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Year 4 Teaching Staff

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James Walker - Year 4 Group Leader & KS2 Team Leader

Hi I'm James and I joined the Vaynor at Easter in 2015, as Year 4 teacher, KS2, Maths and PE leader.  My passion is football and I play for Pershore Town FC at the weekend. I also love shopping (not just for hair products) and going on holiday. I've been teaching for over 5 years now and still love the challenge and excitement that every school day brings.

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Sophie Thomas

Hello, I’m Sophie and I moved from Wales to teach at the Vaynor in May 2014.  I live in Stratford-Upon-Avon with my lovely son and we love to watch films, one of our favourites at the moment is The Lego Movie.

In the classroom, I love using ICT to get the children excited and using a variety of apps to enhance their learning. I am pleased to take on the role of Computing co-ordinator across the school fully this year and share my experiences of using technology in the classroom.

I really enjoy working with such a friendly and hard-working team and I'm looking forward to being in Year 4 this year.

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Daniel Kowalski

Hi I'm Daniel and I joined The Vaynor in September 2017 working in Year 4. I have been teaching for 8 years and have a specialism in PE which I really enjoy teaching. I live with my fiancee, my three step sons and my baby boy. Outside of school I enjoy playing and watching sports including football and cricket, I also love listening to music.

Katie Ebbs

Katie is currently on Maternity Leave after having her baby girl in July 2017.


I have been here at The Vaynor since January 2009, teaching in both Year 3 and Year 4. I am the Subject Co-ordinator for both DT and MFL. I grew up in Redditch but currently live in Worcester with my husband and our daughter Emma, and our two cats (Poppy & Oscar). I still have lots of family and friends living in Redditch.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, baking  and decorating novelty cakes, something I have been able to share with the children in our after school clubs. To relax I like to attend dance fitness classes at the gym, go walking in the countryside (especially in Scotland) or curling up in front of the fire with a good book!