Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

British Values

At Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey we ensure that through our Academy vision, rules, curriculum and teaching we promote tolerance and respect for all cultures, faiths and lifestyles. 

We aim to teach our students to develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes, which allow them to participate fully and contribute positively to life in modern Britain. We encourage our young people to take part in Academy life whether that is sports and extra-curricular activities, anti-bullying programme and peer mentoring or student leadership. The curriculum, both academic and pastoral, taught at Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey provide our young people an opportunity to consider other views in a safe and respectful environment.  

British Values are promoted through the curriculum, through everyday activities and through the interaction of all members of the academy community. These are examples of the ways we experience British Values at Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey. 


We have an elected Student Leadership team. This is used as an opportunity to promote and teach about democracy and the electoral process. 

We encourage volunteerism in and out of school.  This includes responsibilities such as subject ambassadors, head girl and boy, house captains and prefects.  

Democracy is promoted through focused PSHE lessons and assemblies.  

The Academy is involved in the local youth parliament. 

The Rule of Law 

We have high expectations about student conduct and this is reflected in our S.H.E.P.P.E.Y values and behaviour policy. Students are taught our expectations and rewarded for the consistent demonstration of them. 

Academy rules are constantly updates and adapted to circumstances. 

Rules are displayed in classrooms and around the academy. 

The rule of law is promoted through focused PSHE lessons and assemblies.  

We work with our local police / PCSO to provide opportunities for school visits that enable our student to learn about their role in society. 

Individual liberty 

Students are actively encouraged to make choices at our Academy, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.   

As an Academy, we provide boundaries for our students to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and planned curriculum. Students are taught they are responsible for their own behaviour and that they have rights and responsibilities. 

Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedom and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E:Safety teaching, PSHE curriculum and assemblies  

Students are given the freedom to make choices, e.g. signing up for extra-curricular clubs, volunteering for leadership responsibilities and participating in competitions.  

Our students are encouraged to participate in sports events to help build their skills and have experienced the taste of success through hard work, resilience and perseverance.   

Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs 

Part of Oasis ethos and behaviour policy is based around core Christian values such as 'respect' and 'responsibility' these values determine how we live as a community. 

The Oasis 9Habits are used to promote the development of personal characteristics. 

We have students from a range of nationalities and cultures, but our catchment is predominantly white British, so it is essential that we widen student’s understanding of the diverse cultural and multi faith society in which we live.  This is an ongoing area of focus for our Academy.  Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying have been followed and supported by learning in PSHE and other curriculum areas.  

British festivals are observed alongside festivals of other faiths. 

Remembrance Day is observed annually with the full participation of all members of the school community following on from individual class preparations for all Students. 

We follow core elements of the Kent Locally Agreed Syllabus for RE and examine key themes within the Cultural Studies element of our General Studies curriculum. These include an investigation of how religion and culture impact identity, issues of diversity and discrimination, and issues of human rights including the examples of key leaders driven by faith (for example Malala, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King).