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Oasis Academy Leesbrook

Thank you for your interest in Oasis Academy Leesbrook. We are opening a new secondary Academy, initially in a warm and inviting building, built for educating young people on Middleton Road. The Academy's future and permanent home will be in a brand new building off Lees Road.*

Oasis Academy Leesbrook will be an inclusive, non-selective, co-education school serving the community within Oldham. It will be a school where all young people will be given the opportunity to be the best they can be, and will be provided with the support, care and guidance they require to allow them to successfully transition to further education, training or employment.

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Welcome from our Principal

Sarah Livesey

We warmly welcome you to our school community at the very start of this exciting journey where we will build an exceptional educational experience at the heart of the community of Oldham.

I am extremely proud to lead our exciting new school, Oasis Academy Leesbrook, which will be a unique school. We will cultivate the future leaders of Oldham, the UK and the world, developing students who are role models within our community and regularly make a positive contribution to our locality.

Our students will be hard working, determined and successful, taking pride in all they do and celebrating their many achievements. Their excellence will develop within the classroom and beyond, where they will be model citizens in their community and undertake a range of opportunities to enrich their lives. Oasis Academy Leesbrook will be a fully inclusive school where all students are welcome regardless of starting point, need or complexity. We will prepare our students to be leaders who the community look upon with pride and admiration as they develop and lead our school to excellence.

Kindest Regards,

Sarah Livesey

Principal

*Subject to design and planning permission.

Our Vision

Learn, Lead, Leesbrook

Oasis Academy Leesbrook will be a school where all young people will receive a personalised educational experience. Students’ academic skills, habits and personalities will be developed allowing them to successfully progress to work or further education, whilst making a positive contribution to our community. We will prepare our students to be future local, national and global leaders who the community will look upon with pride and admiration.

Uniform

We will work closely with our students just after the Easter break to design the school uniform, consisting of the school colours. This will be available from local suppliers.

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum, or planned activities to develop growth and learning as well as enriching beyond the classroom, includes a rich experience where students willstudy both national curriculum ‘traditional’ subjects along with a discreet curriculum that develops the attitudes and values that we expect from everybody within the Academy.

The curriculum is designed to meet the individual needs of our students and prepare them for their future education and careers. It provides both challenge and support and is fully inclusive to meet the needs of all the students. Our curriculum is designed to prepare students for jobs that aren’t even invented yet. Therefore it is progressive and will constantly adapt to ensure that students are best equipped for the future.
We have exceptionally high expectations of students and planning will be based on the prior attainment of students, along with their individual progress at various points throughout the year. Our curriculum will focus on engagement, challenge, support and a commitment to reflect the particular needs of our community at a local, national and global level.

There will be a strong focus on reading, writing and mathematics to ensure that students are able to access the curriculum fully. There will be support for students who have English as an additional language, along with a comprehensive programme of development and challenge for the most able readers, writers and mathematicians. We will also provide a strong transition programme for students to best prepare them academically, spiritually and socially for coming up to secondary school and becoming an Oasis Academy Leesbrook student. Our curriculum is founded on a belief that all students can achieve excellence. This will be embedded in every aspect of the planning and delivery and will form an important part of each students’ journey at Oasis Academy Leesbrook.

 

School Day

Our school day will begin at 8:15 and end at 3:00 or 2:30, depending on the day. The Academy will operate a family dining approach to lunches where students will sit together and eat together as a family – promoting conversation and interaction. The extended day and enrichment curriculum will cover aspects of life such as oracy skills, creating regular opportunities for public speaking in front of classes, assemblies and staff meetings. This will allow students to develop confidence and proficiency in this area.

Family Dining

 

Cultural Enrichment Programme

Oasis Academy Leesbrook are committed to ensuring that the highest quality academic curriculum is offered, underpinned by a strong pastoral programme. In addition, there will be a strong focus on building ‘cultural capital’ for every single student. This will embedded into lessons through a thematic link (each half term) along with a strong focus in assemblies and after school. Each student will complete a ‘passport’ of activities, including extra-curricular, for each element.

Focus Areas:

1.    Music

2.    Art

3.    Literature and Drama

4.    Sport

5.    STEM

6.    Politics

Each student will be placed in a house entitled with one of the key areas of enrichment noted above and will develop their leadership skills by leading and arranging activities, visits and trips associated with an aspect of their house area as part of the ‘House Half Term Leadership’ programme. Every single student at Oasis Academy Leesbrook will visit either Cambridge or Oxford University as part of their academic and cultural enrichment.

 

Newsletters

April Newsletter

Welcome to our very first Oasis Academy Leesbrook Newsletter!

