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Seamus Oates CBE

CEO, TBAP Multi-Academy Trust

Seamus Oates is CEO of the TBAP Multi-Academy Trust. TBAP MAT runs nine AP and Special Academies, a Teaching School Alliance and school outreach services in four London boroughs, across Cambridgeshire and in the North West of England.

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 25 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 is a member of the NWSLC Head Teacher Board and until recently was a long-serving member of the Youth Justice Board. He is often consulted by government on education 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.