We feel it is important for our young people to feel empowered and have a say in how they feel aspects of the Academy should be run. Therefore, we offer are a wide range of opportunities for students to take on leadership roles.
Our successful Academy MPs is a well-respected body within the school and consists of 12 pupils between Years 2 and 6. The chosen MPs are selected in a democratic vote to have the role to be the voice of their year group. Relaying pupil voice from their year group to the academy SLT and vice versa. They will be building linking with other Academy MPs in the region and across the Trust to share best practice. Selected pupils are strong role models and able they are able to represent their peers.
Academy MPs meet twice a half term to discuss topics, issues and initiatives that affect them and their learning. As part of their responsibilities, the team meet regularly, share new ideas and vote on a number of school-related issues. They also meet termly with the RD and National Lead.
Pupils relish the opportunity to become a greater part of school life and enjoy making their voices heard.
Our Academy MP members are:
Eagle - Laila
Hawk - James
Heron - Zara
Raven - Arfa
Owl - Mikhail
Magpie - Jack
Woodpecker - Sia
Kingfisher - Sophia
Chaffinch - Novah
Goldfinch - Etta
This year we have made changes to our prefects to Mini SLT. The role of Mini SLT is to enact the role of the SLT in the academy. Each member has an area to focus on linked to the LOP and Curriculum Statement of Intent. Pupils must be approachable and a strong role model to others in the school.
Asa and Ayub have been chosen to focus on: Quality of Education
Working with the curriculum leads and Mrs Francis to monitor the quality of education. Children carry out pupil voice and liaise with children in other classes to gain feedback on the quality of lessons and how well they feel they are learning. They ensure that the lessons match the intent statement.
Jermaine and Sarai will be focusing on: Leadership and management
These children are our Head Boy and Head Girl and will be working with Mr Lillo and Ms Reed.
They carry out pupil voice and monitoring if the school has a positive impact on the pupils. We want all pupils to be the best they can be.
Riley has been chosen to focus on: Behaviour and attitudes
Working with Mrs Shukla, the Behaviour Lead, they work to ensure the school calm, safe and positive. Children look at attendance and punctuality to ensure it is good. They come up with ideas to improve this and monitor this using pupil voice.
Robin has been chosen to focus on: Personal Development
Working with Miss Johnson to think about how well our school prepares children for the future! Does it develop children’s character and provide equality of opportunity so that all children can thrive together, understanding that difference is something amazing! Does our school promote an inclusive environment that meets the needs of all pupils? Pupil voice is conducted to monitor this area.
Laila-Kay has been chosen to focus on: EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)
Working with Mrs Carew looking at our Early Years provision. Does the curriculum cover the needs of all groups of pupils? Do children develop the skills they need in all areas of the curriculum?
9 Habit Champions
To help us in this process of personal growth and development we have the Oasis 9 Habits. It is our bespoke and unique approach to character development. We know that by living the way of the Habits, the Oasis Ethos will become second nature to us.
We also believe that this process of continually developing our character and being transformed to become the best version of ourselves is really important for every student and staff member alike. Therefore, we actively promote and practice the Oasis 9 Habits which are an invitation to a way of life characterised by being compassionate, patient, humble, joyful, honest, hopeful, considerate, forgiving and self-controlled.
We believe that by becoming people who live this way, by becoming the best version of ourselves, whether we are a staff member or students, we are transformed, and we are also able to play our part in bringing transformation locally, nationally and globally.
For this, children from Years 2 to 6 have been elected to become 9 Habit Champions. These children demonstrate the habits in all that they do in school and the wider community. They will support and encourage other pupils to do the same. The children work closely with Mrs Shukla and Mrs Harriman to ensure that all pupils feel safe within the academy. They will be a pupil voice for their peers and feedback to the DSL. The chosen children are:
Chaffinch - Oskar
Goldfinch - Gus
Woodpecker - Joshua
Kingfisher - Iessiah
Owl - Kayla
Magpie - Rufus
Heron - Yasmin
Raven - Angela
Eagle - Jamilah
Hawk - Evelene
Children meet with the DSL and PSHE lead every two weeks looking at how these habits are taught to the children, safety in school and how the habits can become embedded within our everyday lives.