Governance – Nicola Bettison

Nicola is a parent governor at David Nieper Academy.  She lives in Alfreton and two of her three children attend this academy and are very happy.  When her children were younger she helped run a playgroup in Alfreton welcoming new parents/carers and the local community to the group and supporting these families if needed.

Nicola’s background is in education, working as a nanny, then at The Queen Medical Centre Hospital to working locally at Alfreton Nursery School and Leys Junior School.  She also ran workshops at the Polygon Centre in the school holidays.

Nicola attended South East Derbyshire College for several years completing a national diploma in Nursery Nursing, and a diploma in Caring Services. She had also competed courses in nursery management and British sign language.

Nicola has a passion for outdoor learning and good well-being which has led her to being a Forest Schools Leader.

Nicola enjoys being a governor to support our local community and helping make sure our children have the best opportunities possible to them within their local school, at the same time supporting the school to become outstanding.  She has been a school governor for around 14 years from early years , infants , juniors and now here at David Nieper Academy.