“Building self belief, resilience and a love of challenge”
Established in April 2014 in North East Surrey ‘Oaks Academy Trust’ began with two schools, Banstead Infant School and Warren Mead Junior School. In a vote of confidence from the Department for Education, Oaks was upgraded to Sponsor status that July.
We know that working in partnership with other schools brings about improvement and higher achievement for children. Such collaboration is an exciting way to work.
KEY EXPECTATIONS FOR OAKS, ITS SCHOOLS AND PARTNERS
Providing an excellent education for children is our passion and moral purpose. With high aspirations for all, we help our children become confident learners, imbued with resilience, a love of challenge and respect for others.
This is achieved through:
- Valuing the distinctiveness of our schools
- Head Teachers and Governors setting and implementing development plans
- A relentless drive for excellence
- Clear reporting lines, accountability and separation of responsibilities
- Rigorous financial and budget control
Oaks Academy aims to bring schools together in order for the children to have a powerful, joined-up education. Transformational learning comes from professionals who ask questions and are keen to remain learners themselves. Oaks is an academy where the Head Teachers embrace change and recognise that education can always change for the better as a result of what both teachers and learners do in the present. The Head Teachers have agreed a philosophy which permeates all Oaks schools. This philosophy develops as we learn.
Oaks aims to develop children who have self-belief and a high self-esteem; children who seek challenge and use creative strategies to solve these challenges; children who love learning, have high expectations for themselves, strong values and are responsible citizens.
The children grow from strength to strength as they hear the same messages as they continue on their journey through each phase of their learning.
Oaks’ schools are joined by ‘a sense of moral purpose and passion. Passion arises when one’s own vision of a better future is coupled with a sense of one’s own power to make it happen.’ Alison Peacock