10/11/08: Oasis Community Learning
Oasis Community Learning is the umbrella governing body for all Oasis Academies. Its roots are strongly based in Oasis UK, a charity founded in 1985 by Steve Chalke, whose Christian faith inspired him to create ways to develop people and build communities. Its Mission is to create and sustain a network of excellent learning communities where everyone can realise their full potential.
The vision of Oasis Academies is to create both outstanding schools and community hubs. The aim is to provide access for both the students and the community to facilities such as adult learning programmes, fitness suites, sports courts and out-of-hours youth activities. Oasis believes this can be achieved through high-quality facilities, outstanding staff, clear leadership, a positive, affirming environment and a partnership between students, parents, each Academy and the local community.