We offer opportunities for extended learning beyond the core Academy day. Our extended provision through our Hub team is at the centre of our community work. The team deliver a wide range of services which engage public, voluntary and business sectors in the establishment of a centre of education and lifelong learning. We aspire for the Academy to be at the heart of our local community, recognised by others for our clear understanding and support of local issues and awareness of community needs.
At Oasis we recognise that people are not two-dimensional beings; we are each a whole person with a broad range of aspirations and needs and these needs are interconnected. To truly help someone with their educational needs, it is vital to also be aware of their emotional needs, spiritual needs and economic needs.
As such, we believe in communities that are holistic, interconnected and totally inclusive. We call our model for these communities ‘Hub.’ Watch the video above to learn more about our vision for hub.
Oasis Academy Byron is part of Oasis Hub Coulsdon. As well as the Byron and Oasis Academy Coulsdon, the hub runs a number of services for the community. By ensuring that all these services are joined up and rooted in same ethos we want to see the entire community transformed for the better.
What is happening at our Hub?
Chill and Chat Church
This is a family church session led by Oasis Church Coulsdon. The group meet every Wednesday from 3.00-5.00pm in the Byron Children's Centre and is made up of Oasis Academy Byron Students and their parents. The group engage with craft activities and games from Oasis Life Resources resources. Each week finishes with some children's Christian songs and also a reflection along the Oasis Life themes. The group has grown to an average of 15 people and our target for the rest of this academic year is to grow the group to an average of 20.
This is a youth club which is run by the Chaplaincy Team. It takes place every Tuesday from 3-4.30pm at Oasis Academy Coulsdon with an average of 20 students from the academy attending. The activities include table tennis, board games (monopoly in particular!),films and informal discussions. This group receivedsome funding this year which has paid for a pull up banner and t shirts for the leaders, these have helped to promote the identity and purpose of the group. We're aiming to spend the rest of the funding wisely to ensure that every member of group is able to engage in activity, we also hope that the group will grown to an average of 30. We're hoping to particularly engage new girls in the group as mainly boys attend at the moment.