Mr Oxley is from Cleethorpes, a small seaside town in the North East of England. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BA in Coaching and Sports development and completed a teaching degree at Sheffield Hallam University. James taught in a large school in Year 2 for 2 years. He has a keen interest in the teaching of phonics and transitioning the learning of sounds to fluid reading. In his leisure time, he plays numerous sports including badminton, football, cricket and hockey.