Lynsey was born and grew up in Suffolk. After her A Levels she decided to travel and left bound for Australia in 1993. Whilst away, she abseiled in the Blue Mountains, went white water rafting, explored the Great Barrier Reef and even did a bungee jump!
On her return, she trained as a teacher at Westminster College, Oxford and graduated in 1997 with a BEd (Hons) in English and Children’s Literature, where her favourite tutor was Philip Pullman of ‘His Dark Materials fame. She continued to explore new places and managed trips to Kenya, Turkey and Tunisia.
She began her teaching career at Wickham Market Primary School. During her 5 years there she taught throughout Key Stage 2. She joined Woodbridge Primary in 2002 and has taught for most of that time in Year 6.
Lynsey has two children, a girl and a boy who keep her on her toes when not in school. As a family they love being outdoors, exploring, making things and snuggling up with a good book.
Originally from Watford in Hertfordshire, Mark started his working life in a building surveyors office and then insurance before qualifying as a teacher in 1987. Mark spent 20 years volunteering part of his Summer to the Children’s Country Holiday Fund, a charity that gives disadvantaged primary school children the chance to participate in a range of residential activities they would not normally get the opportunity to do.
Mark has taught overseas in the United Arab Emirates and was there during the first Gulf War. He was the head teacher of a large junior school in Abu Dhabi with responsibility for 19 classes and 370 children across 5 year groups. Mark holds a first-class honours degree, majoring in Geography with a minor in Philosophy, from the University of Hertfordshire and an MBA in Educational Management from the University of Leicester.
Mark has a passion for motor vehicles and sports and his ambition is to combine the two by flying around the world in a seaplane, following Summer and the England Cricket team.
Music & Modern Foreign languages
Jo Ling attended Ipswich High School and undertook a BA Hons degree in Modern Foreign Languages at Bristol University.
Jo then spent ten years living in Paris and working for Banque Paribas (now BNP Paribas) in the Capital Markets back offices and she was part of the team responsible for altering the computer system to manage the new currency, the Euro. Returning to England in 1998, Jo trained as a teacher in Sheffield, working there for two and half years. After her marriage, she moved to Whitstable in Kent and continued teaching part-time while she had her two children. Jo and her family moved back to Suffolk in 2009 and Jo joined Woodbridge Primary School in 2011.
Jo enjoys music in all its forms, travelling, cooking, swimming and keeping up with the friends she has made in all the different places she has lived.
Jo is music and languages coordinator and usually teaches in Y1, Y2, Y3, Y5 & Y6.
Pastoral Lead & ELSA
Tracy Watson-Brown has a degree in American studies and English Literature. After her degree studies, Tracy completed her PGCE in Oxford before coming to Suffolk in 1992 to get married.
Tracy taught in Felixstowe before taking a break to raise her two sons, during this time she worked as a youth worker and children and family worker for the Salvation Army.
Tracy is the school’s Pastoral Lead, working one-2-one and with small groups across the school. She is qualified both as a teacher and an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) and has undertaken a wide range of professional development in neurodiversity, and children’s mental health. She covers class teachers across the school as the need arises.
In her spare time, Tracy likes to write poetry and has published four volumes. Her idea of a lovely time is a cup of tea in the sunshine (preferably while looking at the sea).
Learning Support Assistant
Liane joined Woodbridge Primary school in 2017 working briefly as kitchen assistant, then as midday supervisor. In 2020 she took on the role of Learning Support Assistant, working one-to-one with a young student with ASD, and in 2021 completed the Understanding Autism course to further support her role.
A broad and diverse work history, Liane originally trained as a care-worker supporting children and young adults with mental and physical disabilities. After several years living in Canada, she then went on to become a qualified Painter and Decorator renovating and refurbishing properties before gaining a 1st class BA (Hons) in Interior and Spatial Design and working as a Bespoke Furniture Painter for a luxury kitchen company. She has also trained and worked locally as a gym and fitness instructor.
Liane’s favourite place to be is anywhere with her three daughters and grandson. She enjoys exercise and strength training, being creative, reading, and long walks in nature.