Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Planner

Every one of our students receives a new student planner each year full of resources and information to help them through the academic year and beyond. 

Some of those resources can be found on our website here.

Oasis Academy Secondary Exemplar Planner

Who are my teachers?

Curriculum Leader for Humanities/SMSC - Mrs Ridley
Curriculum Leader for English/Literacty - Miss Lownds 
Curriculum Leader for Mathematics/Numeracy - Miss Jenkins
Teacher of Science -  Mrs Ramzan
Teacher of Mathematics - Miss Begum
Teacher of Humanities - Miss Naz
Teacher of Humanities - Mrs Power
Teacher of MFL - Miss Holmes
Teacher of PE - Mr Jones
Teacher of English - Miss Yesmin
Teacher of Technology - Miss Webster

Child Support agencies

Name Phone Website
Kooth Counselling   www.kooth.com
Off the Record - Counselling 0161 627 0200  
Beat - Eating Problems Youth line 0845 634 7650 www.b-eat.co.uk
Brook - Sexual Health 0161 627 0200  
CASH - Sexual Health 0161 652 9584  
OASIS - Drugs and Alcohol 0161 621 9600  
Moving Forward - Familial abuse/ Domestic Violence/ Forced Marriage  0161 652 9584  
Oldham Young Carers 0161 621 9420  
Police 101  
Oldham Bereavement Service  0161 620 7557  
MIND - Mental Health 0161 330 9223 www.mind.org.uk
YOUNGMINDS - Mental Health 0808 802 5544 www.youngminds.org.uk
42nd Street - Self Harm 0161 832 0170 www.fortysecondstreet.org.uk
Samaritans 0845 790 9090 www.samaritans.org.uk
Childline 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk
Barnados   www.barnados.org.uk
It is not Okay - Sexual Exploitation 0161 856 4552 www.itsnotokay.co.uk
NSPCC 0808 800 5000  

 

Attendance

Attendance is very important - Academy Target: 97%

At Oasis Academy Leesbrook we love to reward excellent attendance and will have a number of incentives to reward and celebrate 100% attendance.

How you can help your child attend regularly:

  • making sure they understand the importance of good attendance and punctuality
  • taking an interest in their education - ask about school work and encourage them to get involved in school activities
  • discussing any problems they may have at school - inform their teacher or whoever is in charge of attendance at the schools about anything serious
  • not letting them take time off school for minor ailments - particularly those which would not prevent you from going to work
  • arranging appointments and outings after school hours, at weekends or during school holidays will help to prevent disruption to your child's education and to the school.

What if my child is absent from the Academy?

It is very important that all children attend the Academy regularly, but if your child is really unwell they should not attend.  If you are unsure as to whether your child is ill, it's always best to send them to the Academy and let us know to keep an eye on them.  We will contact you if they need to go home.

You should inform the Academy on the first day of the child's absence, so that an authorised absence can be recorded. This must be done by telephoning and leaving a message on the school answer machine, clearly stating your child’s name and Family Group. This must then be followed up with a note in the Planner. Authorised absences are acceptable reasons for absence and cover: illness; unavoidable hospital appointments; attendance at court; close family members/friends’ funerals etc.  However, all appointments should, where possible, be arranged after the Academy day or during holidays.

Unauthorised absences are absences where no acceptable reason is given and include: shopping; going to the airport; a relative visiting; going for a haircut; parent/carer unwell; looking after siblings; holidays etc.

Under no circumstances may children leave the Academy, by themselves, during Academy hours.  Parents/carers who collect children during the day to go to the doctor, dentist etc… must first report to the office and the child will be collected from their classroom by office staff. We expect to see appointment cards and evidence for every appointment taken during academy hours.

The Academy (Mr Dixon is our Attendance and Pastoral Leader) and the Education Welfare Officer (EWO) monitor the attendance of children.  The EWO visits regularly and contacts families where the attendance of a child starts to cause concern and the Academy has not been given a reason or where there is a pattern of absence from the Academy.  If a child’s attendance continues to be poor, there are no justifiable reasons why your child is not attending regularly, and/or you do not talk to the school about your child’s absence, then you may be breaking the law and the Academy will notify the Council so that they can either issue a Penalty Notice or start an investigation into why your child is not attending school.

What if my child is late for Academy learning?

It is very important that all children are in the Academy on time.  A child will be recorded as late if they arrive in the Academy after the hours of 8:15. We strongly advise all parents to ensure that their children are in the Academy from 7:45AM to take advantage of our Unlimited, Free for Everyone Breakfast provision where we offer free cereal, porridge and bagels.

What happens if we have to go away in term time?

The law requires that, once a child is on the Academy's register, they should be sent to the Academy every day that it is open.  There is no right to time off for holidays and these will not be authorised, except in exceptional circumstances. If parents/carers are considering a holiday during term time, for whatever reason, this must be discussed with the Principal well before any bookings are made.  A leave of absence form must be filled in and signed by the Principal.  Term-time holidays will be reported as an unauthorised absence.

Unauthorised absence of more than two weeks may result in the child being taken off-roll and the place being given to the next child on our waiting list.  If a child is missing from education, we will inform Oldham Local Authority.