Student Support

At Woodhall Primary School, we pride ourselves on having an outstanding team of trained practitioners who support our children’s personal development, behaviour and welfare. Their work enables those children who experience barriers to learning to feel confident, happy and safe in school, and therefore able to access and enjoy the school’s curriculum offer.  

Led by Mrs Colleen Ardley, our Children and Families Support Manager, the Student Support team work alongside class teachers and support staff to offer a range of targeted ‘early help’ interventions. We actively promote resilience and positive emotional well-being across the school, and as a result, children are confident that any issues they may experience that worry them will be dealt with quickly and sensitively.

Young Carers

A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol. Find out about Suffolk Young Carers.  More links to support groups are under resources.

Meet the team:

Colleen Ardley – Children and Families Support Manager/Thrive Practitioner

Melissa Fox, Sian Guyton, Emily Leggett, Amanda Sayer, Ronna Walton – Emotional Support Learning Assistants & Betty (our therapy dog.)