- Characteristics of Effective Learning
- Rights Respecting School
- British Values
- Cultural Capital
- Pupil Voice
Our curriculum has been designed to ensure our young people thrive, achieve and flourish.
Oasis Academy Temple is a school where pupils come from diverse backgrounds. We pride ourselves on our statement ‘All Different All Equal’, and celebrate the diversity of our pupils and our community.
We are committed to serving our community, and to recognising its place within the multi-cultural, multi-faith, and ever changing nature of the UK. We aim to provide pupils with a range of exciting learning opportunities, both in and outside the classroom, with the support of our local community, which enable them to develop the attitudes and skills necessary for them to grow into responsible, happy and productive individuals and citizens, within the framework of British Values.
Our pupils will learn about the world around them through a variety of cross curricular activities and experiences. All of their personal experiences and knowledge will be embraced and shared within our school community. We will build and develop the children’s knowledge of local and global issues and the diversity of lives around the world.
Click here to access our SMSC / Personal Development 'One Page' overview.
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) – Skills4Life
We teach children to understand and reflect on how they learn and to develop the skills of learning at a meta-cognitive level, through the 6 PLTS. These are the drivers behind every lesson. Six carefully chosen characters make learning an object of attention, discussion, reflection and learning, giving everyone a shared language to talk about the how of learning.
These 6 skills are important to develop as the children will need them when they become an adult. Each skill has been represented by somebody famous who is an inspirational figure for that skill.
Let’s find out who they are!
Rights Respecting Schools
We are proud to be a 'Rights Respecting School'. This is an award given to schools by UNICEF, a leading organisation for children and their rights. It recognises the work that duty-bearers (normally teachers, staff and other adults) do to ensure that all children can access their rights as defined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Take a look at the summary of the UNCRC.
A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children's rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers / adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.
The 'Rights Respecting School Award' (RRSA) helps our children grow into thoughtful, respectful and responsible young members of the school and wider community. By learning about their rights, our children also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others.
The UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) runs throughout the life at Oasis Academy Temple and in referenced in all of our lessons and strategic planning. Article 42 states that, "Governments must actively work to make sure that children and adults know about the convention." To help the children learn about their rights, they are present across our school environment.
At Oasis Academy Temple, both the staff and children are passionate about upholding the rights of the children.
As duty bearers, the staff ensure that children's rights are referenced in policies as they are updated and we regularly introduce key initiatives to focus on upholding the children's rights.
As rights holders, the views of the children are very important to us and the UNCRC focuses our discussions with the school ambassadors. The children's ideas are raised with the staff and put into practice.
You can find out more about the award and work of UNICEF on their website.
Click here to see our progress towards the RRSA Bronze Award.
Our aim at Oasis Academy Temple is to encourage pupils to develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in Britain. We actively promote the fundamental British Values and this forms part of our wider work in school with children in relation to their Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education (SMSC).
The British Values, as defined by the government, are :
The Rule of Law
Tolerance of different Faiths and Beliefs
We teach a broad and balanced curriculum that teaches elements of democracy, rules and laws, the monarchy, equality, values and virtues, environmental awareness and understanding of different faiths. Actively promoting British Values also refers to challenging pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values.
At Oasis Academy Temple values of tolerance and respect permeate all areas of school life. This creates a climate within which pupils feel safe and secure and therefore allows them to learn and develop. Pupil voice plays an integral part in driving the schools forward.
These British Values are promoted throughout the curriculum, across the whole school. They are also seen in the school ethos, policies, assemblies, special events and cultural celebrations.
- Understanding responsibility in school in terms of behaviour and learning attitudes (well-being and learning)
- Pupil roles in school – monitors/ helpers
- School values
- Local and national fundraising
- Community links – residential home, food bank
- Assembly – school council/ people who help us
- Well-being champions/friendship squad
- Challenging stereotyping and bias
- Sports values
- Celebration of learning
- PSHE curriculum and assemblies
- Rights Respecting Schools Award
- Positive relationships encouraged and modelled
- Inclusive ethos
- RE curriculum
- Antibullying assembly
- Pupil Voice
- Sports Day
- TMA links with sport
- Big Summer sing
- Trips – wider community
- Peer assessment
- Collaboration with other schools
CULTURAL CAPITAL ENHANCEMENTS - OASIS ACADEMY TEMPLE 2021 – COVID-19
Here at Oasis Academy Temple, we are passionate and committed to providing the children in our care with outstanding learning opportunities.
Our aim is to enrich every child’s school experience and create an environment where they are encouraged to succeed and be the best they can be.
Cultural capital is about preparing children with the knowledge and skills for what comes next. We realise the exploration of new skills and experiences helps to nurture resilience, curiosity and creativity. Ultimately, this leads to the growth of new forms of cultural capital that makes a difference in individual mind-sets and shapes the future.
The intent of our additional curriculum initiatives is to help our children experience the awe and wonder of the world in which they live. This is so important here at Oasis Academy Temple because what children learn in their formative years with us will stay with them forever.
As part of our forward thinking and intentions, each year group has implemented a ‘Cultural Capital Journey’ for the children to follow and complete over the year. Each activity relates to the six themes we teach over the year and the 9 Habits, our core values, that we embrace as a school.