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Class 2AF


Amy Hewings
Assistant Head

Hello I am Amy Hewings and I joined The Vaynor First School in September 2009, after moving from a school in Shropshire, where I am originally from. I believe that learning should be exciting and creative for children, so I always try to make my classroom a fun and energetic place to be! I have worked throughout Key Stage 1 since being at the school, however this year I am leading the Key Stage Two team and working in Year 3. Aswell as a class teacher, I am the Assistant Headteacher, so oversee and work closely with all of the Year 3 and 4 staff and children, as well as those across the school.


Out of school I enjoy reading, shopping and socialising with my friends and family. I got married in August and recently moved house so am incredibly busy at the minute!

It is a pleasure to work within such a friendly, hardworking and forward-thinking school; my first years here have been superb and I hope to enjoy many, many more!

Class 2LS


Lauren Sparkes

​ Hello, I'm Lauren I have been working at Vaynor First School for 5 Years. This year finds me in Year 2. I love to see the enjoyment on our children's faces as they take part in all the fun activities which we plan.  

I have recently moved into my first house and have had lots of fun turning it into a home. In my spare time I enjoy travelling and have been lucky enough to visit Australia, Asia and America.

Class 2JW 


Joseph Wood

Hello, my name is Joe and this is my third year teaching at The Vaynor First School.  I graduated from Worcester University after successfully completing my PGCE in which I specialised in Science. I have lived in Wales for the majority of my life but I was born in Ronkswood, Worcester.

My number of passions include football were I am a follower of Liverpool football club and I currently participate in the district leagues of Worcester. The upcoming year fills me with great excitement and I am anticipating a year full of imaginative learning with my Year 2 class.

Dawn Duggan

Hi I'm Dawn and I co-ordinate More Able Gifted and Talented throughout the school. I also teach Maths throughout Year 3 and 4 and teach in 2AF during Amy Finch's Leadership and PPA time.