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This year’s conference will bring together leading national experts and practitioners in Post-16 education to explore the leadership of an inclusive sixth form.  

The conference will support current and aspiring Post-16 leaders keen to embrace equity, diversity, and inclusion and provide them with the confidence and tools to be able to articulate their commitment to implementing change within their organisations and to create an inclusive sixth form. Delegates will have the opportunity to gain strategies to:  

  • lead an inclusive sixth form that can lead to improved learner outcomes 
  • achieve a thriving culture of high academic expectations, high challenge and high reward 
  • develop sixth form curriculum leadership expertise. 

As always, our conference will also provide current and aspiring school leaders with the opportunity to gain a clear overview of the changing Post-16 landscape, in addition to addressing the specific challenges in accurately implementing effective teaching and learning strategies for all Post-16 learners. 

Delegates will be able to meet, share ideas and approaches on sixth form practice and innovation, and become updated by listening to presentations from successful and experienced senior leaders from the Post-16 sector. 

Event programme 


  • All you need to know in a fast-changing Post-16 landscape: Kevin Gilmartin, Post-16 specialist, Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) 

  • An overview of establishing an inclusive careers programme in sixth form, using Unifrog: Charley Fowler, UK Education Lead and Area Manager, Unifrog 

  • Work hard on the right things: Lisa Goodship, Post-16 education consultant  

Diversity panel  

  • Embedding greater diversity and inclusion into your school: Shammi Rahman, Race Equity Advisor, HFL Education and Richard Atterton, Assistant Head, The Marlborough Science Academy, St Albans and Chair of ASCL LGBT+ Leaders’ Network  

Workshop programme 

Delegates will have the opportunity to tailor their CPD experience by attending a range of high-quality workshops covering a broad range of topics, including T levels, effective learning habits, post-18 progression and student wellbeing. 

  • How to do it when you haven’t got time to do it: Martin Griffin, Teacher and Writer, VESPA 

  • Transforming the mental health of teaching staff and students: Sam Moinet, Student Breakthrough 

  • The Twin-Track: supporting students to apply for both an apprenticeship and a degree: Gareth Dace, Careers and Enterprise Company and Suki Gill, Post-16 curriculum and funding adviser, HFL Education 

  • Model the Challenge: Tackling Gender Inequality and Gender-Based Violence in Schools: Natasha Eeles, CEO and Founder, Bold Voices 

  • T Levels at The Broxbourne School: Peter Clift, Deputy Headteacher and Kim Lamb, Director of Vocational Curriculum, The Broxbourne School, Broxbourne.  

  • In it together: Creating a Sixth Form culture that celebrates diversity and mitigates disadvantage: Claire Green, Director of Sixth Form/Assistant Headteacher, Northampton School for Girls 

  • Plenary and conference close: Suki Gill and Becky Cox, HFL Education 

By choosing the workshops that will support their school’s and students’ specific needs, delegates will have the opportunity return to school with a renewed refocus on pedagogy, curriculum and assessment to create a high-performing culture for 16-19 students. 


A selection of companies and suppliers specialising in supporting Post 16 settings will be exhibiting during the event.  

Who is this event for? 

Post-16 Senior Leaders, Heads of Sixth Form, Heads of Year 12 and 13 and those with responsibility for Teaching and Learning in the 16-19 phase who are committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive sixth form.

For further information or help with booking please contact or call 01438 544477