Nicola Richards
  • The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School, (sponsored by Randstad)
  • Caegarw Primary School
  • Mountain Ash, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Nicola is an inspirational teacher who places staff and pupil wellbeing at the heart of the whole school curriculum.  She firmly believes that a happy school is a learning school.  Her sunny and positive approach to school life is infectious, and she is a much-loved member of staff.  Her can-do delivery of the curriculum ensures that each child reaches their full potential through memorable, engaging, exciting and rich child-led learning experiences.

Above everything, Nicola values her relationships with the learners. Her rapport is excellent, she takes time to know the children and their families well and understands how to get the very best out of every single child. Her holistic and cheerful approach to education is a significant factor in the success of her pupils.