Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community



Pupils and staff at Oasis Academy John Williams are celebrating after achieving a great outcome from Ofsted in their recent visit. Throughout the report, inspectors highlighted the improved performance since they last visited the school and also shared a glowing account of how well students are supported in their learning, how the students are presented with leadership opportunities within the academy, and how students develop confidence in their studies.
Ofsted, 2023

Ofsted found many areas in which the academy’s leaders, staff and students excelled, giving very positive feedback. 

Highlights from the report include: 

·         “Pupils behave well. Disruption to learning is rare and does not persist. Pupils are friendly and courteous to one another and to staff. Social times are calm and orderly.”  

·         “Pupils develop their talents and interests through the many enrichment activities that the school provides. Leadership roles provide opportunities for pupils to become active citizens and to contribute to the school community. Pupils aspire to these roles and are proud to represent the school.”  

·         “Teachers know exactly what content they expect pupils to learn and how to support them to remember the most essential knowledge.”   

·         “Staff are well supported. The school considers the impact on workload when introducing changes. Teachers, including those at the start of their careers, get the training they       need.”  

·         “The trust’s vision permeates all areas of the school through the development of ‘character, confidence and community’. Pupils feel welcome and valued as part of the school community.”  

The report also mentions that parents and carers value the communication they receive from the academy: “Many parents feel that the school communicates well with them and that they have the information they need to support their child. They appreciate the high aspirations that the school has for all pupils.” 

Safeguarding at Oasis Academy John Williams was found to be effective, with the report stating that students are happy at the academy, and that the curriculum teaches them how to stay safe. They comment that students are aware of potential risks and know how to access support if needed.

Victoria Boomer-Clark, Principal at Oasis Academy John Williams, said; “We are absolutely delighted and very proud that Ofsted, once again, has recognised Oasis Academy John Williams to be a Good school.  This is testament to the hard work of our incredible young people and staff team and to the support of our parents and carers”.