Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Academy Council

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.

(Ofsted Report, July 2018)

The Academy Council plays a vital role in the life of Oasis Academy Coulsdon. 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. Find out more about our Academy Councillors here

Contact us to find out more about volunteering as an Academy Councillor and make the difference to your community today! 

Hannah Suleyman is Kelly Radford's maternity cover for the Clerk to the Academy Council position- parents may write to the Academy Council c/o Oasis Academy Coulsdon or email her for more information.

Meeting Dates 2018-2019

Meeting dates for the academic year 2018/19 are available here.  The schedule also includes details of Councillors' involvement in subject department reviews and training opportunities planned for the academic year.

Academy Council

Name Category Role on AC Date Appointed End Date

Business/Pecuniary Interests including governance roles in other educational institutions, or any interests arising from relationships between academy councillors and academy staff)

Attendance for the academic year 2018-2019
Claire Murphy Chair of the Academy Council Chairperson 01.06.17 01.06.20 Headteacher of Keston Primary School. 100%
Andy Booth Staff Principal       100%
Mark Pelling Staff Deputy Principal       0%
Catrin Green Staff Deputy Principal       100%
Chris Wright Local Authority Science, Health & Safety, Admissions, Community 01.09.08 03.03.19 Coulsdon College Govenor. 100%
Russell Taylor Parent Behaviour & Attendance 01.11.11 31.08.20   100%
Robert Frost Vice Chair, Sponsor Councillor Child Protection, Student Well-Being, Safeguarding 16.06.09 08.03.19 Direct Fire LTD
Fire Protection & Building Services.
Lisa Mobbs Parent

Careers & Enterprise

20.11.17 20.11.20   100%
Stacey Clark Non-teaching staff rep   15.10.18


Emma-Jo Farrina Teaching staff rep   15.10.18 14.10.21    
Kelly Radford /Hannah Suleyman Clerk         100%