Friday 21.06.19. We are looking forward to seeing you all today.  

Nearest tube is Russell Square and we are in the Galleon Suite at the Royal National Hotel.  

Starts at 9.35am. Breakfast, exhibition and registration form 8.30am. Finishes 4.00pm. Drinks 4.00-5.00pm

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HEAD OF SIXTH FORM SUMMER CONFERENCE - FRIDAY 21 JUNE 2019 5.00 / 5 (based on 2 reviews)

DEVELOPING HIGH ACHIEVING, EMOTIONALLY RESILIENT AND WORK-READY SIXTH FORMERS: PRACTICAL STRATEGIES

FRIDAY 21 JUNE 2019 - CENTRAL LONDON


  1. RESILIENCE IS KEY TO ACADEMIC SUCCESS: HOW TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE RIGOUR OF POST 16
    1. Martin Griffin, author of A Level Mindset and former Head of Sixth Form
    2. Martin will select the key elements for the VESPA mindset which build resilience in sixth form students.
    3. The session will provide delegates with a clear strategy to support A-Level students in tackling hard topics and questions to help themselves make more progress.
    4. Find out how you can introduce it into your sixth form.
  2. REVISION STRATEGIES: WHAT WORKS BEST AND IS WORTH TIME DEVELOPING
    1. Shanti Healy, pioneering Subject Leader in Bullers Wood School
    2. Shanti Healy will outline her research into effective revision strategies at post 16 level.
    3. The session will help guide tutors into spending time on the strategies that pay-off most to help sixth forms raise outcomes.
  3. CUTTING-EDGE EMPLOYABILITY: HOW TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR TOP CAREER ASSESSMENT CENTRES
    1. Katherine Bond, National School Engagement Manager, PwC
    2. Katherine will take delegates through a typical assessment centre programme so that sixth form leaders can experience what it is like.
    3. Delegates will be better prepared to share with students the demands and need for character to pass an assessment centre day as well as be a serious applicant at interview.
  4. HIGH IMPACT TUTORING: NEW IDEAS TO HELP TACKLE UNDER-PERFORMERS IN YEAR 13
    1. Michael Senior, CEO Netsixthform & Director of Sixth Form, Kingsbury High School
    2. Michael will share strategies to support underachieving Year 13 students.
    3. This session will help you focus more effectively on supporting Year 13s to make more progress which , in turn, will help the students achieve higher grades and your sixth form benefit from higher value-added.
    4. Michael will also share resources for tutors to use.
  5. TEENAGE MENTAL HEALTH: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM UNIVERSITIES?
    1. Mike Nicholson, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, University of Bath
    2. Mike will share strategies to support the mental health of undergraduate students.
    3. This session will help you gather ideas to implement in your own centre.
  6. 'MENTAL HEALTH AMBASSADORS': HOW CAN WE INVOLVE STUDENTS TO BENEFIT OTHERS AS WELL AS THEMSELVES?
    1. George Morton, Head of Sixth Form, Bluecoat School Reading
    2. George will provide a practical approach to supporting teenage mental health.
    3. This session will help you implement an achievable strategy to benefit your sixth formers in terms of supporting their own and others mental health.
  7. INDUCTION AND STUDY SKILLS
    1. Danielle Turner, Director of Sixth Form
    2. Danielle will outline some ideas to help sixth form leaders to develop their induction and study skills programme.
  8. ARE YOU IN CONTROL OF YOUR PHONE OR IS YOUR PHONE CONTROLLING YOU? READY-MADE MATERIAL
    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. Stephen will also explore how digital media can shape our thinking and manipulate our choices as well as examine the dangers of obsessive use.
    4. 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.
  9. DYNAMIC POST 16 LESSONS TO PREPARE FOR LINEAR EXAMINATIONS
    1. Susan Sharp, Director of Post-16, The Redhill Academy Trust
    2. Content to be confirmed.
  10. POST 16 REWARDS SYSTEM TO IMPROVE ATTENDANCE, PUNCTUALITY AND ATTITUDE TO LEARNING
    1. Jonathan Duffy, Head of Sixth Form, Brakenhale School
    2. Content to be confirmed.
  11. OFSTED & YOUR SIXTH FORM: PREPARING FOR THE NEW DEVELOPMENTS
    1. Michael Senior, CEO Netsixthform & Director of Sixth Form, Kingsbury High School
    2. Highlights from the new framework outlined
    3. Feedback from heads of sixth who have experienced a pilot inspection
  12. HOW INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS CAN FORM MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE MAINTAINED SECTOR
    1. George Morton, Head of Sixth Form, Bluecoat School Reading
    2. An alternative session for independent schools instead of the feature on 'Ofsted'.
    3. George Morton will share what he has explored by way of the two sectors collaborating which can bring mutual benefits students from both types of sixth form.
  13. ADMISSIONS TESTS AND THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD: PRACTICAL ADVICE AND RESOURCES
    1. Rachael Hall, University of Oxford Admissions
    2. In this session, delegates will be provided with up-to-date guidance on admissions tests at the University of Oxford.
    3. We will discuss why Oxford conducts admissions tests, and how you can ensure your students are registered and to best prepare them for the tests.
    4. While the session focusses on Oxford, some of the advice may be transferrable for tests used by other highly selective universities and national tests such as the LNAT and BMAT.
  14. UNIVERSITY AND APPRENTICESHIP APPLICATIONS: BEST PRACTICE AND CURRENT TRENDS
    1. Sophie Oulton, CEO Unifrog
    2. Daniel is well-placed to understand the trends in choosing university and apprenticeships given that his Unifrog platform supports around half of all post 16 students applying for courses and apprenticeships post 18.
  15. RESOURCES FOR A HIGH ACHIEVER HE PROGRAMME
    1. Stephen Thomas, author and NetSixthForm Resources Editor
    2. Stephen has developed an amazing suite of resources you can use with high achieving students to support them through the HE process as well as help market your sixth form provision to help you retain/attract students. The resources include:
    3. Coping with unexpected interview questions
    4. Develop student thinking skills and thinking on your feet
    5. Bank of 150+ questions with pointers for subject mock interviews
    6. 250+ subject enrichment/extension activities
    7. Questions and activities for group work in a high achiever/HE preparation programme
    8. Plus 3 related ppt presentations on USB stick: Thinking Skills, Super-curricular Enrichment, Interview technique

