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Academy Council

The Academy Council plays a vital role in the life of Oasis Academy John Williams. 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 2016/17

Jake Curtis


Sponsor  Chair Sep 2013 Dec 2017 None 2/5

Victoria Boomer

Exec Principal

Principal Principal     None 2/5
George Franks Sponsor  Higher Attainment Learners  June 2011   None 1/5
Marianne Saunders Teacher Director of Careers & Applied Learning   Sept 2018 South Bristol Youth Consortium 2/5
Karen Williams Sponsor  - Sept 2009   Business owner of academy food provider 2/5
Alison Genge
Parent - Dec 2011 Dec 2017 None 2/5
Chris Starling Parent Health and Safety
Staff Training and Recruitment
Dec 2011 Dec 2017 Virgin Media 1/5
Margaret Jones Sponsor - June 2011 - None 2/5
Jackie Turner LA Rep - - Jan 2017 Trading, TILA Retired from AC