Nikki has 11 years teaching experience and has worked at several very different schools in the UK. She attended the University of Birmingham, where she attained a BA Hons degree in History followed by a PGCE in Primary teaching. She began her teaching career in the challenging city school in Birmingham, teaching year 2 and then year 6. Qualifying as an advanced skills teacher, she has since taught across the primary age group and spent the last five years as teaching deputy head teacher of a school in Brentwood, Essex. She is passionate about developing high quality teaching and learning and delivering the curriculum in exciting and engaging ways. She enjoys music and sports and is a particularly avid fan of the New York Jets!