Staff In Foundation 2 (F2)
Suzanne Everitt earned a degree in Early Childhood Studies and a PGCE at the University of Leicester. She worked all the time she was studying, in various posts, but always with children at holiday clubs, after-school clubs and in crèches.
Suzanne’s first teaching post was at Wickham Market County Primary School then she moved over to the nursery and became the foundation stage manager, where she gained Early Years Key Practitioner Status, where teachers came from different schools to observe and share good practice.
Suzanne took a short break from teaching to have her two sons and joined Woodbridge Primary School in 2010.
In her spare time Suzanne enjoys running around after her active children, (football, beavers, gymnastics, swimming…) When she can find the time she also enjoys Zumba and coffee with friends.
Claire Bradshaw was raised in Bedfordshire and went to Nottingham Trent University to study Media & Communication. She graduated in 1998 and took a gap year to travel around the world. On her return to the UK she became the producer of an internet start-up in Buckingham and after several years in this post, she met her (teacher) husband. Claire then moved back to Nottingham where she undertook a Graduate Teaching Programme; Claire’s first teaching post was at Repton Primary School as a Y1 class teacher.
In 2006 Claire had her first son and in 2009 her husband’s job brought the family to Suffolk and she had her second son. Once settled in Woodbridge, Claire began working at Woodbridge Primary school doing PPA cover in the nursery, since then she has developed her role and now covers classes across the school.
Claire enjoys spending time with her family (particularly if it means going to the beach!) She also enjoys eating out and time spent catching up with her friends.
Claire currently teaches in F2 and Y2.
Sally Brayshaw grew up in Leicester before moving to Suffolk. She originally trained as a florist and then moved on to spend 8 years working for a medical company.
Sally has been a bit of a globetrotter, having lived in Holland as well as travelling to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. On her travels, Sally qualified as a scuba diver and enjoyed liveaboard diving on the Great Barrier Reef. Sally has also skydived over the Whitsunday islands; she has sailed all over the world, skied and hiked on glaciers.
Somewhere in all of that Sally has also raised two daughters (both of whom attended Woodbridge Primary school). In her spare time, Sally still enjoys scuba diving, going camping and spending time with family and friends.
Sara Brooks started at WPS as a MDSA in 2016 and then soon moved on to become a member of support staff working throughout a range of year groups, now currently with F2 & Y1. Sara has two fantastic boys, one still attends WPS and the eldest is in High School. In her spare time Sara loves exploring new walks with her family and enjoys all sorts of crafting.
Sara says, “Working with children is so very rewarding. Children are truly amazing and it is such a privilege to see them grow in confidence, play and achieve their milestones.”
Yvette joined Woodbridge Primary School in 2010 as a Volunteer, helping in F1 and Year 1. In September 2011, Yvette became a Midday Supervisor, being responsible for and supervising the children at WPS during the lunchtime break.
From September 2022, still continuing as the Midday Supervisor for the F2 children, Yvette also started working part-time in F2 as a TA helping to provide additional support for both the children and the F2 teaching staff.
Yvette really enjoys helping the children in F2 with their learning, which she finds very rewarding. It’s always a busy day in F2 but fun too!
Originally from Essex, Yvette has now lived in Suffolk for nearly 30 years, one of her favourite places for walking with her family and dog is Iken Bay. Yvette previously worked in administrative roles both in Essex and Suffolk.
Yvette enjoys family dog walks, reading, gardening, baking, Sunday roasts and Cadbury’s chocolate. For nearly 3 years, Yvette has volunteered on a Saturday morning at the Woodbridge & District branch of the Riding for the Disabled.
Bethany Allen started working at Woodbridge Primary School in November 2020. She achieved CACHE Diploma in Child Care and Education Level 3 in 2007 from Suffolk College, after which she worked in several nurseries and spent 6 months as a live-in nanny on a working farm. It was there that Bethany truly began her career in childcare, looking after two little girls aged 1 and 3, as well as 4 orphan lambs, 8 chickens and 200 ducks!
After taking a 9-year gap, developing a range of skills, Bethany followed her true passion and heart back to working with children. Today, you’ll find her hard at work in F1 and F2.
Outside of school, Bethany can be found spending time with nieces and nephews, walking the countryside, or climbing mountains and trying to be graceful at ballet fit! All of this, as well as enjoying a good book!