Staff In Year 5

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 and teaches in Year 5.
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’.