Academy Council

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

Upcoming Meetings:

  • 17/10/19

Academy Council


Appointed By/Category

Role on AC

Date Appointed

End Date

Business/Pecuniary Interests

Attendance for Academic Year 19/20

Dominique Gobbi   Principal        

Craig Dean 


(Board Member)


AC Link - Leadership &Management

01/07/19 (reappointed)

  • Web Applications UK Ltd – Chief Exec / Shareholder
  • General Commercial Objects – Managing Director / Shareholder
  • WAUK Centre of Excellence Ltd Managing Director / Shareholder
  • Web Applications Tech Angels Ltd Managing Director / Shareholder
  • Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce – President for Oldham’s Chamber of Commerce
  • Oasis Academy Limeside – Chair of Academy Council
  • Oasis Academy Oldham – Chair of Academy Council
  • Oasis Community Learning – Board Member

Kashif Ashraf

Sponsor (Community)   01/07/16 01/07/19
  • Oldham College – Governor
  • Burnley Brow – Governor
  • Oldham Coliseum – Board member
  • Mahdlo – Board member
  • Oldham Business Awards Steering Group – Group member
  • OBLG,Hulme Grammar School, PSO - Consultant  

Annette McGranahan


  01/01/19 01/01/2022


Frank Rothwell



  01/07/16 01/07/19    
Jean Stretton



  01/07/16 01/07/19
  • Limehurst Primary School - Governor
  • Oldham MBC Council - Elected Member
  • Oldham Credit Union – Director & Chair
  • Hollinwood Hub – Director
  • Contour Homes – Council Appointed Board Member
Jackie Beattie

Teaching Staff


01/10/14 01/10/20    

Dawn Nisbet

Parent Representative





Katie McLaren Non-Teaching Staff   21/03/18 21/03/21    

Minutes from meetings are available on request.