Alongside the work our Hub does for the community, we ensure that as an academy we are building strong and lasting local partnerships. We understand the value these partnerships in being able to offer our students a full range of support services and opportunities for their development, whether that is linking with a youth club for social support and confidence building or local businesses for experience and insight into the working world.
Our partnerships include:
Our mission is to end inequality in education by building a community of exceptional leaders who create change within classrooms, schools and across society.
Everyone can remember one incredible teacher that made a real difference to their life. We train and support committed individuals to become inspirational classroom leaders in low-income communities across England and Wales. These classroom leaders change lives. They help young people believe in themselves, and empower them to build a future they may not have believed possible.
Each year, a new group of participants joins us and our university partners for six weeks of intensive training before teaching in one of our partner schools for at least two years while completing our Leadership Development Programme. Their training and their passion for educational equality means that they are dedicated to raising the aspirations of the young people in their classrooms.
More than half of those who successfully complete the two-year programme continue to teach. Some set up social enterprises, some become school governors and others champion the importance of education within policy or business. But, no matter where they end up, they are all dedicated to supporting young people achieve, not just in the classroom, but in life.
Crystal Palace Football Club
Crystal Palace FC Foundation provides schools with comprehensive support for the delivery of their Physical Education and extra-curricular sporting activities at all Key Stages.
This support comes in the form of specialist coaches, providing specific lesson plans that include differentiation, special educational needs guidance, assessment for learning and OFSTED guided notes. Our extra-curricular provision can cover all sports, in the form of breakfast, lunchtime and after school clubs and also specific football team coaching for all age groups.
Many primary schools have used part of their primary sport premium to fund coaching time, which can include all of the above and also continuous professional development for teachers, special events and consultancy work.
Our curriculum encourages learning that builds. Key mathematical concepts are taught and then applied and connected to other areas of learning throughout the year and beyond. This approach deepens understanding, and consolidates knowledge and skills.
London South Bank University
Since 2007 we have been working with primary and secondary schools in London, and due to the success of our efforts, we now have over fifty longstanding partnerships, many of which have incorporated Mandarin teaching into their curriculum. Our work in schools provides pupils and students with the unique opportunity to learn Mandarin and to participate in diverse cultural activities, and we hope such active engagements will help them develop a strong sense of international awareness and cultural understanding.
Chess in Schools and Communities
Chess in Oasis Academy Ryelands has surpassed my expectations. I had thought that our children would learn to play chess and that it would be a great skill for life - being able to forward plan and think beyond what can be seen. However, our children learning chess has enabled them to have self-control, they not only enjoy chess but really look forward to when you come along.
It has taught perseverance thinking logically and also taught them how to lose! The class that are learning to play chess has many challenges - some learning, some behaviour and some concerning low self-esteem (put together with some children having to learn English as an additional language) - they are not only coping well with learning to play chess but are coping well with the challenges of learning beyond chess.
Oasis Acdemy Ryelands have been given the opportunity to receive some funding for books. This is thanks to How2become.com. This organisation gives people the opportunity to further their career in various job roles including working for the emergency services.Please have a look at their website: https://www.how2become.com/?gclid=CK60kPGo2NICFY8YGwods3UCkw