23 November 2021

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New teacher Miss Nicholls is thriving off the creativity and innovative nature of Priory’s English Department. 

Miss Nichols was on teacher training last year and admitted it was a strange way to do it as a lot of it was on-line due to Covid. 

She impressed everyone and, when a vacancy came up at Priory, she couldn’t wait to join Mrs Gidden’s team. 

“I went to Fulwood Academy so I am local and went to UCLAN to study English Language and Linguistics," said Miss Nicholls.

“I originally wanted to be a journalist as the thought of standing in front of 30 children scared me – but then I realised it shouldn’t stop me and I completed my PGCE at Edge Hill University. 

“It was strange doing my teacher training on-line but then I was lucky enough that a job came up at Priory. 

“I love the English Department here, we all work together, everyone cares about the children and the curriculum and it’s innovative. We are always looking to update the curriculum every year. 

“I like the fact I can be theatrical when I am reading. I like the drama of it all and the pupils do sometimes wonder what I am doing! I enjoy being creative and making lessons fun but interesting. I have come a long way from being scared of standing in front of 30 children!” 

Mrs Gidden said: “Miss Nicholls trained online with us and it was great when we finally got the chance to meet her in the flesh, she is amazing.

“She shadowed Mrs Elliott last year and the children fell in love with her. 

“Mr Faulkner’s change of role meant there was a vacancy and we love having her in our department. 

“She is fiercely independent, she fits in with us, is dedicated and good fun. 

“I think the English Department is now the strongest it has been in my four years in the job.” 

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