House System

House System at Oakgrove

The Oakgrove School House system was set up in September 2015. The aims were clear, to build cohesions between year groups and create a friendly, yet competitive element to school life, which enables students to access areas which are not part of the everyday curriculum. Since its introduction, subject competitions, inter-house sports, Curriculum Enhancement Week, Sports Day and many other activities have been run in house groups.

All Houses have their own local charity, which instils the importance of community cohesion and gives students the opportunity to plan and publicise fundraising events together as a team. Through a democratic process all Houses have chosen their own House Charities and Fundraising Committees have been set up to lead events across the school year.

The Houses have representatives on the School Council, who have the opportunity to discuss changes they would like to see in the wider school community. The School Council encourages healthy debate amongst students, as well as demonstrating the importance of democracy.

Columbia

Head of House

Miss McVeigh


Subject

Textiles, Art and Food


Why I work at Oakgrove School

Having lived in Milton Keynes most of my life I remember watching Oakgrove being built and always thought what a fantastic looking school. Once I had completed my Teacher training, it was really important for me to work in a school that encourages the creative subjects. Here at Oakgrove we have a wide variety of creative subjects. I enjoy coming to work knowing that I will be teaching a subject that I love, with students who will become more creative and innovative.

Location

DT Workroom


Hobbies

Interior Design, Shopping, Walking my Dog, Travelling


Interesting Fact

I won ‘Young Fashion Designer of the Year’ when I was 18


House Charity

Willen Hospice

Draco

Head of House

Miss Harrison


Location

D26 or the Humanities workroom


Subject

Humanities (History, Sociology, Geography)


Hobbies

Running and yoga


Aim

To spread awareness of the House system and raise lots of money for our House charities. It would also be fantastic to be the House Cup winners for the second year in a row. Go Draco!


House Charity

Young Minds

Noctua

Head of House

Miss E Kynaston


Location

I can be found in the PE office


Favourite things

Hockey and football (I support Liverpool FC).


Where I’m from

I am Welsh but have also lived in Leeds, Manchester and America.


Aim

I am an energetic person and look forward to helping Noctua be a successful house.


House Charity

Finnley’s Warriors

Pegasus

Head of House

Mr Lucas


Job Title

Teacher of Computing


Why I work at Oakgrove School

I enjoy helping students to gain new knowledge and become confident users of computers. I enjoy seeing the ‘Eureka’ moment when students figure out a solution to a problem they are facing.


Hobbies

I enjoy playing and watching football. I practice Tai Chi. I enjoy reading a wide range of books from different authors.


Interesting fact

I lived in London until August 2016 and I was an IT Infrastructure Project Manager before I became a teacher.


House Charity

Harry’s Rainbow

Phoenix

Name

Miss Pritchard


Bases Rooms

DT Workroom


Job Title

Teacher of Design Technology

Why I work at Oakgrove School: Born and lived in Milton Keynes all most of my life, so local to the area. I really enjoy working at Oakgrove School, I like teaching students about new and innovative technology. I have taught Graphics, Textiles, Food and Photography whilst at Oakgrove, all creative and imaginative subjects.


Hobbies

Shopping, Going to the coast, creating art work


Interesting fact

I used to play a violin when I was a child


House Charity

The Henry Allen Trust