Meet the Ysgol y Môr Team
Stuart has over 25 years experience in the marine and outdoor adventure industry, coaching at the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and over 10 years at the helm of North Wales Watersports, supporting and promoting the marine industry across North Wales. In 2009, Stuart developed Ysgol y Môr, the first ever UK coastal education programme, based on Brittany’s ‘Ecole de Mer’. State schools in North Wales were the first to benefit from this curriculum-linked marine education, and he remains passionate about the importance of the coastal environment and watersports in childrens’ education.
Stuart successfully skippered the Clipper London on the Times Clipper 2000 Round the World Yacht Race, is a Royal Yachting Association Ocean Yachtmaster Instructor/Examiner, Sea Survival Instructor, SRC VHF Radio Assessor and Shore-based Theory Instructor. He is also a Canoe Wales Aspirant Level 5 Sea Coach/ Inland Level 3 Coach.
Tim is a highly experienced international school leader and a specialist in implementation and development of the International Baccalaureate programmes at all levels. He has over 25 years experience as a teacher and headteacher leading international schools in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, mostly through the International Baccalaureate programme. As a Biology subject specialist, the Ysgol y Môr programme combines Tim’s passions for biology, the outdoor environment and teaching. Tim also has a wealth of experience as an IB trained Extended Essay mentor.
Tim has also established and led a successful global e-learning company providing IB-approved training for IB teachers worldwide. He is also a member of the elite IB Educator Network, providing IB-sponsored consultancy services to candidate and authorized IB schools. As part of this role, Tim has led verification visit teams to dozens of IB schools in all the IB regions.
Tim speaks English, Greek, French and Welsh, along with some Portuguese and Italian
James is a passionate scientist with a degree in chemistry and an MBA. After nearly two decades in the pharmaceutical and healthcare businesses in London, James and his family returned to North Wales where he completed his teacher training.
Having worked and trained at a number of schools in Conwy County, he successfully teaches students through the national curriculum for science to succeed in UK national exams as well as the International Baccalaureate. He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.