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Key Stage 1 - Year 2 Staff

Class 2LS


Lauren Sparkes

Year 2 Leader and KS1 Lead

Hello, I'm Lauren I have been working at Vaynor First School for 9 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 2HP


Holly Phipps

Hello, I'm Holly Phipps and this is my first year at The Vaynor First School. I have been teaching for 4 years and have taught year 3 and year 2. This year, I'm based in Year 2 and I'm really looking forward to getting to know all the children. I can't wait for us to learn together and I'm really excited for my first year at The Vaynor!

In my spare time, I like to go running, watch football in person and on TV, explore new places and spend time with my family. I used to play golf when I was younger and I am currently hoping to start playing again.

Class 2BT


Rebecca Barton

Hello I'm Beccy Barton and I joined The Vaynor First School in April 2022. This year I will be teaching in year 2 and I am looking forward to another year of learning and fun. This will be my sixth year as a teacher and I have taught in year 1 and reception.

In my spare time I enjoy reading and doing crafts, like sewing and crocheting. I also love spending time with my young daughter and going on adventures with her and my partner.

Claire Turton

Hello, I am Claire and I have been teaching at The Vaynor First School since September 2015. I am now in my 10th year of teaching and have previously worked in schools in Kidderminster and Worcester. 


In February 2020, I gave birth to my beautiful daughter, Evelyn. Additionally, my husband and I also have a crazy cocker spaniel called Alfie who is 7 years old. Since having my daughter, I now teach part-time at The Vaynor. Therefore, on my days away from my Vaynor family, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and making as many happy memories as possible.


Dawn Duggan

Hi I'm Dawn and I co-ordinate PE and More Able Gifted and Talented throughout the school. I teach PE across the year groups as well as working in lots of different classes.