Valley View Community Primary School

Vallew View Community Primary School

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Senior Leadership Team



Mrs S Griggs



I have been teaching since 1991 (and yes I know I don't look old enough!) and love the fact that I have been the Headteacher here at Valley View since we opened in 2006.

I love every minute of my job and think I have the best job in the world. It’s therefore hard to choose a favourite moment but maybe the celebration of the first group of children 'graduating’ from Valley View. This was in 2013 when the first group of children who had joined us as Reception children left Year 6.

I’m not sure I can put a word to how I would describe myself but perhaps something like 'dedicated'.



Mrs C Griffiths

Deputy Headteacher


I have been working in schools since 1994 (hard to believe as I look so young!)

I ike the fact that every day is different and that the children bring new ideas each day as well.

My favourite thing - Teaching a lesson and all the children leave with a big smile, knowing they have enjoyed learning and understanding something new.

A word to describe me? "Tenacious!"






Ms A Fotheringhame

Assistant Headteacher

& EYFS Leader

 (currently on secondment)


I have been teaching since 1995 – and loved every minute (maybe not the time I was “custarded” for Comic Relief!)

It honestly is an absolute privilege to be a part of a week, a month, a year or even a whole primary school career of children’s learning, development and growth.  Sometimes I can’t believe how lucky I am!

The best thing ever was taking a child who had never been to the seaside on a trip to Filey.  She was soaking wet and covered in sand for most of the day, with the biggest ever grin on her face from the moment she stepped onto the coach to the moment she fell into her parents arms with exhaustion when we came back – sheer pleasure!

I am very passionate (about my job).


Mrs J McMurrough

Leader of Learning,

Key Stage 1 Leader

and Derwent Class Teacher


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.  I also enjoy being part of the school community and recognise the importance of the role of parents in their child’s education.  Having recently become a parent myself I fully understand how special each and every child is to their parent and family and this has confirmed the value of the job that I do on daily basis.

At my last school I got to work alongside my mum.  She taught me about dedication, hard work and resilience and made me the teacher I am today.

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