At Oasis Academy Mayfield we believe that in order for our students to lead a happy and successful life they not only need strong academic results but also to have developed key ‘life skills’ that will help them get on in the workplace. We define ‘life skills’ as confidence, articulacy, social skills and team work.
The experiences that enable young people to develop these skills are an essential part of a well-rounded education and yet can easily be overlooked. In order to ensure that our students can stand shoulder to shoulder with a students from the most privileged of backgrounds and compete on an equal footing we have designed an Education Enrichment Programme.
Our Education Enrichment Programme consists of 4 strands. These strands are:
- Adventure learning –This includes the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, trips and visits, also links with local universities, colleges and the Saints foundation.
- Period 6 – this is our after-school enrichment programme which includes but is not limited to the arts, sport and games, STEM and academia.
- PSHE – these are lessons that are incorporated into the school day which cover topics such as sex and relationships, careers and aspirations, bullying and drugs and alcohol.
- Social Experiences - This is a coordinated programme of debating and public-speaking for all year groups.
It is our ambition that these experiences are not just for the few but form part of the normal school experience for every single one of our students. In order that we can track participation and guarantee uptake we record the attendance figures and pupil breakdown for each strand termly. It is our aim that by 2020 every single student at Mayfield experiences a minimum of 2 of the above 4 strands every academic year.
To see our full enrichment offering please click here.
In brief, some of the experiences we offer our young people include the following:
- WE Day
- Tour to Paris
- Sailing Trips
- Anti-bullying Awards
- Science visits to London
- Art field trips
- Indoor Rainforest
- Sports Day
- Attendance Cup
- University visits
- Peer mentoring
- Student Council
- Sports Teams