School Community Partnership
Oxford English School realizes the importance of the community to the successful operations of the school as well as the need for parental involvement in the running of the school.
Parent-school-community partnerships are a shared responsibility at Oxford English School and reciprocal process. Oxford English School engages families in meaningful and culturally appropriate ways and families take initiative to actively supporting their children’s development and learning.
Parent Teacher Association
Oxford English school strives to develop a viable and collegial Parent-Teacher-School relationship through the PTA. Each year parents are requested to join and take part in various activities events that will enhance Part – school – community partnership. PTA meetings are held once a term in the school year.
Parent/Teacher Report Meetings
We value our community and parental involvement because school partnerships play an important role in our decision making and accountability, as well as support school planning, and innovations to improve student success and school climate. Educating children and youth is an important and shared responsibility as recognized by OES.
Parents and teachers have a common goal which is to facilitate the best educational experience possible for students. When parents and teachers work together, and the parents are involved in decision-making exercises at the school, they can work together towards the common goal of the school which is raising up students who are creative and critical thinkers. We realize that the great majority of home/school crises are a direct result of poor communication. It is on this basis to build a strong relationship between parents and school that the OES has decided to involve parents.
We send parents varied questionnaires to ask them of their opinions and suggestions as well as invite them to events that take place in the school. The next parent survey will take place as suggested in the standard action plan for April 2020.
Our parents have been very supportive and have contributed immensely from helping their children complete given projects and homework to attending school programs such as the Science Fair, Spelling Bee, Go Green, International Day, National Day, The Parent Teachers Meeting and the Parents Forum to mention but a few.
Oxford English School has varied ways of passing along the information to the parents. This includes but not limited to Short Messaging Systems, calling their numbers, using the notice board, WhatsApp Messages, Communication book as well as Parents Teachers Meeting and the school’s management system that allows communication and the dissimulation of information. The use of questionnaires and surveys is also one of the methods used by the school to get feedback from the parents on our schools’ events.
Furthermore, Science labs are a great teaching tool because not only do they serve as an alternate learning environment, they are also an area which exposes students to research skills and methods that they will not doubt utilize in the future.
In sum, our school should make our Science lab excellent because it will aid in breeding a generation of educated men and women, whose future contribution to the society will attest to the goodness of their early exposure to scientific research methods.