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Safety and Support

The welfare of our students is our number one priority and our dedicated team of staff are available 24 hours a day to assist with any needs that a student might have during their stay with us.

When your child arrives at SBC Oxford Summer School, they will be welcomed into a safe and secure environment. The balance of support, supervision and mentoring from our staff ensures that students can make the most of their experience. We offer our highest level of supervision at SBC Oxford, with 1 member of staff to every 6 students. All staff members are friendly and helpful professionals, who ensure our students feel supported and cared for whilst away from home.

Student Support Managers

Your Student Support Manager is your main point of contact at Head Office and works closely with the team at the school to ensure you have the very best experience at SBC Oxford Summer School. Our Student Support Managers have a wealth of experience in customer service and strive to provide expert care and support to all our parents and students.

The SBC Oxford Summer School Management team

Summer School Management Team

Our Management team take responsibility for every aspect of student welfare, along with the daily running of the school. The Summer School Director oversees the school, while the Director of Studies oversees the Academic Programme. Both supported by the Welfare Coordinator and Student Director to ensure that the students are fully engaged in summer school life and are happy and well during their stay. The Social Programme Coordinator leads the team of Activity Leaders to provide a dynamic and engaging Activity Programme. Together, all our Managers see that every aspect of the school runs smoothly and safely.

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House Parents

House Parents are key members of the summer school staff team whose main duty is overseeing the welfare of all children staying with us. The House Parents are always available in the boarding houses and help during break and meal times. They offer our students a friendly face with whom they can discuss any specific welfare issues.

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A teacher and students take part in a group discussion during lessons


Our English courses are all taught by professionally qualified teachers, with three 60-minute lessons taking place on 5 mornings each week. Our teachers will also run two of the English Plus+ courses during the afternoons: Intensive English speaking and Intensive English Writing. They also assist in ensuring the general welfare of students, as well as helping deliver activities and excursions.

Three SBC Oxford summer school students sit on a bench with an activity leader

Activity Leaders

Our Activity Leaders are responsible for planning and implementing the Activity Programme and Excursion Programme. They coordinate a wide range of onsite activities for the whole school as well as organising weekly excursions. Activity leaders will ensure the students enjoy a fun and varied programme whilst practising their English.

Three SBC Oxford summer school students sit on a bench with an activity leader


Summer Boarding Courses is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We have a comprehensive Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and procedures in place which all employees, volunteers and contractors are expected to adhere to.

We pride ourselves on offering the best possible support to students, confirmed by an official Area of Strength in The Care of Under 18s, and Care of Students by the British Council accreditation scheme.

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