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Academy Council

The Academy Council plays a vital role in the life of Oasis Academy Longmeadow. 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 Chair of the Acadmey Council can be contacted via email to the school office at admin@oasislongmeadow.org 

Academy Council


Appointed By/Category

Role on AC

Date Appointed

End Date

Business/Pecuniary Interests including governance roles in other educational institutions, or any interests arising from relationships between academy councillors and academy staff)


Attendance for Academic Year 16/17



Attendance for Academic Year 17/18


sAttendance for Academic Year 18/19
Simon Cleverley Sponsor Chair May 14 May 20 Oasis Staff (Technical Services Manager) 3/4 4/4 0/5

Marilyn Thomas

Sponsor (Community)

vice Chair

Safeguarding link

Reappointed 01/03/2016


Governor at local Primary School

4/4 4/4 1/5
Dan Cooper Sponsor (Community)   Nov 17 Nov 20  Parent  n/a  2/3 1/5
Grzegorz Wlodarczyk Parent   Feb 15 Feb 18   2/4 1/4 0/5
Marlena Betlej Parent   Nov 17 Nov 20   n/a  1/4 0/5
Helen Adams Principal Ex-Officia  Feb 17     n/a 2/2 1/5
Dr Helen Ross Sponsor (Community) SEN link Nov 18 Nov 21   n/a n/a 1/5
Sarah Tippetts Staff - Teaching   May 16 May 19 OAL EYFS teacher 3/4 1/4 n/a
Peter Stone Sponsor (Community) Pupil Premium July 16 April 18 Governor at Infant school in Somerset 4/4 3/3 n/a
Judy Stone Sponsor (Community) H & S July 16 April 18   4/4 3/3 n/a
Sarah Smith Interim Principal Ex-Officia Feb 17 April 18     2/2 n/a
Amelia Nelson Interim Principal Ex-Officia Sept 17 Aug 18   n/a  2/2 n/a