Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Academy Council

The Academy Council plays a vital role in the life of Oasis Academy Lord's Hill 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! 

Please contact the Clerk to the Academy Council: Jane Williams with any queries via email jane.williams@oasisuk.org or telephone 023 8039 3660

Academy Council meeting dates: 

  • 26/09/18 - 1800-1930 at Lord's Hill
  • 28/11/18 - 1800-1930 at Mayfield
  • 16/01/19 - 1800-1930 at Sholing
  • 06/03/19 - 1800-1930 at Lord's Hill
  • 08/05/19 - 1800-1930 at Mayfield
  • 03/07/19 - 1800-1930 at Sholing

Academy Council

Names Appointed by Role Date Appointed End Date Business/ Pecuniary Interests Attendance 2018/19

Juno Hollyhock


Sponsor Appointee Chair Feb 2015  

Rose Road Association (Charity CEO)
Board of Governors/Director for Rosewood Free School
Co-opted member for OA Sholing


Phil Humphreys

Regional Director   N/A N/A None 2/6
Claire Taylor Principal OAM   N/A N/A None 3/6
Rob Forder Principal OALH   N/A N/A None 3/6
Paul Woodman Chaplain Ethos, Hub, Equality
and Inclusion Lead
Jan 2012  

City Life Church trustee/employee
AC member for Hope Community School 
Co-opted member for OA Sholing

Elizabeth Wagner Sponsor Appointee Health and Safety March 2017 Feb 2020

EM Wagner Consultancy Ltd
Director Romsey Abbey CofE School Chair of Gov.
PCC of Romsey - trustee/member
Music of Romsey - trustee
Co-opted member for OA Sholing

Christine Thomas Sponsor Appointee   Jan 2016 Jan 2019 None 0/6
Mike Mckenna Sponsor Appointee   March 2016 March 2019 Lymington Baptist Church member 0/6
John Barneby Sponsor Appointee   On sabbatical     0/6