Oasis Community Learning, the UK’s second largest multi-academy trust, held its bi-annual National Student Awards yesterday at the Birmingham ICC. The Awards are a chance to celebrate outstanding student achievement from amongst the 25,000 young people who attend Oasis’ 49 primary and secondary academies.
“At Oasis we want all of our young people to develop the character, confidence, and competence to both fulfil their potential and make a difference to their local community. The National Student Awards are a chance for us to celebrate our young people’s accomplishments”, said Steve Chalke MBE, Founder of Oasis Community Learning.
“All of those who attended the Awards have an achievement of which to be proud of, and I hope that they will remember this day for many years to come.”
The Oasis National Students Awards give recognition to students aged 10 to 16, chosen by their principals, for excellence across seven categories - outstanding contributions to their local community, demonstrating inclusivity and equality, supporting the work of their global partner charity or project, being a mentor or inspiration to others, championing the arts, excelling in sports, and academic achievement. Each academies’ category winners are then in contention for that specific national award.
Established in 2007 Oasis Community Learning has expanded quickly, it now has 4,500 staff serving over 25,000 students across 49 academies. As part of its focus on supporting the rounded development of its young people, Oasis operates a Hub model in which each academy’s families and local community are provided with access to a range of services such as adult learning schemes, healthy living advice and activities, sports facilities and out-of-hours youth activities. The purpose of the Hub is to serve the whole person and community.
“MHR is delighted to be sponsoring the Oasis Community Learning National Student Awards this year, as we believe that nurturing and rewarding such talent is crucial to developing the leaders of the future. MHR has a dedicated internal management programme to support the development of graduates, with most of our candidates now taking senior management roles and even directorship within the business. Giving young people the experience, knowledge and confidence they need to have successful professional careers is key to MHR’s vision for the future,” explains Ian Stewart, Marketing Director at MHR.
He continues: “MHR has an established partnership with Oasis Community Learning, providing a partially managed payroll service to over 4,000 employees across multiple locations, as well as HR and talent management software that helps support the development of their teachers and support staff - and ultimately helping to enhance the student experience.”