As Coeducation Coordinator, Vicky Fogg will oversee the introduction of coeducation at The Oratory.
Vicky is working with staff across the school and is involved in all aspects of the Oratory life including:
- Pastoral & Welfare
- Sixth Form
- Day & boarding provision
Vicky and her team are working hard on ensuring the smooth implementation of coeducation and will keep everyone updated on progress.
“I have a BA and MA in English Studies from Durham, as well as a PGCE in English and Drama. My PhD is in English and Education and focused on the reading process in adolescent brains.
When I was doing my Master’s degree, Durham School employed me as the Resident Tutor in the girls’ house. Working with the girls pastorally, on the sports field, and in the theatre was so rewarding I was convinced that this should be my career. I completed a PGCE in English and Drama the following year, whilst still working at Durham School, and then spent six happy years teaching in co-ed state schools in Darlington, Durham, and York.
In 2008, I became Housemistress of St Aidan’s Girls’ House, Ampleforth College. During my tenure we grew the House from Sixth Form only to a full 13-18 House. After having children I moved from the boarding House at Ampleforth to Head of EAL. During this time I helped to develop a co-ed social programme, International Students’ mentoring scheme, and a school leadership programme that gave female students equal opportunities in leadership. When Matthew became Deputy Head, I was able to fill the role of Head of EAL here at The Oratory.
I am delighted that we are to be a coeducational school. We have so much to offer boys and girls, from our beautiful grounds and sporting facilities to our superb academic staff and thriving activities programme. As Coeducation Coordinator, I hope to be able to show our wonderful school to a broader audience."