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Academy Council

The Academy Council plays a vital role in the life of Oasis Academy Arena. 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 Interests Attendance 18/19
Di Morgan OCL Executive Principal - - Nil 2 out of 2
Thomas Raymond OCL Principal - - Nil 2 out of 2
Lynn Nunn OCL Secretary - - Nil 2 out of 2
Jenny Aarons OCL Chair Feb 2018 Jan 2021 OA Ryelands, LBC & Surrey County Council 2 out of 2
Paula Cobo-Ruiz OCL Behaviour Nov 2017 Nov 2020 Nil 2 out of 2
Sinade Flanders OCL SEND Nov 2017 Nov 2020 Nil 1 out of 2
Fay Lant OCL Literacy Mar 2017 Mar 2020 Work Nat Lit Trust 2 out of 2
Cleveland La Touche OCL Health & Safety Mar 2018 Mar 2021 Nil 2 out of 2
Tor Abrams Observer Careers Link - - Nil 1 out of 2
Rakhee Varu OCL Science Jun 2018 Jun 2021 Nil 2 out of 2



If you wish to make contact with the Academy Council, please do so via the main Academy email address: info@oasisarena.org.

Alternatively, you can contact the Academy Council via the school address:

C/O Oasis Academy Arena
Albert Road
South Norwood
SE25 4QL

Telephone: 020 8240 6700