The Oasis Curriculum
There are three core OCL strategies that are supporting us achieve our vision of exceptional education at the heart of the community. Firstly, Behaviour and ensuring a harmonious climate for learning in all our academies. Secondly, Curriculum and finally our Pedagogy strategy ensuring all teaching are as good as the best. A belief that all teachers can continually grow and develop is central to this strategy area, as well as improving the work-life balance and well-being of our teachers.
In line with Oasis’ Education Charter, the curriculum is the heart of our academies' educational provision. Through this - and our commitment to an exceptional climate for learning and great pedagogy - we make focused learning the foundation of every lesson. We have designed our curriculum to meet the needs of all, striving for personal as well as academic and vocational excellence. Through our curriculum we will achieve outcomes that drive social mobility and give everyone freedom of choice throughout their lives
The Oasis ethos and 9 Habits are a foundation stone to the design and delivery of our curriculum. We know that the development of character doesn’t happen by chance but by purpose and intention: it is therefore an explicit part of our curriculum. We therefore work hard at preparing our students to be the best version of themselves not just for today but for their futures too. We provide our students with information on careers and the world of work encouraging them to be aspirational and ambitious so that they can secure their dream job and enjoy fulfilling careers.
Our curriculum has been designed to ensure our young people thrive, achieve and flourish. It enables them to understand what it is to be human and equips them for life so that they become kind and model citizens. Our curriculum not only develops our young people academically but socially, emotionally, culturally, physically and spiritually.
Whilst our knowledge-rich curriculum is designed to ensure the very best academic outcomes for our young people using the latest research in how the brain and memory works, it is about so much more than simply securing great results. It is about our academy’s determination to achieve excellence with equity and integrity: where we bring advantage to the disadvantaged, where barriers to learning are successfully overcome and there are no limits to the achievement and ambition of our most able.
Our knowledge-rich curriculum and our commitment to the Oasis ethos and Nine Habits is supported by our Trust’s policies on Learning and Behaviour for Learning and the work of our National Lead Practitioners and Leads for Learning Innovation.
What do our teachers receive?
As part of Oasis our teaching staff receive full access to the Oasis curriculum resource. This includes mapped out lesson plans, hand-outs, assessment resources, modeled lessons to watch and support with confidence of delivery - all at the click of a button.
There is also a comprehensive CPD package throughout the year of specialist workshops, regional and national conferences. We aim to equip so that our teachers can succeed in not only in supporting our vision but their own career aspirations and learning goals.