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Nicklas has spent the last 18 years teaching secondary science and chemistry. He has held the position of Head of Chemistry and also Head of Science in five schools across the Midlands. He led Science College specialist status and co-ordinated teaching and provision of STEM across the school. As part of this role, he helped to guide STEM strategy for the Academy Trust. Latterly, as Lead Practitioner for Science, my focus was on professional mentoring and coaching role for teachers.


Nicklas teaches on the Chemistry and Science PGCE course. He has a particular interest in the use of SOLO taxonomy to engender better understanding of what is expected of learners and how teachers can better communicate deeper understanding and progress. Other interests lie in the use of technology in the classroom.