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Governance Structure

Oasis Charitable Trust is the sole member of Oasis Community Learning (OCL) and appoints members of the OCL board.

You can view our governance structure, including the board and committees in our Scheme of Delegation here :


Oasis Charitable Trust is the sole member of Oasis Community Learning (OCL) and appoints members of the OCL board.

The OCL Board meets formally four times during the year.  The term of office for any Board member is four years and thereafter they may be re-appointed.

 

Attendance at Board meetings during the 2016/17 academic year was as follows:

Name of Director
 
 
Attendance during 2016/17 academic year
 
Appointed
Resigned
Attended
Out of a possible
Nicholas Bent
1 April 2008
 
3
4
Andrew Blundell
11 Oct 2012
 
2
4
Craig Dean
9 Oct 2014
 
3
4
Keith Dennis (Chair)
7 Oct 2010
 
4
4
Ann Holt
13 Sept 2007
 
2
4
Anthony Lowman
21 Jan 2009
 
4
4
Graham Mungeam
7 Nov 2008
 
4
4
Nita Rogers
14 Dec 2016
  2
3
Andrew Simmonds
24 April 2009
 
3
4
John Whiter
14 Dec 2009
 
2
4

The Board has appointed three sub-committees:

(a)  The Audit & Risk Committee (Chair: Andy Simmonds) whose responsibilities cover:

  • Internal controls and risk management
  • Compliance, whistleblowing and fraud
  • Policy review
  • Internal Audit
  • External Audit and statutory financial reporting

 

(b)  A Board Finance Committee was established in December 2015 (Chair: Andy Simmonds).  Its responsibilities cover:

  • Financial strategy
  • Monitoring and review
  • Budget
  • Treasury
  • Governance & Regulation

 

(c)  The Performance Evaluation Committee (Chair: Andy Blundell) whose responsibilities cover:

  • Evaluation of key indicators, especially educational performance data
  • Assessing progress of the academies over time against National OCL targets
  • Identifying success and urgent priorities for remedial action

 

Attendance at Sub Committee meetings

 
Attendance during 2016/17 academic year
 
Attended
Out of a possible
Audit & Risk Committee
 
 
Andrew Simmonds (Chair)
4
4
Anthony Lowman
3
4
Graham Mungeam
4
4
John Whiter
3
4
 
 
 
Performance Evaluation Committee
 
 
Andrew Blundell (Chair)
3
3
Keith Dennis
3
3
Nicholas Bent 3 3
Nita Rogers 1 1
     
Finance Committee    
Andrew Simmonds (Chair) 4 4
Graham Mungeam 4 4
John Whiter 3 4
Anthony Lowman 3 4

Academy Councils

In addition to the sub committees listed above the third strand of governance is the Academy Councils.  Academy Councils are made up of a mix of local people including staff, parents and sponsor nominees.   Academy Council members are appointed by the National Executive.

As the National Executive takes responsibility for educational standards, legal compliance and financial viability, the Academy Council can focus on the standards on the ground, to see how they are working, and explore how the Oasis Ethos and Philosophy of Education are being understood and expressed in the way the Academy operates.

 

Oasis Community Learning – Business & Pecuniary Interests of Board members

Board Member
Relevant Business Interests
 
Nicholas Bent
·         Founder & Director of The Tutor Trust (education charity)
 
Andrew Blundell
Nil
 
Craig Dean
·         CEO/Shareholder of Web Applications UK (software development)
·         Managing Director/Shareholder of General Commercial Objects Ltd (holiday company of Web Applications UK Ltd & Windsor Works)
·         Managing Director/Shareholder of WAUK Centre of Excellence Ltd (training & exam centre)
·         Managing Director/Shareholder of Web Applications Tech Angels Ltd
·         President of Oldham Chamber of Commerce
 
Keith Dennis
·         Representative on Birmingham SACRE (markets and sells RE materials)
 
Ann Holt
·         Executive Director of Diocese of Chichester Board of Education;
·         Non-Executive Director of Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust
 
Anthony Lowman
·         Trustee of Lymington Baptist Church;
·         Managing Partner of Lymington Plumbing LLP
 
Graham Mungeam
·         Trustee of Oasis Charitable Trust;
·         Trustee of Oasis International Association;
·         Trustee of Health Affiliates India UK Trust – dormant Trust
 
Andrew Simmonds
·         Trustee of Oasis Charitable Trust;
·         Trustee of Tonbridge Baptist Church;
·         Trustee of Tonbridge Counselling Service
 
John Whiter
·         Trustee of Oasis Charitable Trust;
·         Trustee of Oasis International Association;
·         Director of Argenta Syndicate Management Ltd (Insurance underwriting);
·         Director of Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford Ltd (Insurance broking);
·         Director of Cooper Gay & Co Ltd (Insurance broking);
·         Director of CGNMB LLP (Insurance broking)
·         Director of The Buoys Management Ltd
Accounting Officer (Joy Madeiros)
·         Trustee of Work Talk