Despite the current situation, The Montessori School of Mallorca is still going strong! 🙂 We are delighted to let you know that the school has already hired two key teachers for our Secondary education.
We have secured the services of a highly experienced Head of Secondary, Lucy-Ann Carver. Lucy will also teach English literature and language, Art, History and Spanish. At the same time, we have hired James Timothy Carver, currently head of Physics at a large school in the UK, who will teach Mathematics, the entire Science curriculum and Music at our school.
Head of Secondary, English, Art, History, Spanish
Lucy-Ann has been teaching for over 15 years: From 2017 to 2020, she has been the Head of Languages Faculty of Penglais Secondary School, responsible for leading a team of nine teachers in a school with 1,400 pupils. From 2005 to 2013, Lucy has been an Examiner for GCSE English Literature on the Welsh Joint Education Committee Exam Board. From 2013 to 2017, she worked as English, French, Spanish teacher for Penglais Comprehensive School. From 2005 to 2013, she worked as Head of Lower School and teacher of English, Spanish and French at Tregaron Comprehensive School.
Lucy holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from the University of Wales Aberystwyth and has qualified teacher status (QTS). She holds a Master of Art degree from Essex University in Latin American Art and Architecture, specialising in Modern Art, Surrealism and Cubism. Lucy also has a Spanish and History of Art degree from Bristol University.
Lucy has previously worked as a researcher in The Tate Modern and Institute of Contemporary Arts. She has a passion for travel and has enjoyed living in several parts of Spain and South America. In Ecuador, she worked on a teaching project with disadvantaged children in Quito and later spent time living in the jungle in Mindo. Lucy’s daughters are being brought up in a trilingual household, and she is a firm believer that language skills open doors for our learners.
Lucy was born in Swansea, South Wales, and speaks English, Spanish and Welsh.
James Timothy Carver
Mathematics, Sciences, Music
James was the Head of Physics at Tywyn Secondary School from 2014 to 2020. As a teacher, James has developed a reputation for being an exceptional and popular teacher that engages pupils with the universe in which we live and stimulate within them an inquisitive approach to environmental issues. The Science department he is part has produced the highest A*-C GCSE exam results in Science in the region consistently for the last three years. From 2012 to 2014, James was teaching Mathematics and Physics at Penweddig Comprehensive School. From 2009 to 2012, he taught as supply teacher in various schools in various counties (Ceredigion, Powys, Gwynedd). From 2000 to 2008, James worked as Training Assistant Officer to assist teenagers who were taking apprenticeships.
He holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from the University of Wales Aberystwyth. He has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Engineering Acoustics and Vibration and a Master of Arts degree in Music Technology.
James has harboured a genuine love of Physics and the Sciences from a young age. He is a keen astronomer and enjoys reading, cycling, swimming paddle boarding and sea fishing. He loves playing and writing music, especially guitar, challenging the perception of the geeky scientist stereotype.
James was born in Winchester, England. He is bilingual as a native English speaker who has taught himself to become fluent in Welsh.