The old African proverb ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ recognises the need for community involvement in the development of its young people. One might say a ‘family’ of people. At Oasis, we believe wholly that young people not only need, but deserve to have, a wide network, a family of peers, parents and role models, in order to thrive and flourish.
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
Thinking about joining us? 79% of our Academies are sponsored
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.
This week is an exciting week for book lovers as we celebrate World Book Day. On March 1st young people will be coming together to celebrate reading through discussing books, sharing their favourite stories and coming to school dressed as their favourite characters. In honour of this day, we have been asking our National Office staff what books they loved as children and what was it that made them so special.
At Oasis Community Learning we understand the importance of educating our young people holistically. We want our students, and our staff for that matter, to become the best version of themselves. Therefore, we incorporate the Oasis 9 Habits into school and work life. But how do we make these habits stick? We explore the neuroscience behind building habits and how our young people can keep the soft skills we know will benefit them for a lifetime.
In their first inspection of Oasis Academy Brislington, Ofsted have praised the school for the care it has for its students, for the high expectations they have for each child, and for the improving academic progress.
Mr Thomas Raymond, an experienced school leader with a track record of driving up standards for all students, has been appointed as Oasis Academy Arena’s new principal.
Today was a special day for Oasis Community Learning, as we kicked off the start of the NPQH qualification 2018.