers and how to fund them. (2) Motivating the yet to be motivated sixth former: using a new university buddy system (3) Gatsby Benchmarks: what you need to know and how universities can help you.

Registration & breakfast from 8.30am

Conference starts 9.35am

Ends 3.45pm

MANAGING THE SIXTH FORM EXPERIENCE TO DRIVE UP STANDARDS : rethinking intervention strategies

For Sixth Form Leaders. Book your place to get up-to-date advice, lots of practical strategies and range of really useful resources we have commissioned for you to take away and re-use.

  1. HOW TO DEVELOP SUCCESSFUL INDEPENDENT LEARNERS: AN INNOVATIVE SYSTEM ACROSS ALL SUBJECTS
    1. Shanti Healy is a pioneering Subject Leader in Bullers Wood School
    2. Shanti will outline the system she has developed and other centres are now adopting.
    3. The session will provide you with a logical, clear and effective system that can be developed in every subject area.
    4. Find out how you can introduce it in your sixth form.
  1. RE-THINKING PARENTS' INFORMATION EVENINGS TO HELP DRIVE UP POST 16 STANDARDS
    1. Shanti Healy, pioneering Subject Leader in Bullers Wood School
    2. Shanti Healy will outline how to get parents on board to offer more effective support at home
    3. This session is timed so that you can introduce the event to parents in the Autumn term
    4. Get parents adding genuine value in terms of exam grades and supporting mental health
  1. UNIVERSITY BRIEFING : NEW GCSEs, AS LEVELS, CHANGES IN A LEVEL CHOICES, IMPACT OF UNCONDITIONAL OFFERS
    1. Mike Nicholson, Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions, University of Bath
    2. Mike will outline the latest thinking from competitive universities with regards to undergraduate admissions.
    3. What are universities viewing as an acceptable GCSE 'C' grade - a 4 or 5?
    4. How is the GCSE 8 & 9 grade likely to be used?
    5. How have Linear exams affected A Level subject choices and how are universities responding?
    6. With the decrease in AS take up, what is proving to be the impact on degree offers?
  1. UNCONDITIONAL OFFERS: HOW TO MOTIVATE STUDENTS TO MAKE SURE THEY STILL AIM FOR HIGH GRADES
    1. Stephen Thomas, Higher Education Consultant
    2. Stephen is well known for his amazing ready-made resources your tutors can use.
    3. We commissioned Stephen to produce a resource you can use with students to encourage them to still aim for top A Level grades despite being given an unconditional offer.
    4. Stephen will take students through the grades they need for graduate training schemes and employment post degree to provide the incentive students need to aim high rather than slip a grade, which is what the evidence suggests is happening.
  1. STRETCH AND CHALLENGE: INTRODUCE THINKING SKILLS TO ACHIEVE TOP A LEVEL GRADES ON SYNOPTIC A LEVEL QUESTIONS
    1. Michael Senior, Director of Sixth Firm and CEO Netsixthform
    2. Even though students need to master recall of key information, they also need to answer synoptic questions well to reach top grades.
    3. In this session, Michael will outline how we can use a strategy-led approach rather than resource-led to stretch and challenge students so they can more effectively tackle the linear synoptic questions.
  1. MENTAL HEALTH: EXPERT ADVICE TO HELP STUDENTS DEVELOP BETTER SLEEP PATTERNS
    1. Karen Hodes, Senior Educational Psychologist & a Sleep Practitioner
    2. Each year we aim to provide a session on mental health to help students cope with the pressure of achieving high grades: strategies students also need for life in general.
    3. In this session, Karen will equip you with an understanding of teenage sleep to enable you to advise teenagers and parents on the best ways to motivate them to improve their sleep.
    4. Karen will also provide a range of relevant and practical tips to take away and re-use in your sixth form with students and parents.
  1. CHOOSING DEGREES AND APPRENTICESHIPS: HOW TO HELP STUDENTS MAKE THE PROCESS MORE STRAIGHT-FORWARD
    1. Daniel Keller, CEO Unifrog
    2. Daniel will take delegates through how the popular online tool can support students as it has been developing continuously, especially in terms of choosing apprenticeships.
    3. Unifrog have also analysed data regarding student choices and will present a picture that will help sixth form leaders support their students with a more informed position.
  1. IMPROVING PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ATTENDING PRESTIGIOUS UNIVERSITIES WITH THE ADDED BONUS OF RAISING GRADES!
    1. George Morton, Head of Sixth Form, Reading Bluecoat School
    2. Although George works in an independent school contact and this session will obviously appeal to this sector, any sixth form who wants more students to secure places at top universities will get a lot from this session.
    3. George has approached the challenge comprehensively from Year 11 onwards, with tutors and all staff. He has looked at predicted grades strategies to one-to-one advice about 'back door' choices as well as how to work with universities and how to approach clearing.
    4. This session will provide experienced heads of sixth with lots of food for thought.
  1. LEADERSHIP TRAINING TO MANAGE CHANGE - AN INTENSIVE OVERVIEW OF USEFUL STRATEGIES
    1. Michael Senior, Director of Sixth Firm and CEO Netsixthform
    2. Over twenty years of management experience, training and research as well as experiencing management when it goes well (and when it doesn't!), Michael is well placed to pass on some tips to help other sixth form leaders.
