Nichola Lacey is Director of Nichola Wilkin Ltd and is a trusted source for computer science teaching resources, having sold thousands of resources to schools around the world.
She was a programmer before moving into corporate training and then retraining as a teacher, and she gained a unique skill set of programming and practical classroom experience being promoted to head of computer science at a school in Bedford, England.
Nicky left teaching in 2012 after a snowboarding injury meant classroom teaching was no longer possible. But she still wanted to be involved in education and had loads of ideas for teaching resources and lessons so started her company producing resources for teachers.
As one of the most popular authors on TES, Nicky enjoys an extremely high review rating with over a million downloads.
She has written the new content for the Eduqas GCSE Computer Science section of the BBC Bitesize website, along with many other commissions for companies. She has given two well-received talks to aspiring new authors for TES and hosted their first Authors train Authors webinar. Her first book "Python by Example: Learning to Program in 150 Challenges" published by Cambridge University Press has proved to be a runaway success and sold out on Amazon within 8 days of being published and has consistently been in the top 0.2% of the Amazon book ranking since it's release. Order your copy today.
Nicky has run the extremely successful "Teach Python with Confidence” courses all around the UK and has helped countless teachers improve their teaching of Python programming. She has also created an online video training program to help more teachers who cannot make it to the live sessions. If you want to know more, simply visit the Python Training page .
Today, Nicky lives with her husband and two sons just outside Cambridge and alongside running her business, she is attempting to master the potter's wheel and is rapidly cluttering her home with pots of varying sizes and success.