Head of Prep Wellbeing: James Cassidy

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James was educated at Rossall School and is the son of a headmaster. He worked as a graduate teacher before attending University to study for a BSc (hons) in Land Management. He completed a PGCEi, with Buckingham University and has a Masters Degree in Design of Information Systems from Cranfield University. James founded his company Oakas Ltd in 2008 and remains a Director. Oakas is a consultancy with a focus on organisational resilience, working with Senior Leaders to prepare for and manage crisis and major disruption whilst preserving reputation. It also supports companies to implement staff resilience, climate change and ESG programs.

Outside of his work, James has been a volunteer on the Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew for 18 years and trained to become a Helm. He enjoys all sports and outdoor activities including subaqua diving (PADI Rescue Diver), surfing, skiing and hill walking.