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.
- Building relationships with peers
- Rewards for positive behavior
- 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 home 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 their new home even before they have formally started with us in September.
We want our halls and corridors to feel like a home-from-home for your children. Our academy is a family - thriving with healthy relationships and positive influences. Our class teachers and tutors take the time to get to know each of their students, finding out what your child is interested in, where their aspirations lie and what hopes they have for their year.
Oasis Academy Silvertown partner with a national children's charity called Place2Be, which offers counselling for students whilst at school. Patience Mlangeni Place2Be leads the project and twice each week (usually on a Wednesday and Thursday) where there will be the space for some of our students to reflect and think about their thoughts and feelings. Place2talk offer students a lunchtime drop in for 15-minutes, either on their own or in a small group, and longer one-to-one sessions are offered throughout the day for students who need a little more time to work through some of the challenges they are facing,
Parents and students can learn more about the charity by clicking here. Patience is happy to meet parents who would like to talk to her, so please drop in to the Academy office and request a meeting with her when you can.