SAT 10TH NOV
Sixth form at school is a critical time in any young person’s education, and there are an increasing number of students deciding to move after GCSEs. Our experts will discuss the options available, and the various factors both parents and pupils should consider in making this change.
Dr Katy Ricks joined Sevenoaks School as Head in September 2002. She has enjoyed a distinguished academic career.
Before moving to Sevenoaks Dr Katy Ricks was Deputy Head (Academic) at Highgate School. Her previous posts included Head of English at St Edward's School, Oxford, where she was involved in the planning for full co-education, and she also taught at King Edward's School, Birmingham and Latymer Upper School.
Katy was educated at Camden School for Girls and Balliol College, Oxford, where she studied English, graduating with first class honours. After three years at Balliol as a postgraduate she then joined the staff of St Paul's Girls' School. She completed her DPhil in 2013. A Governor of Sir James Henderson School, Milan, she has served as Trustee of the Turner Contemporary Trust and Secretary to the International Baccalaureate Board of Governors membership. She is married to David Ricks, Professor of Modern Greek & Comparative Literature at King's College London.
Paul Vanni is the Head Master at Kensington Park School. He joined KPS in April 2018 from St Paul's Girls' School where he was Deputy Head & Director of School. He was educated at Latymer Upper School and University College London, obtaining a first class honours degree and a Masters in French literature. After a year teaching English at the Sorbonne, Paul gained his PGCE at the University of Cambridge and in 1998 joined the staff of St Paul’s School where he spent thirteen very happy years as a teacher, tutor, rowing coach and ultimately head of the Modern Languages department. He joined St Paul's Girls' School in 2011 as Deputy Head and Director of School, overseeing every aspect of school life; all the while, however, he has continued to teach and remains committed to excellence in the classroom.