Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


Model of Governance

Oasis Community Learning (OCL) is a Multi-Academy Sponsor; and it is legally responsible for 52 Oasis Academies. 

The Oasis Governance Model is different to the way a governing body of a school operates. There are two parts to the governance of Oasis Academies. Local governance is delivered through the Hub Councils (HCs) and national governance, is delivered through the National Office and the Regional Directors (RDs), on behalf of the Board. 

The key principle of OCL’s Governance is that it operates through Regional Directors via their executive leadership, whilst the Hub Council as a local body provides feedback and community context and information to ensure that we act according to our ethos and represent the needs of our students, their parents and the communities we serve.  Hub Councillors are not statutory governance and have no statutory responsibility. 

The diagram below shows how the Model of Governance works in practice: 
The key principle of Oasis Governance is that local and national governance work together, each providing an aspect of governance that the other cannot. The OCL Board and the National Team cannot, because of their national/regional role, provide a local understanding; and the Hub Councils, because it is a local body, cannot provide national governance. However, together they provide the overall governance role for academies. 

Find out who is in which role by visiting our Who We Are page.


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 :


Scheme of Delegation