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Get To Know: Nicole Farnham

Updated: Jul 11, 2023

Nicole was raised and schooled in Peterborough. When she finished Sixth Form she attended Winchester University in order to study Drama, before achieving a Master's degree at Goldsmith College, University of London.

Nicole, Head of Curriculum, Peterborough

"I was able to combine my love of Drama and education and develop Theatre in Education performances" recalls Nicole, "I then worked as a teaching assistant in schools for a number of years before completing my teacher training, and have worked as a teacher since 2015".

A classroom whiteboard and pens

In 2017, she moved out of working in mainstream schools to work with young people who may find mainstream education 'challenging'.

"I taught a variety of subjects including English, Maths, Employability, and ICT, and became a team leader and curriculum lead".

By 2021 Nicole was looking for a new challenge and joined our team here at In Toto Ed as Head Of Curriculum at Peterborough.

Teacher working with a student

When asked what she enjoys most about her new position she responds, "My favourite part of working at In Toto Ed is being part of a supportive team and creating a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for students and staff alike".

We also asked Nicole what advice she would give to her 16-year-old self if she could and her reply was very succinct: "don’t worry about the small stuff and focus on what you want to achieve".

A student holding a pencil

Nicole is the owner of a black Labrador called Percy who often comes to visit everyone at In Toto Ed Peterborough.

Her hobbies include writing, watching and creating theatre.

"I enjoy watching films, going to the gym and walking Percy my dog, and reading everything Harry Potter", she says.

Nicole, Head of Curriculum, Peterborough

Unsurprisingly, Nicole's favourite inspirational quote comes from none other than Professor Albus Dumbledore, a character from JK Rowling's Harry Potter series:

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light”.
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