Oasis Academy to neighbour Wosskow Brown's Attercliffe office

Partner Appointed Chair of Academy Council

Wosskow Brown Solicitors Partner, Emilda Morgans, is named as Don Valley newly built Academy’s Chair of Council.

Last week on a very blustery, windy day, a topping out ceremony was held to christen a new school being constructed on the site of the former Don Valley Stadium.

The Oasis Academy Don Valley is the first building to be hosted on the newly coined ‘Olympic Legacy’ Park. The brand new, and highly anticipated £17 million school, will neighbour Wosskow Brown’s Attercliffe office, and will open its doors to nursery and primary students in September 2015.

Following the ceremony confirmation was received from the Academy that Wosskow Brown Partner, Emilda Morgans, has been appointed as Chair of the Academy Council.

Emilda’s role, which will be up for renewal in 3 years’ time, will include chairing the meetings of the Academy Council and overseeing its activities, supporting the academy and the Senior Leadership Team and helping to develop the community links.

Emilda Morgans and Jim Lawson from Wosskow Brown with Steve Chalk of Oasis Community Learning

(Emilda Morgans, Steve Chalk - Founder of Oasis Community Learning, and Jim Lawson) 

“I could not be more surprised and delighted with this honour and am looking forward to working with Oasis to help  raise the pupil’s aspirations, expectations and achievements in our local community.”

Emilda, who has been with the firm for just under 3 years, heads up the Private Client Department, which includes Wills, Probate, and Family Law. In November she was named Business Woman of the Year at the Forward Ladies’ Woman in Business Awards in Leeds.

She was introduced to members of Oasis Community Learning the Academy Sponsors a few months ago and after a few interviews was offered the position.  This is not the first time Emilda has been on a council as she served as a governor to Westbourne School in Sheffield for 8 years from 2005-2013.

Norma Downer- Powell, Head of Governance Services stated:  “We appreciate all Emilda does and look forward to working with her. Together we can build a strong community and improve standards for students at Oasis Academy Don Valley.”

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