Rebecca joined Woodbridge Primary School in September 2023 after working in a larger Ipswich School for several years as their Office Manager. Her previous career was as a Media Executive at EDF Energy, a big electricity company in London, spending time promoting the company’s profile, dealing with journalists and working on brand campaigns before taking time off to raise her two children.
As the Business Manager, her focus is to try and support the school’s finances to make sure the school has the available funds to support the pupils with all the lovely and vast array of offers that are provided in an amazing environment.
Being brought up in Woodbridge, Rebecca loves spending time with her family and exploring all the different adventures it has to offer as well as volunteering at her local sports clubs to support grassroots development.
Lucy studied Biological Sciences, gaining a First Class Honours degree in Zoology as well as a Commendation from the Institute of Biology for her dissertation research into genetically modified Rhizobia. She taught Science at various secondary schools in England and Wales for 15 years before leaving teaching to spend more time with her family.
Lucy joined the Office Team at WPS in 2015 and has never looked back! Among her many and varied responsibilities she deals with school admissions and does the bookings and invoicing for Willow Garden Wrap Around and Little Willows Nursery.
Lucy enjoys celebrating as many random holidays as possible – firm family favourites are Marzipan Day, Pi Day, Talk Like A Pirate Day and Periodic Table Day! She can also regularly be seen sporting fancy dress costumes.
During lockdown Lucy took up virtual walking challenges and so far has completed The Inca Trail, The English Channel, Mount Fuji, Mount Everest and The Flower Route in Holland. At lunchtimes she can currently be found walking the North Coast 500 in Scotland! One day she plans to visit these places in real life
Karen manages attendance, absence and keeps on top of all the school’s ordering, including school dinners, stationery and uniform. As well as this, Karen helps with finance matters and plays a key role in planning trips and residentials.
Tia joined Woodbridge Primary School in 2022 and works mainly in the office. She is responsible for keeping parents and staff up to date with everything going on in the school, whether via the website or the email system.
Prior to this, she lived in London working in events and has previously helped run an art Gallery. She graduated from the University of the Arts London having studied Fine art as a drawing Specialism. During her time at university, she was a visiting art practitioner at a secondary school & was part of the community outreach art program for UAL’s ‘The Playground’. As well as her role at WPS she is a freelance graphic designer working in branding and social media.
She believes that thoughtful design can change lives and in her spare time enjoys listening to the podcast 99% Invisible (highly recommended!) & exploring new places across the world.