Seamus Oates is CEO and founder of the TBAP Multi-Academy Trust. TBAP MAT runs seven AP and Special Academies, a Teaching School Alliance and school outreach services in three London boroughs and Cambridgeshire.
A National Leader of Education (NLE), Seamus twice led the Bridge AP Academy to Outstanding Ofsted status as its headteacher. He previously worked as a teacher for over 30 years and has taught Science and ICT at London comprehensives, Pupil Referral Units and schools overseas. He believes passionately in the personalisation of learning and in ensuring a chance for every child.
Seamus was, previously, a member of the NWSLC Head Teacher Board and a long-serving member of the Youth Justice Board. He is often consulted on education, Alternative Provision, MAT leadership and youth justice reform.
In 2017, Seamus was recognised in the Queen’s Honours List for his services to education and was awarded a CBE at Buckingham Palace.