Impact of partnership work done in 2018 (ISC annual Census 2019)
- 54 state schools involved
- 500+ state school pupils involved
- 500 staff hours given
Oxford High School leads 4 major partnership projects each year with local primary schools: Y3 Singing Festival; Girls on the Ball; weekly STEM teaching and JEM event and Book Buddy mentors. Each project is shaped to the needs of the partnership schools and shares OHS expertise, love of learning culture, resources and enthusiastic student mentors with over 1000 children from local schools.
Girls on the Ball is now in its third year and has grown from 4 partnership schools discussing how to develop girls’ football to over 25 primary schools taking part in a year round programme with very competitive football tournaments; hockey and netball masterclasses and cricket skills and games in the summer. This network, including links with local football club Summertown Stars and the Oxfordshire Cricket Board, promotes and facilitates the development of the fastest growing sports: girls’ football and girls’ cricket. Success can be seen in the rapid growth of GOTB and regular media coverage and the fact that most participating schools have started a weekly girls’ football club now that there are regular fixtures to play. Primary teachers regularly comment on the positive role models of the Y9 leaders and the increased confidence and resilience of their own students.