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Who We Are

We are one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in England.

We were established in 2004 with a vision to create "Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community" and have since grown into a family of 47 Academies.

We currently serve over 24,000 young people, 50% of whom are from disadvantaged backgrounds and 28% speak English as an additional language.

We are determined to raise the educational bar for all our students and to close the educational gap that exists between disadvantaged students and their more privileged counterparts. 

Our Academies are in four main regions of England, providing either primary, secondary or all-through education.

Our strong ethos is integral to our educational provision – it is an expression of our character, a statement of who we are and therefore the lens through which we assess all that we do.

We are committed to a model of:

Inclusion, equality, healthy relationships, hope and perseverance and this permeates all aspects of the life and culture of each Academy and the organisation as a whole. 

We operate as a family of Academies in all our regions. As our name suggests, we believe in community and aspire to build a community hub within which each Academy or family of Academies sits. Our Hub teams facilitate access to a range of services such as adult learning schemes, healthy living advice and activities, sports facilities and out-of-hours youth activities.

Each Academy  also benefits from being part of a Regional Improvement Network and Academies work closely their regional Oasis colleagues to share best practice and drive improvement.

Meet our leaders

Steve Chalke MBE Founder

Founder of Oasis

Steve Chalke MBE

Joy Madeiros Group CEO

Oasis Group CEO

Joy Madeiros

The National Education Team

John Murphy CEO

Chief Executive Officer

John Murphy

John Barneby COO

Chief Operating Officer

John Barneby

Graham Tuck Director of Monitoring and Standards

National Director of Monitoring & Standards 
Graham Tuck

Angela Lusk EA to CEO

Executive Assistant to CEO

Angela Lusk

Amanda Craxton National Head of Data

National Head of Data

Amanda Craxton

Regional Directors

Kirstie Fulthorpe Primary RD for London and SE

London & SE (Primary)

Secondary Academies Isle of Sheppey and Hadley
Kirstie Fulthorpe

Andy Yarrow RD London and South East - Secondary

London & SE (Secondary)
Andy Yarrow

Chris Chamberlain Primary RD for South West

South West (Primary)
Chris Chamberlain

Matt Butler Secondary RD for South West

South West (Secondary)
Matt Butler

Philip Beaumont Primary RD for North

North (Primary)
Philip Beaumont

Rachel Jones Secondary RD for North

North (Secondary)
Rachel Jones

Chris Edwards RD for Midlands

Chris Edwards

To view the Oasis Community Learning board, click here.