We offer opportunities for extended learning beyond the core academy day. Our extended provision through our Hub team is at the centre of our community work. The team deliver a wide range of services which engage public, voluntary and business sectors in the establishment of a centre of education and lifelong learning. We aspire for the academy to be at the heart of our local community, recognised by others for our clear understanding and support of local issues and awareness of community needs.
At Oasis we recognise that people are not two-dimensional beings; we are each a whole person with a broad range of aspirations and needs and these needs are interconnected. To truly help someone with their educational needs, it is vital to also be aware of their emotional needs, spiritual needs and economic needs.
As such, we believe in communities that are holistic, interconnected and totally inclusive. We call our model for these communities ‘Hub.’ Watch the video above to learn more about our vision for hub.
Oasis Academy Watermead is part of Oasis Community Hub: Watermead. As well as the academy, the Hub runs a number of services for the community. By ensuring that all these services are joined up and rooted in same ethos we want to see the entire community transformed for the better.
Along with all of the activities we put on for our community listed on the right, families join us to showcase the learning of our pupils during our ‘Fantastic Finishes’ events which take place half termly.
To find out more about what is happening at our local hub, or to get involved in events, feel free to contact the academy at [email protected] or call us at 0114 201 6800
Since September 2017 the following events have been enjoyed by our community:
- Sparkle & Shine assemblies – ongoing
- Fairtrade Hot Chocolate & Cookies evening event
- Book sales to promote the enjoyment of sharing books
- Community afternoon tea, cakes & raffle
- Opening event – Brass band for the community.
- Support for the local food bank, families and the community donated items of food.
- Signposting to training and support services.
- Parent questionnaire – needs analysis to inform planning
- Daily drop-in with the inclusion team
- Santa & Reindeers – community event
- Read, write, inc workshops
- Easter Parade with Donkeys
- Parent Coffee mornings
- Community Garden Party
- Family Cooking Programme
- Community Film Nights
- Attendance Week
- Parents have helped with academy events
- Parent volunteers
- Incredible years parenting program – 15 week blocks run on a yearly rolling program, open to the community; including other schools/academies.
- Breakfast club, to support working, training and vulnerable families.