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Running a Sixth Form Boarding House
06 Mar 2019 - 06 Mar 2019

Running a Sixth Form Boarding House

March 06, 2019


Presentation delivered by Nick Lush


Why should you attend?

An increasingly common feature in our schools is the development of a new Sixth Form or Upper Sixth 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 organisation and management aspects need to be tailored 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. This workshop is designed for staff currently running, or about to take over, a Sixth Form House that wish to review current practice or develop their provision to better reflect the needs of the community.



10 – 10:30                   Tea/Coffee on arrival

10:30                           Sixth Formers – overgrown children or young adults?

11:30                           Tea/Coffee

11:45                           Relationships, and how to help Sixth Formers survive them

12:45                           Lunch

13:30                           What happens when it all goes wrong – poor choices, bad behaviour, and consequences

14:15                           Tea/Coffee

14:30                           Achieving wellbeing as a Sixth Former

15:30                           Close



Speaker: Nick Lush

Nick Lush was Vice Principal at UWC Atlantic College in South Wales for 15 years and taught there for 27 years. He was a houseparent for six years as well as Head of Pastoral Care; looking after all aspects of life outside the classroom. He taught Environmental Systems and Societies to 16-19 year olds studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Before Atlantic College, he spent six years teaching in London and West Wales.



Cost: Member £210 / Non-member £260

Venue: Hotel London Kensington (managed by Melia), 61 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4PE


Hotel London Kensington (Melia), Hotel London Kensington (managed by Melia), 61 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4PE, United Kingdom