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Our Teachers

Mrs Anna Keefe - Nursery

Mrs Anna Keefe - Teacher

Mrs Keefe has ten years of early years experience at a local private day nursery. While there, she completed her BA (Hons) in children's development and learning, graduating with a first class degree. She qualified as a teacher last year completing her QTS at the University of Reading and spending the majority of her placement at St. Josephs. She is passionate about the importance of early years. She lives in West Berkshire with her husband and two children and enjoys playing the guitar, reading and gardening.

Mrs Lizzie Daubney - Year R

Mrs Lizzie Daubney - Teacher

Mrs Daubney has two degrees specializing in Early Years Education from Bath Spa University, and completed her PGCE in 2014. She has been at St Joseph's since 2011 and has worked as a Playleader, Learning support assistant and now Teacher. Mrs Daubney is really passionate about the Early years and the importance of learning through play. She lives in Thatcham with her husband and two year old son, and enjoys walks in the wood, video games and lego!

Miss Nicole Fulker - Year 1

Miss Nicole Fulker - Teacher

Miss Fulker qualified as a teacher in 2013 completing my BEd Primary Teaching at The University of Gloucestershire. Since qualifying, I have worked in a variety of schools across the South of England. I started working in Catholic Education in the diocese of Birmingham in 2017. I joined St Joseph's in September 2019. I live in West Berkshire and love sport, baking and socialising with my friends and family. 

Miss Harriett Bennett - Year 2

Miss Harriot Bennett  - Teacher

Miss Bennett graduated with a degree in Costume Design. After some time working in theatre and film she moved on to working in a school in Reading as an Art Technician. She then qualified with QTS in 2019 at the University of Reading; spending most of her training year at St. Joseph’s. Miss Bennett is passionate about creativity in learning. She lives in West Berkshire and is often found walking her dog or swimming!

Miss Holly Cannon-Taylor - Year 3

Miss Holly Cannon-Taylor - Teacher

"Graduated from The Open University in 2018, qualifying as a teacher in 2019. Holly taught in a SEN school initially and after working in Special Needs for a number of years, she was ready for a new adventure in mainstream, joining St Joseph's in January 2022 as a class teacher and PE lead, aiming to promote the importance of regular exercise and a healthy living. Holly is also a Makaton Tutor and Ambassador and volunteers with the National Autistic Society.

When not working or volunteering, Holly enjoys going for walks, photography, reading and catching up with friends and family."

 

Mrs Kirsten Garner - Year 4

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Mrs Garner qualified as a teacher in 1997 completing her PGCE at Hull University, having undertaken her undergraduate degree at Oxford Brookes University.  Since qualifying, she has worked in primary schools in London, Reading and Hungerford and during her 8 years living in the Middle East was a supply teacher in the UAE. She joined the St Joseph's team in 2016. 

She lives in a village outside Newbury with her husband and three children and enjoys cooking, running (slowly), yoga and has just discovered the joys of open water swimming.

Mrs Angie Westall - Year 5

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I have been teaching for 20 years, previously working as a LSA for a one to one . in addition to this I also ran my own business as a dog behaviourist / mobile Pet Shop for three years.

After achieving my degree in Animal Science, I trained to be a teacher at St Joseph’s and through the many changes, still hold my teaching role at St Joseph’s.

I have three boys - my oldest is aged 10, and my twins who are 7.

I enjoy science, reading, walking, observing animals in their natural habitat and of course have a passion for teaching young minds, watching them explore, learn and achieve their full potential.

Life is busy, fun, challenging, enjoyable and hectic – but I wouldn’t change it for the world!

Mrs Jo Whitehead - Year 6

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Mrs Whitehead graduated with a degree in Biophysics and Genetics and then worked in the science research industry. After having her two children, and being a stay-at-home mum for several years, she then retrained and qualified as a teacher with QTS in 2010. She worked in many of the local schools as a supply teacher before starting at St Joseph's in 2013. Mrs Whitehead loves being outside in nature, walking through the woods, swimming in lakes or being out on her bike on the trails (hence why she loves going on school residential so much!). She also loves to do yoga. 

Mr Michael Robinson - Year 6 & Deputy Head

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Mr Robinson qualified as a teacher in 2008 completing his PGCE at Roehampton University and he undertook his undergraduate study at Lincoln University. After qualifying he worked at Kintbury and since 2012 has worked in Catholic Education in the diocese of Portsmouth and joined St Joseph's in Sept 2014 as a class teacher and RE leader. He is passionate about the importance of Catholic Education. He lives in West Berkshire with his wife and two children and enjoys watching sport and reading''

Our Staff Structure

Senior Leadership Team

Headteacher - Mrs Kelly Bosher

Deputy Head & KS2 Lead - Mr Michael Robinson

Inclusion & Pupil Premium Coordinator - Mrs Tracey Privett

Key Stage 1 Lead - Miss Nicole Fulker

School Business Manager - Mrs Faye Glover

Teachers

Nursery - Mrs Anna Keefe

EYFS - Mrs Lizzie Daubney & Mrs Louise Moores

Year 1 - Miss Nicole Fulker & Mrs Louise Moores

Year 2 - Miss Harriett Bennett

Year 3 - Miss Holly Cannon-Taylor & Mr Michael Robinson

Year 4 -  Mrs Kirsten Garner & Mrs Catherine Armstrong

Year 5 - Mrs Angie Westall

Year 6 - Mrs Jo Whitehead & Mr Michael Robinson

LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANTS

Nursery - Miss Davina Williamson, Mrs Jemma Polland , Mrs Natalia Ferreira Soares

EYFS -Mrs Jayanthi Chendhil

Year 1 - Mrs Tanya Clark, Mrs Lockhart

Year 2 - Ms Mandy Maggs, Miss Sian Howard

Year 3 - Miss Emma Shepherd, Mrs Catherine Lavisher, Mrs Alison Lockhart, Mrs Louise Moores

Year 4 - Mrs Gina Tucker

Year 5 - Ms Bernie Berry

Year 6 - Mrs Antonella Scott

Mrs Antonella Rozzo Scott

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Mrs Jemma Polland

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Miss Emma Shepherd

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Mrs Louise Moores

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Ms Bernie Berry

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Miss Mia Clark

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Mrs Catherine Lavisher

Mrs Gina Tucker

Mrs Gina Tucker - Teaching Assistant

Miss Sian Howard

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Mrs Alison Lockhart

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Support Staff

Librarian -  Mrs Gina Tucker

Site Manager - Mr Joe Lucas

Admin Assistant & Events Co-ordinator - Miss Tatiana Krispinova

AFTER SCHOOL CLUB PLAYWORKERS

Lunchtime Staff

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Cook - Mrs Tracy Mills

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Kitchen General Assistant - Mrs Mandy Gale

Mrs Natalia Ferreira Soares(1)

Lunchtime Supervisor - Mrs Natalia Ferreira Soares