Outstanding pastoral care is a fundamental aspect of life at Oxford High, as the ISI noted when they recognised OHS as the only ‘Exceptional’ school in the Oxford area. As a GDST school, it is one of our core values to put girls first and we believe this means providing a supportive, caring environment in which your daughter can relax, thrive and shine as an individual.
The relationship between teacher and parent is key to this process. Regular communication is an important feature of life throughout a girl’s time at Oxford High. Parents are able to email teachers directly as well as arrange to meet and speak with them at mutually convenient times.
Our participation in the Positive Schools Programme enables girls to develop emotional literacy and emotional intelligence through mindfulness, yoga and cognitive behavioural strategies.
Girls can also talk with any member of staff about any worries or concerns, and there is a school counsellor available with whom the girls can meet, with parental permission, should they feel this would be beneficial.
We take the wellbeing of our girls seriously and use both our Personal, Social and Health Education programme and the innovative Positive Schools Programme to enable girls to develop their emotional literacy and emotional intelligence through activities such as mindfulness, yoga and cognitive behavioural strategies.
At Oxford High Prep School, we believe in the development of the whole child and consider social and emotional development to be equally as important as academic achievement.
This is why we have reduced our set homework allocation and encourage girls to participate in the Future Ready Programme. The Future Ready Programme is a celebration of childhood and can be personalised and tailored to individual interests and strengths. Children work through progressive levels and complete a series of age-appropriate tasks, working towards the achievement of badges. The tasks are varied and wide ranging, spanning academia, sustainability, life skills and personal development.
We hope this programme will help to build well-rounded young people with many different passions who have a broad knowledge base, strong work ethic, self-belief, and confidence. We want girls at Oxford High Prep to be truly #FutureReady.