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Our Vision and Values

The UHS Way

A Vision for Uxbridge High School

PROUD to make success happen, Uxbridge High School is a happy and ambitious school that enriches individuals academically, socially and emotionally. ‘The UHS Way" – we develop the whole student in a safe, inclusive and supportive environment. We nurture students’ ambitions ensuring all are PROUD of their success. The UHS Way is the foundation of everything we do, ensuring we:

  • Provide exceptional learning experiences;
  • Cultivate excellence in each student;
  • Have a safe, respectful and happy community;
  • Prepare students for future opportunities as global citizens;
  • Have a sustainable school.

Uxbridge High School students embody the PROUD values: Positive learners, Respectful individuals, Open-minded thinkers, Unique talents and Determined achievers

The UHS Student

Uxbridge High School students are PROUD to be:

  • Positive to learn new knowledge and thrive on developing their skills;
  • Respectful and kind to all members of our school community and its environment;
  • Open-minded and happy about all new opportunities;
  • Unique in their demonstration of skills and talents;
  • Determined to achieve their best in all areas of the curriculum.

UHS fosters a culture of growth and excellence from Year 7 to Year 13, cultivating ambitious, well-rounded individuals through a supportive, inclusive environment that values relationships, celebrates achievements and prepares students for future success.

The UHS Culture

We nurture students' ambitions from Year 7 to Year 13 in a safe, inclusive and supportive environment.  We do this by:

  • Developing the whole student;
  • Cultivating excellence;
  • Building strong relationships;
  • Using praise to celebrate exceptional effort and achievement;
  • Teaching routines to develop self-regulating students;
  • Modelling calm and unshockable reactions built on consistency;
  • Ensuring a learning environment, which challenges students and raises aspirations;
  • Preparing students for future opportunities.

UHS classrooms thrive on interactive and adaptive teaching, focused skill-building and effective assessment, shaping students for future learning and career success.

The UHS Classroom

  • All lessons start with 'meet, greet and seat', followed by a 'Do Now' activity.  We 'end and send';
  • Adaptive teaching and intervention from the teacher meets the needs of individuals;
  • We teach communication, literacy and numeracy at every opportunity;
  • Questioning is used to assess knowledge and deepen thinking;
  • Retrieval practice is used to recall knowledge in line with curriculum sequencing;
  • Interleaving is used to make connections and enable problem-solving, evaluation and analysis;
  • Lessons include opportunities for both guided and independent practice.  Guided practice includes teacher to student and student to student activities;
  • Timely assessment and feedback methods are used to motivate and encourage progress;
  • Assessment data and software is used to accurately track progress and forecast grades;
  • We explicitly teach skills for future learning and employment.