James Phillips

James Philips

PE and Swimming Teacher

I was born in Newport, Wales. At the age of 11, I moved to Qatar and studied at Doha College. I returned to Wales to complete my A-Levels and graduated from Swansea University with BSc (Hons) in Sports Science.

Following university, I began delivering PE lessons in various primary schools across South Wales. In 2017, I moved back to Qatar working as a swim coach for Evolution Sports. Whilst working as a swim coach, I was able to gain my PGCE through Sunderland University. Throughout my experiences, I have been fortunate to teach PE in both primary and secondary school environments, as well as teaching swimming to all levels.

Outside of school, my main hobbies include playing rugby, swimming, keeping fit, and travelling. My parents and sister are still living here in Qatar and are now approaching their 14th year.

I am very excited to become a part of Oryx school. My aim is to inspire a love for sport and exercise for all pupils and to continue nurturing the pupil’s talents, so the school is recognised as one of the top-performing schools in the country.