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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Advisory Curriculum

We deliberately design each Academy Day using Advisory as the opening and close. Each day, students meet their advisory teachers for 45 minutes for a deliberate curriculum designed to further prepare them as young people and citizens of the future. Our advisory teams are the in-house families that each student belong to. 

Our Advisory curriculum aims to ensure that our students have access to a range of learning opportunities. Our Advisory curriculum explores aspects of PSHCE/SMSC within a secure and safe setting. Learning takes place through weekly assemblies and character development sessions. In addition to this we utilise time to develop numeracy and literacy skills, not as an add on to Maths and English, but to build the foundation blocks for lessons to enable our students to achieve beyond their target levels.

At Key Stage 4 in Y11 advisory sessions; time for greater depth and support with English and Maths is offered and time to explore careers education and future aspirations included. Y10 students will experience RE and revision skills as part of a more personalised advisory curriculum.

Celebrating student success is a key driver behind our Advisory curriculum, PRIDE assembly forms an essential part of this culture of celebration and the OADV challenge allows time to reflect on achievements.

The Advisory curriculum is part of our promise to deliver ‘exceptional education in the heart of the community’.

Character: Engaging all students to express feelings and thoughts around themselves, who they are becoming and why this is important for their wellbeing and development in modern Britain. Students will have many opportunities to learn and discuss knowledge and skills that will support them to have fulfilled lives, this will take place in character development sessions, targeted assemblies, and careers exploration.

Competence: Students will develop fundamental skills for success and practice is given to them with numeracy and literacy planned activities. Reading and explicit teaching of vocabulary will act as building blocks to greater depth in subject curriculum.

Community: Students will discuss and understand their own place within the local, national, and global community with particular focus on the Oasis family. Students will have an opportunity to engage in our Pupil Parliament, representing their advisory group and year.  Regular opportunities to support the Academy development and positive community impact will be afforded to all our students. We will celebrate and reward OADV students regularly – done weekly in PRIDE assemblies and with opportunities throughout the year. As an academy we will celebrate our triumphs and improvement as a year group, together.

Advisory Curriculum Timetable

 

 

Year 7  Advisory Curriculum

 
 
 

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

AM Advisory 15 minute

Pride

OADV Challenge

Numeracy Sumdog

Versatile Vocabulary

Numeracy Sumdog

PM Advisory 30 minute

ERIC                          

Assembly            

Character Development 

ERIC                          

The Day

 

   

Year 8 Advisory Curriculum

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

 

 

AM Advisory 15 minute

Numeracy TTRS

OADV Challenge

Numeracy TTRS

Pride

Versatile Vocabulary

 

 

PM Advisory 30 minute

Character Development 

ERIC

Assembly            

ERIC                          

The Day

 

 
   

 

   

Year 9 Advisory Curriculum

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

 

 

AM Advisory 15 minute

Versatile Vocabulary

Numeracy OADV session

OADV Challenge

Numeracy OADV session

Pride

 

 

PM Advisory 30 minute

Character Development 

ERIC                          

ERIC                          

Assembly            

The Day

 

 
   
   

 

   

Year 10 Advisory Curriculum

 
 
 

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

AM Advisory 15 minute

Numeracy OADV

Pride

Versatile Vocabulary

Numeracy OADV

OADV Challenge

PM Advisory 30 minute

RE

ERIC                          

ERIC                          

Character Development

Assembly            

 

   

Year 11 Advisory Curriculum

 
           
 

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

AM Advisory 15 minute

Eng/Math

ERIC                          

Pride

OADV Challenge

CEIAG - Career of the week/ Application support

PM Advisory 30 minute

Assembly            

Eng/Math

Character Development

Eng/Math

Eng/Math

 

 

Character Development and Assembly programme

Assemblies and Character development sessions provide the core of our personal development offer. Both sessions will introduce themes and foci to encourage critical thinking. The program of assemblies and character development lessons are designed to cover a range of topics throughout the year ensuring that students have opportunity to explore aspects of SMSC, PSHE and Citizenship.  Through assemblies and Character Development sessions students will be provided with the tools and essential knowledge to become educated, well-rounded citizens. It is in these lessons and time that our students access the RSHE statutory curriculum.

