Oak updates

6 September 2022

Create new resources for Oak

Matt Hood OBE

Chief Executive


Following our Prior Information Notice below in September, we're pleased to confirm that our first round of open procurement is now open.

Find out more and how to get involved here.

Oak National Academy has now become an independent, arms-length curriculum body. You can read more about how we’re evolving and our future plans here.

We'll continue to offer our teacher-made resources and video lessons, but in the years ahead we’re going to grow our support in two areas:

  • Lesson planning for in-class delivery - with brand new, improved resources
  • Inspiration and advice on curriculum - sharing great examples as teachers plan their own approach

Learn more and register for webinars

To support this new work, on 7th September we launched a Prior Information Notice (PIN). This shares proposals for an expected procurement later this autumn to identify partners to create new, high quality and entirely optional full curriculum packages.

Schools, subject associations, publishers, or any other organisation that is interested in creating these resources should take three actions:

  1. Create an account on our supplier e-tendering portal
  2. Download and read the detailed proposals (pdf)
  3. Watch our market engagement webinar

You can also read the PIN on Find A Tender and Contracts Finder.

The market engagement webinar provides further information, answer questions and provide opportunity for feedback.


The sessions were held on 21/22 September, however the recordings are available to watch below, along with a summary of questions and answers. The sessions cover the same content.

Please also download detailed overview documents here (pdf).

Please do share the recordings and overview document with interested colleagues.

A community of partners

Oak has always been a community of practising teachers and educational professionals, and this approach will continue at the heart of our work. We want to work with a wide range of teachers, schools, subject associations, publishers and other experts to co-create these new curriculum packages.

Our aim is to pool the incredible expertise that exists across the country, so every teacher has the highest quality support available to them on tap.

This first cycle of procurement is expected to cover new full curriculum packages in English, maths, science, history, geography and music. Other subjects will follow in later rounds.

If your school or organisation has deep expertise in curriculum design and development, we’d love you to learn more about, and consider, this opportunity. We’re also keen to encourage consortia and partnerships.