HLTA's / Teaching Assistants

Mrs Richards

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

I am Mrs Richards. I started working in our school in September 2000. I have worked across the year groups from nursery through to year 6. I am also the school librarian.

Outside of school I am happiest when with my family and friends. I love visiting Paphos in Cyprus and spending weekends down in Devon with my husband and two sons. I also love all things Harry Potter!

Mrs Allen

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Blundell

Teaching Assistant

My name is Mrs Blundell and I work in the nursery class, I started working at Woodlands back in 2015 after working for many years in private day nurseries across Bristol. I am a very relaxed, and laid back person who is very passionate about looking after children, I very much enjoy being part of helping children to flourish, and work towards them becoming happy and confident individuals, it's very important to me that I provide a caring and comfortable environment for all of the children who come to our nursery. I have also experienced working in other areas of the school providing support with speech and language.

Outside of school I love to spend time with my husband and 3 children spending time outdoors with them walking in the woods, or going on day trips to look at the amazing monkeys and orangutans as they are my most favourite thing!

Mrs Burbage

Teaching Assistant

I am Mrs Burbage, the Teaching Assistant for a child with additional needs. I joined Woodlands Academy in 2017, previously working in a Pre-School for 7 years. I use Makaton sign language to aid communication between the children.

Outside of Woodlands, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband, son and daughter and making special memories together.

Mrs Delgado

Teaching Assistant

Miss Grimes

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Lyons

Teaching Assistant

Miss Smith

Teaching Assistant

I am Miss Smith, I joined Woodlands in March 2020. I have previously completely my training at another school and worked throughout KS2 which also meant going on a number of school camps which were lots of fun! I am very passionate about my job and I enjoy encouraging children to be enthusiastic about their learning and enjoy their time at school.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, travelling and watching rugby!

Miss Thomas

Teaching Assistant

I am Miss Thomas. I came to this school as an apprentice at the beginning of 2016. I am still working as an apprentice to become a fully qualified TA and I am loving every second. I am based in year 4 and my favourite lesson is Maths.

In my free time I enjoy singing in a barbershop chorus every week and love to just sit down with a good book or watch a funny movie!

Miss Vivian

Teaching Assistant

My name is Miss Vivian and I currently work in Early Years here at Woodlands Academy. I’ve been at the school since 2018 having previously worked in a day nursery and children’s centre and enjoy working with children of this age, introducing them to learning.

When I’m not in school, I enjoy reading and both playing and watching sport. I often spend my weekends either down at Ashton Gate or travelling the country watching Bristol City.