James Murphy O’Connor – Headmaster, Prior Park College
FAMILY: I am married to Ali and we have four children – Emily, Joseph and Sophie attend the College, and Benjy attends The Paragon Junior School.
PLACE OF BIRTH: Windsor
SCHOOLING: St Benedict’s Ealing
UNIVERSITY: Oxford University
INTERESTS: Sport (particularly Irish Rugby and Tottenham Hotspur), walking, reading (favourite authors include Thomas Hardy and F. Scott Fitzgerald), music and art (particular admirer of Picasso).
BEST THING ABOUT YOUR CURRENT POSITION: Every day has such variety. I teach History and enjoy my time in the classroom with both junior and senior classes. Another highlight is meeting so many parents, both prospective and current, and also working with such an exciting group of teachers and specialists.