Many schools have realised that sixth forms have had a lower priority than 11 – 16 development and this programme puts sixth forms where they belong – at the heart of school development.
We believe that all sixth forms can be outstanding and the way to achieve this is to learn from each other. The programme supports schools to develop and improve their sixth forms in ways that fit in with their individual circumstances and ambitions. This could mean clarifying priorities or roles (for example the headteacher, head of sixth, tutors and heads of department), and or improving accountability and working more effectively in an existing or a new partnership. The programme places emphasis on the basics: the quality of teaching and learning, and of care, guidance and support, and of leadership and management.
The Sixth Form Programme is run jointly by the London Leadership Strategy and Learning Plus UK (LPUK). Combining the LLS experience in school improvement with LPUK’s knowledge and use of data. Together we build on the lessons captured in the Sixth Form Leadership Handbook which focuses on how to build outstanding sixth forms. The promotion of, and access to higher education is also a significant part of this programme which is supported by AccesHE and London Higher.
This programme provides
- Termly conferences
- Access to the 3 day ‘building capacity’ programme, which supports sixth form leaders to identify priorities and find ways to achieve them.
- A programme for post 16 subject leaders to ensure the highest quality in learning, teaching and outcomes
- Subject networks, for teachers and subject leaders to meet and develop practice
- A higher education conference and support (including specific outreach work as well as information and guidance on such things as student finance)
- Consultancy for heads and heads of sixth
This support will help you to:
- Improve the quality of teaching and learning
- Improve outcomes for young people
- Empower all staff, enabling them to take responsibility and become accountable for their own ambitions and targets as well as the objectives of their schools
- Have an immediate impact and build sustainable change