Senior Leadership Team
Mrs S GriggsCo-Headteacher
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 GriffithsCo-Headteacher
Mrs C Griffiths
I have been working in schools since 1994 (hard to believe as I look so young!)
I like 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!"
Mrs S ClancyBusiness Manager
Mrs S Clancy
Ms A FotheringhameAssistant Headteacher EYFS
Ms A Fotheringhame
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 A YoungAssistant Headteacher UKS2
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 J McMurroughAssistant Headteacher KS1
Mrs J McMurrough
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 J ScottAssistant Headteacher LKS2
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'.