Staff In Year 6

Lynsey Crossley


Lynsey was born and grew up in Suffolk.  After her A Levels she decided to travel and left bound for Australia in 1993.  Whilst away, she abseiled in the Blue Mountains, went white water rafting, explored the Great Barrier Reef and even did a bungee jump!

On her return, she trained as a teacher at Westminster College, Oxford and graduated in 1997 with a BEd (Hons) in English and Children’s Literature, where her favourite tutor was Philip Pullman of ‘His Dark Materials’ fame.  She continued to explore new places and managed trips to Kenya, Turkey and Tunisia.

She began her teaching career at Wickham Market Primary School.  During her 5 years there she taught throughout Key Stage 2.  She joined Woodbridge Primary in 2002, and has taught for most of that time in Year 6.

Lynsey has two children, a girl and boy who keep her on her toes when not in school.  As a family they love being outdoors, exploring, making things and snuggling up with a good book.   She still loves travelling but the destinations are little closer to home (camping in Norfolk) for the time being… until her children are older enough to carry their own ruck sacks that is!

Lynsey is also interim Co-Headteacher at Woodbridge Primary School.

Liz Murton


Liz Murton completed her BA (Hons) degree in Early Childhood Studies at Suffolk College (UCS) and gained her PGCE from the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

Liz worked as a youth worker for Ipswich Borough Council for three years organising holiday activities, visits and after-school clubs. She joined Woodbridge Primary School in 2008 and has taught in Y3 and Y5 before moving onto Y6.

Liz organises the sports days as well as taking children to sports festivals, matches and competitions.

Liz has a real passion for netball and has been in the civil service Netball Club since her primary school days. She now plays for the Civil Service Leopards, a netball team in the South Suffolk Netball League that play matches every week. Liz takes Woodbridge Primary netballers to the Civil Service Netball club for training every term and has led the school’s netball club since 2008.

Liz also enjoys live music and regularly attends music festivals.

Liz is the Sports and PE coordinator

Jane Tomlinson

Teaching Assistant

Jane Tomlinson was born on the Isle of Wight but spent most of her childhood in Suffolk. She qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1990, then trained to become a specialist nurse and worked in Intensive Care for six years.

Jane took a step back from nursing to raise her two boys and began working at Woodbridge Primary School in 2000; she started as a Learning Support Assistant and then became a Teaching Assistant. Jane has worked across all year groups but is currently assisting in Y6.

Emily Smith

LSA/Teaching Assistant (Y6, 3 & 4)

Emily Smith joined the WPS team in December 2021 after graduating with a BA (Hons) in Education at the University of East Anglia in the summer of 2021.  She currently works as an LSA/TA across Years 6, 3 and 4. Working with various classes has allowed Emily to get to know lots of the lovely children and staff across KS2.

In her spare time, Emily loves spending time with her family and friends, relaxing at the beach or taking long walks around Suffolk. She’s also a big fan of musicals and is always up for a song and a dance!