I am so excited to welcome all of our Year 7 and Year 8 students into Oasis Academy Leesbrook, in September. These students will be our trailblazers; the very first students who will form the foundations of our school. This is such a unique and exciting opportunity and I know that, already, our Middleton Road students are so excited about this.

There have been lots of exciting developments as we prepare to become Oasis Academy Leesbrook. We are in the process of appointing new staff and have the highest of expectations in order to recruit the absolute best teachers and support staff to ensure our academy offers an outstanding educational provision. To this end, I am delighted to inform you that, last week, we appointed Mr Paul Jones as our Assistant Principal. Paul has a track record of excellence,   working in good and outstanding schools and has spent a large proportion of his career at the local Saddleworth High School. This post was an extremely popular role attracting over 60 applications and a strong field at interview however, Paul’s passion to ensure the best possible outcomes for every single student at Oasis Leesbrook, and his plan for how this could be realised, ensured that he was the successful candidate. I know that he is extremely excited to be a founding part of the Oasis Academy Leesbrook journey and looks forward to meeting with our Leesbrook community.

We have some very exciting opportunities coming up at Oasis Academy Leesbrook for parents and students to meet Mr Jones, our Student Leaders and other staff and students from the  academy. In May, we have our Getting to Know You—Pizza Night’ which will give students and parents the opportunity to meet our students, other students joining Year 7 and staff…all whilst  enjoying a slice of pizza! This will be a great opportunity to ask any questions or swap contact    details with other students in the Oasis Leesbrook Family. Then, in July, we have our Transition Day where students will get the opportunity to spend a day at the academy as a student, and get to know the staff and students. During that evening, we invite parents in for a presentation with key information about our academy expectations and aspirations; uniform and the day-to-day operational information in preparation for students starting in September. We strongly advise all parents to attend this as there is a lot of important information shared. I am certainly excited about these opportunities to meet with students and parents and to share our vision as we become the Oasis Academy Leesbrook family.

I hope that you enjoy our first newsletter and really look forward to welcoming you into our academy in the coming months.

Best Wishes,

Sarah Livesey

Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leesbrook Leaders

I am delighted to announce our student leaders. Nearly half of the students at our Middleton Road Campus applied for various leadership positions, with real success. On Monday, Mr Peter Roberts, Chair of our Academy Council, presented badges to over twenty Leesbrook Leaders who will all support the new Year 7s as they join Oasis Academy Leesbrook. In addition, we have appointed a Student Leadership Team who will meet with myself and the leadership team regularly and advise me on how to improve the school or any changes they feel need to be made. This team is made up of six students, four of whom have additional roles that are extremely important within our academy: Deputy Head Girl and Boy and Head Girl and Boy. Ishaa, Subhan, Katie-May and Szymon all excelled in their applications and interviews and are absolutely committed to ensuring that Oasis Academy Leesbrook is excellent in every sense. Their roles will be key in ensuring the students’ voices are heard and are a key part of every development at Oasis Academy Leesbrook.

From left to right; Katie-May (Head Girl), Mrs Livesey (Principal), Syzmon (Head Boy), Ishaa (Deputy Head Girl), Mr Roberts (Chair of our Academy Council), Subhan (Deputy Head Boy)

 

Where are we located?

Current home

For the first few years we will be based on Middleton Road in a warm and inviting building, built for educating young people. This space has state of the art facilities and has bespoke designs for an inspirational and creative education. Middleton Road will be our home for the next few years until our brand new building at a site off Lees Road* is complete.

Address: OAO Middleton Road Campus, Middleton Road, Oldham, OL9 6DE

 

Future home

Our permanent home will be in our brand new, state of the art building at a site off Lees Road. We are very excited about the future and welcoming our students and the wider community into this new space. We will be holding a planning consultation evening for parents, carers and the community in the near future and fully welcome you to attend this and share your thoughts on the build with us.

*Please note this is another Oasis Academy in Croydon and is an example of what our new building may look like.

The Department of Education are currently in the process of working through the early design stages for the site and the building before any designs are ready for public consultation ahead of submission for planning approval. The planning consent process will require transport surveys and studies to inform the design, which will also include access proposals, at this early stage these aspects have not been commenced.

The design is led by the Department of Education (ESFA) on behalf of Oasis, but we are all working closely with Oldham Borough Council in bring forward an exciting new school for the community.

Design proposals for public consultation ahead of planning will be shared normally through local community forums where we can meet and discuss questions, concerns and get the communities feedback to inform design, all before the planning consent is submitted for Oldham Council to consider. We will signpost the dates, venue(s) and arrangement for these in due course here on our website.

 

Transport

We are assessing the need to ensure viability but we hope to provide free or subsidised return travel:

1.        From the permanent Oasis Academy Leesbrook site* (off Lees Road, former Breeze Hill site) to the temporary site on Middleton Road, each day.

