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Academy Council

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



Appointed By/Category

Role on AC

Date Appointed

End Date

Business/Pecuniary Interests*

Attendance for Academic Year '19/20

Vacant  Chair Staff, Teaching & Learning/ Curriculum TBC TBC  TBC TBC
Mr Paul Francis Sponsor Councillor Disadvantaged & HPA students   Feb 2015 2021 Nil 1 of 1 
Mr Ian Barlow (Acting Chair) Sponsor Community Representative  Specialist Centre/SEND Feb 2015 2021 Nil 1 of 1
Mrs Nicola Griffiths  Support Staff Support Staff Rep Oct 2016 2019 Nil 1 of 1
Mrs Alison Kibbey Community Representative   Exclusions & Behaviour  Feb 2015 2021 Nil 1of 1  
Mr Peter Knight Principal Senior Leadership Rep May 2015 2021 Nil 1 of 1 
Vacant  Teaching Staff

Teaching Staff Rep

Ms Geraldine Scott  Parent

Health & Safety

April 2019  2022 Nil  1 of 1
Ms Heather Whitley Parent  Parent connections February 2018 2021 Nil 1 of 1

luding governance roles in other educational institutions, or any interests arising from relationships between academy councillors and academy staff)