Tim Oates CBE given major education award

06 December 2017

Cambridge Assessment’s Tim Oates CBE has been given a major industry award for his contribution to education.

EducationInvestor magazine, a leading publication for professionals advising, investing or operating within the education sector, gave Tim the ‘Outstanding Contribution by an Individual’ award at a ceremony in London last night.

Tim, who has been with Cambridge Assessment since May 2006, has advised the UK government for many years on both practical matters and assessment policy, in particular chairing the review of the National Curriculum in England. His latest work includes efforts to encourage the return of high quality textbooks in England’s classrooms and the publication of A Cambridge Approach to Improving Education.

Tim said: “I’m delighted and honoured to be given this award, which is recognition of all the work which Cambridge Assessment does to support high quality education”.

Tim was presented with his award by historian and educationalist Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham. 

One of those who congratulated Tim on the award was Caroline Wright from BESA, the British Educational Suppliers Association, who herself was given the award last year. She tweeted: “Genuinely pleased to see [the award] go to @Cam_Assessment’s dedicated Director Tim. Many congrats!”.