From £279.00

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Date:
Friday 21 June 2019

Location:
Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG

Speakers

Martin Griffin, author of A Level Mindset

Jonathan Duffy, Head of Sixth Form, Brakenhale School

Katherine Bond, National School Engagement Manager, PwC

Shanti Healy, Subject Leader, Bullers Wood School

Susan Sharp, Redhill Academy Trust Director, Post 16

Michael Senior, Director of Sixth Form & CEO NetSixthForm

Stephen Thomas, author and HEI Consultant

George Morton, Head of Sixth Form, Reading Bluecoat School

Lucy Springett Amazing Apprenticeships

Rachael Hall, Admissions and Outreach, University of Oxford

Guthrie Dennison, Applicaa+

Danielle Turner, Director of Sixth Form

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

University contributions/exhibition:

University of Bath

University of East Anglia

University of Oxford

Gallery

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Exhibiters and sponsors (full - no more space available)

Unifrog

Applicaa+

Prospects 

University of East Anglia

University of Surrey

University of Swansea

University of Winchester

The Student Room

PwC

Amazing Apprenticeships

Crown House

Projects Abroad

Go4Schools

UniAdmissions 

Pathways CTM

My UniChoices


Conference Reviews

‘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

 ‘Very well run and the short focused sessions were very effective.’ Head of Sixth, Townley Grammar School, November 2018

 ‘I am leaving with renewed enthusiasm for sixth form leadership. I can’t wait to get started!’ Head of Sixth, Leventhorpe School, November 2018

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"Insightful and speakers carefully thought through" By Head of Sixth, Townley Grammar School on 10th Mar 2019 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!

"An extremely informative day" By Head of Sxith, John Port Spenver Academy on 10th Mar 2019 An extremely informative day - lots of ideas to take away - will definitely be back!

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