New Principal lands 'dream' role at Oasis Academy Oldham

Date published: 10 October 2018

Oasis Academy Oldham’s new Principal, Ms Dominique Gobbi, is getting ready for her first Open Evening in charge of the Hollins Road Academy.

Ms Gobbi has previously been Associate Headteacher at an Outstanding Teaching School in Greater Manchester and has helped raise standards across hundreds of schools in the North West through her Regional Leader role in a non-for-profit partnership for excellence programme called PiXL.

When the opportunity to lead Oasis Academy Oldham arose, Ms Gobbi felt it was an opportunity she could not turn down.

Ms Gobbi said: “Through my work with PiXL and Oasis Community Learning, I have worked closely with Oasis Academy Oldham for a number of years. 

“When I saw that the Academy was looking for a new Principal, I felt it was something for which I had to apply.

"I have always been impressed by the behaviour and talents shown by the students and the expertise of the staff.

“It is a school with a strong sense of community and a real desire to get the very best for the students.

"There are so many exciting things that can be achieved – this really is my dream job.”

Ms Gobbi’s appointment follows a period which has seen the academy recognised as being in the top 20 most improved secondary schools in the country, named as a finalist in the Greater Manchester School Awards and saw students celebrating record results over the Summer.

Ms Gobbi added  “There is a really strong platform on which to build on in order to ensure the Academy continually goes from strength to strength.”

This year students have already seen the development of an exciting new extra-curricular activity programme at the end of the school day which has seen local businesses and community groups come to the school to provide regular opportunities from floristry to archery.

Ms Gobbi concluded: “Results are incredibly important.

"They are not, however, the full story. All our students need the change to find their passions and talents, and we are passionately committed to providing them with plenty of opportunities.

"We are here to achieve excellence for all.”

The Academy will be holding their Open Evening from 5pm tomorrow (Thursday), and a new video prospectus has been launched to celebrate all the good things that have happened at the academy.

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