Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Pastoral Care - Primary Phase

At Oasis Academy Shirley Park the pastoral care of students is of integral importance to everything we do.  As highlighted in our Ofsted report, pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is supported well throughout the academy.  Pupils spoke of the academy being one of tolerance and respect.

All students belong to a class and they build wonderful relationships with their class teacher. Their class teacher supports every child holistically, with a focus on academic success as well as emotional well-being. In the Primary phase, every two year groups have a phase leader who is there to look after all the students in phase. They track academic progress as well as ensure their well-being is being cared for. 

We know that each of our young people will face different challenges as they grow up, be that academically, socially, emotionally or developmentally, therefore we want to do everything we can to help them through whatever life throws their way. For this purpose we have set up a comprehensive pastoral care system, designed to support students in all aspects of school life.

These include: 

  • Building relationships with peers
  • Rewards for positive behaviour
  • Access to a skilled and caring pupil and family support worker
  • Support of wider pastoral team including the Attendance Officer and Educational Welfare Officer and our Safeguarding Team. 
  • Partnerships with external organisations for those more challenging problems 

We know that the most effective learners are happy learners, therefore from the start of your child's journey with us through to the end of their time in our academy we aim to make sure they feel supported, encouraged and motivated to learn. We do this by introducing them to their class, and giving them a tour of our academy even before they have formally started with us in September.