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Year 4 Teaching Staff

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Komal Joshi

Year 4 Group Leader 

Hi, I'm Komal and joined the Vaynor in September 2014. This year I am working in and leading the Year 4 team.   


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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 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 again this year.

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Toni Oakley

Hi I am Toni Oakley. This is my 9th year teaching at the Vaynor first school! I like to make learning fun and creative for the children I teach. I truly believe that when children are happy and engaged, they really flourish.


I have two beautiful children, Eloise and Oliver who keep me busy on my days off. We love exploring new places and getting messy! 


I currently work with Mrs Hughes as a job share in year 4. 

Holly Hughes



Hi, I'm Holly Hughes and this is my second year at The Vaynor. I've been teaching for 8 years and have taught a wide range of year groups. My favourites are year 4 and year 2!


This year, I am based in Year 4 and working part-time alongside Mrs Oakley. 


I have always lived in large, busy cities but since having my young son, my husband and I decided to start living the quiet village life. When I’m not teaching, I spend my time with my son playing games, singing, dancing and visiting new places.