Head of Secondary's Greeting
I am delighted to work in a school which promotes diversity and has a rich range of nationalities amongst the student body. It allows for the whole school community to celebrate each others cultures and the mix between young people both Chinese and those from other nationalities gives Green Oasis its unique atmosphere.
The Secondary section follows the National Curriculum of England and Wales at Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) and IGCSE in Years 10 and 11. I am extremely proud of the outstanding IGCSE examination results from the summer examinations and it goes to demonstrate the calibre of both our students and the teaching staff.
At Green Oasis School we look to develop the whole student, meaning that we not only focus on the academic side of things but also place a large importance on creating good people who will go onto become valued members of society. We also strive to create independent and reflective learners where we encourage them to set their own goals and develop strategies to help them reach these goals.
Green Oasis also has a programme for English as an Additional Language (EAL) which allows 2nd language speakers an opportunity to access the curriculum more easily. This includes EAL groups in English, Humanities in Key Stage 3 and an EAL option in Years 10 and 11.
There is also a commitment to e-learning and the use of technology. This is achieved by the school's Learning Management System (LMS). On the LMS teacher's can set homework, revision and add teaching resources that can assist students learning experience. Parents are also able to access the LMS so they can also play an active role in the academic development of their child.
Our pastoral system is constantly evolving and for the coming academic year will see a foreign member of staff team up with Chinese member of staff. We anticipate that this will increase the level of communication between home and school which will again help our students grow and develop both academically and socially. In addition to this Green Oasis are committed to setting a strong PSHE programme and for this academic year the school has introduced the role of PSHE coordinator.
We are committed to creating opportunities that empower students and allow them to take ownership of situations and be involved in every day school life. In the coming year we will be appointing a Head Boy and Head Girl, introduce House captains along with a Student Council. This will give the students a voice in to how the school works. Student Council and students will be involved as well as the teachers in developing a reward system where students feel valued and are rewarded for working hard. These initiatives will run alongside the current prefect system.
Both the teachers and I are committed to making this year the best in Green Oasis history and I am looking forward to all of the activities that have been planned for the year.
Mr Paul Robinson Bsc (Hons), PGCE
Head of Secondary Green Oasis School