From September 2022, students will be issued with digital planners through the school’s MIS system, Bromcom. Details of how to access their digital planners can be found here.
Things to know!
Who are my teachers?
Curriculum Leader of English/Literacy - Ms Fenn
Assistant Curriculum Leader of KS3 English - Ms Choudhary
Assistant Curriculum Leader of KS4 English - Ms Zubaid
Teacher of English & Whole School Literacy Leader - Ms Moore
Teacher of English - Ms S Begum
Teacher of English - Ms Arif
Teacher of English - Ms M Begum
Curriculum Leader of Mathematics/Numeracy - Ms McCafferty
Assistant Curriculum Leader of Mathematics - Ms Lopez
Teacher of Mathematics - Mr O'Dea
Teacher of Mathematics - Mr Rizwan
Teacher of Mathematics - Mr Iqbal
Teacher of Mathematics - Mr Shojib
Curriculum Leader of Science - Ms Jasat
Assistant Curriculum Leader of Science - Ms Ramzan
Teacher of Science - Mr Mahfooz
Teacher of Science - Ms Titley
Teacher of Science - Ms Calvert
Teacher of Science - Mr Syed
Science Technician - Ms Bibi
Curriculum Leader for Humanities/SMSC/PSHE/Character Curriculum - Ms Ridley
Subject Lead for Geography - Mr C Jones
Subject Lead for History - Ms Naz
Teacher of Geography - Mr Mulholland
Teacher of Geography - Ms Ablett
Teacher of Geography - Ms Akter
Teacher of History - Ms Bartlett
Teacher of History - Mr Stanley
Teacher of History - Mr Sinnott-Davies
Teacher of RE - Ms Huxley-Coles
Teacher of RE - Mr Thorne
Curriculum Leader for MFL - Mr Gradwell
Assistant Curriculum Leader of MFL - Mr Welsh
Teacher of MFL - Ms Kaur-Parkes
Teacher of MFL - Ms Holmes
Curriculum Leader of Technology & Art - Ms Whetham
Assistant Curriculum Leader of Technology & Art - Mr Gilmore
Teacher of Technology & Art - Ms Ryan
Teacher of Art - Mr Kenny
Teacher of Art - Mr P Jones
Teacher of Food Technology - Ms Garrety
Curriculum Leader of IT & Computer Science - Mr Hallsworth
Teacher of IT & Computer Science - Mr Philp
Curriculum Leader of PE & Wellbeing - Mr Fay
Assistant Curriculum Leader of PE & Wellbeing - Ms Smith
Teacher of PE & Wellbeing - Mr Feather
Teacher of PE & Wellbeing - Ms Clowes
Teacher of Dance - Mr Collard
Curriculum Leader of Music - Mr Cavanagh
Teacher of Music - Mr Hignett
Curriculum Leader of Drama - Ms Wither
Teacher of Drama - Ms Kelly
Director of SEND - Ms Rowland
Assistant SENCO - Ms Lowe
Assistant SENCO - Ms R Parker
Child Support agencies
|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|
|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|
|It is not Okay - Sexual Exploitation||0161 856 4552||www.itsnotokay.co.uk|
|NSPCC||0808 800 5000|
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 Pickering 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.