In this blog piece written by Ben Payne, Oasis Foundation, we look at the gap in BAME leaders within education,and what we can do to Break the Cycle.
81% of our academies have achieved 'Good' or 'Outstanding'
We improve at a faster rate than the national average, transforming lives and learning
Over 90% of our parents say their child is happy, well taught and making good progress
Welcome Oasis Academy Clarksfield to our family!
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 the character and competence of every individual and their commitment to their community.
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 52 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. Approximately 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 39 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.
We caught up with Oasis Academy Immingham alumni, Stephen Naulls, about life after school and his Inspire to Aspire programme - dedicated to closing the aspiration gap.
You spend a lot of time taking care of your students, but you don’t have time to spend taking care of yourself. Sound familiar? With the new year, we want to encourage our family and teachers across the country to prioritise health – even if you have very little time! By introducing, or reinforcing, a few routine practices and a little planning ahead can help you give your body the food it needs, so you can fuel yourself through the school year.
For parents, staff and pupils at Oasis Academy Hobmoor situated in Yardley, Birmingham, it’s time to celebrate as they receive an overwhelmingly positive Ofsted report.
It’s a time to celebrate at Oasis Academy Skinner Street in Medway as an enthusiastic team of young Eco warriors win the Best Clean Air School Award 2019.
A ‘caring’ woman who provides a ‘homely, safe and encouraging place for children’ at a Worcester academy has been nominated for the Unsung Hero Award in the Worcestershire Education Awards.