Nine principals and education leaders gathered for a special event in their honour at Bristol City Hall last week, recognising the positive impact that they and their staff have had on local young people.
One of those individuals whose contribution was celebrated was Oasis Academy Long Cross’s Principal, Julia Dauban. During the event tribute was paid to Ms Dauban and her team for delivering ‘considerable school improvements, and raising aspirations for every pupil.’
The Academy has had much to celebrate in recent months. In September the Academy was rated ‘Good’ in every category which noted that ‘leaders have taken rapid action to improve the quality of education’, that ‘Pupils’ attainment has risen considerably and continues to rise’, and that ‘pupils’ progress from their starting points has improved rapidly.’
Paul Jacobs, Director of Education and Skills, said: “This celebration event was designed as a way of saying ‘thank you’ to individuals who go about and beyond the call of duty to ensure our children and young people get a good start in life. As a Learning City we are working to recruit and retain great teachers as we know that strong leaders are essential to improving education in Bristol.”
Julia Dauban, Principal of Oasis Academy Long Cross says: “I am grateful to have been invited to this event to represent all of the staff at Oasis Academy Long Cross.”
“At the Academy we are all committed to providing the opportunities and excellent teaching that our children need to progress and flourish. It is one of our over-riding priorities that each one of our pupils realises that there is no limit to how high they can reach, and how far they can go.”
Matthew Butler, Oasis Regional Director for the South West region says: “All across Bristol expectations and progress are rising, not least at Oasis’s eleven academies in the region. Julia Dauban and her team at Oasis Academy Long Cross are achieving great things for their pupils, and their dedication to the children is nothing short of inspirational. The wider Oasis family and I am glad of the opportunity today to celebrate their accomplishments.”