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Academy Council

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

Names Appointed by Role Date Appointed End Date Business/ Pecuniary Interests Attendance 2018/19

Barry Burke


Sponsor (Community) Chair 01/12/2014 30/11/2017 None  

Marie Dillon


Principal Principal     None  
Craig Dean Sponsor (Community) Health and Safety  10/16/2014 09/06/2017 Web Applications UK Ltd – Chief Exec / Shareholder
General Commercial Objects – Managing Director / Shareholder +WAUK Centre of Excellence Ltd Managing Director / Shareholder
Web Applications Tech Angels Ltd Managing Director / Shareholder
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce – President for Oldham’s Chamber of Commerce
Oasis Academy Limeside – Chair of Academy Council
Oasis Academy Oldham – Chair of Academy Council
Oasis Community Learning – Board Member
Amanda Hulmes Parent Councillor Teaching and Learning 28/06/2016 28/06/2019 None  
Tanya Burch LA Health and Safety 18/05/2015 17/05/18 None  
Victoria Alcock
Sponsor (Community) Vice Chair
Core Subjects
Pupil Premium
15/02/2015 14/02/2018 None  
Stuart Nixon Chaplain & Church Leader Safeguarding 24/11/2014 23/11/2017 URC (Church)  
Charlotte Anderson Teaching Staff   12/05/2016 12/05/2019 None  
Sarah Profit Sponsor (Community)   01/10/2015 30/09/2018 Academy Council Chair Oasis Academy Harpur Mount and Oasis Academy Aspinal  
Lizzy Wilding Non-Teaching Staff   12/05/2016 12/05/2019 None  

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