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OCL Academy Improvement

As a family, OCL currently serves 32 primary and  20 secondary academies (3 of which are all through). It is very important to us that we are continually developing our academies, and helping our leaders shape them into the best educational providers they can be, so that our communities can reach their potential. 

Oasis Academies benefit from the following academy improvement services:

  • Strategic governance from the Regional Director who line manages our Principals, visits the academy regularly and offers school improvement strategy, advice and guidance to the Principal and Senior Leaders
  • The Monitoring and Standards Team work alongside the Principal and the academy on a regular basis to diagnostically review the progress of the academy and offer constructive ways to improve further. These are then built into an action plan that is monitored by the Regional Director
  • Trust Self-Evaluation and Improvement Plan that identifies and resources those areas  requiring additional development across the Trust
  • Academy to Academy support based on need brokered by the National or Regional Directors. Additional resources are provided by a Directory of Best Practice: Inclusion, Early Years, SEND, Reading in primary
  • Close partnership with Ambition School Leadership to offer the following programmes to OCL academies: Teaching Leaders, Future Leaders, Institute for Teaching Masters, Institute for Teaching Teacher Educator Programme, NPQH, NPQML, NPQSL, NPQEL
  • National Lead Practitioners for SEND in Primary and Secondary
  • The Trust’s Teaching School, Oasis Academy Limeside, provides support for the Trust that includes training for NQTs, accreditation for SLEs and a wide range of additional CPD packages
  • National Assessment Calendar for both primary and secondary phases
  • Strategy groups: formed from the National Education Team, Principals and highly effective practitioners to agree Trust guidance and best practice in: Early Years, SEND, Assessment (Primary and Secondary) and 6th form
  • Highly effective data analysis nationally across the Trust, for each region, each academy and each cohort
  • Regional Conferences for all staff
  • Regional and National Principals’ Conferences
  • Regional and National Principals’ Conferences
  • Regional Improvement Networks sharing best practice across each region
  • Character and 9 Habits working party

 

School Improvement: Pedagogy

School Improvement: Curriculum

School Improvement: Behaviour

Primary & Secondary:

Clear guidance from OCL’s Learning Policy

Secondary:

National Curriculum Leads for:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • MFL

Primary & Secondary:

Clear guidance from OCL’s Behaviour Policy

Primary & Secondary:

National Pedagogy Lead developing and implementing a common approach to Professional Development using the Powerful Action Steps Platform

Secondary:

Shared EBACC secondary curriculum with a common assessment framework

Primary & Secondary:

National Lead Practitioner: Behaviour

Primary & Secondary:

National Lead Practitioner: Pedagogy

Secondary:

National Lead Practitioners (NLPs) working alongside National Curriculum Lead to complete diagnostic school visits and bespoke school improvement plans

Primary & Secondary:

National Lead Practitioner: Behaviour

Primary & Secondary:

3 face to face CPD conferences per year for Teaching and Learning leads within each academy

Secondary:

3 face to face CPD curriculum conferences per year for all EBACC subject teachers

Primary & Secondary:

3 face to face CPD conferences per year for Behaviour leads within each academy

Primary & Secondary:

3 webinars per year for Teaching and Learning leads within each academy

Secondary:

3 webinars per year for Heads of Department for all EBACC subjects

Primary & Secondary:

3 webinars per year for Behaviour Leads within each academy

 

 

National Lead Practitioners

Sharing Best Practise