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Class RJD  

Jo Downing

EYFS and Year 1 Lead

Hi I'm Jo, I came to The Vaynor in April 2014 to lead the Early Years and co-ordinate English across the school. I enjoy going on bike rides in my spare time and keeping fit with my two young children. I enjoy observing the children and watching them become independent learners.  

Jo Merrick 

Jo is a dedicated Teaching Assistant and also a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. She works in Reception with Jo in RJD. Jo is a very talented artist and enjoys creating colourful displays in the Foundation Stage unit.

Class RSD


Sharee Deane

Hello, I am Sharee and I have been working here since summer 2017.  I really enjoy exploring and experiencing school life with the children at The Vaynor. In my spare time I enjoy going swimming with my friends and exploring different countries with my husband. I have two cats at home called Thor and Loki. 



Yvonne Hardacre



Yvonne works alongside Sharee in RSD. She enjoys taking the children outside to learn in the environment around them. Children love to explore their world in the fresh air and this is an approach all Reception classes use (and other classes too!). In her spare time Yvonne enjoys spending time with her daughter. 

Class RRJ


Rebecca Joynes

Hi, I am Rebecca I joined Vaynor in September 2017 I am super excited to be working in Reception this year as I love being creative and look forward to supporting children with their first steps of their school journey.  In my spare time I enjoy dancing and I am part of a ballet and contemporary dance club.

Cathy Lees

Cathy works in RRJ alongside Becky. She loves to make learning fun and active for the children at The Vaynor. In her spare she likes to spend time with her two teenage daughters. She enjoys taking weekends away with her family and going on walks.

  Tina Gittins


Tina spends her morning working with small groups of children across the Reception classes to support them with their learning.