Meet the Staff: Lauren Monteil, Head of Psychology, Coordinator of MUN and Upper School Careers Coordinator

I am delighted to join the community here at Wycombe Abbey. Everyone has been incredibly welcoming, and it really has been wonderful to meet so many friendly faces throughout the School.

As the new Head of Psychology, I am truly looking forward to sharing my passion with my new Sixth Form classes. My adoration for the subject is rooted back in my own childhood; both my parents were psychologists, and I was raised on a cocktail of cognitive development experiments and memory games! I could not wait to pursue it for myself at A level, and I still remember how exciting it feels to first appreciate all the perspectives that the discipline explores.

I have been teaching Psychology for over a decade, but I never tire of sparking joy in the classroom. It is an unbeatable feeling to see students flourish, and I relish the opportunity to nourish young, enquiring minds in my subject. Through delving deeper into psychological phenomena, I strive to help my classes build a fascinating scientific framework by which they can interpret the people and behaviour surrounding them. As a teacher and an examiner, my hope for my students is that they feel utterly confident in their knowledge and exhilarated by their learning.

I am also thrilled to be taking on the role of Coordinator of Model United Nations (MUN). I spent many years directing MUN at my previous school I and am now privileged to be organising the prestigious WASAMUN conference. MUN is such a worthwhile educational opportunity, and it is fantastic to see so many pupils involved here at Wycombe Abbey. I have already had the pleasure of meeting many of your daughters in the weekly MUN club and I am looking forward to seeing them representing the School in fruitful debates at our upcoming conferences.

Similarly, I look forward to bringing my Careers expertise to the role of Upper School Careers Coordinator. I have been a careers advisor for over five years and have always found this aspect of my role highly rewarding. I look forward to working with your daughters, guiding them through important decisions and helping them to navigate the milestones along their path towards their bright futures.

Lauren Monteil
Head of Psychology, Coordinator of MUN and Upper School Careers Coordinator