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Academy Council

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

Name Appointed by/ Category Role on AC Date Appointed/Re appointed End Date Business/Pecuniary Interests Attendance 18-19
Heidi Stennett Principal Principal September 2016 September 2019 None 3/4
Katherine Bruning Parent AC Chair (From July 15) September 2016 September 2019 None 4/4
John Fenty LA Chair of Behaviour for Learning Sub-committee and H&S Lead September 2016 September 2019 Five Star Fish Ltd., Director & Shareholder, 1980-2006/Football in the Community, Linked to GTFC, 2002/NELC Councillor, 2008/GTFC, Director & Shareholder, 2002/GHOPA, Director, 2011-2015/Grimsby Enterprise Agency, Director, 2006/TopCon Construction, Director & Shareholder, 2000- 2006 Cool Energy Holdings Ltd.
Director Shareholder 2017
Samantha Wright Sponsor Support Staff Representative and SEN Lead September 2016 September 2019 None 4/4
Louise Axcell Parent/Vice Chair Parent Representative and Chair of Standards, Curriculum and Progress Sub-Committee and Safeguarding Lead September 2016 September 2019 None 2/4
Peter Sutherland Sponsor Standards, Curriculum and Progress September 2016 September 2019 Arcadia Recruitment Ltd. (Owner) 2/4
Paul Silvester LA Behaviour for Learning March 2019 March 2021 Foresight/NELC 2/4
Magnus Smedley Sponsor Standards, Curriculum and Progress February 2019 February 2021 Red Herring Games, Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust, Humber Teaching School, Lincoln Diocese Board of Education. 2/2
Annamaria Firth Teaching Staff Rep Teaching Staff Representative and Safeguarding February 2019 February 2021 None 2/2
Rebecca Clayton Parent Standards, Curriculum and Progress June 2019 June 2021 None 1/1