Hi, I am

Bev Carr

I'm a mother

about me

The Headlines

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Author

Writing is my guilty pleasure. If you’re ever looking for me and can’t find me, then you’ll most likely find me curled up in an armchair, where I’ll be writing.

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Director

Media consultant @NextFriday working with social media platforms to raise clients profiles and engagement.

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Educator

I sit somewhere in the no-man’s land half way between formal and informal education in a land called flexi-schooling.

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Mother

As a mum of three boys, there is never a dull moment in our house. My children are my motivation and my inspiration who drive my every action.

My Creative writing Procces

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DRAFTING

REVISING

EDITING

PUBLISHING

What makes me tick

Secret Pleasures

Reading to my boys, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is my all time favourite.

Soft Spot

My mum's homemade trifle, and marmite on toast.

Weather

I love winter, but hate being cold. (Wood burning stove kind of winters)

Wildlife

Love animals, but am ridiculously afraid of spiders.

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About My Life

June 2011 - Current

Educator

NextFriday

I’ve spent the past few years realising that there is a way to combine home education with state education. I’m a part-time flexi school teacher, combining state school and home learning. I spend lots of time following a Montessori approach of child led learning. After teaching mainstream for several years, this method feels like a refreshing change… which also seems to work.

Jun 2005 - Present

Author

Oliver & The Missing Scientist

Writing is my passion, I've just published my first book "Oliver & The Missing Scientist". I'm busy working on the sequal and I have more book projects in the pipeline.

Sept 2000 - June 2005

Primary School Teacher

Sirhowey Infants

My training as a primary school teacher began many years ago in the northern town of Bradford. Here, I was convinced I wanted to teach children of junior age as little ankle biters scared me. After becoming a mum, I realised that the bites from those under seven, were actually far less painful than I imagined. In fact, it is the most rewarding occupation imaginable. Children are so creative, and every ounce of their creativity needs nurturing and celebrating.

EDUCATION

2010

Caerleon Campus

University of South Wales

After taking several years career break, I took a refresher course at Caerleon, ‘Return to Teaching’, just to remind myself what teaching was all about. The paperwork had changed somewhat along with assessments and expectations, but one thing that was apparent, the children hadn’t changed at all.

1997

Bradford & Ilkey Community College

Post Graduate Certificate in Education

I studied Primary Education in Bradford, cutting my teeth in some of the toughest schools in Yorkshire, Buttershaw Middle School was often in the news.

1996

Technology Management & Science with Women's Studies

University of Bradford

2:i reading Technology and Management with Women’s Studies, this course set my core skills, and perhaps underpins my opinions on the state of our education system today.

Writing skills

Creative

Descriptive

Short Stories

Copy Writing

Educational

Private Tutition

Consultancy

Policy Making

TESTIMONIALS

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Jerry Daniels

Book Lover

I had the pleasure to read Bev's book to my grandchildren, they visit every 2nd week for a sleep over, 'Oliver and the Missing Scientist' was part of our routine for 3 months. Brilliant.

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Daniel Boden

Educational Specialist

Bev believes in child led education, her approach, methods and results speak for themselves, they might challenge the status quo but they work.

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William

It sounds obvious

Bev takes the education of children seriously. Her belief in a child's natural creativity and how that defines the child and their success should be adopted in education systems across the world.

Published Books

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

my books

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Personal Cv Project

an illustration work

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Halfer

short story

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Sleepy Games

lightbox video

contact me

Reach Me

based Brecon, Powys, Wales

Tel : +44 (0) 121 364 4576

bev@ bevcarr.co.uk

Freelance Available

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