Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Nine Habits

Our Ethos

Everything within Oasis Community Learning is framed by our ethos. 

Our ethos is rooted in what we believe and who we are. Grounded in our story, it is an expression of our character; a set of values that inform and provide the lens on everything we do.  

  • A passion to include 
  • A desire to treat people equally respecting differences 
  • A commitment to healthy, open relationships 
  • A deep sense of hope that things can change and be transformed 
  • A sense of perseverance to keep going for the long haul 

It is these values that we want to be known for and to live by. We are committed to a model of inclusion, equality, healthy relationships, hope, and perseverance throughout all the aspects of the life and culture of every Oasis Hub and academy community. 

We encourage every member of our family, be that staff or student, to align themselves to these ethos values. The values themselves are inspired by the life, message and example of Jesus but we make it clear that we will not impose on anyone the beliefs that underpin our ethos values. We recognise and celebrate the richness that spiritual and cultural diversity brings to our community, respecting the beliefs and practices of other faiths in the hope that we will provide a welcoming environment for all. 

The Oasis 9 Habits

The Oasis Ethos is aspirational, inspirational and something that we have to constantly work at. It is important to remember that every organisation is made up of its people, and people don’t always get things right. This means that there can sometimes be a dissonance between what we say we are, as stated in our ethos values, and what we actually do and experience. 

Recognising this is helpful because it reminds us that we each have things to work on; we have space to grow, develop and change to become the best version of ourselves.  

To help us in this process of personal growth and development we have the Oasis 9 Habits. It is our bespoke and unique approach to character development. We know that by living the way of the Habits, the Oasis Ethos will become second nature to us.  

We also believe that this process of continually developing our character and being transformed to become the best version of ourselves is really important for every student and staff member alike. Therefore, we actively promote and practice the Oasis 9 Habits which are an invitation to a way of life characterised by being compassionate, patient, humble, joyful, honest, hopeful, considerate, forgiving and self-controlled.  

We believe that by becoming people who live by these values, whether we are staff or students, we are transformed; we can all play our part in bringing transformation locally, nationally and globally.  

And this is who we are (click on each habit to find out more about it).

How are the Oasis 9 Habits embedded?

Not only are the Oasis 9 Habits woven into the everyday fabric of academy culture, but staff and students also explicitly learn about them in termly assemblies and tutor sessions. Each term focuses on specifics habits so that each one is studied within the academic year. In addition, 9 Habits Ambassador and Prefect student leaders help promote the Oasis 9 Habits by working on key projects throughout the academy year.

Term 1 – Introduction to the Oasis 9 Habits, including learning about ethos and character

Term 2 – hopeful and joyful

Term 3 – patient and compassionate

Term 4 – forgiving and considerate

Term 5 – self-controlled and humble

Term 6 – honest