What Oak provides:
Oak is an online classroom and resource hub created by teachers, for teachers.
We provide 10,000 free online lessons, covering most core subjects from Reception to Year 11 across a range of subjects. We also offer an extensive specialist curriculum. As well as an online classroom for pupils, Oak’s Teacher Hub provides extensive access to high quality resources, with teachers able to download lesson slides and worksheets.
Originally established in April 2020 in response to the covid-19 pandemic, Oak has grown significantly. In our first term pupils took part in 20 million lessons.
During the 2020/21 academic year Oak is supporting schools as they face continued disruption to education, with pupils isolating. Increasingly teachers are using Oak to support in a number of other ways. This includes lesson planning, pupils homework and catch-up, and support for both cover staff and early career teachers.
We average over half a million pupils using the site each week and a recent survey found 96% of all teachers now know about Oak and nearly half of all teachers are using it.
What we are looking for:
We are a very new organisation, set up at speed in April 2020.
Whilst we are new, our reach is significant. That means we still feel like a start-up and we are looking for colleagues who can work with ambiguity, love a challenge and who roll their sleeves up. We’re a small team and at Oak, everyone needs to pitch in.
If you are up for the challenge of helping us build something new and care passionately about supporting teachers and pupils - particularly those from low income families - we would love to hear from you.
We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We serve diverse communities, which is why we strive for diversity of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity and perspective within our team at Oak.
We are creating an environment where we want everyone, from any background, to be enabled and supported to do the most amazing work of their careers so far.
Oak National Academy was formed in April 2020 as an urgent response to the Coronavirus outbreak. It's core purpose? Supporting schools and teachers in providing a top-notch education to all children while locked down and learning from home. Since then, they've delivered a staggering 130 million classes from their online classroom and continue to develop valuable learning resources - most recently for children affected by the war in Ukraine. Their employee satisfaction is as high as their impact is broad - a great organisation to keep an eye on if you'd like to make a difference in the education sector.
of all state schools in England used Oak in 2020/21
million lessons accessed in 2020/21
teachers have taken part in our webinars
video lessons freely available across the curriculum
We'll contribute towards books, training courses and conferences that help you learn and grow in your role here.
Pensions, with an 11% employer contribution.
Industry leading enhanced parental leave which supports you to grow your family.
25 days’ holiday a year (plus UK public holidays), and we encourage you to use them all up! It's a marathon, not a sprint. We add a day extra year up 28 days and we offer up to 5 days office closure leave for everyone to recharge at Christmas
Whether your child's ill, you're waiting for a package, or you have some deep-focussed work to do, we all work from home (or café). We encourage everyone to work from home and find the right work life balance for you.
We give you £26 per month toward your home bills (tax free)