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Academy Council

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

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

Christine Spence
Chair

Sponsor (Community) Chair
Safeguarding
01/02/2013
01/02/2015
30/01/2015
30/01/2018
None 3/3  

Clare Hoods-Truman
Principal

Principal Principal     None 3/3  
Chris Clements Teaching Staff   21/01/2015
19/01/2018
25/07/2017
28/01/2021
None 0  
Grace Eadie Teaching Staff Hub 07/10/2016 06/10/2019 None 2/3  
Susan Knowles Sponsor (Community) Pupil Premium 20/04/2017 19/04/2020 None 3/3  
Dawn Lawson
Non-Teaching Staff Safeguarding 01/02/2013
18/05/2015
30/01/2015
17/05/2018
None 2/3  
Amanda Simkins Sponsor (Community) Hub 01/12/2017 30/11/2020 None 2/3  
Samira Rosool

Parent

SEND
Health and Safety
21/11/2017 20/11/2020 None 1/3  
Lesley Szurminski Non-Teaching Staff Health and Safety 01/02/2013
18/05/2015
30/01/2015
30/01/2018
None 3/3