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Our Teachers

Genus Suni the BeeGenus 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:

Adam Mainwaring

Hi, I’m Adam Mainwaring and I’m the Headteacher here 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 helps and lobbies for the interests of all independent schools like ours in Wales.

In my spare time I enjoy martial arts (Judo and Kung fu) which I’ve trained since I was 13. I also love going surfing, although swallowing sea water is probably more accurate description of what I do in the waves. I live with my wife, my two gorgeous boys, and a cat that I hate.

Danielle Hall

Hi! My name is Danielle, I am the teacher at Ynys Y Bwt and have worked at Genus Care since 2018.  After studying English Literature, Philosophy and Fine Art at A level I went on get my degree in Primary Studies with Qualified Teacher Status at The University of South Wales. My passion lies with making a difference to young people that need a little extra support and finding new ways to help them. I believe that there is nothing more rewarding than helping a child realise that they can do anything they put their mind to, regardless of what 'barriers' they may face. Because of this, in 2020 I decided it was time to go back to university to study my Masters Degree in Additional Learning Needs.

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 of expressing individuality and will always encourage this from my pupils.

When I am not in the classroom, you will usually find me mountain walking or spending time quality time with my little boy! I enjoy keeping active and have also danced for Cecchetti classical ballet academies and taken part in many ballet performances across South Wales.

Dean Ronan

Hi, I am Dean and I’m 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 completion 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 and 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 experience. I was lucky enough to return to Bridgend College within 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 now thrive to be for my students.

My hobbies include anything to do with a rugby ball! I’m currently Player Coach at Maesteg Harlequins RFC, but also worked in many other environments including coach at Bridgend Ravens and for Wales Women’s senior squad. I’ve been lucky enough, to represent the Ospreys and Wales at age grade level and played alongside some current Welsh & British Lions.

Any spare time I have away from work and rugby is spent with my wife and daughter, we love to travel and want to see as much of the world as possible.

Alex Pearce

My name is Alex Pearce and I am the teacher at Ty Coed Cottage where I have worked since May 2021.  

I qualified as a teacher in 2018 after completing a 3-year education course at university in 2017 where my dissertation was in dealing with challenging behaviour within a classroom. When I first qualified as a teacher, I worked in a range of mainstream and SEN schools. I love working in my Genus Care classroom as it has allowed me to tailor the curriculum around my pupils’ interests and needs. I will always pursue their passion in education.   

In my spare time, I like to keep active as much as possible by going for a run, swimming or just taking long walks. This ties in really well with our sports days and finding my element activity days! I also love to socialise with my friends and family as much as possible.