2.       From September 2020, when we will move to our permanent site, we will provide return transportation for those children who attended the Middleton Road site and live in the surrounding area, to the permanent site, each day.

*subject to planning permission

Join Us

Join our Academy Council

We are looking for people to join our Academy Council to support and advise in this crucial pre-opening phase and beyond.

If you are interested in becoming an Academy Councillor would like to find out more, please contact info@oasisleesbrook.org or call 0161 290 4004.

To find out more about what being an Academy Councillor involved, please read our booklet.

Recruitment

We are currently advertising for the current roles.

Please visit our careers website for the most up to date information on roles and how to apply.

http://oclcareers.org/employer/oasis-academy-leesbrook

Teacher of Technology, Oasis Academy Leesbrook

Salary: MPS 1-6 (U 1-3 as appropriate)

Join us on this unique opportunity to build a school from the very start!

Oasis Academy Leesbrook is seeking to appoint dedicated and passionate and driven Teacher of Technology.  This is an exciting opportunity to develop a provision in a brand new academy that is a part of the Oasis family, due to open in September 2018 in temporary accommodation (a state of the art, purpose built property on Middleton Road) and then to our permanent home in September 2020, due to be located just off Lees Road. We are due to welcome 150 Year 7 students and 60 Year 8 students in September 2018; each year, these numbers will increase.

The Teacher of Technology will work with a small and growing team of staff, ensuring that students receive an excellent educational experience in Technology, right from the start. The ideal candidate will be dynamic, flexible and committed to ensuring that this school provides the very best opportunities for every single student. This role is essential in the development of the school as it grows in size, year on year, to eventually house 1500 students.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:

·         Excellent classroom practice with secure evidence of good and outstanding teaching

·         Strong subject knowledge and a passion to inspire students to engage

·         The commitment to ensure that as many students as possible are engaged in a range of activities both in school and as part of an extensive extra-curricular programme

·         Unquestionable commitment to the Academy and to the Oasis values

·         The ability to be flexible as the schools grows and develops

·         Relentless energy and personal drive

·         Aspirations to further their career

·         Capacity to be creative in terms of the delivery of Technology

 We are therefore looking for an outstanding practitioner with drive and commitment and an unrelenting focus on the progress of all of the students in the academy. In return you will benefit professionally from the wealth of expertise and experience of our family of Academies, along with a range of support services based at Oasis National Office.

If you would like to discuss this role further, please do not hesitate to contact the Principal’s PA, Hannah Murphy:

hannah.murphy@oasisleesbrook.org/ info@oasisleesbrook.org

 T: 0161 290 4004     M: 07970367222

Click here to download the full Job Description 

Teacher of English, Oasis Academy Leesbrook

Salary: Leadership 14-18

Join us on this unique opportunity to build a school from the very start!

Oasis Academy Leesbrook is seeking to appoint dedicated and passionate and driven Teacher of English.  This is an exciting opportunity to develop a provision in a brand new academy that is a part of the Oasis family, due to open in September 2018 in temporary accommodation (a state of the art, purpose built property on Middleton Road) and then to our permanent home in September 2020, due to be located just off Lees Road. We are due to welcome 150 Year 7 students and 60 Year 8 students in September 2018; each year, these numbers will increase.

The Teacher of English will work in partnership with be part of a small and growing team of staff, ensuring that students receive an excellent educational experience in English, right from the start. The ideal candidate will be dynamic, flexible and committed to ensuring that this school provides the very best opportunities for every single student. This role is essential is the development of the school as it grows in size, year on year, to eventually house 1500 students.

The successful applicants will be able to demonstrate:

·         Excellent classroom practice with secure evidence of good and outstanding teaching

·         Unquestionable commitment to the Academy and to Oasis values

·         The ability to be flexible as the schools grows and develops

·         Relentless energy and personal drive

·         Aspirations to further their career

 We are therefore looking for an outstanding practitioner with drive and commitment and an unrelenting focus on the progress of all of the students in the academy. In return you will benefit professionally from the wealth of expertise and experience of our family of Academies, along with a range of support services based at Oasis National Office.

If you would like to discuss this role further, or visit the academy prior to shortlisting, please do not hesitate to contact the Principal’s PA, Hannah Murphy, to arrange:

Hannah.murphy@oasisleesbrook.org/ info@oasisleesbrook.org

 T: 0161 290 4004     M: 07970367222

Click here to download the full Job Description

 

Volunteer

Oasis are a true believer in the African saying “It takes a whole village to educate a child” so if you are a local business, community group or local resident and would like to be involved in Oasis Academy Leesbrook. Please email info@oasisleesbrook.org

Staff

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Will there be transport between the Lees Road* site and the Middleton Road site?

