Oasis Academy Short Heath
Birmingham, United Kingdom
About Oasis Academy Short Heath
We are delighted you are thinking of joining Oasis Academy Short Heath.
Oasis Academy Short Heath is a primary school in Erdington, Birmingham serving a diverse community. We are an inclusive academy for children aged between 3 and 11 years old, committed to delivering first class-education and playing an active role in the local community.
At Oasis Academy Short Heath, we aim to:
- Create a happy, stimulating, caring learning environment where risk taking and challenge is encouraged
- Awaken and nurture a love of learning that will last a lifetime and provide everyone with the skills to pursue that learning independently and collaboratively
- Enable everyone to reach the highest standard of which they are capable, academically and in other fields such as sport, arts and culture
- Encourage all learners to develop their own interests, passions, enthusiasms, creativity and individuality
- Help learners to understand and care about the world in which they live, and to believe in their ability and responsibility to change that world to make it better
- Empower learners to develop a strong sense of right and wrong, good and bad, equality and justice. Give them the inner strength to act according to these values
- Provide learners with the skills and understanding to live a healthy, successful life, physically, emotionally and spiritually
- Foster respect, tolerance and love for others, regardless of race, gender, religion or difference, within a framework of equality of opportunity and fairness
- Help learners to appreciate human achievements and aspirations and to believe in their own potential to attain great things
- Promote a feeling of pride and confidence in learners’ identities; as individuals, as members of our academy, as part of the local community and as citizens of the world.
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Leaders have planned the curriculum carefully to ensure that it meets pupils’ needs and interests. Importantly, leaders have also taken into consideration pupils’ experiences outside school when planning the curriculum. They have made sure that the curriculum provides pupils with activities that they might not have an opportunity to experience otherwise. As part of this, there are a wide range of trips and visits to supplement the curriculum.- Ofsted (2018)
All pupils say they feel safe in school and that there is always someone they can turn to in school if they are worried about something.- Ofsted (2018)
The pastoral support for pupils and families is excellent. Leaders go to great lengths to ensure that the right support is in place to help families feel safe and secure. Parents value this support highly and say, ‘There’s always non-judgemental and friendly support.’ Pupils learn how the keep themselves safe both inside and outside school. E-safety is particularly well taught, and pupils have a very good understanding of how to use the internet safely.- Ofsted (2018)
Pupils’ love of learning and their enjoyment of school is a significant strength. Their behaviour and positive attitudes are exceptional. Pupils say that ‘Everyone shines with possibilities’, and they show a true confidence that they can achieve anything if they try. This comes directly from the encouragement and ethos that you, your staff and the MAT provide pupils with. Your school is an exemplary example of the MAT’s vision for providing pupils with a truly inclusive education.- Ofsted (2018)
You and your staff are fully committed to the multi-academy trust’s (MAT) vision of providing ‘Exceptional education at the heart of the community’. Your determination to reach out to the community to engage parents in the life of the school and in their children’s education has been very successful. Parents speak highly of you and of all your staff. ‘My children are very lucky to come to this school,’ ‘Staff go above and beyond’ and ‘There is respect for all’ are just a few of many positive comments expressed by parents.- Ofsted (2018)