Vision & Values

Ambition – Respect – Endeavour

Our vision and who we A.R.E.

At OSA only the best is good enough.

We endeavour to achieve the very best outcomes for our students to enable them to have the widest possible range of choices in their life beyond school. Our Academy is a safe and inclusive learning community.

We want our students to be as ambitious for their themselves as we are for them, to seize the opportunities they have here to develop their talents and character and to treat all members of the OSA community with respect, kindness and courtesy.

It is important to us that our students develop resilience, display integrity and contribute to the life of the Academy. It is important to our students that OSA is a well ordered, inclusive and accepting place to study.

OSA staff have a passion for teaching and for pastoral care and believe that high quality education shapes lives for the better. They are driven by their desire to see students flourish in our academy, academically and personally; to leave ready to contribute to the community beyond school and to thrive in the world of work.

At OSA….

  • We value teamwork as we recognise that we can learn from and support each other.
  • Our standards and expectations are high and therefore consistency is important to us.
  • We value commitment and hard work.
  • To ensure we deliver the very best teaching and support for the students, we as staff are reflective about how we facilitate students’ learning and are research-led in our practice.
  • We endeavour to continuously develop our professional knowledge.
  • We are conscious of the importance of modelling the skills and behaviours that we feel should characterise all members of the Academy community.
  • We want parents/carers to share our vision and feel part of that community.