Meet the TeamWe are a warm, caring team of highly trained teachers. Our policies are made jointly by all staff with the child at the heart of this process.
Audrey loves stories, poetry and art and being in the world of nature.
Theresa is a keen traveller and explorer of different cultures. She has two grown-up sons.
BA in Primary Education, Brighton University, with a specialism in international education. Olivia enjoys multi-cultural cooking, travel, wildlife, performing arts and water sports.
Lulu trained to be an actress, and previously set up fun English music and movement classes in her children’s boutique and parenting space in Barcelona.
Lulu loves musical theatre and singing jazz.
Saplings Teaching Assistant
PGCE Primary, Liverpool Hope University
Certificate of Higher Education in Speech and Language, Manchester Metropolitan University
BA English Language & Literature, University of Liverpool
Marie is a keen portraitist.
PGCE, Sunderland University
BA Business Management, University of Wales
Summer university coursework:
Supporting Children with Dyslexia, University College London
Understanding Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD, University of Derby
Sam likes running, skiing and travelling with her family.
BA and a PGCE, Leeds University. Clare’s experience in the UK was at a small school, very similar to the Olive Tree School – small class sizes, high expectations and a child led, creative topic based teaching and learning style.
BA(ed) Honours in Primary Education and Art and Design, Southampton University
Hannah loves skiing, travelling and making jewellery.
PGCE, York University and a BA (Hons) in Drama. Anna is an experienced creative Keystage 2 teacher (specifically Yr 5 and 6) with a proven record of helping children make accelerated progress. She has a passion for music and singing and enjoys amateur theatre and has produced and directed several whole-school productions.
Francisca de Teves Costa
BA, English Literature, University of London, TEFL, TEFL Express
Francisca loves reading, travel and film.
BA Translation and Interpreting, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
Master’s degree in Teaching Foreign Languages, Universitat Rovira i Virgili.
Master’s degree in Certificate of Education, Universitat International de Valencia.
Sara loves travelling and skiing, and has a passion for learning foreign languages.
Elisabeth Levavasseur Byrne
Elisabeth is a passionate MFL teacher with extensive experience in international and local schools.
She is a French native married to an Englishman. She has lived in France, the UK and Spain. Elisabeth loves reading, cooking and spending time with her family.
BSc. Speech and Language Therapy, University of Wales
BTec National Diploma Business and Finance, Exeter College
Mandi loves gardening and travel.
An art professional and qualified teacher, Aileen in ceramics, photography, life drawing, painting and modelling.
BA History (Oxford University)
PGCE Secondary, University of Nottingham
PhD. SOAS, University of London “The Cultural Poetics of Improvisation”. Explores the intersections between the hermeneutics of poetic sense and improvisatory practices.
M.A. Cultural Management, Universitat Internacional, Barcelona
M.Mus. Ethnomusicology, SOAS, University of London
M.A. Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh
Iain has published a number of scholarly articles on the links between literature and place, literature and sound recordings, and education.
BSc. Chemistry, University of Madrid
M.A. Sustainable Development, EOI, Madrid
PGCE Secondary and Primary, University of Nottingham
Teacher of Spanish as a Second Language, University of Barcelona
IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning MYP, UCJC Madrid
Maria always looks at the bright side of life. She loves travelling and living new adventures with her four young children.
Masters Degree in Teaching and Learning
PGCE Secondary Physics (with all Sciences and QTS)
Bachelors Degree in Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology
Katie likes to explore in her campervan and by foot. She enjoys being in the sea and has a keen interest in learning about local history, wildlife and culture.
Dance and Musical Theatre
Saray is qualified in Red Cross first aid care (ASI Asistencia Sanitaria Immediata Level II) and lifeguard training.
Saray loves to travel, read and she plays drums in a local percussion group.