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As a city school, we have the unique opportunity to open the doors into the real world and show our young people what possibilities exist outside the School gates for them to learn, develop, and contribute.
In September 2022, Teddies Collaborates was launched. Through a restructuring of the timetable, each of our 180 Lower Sixth pupils has a dedicated and sustainable time slot each week to benefit from the service opportunities. This year students are working with over 20 schools, charities and local organisations in a range of roles including social media management, events planning and academic enrichment activities for primary school children.
Teddies Collaborates follows the IB principles:
Our pupils have been given a choice of which organisations they would like to work with.
All pupils have completed a six week training course before they began their placements. This training was delivered by internal and external partners and included:
Pupils will be supported throughout their year-long placement by the Partnerships team, HMs, Tutors and through the new wellbeing curriculum.
ImpactEd is an award-winning social enterprise that supports schools and educational organisations to evaluate their impact, learn from it, and prioritise what is working best to improve outcomes for young people. All our pupils have completed an evaluation survey at the beginning of the year and will be assessed again at the end of their experience. This data will be aligned with national statistics providing valuable intelligence for our pupils about their development throughout the year. Our partnership with ImpactEd is also extended to five state schools who feel they could benefit from using their technology free of charge.
On the completion of the first year of this programme, our Impact Report will contain statistical data from both our pupils and partners to help shape our programme in the future.
We continue to work in partnership with our neighbours, Northern House Academy, who are based across the road from us on South Parade.
To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the School is planting 450 trees on the perimeter of the grounds.
Lower Sixth pupils offer weekly sport sessions at Wolvercote Primary School.
Teddies pupils deliver interactive play sessions and 1:1 help in the classroom.
Pupils help our at the café and larder on a weekly basis, serving members of the local community.
The gardening group have been hard at work at Cutteslowe Community Garden Centre, a hidden gem in North Oxford.
A group of keen 6th formers have been working hard to re-wild the area by the Avery on the Lower Fields.
We are delighted to report that Teddies pupils have starting mentoring with EDCLUB.
Our Sports Leaders have been in action coaching hockey for Years 4 & 5 at St Aloysius' Primary School in conjunction with Oxford Hawks Hockey Club and Project 2000.