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Academy Council

The Academy Council plays a vital role in the life of Oasis Academy Hobmoor. 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.

The main roles and tasks our Academy Council undertakes are:

  • Act as a key link between the Academy, parents and local community,
  • To support the work of the Academy in the community
  • Support the principal and Academy leadership team in the development and implementation of the Academy Development Plan and other relevant plans: assessing the impact and ensuring that the Oasis Ethos remains at the heart of the Academy community.
  • To help on the ground with the implementation of certain Academy policies e.g. exclusions and grievances/appeals, support in the selection process of staff etc.
  • Offer challenging but positive and proactive support to the principal.
  • Regularly review the Academy's performance.


Oasis Academy Councils are made up of between 7 – 15 people drawn from a variety of backgrounds and have different reasons for connecting with Hobmoor. Some have/had children at the Academy, some are employed by the Academy whilst others live or work locally. These individuals come together to provide their collective views on progress and achievement of our objectives; this cross-section of the community ensures we get a mixture of perspectives to improve debate. This list is updated every six months or annually. All Academy Councillors are appointed for a 3 year term of office unless stated otherwise.

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

Academy Council

Names Appointed by Role

Date Appointed/

Reappointed

End Date Business/ Pecuniary Interests Attendance 2017/18 Attendance 2018/19

Sandra Harewood

Chair

Sponsor

(Community)

Chair

Hub Link

01/09/2013

01/09/2015

31/08/2015

31/08/2018

None Stated 5/5  

Darren King

Principal

Principal       None Stated 2/5  
Aysha Sultana Teaching Staff

SEND Link

Character Link

14/01/2014

14/01/2016

13/01/2016

13/01/2019

None Stated 4/5  
Nicola Toms

Sponsor

(Community)

Hub Link

Competence Link

17/04/2015 16/04/2018 None Stated 3/5  
Faten Yafai

Sponsor 

(Community)

 

01/09/2013

01/09/2015

31/08/2015

31/08/2018

None Stated 5/5  
Shamalha Zafir
Parent

SEND Link

Character Link

01/11/2013

11/02/2016

01/11/2015

10/02/2019

None Stated 3/5  
AC members who resigned/term ended within the last 12 months
Simon Williams

Sponsor

(Community)

IT Link 21/05/2015 02/11/2017 None Stated 1/5  
Sarah Howells

Sponsor

(Oasis Community Learning)

Maths Link 03/09/2014 21/12/2017 None Stated n/a  
Tarek Mohammed

Sponsor

(Oasis Community Learning)

Hub Link 16/11/2016 29/01/2018 None Stated n/a  
Lisa Thompson

Sponsor 

(Community)

Safeguarding 16/11/2016 09/02/2018 None Stated 3/5  
Gemma Fleury

Sponsor

(Community)

Hub Link

Competence Link

04/05/2016 28/03/2018 None Stated 1/5  
Fahima Tuki

Sponsor

(Community)

  26/05/2017 24/04/2018 None Stated 2/5