    3. Michael trains Middle and Senior Leaders in his centre and in others around the UK and will provide delegates with some key essentials for managing people in a time of change.
    4. Too few sixth form leaders get management training so this should prove a welcome session.
  1. 'ACCESS TO A LEVELS' OPTION PATHWAY: AN INNOVATIVE WAY TO INCREASE THE NUMBERS ON ROLL IN YOUR SIXTH FORM
    1. Michael Senior, Director of Sixth Firm and author
    2. Michael created a new option in his sixth form which has effectively increased the size of his sixth form by over 60 full-time students.
    3. Find out about his Access to A Levels option model to help you grow your sixth form whilst supporting students in their aspirations.
    4. This session could be worth your conference fee alone.
  1. HIGH IMPACT TUTORING: SUPPORTING STUDENTS TO ACHIEVE TOP GRADES
    1. Michael Senior, Director of Sixth Firm and CEO Netsixthform
    2. With over 20 years of experience, Director of Sixth From, Michael Senior, will outline his latest approach to high impact tutoring based on latest research and new practical strategies.
    3. Delegates will receive practical strategies and resources to help them create a high impact tutorial scheme to help students get the grades.
    4. Use the approach to also create your own in-house intervention rather than relying on expensive study skills companies.
    5. Michael's centre, of over 400 sixth formers, has achieved outstanding value add for the last three years in a row.
    6. Delegates to the conference will receive a large discount when subscribing to the new NetSixthForm tutorial video section on netsixthform.co.uk which comes on stream in October.
  1. ARE YOU READY FOR GATSBY BENCHMARKS? WHAT ARE THEY AND HOW CAN UNIVERSITIES HELP?
    1. Jan Orlebar and Mary Fudge, University of Greenwich
    2. Sixth Forms are required to state online how they meet the Gatsby Benchmarks.
    3. Many universities are setting themselves up to help you deliver on a range of the requirements.
    4. Kelvin will take you through the key Benchmarks and explain how you can use universities to deliver on many of the requirements.
  1. MOTIVATING THE 'YET TO BE MOTIVATED': USING INNOVATIVE ONLINE PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT BY UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
    1. Elliot Newstead, Student Recruitment Manager, University of Leicester
    2. It's hard to reach the students who can often lack the motivation to work hard and effectively.
    3. Elliot will show delegates how universities can help: using new innovative online peer-to-peer software, schools can link key students to be buddied by undergraduates.
    4. This free facility to schools will not only cost you nothing but will also add another strategy to your intervention programme to help raise outcomes.
  1. USING GAMING TO TEACH INDEPENDENT LEARNING SKILLS: BROADEN YOUR STRATEGIES
    1. Jan Orlebar and Mary Fudge, University of Greenwich
    2. Traditional methods of teaching independent learning skills doesn't work for every student.
    3. Kelvin will share an alternative strategy, supported by research, which uses a specially developed free game to help students learn the skills they need.
    4. This strategy is ideal for those students who arrive in your sixth form without the A Level mindset.
  1. GAP YEARS: USING THEM TO MOTIVATE STUDENTS AND PREPARE THEM FOR LIFE BEYOND SIXTH FORM
    1. Sarah Waldie, Oyster Worldwide
    2. Two key challenges need addressing in most centres when it comes to gap years: funding them and knowing about the options and deadlines to seize the opportunities.
    3. Sarah will address both the challenges: Oyster are well aware of the fact that many students can't use the bank of mum and dad!
    4. This will be a really helpful session for heads of sixth as it is another tool to help motivate students who feels they need a break from studying and instead will defer their entry to university.
  1. HOW TO SURVIVE SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE INTERNET: A GUIDE FOR POST 16 STUDENTS
    1. Stephen Thomas, author and NetSixthForm Resources Editor
    2. This set of materials deals with risks to personal safety and privacy, about what is being posted, personal image and the need to be wary about data which is held about us.
    3. This set of materials deals with risks to personal safety and privacy, about what is being posted, personal image and the need to be wary about data which is held about us.
    4. Stephen will also explore how digital media can shape our thinking and manipulate our choices as well as examine the dangers of obsessive use.
    5. The session will suggest strategies to share with sixth formers for using social media and the internet in a safe, self aware and critical fashion.
  1. THE WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE: PREPARING YOUR SIXTH FORMERS FOR THE DIGITAL WORKPLACE
    1. Katherine Bond:National Schools Engagement Manager, PwC UK
    2. Join PwC Schools Engagement Lead for an enlightening sessions about how the world of work is changing, and which skills employers are looking for as we move through the digital revolution.
    3. With the pace of technological change, we need to know how to prepare our students for an uncertain world.
    4. PwC will share more about the skills that they and many other employers are looking for, and will answer your questions about the changing world of work, so that your students are best equipped for the future world of work.

