Oak updates

14 February 2024

Share your subject expertise in our expert groups to help shape our new curricula and resources

Tom Rose

Education Director

Could you use your subject expertise to support teachers nationally?

We’ve been working closely this year with our partners, subject experts and hundreds of teachers, to bring you new curriculum plans and teaching resources in English, maths, science, history, primary geography and secondary music. Collaborating with a broad range of experts in the sector is vital to help us deliver the best curricula and resources for teachers.


Applications for our subject expert groups have now closed. We are in the process of finalising their membership and groups will be confirmed soon.

We’re looking for a diverse set of classroom teachers, curriculum specialists and subject experts from a wide range of brilliant schools and organisations to join our subject expert groups and help shape our new curriculum. Very soon we will begin working with our new partners on curriculum sequences and teaching resources for RE, PE, MFL, DT, RHE & RSHE, citizenship, computing, art & design, secondary geography and primary music. It’s important to us that we continue hearing from a broad range of voices and experiences across the education sector.

What is an expert group?

When working with our curriculum partners, our subject expert groups provide independent advice on quality standards and give regular feedback.

These are voluntary roles, starting in March 2024. Members are asked to:

  • Attend three 90-minute virtual meetings per year (one per term), via Zoom;
  • Spend 2-3 additional hours prior to each meeting reviewing material and preparing/writing feedback;
  • Provide verbal and written feedback about our curriculum and lesson development;
  • Be available to offer your expertise outside of the meetings, as and when required.

We want the work of our subject expert groups to be transparent. We’ll announce the appointments to the groups once they’ve been made.

How you can get involved

Are you a classroom teacher, curriculum specialist or subject expert? Join a subject expert group and you’ll help to shape every aspect of our new offer, from reviewing our sequence, to providing feedback on sample lesson resources and working with us to keep improving our curriculum.

Each group will have some representatives from established organisations or notable experts who are linked to curriculum development and impact, such as subject associations.

Through our open, national application process we want to find a diverse set of classroom teachers, curriculum specialists and subject experts to join them, so a broad range of voices are represented.

How to apply for the subject expert groups

Applications for subject expert groups must be made through Applied.

Here you will find more information on the experience we are looking for and details on how to complete an application.

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