Staff In Year 5

Joanna Bishop


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.

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’.