Making life changes for students with learning differences.
We provide remediation for students who are experiencing difficulties and have been diagnosed with dyslexia and/or attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD).
A unique programme that fosters self esteem
Oak Hill offers a unique half-day remediation programme to students with specific learning differences – dyslexia and/or attention deficit disorder, who are not achieving their potential in the mainstream classroom.
Teaching is in English and the programme provides students with three highly structured, multi-sensory lessons in reading, written language and mathematics.
Students typically attend Oak Hill for up to two years while continuing to attend their regular school for the remainder of their day, so that they can participate in the mainstream curriculum and attend extra-curricular activities with their peers.
Achievement, effort and resilience are celebrated within each component of the lesson and the programme empowers students to realise their potential by fostering self-esteem, concentration, social and academic skills.
Oak Hill Events
Open morning at Oak Hill
Come and visit Oak Hill. Our next "Open Morning" will be on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at 10:00 am.
GUEST SPEAKER SERIES:
Dr Jennie Guise, Practitioner Psychologist
Working memory – from identification to provision
• what is working memory?
• how do I know when it isn’t working?
• what practical methods can I use to support students?
The seminar will examine the key features of working memory (WM) and how teachers can identify WM difficulties, through tests, and also observation. The seminar will include practical activities to explore both auditory and visual aspects of WM, and some practical methods of providing support, across different subject areas, to students in Primary and Senior School.
This seminar is suitable for Primary and Secondary teachers & teaching assistants.
Thursday, 28th February 2019, 6-7pm. 50chf paid by invoice
Jennie Guise's book, endorsed by Oak Hill
"Anyone involved in supporting students with a specific learning difficulty to achieve their potential will find this book invaluable. Reid and Guise share their extensive knowledge of dyslexia in order to provide clear guidance for conducting and understanding dyslexia assessment and for developing appropriate intervention. A must read."
Head of School, Oak Hill
Interested in buying the book? You can do so here.
Executive functioning: How to boost your child’s/student’s metacognition. The benefits of self-knowledge, self-evaluation and learning from feedback.
This seminar will give practical tools to parents/teachers to help their children/students boost their metacognition and navigate their daily lives more effectively.
This seminar is suitable for parents/carers and teachers/teaching assistants supporting children of all ages.
Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 9,30-11am. 50chf paid by invoice.
GUEST SPEAKER SERIES: Christine Breede-Schechter, Speech-language pathologist
Other events of interest:
Workshops focusing on cognitive behaviour by Margaret Curran
Margaret is an English-speaking Cognitive Behavioural Therapist currently based in Nyon, Switzerland. She offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mediation and Training in the Geneva and Vaud Region. Please visit her website.
Vera Popovich has been co-director of Ergo-Leman SARL, a bilingual occupational therapy service for children, since 2015. For more information about their work, please visit her website.
Izumi Takase is as an independent Trainer and Facilitator and founded iPostiveLINC in October 2016, she often spends time at Oak Hill offering programmes relevant to the parent body, please visit her website.
Meet the team
Tricia has been a primary and middle school teacher for over 20 years. She has had multiple experiences leading special education/learning support in varying contexts in the UK, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and Australia. She qualified as a teacher in the UK (Surrey University) with a B.Ed (Hons) and a Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) with the Hornsby Institute. Since then, she has received a Masters in Special Education (2011) and a Masters in Autism Studies (2015) with Griffith University, Brisbane and has recently studied in the US, gaining her IMSLEC qualification through the Hill Centre, North Carolina (2016). She is also an IDA Certified Dyslexia Practitioner (2017). In 2018, Tricia completed her Masters in Educational Leadership with ACU, Australia.
B.Ed, M.Sp.Ed, M.Aut.Stds
Team Leader &
Home School Coordinator
Rachel studied in Scotland and qualified from the University of Glasgow with a B. Ed Hons. She has since continued her studies to receive a PGCE in Inclusive Education from the University of the West of Scotland and is now working towards achieving a Masters degree in this discipline. She has worked as an additional support for learning teachers across both the primary and secondary sector. Prior to joining Oak Hill, Rachel was involved in developing a programme of assessments with educational psychologists to support dyslexic and dyscalculic students in her local authority. She has a keen interest in both literacy and numeracy difficulties and is qualified in several interventions to support students in these areas. Rachel will begin her Hill Centre training in September at Oak Hill School and later in the year will complete her IMSLEC qualification in the U.S.
B.Ed, P.G.C.E. Incl.Ed.
Reading & Writing Teacher
B.Sc., M.Sc., P.G.C.E.
Jonathan lives in France with his wife, young daughter and baby son. He joined the Oak Hill team in 2016 having previously taught Middle and High School Maths and Science at an international school in Switzerland. He qualified as a teacher in the UK (King's College, London) and is educated to PhD level. Jonathan has worked with adults with moderate to severe learning differences in Paris for three years. More recently he has completed studies in Dyslexia, Co-occuring Differences and Dyscalculia.
Joanne Roberts is the school administrator at Oak Hill. Following her successful career at Procter & Gamble in Logistics and Administration, she spent some years at home raising her family, before returning to work at a pre-school and being a parent volunteer within school communities. She is a mum of two boys, one of whom is an Oak Hill Alumni.