Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Academy Council Members

 

Barry Burke
Chair

Barry Burke, Chair of the Academy Council, Manchester born and bred! I attended Manchester
University and have a BSc in Physics. I am now retired following 42 years of working in education,
20 years of which have been as Head of three Secondary schools in Cumbria, Lancashire and latterly Manchester.

Victoria Alcock
Vice Chair

Vicky is a qualified Secondary mathematics teacher having trained with Teach First after graduating
with a degree in Law. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Education and currently works
in the Graduate Recruitment team at Teach First. Vicky is passionate about driving change in Education
and is proud of her role on the Academy Council. 

Peter White
Community Representative

Peter White works as a Programme Support Tutor at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Faculty of Health,
Psychology and Social Care. Before working in higher education he taught English in Japan and Tameside.

 His research focuses on access to higher education and he is passionate about addressing   educational
inequality in the UK. He was born in Bolton, studied in London and Oxford and   holds an MSc in Education Research

 

Tanya Burch
Community Representative

Tanya Burch is a Salford City Councillor, Chair of Community and Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee and
most importantly a wife of 20 years to Phil and a mother of two beautiful girls.

Originally from Ukraine, she holds a BA(Hons) and has been working as a Russian and Ukrainian interpreter for over 15 years now.

As an Oasis Governor, Tanya believes in building partnerships that provide outstanding opportunities to the students.
Each young person is unique and their talents and gifts are community assets to be encouraged and developed.

Stuart Nixon
Community Representative

I am a Pioneer Minister of the United Reformed Church working in MediaCityUK and Ordsall. I am also part
of the chaplaincy team in the Academy. Together with the Oasis Chaplain we have started Café Church on a Thursday evening.

Prior to this I was born and raised in Brighton, started my working life with the Met Office and then trained for ministry
in the church. I have been a minister for 15 years, leading churches in Cambridgeshire and Plymouth, all having growing
work with children and young people. Alongside the general responsibilities of being an Academy Councillor, I also report on Safeguarding within the Academy.  

Marie Dillon
Principal

Principal of Oasis Academy MediaCityUK