We are assessing the need to ensure viability but we hope to provide subsidised travel:

  • When we move to our permanent site, provide return transportation for those children who attended the Middleton Road site and live in the surrounding area, to the permanent site, each day.

*subject to planning permission

2. My child will start Year 9, 10 or 11 in September 2018 can we apply for a place?

The school will open in September 2018 with Years 7 & 8 and will grow year on year so in September 2019 we will have Years 7,8,9. September 2020 Years 7,8,9,10 and in September 2021 we will have Years 7-11. 

3. What will the uniform be like? 

A decision on the uniform has not been made yet, we will work closely with our students just after the Easter break to design the school uniform, consisting of the school colours. This will be available from local suppliers.

4. Will the school day be extended?

After consultation with the local community we have decided that we will operate the following school day,  begin at 8:15 and end at 3:00 or 2:30, depending on the day.

5. What positions will you be recruiting for?

A variety-all will be advertised locally and on TES.

6. What will the plans for the new site look like?

The Department of Education are currently in the process of working through the early design stages for the site and the building before any designs are ready for public consultation ahead of submission for planning approval. The planning consent process will require transport surveys and studies to inform the design, which will also include access proposals, at this early stage these aspects have not been commenced.

The design is led by the Department of Education (ESFA) on behalf of Oasis, but we are all working closely with Oldham Borough Council in bring forward an exciting new school for the community.

Design proposals for public consultation ahead of planning will be shared normally through local community forums where we can meet and discuss questions, concerns and get the communities feedback to inform design, all before the planning consent is submitted for Oldham Council to consider. We will signpost the dates, venue(s) and arrangement for these in due course here on our website.

7. What will be your catchment area?

The school's admissions policy does not have a catchment area as such. Please read our Admissions Policy for more information.

8. What is your Ofsted grade?

As we are new school we haven't had an Ofsted inspection yet. We will have one within our first 3 years of being open.

Consultation

We carried out our 6 week statutory consultation in Autumn 2017. To find out the results of this consultation please read our Consultation Report.

Model of Governance

Oasis Community Learning (OCL) is a Multi-Academy sponsor; and it is legally responsible for 48 Oasis Academies.

The Oasis Governance Model is different to the way a governing body of a school operates. There are two parts to the governance of Oasis Academies. Local governance is delivered through the Academy Councils (ACs) and national governance, is delivered through the National Office and the Regional  Directors (RDs), on behalf of the Board.

Oasis believes that the role of the AC is a vital one because it is essential that people in a local community have the opportunity to discuss and reflect on the purpose of education in society and how it can transform communities.  It is therefore really important that the AC understands, has time to think about and ask questions about the Academy’s curriculum, teaching and learning

The diagram below shows how the Model of Governance works in practice:

The key principle of Oasis Governance is that local and national governance work together, each providing an aspect of governance that the other cannot. The OCL Board and the National Team cannot, because of their national/regional role, provide a local understanding; and the AC, because it is a local body, cannot provide national governance. However, together they provide the overall governance role for Academies.

 

Our Regional Director is Rachel Jones. Rachel can be contacted through her Executive Assistant Jonathan.Ford@oasisuk.org

The Leesbrook Blog

We are delighted to share with you our new blog, detailing our journey and inviting you into our family before our September opening!

Article 1-  New Year: New Goals
Article 2- The Leesbrook Passport to Cultural Enrichment

Visit Us

If you wish to visit us and find out more about Leesbrook, please call the Principal’s PA on 0161 290 4004 to arrange a convenient date and time.  Alternatively, you can email info@oasisleesbrook.org

OAO Middleton Road Campus, Middleton Road, Oldham, OL9 6DE
 
If  using a sat nav to get to us, the postcode OL9 6AA can be used. 
 

Please note during the school day car parking is limited so please use the car park opposite on Bloom St.

Apply now

Application Form

Admissions Arrangements

 

Admissions FAQ

Please send copies and not original documents as we will not be able to return any paperwork submitted.

The form and supporting evidence must be returned to:

FAO Paula Green, Level 12, Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1XJ.

Alternatively, you may drop the form off in person to this same address.

A scanned copy of the form and supporting evidence can also be submitted electronically by e-mail to: ecs.pupils@oldham.gov.uk

If you have any enquiry about your child’s application please call Oldham’s admissions team on 0161 770 4213

For admission arrangements for 2019/20, please click here.

Keep in touch with us

A: Oasis Academy Oldham Middleton Road Campus, Middleton Road, Oldham, OL9 6DE
E: Info@oasisleesbrook.org
T: 0161 290 4004
Facebook:@OasisAcademyLeesbrook
Twitter: @OasisLeesbrook

 

 

 

 

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