Vision and Values
Choosing the right secondary school is one of the most important decisions in a young person’s, and their family’s lives. Here at Oasis Academy Arena, it is our aim to do whatever it takes to ensure every student achieves their full potential. We have extremely high expectations and, just as there are no shortcuts, there are no excuses.
An arena is a place where everyone participates and achievements are celebrated. With this underpinning our ethos, we focus on key drivers that have been developed from our name. Our practice is thoroughly rooted in this approach which is at the centre of our core values. We aim to create a culture of success through the operation of firm routines and protocols, an unwavering focus on standards, and by offering the best teaching and support. Students learn, behave and are well mannered. Teachers teach with skill and rigour.
Staff and students exist in harmony, enjoying what they do together. Our relationship with the Outstanding Oasis Academy Shirley Park, means that we already have a plethora of tools and experience to emulate the successes of an outstanding school. Those successful practices and systems already embedded at Shirley Park provide us with confidence and assurance, enabling us to adopt these strategies at Oasis Academy Arena ensuring it is an Outstanding school from the outset.
As an Oasis Academy, our mission is simple; to provide an exceptional education at the heart of the community. We celebrate individuality and relentlessly focus on the highest standards of student achievement, through an unwavering focus on results and by offering the very best teaching and support.
We build a partnership with our students and their families, placing learning at the heart of this relationship. We inspire students to value their lessons by activating them as owners of their own learning, nurturing independence and creativity. Teaching staff have respect for their learners, are passionate, and possess high levels of skill so that they may tackle and present even the most challenging learning tasks. This expertise allows them to ‘read’ their classrooms and to be more responsive to learners, identifying students who need specific assistance and those who have a flair and talent for their particular subject.
Instead of accepting bad learning habits, we insist upon good learning practices, day-in day-out, with high expectations and no excuses. The Promise, a pledge which both students and staff make to one another at the beginning of every lesson, is an important element of our learning culture and sets the tone for what follows.
We are curious, intrigued and interested
We doubt, question and wonder
We try, then try harder
We make mistakes
We think again