National Leader of Education
Kingsmead / Gayhurst / Mandeville
Louise Nichols is an Executive Head teacher of three Hackney primary schools: Gayhurst, Kingsmead and Mandeville. She has worked as a Head teacher in Hackney since 2004. Her first school, Kingsmead, became outstanding in 2011 and was designated a National Teaching School in 2012. Louise also became a National Leader of Education in the same year and she supports schools with leadership challenges and pupil premium reviews. Louise has a particular interest in initial teacher training and was part of a government policy advisory group focussing on recruitment and retention of teaching staff. Louise also works as a School Improvement Partner for Hackney Learning Trust.