We are at the cutting edge of supporting schools in the challenges they are facing – developing responses that are practically based and can make a real difference.
We offer one-to-one development for headteachers and senior leadership teams to support authentic leadership, building resilience and enable leaders to bring more of themselves to their roles.
We are delighted that Ofsted noted the contribution of one-to-one development to “strong leadership and direction” when they judged Witton Park Academy ‘good’ in their September report:
The leadership of teaching and learning is a significant strength of the school… They have in place high-quality mentoring, coaching and training to support improvement that teachers willingly access. As a consequence, senior leaders now judge teaching to be consistently good or outstanding.
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For more information, please call us on 01937 541700 or email us.
Enabling all to fulfil their potential
Oasis brings over 25 years’ experience working within the education sector including:
- helping schools shape their long-term strategic thinking and practice
- senior team formation and development
- direct development for students: one-to-one support, group support and innovative workshops
- direct counselling services for staff
- one-to-one development for key players
- restorative supervision
One-to-one development actively helps key people focus and engage to overcome obstacles to being the best a school can be and effectively face times of stress or organisational change.
This maintains optimum performance and contributes to senior-level retention.
Empowering teachers to deal with their issues before they become problems and supporting staff at times of stress enhances the motivation, effectiveness and wellbeing of employees.
We can offer bespoke programmes for teachers to enable you to move beyond conventional ways of acting, thinking and behaving, towards real change.
These can include:
- Managing oneself in change
- Transactional analysis as an aid to professional development
- Difficult conversations
- The art of taking initiative
- Seven stage model applied to special needs services
- Programmes to develop resilience, skills for change and relational leadership abilities
We also offer twilight sessions meeting the needs of individual schools through facilitated support. We will always offer sessions which are tailored to meet the unique challenges you are facing, so do let us know how we can be of most use.
Working with Oasis
We start from where you are, aligning our services with the context and needs of your school.
Our Seven Stage approach helps you reach your stretch objectives without losing quality relationships, creating more resilient and collaborative ways of working together.
We offer a two-day programme called Skills For Change in Education, which shows how we can help you to make a positive difference in your own school environment. If you are interested in learning more about this, or booking a place on one of these sessions, please click here.
Our Education Team
We have a team of greatly experienced and highly qualified consultants, facilitators and one-to-one developers who each offer something different to suit your needs.
Pam Winter has over 20 years’ experience one-to-one counselling and facilitating groups in personal and professional development, in further/higher education and social care. Managed staff support service, specialist in developing women’s leadership. Works with schools on stress policies and practices and developing healthier organisations.
Grace Warwick is an ex-senior consultant/general manager of leading education consultancy providing research, strategy, recruitment and development planning for staff and governing bodies. Taught on AMDIS diploma in Schools Marketing for 10 years. One-to-one developer for heads/potential heads. Vice-Chair of governors for an Academy.
Yaakov Atik is a facilitator with over 40 years’ experience in teambuilding, coaching, action learning and consultancy. Designed and led courses on communication and change management in the NHS. Facilitated conflict resolution workshops for primary schools SLTs.
Julie McVeigh has a background in social care in senior roles in the statutory and voluntary sectors. Passionate about partnership working across health and education and all the joy and challenge this brings. An experienced one-to-one developer, motivated by seeing people thrive.
Sam Anderson has a strong track record and extensive experience of designing, facilitating and evaluating recognised good practice educational experiences in challenging environments as practitioner, strategic enabler and developer. Passionate about Whole Person Learning.
Ruth Ibegbuna is the founder and CEO of youth leadership charity RECLAIM. Previously a senior teacher at a Moss Side, Manchester school. Her pupils received some of the best results in the country for three consecutive years. Ruth is passionate about working with young people to help end leadership inequality.
Nita Shah-Evans is a one-to-one developer who has often worked with those who are in complex or challenging situations to make better decisions, gain clarity to lead change, develop themselves and others, to deliver organisational results.
Amber Farrier is a Finance Business Manager with experience of supporting senior managers and operational staff within Education and Training services. Background in management of systems and resources, staff management, developing strategic plans, facilitating Ofsted preparation and one-to-one development.
Jane Senior is a leadership and development specialist, extensive experience in people and performance management, career coaching and culture change. CIPD qualified, expert in people-centric development and one-to-one development with senior executives. Ironman triathlete and qualified personal trainer.
Charles Greenwood has over 25 years’ senior management experience in commercial and public sector, including one-to-one development and project work in social housing and charities. Experienced in developing strategies to support people development in organisations in transition.
Becky Teiger is a freelance education consultant. Has worked as a teacher and early years adviser, and later as an education development adviser. Helps Oasis to share the whole person approach in supporting personal development alongside wider education improvement agendas.
Peter Hopkins has a wealth of experience, as director and principal, as well as applied practitioner in human relations and individual development. Helping managers and leaders to implement change, making the often difficult transition to new ways of working, is at the heart of his one-to-one development practice.
If you are interested in finding out more about One-To-One Development then please click here for further information.
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Often the first step is a good question. Contact Sheila Bradbrook on 01937 541700 or by using the contact form to begin to share your questions.
I have a stronger awareness of the issues that are important to leaders in school and can better prioritise school development to support staff in achieving better outcomes for pupils; this is the most powerful staff development we’ve invested in.Dean Logan, Headteacher Witton Park Academy, Lancashire