Education Coordinator - North East

Education Coordinator - North East

I joined the Academy in February 2019 as an Education Coordinator, I am responsible for engaging with schools in order to introduce them to and help coordinate their own exciting and innovative opportunities for social enterprise.

Having worked both in a business environment and more recently in education for the past 12 years, I had the privilege of being one of the first teachers in Scotland to embrace and begin working with the Curriculum for Excellence. Known to provide greater flexibility and freedom for teachers, I immensely enjoyed having the opportunity to engage young people in a more real and relevant way.

I am lucky in this role, in being able to help support entrepreneurial experiences that allow young people to not only develop transferrable skills but also encourages them to grow in confidence. This, for me is what is at the heart of my role, I believe that Education is much more than imparting knowledge into empty vessels, but more about providing opportunities for learners to think and act in enterprising ways, developing core skills and the ability to transfer these into different contexts which are meaningful to them. Helping them be the change that they wish to see in the world!

Outside of work, in between juggling the joys of a 5-year-old diva, I love to travel, spending time outdoors and exploring new places. I also always have a long list of upcycling and decorating jobs to do around the house, much to my husband’s frustration.

nicola@socialenterprise.academy | 0131 243 2671

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