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Pastoral and Campus Staff

Pastoral and Campus Staff

At Oxford Royale Academy we pride ourselves on the exceptional levels of pastoral care and the campus experience we provide to our students.

Student Welfare

The safety and security of students is ORA’s top priority. All of the campuses at which our courses run are safe, secure environments, which are perfect for our students. Each campus is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a team of Porters. In addition, Oxford Royale Academy’s comprehensively trained team of campus staff are always on hand.

Campus Staff

Each of our campuses has a variety of different staff members whose responsibility it is to ensure that our students are properly looked after during their free time and weekends. All our pastoral staff members receive extensive training to ensure that they are properly equipped to deal with any problems our students might encounter during their time with ORA. Students joining us for a summer course will encounter the following members of staff on their campus:

Programme Director

Each ORA campus has a Programme Director (PD), who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the summer school at their College. PDs are residential for the duration of the programme, so they are always close by should they be needed. PDs typically have years of experience in education and the management of schools, colleges and student welfare. Some of our larger centres will also have a Deputy Programme Director.

Deputy Programme Director

The Deputy Programme Director (DPD) will work closely with and deputise for the Programme Director at one of our prestigious college sites. The DPD will help the PD manage a site team and a campus to ensure that the high expectations of academic delivery, safety, welfare, organisation and general student enjoyment are met.


The Administrators are essential members of the team who ensure that the academic operations run to a high standard throughout the summer programme. They help coordinate morning and afternoon lessons for the students across a number of sites.

Junior Dean

The Junior Deans (JDs) assist the Programme Director with the management of the summer school at their campus. They will also be responsible for leading excursions and activities. JDs are typically returning for their third summer with Oxford Royale, or have extensive experience in summer schools or camps elsewhere.


Each ORA campus has a team of Counsellors who will be a student’s first point of contact in most cases. All Counsellors are friendly, approachable and are thoroughly trained by Oxford Royale in the management of events for young people. Many of our Counsellors are current or former members of top universities in the UK; they are always happy to discuss careers or admissions with our students.

Welfare Officers

Our dedicated Welfare Officers are available to students throughout their stay with ORA. They are committed to fostering student health to ensure educational success. They manage this through long-established links with local health care professionals and General Practitioners (GPs), as well as through access to world-leading hospitals.

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