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Academy Council

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

What does the Academy Council do?

  • It acts as a key link between the Academy, parents and the local community.
  • It champions the work of the Academy in the local community.
  • It acts as a sounding board for the Principal and Leadership Team as they plan the future development of the Academy and represents the views of different parts of the school community to influence decision making. 
  • It keeps an eye on how the plans are implemented, ensuring that the Oasis ethos remains at the heart of the Academy community.
  •  It continually reviews the overall impact of the Academy amongst the people it exists to serve and makes suggestions for improvement.
  • It helps on the ground with the implementation of certain Academy policies (e.g. student admissions and behaviour).
  • It offers challenging but positive and proactive support to the Principal

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

Paul Aspin


Sponsor (Community)

Life beyond school





None 2/2

Celia Buxton


LA   22/12/2016 21/12/2019 None 1/2
Cllr Ken Pugh Sponsor (Community) Hub 15/06/2015 14/06/2018 Trustee Sheppey Matters; QFT; Chair of Work this Way; Elected member of KCC Borough Council, Elected member of Parish Council, Nominated Governor of Minster Primary School 2/2

Tina Lee


  Principal     None 2/3
Resigned Members
Michelle Malherbe Parent   01/02/2015 13.01.2018    
Ari Kotis Sponsor (Community)   01/02/2016 17/01/2019    
Jade Griffiths Sponsor (Community)   20/03/2018 17/01/2019    
Sarah Lewis Support Staff   02/10/2017 14/12/2018    
Katrina Abbott Teacher   21/03/2018 01/10/2018    

Mrs Louisa Hui is Secretary to the Academy Council.

Parents may write to Academy Council members c/o Secretary to the Academy Council, Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey, Minster Road, Minster-on-Sea, ME12 3JQ.  Alternatively, emails can be directed to Louisa Hui