Our Commitment to Equality
Equality and inclusion are at the heart of Oasis. We have a passion to include everyone and a deep desire to treat everyone equally. We accept others for who they are and respect differences.
Our aim is to provide an excellent education for all our students. Our way of doing this is to work hard to improve students’ attainment and the standards of teaching and learning continually. At the same time, we also aim to meet the needs of the whole person and the whole community because we understand that the whole of life is education and that everyone who is part of a student’s life affects that student’s understanding of life and, therefore, his or her education. In this sense, every person matters.
Our Commitment to the Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 gathers together various different pieces of equality legislation which have been developed over a number of recent years. It sets out some key equality provisions for the delivery of education and a requirement for public bodies to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relationships between different groups. Against the background of the UK's increasingly diverse communities, Oasis recognises that this Act plays a major role in recognising the UK's historic commitment to tolerance.
The Equality Act 2010 is, therefore, an important and significant piece of legislation for Oasis because its key provisions underpin the aim of Oasis itself: an equal and inclusive society in which difference is understood and respected. This Academy is committed to meeting its obligations within the law and being a good expression of Oasis' own commitment to equality.
The Academy’s Equality objectives outline how we are complying with the public sector equality duty, including details of how we are eliminating discrimination, improving equality of opportunity for people with protected characteristics, and involving those affected by inequality to inform our decisions on this issue. You can read our Academy Equality Objectives here.
The Academy’s Accessibility Plan includes details on how we are working to increase our disabled pupils’ ability to participate in our curriculum, improve the physical environment of our academy so disabled pupils take better advantage of the services we provide, and improve the availability of accessible information to our disabled pupils. You can read our Accessibility Plan here.
OCL Student Equality and Inclusion Policy can be found here.
Oasis Community Learning’s academies are committed to best practice concerning equality and inclusion. You can read which awards our academies have won by visiting OCL’s national website here.
Oasis Community Learning is proud to partner with Stonewall, a leading LGBT rights organisation. Stonewall train and support Oasis teachers and staff to further develop how we operate as a fully inclusive organisation. Stonewall aims to empower LGBT people to be their authentic selves, enabling them to realise and achieve their full potential, and we empower LGBT people and allies to create positive change. Stonewall supports individuals to understand how they can make a difference for LGBT people at work, home and in their communities. Oasis Leesbrook are proud to announce we are a member of Stonewall's School Champion programme to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and celebrating difference.
You can read more about Stonewall’s work here.