HEAD OF SIXTH FROM SUMMER CONFERENCE: IN-PERSON
The return of the in-person conference * London venue * refreshments & lunch * collaboration * problem-solving * practical strategies
Friday 28 June 2024
Central London venue
'HEADS TOGETHER': SOLVING COMMOM CHALLENGES THROUGH EXPERIENCED GUIDANCE AND COLLABORATION
CHALLENGE 1: POST 16 ATTENDANCE: WHAT CAN HEADS OF SIXTH FORM DO? IDEAS AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS
Following some practical guidance and resources, delegates will spend time sharing their ideas on how to improve attendance - what worked, what didn't - with colleagues around their table. These key practical ideas will be shared through technology, so ALL delegates gain the tips from EVERY table. Delegates should feel they are gathering a suite of tips and solutions from a wide range of schools.
LEADERSHIP TRAINING: WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A SUCCESSFUL SIXTH FORM LEADER?
This session is a mix of input on leadership followed by and some tasks that will help delegates to move from theory to practice.
CHALLENGE 2: DEVELOPING AN OUTSTANDING CAREERS AND HIGHER EDUCATION PREPARATION PROGRAMME
Speaker: Jeni McClean, Assistant Headteacher, Post 16
Do you set up both UCAS and apprenticeship pathways so that both routes are viewed as credible choices?
How involved are parents early on in the process?
Do you capture the data needed to target opportunities sensitively and effectively?
There are many interesting features of the support programmes that Jeni McClean will outline, reflecting years of experience so delegates who are either new to post as well as longer serving will benefit.
Following the session, delegates will have the opportunity to work collaboratively consider the implications for their own CEIAG.
THE MOST RECENT POLICY UPDATES AND KEY PRIORITIES FOR SIXTH FORM LEADERS
Kevin Gilmartin, Post 16 and Colleges Specialist, ASCL
This is an expert input session to ensure all delegates are briefed on post 16 policy - inspection, funding, English Bacc, Maths to 18, T levels.
CHALLENGE 3: TEACHING AND LEARNING - WHAT CAN HEADS OF SIXTH FORM DO TO HELP DRIVE UP TEACHING QUALITY?
This will have a large input at the beginning with a little bit of time for delegates to work together on sharing how they will help to impact on T&L in their respective centres.
CHALLENGE 4: WHAT CAN WE DO TO SUPPORT TEENAGE MENTAL HEALTH TO PREPARE THEM FOR LIFE BEYOND SCHOOL?
Thompson, author, Tedx speaker and Director of Buzz Consulting
This session might be better titled 'Degrees of Sanity - supporting the mental health of students' in which Dr Dominique explores:
Preparing for life after school: independence and resilience
Recognising perfectionism and its impact on mental health
Addressing fear of failure in the 21st century
Practical approaches to improving mental health in young adults
After her expert input, delegates will have the opportunity to work collaboratively for a short period to explore changes in their centres to support the mental health of post-16 students.
More sessions will be added over the coming weeks
'Fantastic past-paced conference covering every aspect of Sixth Form advice and guidance that any Head of Sixth Form, whether in post or new to the role, could need.' Head of Sixth Form, Vyners School, Summer Online Conference 2023
'Always the best annual CPD I attend for Heads of Sixth Form and Senior Leaders with responsibility for 6F. A quick-paced and varied programme of relevant talks from knowledgeable practitioners.' Head of Sixth Form, Wolverhampton Girls' High School, Summer Online Conference 2023
'A one-stop shop for updating and improving your sixth form practice. Fast-paced with a choice offering excellent value for money. As a Sixth Form lead and teacher for over 28 years I would say if you can only attend one CPD then this is it. Attending this CPD is a deal breaker for me in terms of support for me leading my sixth form in the best way possible.' Head of Sixth Form, Bournemouth School for Girls, Summer Online Conference 2023
'This was my first online NetSixthForm conference and it was a fantastic event. Well organised, with a variety of expert speakers. My team will enjoy receiving my notes and next steps!' Head of Sixth Form, Heart of England Academy, Summer Online Conference 2023
'My first year as head of sixth from and this has by far been the best CPD session that I have attended. I have learned so much and gained so many ideas and areas of knowledge.' Head of Sixth Form, Epsom and Ewell High School, Summer Online Conference 2023
'Really great to be able to get signposts to so many amazing resources and organisations in one place. Opened up opportunities I would not have found on my own.' Head of Sixth Form, Magdalen College School, Summer Online Conference 2023
'A huge thank you - an intense day but really useful to get all the updates in one place.' Head of Sixth Form, Fallibroome Academy, Head of Sixth, Epsom and Ewell High School, Summer Online Conference 2023
'Exceptional value and excellent practice on display. Another superb programme.' Head of Sixth Form, St James Senior Boys' School, Head of Sixth, Epsom and Ewell High School, Summer Online Conference 2023
