Seamus Oates CBE
TBAP Executive Headteacher
Seamus Oates is CEO of the TBAP Multi-Academy Trust. TBAP MAT runs eleven 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 was, until recently, a member of the NWSLC Head Teacher Board and 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.
Jo works as TBAP Executive Officer, supports the CEO, leads on communications and is also Company Secretary.
Jo has a background in childcare and, over the last 15 years, has worked solely within the Alternative Provision education sector. She also has extensive experience of events management and of the music industry having worked for many years as a DJ and in artist management.
Jo is dedicated to improving outcomes for disadvantaged young people and leads on a number of special projects across TBAP. She continuously endeavours to identify opportunities to extend the learning experience for these young people.
For over 27 years Krysia has worked as a facilitator and team coach. As a facilitator, she has two distinct, albeit overlapping, areas of interest: leadership and public policy development and support.
She is the Conversations Adviser for the Society of Leadership Fellows at St George’s House, Windsor Castle. She works with leadership teams, Boards and executive leaders, within a wide range of different types of organisations.
Krysia has high regard for the work of the TBAP Trust. She strongly believes in the commitment and skills that are deployed to see and nurture the potential of our future: children that have been failed by too many grow and flourish in its care. As a trustee of the TBAP Foundation she is proud to support these young people and help them thrive.