Staff, pupils, parents and the local community join leaders from Oasis Community Learning and Oldham City Council for an information session providing details about becoming part of the Oasis family.
Clarksfield Primary School is all set to become part of the Oasis Community Learning multi-academy trust family as Oasis Academy Clarksfield, taking the number of schools in the Greater Manchester region to nine.
Key delegates attended the session, including Cllr. Paul Dean and Cllr. Vita Price Local Councillors for Waterhead, Cllr. Paul Jean Jacques, Cabinet Member – Education & Culture, and Tony Shepard Head of Schools and Learning at Oldham Local Authority.
A current Clarksfield Primary pupil, aged 9, spoke of their excitement about the changes at their school; “I am looking forward to seeing the changes that will take place in our class, and our new uniform and logo."
During the day there were a number of activities that took place for pupils, parents, and staff. Pupils had written their own song called ‘My Family’ that they performed with other primary Oasis Academies in the region, Oasis Academy Aspinal, Broadoak, Harpur Mount, Limeside, and Temple.
Oasis Community Learning’s CEO, John Murphy, Regional Director, Helen Ayra, and Executive Principal, Angela Sweeting presented to academy parents and the local community, explaining the national vision for Oasis and what it means to be part of the Oasis family. Angela highlighted that Oasis academies exist to serve the communities in which they are located, providing the pupils with bespoke support to support them to make great progress.
A staff member who attended the event, commented saying; “I am looking forward to joining the Oasis family as working with other academies I feel I can enhance my personal practice, whilst improving outcomes for pupils at Clarksfield.”
Oasis Academy Clarksfield will be part of Oldham Oasis Hub and will be able to engage in developing wider hub activities which will include; volunteering, health programmes and activities for young people.
Oasis Academy Clarksfield will be one the main the feeder schools to Oasis Academy Leesbrook, which opened its doors as a brand new secondary academy in September 2018 on Middleton Road.
CEO of Oasis Community Learning, John Murphy, says; “this is an exciting time for both Oasis Community Learning and Oasis Academy Clarksfield as this marks the next step for Clarksfield Primary to become part of the Oasis family. We are honoured to be responsible for this school and these children’s education, and I’m looking forward to seeing all the benefits that come from being part of our family come to fruition.”
“Together we go further, supporting one another to give every child the opportunities that they deserve to reach their full potential.”
In Oldham, Oasis Community Learning have one primary school, Oasis Academy Limeside which is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, the Academy’s pupils secured the best results in the town when 94% reached the expected standard in reading, writing and maths.
Cabinet Member for Culture and Education, Cllr Paul Jean Jacques, said; “I have faith in the partnership. The school has come on leaps and bounds. Every community needs a great school and this is the rebirth of a great school.”