Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Values and ethos

The overall vision for every part of the Oasis trust is for community. A place where everyone is included, making a contribution and reaching their God-given potential. As well as delivering first-class, innovative education, we seek to build a ‘Hub’ in each of the areas where we work; creating safe and inspiring local neighbourhoods that provide integrated and diverse services to benefit the whole person and whole community.

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

We understand the complex responsibilities of education, through a lens of character, competence and community. These principles, along with the Oasis 9 Habits and ethos, are intentionally developed and embedded throughout all of our academies day-to-day. 

We have a commitment to inclusion, social integration and closing the disadvantage gap; we want to give advantage to the disadvantaged. Through a fostering of character and relationships, our students and teachers can form meaningful relationships built on a shared determination to learn and develop together as one community; one family. 

Together, Oasis staff aspire to:

  • Create safe, stimulating learning environments
  • Increase progress and attainment above national averages
  • Provide high quality teaching which secures good and accelerated progress for all students

Our ethos

Everything within Oasis Community Learning is framed by our ethos. 

Our ethos is rooted in what we believe and who we are. Grounded in our story, it is an expression of our character; a set of values that inform and provide the lens on everything we do.  

  • A passion to include 
  • A desire to treat people equally respecting differences 
  • A commitment to healthy, open relationships 
  • A deep sense of hope that things can change and be transformed 
  • A sense of perseverance to keep going for the long haul 

It is these ethos values that we want to be known for and to live by. We are committed to a model of inclusion, equality, healthy relationships, hope, and perseverance throughout all the aspects of the life and culture of every Oasis Hub and academy community. 

We encourage every member of our family, be that staff or student, to align themselves to these ethos values. The values themselves are Christ-centred, but we make it clear that we will not impose on anyone, the beliefs that underpin our ethos values. We recognise and celebrate the richness that spiritual and cultural diversity brings to our community, respecting the beliefs and practices of other faiths in the hope that we will provide a welcoming environment for all. 

The Oasis 9 Habits 

The Oasis Ethos is aspirational, inspirational and something that we have to constantly work at. It is important to remember that every organisation is made up of its people, and people don’t always get things right. This means that there can sometimes be a dissonance between what we say we are, as stated in our ethos values, and what we actually do and experience. 

Recognising this is helpful because it reminds us that we each have things to work on; we have space to grow, develop and change to become the best version of ourselves.  

To help us in this process of personal growth and development we have the Oasis 9 Habits. It is our bespoke and unique approach to character development. We know that by living the way of the Habits, the Oasis Ethos will become second nature to us.  

We also believe that this process of continually developing our character and being transformed to become the best version of ourselves is really important for every student and staff member alike. Therefore, we actively promote and practice the Oasis 9 Habits which are an invitation to a way of life characterised by being compassionate, patient, humble, joyful, honest, hopeful, considerate, forgiving and self-controlled.  



We believe that by becoming people who live this way, by becoming the best version of ourselves, whether we are a staff member or students, we are transformed, and we are also able to play our part in bringing transformation locally, nationally and globally.  

And this is who we are.