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.

 

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Oak Hill is a centre of excellence for students, parents, and educators in the region. The programme we use to support students with learning differences and attention challenges is:

 

 

Research based - implementing best practise and ensuring that students have multiple opportunities to encounter, engage with and elaborate on new knowledge and skills

Differentiated - with structured lessons, individually tailored to the needs of each student, providing multiple opportunities for repeated exposure to material and enabling students to practise what they have learned

Multisensory – students are taught to utilise more than one sense to stimulate and develop brain pathways

Direct and explicit - targeting learning intentions, modelling new knowledge, and providing feedback loops to uncover and address misunderstandings

Mastery based – daily progress monitoring informs and directs teaching goals until skills are acquired

 

 

Our Admissions Office is available for any enquiries.  Enrolments are available, subject to a suitable application.

 

Please contact: education@oakhill.ch for any enquiries and/or admission for 2020/21.

 

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Interesting addresses

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.

 

Christine Breede-Schechter is a licensed speech pathologist offering a full range of speech therapy services as well as workshops empowering parents to be their personal best in helping their child/ren grow. Please visit her  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 Learning Center, North Carolina (2016). She is also an IDA Certified Dyslexia Practitioner (2017).  In 2018, Tricia completed her Masters in Educational Leadership with ACU, Australia.

 

PATRICIA SPENCER
B.Ed, M.Sp.Ed, M.Aut.Stds

 

Head Teacher &

Home School Coordinator

Louise has been a teacher for over ten years in Ireland, France and Switzerland.  After her degree, she achieved a P.G.D.E. from the National University of Ireland, Galway and is presently working towards her Masters in Language, Literacies and Dyslexia with the University of Birmingham.  Prior to Oak Hill, Louise worked with learners from three to nineteen years of age in Early Years, Primary and Secondary including 'A' Level standard.  During her career, she has taught English, Psychology, Statistics and Citizenship.  Working with younger learners solidified Louise's decision to become a specialist literacy teacher and to further her dyslexia training.  Recently, Louise completed HillRAP training with the Hill Learning Center.

LOUISE FOGARTY

B.Ed, P.G.D.E.

Reading & Writing Teacher

 

JONATHAN WILMSHURST

B.Sc., M.Sc., P.G.C.E.

Maths Teacher

Jonathan joined the Oak Hill team in 2016 having taught Middle and High School Maths and Science for a number of years in the international (Switzerland) and public systems (UK). He qualified as a teacher in the UK (King's College, London) and is also educated to PhD level. Jonathan has a broad understanding of learning differences and worked with adults with moderate to severe learning differences in Paris. More recently he studied Dyslexia, Co-occurring Differences and Dyscalculia with the British Dyslexia Association. In addition, he has completed Hill Learning Center methodology training in reading and writing. Jonathan has a particular interest in data analysis and how assessment results can be used to inform and adapt individual teaching programmes. He lives in France with his wife and young family.

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.

 

JOANNE ROBERTS

School Administrator

 

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