From £269.00

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Date:
Friday 30 November 2018

Location:
Royal National Hotel, Euston, central London

Speakers

Mike Nicholson, Director of Student Recruitment & Admissions, University of Bath

Katherine Bond, National School Engagement Manager, PwC

Elliot Newstead, Student Recruitment Manager, University of Leicester

Shanti Healy, Subject Leader, Bullers Wood School

Michael Senior, Director of Sixth Form & CEO NetSixthForm

Kelvin Fawdry, Education Support Manager, University of Greenwich

Karen Hodes, Sleep Psychologist

Stephen Thomas, author and HEI Consultant

George Morton, Head of Sixth Form

Sarah Waldie, Oyster Worldwide

...more to be confirmed

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Conference Reviews


"The best CPD I have ever had." Head of Sixth, High Storrs School (June Conference 2018)

"Wonderfully waffle-free." Head of Sixth, Nower Hill High School (June Conference 2018)

"Packed full of incredibly useful sessions." Head of Sixth, Northwood School  (June Conference 2018)

"Intense, quick-fire and hugely useful." Head of Sixth, The Royal School, Haslemere (June Conference 2018)

"An excellent conference." Head of Sixth, Consett Academy (June Conference 2018)

"Today gave me solutions." Head of Sixth, St Augustine’s Catholic College  (June Conference 2018)

"Fifteen fantastic sessions." Head of Sixth, High Storrs School (June Conference 2018)

"Fantastic range of speakers." Head of Sixth, Claremont Fan Court School  (June Conference 2018)

"Thank you.Michael Senior - you’re awesome!" Head of Sixth, John Port Spencer Academy (June Conference)

"One of the most useful conferences I’ve been to." Head of Sixth, Bradfield College (June Conference 2018)

"Really wonderful ideas to take and use directly." Head of Sixth, Rendcomb College (June Conference 2018)


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