Lower Key Stage 2 Team
Mrs A YoungLKS2 Leader & Loxley Class Teacher
Mrs A Young
I started teaching in 2009 and have worked in schools across Leeds, Wakefield and Bradford.
I just love working with children. Everyday is different and you can always rely on children to make you giggle several times a day. Being both a leader and class teacher, I particularly enjoy working across the school but also having my own class and watching them grow as young people.
There are lots of great and funny moments in schools but I particularly enjoy residential when I have taken children on a river walk. The sheer shock of cold water entering 30 pairs of little wellies and the excitement on children's faces as they have lots of fun.
A word to describe me 'Enthusiastic'
Mrs A UrmstonLoxley Class Teacher
Mrs A Urmston
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'.
Mr J KnoxLimley 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. Â 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 A FennellyHumber Class Teacher
Mrs A Fennelly
I have been working in schools since 2002.
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'.
Miss A StaveleyHebble Class Teacher
Miss A Staveley
Mrs H DowlingSENDCO & Hebble Class Teacher
Mrs H Dowling
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 is 'Enthusiastic'.
Mrs L JacksonLKS2 Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs L Jackson
I have been working in schools since 2007.
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 J MurphyHebble Class Senior 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.
Mrs K MooreHebble Class Teaching Assistant
Mrs K Moore
I have worked in school since 2012.
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 A DalgleishHumber Teaching Assistant
Mrs A Dalgleish
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 J JohnstonHumber 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'.