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The future of your Sixth Form; navigating the challenges of the landscape ahead

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Suki Gill
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Target Audience
Heads of Department/Faculty
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Course categories
Academies and Schools (including EYFS) / Further Education / Sixth-Form Colleges
Event Description
Join us at our annual school sixth form conference, which will allow an opportunity for sixth form leaders to rethink how education works in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. In response to school requests, our post-16 conference brings together national experts in post-16 education to help school leaders ensure their sixth form provision remains high quality, successful and sustainable.

The disruption to sixth form studies will be addressed at the conference, with a key focus on improving learner engagement and ensuring student learning is back on track in the academic year. The conference will provide school leaders with an opportunity to hear from curriculum experts on how to prioritise key strategies, spot gaps in pupil knowledge, and achieve greater levels of attainment.

Curriculum news and updates – Kevin Gilmartin – Post-16 Specialist, Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL). The session will include outcomes from the post-16 qualifications at Level 3 consultation, and implications to Sixth form leadership.

Keynote speakers include:

Rachel MacFarlane - Director of Education Services, Herts for Learning and member of the Rethinking Assessment group
James Handscombe - Principal at Harris Westminster Sixth Form, London
Lisa Goodship – Education Consultant

In addition to the exciting line up of keynote speakers, delegates will have the opportunity to tailor their CPD experience by attending workshops covering a broad range of topics which can be selected in advance).

Session 1 11:10- 11:55am
Supporting Sixth Form students wellbeing with Kate Stockdale, HfL Wellbeing Advisor
Hertfordshire Opportunities Portal with Gareth Dace, Hertfordshire LEP
Cambridge Foundation Degree with Laura Davies, Student Recruitment Coordinator

Session 2 14:00-14:45pm
Divers versus thrives – how to we get post-16 students to be more proactive? with Steve Oakes, VESPA
Support for Sixth Forms from Oxford University with Pravahi Osman, Balliol College, Oxford
T Levels with Gabby Owen, DfE

Training objectives
By attending the conference, participants will:

- Understand the outcomes from the post-16 qualifications at Level 3 consultation, and the implications to the Sixth Form (curriculum, viability, culture etc.)
- Learn how leaders are planning to address the gaps of knowledge and how to support transition of students over the summer months and the new academic year (for new Year 12, 13 or 14 students from September 2021)
- Learn how schools can encourage and enable disadvantaged young people to aspire to and engage in academic enquiry
Learning outcomes
Additional Information
Delegate cost £149.00
Closing Date
Thursday 10 June 2021
Session Session date Session time Session venue Map
1 11 June 2021 09:00 - 15:45 Webinar Map
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