24 Apr 2018 10:30 - 24 Apr 2018 15:30
Running a Sixth Form Boarding House
Date: April 24, 2018
Staff currently running, or about to take over, a 6th Form House that wish to review current practice or develop their provision to better reflect the needs of this quite special community.
Why you should attend?
An increasingly common feature in our schools is the development of a new 6th or Upper 6th Boarding House – a clear reflection of the demand for senior boarding from both UK and international students. Such Houses have very different dynamics to the more traditional vertical arrangements and as such the organisaiton and management aspects need to be tailored specially to suit. This workshop will consider the key factors which influence the culture, operation and dynamics and provide an opportunity to share best practice across such critical elements as safeguarding, wellbeing, leadership and organisation.
10 – 10:30 Tea/Coffee on arrival
10:30 Welcome and Introduction
10:35 Sixth Formers – overgrown children or young adults?
11:45 Relationships, and how to help Sixth Formers survive them
13:30 What happens when it all goes wrong – poor choices, bad behaviour, and their consequences
14:45 Achieving well-being as a Sixth Former
Seminar presenter: Nick Lush
Nick Lush has been Vice Principal at UWC Atlantic College in South Wales for the last 14 years and has taught there for 27 years. He was a houseparent for six years and is now Head of pastoral care and looks after all aspects of life outside the classroom. He teaches Environmental Systems and Societies to 16-19 year olds studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Before coming to Atlantic College, he spent six years teaching in London and West Wales.
Venue: Broadway House, Tothill Street, Westminster, SW1H 9NQ