Staff In Year 4

Vanessa Girling


Vanessa Girling grew up in Ipswich and studied to become a teacher at Canterbury Christ Church University. She has been teaching for 11 years across a variety of schools in Suffolk, mostly within Key Stage Two. She has also had the role of PE coordinator within these schools.

In her spare time, Vanessa is a keen runner, fitness enthusiast and has an interest in the natural world. She also looks after and owns her own horse. Furthermore, she is a mother of 3 bubbly children.

Chloe Nicolson


Chloe grew up in the Midlands before completing a History Degree at Hull University. She spent a gap year travelling before working in retail as a graduate trainee and worked her way to becoming a trading manager for the charity Shelter.

Her love of travel led her back to Australia in 2005 with her partner Ian. They returned in 2015, married with two young children, and their dog Ruby after their 2 year adventure turned into a 10-year stay!

Whilst in Australia, Chloe trained as a teacher and taught in schools near Melbourne and on returning to teaching in the UK Chloe taught at Ravenswood Primary School before joining Woodbridge Primary School in 2022.

In her spare time Chloe loves being out and about in the countryside with her family and dog, walking, keeping fit and listening to and watching music whenever possible.

Louise Horas

Teaching Assistant

Louise grew up in Essex and Suffolk and holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Sport and Leisure Management. After university, she worked in marketing for a law firm and briefly moved to Germany for one year. On returning to the UK, she took a career break to raise her two children who now both attend Woodbridge Primary School.

Louise has a passion for sport and regularly provides support in P.E. classes as well as coaching teams for sport competitions. She also enjoys reading, travelling and exploring new places with her family, both in the UK and abroad.

Louise joined Woodbridge Primary School in 2022 and currently works as a Teaching Assistant in Y4 & Y5.