OADV Challenge and PRIDE Assembly 

Every week, during OADV challenge students will have opportunity to reflect on their achievements from the previous week and explore how they have embedded the Academy values. PRIDE assembly forms an essential part of the Advisory curriculum, during this session student achievements are celebrated through pupil appreciations and our inter-advisory league. The PRIDE assembly is an integral part of the Academy instilling the culture of celebration into our Academy. Students are rewarded by their advisory teachers, Pastoral teams and Academy Leadership, as well as being celebrated for attendance, behaviour, homework and enrichment participation.

ERIC

As part of the Advisory programme, teachers deliver two guided reading sessions a week, these are known as E.R.I.C sessions (Everybody Reading in Class).

Text choices for directed E.R.I.C sessions are ambitious and appropriate for our academies’ context in order to promote an enjoyment of reading and introduce our students to a range of tier 2 vocabulary.  The texts have been carefully selected to also appeal to our students’ interests as well as to widen their knowledge and understanding of different eras, cultures and beliefs.  We ensure that students experience modern and more traditional texts as well as those from writers of both genders and from different cultures in order to promote diversity, acceptance and tolerance. The novels our students access during ERIC time are shown below:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

‘Boy’ – Roald Dahl

‘Ghost Boys’ – Jewell Parker Rhodes

‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ – J.K. Rowling

‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ – Michelle Magorian

‘I am Malala’ – Malala Yousafzai ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ – C.S Lewis

‘1984’ – George Orwell

‘Diary of Anne Frank’ – Anne Frank

‘Small Island’ – Andrea Levy

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ – Harper Lee

‘Lord of the Flies’ – William Golding

‘The Great Gatsby’ – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Versatile Vocabulary 

A large and rich vocabulary is the hallmark of an educated individual. Therefore, to enrich our student's knowledge of vocabulary OADV, all students are introduced and exposed to a KS3 and KS4 Versatile Vocabulary list. Versatile Vocabulary are words that can be used across the curriculum and applied to a range of contexts. The vocabulary is arranged in pairs or binary opposites (extreme opposites that contrast with each other). They are words that will help students express their ideas in a confident way if they are used carefully and correctly. They should be learned and used to help improve written expression in all subjects.

Students will receive a list containing 30 pairs and will learn, practice and utilise new vocabulary every week.

Advisory Maths Curriculum 

The activities used in the advisory sessions dedicated to maths should serve two main purposes. The first is to enable students to secure a strong foundation in the basic numeracy skills that allow access to all areas of maths. The second is to develop an enjoyment of maths by celebrating the success and progress made by different students.

Year 7

Sumdog is an app-based programme that students will complete and compete in weekly.  Students will self-mark the work and scores collected by the advisory teachers. These scores will be collated and reviewed by the maths department, so that they can be used to look into the deployment of additional intervention support. We can also compete across the UK and students will have opportunities to represent the Academy whilst developing their skills.

Year 8

Timetables rockstar is designed to work on both accuracy and speed of recall of the timetables. This knowledge is vital to accessing all areas of maths. Students complete questions independently on their iPads, with options of challenging other students or even teachers. The program differentiates for students, setting questions at the correct level following an initial set of questions to work out the level of the students.

Year 9, 10 and 11

There will be a change in year 9 to a programme created in house. This will follow a similar format to the app-based learning, but with a significant increase in difficulty. This will also allow us to increase the use of spaced learning to revisit topics at a suitable point after they have been covered in lessons.. The programme will continue to develop students’ speed and fluency in year 10 and year 11.

The Day

‘The Day’ is an invaluable resource that exposes our students to impeccable journalism. Each week students are introduced to clear, balanced, non-fiction articles to encourage our students to take an interest in and form their own opinion on the leading news stories from around the world. They see links between what is happening and their subjects in school; they see that it is relevant to them. This weekly session is aimed to encourage our students to engage in current affairs and make them well-rounded citizens.

