Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Oasis Academy Ryelands aims high as they achieve another accreditation award

Oasis Academy Ryelands aims high as they achieve another accreditation award

An award winning London primary school situated in the heart of Croydon and dedicated to providing exceptional education at the heart of the community, has won another national accreditation for promoting excellence in bullying intervention.

Oasis Academy Ryelands, an Ofsted graded ‘Good’ academy has achieved the BIG Award (Bullying Intervention Group), endorsed by Kidscape.

The BIG Award is given for excellence in bullying intervention. It is offered to schools, services, groups or Local Authorities. To achieve this accreditation, establishments must be able to demonstrate that they are working to an externally agreed standard, have consistent and embedded good practice, fully include all children and young people, and tailor bullying intervention work to suit their needs.

Glenn Lillo, Principal at Oasis Academy Ryelands, commented on the award saying; “We are absolutely thrilled to receive the BIG Award which is endorsed by Kidscape. Oasis Academy Ryelands is an all-inclusive school dedicated to ensuring all children achieve their very best. This award is a testament to the hard work, commitment, and passion of all the staff at the academy.”

This award shows that your school or service takes bullying seriously enough to work towards accepted good practice. As part of duties under the Equality Act the organisation should be monitoring discrimination and working proactively to prevent it. The wellbeing of staff and pupils is strongly affected by the bullying intervention work and the organisations inclusion approach. The Bullying Intervention Group are constantly inspired by the wonderful work of their award achievers.

Val McFarlane, Director at Bullying Intervention Group, commented saying; “Oasis Academy Ryelands have achieved the BIG Award for Excellence in Challenging Bullying, which is a national award delivered by Bullying Intervention Group. Oasis Ryelands have a wide range of anti-bullying strategies in place to prevent bullying and also to address friendship issues before they become more serious.”

“Their strategies include: a peer support scheme, a robust anti-bullying policy, a bullying intervention focus group, staff training and awareness raising. I am delighted to award Oasis Ryelands for their consistent approach to anti-bullying work, a whole school approach is by far the best way to reduce bullying so that their pupils can learn and socialise in a safe and happy environment.”

Daniel Marsh