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The Oratory Appoints New Assistant Head (6th Form)

The Oratory is delighted to have appointed Dr James Blackwell as Assistant Head (6th Form) from September 2021.

An historian, James was educated at Kingsfield School in Bristol and Keele University, where he read History and Russian. He has an MPhil in Modern East European History and a PhD from the University of Glasgow, his area of interest being Poland in the Second World War.

James is currently Deputy Head of Sixth Form and an Assistant Housemaster at Prior Park College in Bath. He says the following about his appointment, “I’m thrilled to be joining The Oratory as Assistant Head in charge of 6th Form. Having spent the last five years as Deputy Head of Sixth Form at Prior Park College in Bath and with over a decade of experience in teaching History to pupils aged 11-18, I’m really looking forward to this exciting new challenge. I’ve worn a number of hats throughout my teaching career, including that of a university lecturer, a head of department, and an assistant housemaster, but working with sixth formers and helping them to forge their paths in the wider world is something I really enjoy. Outside of the classroom, I’m a keen hiker and drummer. I’m very excited to be joining The Oratory community.”

We look forward to welcoming James and his family to The Oratory in the summer.