It's the people in the community that make Kingswood Oxford what it is. From the well-seasoned to those newer to the vocation, our teachers share a common goal of creating a collaborative and inspiring environment for our students to reach their full potential. Kingswood Oxford students have a tremendous work ethic and that coupled with teachers who are passionate about their subjects produces an incredible dynamic in the classroom.
As a community with a growth mindset, KO continually asks faculty to refine their teaching and adopt best practices in the classroom. Teachers self-select Collaborative Learning Groups (CLG) to join. These groups meet three or four times during the fall and winter to collaboratively lesson plan and analyze student work with the goal of creating an equitable classroom culture where student ownership is the norm. The five focus areas include a book club related to a summer reading, project-based learning (PLB) and authentic application, how to give feedback to develop independent learners, student-led class discussions to aid in student agency and choice, and collaborative learning.
Teachers constantly engage with this question in their work: "How do I learn deeply together?"
This is a vibrant school to work, learn and grow.