Our Statement of Purpose
We seek to provide young people and adults with the education and skills needed to achieve qualifications, progress into employment and enhance their wellbeing.
We value relationships by taking the time to understand each other and providing personalised support.
We believe everyone should have the chance to belong to a small, welcoming and inclusive community.
We aim to make life changing differences, learning from evidence based practice.
Our Educational Principles
We value developing positive relationships.
We value establishing a student centred approach.
We value building resilience in our students and staff.
We value responding to the needs and aspirations of our students.
We value contributing to an increasingly complex and diverse community.
To educate young people and adults in English, Maths and a range of subjects so they can thrive in life and work.
To facilitate, support and nurture young people and adults through a learning journey to help them progress and achieve.
To prepare young people and adults for a positive future through nurturing their wellbeing and development, providing advice and guidance, developing new skills and qualifications and presenting new opportunities and experiences.
To work with individuals and groups who are socially excluded including BAME (Black, Asian Minority Ethnic), sufferers of mental health issues and those who are economically disadvantaged.
To enhance the development of businesses through advice and guidance, training and development and support them to contribute to the wellbeing of the area.
We were founded in 1988 as an initiative of the Oxfordshire Ethnic Minorities Enterprise Developments. It aimed to improve the economic situation of the BAME communities in Oxford by offering skills enhancement and by providing advice, guidance and services to assist with the development of locally owned businesses within the community.
We want to pay tribute to the late Dr Shaila Srinivasan who joined the organisation in 1993 as an outreach worker and later become the CEO. Her vision, commitment and strength of character, was recognised and rewarded when EMBS was recognised as Ofsted Oustanding and awarded Beacon Status in 2010.