The Oasis Curriculum
At Oasis we strive to achieve exceptional education at the heart of the communities we work in; using cutting edge educational research into the science of learning (including memory and character development) we aspire to develop active citizens and lifelong learners who have a strong understanding of the world around them and a desire to drive positive impact locally, nationally and globally.
We're really pleased to share with you the Curriculum Statement of Intent. This is a core document, outlining these aspirations for both primary and secondary aged children, and what we are doing to get them there. Please click on the image below to open an interactive document which explains the intent of our curriculum. Use the navigation tabs at the top and the back and next buttons to move through the document once open.
We want our children and young people to:
- Be inspired to improve the world around them.
- Have the ambition, skills and expertise to thrive in a fast changing, interconnected and communication rich world, with the confidence and technical expertise to thrive.
- Have a network that supports them.
- Be comfortable in who they are and able to continuously explore who they are becoming.
- Be rich in language with a passion for learning.
- Seek to include others, be other-centred and celebrate difference.
- Have a values approach to life and a sense of what is right and wrong through the lived experience of the 9 habits.
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum, please navigate to 'Curriculum Structure' on the right-hand side.
At Oasis Academy Blakenhale Junior, we believe that children have a right to expect an irresistible curriculum which is; fun, motivating, interesting and most importantly purposeful. We strive to develop imagination through a bespoke curriculum which is stimulating, creative and encompasses an environment where every child has the opportunity to shine. The curriculum is the totality of every experience we offer our children during their time in our school.
At Oasis Academy Blakenhale Junior, our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of our children, with a carefully structured framework in place to ensure that the essential key skills in each subject area are taught and developed. This approach ensures that even our youngest learners begin to develop their own personal tool kit of skills which they can expand as they journey through our academy.
Interwoven into all our curriculum lessons are Human Rights. At Blakenhale, we take pride in being a Silver Rights Respecting School and refer to rights throughout all subjects.
Children’s rights are integral part of our ethos and values at Oasis Academy Blakenhale. They support our view that our children achieve most when they feel included and valued. We are working towards achieving the UNICEF Gold Rights Respecting School Award.
There are 54 articles or rights as we call them at Blakenhale. These are some of the rights we learn about at Blakenhale:
Rights 1 & 2- The right to know their rights; Right 3– Grown ups should do their best for all children; Right 12-The right to be heard and listened to; Right 13 –The right to find things out and say what you think; Right 15 –The right to make and meet with friends; Right 19– The right to be safe; Right 23 - The right to special care and education if you need it; Right 27– The right to have your physical, social and mental needs met. Rights 28 & 29— The right to an education and to learn; Right 31—The right to play Article 29 is particularly important for schools: Article 29: Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.
What is a Rights Respecting School? A Rights Respecting School promotes the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Children have their own rights due to their vulnerability and need for protection. For children to reach their full potential, these rights must be realised. All children have the same rights no matter where they live.
Children’s rights are an integral part of our ethos and values at Blakenhale. They support our view that our children achieve most when they feel included and valued. We are working towards achieving the UNICEF Rights Respecting Gold School Award, based on the UNCRC. The children learn about their rights.