Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and education is a key part of both the core and extended curriculum at OASB. Every opportunity is taken for students to: be reflective about their own beliefs and others’, develop a moral purpose, use and develop a range of social skills and understand and respect a full range of cultural influences.
Some of the many ways we promote pupils’ development include:
- Having a diverse and constantly developing Enrichment Curriculum (please see full timetable), designed to provide students with intensive careers information, volunteering opportunities and additional, non-curricular education inside and outside of the classroom. We work closely with external professionals, as well as the Oasis Community Hub to assist students in making the right next steps. Our partnerships span the breadth of financial intuitions, sector-leading businesses and dedicated organisations within the Waterloo area, each with a view towards providing students with the greatest chance of attaining their dream job. As part of our enrichment programmes, we offer a range of life skills such as ICT and personal finance modules, while students are also encouraged to express themselves creatively through art, music and drama programmes.
- Having weekly assemblies and reflections where we cover current affairs, historical events, politics, religion and financial literacy.
- Having weekly PSHE lessons which includes a broad curriculum with lessons including: sex and relationship education, drug education, mental health education, learning about the safe use of social media, the problem of knife crime, gang prevention education and citizenship education.
- We adopt a cross-curricular approach to teaching the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle, which we include in PE and gastronomy.
- Offering a wide range of school trips (students on average take part in a school trip at least once every 3 weeks).
- Offering opportunities for student leadership including, student council, Head Girl and Head Boy and prefect duties.
- We provide a consistent focus and understanding of our school values and we use those values to encourage our pupils throughout the school day.
- We encourage a sense of community with family style dining at lunchtimes.