HLTA's / Teaching Assistants

Miss Grimes

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

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 Amey

Teaching Assistant

I’m Mrs Amey, I started working in Year 2 at Woodlands in September 2021. I have 3 years experience supporting teachers and children across KS1, with my main experience in Year 2.

I love to see and encourage the children become independent and flourish as they navigate their way around their own learning.

I am easy going and I like to have a laugh with the children and am often seen around the playground playing catch or running after a tennis ball that’s been hit in the opposite direction to where I’m stood - which amuses the children!

In my spare time, I do a lot of crafting, making things from cards to jewellery. I love spending time with my 3 boys, baking or just chilling out watching a movie (normally Harry Potter). I love to go outdoors just not when its too hot. I also have 3 cats names Scratch, Leela and Batman. I am also a qualified hairdresser.

Miss Cooke

Teaching Assistant

I'm Miss Cooke and I started working at Woodlands Academy in 2021 after a career change. I had spent 14 years in the aviation industry working as an air hostess. Currently, I am supporting the teachers in year 5 and 6. In addition, I look after reception and year 1 children at lunchtime, which I thoroughly enjoy.
I'm passionate about giving all children equal opportunities to reach their full potential and encouraging special interests.
Being bilingual myself, I like to give that extra attention to those children, whose English is not their first language.
In my free time, I am always on a new adventure with my two children: camping, glamping, road trips, city breaks. I also enjoy scuba diving, kayaking, gardening and teaching my children about nature.

Mrs Jaworska

Teaching Assistant

Miss 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.