Staff In Year 2

Emma Stokes


Emma grew up in Ipswich and attended the University of Suffolk where she gained a BSc (Hons) in Criminology. Following this, Emma had a short career in Youth Work, where she supported young offenders and children in care, before training to become a teacher in 2014.
Emma joined Woodbridge Primary School in January 2018. She is currently the Year 2 teacher and was appointed Head of KS1 in September 2020. Emma also heads up ‘English and Literacy’ within the school so she is a busy lady!
In her spare time, she enjoys socialising with her friends and family, reading and doing lots of lovely things with her two fabulous girls!

Claire Bradshaw


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.

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.