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.
Dot Stanley has been working at Woodbridge Primary School since 1993.
Dot started her working life as an insurance specialist, initially with Guardian Royal Exchange then later with AA Insurance Services.
Dot’s husband’s job then took her to Cyprus and Oman and she had her two children. On their return to the UK, both of Dot’s children attended Woodbridge Primary School (and then Farlingaye High School).
In her spare time, Dot does voluntary work, enjoys long walks, bird watching, reading, cooking and ballroom dancing.
“I really enjoy my job. The staff are very friendly and keen to do their best for all the children, which all goes to make for a very happy team which it is a pleasure to be a part of.”