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The children are taught by Mrs Wallace.  Here is a little about Mrs Wallace in her own words.

"From the day I started school, I only ever wanted to be a teacher.  Work experience from school only strengthened my ambitions and after two years of preparatory studies in Sheffield, I trained at York St. John University and qualified with a BA (hons) in teaching, with music specialism, in 2008....and more than 10 years on, I still love my job.

I have worked in a variety of schools across Derbyshire covering maternity posts in mainstream and Special Needs schools.

I first worked at Arkwright in November 2011 covering for a member of staff in the foundation stage.  Arkwright Primary is such a loving, caring school I felt very welcome from the first day.  Sadly my supply days ended all too soon.  I then took further studies for SENDCo at Northampton University and received a Diploma to support my Degree.

Some time off was needed when I had my little boy, Cooper.  It was then, When Cooper was 6 months old that I was lucky enough to obtain a permanent staff position in the foundation stage unit at Arkwright in February 2015.  It felt like I was coming home!  Since then, I have helped to take nursery into the new building, become the SENDCo, worked with an amazing team of staff and developed great friendships.  I then had my daughter Shelby.

In my free time, I enjoy family day trips, usually involving a railway or model railway! I play the violin in two orchestras, Chesterfield Symphony and Ripon str. Cecilia, and if there is any time left, I enjoy playing the Piano and Tenor Recorder.  I also enjoy going to the cinema with my husband".

This half term the children are answering the question. How many nursery rhymes do I know?

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