At Woodhall, we pride ourselves on having an amazing team of trained practitioners who support our children’s personal development, behaviour and welfare. Their work enables children who experience barriers to learning to feel confident, happy and safe in school, and therefore able to access and enjoy all that the school has to offer.
Led by Mrs Colleen Ardley, our Children and Families Support Manager, the Pastoral Support Team work alongside class teachers and other support staff to offer a range of targeted ‘early help’ interventions. We actively promote resilience and positive emotional wellbeing across the school, and as a result, children are confident that any issues they may experience that worries them will be dealt with quickly and sensitively.
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 Pastoral Support Team:
Colleen Ardley – Children and Families Support Manager/ Thrive Practitioner
Ronna Walton, Laura Head – Thrive Practitioners
Becky Fox, Kate Bevan – Class teacher/ Thrive Practitioners
Melissa Fox, Sian Guyton, Emily Leggett, Amanda Sayer, Karen Bowman – Emotional Support Learning Assistants
Betty - our therapy dog