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Miss Nicola Widgery, Teacher of History

Miss Widgery grew up on the Isle of Wight and attended Medina High School, where she obtained 14 A*-B GCSEs. She went on to complete A-Levels in History, Law and English Literature and Language at sixth form.

Miss Widgery adores the Isle of Wight and in her spare time enjoys kayaking, swimming and walks on the beach. Miss Widgery has very recently taken up running and is a keen cyclist. She also enjoys watching (and writing about) football and athletics, playing squash, reading, and most importantly, being in the company of family and friends.



Upon completion of her A Levels, Miss Widgery studied for a BA (Hons) in History at the University of Reading. She graduated with a 2:1 degree before working as a Learning Support Assistant for a year in a local primary school. After this, Miss Widgery moved on to study for her PGCE in Secondary History at the University of Exeter, qualifying as an ‘Outstanding’ teacher. Miss Widgery joined The Island Free School’s History department in 2018.

Miss Widgery’s goals…

Within school, I want to instil a love of History within all of my pupils, encouraging independent thought and the ability to question what they can see. I want to spark the enthusiasm of my pupils, fostering their curiosity for the world around them. Outside of school, I have aspirations to improve my paddle boarding ability and continue exploring the Island with long walks and cycle rides to new places.
Miss Widgery

Miss Nicola Widgery

Teacher of History



PGCE (Secondary History) – University of Exeter

BA (Hons) Degree in History – University of Reading

A Levels in History, Law, English Language & Literature – Medina College

Contact info

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