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 community 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 and Juniors 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 visit the church at Christmas time to celebrate the Christmas story and take part in a Carol service. The church also operates a Youth Club on a Monday evening from 4pm which many Year 6 pupils attend.
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.
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.