Ms Pepita Torbrand  CPsychol  BSc (hons) MSc (City) Head of Psychology

Head of Psychology is Ms Pepita Torbrand who is a Chartered Psychologist. Pepita is passionate about psychology and prior to becoming a teacher she completed her MSc in Occupational Psychology before starting her PhD in Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (CBC). Pepita has published research in teacher education and how to use Action Research within the classroom, focusing especially on how to use questioning techniques to engage students and increase ownership of learning.

In addition to independent research in the field of Coaching Psychology, Pepita is also leading the CBC project at OHS, implementing group-based Cognitive Behavioural Coaching to optimise students’ performance and wellbeing by decreasing unhelpful cognitions, perfectionism and performance anxiety. She is qualified at post graduate level in Performance Coaching and Problem Focused Coaching at the Centre for Coaching.

Due to the increasing interest of CBC in education, Pepita is also training teachers nationally in the principles of CBC to maximise potential in high achieving students and has been running workshops at larger scale conferences.

Dr B. Squire MA Cantab, Natural Sciences, DPhil. Oxon, Experimental Psychology

Dr Sarah Squire joined Oxford High School as Head of Psychology in September 2007 and is now Deputy Head, Staff & Students at Oxford High School.
She is passionate about Psychology and prior to becoming a teacher, she lectured and gave tutorials in Psychology while carrying out research at the University of Oxford.  Her main interests are cognitive developmental psychology, parent-child interactions and eating disorders. She maintains links with the university and psychology students to see research in action.

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