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!

Mr Savory

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Hi, my name is Mr. Savory and I joined Woodlands Academy in September 2020. I work predominately in Year 3 and Year 6, but also provide cover across KS2. I am a qualified teacher and I’ve also been a Youth Worker for 16-25 year olds in the past. Surprisingly, I didn’t particularly enjoy school myself, but that’s why I really enjoy working in education; to make a positive difference to our pupils’ lives each day and to foster a lifelong love of learning.

Outside of school, I love all things sport and fitness, particularly football. I’m a big Tottenham Hotspur fan, which brings much amusement to the children in Year 6 and who are the first to remind me following a loss!

Mrs Allen

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Amey

Teaching Assistant

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 Jaworska

Teaching Assistant

Ms Rose

Teaching Assistant

I am Miss Rose and I joined Woodlands Academy as Teaching Assistant in Year 1, in September 2020. I have had experience in different year groups from Nursery, Reception, Year 1 through to KS2, and I enjoy working with children to see them become independent and confident learners.
Outside of Woodlands I like to do yoga, swimming and walking. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Ms Stone

Teaching Assistant

My name is Ms Stone 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 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!

Miss Thomas

Teaching Assistant

I am Miss Thomas and I came to work at Woodlands Academy in 2016 where I started as an apprentice. I passed my apprenticeship in 2018 and previously worked in year 4 but currently work with year 2. I love working with all ages and watching the children grow in confidence and with their learning.
In my free time I enjoy singing in a barbershop chorus every week and seeing my friends and family. I also 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.