Staff In Year 5

Joanna Bishop

Teacher (from September 2021)

Joanna grew up in Hertfordshire before attending Sheffield Hallam University where she gained a BSc (Hons) in Psychology. After graduating, she worked on employment projects for young people with Asperger’s and autism, supporting them to prepare for and secure jobs.

Following teacher training in 2010, she taught in Essex for 11 years in junior classes before joining Woodbridge Primary School in 2021.

In her spare time, Joanna enjoys being outdoors and active. In addition to gardening, she enjoys walking; this includes short, local walks as well as long distance walks in Scotland in the summer holidays. She also enjoys being creative, both musically and with macrame.

Caroline Moore

Caroline Moore

Teacher (until July 2021)

Caroline Moore was raised in Looe, Cornwall and trained as a teacher at the Dudley College of Education in West Midlands. She graduated in 1977 with a specialism in Art and Design (Ceramics).

Caroline began her teaching career in 1978 at an inner city infant school in Birmingham where she was in charge of music and taught all the age ranges, including Nursery. She went on to become the Deputy Head of a large Junior School in Birmingham before relocating to Suffolk in 1999. She was the Deputy Head of Hollesley Primary School for two and half years and then took some time out to travel, visiting St Lucia, the USA, Greece, France and Spain, but never quite made it to Australia (which was the plan).

Caroline joined Woodbridge Primary School in 2003 and is the KS1 Lead and part of the senior management team.

In her spare time, Caroline enjoys being with her family, reading contemporary fiction, playing the guitar, gardening, and walking her two Golden Cocker Spaniels. (And she still hopes to visit Australia one day!)

Caroline is part of the senior management team, leads KS1 education and is the ICT coordinator.

In her spare time, she enjoys socialising with her friends and family, reading and doing lots of lovely things with her two fabulous girls!

Kirsty Brierley

Teaching Assistant

Kirsty moved to Suffolk in 2016 from living in Northumberland with her husband and two children.  She has been a Teaching Assistant at the school since January 2017. Working alongside the P.E Coordinator, Kirsty is committed to helping pupils with their sporting development.
Kirsty has a real passion for sports and for the last 17 years has been both teaching and competing in karate around the world, winning numerous World and European Titles.  She is also an avid rugby fan and has played for 2 seasons with the Woodbridge Women’s rugby team, The Amazon’s.

Kirsty loves spending time travelling with her family and taking part in adrenaline sports and adventure activities! In 2019, Kirsty completed a skydive with Mr Krisson to raise money for new screens for the school.

Recently, Kirsty has completed her Level 3 Diploma in ‘Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools’ at the New Suffolk College and is keen to further her skills in primary education.
Her favourite quote is:
‘Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you doing or learning to do’.