Genus Education employ a small yet dedicated team of full-time teachers who work exclusively in one home- this means the pupils get to build and form strong and positive relationships with their teacher, something which is crucial in achieving success. They take an active role in the education of all the children living in the home, not just whoever is taught on-site, and and built and maintained strong relationships with professionals within local, mainstream provisions so that we can successfully integrate children back into local mainstream schools whenever possible. All the teachers are qualified and vastly experienced and have recently passed their SEN certificate.
Here are our teachers:
My name is Adam Mainwaring and I’m the Head Teacher at Genus Care.
After I qualified as a teacher, I moved to Tokyo for a year, which was a great experience. When I returned to the U.K in 2007, I started teaching in children’s homes and have never looked back. I’ve been with Genus Care since day one in 2010 and the small, relaxed, personal classes we have are by far the most fun to teach in.
I’m also the Vice Chairman of the Welsh Independent Schools Council (WISC); which lobbies for the interests of all independent schools like ours in Wales.
In my spare time, I enjoy martial arts which I’ve trained since I was 13. I hold 1st degree/Dan black belts in Kickboxing, Judo and a 5thDegree in Kung Fu and teach these in my spare time. I still enjoy competing and I’m a 3x British Kung Fu champion (although I’m getting on now and think my days are numbered). When I'm not doing martial arts, I've normally got my head stuck in a book or walking my dogs.
Hi! My name is Danielle, I am the teacher at Ynys Y Bwt and have worked at Genus Care since 2018. I have always wanted to be a teacher as, to me, there is nothing more rewarding than helping a child realise that they can do anything they put their mind to. After studying English Literature, Philosophy and Fine Art at A level I went on to fulfil my passion and get my degree in Primary Studies with Qualified Teacher Status at The University of South Wales.
I absolutely love that our small Genus classrooms allow us to tailor the curriculum to each of our pupils to enable them to reach their full potential. I am a strong believer in the importance expressing individuality and will always encourage this from my pupils.
My hobbies include anything arty. My favourite way to relax is to pick up a pencil and draw. I have danced for Cecchetti classical ballet academies and taken part in many ballet performances across South Wales. I also love to travel, experience other cultures and explore the world around me.
Hi, I am Dean and im the teacher at Station Cottage and have worked for Genus Care since 2019. After completing a degree in Sports Coaching at The University of Wales Cardiff, I then completed a PGCE at The University of Wales Newport.
On completiton of my PGCE I worked at Bridgend College as a Lecturer in Sport and Public Services for 3 years. I then decided that I wanted to try a career change an I become a WRU Hub Officer at Pencoed Comprehensive School, a role which I loved. To be able to mix my passion for teaching PE with rugby was a great expierence. Then I was lucky enough to return to Bridgend College withing my WRU rugby role and deliver lessons to their Sports Rugby Academy.
I love my role at Genus, being able to deliver personalised curriculums and seeing my students grow in and out of the classroom is main reason why I work here. I want to give my pupils every opportunity in achieving their goals in later life. I was very lucky to have brilliant teachers who were huge positive influences on me growing up, which I know thrive to be for my students.
My hobbies include anything to do with a rugby ball! Im currently Player Coach at Maesteg Harlequins RFC, but also worked in many other environments including coach at Bridgend Ravens and for Wales Womens senior squad. Ive been lucky enough growing up to represent the Ospreys and Wales at age grade level and played alongside some current Welsh & Britsh Lions.
My wife and I love to travel and I want to see as much of the world as possible!
I’m David Cheval I joined Genus Care in September 2020. I have taught one to one and small group tuition for students educated in settings other than at school for the last 10 years. I have found it a rewarding and fulfilling experience that isn’t quite matched in a mainstream classroom. I am delighted to bring the experience and skills I have acquired over the last decade to a Genus classroom.
I studied Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics at A level and then went on to do a degree in Chemistry before completing my PGCE. During my teaching career I have taught all subjects at all levels and enjoy branching out into new topics.
What I really like about Genus Education is the bespoke educational packages and refreshing approach to education for learners for whom mainstream education may not be the best fit. I believe in tailoring the learning environment to the learner, not trying to force a square peg in a round hole, and Genus is the perfect place for that.
Outside the classroom I have a passion for gaming of all types, be it board game, computer game or other activities. I also used to swim competitively at a high level and still teach swimming to this day. I enjoy family time with long walks, theme parks and garden activities being our usual way of unwinding at the weekend.