It is our belief at Oasis Academy John Williams that curriculum – the subjects and experiences planned for and studied during a student’s journey from Year 7 to 11 – are the foundation upon which excellence is built. We offer a traditional knowledge rich academic curriculum, which is both rigorous and robust, supplemented by a wide and varied enrichment curriculum.
In sum, the purpose and function of our curriculum is to enable all young people to achieve their personal best through a broad and balanced range of experiences, which meets the needs, aptitudes and interests of all of our students. We aim to ensure that all young people are effectively prepared for the next phase of education, employment or training and leave OAJW as well-rounded, confident individuals with the skills, qualifications and attributes to thrive in any context.
We constantly review our curriculum provision and work hard to ensure that our offer serves the needs of our young people in an educational landscape which is constantly changing. We believe in challenging and supporting our young people to achieve remarkable success and have high expectations of all, irrespective of starting point. As such, we ensure that there is a consistent focus on regular meaningful assessment in all subject areas so students and parents are consistently aware of student progress and how to move forward, including through the development of their Conditions to Thrive. We believe in using prior and recent attainment to inform class groupings and as a result set in many of our subjects. These decisions are reviewed following our Assessment Points, with our Subject Leaders carefully considering the attainment and progress of each individual and making relevant group changes to ensure that all students are best placed to maximise, both the progress they are making, as well as their overall attainment.