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Lower Key Stage 2 Team

 

 

          

Mr W Hendy

Lower Key Stage 2 Leader

Y4 Loxley Class Teacher

I have been working in schools for 12 years.

I like it that every day is different.  We work on so many different things, with so many different people: children, parents, colleagues and other adults.  It's always a challenge, so gets your brain thinking about solving problems.  I like working at Valley View because the children and staff are so friendly, willing to learn and progress.

The best thing is watching pupils' confidence in their abilities grow... and the funniest (and scariest) moment was chasing a dog through classrooms, the hall and corridors.  Every day is different!

The word that describes me as a professional?  'Active'.

 

 

Miss C Gregory

Y3 Hebble Class Teacher

I have been a teacher for just over 10 years now!

The best thing about working in a school is that every day is different.

I think one of the things I always enjoy the most is Christmas time in school as it is truly magical! Years of staging a Nativity have probably also provided me with some of the funniest moments of my career as once a child is on stage you have little control over what they might say or do... especially when they are only 6 years old!

The word that describes me as a professional: 'Involved'.

 

 

Mrs J Edwards

Y3 Hebble Class Teaching Assistant

I have been working in school for three years properly (and two years volunteering).

Best thing about working in Valley View-the kids!

The best thing about working in school is the relationships built between the children and between the other adults-there is never a dull moment and you never know what may happen next!!

Adaptable is a word I would use most days! 

 

 

 

 

          

Miss A Hitchen

Y3 Holme Class Teacher

I have worked in schools for 5 years: two years as a teaching assistant, 1 year training, and I've been at Valley View for 3 years.

My favourite thing about working in schools is working with young minds. 

The best thing was working with the Zumba team and see them achieve getting to the city finals.

The word that best describes me is 'proud'. 

 

 

 

 

Mrs J Siney

Y3 Holme Class Senior Teaching Assistant

I've worked in schools for 26 years...started here in January 2012.

I love the "awe and wonder" moments when children learn something new.

I was once mistaken for one of the children on a school trip and was told, "You're a confident little madam, maybe you should wait for your teacher to come and sign you all in!" (at a museum )

A word to describe me is: 'Caring'.

 

 

 

 

          

Mr J Partridge

Y3 Hollin Class Teacher

I have been working in schools 6 years.

I love the energy and creative ideas that the children have. Hopefully sometimes it rubs off on me!

The best thing that has happened to me is that I have once been told that I look like Zayn Malik!

Does 'open-minded' count as one word?

 

 

 

 

Mrs K Moore

Y3 Hollin Class Teaching Assistant

I have worked in school for 4 years.

I like the different everyday challenges working in school brings and the enjoyment of seeing children happy and learning.

My favourite moments are when children have struggled with a task for a while but still persevered on, the moment they understand how to do it and can then do it independently is fantastic.  To me the best moments working in school are seeing the children achieving,  learning and smiling.

The word to describe me as a professional: 'Dedicated'.

 

 

Mrs J Bedford

Y3 Senior Teaching Assistant

I have worked at Valley View for ten years.

The best thing about my job is that no two days are the same.

I have thought about my funniest moment and there are too many to recall as I laugh every day.

A word to describe me would be 'Determined'.

 

 

 

 

 

Mr J Ljustina

Y4 Lumley Class Teacher

 

I have been working in schools for 3 years. One as a TA, one on a PGCE and one as an NQT.

No two days are the same! To work with young children is a real privilege and every day is challenging and rewarding in so many different ways. Schools are such vibrant, dynamic places it feels like everyday is important. 

I went on a school trip as part of the 'Young Voices' choir. The children were able to perform in front of 1000s of people at Sheffield arena and the whole event was fantastic! 

The word that describes me: 'Passionate'.

 

 

Mrs J Murphy

Y4 Lumley Class Senior Teaching Assistant

I have worked in a school for 23 years.

I like working in a school and being in contact with different children and their personalities. The laughter in the classroom, the hugs in the corridor from children who have moved on into a different class. I love the lightbulb moment when after a struggle an understanding smile spreads across the child’s face.

One of the best things I love is the residential to Lineham Farm. When at Lineham Farm a few years ago I was challenged to climb Jacob’s Ladder. I have to say it is one of the bravest things I have done.  I am so fortunate to have been on all of the Year 4 residentials as well as travelling to the Czech Republic on Valley View's first residential abroad. 

Being part of the unscripted staff Pantomimes was a funny experience where nobody knew what was going on or what to say.

I would describe myself as being a team player, with a caring personality.

 

 

Mrs C Todd

Y4 Loxley Class Teaching Assistant

I’ve  worked in schools as a parent helper while my daughter was young, and now for 12 years as a “proper job!”

I love being part of a team that makes a difference.

The best thing is watching children’s confidence grow, having been part of the process.  The funniest thing is the things children write or say eg. spelling mistakes (unrepeatable on a family website!)

A word to describe me? 'Ace' – I checked in a thesaurus!  It does come under professional!

 

 

Mrs T Wilson

Y4 Loxley Class Teaching Assistant

I have spent 20 years in education – 10 years in Post-16 education and 10 years in primary schools.

The best part of the job is watching the children grow and mature through their school life.  Occasionally when they return to visit from high school I am amazed by the confident young adult in front of me.

One of my best memories of Valley View is on a “Snow Day” when we were able to go out and build snow castles and snowmen, then warming up with cups of hot chocolate when we came in.  When I come to school I feel like part of an extended family and friends sharing lots of good times.

A word to describe me: 'Patient'.

 

 

Mrs C Inman

Loxley Class Teaching Assistant

I have worked in schools for 6 years.

I like the fact that every day is different and the children always make me smile.

The best thing about working in a school is the children – watching and helping them achieve their targets.

A word to describe me would be: 'Dedicated'.

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs L Jackson

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

 

I have been working at Valley View School for 2 years. I have worked in a variety of schools in different roles over the last 10 years. 

I love the wide variety of children and age ranges that I get to work with through out the school. Everybody in the school helps and supports each other, and will do so with a smile on their face.  

Working in a school means there are fantastic, funny and inspiring moments every day. It's hard to choose one in particular.

A good word to describe me would be 'Dependable'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs V Woodward

Spanish Teacher

I have been working at Valley View Primary for 3 years teaching Spanish to children in Years 3,4,5 and 6.

The children are always very keen to learn and enthusiastic, especially when we are singing our favourite songs in Spanish. They always enjoy our role play drama activities.

I enjoyed our Spanish Day last year when in assembly all the children sang our Greeting song – ‘Buenas dias!’

A word to describe me: 'Organised'!