Teaching Assistant (SEND)
Oasis Academy Warndon, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR4 9PE
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29 September 2022 at 9am
15 September 2022
About Oasis Academy Warndon
- School type
- Academy, ages 2 to 11
- Education phase
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- School size
- 597 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 2 to 11
- Ofsted report
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- School website
- Oasis Academy Warndon website (opens in a new tab)
- Contact email
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Oasis Community Learning and Oasis Warndon
Oasis Community Learning was set up in 2004 with the express purpose of transforming learning, lives, and communities through the development of the Oasis Academies. Oasis Academy Warndon is part of the Oasis Multi-Academy Trust family. Every Academy within the Oasis Community Learning family benefits from the interconnectivity and shared practice of being part of a national family of 52 Academies. At a time of educational instability, we are a highly successful, established trust with great capacity for support and development and proven capacity.
As Oasis, we commit to transforming communities through our Academies and Community Hubs. Oasis Community Learning seeks to create and sustain networks of excellent learning communities working in the context of the Oasis Ethos where every student can reach their full potential. We believe this can be achieved through clear leadership, outstanding staff, a positive and affirming environment, strong partnership between students, parents/carers, and the local community, along with the wider national and international links the Oasis’ global operations create. We are also committed to nurturing and developing the very best teachers to work within our Academies. In just two years, our sustained improvement has seen the percentage of inspected Academies attaining 'Good' or better, rise from 30% to over 80%. We have a relentless commitment to raising the bar for all, whilst closing the gap for disadvantaged students.
Our ethos is an expression of our character- it is a statement of who we are and therefore a lens though which we assess all we do. The work of Oasis Community Learning is motivated and inspired by the life, message, and example of Christ. This is encapsulated by the following five statements:
a passion to include everyone
a desire to treat everyone equally, respecting differences
a commitment to healthy and open relationships
a deep sense of hope that things can change and be transformed
a sense of perseverance to keep going for the long haul
The full Education Charter explains how our ethos impacts in Oasis Academies and can be found on www.oasiscommunitylearning.org
At Oasis Warndon, we achieved a strongly ‘Good’ Ofsted report in November 2019. The report rated us ‘Good’; with enough evidence of improved performance to suggest that school could be judged outstanding if Ofsted were to carry out a section 5 inspection. It is an incredibly exciting time to be part of our Academy, as we stride forward on our journey to outstanding. In establishing Oasis Warndon, we worked with all stakeholders in designing a vision and ethos for our Academy, which is encapsulated by:
‘Happy hearts, enquiring minds, promising futures’
We want children at Warndon to be nurtured, happy and capable of developing healthy relationships.
Through high expectations, children are stretched and challenged in their learning and personal development. All students are treated as individuals; with differences and achievements celebrated. Personalising learning is embedded within our ethos, giving students the education, they need and want. Learning is active, hands on, engaging and purposeful in the context of their lives. Oasis Academy Warndon is an Academy for the community and an Academy for the 21st Century, preparing our young people for their future. Our bespoke character approach is integral to ensuring our children thrive in contemporary society.
The Academy mainly serves the Parish of Warndon, which is a very diverse and rewarding catchment to work within. On average, children enter school well below age expectations and require carefully considered provision in order to develop academically, socially, and emotionally. There is significant deprivation in the area, with our Acorn Score at 86. Over 1/3 of the children in Warndon are living in poverty. In the national deprivation index data, Warndon is within the highest 1% nationally of most deprived areas in the country. We have 20% of our children on the SEN register, with a high percentage of language development areas. Furthermore, just over 50% of the children are able to access pupil premium funding.
We are an expanding school with provision from nursery through to year 6. Currently, we have over 580 children in our Academy with a plan for 700 as our reputation builds and our nursery provision expands in the coming years.
The school has a historical journey of improvement. In 2011 it went into special measures and came out of this position into requires improvement in 2013. On the 1st of October 2013, we converted to become an Oasis Academy, which provided a wonderful opportunity to focus on our core job of teaching and learning, whilst seeking the resources and expertise of an outstanding organisation to help us push forward in other key school improvement areas. The Ofsted in May 2015 rated us as strongly good, and our first Section 8 inspection in November 2019 found that we were Good with enough evidence to suggest the school could be judged outstanding in a section 5 inspection. The drive now is to obtain an outstanding judgement at the next inspection, but more vitally, make sure that outcomes for children are exceptional in the future.
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