SUMMER 2021 ONLINE CONFERENCE, FRIDAY 25 JUNE 2021
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'Probably the best value CPD and resource base I have experienced as a Sixth Form lead.' Ribston Hall High School, Head of Sixth Form (November Online Conference, 2020)

'Loved it. Was able to give it my full attention without having to dash out before it ended to make a train back home! Great quality presentations and a lot of timely information' St Edmund Campion Catholic School. Head of Sixth Form (November Online Conference, 2020) 

HEADS OF SIXTH FORM NATIONAL SUMMER CONFERENCE 2021 : PRACTICAL STRATEGIES AND RESOURCES'

  1. UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE 'FOUNDATION YEAR': WHAT HEADS OF SIXTH FORM NEED TO KNOW
    1. Dr Alex Pryce, Foundation Year Course Director, University of Cambridge
    2. Available in 2022, Alex will provide additional information on the Foundation Year at the University of Cambridge.
    3. The session will help Teachers/Advisors identify and support potential Foundation Year candidates
    4. How the Foundation Year contributes to Widening Access at the University of Cambridge
  2. UNIVERSITY BRIEFING: 'PQA AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTS' - WHAT HEADS OF SIXTH NEED TO KNOW
    1. Mike Nicholson, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, University of Bath
    2. What might Post Qualification Applications (PQA) look like and what might be the impact for schools to consider?
    3. Mike will also explore any key issues relating to entry to university Summer 2021 which might help Heads of Sixth support their students through the clearing process.
    4. Typically, Mike will respond to whatever seems most pertinent at the time to Heads of Sixth about university preparation and support
  3. WHAT'S NEW AT UCAS? ADVISERS' UPDATE 2021/2 ENTRY
    1. Samantha Sykes, 
Lead Digital Learning Developer, UCAS
    2. Clearing+ developments for 2021 entry: what your students need to know about the new changes
    3. What your students need to know about the new student changes to Apply and Track for 2022 entry
  4. PERFECTIONISM AND IT'S IMPACT ON STUDENTS: WHAT CAN TUTORS DO TO SUPPORT STUDENTS?
    1. Stephen Thomas, author and NetSixthForm Resources Editor
    2. Perfectionism is a common trait that often causes anxiety, exam stress and can sometimes prevent students from handing in work.
    3. What can be done to help? Supported by some resources specifically created for this session, Stephen will provide a research for Heads of Sixth Form so they can be better informed about how to tackle the issue.
  5. TRANSITION PROGRAMMES: FROM YEAR 11 T0 12 AND HOW TO USE IT TO RECRUIT STUDENTS
    1. Michael Senior, Director, NetSixthForm
    2. Having created widely used practical materials for tutors and Heads of Sixth for over twenty years
    3. Michael will provide materials and strategies for both transition points which can be used immediately with Year 11.
  6. 'LEARNING HOW TO THINK ALOUD': THE KEY TO HELPING STUDENTS PREPARE FOR THEIR OXBRIDGE INTERVIEW
    1. Richard Judd, Independent Careers and University Guidance specialist at Judd University Guidance UK
    2. One key barrier to able students both not considering an Oxbridge application or, if they do, performing poorly in the interview, is their confidence and ability to 'narrate their thinking': to articulate what and why they are thinking about an academic problem.
    3. As a former teacher and Head of Careers and University Guidance, Richard is ideally placed to offer help to tutors in this vital area.
  7. SUPPORTING YOUR STUDENTS THROUGH CONFIRMATION AND CLEARING 2021: ANOTHER TURBULENT YEAR?
    1. Elliot Newstead, Head of UK Student Recruitment and Outreach, University of Leicester
    2. Based on the challenges faced by universities last year, what advice should Heads of Sixth Form impart to students?
    3. The content of the session will be shaped by events which unfold over the coming weeks and months, so it will be as up-to-date as possible.
    4. The session will gather the picture from a range of universities, so delegates feel the advice is as broadly representative as possible.
  8. MAKING THE MANAGEMENT OF TUTORIAL TIME EASIER: A READY-MADE TUTORIAL SCHEME AND RESOURCES
    1. Michael Senior, Director, NetSixthForm
    2. Michael has created a library of resources delegates can use and he will take you through a ready-made scheme you can simply share with your tutors.
  9. RECRUITING STUDENTS INTO YOUR SIXTH FORM: LEARNING FROM INNOVATIONS UNDER LOCKDOWN
    1. Kate Johnston, Deputy Headteacher, Clitheroe Royal Grammar School
    2. Covid-19 drove huge technological innovations in schools and a host of remote strategies were adopted
    3. Kate will provide solutions to some of the challenges centres will continue to face when recruiting students
    4. A blended approach to recruiting students will be outlined so delegates can gather plenty of ideas to take back into their centres.
  10. 'DIGITAL IQ': WHAT IS IT AND WHY SHOULD IT BE AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF YOUR PSHE PROGRAMME?
    1. Stephen Thomas, author and NetSixthForm Resources Editor
    2. As usual, delegates can expect Stephen to provide an overview of this area which pays intellectual justice to it: well researched and comprehensively outlined.
    3. Stephen will provide a suite of materials which delegates can share with tutors to use in tutorial time: with no need to further work.
    4. If there is an area that is in need of being an essential element of your PSHE programme in the sixth form, this is it!
  11. PSHE AND MENTAL HEALTH - THE CRISIS OF HOPE: HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE FIND PURPOSE IN AN AGE OF GROWING HOPELESSNESS
    1. Peter Radford, Beyond This, PSHE specialist
  12. LOGGED IN BUT TUNED OUT? Research findings into Year 12 experience of digital learning and online events.
    1. Elizabeth McCullough, UK Student Recruitment Manager, Goldsmiths, University of London
    2. Are students really digital natives?
    3. Sixth Form students may use apps to share content and keep in touch with friends, but does this equip them with the skills to genuinely cope with online learning or digital workplaces?
    4. This session will consider the digital skills students need to develop at school, college and university and what we can do to help.
    5. It will draw on new findings from a research project with Year 12 and Access students undertaken by Goldsmiths, University of London and ImpactEd.

