UWTSD hosts National Head of Sixth Form Conference


Next Monday (July 2nd), the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) will welcome more than 80 teachers from across Wales to Swansea to take part in a National Conference for Post-16 Education Leaders.

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Organised by UWTSD’s Schools and Colleges Liaison team, the conference will be held at the Liberty Stadium with Baroness Eluned Morgan AM attending as a special guest and guest speaker.

The conference is an annual event that brings together members from Wales’s regional Sixth Form consortia to initiate collaboration, discussion, debate and critical engagement on Post 16 policy and provision.

As part of this year’s conference, a range of speakers will also address a number of relevant topics and issues facing Heads of Sixth Form.  

Along with presentations by University staff; Marian Jebb from the Welsh Government will be present to talk about Post 16 Persistent Performance Measures and Diane Evans from ERW attending to hold a session on how to develop the behaviors and to discuss the key features that Students need to realise their potential in the sixth form.

A case study will be presented by John Roe from Radyr Comprehensive School on how they use data to improve standards and Jon Legg, Financial Information Partners Account Manager, will update teachers on the latest situation in student finance.

Laura Morgan and Jason Tatton from Hafal along with Michelle Moody, a professional practitioner, will also take part in the conference and present an exploration of common mental health cases within secondary school age. They will also look at best practice in responding appropriately and effectively to help young people improve their resilience and sense of individual responsibility, ensuring they have the confidence to know when and where to refer to specialist services.

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“The Heads of Sixth Form Wales Consortium is a professional delegation of likeminded professionals committed to ensuring that Post 16 students are best equipped to undertake their studies, plan futures conducive to their needs, interests and ambitions, and develop as young people,” says Jon Jones, the Chair of the South West Wales Heads of Sixth Form Consortium.

“To this end, the Consortium has been in existence since 2010, starting as a regional support network in West Wales established by UWTSD’s Schools and Colleges Liaison team. Since that time it has grown exponentially to include 140 member schools to date across the country; clear evidence of its value to Post 16 leaders and HE advisers and of the positive impact it has had on learners across Wales.

“It will be a pleasure to welcome colleagues from across Wales to Swansea in the knowledge that what we do makes a difference to young minds and futures and we do this in what I firmly believe is the most transformational phase of our students’ education,” he adds. 

For further details on the Head of Sixth Form Consortium, please contact Melanie Jones by emailing melanie.jones@uwtsd.ac.uk

Further Information


For further information, please contact Sian-Elin Davies by emailing sian-elin.davies@uwtsd.ac.uk / 01267 676908 / 07449 998476