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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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