Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

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We want to invite you to join us on our journey

 

The vision for Oasis Community Learning has always been to create :

"Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community "

in every community that we have the privilege to serve.

With this vision at the forefront of everything we do, we are, (with the full support of the Department for Education), continuing to grow in the numbers of academies joining the Oasis family and with 51 open academies, we are now one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in England.

We operate in five main regions of England: the North, the Midlands, the South Coast, the South West and London and the South East, providing primary, secondary, all-through education and special education

Join us in our ethos...

In an organisation that has community at its heart and is driven by ethos and values to ensure that every child achieves their potential, we are committed to a model of inclusion, equality, healthy relationships, hope and perseverance throughout all the aspects of the life and culture of each academy.

Join us in our family...

Becoming part of OCL means joining a genuinely supportive family of academies with many benefits including:

  • Regional Improvement Networks sharing best practice and moderation
  • School-to-school support
  • National Monitoring and Standards Team providing challenge and support
  • Career progression - within schools and across the group
  • Flexibility to deploy staff
  • Local and National Strategic governance
  • Regional and National conference programmes celebrating and sharing learning, pedagogy and best practice
  • Online, up to date, National Policy Framework
  • Benefits from our local Teaching Schools
  • Shared solutions to mitigate risk and enhance sustainability
  • Specialist National Services provide support, enabling academies to focus on teaching and learning
  • Economies of scale through our regional and clustered academy model

 

At OasisAcademy MediCityUK, we have managed to acheive the rapid improvement from inadequate to good in large part due to the extremely effective support we receive from our Oasis family
(Fiona O Sullivan, Principal of Oasis Academy MediacityUK)

 

Closing the Gap

The percentage of inspected academies attaining ‘Good’ or better rose from 30% to 81% since 2014. We are securing better education across the group and closing the gap for our disadvantaged students. In fact a number of our academies have already done this!

Join us in getting it right ...

The sustainability of OCL is down in part to a number of intentional strategic decisions to ensure that all students staff and schools are able to be served, supported and challenged as part of our family. To do this we undertake a process of due diligence for any school wanting to join the trust. This process aims to establish a mutually beneficial 'fit' for anyone joining the Oasis family and supports a shared sustainable future.

 

If you want to find out more, or to speak to someone about becoming an Oasis academy, please get in touch with our team at

joinus@oasisuk.org

or contact one of our Regional Directors

Kirstie Fulthorpe

Kirstie Fulthorpe

London & the South East
Rachel Jones

Rachel Jones

North (Secondary)
Paul Tarry

Paul Tarry

Midlands
Helen Arya

Helen Arya

North West Primaries
Julia Dauban

Julia Dauban

Interim South West Primaries
Lynne Goodhand

Lynne Goodhand

North East Primaries
Phil Humphreys

Phil Humphreys

South Coast & Interim South West (Secondaries)

We would be particularly interested in hearing from you if....

  • You are within 45 minutes travelling time of an existing Oasis Academy ( See where our Academies are near you )
  • Your level of disadvantage is at or above national average
  • You are a designated teaching school
  • You are a 2FE or larger Primary
  • You are a 6FE or larger, Good or Outstanding Secondary
  • You have sustainable pupil numbers and demographics ( above 70% of PAN on role)
  • You have a sustainable and balanced budget
  • You have a sustainable plan for any major liabilities

We chose to join Oasis Community Learning as a Converter School because because it holds the same values we do. The passion to provide exceptional education at the heart of the community, the commitment to being fully inclusive, giving all children every chance to achieve success both academically and socially.

Clare Wingrave, Principal Oasis Academy Byron.