When speaking to educationalists, it comes as no surprise that their focus is, wait for it, education. Marketing isn’t always on their minds. Surely good teaching and strong results are enough to get parents through the doors? Not anymore. Prospective families have a checklist of requirements for their school of choice, wanting the very best for their children. So how do you stand out in the education marketplace? We are sharing with you our top tips to be on top of when it comes to marketing your school.
81% of our Academies have achieved 'Good' or 'Outstanding
Oasis Academies improve at a faster rate than the national average. We are transforming lives and learning
Over 90% of our parents say their child is happy, well taught and making good progress
Our vision is to deliver Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community. We understand the complex responsibilities that education has, and the impact on an Academy’s entire community. To achieve our vision we aim to develop a sense of character, competence and community within each individual.
Our ethos is centred around a model of inclusion, equality, healthy relationships, hope and perseverance. It is a statement of who we are and therefore the lens through which we assess all that we do. Our ethos permeates every aspect of our work and each Academy community.
We are one Multi-Academy Trust, one family of 49 Academies spread across four distinct regions of the country– continually supporting every individual, and sharing best practice to drive continual improvement across the trust.
We are committed to raising the standard of education for every single young person we serve whilst closing the gap for disadvantaged students. 50% of the students we serve come from disadvantaged backgrounds, but we believe there should be no barriers to exceptional education.
We passionately embrace learning and are committed to every child and young person within our care. We are determined they reach their full potential, and get the best start developing holistically across every area of their lives. Our Academies are part of local neighbourhoods and we hold an expansive vision of the role that education should play in strong, vibrant and proud communities.
Be part of our journey to exceptional
In 2014 30% of our inspected Academies were judged to be ‘Good’ or better by Ofsted, we are now pleased to say that our sustained improvement rate has risen to 81%. With 81% of secondaries and all-throughs inspected rated ‘Good’ or better, we are above national average. We need people with an unwavering belief in our vision to join us on our journey to exceptional.
Continual professional development
Working so strongly within small regions means additional professional development. Staff benefit from annual regional conferences and precise school to school support throughout the year to share best practice. This not only ensures our staff are the very best of the best, but also so our children receive the very best entitlement, regardless of which Oasis classroom they are in.
Become an Oasis Academy
We hope we can inspire you to find out more about what it means to become an Oasis Academy. Take a look at some key information if you are considering your school becoming part of our Oasis Family.
Train to teach
Great teachers transform learning, lives and impact entire communities. We are committed to nurturing and developing the very best teachers to work within our Academies. Why not start your teaching career by training to teach with Oasis Community Learning?
Opportunities beyond your role
The Oasis family is a global one. We work in 37 communities in the UK, as well as a range of communities in 10 other countries around the world. There are opportunities to volunteer in community projects such as debt advice, youth projects, libraries, cafes, churches, farms and enterprise projects as well as to travel and see the work of Oasis in other countries.
Improving the dining experience for students has been found to not only increase the uptake of school meals, but also to improve wellbeing and learning throughout the day. Many of our academies encourage an inclusive and equal dining experience at lunchtimes.
Have you considered family dining?
With exam season on the horizon we wanted to catch up with our National Lead Practitioners, experts in their subject fields, to find out what they believe the best revision tips and tricks. We want each and every one of our young people to walk into the examination room feeling confident that they have done everything they needed to be prepared. Here are our top tips for revision.
Charity begins at school for two young pupils at a Birmingham primary school after they organise a charity fundraiser for the local homeless.
A primary school in Garretts Green received encouragement and praise today following a visit from school inspectors Ofsted last month.
The home of the British Prime Minister regularly welcomes VIPs from around the world including royalty, presidents and celebrities. This week there were some very special guests as Theresa May invited a number of the country’s best teachers to a reception to ‘celebrate the outstanding work of teachers’.