Lower Key Stage 2 Team
Mrs J ScottAssistant Headteacher & Year 3 Teacher
Mrs J Scott
I have worked in schools since 2002, mainly with Years 4, 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 D MallettHebble Class Teacher
Mrs D Mallett
I started working in schools in 2001, and have worked at Valley View since it opened.
I love working in our school because the children are great and we have a lot of fun and the staff work as a team.
The funniest things that have happened are when I got locked in the PE cupboard at a Rainbow Party; I had custard poured on me when my class all teamed up to buy tokens; and when I set the alarm off in the disabled toilet at South Leeds Stadium when at a football competition. (I thought it was the light switch!)
A word to describe me - 'busy'!
Mrs A WordsworthHebble Class Teaching Assistant
Mrs A Wordsworth
I have been working in schools since 2006. I started working in schools as a lunchtime supervisor, then a classroom volunteer, completed a NVQ and was then employed as a Teaching Assistant.
I like working with children and like to think I am making a positive contribution to their development.
I find this school friendly and welcoming; the staff are great, as are the children and I am so glad that I am part of the team, and being given the opportunity to work in a great school.
A word to describe me is 'Committed'.
Mr W HendyHumber Class Teacher
Mr W Hendy
I have been working in schools since 2007.
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'.
Mrs D StuttardHumber Class Senior Teaching Assistant
Mrs D Stuttard
I have worked in schools since 2002, and I've been at Valley View since we opened in 2006.
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 A LindopLimley Class Teacher
Mrs A Lindop
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 WellsLimley Class Teaching Assistant
Mrs S Wells
I have worked in schools since 2013.
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 time working in schools. One being a Year 3 student had been struggling with their maths for weeks but still persevered; 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.
Mrs J JohnstonLimley Class Teaching Assistant
Mrs J Johnston
I have been working in schools since 1999.
I love helping children achieve their best, not only academically, but personally. I love to interact with children of all abilities including those with SEN, social and emotional needs and those who have behaviour needs. It's challenging at times, but overall, the respect is always there. My job goes beyond just teaching knowledge and skills - it's about making a personal connection with children.
A word to describe me is 'Supportive'.
Mrs N TierneyLKS2 Senior Teaching Assistant
Mrs N Tierney
I have been working in schools since 2010.
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'.
Mr J KnoxLoxley Class Teacher
Mr J KnoxI have been working in schools since 2019.What I most love about working in schools, is watching the children's interest in a subject develop and seeing them find that spark that fires their imaginations. Each day in school I will be challenged in my own thinking by how the children see their world, and this is what makes teaching so rewarding. Being a teacher is an absolute privilege and I enjoy being able to support children in building those positive lasting memories of school that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.The funniest things that have happened to me during my teaching career are usually just those hilarious answers that children give to questions during lessons. Every day in school someone has made me cry with laughter.The word that best describes me as a professional has to be 'passionate'.
Mrs J MurphyLoxley Class Teaching Assistant
Mrs J Murphy
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.