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Hedgehogs Staff

Name: Mrs Taylor
Job Role: Hedgehogs Teacher. Currently on 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 Mitchell
Job Role: Hedgehogs Teacher (Mon-Weds)
Interests: I love BBQ’s in the sunshine with my family in summer or sipping hot chocolate and marshmallows in front of the fire in winter. I also love to take my daughter to her ballet class with our friends. At school my favourite thing to do is crafting and I love to get busy with scissors, glue, ribbons, sequins and colours! I also love to read books and sing songs.
How I will help you in school: I hope for everyone to be happy and have a love for learning and play! I will show you new ways to do things, and give you ideas. I will help you to become resilient and that means that if you find something hard, you will learn how to keep going until you finally achieve and you can feel proud.
If I were a superhero my special power would be: To teleport to a new place

Name: Mrs Littlewood 
Job Role: Teacher in Hedgehogs (Wed-Fri), 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
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: 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 you 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.
If 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
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!