Staff In Year 1

Chantelle Williams


Chantelle is a West Country gal and has lived in 4 different counties before moving to Suffolk, where she then trained to become a primary school teacher. She loves Suffolk and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else, however she greatly misses being able to surf!

Studying in Cardiff, Chantelle has a BA Hones degree in Fashion Promotion. After graduating, she went on to develop her artistic flair as a Visual Merchandiser and Stylist. She loves the theatre and frequently sings around Suffolk, Chantelle also has a BTEC in dance; jazz, contemporary and theatrical performance.

Chantelle has a keen interest in promoting a creative and active learning environment, whilst encouraging children to have a positive growth mindset, instead of a fixed one. “Making positive mistakes infront of children is integral, as it allows them to become confident problem solvers and helps them to develop a love for learning.”

Chantelle loves being at the beach and is a keen water sport enthusiast. Her love for the sea has made her extremely conscientious about marine conservation and how we can protect our coastline environments, something that she is keen to continue to endorse inside the classroom.

Claire Bradshaw

Teacher (Tuesday Mornings)

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.

Lucy Boland

Teaching Assistant

Lucy is from Preston, Lancashire and moved down to Suffolk about 18 years ago … and she loves it!

Lucy graduated in 1995 from Cambridge University with a B.Ed. (Hons) in Education and Art. She has been a teacher for 22 years, teaching pupils aged from 5 to 13 years old. Fifteen of those years she spent in a Middle school in Suffolk as the Head of Art and Textiles.

Lucy decided to step back from being a class teacher to become a teaching assistant. This was so that she could have more time to devote to her family – her daughter keeps her very busy!  Lucy also likes to try to spend some time continuing to develop her own artwork to sell.

Lucy enjoys anything crafty, she has a go at silversmithing, dressmaking and anything to do with textiles! She also loves animals, especially dogs and horses. One of her favourite ways to relax is to walk her dog Molly in the countryside around her house in Butley.