'All killer content no filler. My yearly top up on all things sixth form which it takes me the year to digest and action. Fantastic, reassuring and inspiring.' Head of Sixth Form, Chadwell Academy, Autumn Online Conference 2022
'I always leave feeling enthusiastic and better equipped for the improvements the Sixth Form needs to make.' Head of Sixth Form, Longsands Sixth Form, Autumn Online Conference 2022
'Fantastic fast paced course with some brilliant sessions which will really help me in my leadership of post 16.' Head of Sixth Form, Aldercar HIgh School, Autumn Online Conference 2022
'Hands down the best teaching conference I have ever attended. Every session was informative and directly relevant to my role as head of sixth form. The fast-paced format meant there wasn't a single wasted minute. Thank you so much!' Head of Sixth Form, The Charter School North Dulwich, Autumn Online Conference 2022
'Broad range of resources spanning the breadth that Heads of Sixth are expected to manage, from experts. Also vital reassurance that we are on the right track and abreast of issues which will affect us shortly.' Head of Sixth Form, TSC Academy, Autumn Online Conference 2022
'Just wow really! I was a bit concerned about it being online but I shouldn't have worried. It was really relevant and really informative. Will definitely be signing up for the next one.' Head of Sixth Form, St Peter’s Academy, Summer Online Conference 2022
'An AMAZING conference, I am new to post and found the day very useful. Thank you.' Head of Sixth Form, Boston High School, Summer Online Conference 2022
'The best Sixth Form CPD I have ever attended! Snappy, informative and your questions do get answered, despite the large numbers in attendance.' Head of Sixth Form, Greatfields School, Summer Online Conference 2022
'So much packed into one day with the opportunity to view again at leisure makes this conference fantastic value for money. In addition all the ready to go resources are invaluable in addition to the on going support of NetSixth. I could not do the job without you.' Head of Sixth Form, Bournemouth School For Girls, Summer Online Conference 2022
'First time we have attended a Netsixthform conference and it feels like a game changer for us. Excellent speakers, quick fire bite-sized sessions full of great quality info and variety - we are buzzing with ideas now and feel much more confident about how to prepare for the next OFSTED and support our next cohort!' Head of Sixth Form, Alderbrook School, Summer Online Conference 2022
'The Netsixthform conference is an excellent way of keeping up to date on issues that affect us and it is always fast paced- you always find at least one gem of an idea (if not more) as a result of attending.' Head of Sixth Form, Ralph Allan School, Summer Online Conference 2022
'I have now attended two online conferences. The addition of breakout rooms to raise more detailed questions this time was even better. Well worth attending.' Head of Sixth Form, Trinity School Croydon, Autumn Online Conference 2021
'I've attended quite a few of these conferences and each time I am reminded why - it such fantastic CPD! I always come out buzzing with ideas and refreshed with new knowledge about post 16.' Head of Sixth Form, Northwood School, Autumn Online Conference 2021
'My first conference with netsixthform - just great. I really appreciated the flexibility of the online Zoom options, quick and dynamic sessions, the ease with which you can move into break-out rooms and the active use of the chat, and the range of topics discussed. I've got more out of this today, than normal conferences. Well done and my thanks.' Head of Sixth Form,The Long Eaton School, Summer Online Conference 2021
'I have attended in person and on-line now, both great but on-line makes it more manageable if you have to travel a long distance to attend.' Head of Sixth Form, Cardinal Hume Catholic School, Summer Online Conference 2021
'This is the third conference that I've attended and I take more and more away from them every time. Loads of questions answered, tonnes to think about and plan a strategy for implementing. Brilliantly organised and very knowledgeable speakers. Love the short, snappy format. Thank-you.' Head of Sixth Form, Thornleigh Salesian College, Autumn Online Conference 2021
'Can't recommend this course enough. Thank you Michael and all the speakers, really appreciated.' Head of Sixth Form, Presdales School, Autumn Online Conference 2021
'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, Autumn Conference
'After all these years - fresh vibrant and inspiring - as always you come away with 5 things you will do tomorrow.' Director of Post 16, Redhill Academy Trust, Autumn Online Conference 2021
'Exceptional quality and is the best value CPD I have attended in recent years...fast-paced activities including a wide range of speakers and the ability to choose certain sessions rather than others. This meant you could cater your day to suit the needs of your sixth form. An excellent day.' Head of Sixth Form, Sawtry Village Academy, Summer Online Conference 2021
'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 School, Head 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