Academy Council

The Academy Council plays a vital role in the life of Oasis Academy New Oak. 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! 

The next Academy Council meeting is set to take place on:

Thursday 17th January 2019 – 4.00pm

Academy Council



Appointed by

Role on AC

Date Appointed

End Date

Business/Pecuniary Interests

Attendance for Academic Year 2018-19

Muriel Wilkins  Principal  Principal NA NA Nil 2 out of 2
Toni Evans Support staff Support staff representative 01/09/2018 01/09/2021 Nil 2 out of 2
Gerry Moore Teacher Teacher representative 01/09/2016 01/09/2019 Nil 1 out of 2
Lyn Pennell LA SEND. 02/09/2015 01/09/2018 Nil 0 out of 2
Lara Jeffreys Parent    01/09/2018 01/09/2021 Nil 2 out of 2
Heather Wayborn Sponsored Behaviour & Safeguarding. 02/09/2015 01/07/2018 Nil 2 out of 2
Joy Ashford


Chair 01/11/2017 01/11/2020 Nil 2 out of 2
Ryan Gilmore Community Pupil Premium 01/11/2017 01/11/2020 Nil 1 out of 2
Mick O'Neill Duff Community   01/11/2018 01/11/2021 Nil 1 out of 2
Sarah Collister Parent

Vice chair

Health & Safety and curriculum

30/07/2017 31/07/2020 Nil 1 out of 2