About us


We’re here to support great teaching. We’re an independent public body. We work in partnership to improve pupil outcomes and close the disadvantage gap by supporting teachers to teach, and enabling pupils to access a high-quality curriculum.

Our Board oversees all of our work at Oak National Academy. They provide strategic direction, enable us to deliver on our plans, scrutinise our work and safeguard our independence.

Our Board

  • Sir Ian Bauckham CBE


  • Hardip Begol CBE

    Board member

  • Cassie Buchanan OBE

    Board member

  • Henry de Zoete

    Board member

  • Annie Gardner

    Board member

  • Sean Harford

    Board member

  • Conor Ryan

    Board member

  • Matt Hood OBE

    Chief Executive

  • Emma Beatty

    Operations Director


  • Oak's Strategy 2022-2025 (April 2023 update)

    6.8MB PDF

  • Oak's Annual Plan 2023-2024

    0.7MB PDF

  • Board Minutes: 1 November 2022

    0.1MB PDF

  • Oak's Articles of Association

    0.1MB PDF

  • Oak's Framework Agreement

    0.6MB PDF

  • Impact Evaluation of Oak National Academy 2022/23

    1.0MB PDF

  • Impact Evaluation of Oak National Academy 2021/22

    1.1MB PDF

  • Impact Evaluation of Oak National Academy 2020/21

    1.0MB PDF

  • 2022-24 Chair's Letter

    0.2MB PDF

  • Board Minutes: 23 February 2023

    0.1MB PDF

  • Board Strategy Meeting Minutes: 23 February 2023

    0.1MB PDF

  • Board Minutes: 8 June 2023

    0.1MB PDF

  • Board Minutes: 12 October 2023

    0.1MB PDF


Oak National Academy is a limited company incorporated under the Companies Act 2006 in September 2022 and whose sole shareholder is the Secretary of State for Education. It is a non-departmental public body (NDPB) which was established to work with schools, teachers and the wider education system and has a framework agreement with the Department for Education.

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