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Lower Key Stage 2 Team

 

 

Mrs J Scott

Lower Key Stage 2 Leader &

Y4 Loxley Class Teacher

 

I have worked in schools since 2002, 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'. 

 

Mrs J McMurrough

Hebble Class Teacher / Leader of Learning

I’ve been working in schools since 2006.  This is the third school that I have worked in having previously taught in schools in both Leeds and Bolton.

Every day in school is different so there is lots of variety in the job and that keeps it interesting.   The children are so unique, entertaining and passionate about learning and this drives me to prepare and teach lessons that are fun and engaging for all pupils.  Teaching allows me to use my creative skills and talents on a daily basis and I thoroughly enjoy each and every day in school.

I like being part of the whole school team and as Key Stage 1 leader I’m able to make a difference by leading others and sharing good practice. 

The word to describe me as a professional would be 'Dedicated'.

 

Mrs A Lindop

Humber Class Teacher

I started working in schools in 2011 and have been at Valley View since 2015.

Everyday is different, which is always exciting and it keeps everyone on their toes. One of the best things about working in schools is definitely working with such dedicated staff and children. It is always such a pleasure to see children succeed and to watch their learning journeys throughout their years at school.

So many funny things happen daily that it would be so hard to choose just one moment. I guess that is what makes this job so special! But one of the best things I love about working in schools is giving children opportunities. For example, seeing children on school trips is always so wonderful and seeing the big, beaming smiles on their faces says it all really! 

A word to describe me is 'dedicated'.

  

Mrs S Wells

Hebble Class Teaching Assistant

I have worked in schools for 2 1/2 years.

What I like about working in schools is being challenged everyday and working with children of all ages.

The reason why I like working at Valley View is the commitment and high standards the school has of all the staff and children.

There have been many experiences I can smile at in my short time working in schools. One being a Year 3 student had been struggling with their maths for weeks but still persevered on, the moment they understood how to work the problem out and could do it again independently was fantastic. The student danced around the classroom telling everyone they knew how to do it, their face lit up.  These to me are the best moments working in a school, seeing the children achieve, learn and being able to express themselves.

A word to describe me? - 'Dedicated'.

 

Miss H Nicholas

Humber Class Teaching Assistant

 I first came to Valley View in 2009 whilst studying.  In 2011 I became a teaching assistant at Valley View for two years before moving to Dubai to teach in 2013.  I returned to Valley View in 2018.

What I love about my job is seeing children progress.  That moment when it all just 'clicks'.  I enjoy watching them play, develop and grow.  Being a part of that progression provides a great rewarding feeling.

One Christmas whilst discussing St. Nicholas a young child asked if he was my dad.  I replied he is my great grandfather, this resulted in some extremely well-behaved children in the weeks leading up to Christmas and also a lot of Christmas lists to pass on to Santa.  The tale has since been discussed at Christmas time ever since.

 A word to describe me? - 'Passionate'.

 


Miss H Lynch

Limley Class Teacher

I have been working in schools since 2010. 

One of my favourite things about being a teacher is the variety each day brings. No two days are the same and the inquisitive minds of children can take their learning in any direction! I really enjoy working with lots of different people and being part of a dedicated, enthusiastic team. 

There have been lots of funny things happen to me at school. Every day makes me smile! The best moments are watching children learn, grow and develop into confident individuals. I am very proud of all the children I have taught and love my job.

It's hard to choose one but I would describe myself as 'positive'.

 

Mrs A Urmston

Limley Class Teacher

I have worked in schools since 2009.

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 J Murphy

Y4 Limley Class Senior Teaching Assistant

 

I have worked in schools for a long time - since 1994!

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 A Fennelly

Y4 Class Teacher 

(Currently on Maternity Leave)

 

I have been working in schools for 8 years.

I love my job because every day is different. You never know what’s around the corner and this makes it fun, challenging but most of all exciting.

One of the best parts about working in schools has got to be seeing children grow in confidence and enjoying their learning. It is also amazing to see children achieve and progress throughout the year. By the end of each academic year I always feel proud of what all the children have achieved.

A word to describe me is 'Caring'.

 

 

 

 

Mrs E Riley

Y4 Limley Class Senior Teaching Assistant

 

I have been working in schools for about eight years.  If I am honest, I have lost count as the years have gone so fast!

I enjoy working at Valley View because every day is different, it is never boring.  I enjoy helping and watching the children achieve and grow into independent learners.

There have been many funny things happen to me whilst working in a school.  Everyday makes me smile.  As I am a first aider, lots of the children are sent to me when they have fallen over or have had a minor accident.  Lots of children have asked me, “Are you a doctor?!”  This always makes me smile.

A word to describe me would be 'Enthusiastic'.

 

 

 

Mrs H Dowling

Y4 Teacher and SENCo

 


I have been working in schools since 2004.

I like it that every day is different when working in a school. You never know what might happen next!

The best thing was when a Year 1 child said, "You are like the princess in this book!"

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

 

 

 

 

    

Mrs A Dalgleish

Y4 Loxley Class Teaching Assistant

I started working at Valley View in 2011.  Before this I spent a year volunteering with the charity, Beanstalk, which works to improve reading in primary school children.

The children and staff are what makes Valley View such a great place to be.  I am proud to be a small cog in the machine that helps give children the skills they’ll need for a successful future.

The best thing has to be watching the progress that every child makes – watching them grow in confidence and social skills, as well as abilities.  Being a part of those “penny-drop” moments is a real pleasure.

A word to describe me is ‘Supportive’.

   

 

  

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'!

 

 

Miss K Wilkinson

Teaching Assistant Lower Key Stage 2

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'.

 

 

 

 

Mrs J Bedford

HLTA & Lower Key Stage 2 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'.