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Hedgehogs Staff

Name: Mrs Taylor
Job Role: Teacher leading in Hedgehogs. Currently working from home prior to maternity leave.
Interests: At school I love painting, reading stories, singing, dancing and growing plants. At home I like to spend time with my family, walking Bunny - my lovely Greyhound and working on our home renovations!
How I will help you in school: I make sure that every child who walks through the door feels welcome, special and important. I also ensure that all our children have the best possible start to their education at VP and make brilliant progress in their learning while having the BEST time!
If I were a superhero my special power would be: Making instant, sparkly, rainbow play dough!

Name: Mrs Littlewood 
Job Role: Teacher in Hedgehogs for three days per week, covering maternity leave.
Interests: At school I love reading stories, building things, and getting creative especially if glitter is involved! At home I like walks in Rivelin Valley with my little girl, baking, and  travelling all over the world. 
How I will help you in school: I want you to feel safe and happy and love coming to Hedgehogs every single day. I will make sure you have fun and set the foundation and love of learning during your time at Valley Park. 
If I were a superhero my special power would be: Making sure cups of tea never go cold! 

Name: Mrs Hawxwell 
Job Role: Early Years Practitioner. Leading in Hedgehogs two days per week.
Interests: In Nursery I enjoy watching where a child’s natural curiosity takes them in their learning. I enjoy leading fun groups to promote language, number and shape skills. At home I enjoy cooking, music and walking. 
How I will help you in school: I will help you feel safe and secure through kindness, respect  and consistency to enable optimum learning and development. 
If I were a superhero my special power would be: To click my fingers and make everything better if anyone was sad or injured. 

Name: Mrs Clewes
Job Role: SEN Curriculum Specialist 
Interests: At school I love messy play and creative activities. I also really enjoy doing small group work like lycra and singing. I'm also  good at making play dough, especially when I have a group of helpers and some glitter!
At home I really enjoying being outside exploring nature, walking in the woods and going on adventures with my little boys. 
How I will help you in school: I work across Early Years at Valley Park, but spend most of my time in Hedgehogs. I do lots of work with children who need a little bit more support to be successful. Most of all, my aim to make sure everyone is happy and having fun. 
If I were a superhero my special power would be: To be able to fly with a super sparkling cape! Then I could visits lots of interesting people and places.

Name: Mrs Eyre
Job Role: Teaching assistant
Interests: I love spending time with my family, playing games with my boys and walks/adventures in the woods!
How I will help you in school: I support the class teacher with your learning. I’m very enthusiastic about playing/taking part in activities with the children and fully believe in a child led approach! I am a mummy of two boys, 7 and 3, I treat all of the children as I’d want my own to be looked after. I am calm, fun, nurturing and always there to give cuddles if needed.
If I were a superhero my special power would be: To be able to change the weather whenever I liked as I love snow but only when it’s fresh and fluffy! I don’t like the cold and rain but love the summer!

Name: Miss Dransfield
Job Role: Teaching assistant
Interests: In Nursery I enjoy learning about what activities the children like to do and to help them develop in all aspects of learning. At home I enjoy walking, music and travelling with family and friends.
How I will help you in school: I will help yoy feel safe and happy through respect and kindness. I will also support you to achieve your next steps as you move through Nursery and ensure that you are making lots of progress in your learning.
I were a superhero my special power would be: To be able to make people feel better when they are ill or injured by clapping my hands! 

Name: Miss Marshall
Job Role: Teaching Assistant in Hedgehogs but currently supporting the school admin team. 
Interests: Family, friends, music, reading and crafting.
How I will help you in school: I will help your child to feel safe and have the best time in school. My aim is always to help them to achieve the very best they can be.
If I were a superhero my special power would be: To be invisible!