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Meet our 378 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.

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Miss Porter

Secondary History

Hello, my name is Miss Porter and I am currently a history teacher and Deputy Head of Sixth Form at a school in Norfolk. I became a teacher after completing a History degree and a masters in Modern European History at the University of East Anglia. Outside of teaching I enjoy walking, reading and spending time with friends and family.

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Miss Parnham

Secondary Maths

I have taught maths to 11-16 year old students in South and West Yorkshire for 20 years. The best part of my job is sharing my passion for my subject and helping young people to enjoy mathematics and all that it has to offer.

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Rafaela Tapia Hummel

Primary Science

I am currently a Primary teacher in a school in Feltham, London. I have had the pleasure of teaching Primary for five years after having graduated from Royal Holloway with a Psychology degree. Recently I have also had the pleasure of teaching A Level Psychology! I won ’’most likely to become a teacher’’ when I was in Year 1 which most likely means I was very bossy back then. In my spare time, I enjoy travelling and reading. I love that you can learn a lot through experiences but also through the fantasy worlds you might have read about. I look forward to teaching you Science!

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Matt Wallace

Secondary History

I’m Mr Wallace and I am currently the Head of History at a school in Suffolk, a job which I love because it means I spend my time around the funniest people in the world: teenagers. When I’m not working, I spend my time watching sport, planning trips abroad, buying (but not necessarily reading) books, and watching even more sport.

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Jaymie Pauvaday

Secondary Religious Education

I teach Philosophy, my first love! I have a particular interest in Eastern philosophy and have studied this and Education at Masters level. I am extremely fortunate to have worked and lived in various countries. Seeing for myself, philosophy and faith in practice has furthered my interest in people. Philosophy for me is really at the heart of what it means to be human. The questions that people ask themselves everyday and how they choose to live their lives is just fascinating. I feel honoured and extremely privileged to share and explore these questions with students everyday in the classroom. 

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José Nieto

Primary Maths

I was born in Ecuador and have lived in London since I was 3. I am currently the Year 3 teacher and Phonics lead in my school that I have worked in for 5 years. I love creating fun and memorable lessons for my class with songs and dances. My favourite part of my job is watching the children grow not just academically but become good people. Every day is full of different stories. I love my job.

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Ben Miskell

Secondary Citizenship

I am a secondary school Citizenship teacher from Sheffield. I became a Citizenship teacher over a decade ago because I wanted to make sure that young people have the skills and knowledge to change the world! I’m also my subject Association’s Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Ambassador, which involves me supporting other teachers across the region. When I’m not teaching, I’m busy campaigning in my community. I also have a passion for travel and hope that my next trip will be an adventure to Kazakhstan.

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Robert Millar

Secondary Maths

Hi, I’m Robert and I’m a maths teacher and form tutor in a school that is part of a multi-academy trust in Central London. I graduated with First Class Honours in Economics from the LSE in 2013. Before teaching, I spent 3 years working at strategy consultants OC&C before deciding to follow my passion to teach. In my spare time I enjoy playing tennis, cooking as well as travelling. I’m thrilled to be part of Oak to deliver exciting maths lessons to students around the country.

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Sabiha Waka


I have been a teacher for over 10 years now, in varying year groups, but this is my first year in EYFS and I love it! I love to watch the children learn through play experiences and their inquisitive nature is amazing!

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Caroline Richards

Secondary English

I am currently a Secondary English teacher working in Norfolk. I am about to start my sixth year working at my school. I am fortunate enough to teach across Key Stage 3, 4 and 5. Whether it’s year 7 or sixth-form. I love sharing my passion for reading and love of Language. It’s always exciting to see a student understand the power of stories; whether that’s writing their own or falling in love with reading.