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Meet our 380 teachers

Here are ten of our talented teachers, from a wide range of schools around the UK who have all contributed lessons to Oak. To find a particular teacher, browse by subject in the menu.

Emily Willett

Emily Willett

Secondary Science

I currently work as a Lead Practitioner for Science at my school, and am entering my third year as KS3 lead. Simply put - I love my job! I’ve really welcomed this opportunity to teach such a far ranging group of students!

Sarah Dugdale

Sarah Dugdale

Primary French

Bonjour! I started out in a Secondary School teaching French and German and led a department before moving to Primary Education seven years ago. I am currently working in a School near Southampton teaching French and many other subjects too! I am passionate about language learning and love to see the progress children make. Being able to share cultural experiences with them by taking them to local French markets or even to France is a real privilege.

Alistair Crawford

Alistair Crawford

Specialist Physical Development

I currently lead two Specialist Teaching School’s in Derby and am very lucky to work with the most inspiring students, families and colleagues. Sport is a great passion of mine and I enjoy working with local, regional and national partners to develop inclusive opportunities for students to participate, compete and enjoy the wide ranging benefits sport and exercise can bring. A career highlight to date was supporting 3 students with additional needs to compete as equals in a mainstream triathlon.....this really helped to challenge perceptions and raise aspirations as to what our students are able to achieve.

Leanne Golightly

Leanne Golightly

Secondary & Specialist

I am currently a secondary SEN teacher. I have worked with young people between the ages of 11 and 19 years old with different learning needs. The best thing about my job is supporting the pupils to develop their interaction and social skills. I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of their journey and to be able to watch and support them to develop their skills and to encourage a love of learning.

Thomas Geary

Thomas Geary

Secondary German, Spanish, French

Empowering change through language education.

Elisabeth Bowling

Elisabeth Bowling

Secondary English

I have been a secondary school teacher for 6 years and I have taught English literature and language from KS3 to A-Level. I especially enjoy researching and teaching new texts and helping students gain confidence in their written and verbal communication.

Maurice Minette-George

Maurice Minette-George

Specialist Independent Living

I’m currently the Assistant Head of an SEN school and have been in the role for five years. I’ve been working in Special Education for the last ten years and I am passionate about all young people achieving their aspirations and improving life outcomes. I love facilitating learning through creativity and real life experiences.

Melanie Tong

Melanie Tong

Primary Art & Design

I am an artist and a teacher, working in East Kent. I live and work 5 minutes from the beach, and it influences my art work enormously. I mostly paint, looking at the forms of the sea, but often incorporate printed or collaged elements too. I teach art and creative topic projects in two schools each week, working with children aged 6-11.

 Tor Henman

Tor Henman

Primary English

I am currently a year 6 teacher and Head of Reading and English as an Additional Language at my school. I have always been passionate about reading: I love how much you can learn from books and I always have at least one book or audiobook on the go! My favourite part of my job is when a child teaches me something or makes me consider a different perspective, but my second favourite part of my job is seeing a teacher help a child who is a reluctant reader find a book they are interested in - there is something wonderful about watching a child start to identify as a learner and reader.

Miss Hart

Miss Hart

EYFS & Primary & Specialist Music

I am currently Head of Music at a large primary school in Enfield. I also teach on the undergraduate/ postgraduate courses at a music conservatoire. I play trombone and studied music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After completing my degree, I wanted to inspire others to enjoy music as much as I do. This starts with a fun and engaging education in primary school with lots of performance opportunities. When I’m not in the classroom or performing, I enjoy baking, painting my nails and being a mum to my little girl.