Preparing for 21st Century life in an outstanding, exceptional residential provision
Oak Lodge prefects are invaluable members of the school community. All Year 10 and 11 pupils are encouraged to demonstrate their skills for this role.
They are then invited to apply and be interviewed in a similar way to applying for jobs in the world of work. Prefects enjoy taking the lead, being good role models, supporting others and taking on posts of responsibility.
They work closely with staff helping to create a happy and harmonious school environment. Their invaluable contribution makes Oak Lodge a happier place for everyone.
Students are given leadership training in a variety of ways. They learn how to problem solve, when to ask for help and how to see and encourage good in others.
Students can develop their leadership skills by becoming prefects, sports leaders, peer mentors and taking part in courses such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
All our Year 10 and 11 students attend a two day training course in peer mentoring. The course improves their social and communication skills and awareness of self and others.
SCHOOL AND 6th FORM COUNCILS
The School and 6th Form Councils give our students a voice on matters relevant to school life.
Proposals made by its members can, and do, have a real impact on the rest of the school. They develop an understanding of democratic principles and gain experience of gathering information, sharing views, running a committee and making decisions.
The students are elected to the School and 6th Form Councils by their peers and are supported in their meetings by a member of staff.
Work related learning activities enable all our students to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of the world of work increasing their future employability.
Oak Lodge has a positive relationship with many employers across London and beyond giving our students a wide range of work related opportunities including meeting people working in a variety of jobs, learning how to improve their interview techniques, team building activities and work placements.