Nicola Parker-Watts Governor Profile

I started my role, as Headteacher, at Shaw Wood in January 2022. I have been a teacher all of my working life, knowing from a young age this was the career I wanted to pursue. I have taught across the full primary age range, in Barnsley, where my career first started and where my leadership journey began, over 20 years ago. I have had many different roles in schools with different contexts and demographics, culminating in this position, which is my third headship.

My passion for education is still as strong as it was when I first set out on my teaching career and I am really proud to work at Shaw Wood, which is at the heart of its local community.

Outside of work, I like to relax by reading, spending quality time with my family and friends and walking my dog. I also enjoy travelling, yoga, cooking, and trying to improve my very basic Spanish.