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, appeared in 3 episodes of ‘Neighbours’ 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 young 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 Deputy Headteacher at Woodbridge Primary School.
Vanessa Girling grew up in Ipswich and studied to become a teacher at Canterbury Christ Church University. She has been teaching for 11 years across a variety of schools in Suffolk, mostly within Key Stage Two. She has also had the role of PE coordinator within these schools.
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.