We have an unwavering belief in inclusion. Every student should have the opportunity to realise and reach their potential, regardless of their background.
Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey
Principal, Tina Lee
Head Office, East Campus: Minster Road, Minster-on-Sea, Kent, ME12 3JQ
West Campus: Marine Parade, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 2BE
Tel: 01795 873591
Email: [email protected]
Age 11 to 16 years
Age 16 to 18 years
I am delighted to introduce myself as the Principal of Oasis Academy, Isle of Sheppey. Our Academy is based on the foundations of the Oasis Community Learning ethos whereby all our pupils are treated as unique individuals. We provide strong pastoral care so that everyone receives the personal support required to reach their potential in a safe and stimulating environment. You can discover more about Oasis and our vision to deliver exceptional education at the heart of our community by clicking onto the website.
I am supported by a dedicated team of leaders, teachers and support staff, and collectively we have high aspirations for all our pupils. Our leaders' work is focused on ensuring teaching is delivered to a high standard on a daily basis. My colleagues on the Academy Leadership Team can be found under the Who's Who section of our website with details of the areas of their responsibility and contact details should you wish to discuss any areas of your child(ren)'s education.
As a rapidly improving school, we recognise the continuous work necessary to increase pupils' academic progress and attendance, as we strive to meet and exceed national standards. Thus, our expectations around pupils' conduct and work ethics are high. Our school community is based on the 3Ps which we call The Isle of Sheppey Way, which are:
The Isle of Sheppey Way are the three aspects of Behaviour for Learning that we not only expect from students, but actively teach, develop and model as members of staff. It is through this structured environment that our students make good progress in their learning.
Central to our work is the belief that, alongside rapid academic progress, an outstanding education provides young people with a range of platforms to develop their skills and talents. Whether it be playing sport as part of our wide range of extra-curricular clubs, taking part in one of our vibrant school performances, or contributing to the wider community through one of our extensive outreach projects, your child will find many opportunities to enrich his or her education.
We fully encourage the support of our parents and carers in their child's education and host regular workshops and events to support our families with their child's learning. We appreciate your support to ensure homework is completed and your child attends every day. We are here to help if you would like support.
Your feedback is important to us and we encourage you to complete the Ofsted Parent View questionnaire to help us continue improving and to strive for Outstanding.
Oasis Academy, Isle of Sheppey, is on an exciting journey and we look forward to working with you to ensure your children achieve the success they deserve.
We expect exceptional conduct, behaviour and care for everyone so that each young person can be happy, can work hard in all lessons and take part in a wide range of experiences throughout these important years for development.
We support and inspire our young people as they grow, flourish and develop into successful and ambitious students who are ready to lead independent, successful and prosperous lives.
Welcome to London and the South East (LSE). We are the largest region in Oasis with 14 academies, serving diverse and dynamic communities. Our academies provide education to 9546 students in early years, primary, secondary and sixth form.
We are very proud of our students’ achievements. During 2017-18, for the third consecutive year, academy improvements resulted in stronger outcomes across the region, at every phase. In particular, our youngest children in early years made a very promising start to Key Stage 1. Their achievement was well above the national average. At the same time, a high number of our sixth formers successfully gained places in further education, training or employment.
We are unquestionably stronger when we work together. Our regional development is underpinned by collective drive, ambition and high expectations. As a region our:
- Students are provided with opportunities to collaborate and succeed, beyond their immediate community. This year all LSE academies are participating in The Shakespeare Schools’ Festival (the world’s largest youth drama festival) and the LSE Regional Music Showcase.
- Leaders, teachers and support staff are part of the LSE professional learning community. This provides ongoing training and development through our regional improvement networks and support forums.
- Communities continue to be well supported by our Hubs and the work of Oasis Community Partnerships.
- Conference is always an annual highlight. This year we are focusing on Learning to Learn. We are delighted to be working Dr Daniel Muijs and Dr Christian Bokhove, both leading experts in this field, who will join us this year to share their knowledge and practical approaches.
In LSE we thrive on feedback, welcome new ideas and visitors to our academies. So do be in touch with [email protected] if you would like to make contact.
We offer opportunities for extended learning beyond the core Academy day. Our extended provision through our Hub team is at the centre of our community work. The team deliver a wide range of services which engage public, voluntary and business sectors in the establishment of a centre of education and lifelong learning. We aspire for the Academy to be at the heart of our local community, recognised by others for our clear understanding and support of local issues and awareness of community needs.
At Oasis we recognise that people are not two-dimensional beings; we are each a whole person with a broad range of aspirations and needs and these needs are interconnected. To truly help someone with their educational needs, it is vital to also be aware of their emotional needs, spiritual needs and economic needs.
As such, we believe in communities that are holistic, interconnected and totally inclusive. We call our model for these communities ‘Hub.’
Our goal, which we are actively working towards, is for the wider community to be able to access a range of services, adult learning opportunities, healthy living advice and activities, sports facilities and various out-of-hours youth activities. We now also facilitate and chair the Sheppey Community Development Forum, made up of business and community leaders, with the task of focussing on the future opportunities for the whole island.