'Quality teaching and learning' as Oasis Academy Silvertown receives two IQM status awards
‘It’s the people who make the difference’ – Staff, students and parents at Oasis Academy Silvertown situated down Rymill Street in the heart of East London are celebrating after receiving an exceptionally positive report who have been deeply praised and now not only hold the Inclusive School Award Status but one month later has also been given the title of Centre of Excellence Status, which only 200 schools in the UK have achieved.
Hihglights from within the report include:
- “Everybody I met wanted to share their experiences and share their passion for this unique school.”
- “They benefit from being part of the Oasis Academy Trust and the values and principles of inclusion of both are closely aligned.”
- “Quality teaching and learning is the key to inclusion and in this school the focus is on constantly improving this area so that all students benefit.”
- “Diversity in all its forms is celebrated and this means that students are confident in who they are. Behaviour is very good, and students have good attitudes to learning.”
- “Parents are incredibly happy with the school and said they made the right choice for their children.”
The Inclusion Quality Mark Inclusive School Award recognises the ongoing commitment by schools to provide the very best education for all children irrespective of differences.
The Centre of Excellence Status recognises those IQM Inclusive Schools which continue to demonstrate a commitment to outstanding levels of inclusive best practice. Centre of Excellence status provides an opportunity to build on current capacity with ongoing support from the IQM team.
Emily Boxer, Acting Principal at Oasis Academy Silvertown, commented on the award saying; “We are absolutely thrilled to receive both the award and status from IQM, which is a testament to the hard work, commitment, and passion of all the staff at the academy and local community.”
“At Oasis Academy Silvertown, we are committed to ensuring all pupils, no matter their background, have access to the opportunities and skills needed to fulfil and maximise their potential.”
During the academy’s assessment, the assessor completed a tour of the school, held meetings with students from across multiple year groups, staff, senior leaders, and community representatives.
Within the report it reads the Oasis Trust “One Plan” has inclusion and inclusive practices as its foundation, and feeds into detailed action plans for postholders and heads of department. For example, a key focus for the Academy this year is to ensure every child is a fluent reader, underpinned by analysis of reading ages in each year cohort.
Joe McCann, Director of Inclusion Quality Mark (UK), commented on the academy’s success, saying in the report; “I am of the opinion that the school fully meets the standard required by the Inclusion Quality Mark's Inclusive School Award. There are only minor areas requiring development and the school is aware of these. I recommend that the school be awarded IQM's Inclusive School Award and be reassessed in 3 years’ time.”