 

Lines of communication

At times it might be necessary for you to contact the Academy about your Child. Please use the following information to contact specific staff and pastoral teams, thank you:

Year 7:

Staff Member

Role

Email

Mrs Z Horsfall

Year 7 Pastoral Manager

Zoe.horsfall@oasisdonvalley.org

Mrs V Fitzpatrick

Year 7 ALT Link

Victoria.fitzpatrick@oasisdonvalley.org

Mr P Mills

Head of Key Stage 3

Paul.mills@oasisdonvalley.org

Miss K Senior

(7KSe) Teacher of Technology

Katie.senior@oasisdonvalley.org

Miss K Evans

(7KEv) Teacher of Technology

Kayleigh.evans@oasisdonvalley.org

Mr A Khan

(7AKh) Teacher of Computer Science and Business

Ali.khan@oasisdonvalley.org

Miss F Nelmes

(7FNe) Teacher of Geography

Ffion.nelmes@oasisdonvalley.org

Miss J Newark

(7JNe) Teacher of Maths

Jessica.newark@oasisdonvalley.org

Ms S Diallo

(7KEv) Teacher of Science

Saraaicha.diallonajih@oasisdonvalley.org

Ms S Sahid

(7SSa) Teacher of Maths

Samra.shahid@oasisdonvalley.org

 

Year 8:

Staff Member

Role

Contact details

Mr R Hinchliffe

Year 8 ALT Link

Richard.hinchliffe@oasisdonvalley.org

 

Miss P Mills

Head of Key Stage 3

Paul.mills@oasisdonvalley.org

 

Miss P Rooney

(8PRo) Teacher of MFL

Philippa.rooney@oasisdonvalley.org

 

Miss L Balding

(8LBa) Teacher of Science

Leigh.balding@oasisdonvalley.org

 

Miss C Stanbra

(8CSt) Teacher of English

Charlotte.stanbra@oasisdonvalley.org

 

Miss M Aramburu

(8Mar) Teacher of Maths

Marian.aramburu@oasisdonvalley.org

Mr A Matthews

(8Ama) Director of Science

Andrew.matthews@oasisdonvalley.org

 

 

Year 9:

Staff Member

Role

Contact details

Mrs K Benefer

Year 9 Pastoral Manager

Kelly.benefer@oasisdonvalley.org

Miss C Harvey

Year 9 ALT Link

cheryl.harvey@oasisdonvalley.org

 

Miss P Mills

Head of Key Stage 3

Paul.mills@oasisdonvalley.org

 

Miss A Kelshaw

(9Ake) Teacher of Art

Annabelle.kelshaw@oasisdonvalley.org

 

Miss O Salter

(9OSa) Teacher of Geography

Olivia.salter@oasisdonvalley.org

 

Miss J Ward

(9JWa) Teacher of PE

jake.ward@oasisdonvalley.org

 

Mrs N Harper

(9NHa) Head of MFL

Nicola.harper@oasisdonvalley.org

Miss R Kofler

(9NHa) Teacher of MFL

Romina.kofler@oasisdonvalley.org

Miss S Khan

(9SKh) Teacher of History

Sana.khan@oasisdonvalley.org

 

 

Year 10:

Staff Member

Role

Contact details

Mr S McKen

Year 10 Pastoral Manager

Sekani.McKen@oasisdonvalley.org

 

Miss M Fowler

Year 10 Raising Standards Lead

Mia.Fowler@oasisdonvalley.org

 

Ms D Abdulkarim

Year 10 ALT Link

Dana.Abdulkarim@oasisdonvalley.org

 

Miss C Hinchliffe

(10CHI) Teacher of Science

Caitlin.Hinchliffe@oasisdonvalley.org

 

Miss C Berriman

(10CBE) Teacher of Science

camille.berriman@oasisdonvalley.org

 

Mr T Stafford

(10TST) Teacher of Technology and Art

tracey.stafford@oasisdonvalley.org

 

Mr D Staniland

(10DST) Teacher of Music

Dale.staniland@oasisdonvalley.org

 

Miss E Hardcastle

(10EHA) Teacher of Technology and Art

ellen.hardcastle@oasisdonvalley.org

 

Miss H Kelly

(10HKE) Teacher of PE and HOF PE

hannah.kelley@oasisdonvalley.org

 

 

KS3 Advisory Curriculum Learning Journey