Our Commitment to Equality
Equality and inclusion are at the heart of Oasis. We have a passion to include everyone and a deep desire to treat everyone equally. We accept others for who they are and respect differences.
Our aim is to provide an excellent education for all our students. Our way of doing this is to work hard to improve students’ attainment and the standards of teaching and learning continually. At the same time, we also aim to meet the needs of the whole person and the whole community because we understand that the whole of life is education and that everyone who is part of a student’s life affects that student’s understanding of life and, therefore, his or her education. In this sense, every person matters.
In recognition of our work, we have been awarded the Investors in Diversity award, School of Sanctuary Award and the Inclusion Quality Mark, and we are a Flagship school. We have also been accredited as an Inclusion Centre of Excellence.
Our Commitment to the Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 gathers together various different pieces of equality legislation which have been developed over a number of recent years. It sets out some key equality provisions for the delivery of education and a requirement for public bodies to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relationships between different groups. Against the background of the UK's increasingly diverse communities, Oasis recognises that this Act plays a major role in recognising the UK's historic commitment to tolerance.
The Equality Act 2010 is, therefore, an important and significant piece of legislation for Oasis because its key provisions underpin the aim of Oasis itself: an equal and inclusive society in which difference is understood and respected. This Academy is committed to meeting its obligations within the law and being a good expression of Oasis' own commitment to equality.
The academy is committed to a fair and equal treatment of all individuals regardless of disablement and will welcome applications from people with disabilities to join the Academy community as students, staff and Academy Council members.
For information regarding Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) please see the SEND and Local Offer tab which is found in the Academy Life section of the website.
- To narrow the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils in reading, writing and maths.
- To ensure the curriculum meets the needs of our pupils taking into account the diversity, interests, context and experiences of our pupils.
- To ensure all areas of the school, including playgrounds, are accessible to all regardless of individual needs and abilities.
- Ensure the environment is regularly audited to reduce all barriers to learning, achievement and full participation.
- Promote spiritual, moral social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular opportunities with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity, through the lens of the Oasis 9 Habits.