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Academy Council

The Academy Council plays a vital role in the life of Oasis Academy Warndon. It is comprised of members of the local community, the local authority, parent representatives, a member of the support staff and a member of the teaching staff. Meeting 6 times in the evening throughout the academic year, the Academy Council acts as ‘critical friends’ on issues of attainment and performance, whilst also being very involved in ensuring the development of a thriving and holistic community Hub.

The Academy Council does not have the statutory responsibilities of the Academy, these are held at national level by the OCL Board. All Academy Councillors are appointed by the Oasis Community Learning National Executive.

Oasis Academy Councils are made up of between 7 – 15 people. This list is updated every six months or annually. All Academy Councillors are appointed for a 3 year term of office unless stated otherwise.

What does the Academy Council do?

  • It acts as a key link between the Academy, parents and local community.
  • It champions the work of the Academy in the local community.
  • It acts as a sounding board for the Principal and Leadership Team as they plan the future development of the Academy and represents the views of different parts of the school community to influence decision making.
  • It keeps an eye on how the plans are implemented, ensuring that the Oasis ethos remains at the heart of the Academy community.
  • It continually reviews the overall impact of the Academy amongst the people it exists to serve and makes suggestions for improvement.
  • It helps on the ground with the implementation of certain Academy policies (e.g. student admissions and behaviour).
  • It offers challenging but positive and proactive support to the Principal.

Contact us to find out more about volunteering as an Academy Councillor and make the difference to your community today! 

The Academy Council does not have the statutory responsibilities as these are held at national level. All Academy Councillors are appointed by the Oasis Community Learning National Executive.

Academy Council

Name

Category Role on AC Date Appointed/Reappointed End Date Business/Pecuniary Interests Attendance Academic Year 17/18 Attendance Academic Year 18/19
Mark Clare

Sponsor

(LA)

Attendance

02/10/2015

02/10/2015

01/10/2015

01/10/2018

None 2/4  
Steve Culy

Sponsor

(Community)

Chair

Maths Mastery

Curriculum

15/11/2016

14/11/2019 None 4/4  
Sasha Dewhurst Support Staff SEND 25/07/2017 24/07/2020 None 3/4  
Emily Hobson Principal       None 4/4  
Paul Richards

Sponsore

(Community)

Community Hub

Reading

02/01/2018 01/01/2020 None 3/3  
Rose Rees

Sponsor

(Community)

Pupil Premium 04/05/2017 03/05/2020 None 3/4  
Sarah Roots Teaching Staff Healthy Schools 25/07/2017 24/07/2020 None 3/3  
Ben Stitchman Sponsor (Community) Teaching, Learning and Safeguarding 02/10/2015 01/10/2018 None 3/4  
Joanna Yong Parent

P.E

Community Hub

21/10/2015 20/10/2018 None 4/4  
Malcom and Alexandra Willetts Parent Health and Safety 04/05/2017 03/05/2020 None 4/4