Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Regional Leadership

The Oasis Community Learning (OCL) family of academies are split into five regions of England – London and the South East, the South Coast, the Midlands, the South West and the North.

Each Academy ensures local governance through an Academy Council, whilst national governance is delivered through the OCL National Office, and Regional Directors (RDs).

Each region is supported by at least one RD who is accountable to the CEO of OCL, and accountable for the Principals of academies in their region.

The job of a Regional Director is to:

  • Oversee regional delivery of education, including standards and leadership as well as performance outcomes
  • Ensure professional governance across all Academies in their region
  • Monitor Academy budgets and escalations
  • Monitor and escalate high risk HR cases, IT services issues, property and estates, new business and capital project issues
  • Monitor, audit and intervene on safeguarding issues and health and safety issues

The Regional Director for Secondary academies within the North region is Rachel Jones.

Prior to joining Oasis, Rachel was Director of Future Leaders-NCTL. In this role she led a team of National and Local Leaders of Education to provide training, mentoring and coaching to aspiring Primary and Secondary Headteachers, committed to leading schools and Academies in areas of disadvantage.

As Regional Director, Rachel is responsible for the Secondary Academies in the North. She also has national responsibility for People and Leadership Development across the MAT and is a lead facilitator for NPQSL and NPQH.

To read more about the governance structure, please click here.