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.
B.A. Hons. French & Span, Oxford Univ.; PGCE French, Oxford Univ.
Audrey founded The Olive Tree School in 2010. She continues to lead the development of the project and teaches drama in addition to her responsibilities as Headteacher.
Audrey loves stories, poetry and art and being in the world of nature.
Theresa joined The Olive Tree School in 2012 as a primary teacher and has been Head of Primary since 2015. She has decades of teaching experience in the UK and Spain.
Theresa is a keen traveller and explorer of different cultures. She has two grown-up sons.
BSc. Chemistry, University of Madrid
M.A. Sustainable Development, EOI, Madrid
PGCE Secondary and Primary, University of Nottingham
IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning MYP, UCJC Madrid
Maria loves travelling and the adventures her four young children bring every day.
Saplings / Early Years
Early Years Team Leader
BA in Primary Education, Brighton University, with a specialism in international education. Olivia enjoys multi-cultural cooking, travel, wildlife, performing arts and water sports.
Degree in Administration. Seven years experience as a teaching assistant in our Early Years. Montse loves doing art and crafts, photography, reading and getting lost in nature.
She likes running with her dogs and doing triathlons.
Key Stage One Coordinator
BA English Language & Literature, University of Liverpool
Certificate of Higher Education in Speech and Language, Manchester Metropolitan University
PGCE Primary, Liverpool Hope University
Marie is a keen portraitist.
Music and Choir Teacher
NCFE Cache Level 3 Certification in Supporting Learning & Teaching in Schools
Lulu is a trained actress who loves musical theatre and singing jazz.
PGCE Performing Arts and English as a second language.
Dan loves reading, music and making art.
Primary Maths Coordinator
BA Business Management, University of Wales
PGCE, Sunderland University
Sam enjoys cooking, running and walking with her family and dog
BSc(Hons) Social housing – Demontfort university, Leicester
certificate in Management studies
Karen enjoys travelling in her Motorhome with her family.
After school football coach.
PGCE, Sunderland University
Josh is passionate about cooking and enjoys football and running.
Class Teacher Year 3
Primary Art Coordinator
Hannah loves skiing, travelling and making jewellery.
BA Hons, German, University of Nottingham
PG Dip, Speech and Language Therapy, London City University
GA Level 3 Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, i-to-i
Helen enjoys reading, cooking, swimming in the sea and walking in the countryside.
Key Stage Two Coordinator
Clare loves walking in the country with her two dogs.
1:1 SEN support worker
COBIS – Diploma International Teaching Assistant (DITA) including SEN.
She enjoys art, walking, cooking and travelling with her family.
Secondary GCSE drama teacher
Creative Arts Coordinator
BA Hons in Drama
PGCE Primary Education University of York
Anna loves musical theatre, singing and playing the piano.
Francisca de Teves Costa
BA, English Literature, University of London.
Francisca loves reading, travel and film.
Chemistry, Biology and Physics Teacher
BSc. Chemistry, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
PhD in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Glasgow, Glasgow
PGDE Secondary, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Education Studies (MEd), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Irene loves travelling, learning new languages and photography. In her spare time she really enjoys kick boxing.
B.Ed Mathematics (Univ. of Canberra); Dip. Teaching Mathematics & Science (Univ. of Technology, Queensland); Qualified Teacher Status (De Montfort Univ., Bedford)
Paula is our Maths and Science teacher for Years 7 & 8.
She loves cooking, especially cakes.
BA English Literature (Univ. of Hull); Qualified Teacher Status, Graduate Trainee Programme, Suffolk, 2007;
Natalie is our teacher of English and Psychology to GCSE. She loves creating art & walks with her dog, Scout.
A Geography (Univ. of Newcastle); PGCE Secondary Humanities (Univ. of Sunderland)
Brooke is our Humanities teacher.
She loves reading and hiking.
BA Translation and Interpreting, Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Master Teaching Foreign Languages, Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Master Certificate of Education, Universitat Internacional de Valencia.
Sara loves travelling and skiing.
Aileen teaches art projects to all pupils up to GCSE in painting, drawing, modelling, photography and ceramics.
BA Industrial Design , Carlow Institute of Technology, Ireland.
PGCE, University of Sunderland.
In addition to teaching PE, Jerry is a Forest School practitioner and teaches Forest School practice across the school.
Jerry loves the outdoors and being in nature. He enjoys hiking, cycling and football.
BA (Hons) Economic & Social History, University of Hull
Microsoft (MSP), VMWare (VTSP), Cisco (CSE)
Mark teaches KS3 and KS4 including the ICT iGCSE. He has trained and led teams in IT for over 20 years in multiple disciplines to develop solutions for businesses, schools, Government and chairites.
Mark’s interests include music, technology, travel and history.
BSc. Speech and Language Therapy, University of Wales
BTec National Diploma Business and Finance, Exeter College
Mandi organises and delivers SEN support across the whole school. She also liaises with Pearson Edexcel organising the iGCSE exams.
Mandi loves gardening and travel.
Primary & Secondary Music Teacher
Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Post graduate on Music Education from Taller de Musics, Barcelona
Post Graduate on Education from the Universidad Politecnica , Buenos Aires
Certificate of Neuro Educación From the Universidad Francisco de Victoria, Madrid.
Besides her passion for Music and arts in general, Lucila also loves animals, and swimming.
BA Psychology, University of Nice.
BA Education Science University of Lyon.
French as a foreign language Degree, Alliance Française, Paris.
Specialisation Teaching french as a foreign language to children. Alliance Française, Paris.
Jessica loves to read, dance & travel. She is interested in alternative pedagogies and sustainable consumption.
Primary & Secondary Spanish Teacher & Secondary Spanish Humanities
CELTA certificate (Spanish as a foreign language teaching certificate)
I hold the QTS and I have I taught MFL in London for 7 years
CAP ( Equivalente to PGCE), Universidad de Oviedo
Bachelor degree in Philosophy, Universidad de Oviedo
I love Basketball and trekking.
Saray is qualified in Red Cross first aid care (ASI Asistencia Sanitaria Immediata Level II) and lifeguard training.
Saray loves to travel and read.
MA History (Oxford University)
James is responsible for business administration and finance and is also the school’s data protection officer.
James loves cooking, mountain-biking and walking with his beagle, Nina.
Degree in Accountancy, KLZ Zurich
Ursula dances tango and loves art and being in nature.