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Upper Key Stage 2 Team

 

Mrs J Scott

Upper Key Stage 2 Leader &

Y6 Wharfe Class Teacher

I have worked in schools for 15 years, mainly with Years 5 and 6.

The best thing about teaching is sharing in the children's successes and being a part of their learning journey. I love it when a child tries and tries to understand something and then, in a moment, has a sudden 'light-bulb moment'. These are, for me, the most special times.

I also love working collaboratively and am lucky that at Valley View we all work so well together as a team. I have many good memories, but think my fondest have been taking the children abroad. Not only have I had the opportunity to visit some places I have never been before, but I have shared in the delight of the children as they experience new places. 

A word I feel best describes me is 'Honest'. 

 

 

Miss A Everson

Y5 Ribble Class Teacher

I have worked in schools for 6 years.

I like my job because of the children and their enthusiasm - you never know where a lesson may go because of their questions about a topic. 

One of best things that has happened since working in a school is watching my class perform Hamlet at the Carriageworks Theatre.

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

 

 

 

Mrs K Moore

Y5 Ribble 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 T Wilson

Y4 Ribble 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'.  

 

 

Miss K Wilkinson

Y5 Ribble Class Teaching Assistant

 

I have been working in school for 7 years.

No two days are the same and I love watching children grow and learn.

Working in Reception every day has funny moments - it always makes me smile when the minis invite me to have tea at their house!

A word to describe me is: 'Patient'.

 

 

 

  

 

 

Miss N Sutcliffe

Y5 Rye Class Teacher

 

I have been working in schools for 5 years and this is my sixth year of teaching.

The best thing about working in a school is that every single day is different so it never gets boring! I know that the children are always going to make me laugh.

The best thing that has happened to me whilst working in a school is taking part in the Shakespeare School Festival this year. I have never been so nervous, excited and petrified for the children I have worked with. It was a roller-coaster of emotions (for me and the children) throughout the rehearsal process and we had quite a few wobbles along the way. On the night they absolutely blew me away and I was so proud watching them from the side of the stage, so much so I made a few chuckle whilst I was jumping around like a lunatic when they were remembering everything we had worked on! I have never been so full of pride for a group of children I have worked with. Definitely a highlight for my teaching career so far!

The word to describe me: 'Dedicated'.

 

 

Miss N Ray

Rye Class

Senior Teaching Assistant

I have been working in schools for 6 and a half years.

I enjoy a new challenge everyday and that no day is the same.

I love the ethos at Valley View and the community spirit that everyone shares.

There are lots of things that make me laugh but mostly it is the children with their wit, curiosity and their ability to change your whole day with just one smile.

One word to describe myself would be 'Dependable'.

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs H Durkan

Y6 Washburn Class Graduate Learning Assistant

I've been working in schools for four and a half years.

I love working in schools because I love working with children and learning new things every day. I love that every day is different.

Valley View School is a fantastic place to work because of our children and staff, who work together to learn and care for each other.

My funniest memory is when my class managed to persuade myself and lots of other Valley View staff to have cold custard poured all over our heads in front of the rest of the school! 

A word to describe me is 'Kind'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr L Dixon

Y6 Wenning Class Teacher

 

I have been working in schools for the past ten years.

As a teacher, I particularly like the fact that every day is different; one day children are investigating in Science whereas another day children could be researching historical facts or problem solving in maths.

I enjoy learning new skills and researching different interesting facts and activities so as to make my lessons fun. I also enjoy watching children progress -  the "aha moment" is priceless when a child finally understands what you've been teaching. You can see it on their faces, and you know you've opened a door in their minds that might otherwise have remained closed.

One word to describe me as a professional would be 'dedicated'.

 

 

Mrs D Stuttard

Y6 Wenning Class Senior Teaching Assistant

 

I have worked in school for 15 years.

My job is challenging, exciting and fun. No two days are ever the same. 

At Valley View I appreciate the support and enthusiasm that each and every staff member shares with one another. I feel lucky and proud that I can work with children of all ages and always feel welcomed by them when entering their classrooms. I appreciate the fact that my professional development is important to the management team, who support and encourage requests for training courses to further develop my skills.

The funniest thing that has happened was when we had an Art Week in school. Mrs Dowling had several large tins of emulsion paint in the boot of her car, she asked me to take the four tins upstairs. Well, I didn't actually get to the landing because I suddenly noticed that as I climbed each step the tins had been knocking against my hips, and as Mrs Dowling later admitted, "The lids hadn't been put back on properly" therefore each and every step -carpeted- had been covered in paint! (I'm not sure that Mrs Griggs and Mr Richards find this funny - yet!).

A word to describe me: 'Enthusiastic'.  

 

 

Mrs L Jackson

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

 

I have been working at Valley View School for 3 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'!