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Academy Council

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

Name Appointed by/ Catergory Role on AC Date Appointed End Date Business/ Pecuniary Interests
Sherife Tayfun Chair of the Academy Council Chairperson New from 1st September 2016   Co-founder of Exam Magic
Lynne Dawes Academy Executive Principal 1st April 2018    
Juan Fernandez Academy Associate Principal 1st September 2018  


James Musgrave Community Enfield Lock Hub Director 1st Sep 2007   Employee of ENACT
Peter King Community   1st Sep 2010    
Tony Zotti MBE Vice Chair of the Academy Council Health and Safety 1st Sep 2010    
Norma Downer-Powell Sponsor Safeguarding Appoointed by Sponsor   Sponsor employee
Sue Chatterton Community   1st Sep 2017    
Nermin Demir Community   1st Sep 2017    
Hyacinth Foster Community   1st Sep 2017    
Joan Forbes Clerk   1st Sep 2007   Academy Staff

We are looking to appoint two new parent members of the academy council.  For a discussion of the role please contact the clerk, joan.forbes@oasisenfield.org or call 01992 655 417

Minutes of Academy Council meeting are not posted online but can be made available for inspection by any interested party at the relevant Academy and, as soon as is reasonably practicable, sent to the Secretary of State upon request.