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Date:
Friday 25 June 2021

Location:
Online

Speakers

Speakers confirmed so far

Dr Alex Pryce, Foundation Year Course Director, University of Cambridge

Samantha Sykes, Lead Digital Learning Developer, UCAS

Mike Nicholson, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, University of Bath

Kate Johnston, Deputy Headteacher, Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

Stephen Thomas, NetSixthForm Resources Editor

Peter Radford, Beyond This, PSHE Specialist

Michael Senior, CEO NetSixthForm 

Richard Judd, Independent Careers Advisor

Joe Follows, Head of Sixth Form, Seaford Independent School

Elliot Newstead, Head of UK Student Recruitment and Outreach, University of Leicester

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Universities confirmed so far

University of Cambridge

University of Bath

University of Leicester

University of Winchester

Goldsmiths, University of London


Conference Reviews

'If you are a head of sixth then this is the best conference you will ever attend. Up to the minute information, loads of practical resources, an annual must do!' Helena Romanes School and Sixth Form Centre,  Head of Sixth Form (November Online Conference, 2020)

'The Swiss Army Knife course for new sixth form leaders.' South Wolds Academy and Sixth Form, Head of Sixth Form (November Online Conference, 2020)

'Probably the best value CPD and resource base I have experienced as a Sixth Form lead.' Ribston Hall High School, Head of Sixth Form (November Online Conference, 2020)

'I really liked the practicality of online - I would have had to leave the house before 5am and wouldn't have got home until 8.30pm if it had been in London.' St John Talbot's SchoolHead of Sixth Form (November Online Conference, 2020)

'Excellent. I would definitely prefer not to travel.' Herschel Grammar School, Head of Sixth Form (November Online Conference, 2020)

'Loved it. Was able to give it my full attention without having to dash out before it ended to make a train back home! Great quality presentations and a lot of timely information' St Edmund Campion Catholic School. Head of Sixth Form (November Online Conference, 2020) 

The NetSixth annual conference is an essential part of my CPD toolkit, helping me keep connected with sixth form leaders up and down the country, the latest developments in post 16 and post 18 education and training whilst also giving me the headspace to reflect on my own practice. The virtual online version was no different - great and varied programme. Thank you! Fallibroome Academy, Head of Sixth Form (November Online Conference, 2020)

'An incredibly useful day, jam packed full of resources and information with lots of pointers that are useful for a busy Head of Sixth Form. Thank you so much!' Sir John Leman High School, Head of Sixth Form (November Online Conference, 2020)

'I really enjoyed the online conference which covered the many facets of being a head of sixth form . All the speakers were engaging and informative and I came away with plenty of food for thought.' King Richard School, Cyprus. Head of Sixth Form (November Online Conference, 2020) 

'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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