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The overall outcome of OASIS is to support young people to achieve their full potential in all areas of learning and development with specific emphasis on preventing early school leaving.
Posted on Friday 13 December 2019
The overall outcome of OASIS (Opportunities Assisting Staying in School) is to support young people to achieve their full potential in all areas of learning and development with specific emphasis on preventing early school leaving.
We work towards enabling young people who are at risk of leaving school early to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable them to remain in, and participate more effectively in school. It is hoped that through participation in the programme the young person will reach their full potential both academically and socially, and also that the barriers to school attendance will be reduced.
All work within OASIS is underpinned by a youth-centred, accessible and responsive approach. The service offers a mix of formal and informal education and learning opportunities. Staff work to create a relaxed but purposeful atmosphere which allows for the sharing of control, enabling young people to feel listened to and valued. Staff work hard to establish trust, promoting open and honest communication with young people and families. The service promotes age appropriate behaviours and uses confidence-building techniques.
Sessions take place at school finish time for 1.5 hours (twice weekly)
Homework (30-40 minutes)
Snack-time (20 minutes)
Activity Time (20-30 minutes)
The OASIS programme also has the support of two volunteers who kindly give up their own personal time to work alongside the project workers two afternoons a week for the whole academic year. The commitment and input from both of these volunteers is invaluable as each volunteer brings their own unique personality, skills and life experience to the programme which in turn enriches the experiences the children have throughout each session.