Nicki Shore, Head of Programmes

Nicki joined First Story as Head of Programmes in September 2017, having previously been a headteacher in a Lincolnshire secondary school in which First Story had a residency. She has held various leadership positions in schools, prior to her six years in headship and she has a particular interest in literacy, pedagogy and student voice. Nicki originally studied English and Physical Education and is now studying for a PhD in Education with Lincoln University. As well as her role with First Story, she is also researcher in residence with a large Lincolnshire academy trust.

Nicki enjoys cycling and photography in her spare time, as well as reading and theatre. To name a favourite book seems impossible but Nicki frequently returns to Carol Ann Duffy’s poetry and The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch.