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 pupils 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.
At Oasis Blakenhale we have formed community links with the West Midlands police. PC Tony Wilson and PCSO Ken Walters are our local communtiy police officers. We welcome them into to the academy to talk to the children about the role they play in the community. The children always enjoy visits from our officers, and we even now have some who want to work in the police force when they are older. Click here to visit the neighbourhood police force for Stechford and Yardley North.
St. Thomas' Church
Oasis academy Blakenhale Infants have worked closely with St Thomas' Church for a number of years. Throughout the academic year Adam from the church comes into the academy to lead Christian based assemblies. The church also works with the academy to organise special events at Christmas and Easter. For many years, the pupils visits the church at Christmas time, to celebrate the Christmas story and take part in a Carol service.
For more information about the church click here
Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
For the first time, this academic year, Solihull Guide Dog Association came to the academy to deliver a school assembly. The aim of the assembly was to raise the children's awareness of all the hard work and fund raising that needs to take place to train guide dogs. We are looking forward to building strong links with the Guide Dog Association in the future.
For more information about the Solihull branch click here
The Pilot Partnership
The Pilot Partnership supports a range of activities in local schools and work closely with partner organisations to make integrated support and development work for the local area, and are based at The Pump in Kitts Green. We have worked with the Pilot Partnership for the last couple of years, and they have supported the academy with the development of NQTs (Newly Qualified Teachers) and supported the children with themed Mathematics lessons.
To access more information about the Pilot Partnership click here
Sheldon Community Church
For many years, Tim Atkins from Sheldon Community Church, has supported the academy by taking engaging and fun assemblies with a Christian ethos. The Church also organises a Christmas Carol service each year for schools in the area, which the OBI and OBJ choirs attend.
To find out more information about Sheldon Community Church click here
To encourage and support every child to take ownership of their physical health & fitness, which will lead to a happier, healthier life.
We do this by:
- Activity testing every child
- Engaging children in fun, individualised training
- Developing an understanding of the need/benefits & impact of exercise
- Monitoring every child’s performance enabling them to be the best they can be
- Developing positive exercise habits which will stay with them for life Fit4Schools is an initiative created to bring fun and fitness to the heart of every primary school.
Delivered by qualified, motivated and passionate trainers, our unique programme has been developed to teach and promote the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Alongside coaching programmes, we run a variety of workshops aimed at delivering first class strategic solutions for teachers, backed with full onsite and offsite support.
Sheldon Fire Station
We have made strong links with Sheldon Fire Station, which is situated down the road from our academy. The fire service regularly visit the academy to support the children with their learning.