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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 Attendance 2018/19
Joy Madeiros Chair of the Academy Council Chair 1st Sep 2018   Group CEO Oasis Charitable Trust 1/1
Lynne Dawes Academy Executive Principal 1st April 2018     1/1
Juan Fernandez Academy Principal 1st September 2018  


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

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.