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Mrs Laura Stotesbury

I joined St Joseph’s College as Head in September 2021 from Prior Park College in Bath where I held the position of Deputy Head (Academic). As a teacher of Economics and Business, I have also held roles at Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital School, Bristol, Malvern College and Bedford School.

I met my husband Jason when we were both teaching at Malvern College and then when I moved to be Head of Department at Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital in Bristol he came too. We have two boys Lloyd and Rowan, who are loving St Joseph’s. Jason is also a Maths teacher here.

Mrs N Jwaideh

College Deputy Head (Senior) and Deputy DSL

When I graduated from university with a BA Hons in Anthropology and Philosophy, I had a desire to work with... Read more

Mrs S Boccaccini

College Deputy Head (Prep) and Deputy DSL

I have been teaching in Prep Schools for over 20 years and most of my teaching experience has been in... Read more

Mr D Watkins

Assistant Head (Teaching & Learning)

As a geographer and expedition leader, I am fortunate to be able to inspire pupils about the world around them... Read more

Mr M J Jones

Assistant Head (Enrichment & Extension)

After completing a BMus in Music from the University of Westminster and MA from Goldsmiths, University of London, I worked... Read more

Mr M P Jones

Assistant Head (Curriculum & Tracking)

After graduating from University of Birmingham with a degree in Commerce, I decided to do a PGCE at University of... Read more

Mr S Hatton

Assistant Head (Wellbeing & Safeguarding) and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Whilst studying for a BSc in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Brighton it became clear to me that, whilst... Read more

Mrs L Douglas


I was born in the north-west of England, surrounded by the stunning landscapes of the Lake District. Following a 14-year... Read more

Mrs R Sheridan

Estates Bursar

I joined St Joseph's College in July 2018, previously working as the Facilities Manager at a SEN School for children with Moderate and Profound learning... Read more

Ms A Denyer

Head of External Relations and Admissions

After graduating from Durham University with a degree in Modern Languages (German, Russian, Spanish and Dutch) and a memorable year... Read more

Mrs A Kesel

Director of The Arts, Head of Music

Born and bred in Berkshire, I have worked at St Joseph’s for most of my teaching career having studied for... Read more

Mr B Clarke

Head of IT Strategy

I am passionate about IT in Education.  I began my education IT career at Reading Girls’ School in 2005 after... Read more

Dr D Pellenc

Director of STEM, Head of Physics

If someone had asked my seventeen-year-old self whether I wanted to become a teacher, I would have sworn that this... Read more

Mr M Orgill

Director of Sport

I have been a PE teacher since September 2013 and was inspired by my love of sport from an early... Read more

Dr S West

Director of HaLE (Humanities and Language Enrichment), Head of Geography

After 22 years working in the state education system, I felt it was time for a change. I started at... Read more

Mrs A Maxwell

Head of Sixth Form

The greatest advice given to me as a student was to go and study something that I truly loved at... Read more

Ms A Jeffery

Head of English

After graduating from Oxford University in 2002 with a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature, I spent a brief... Read more

Mr D Lunani

Head of Year 9 and Head of Computer Science and ICT

I graduated from the University of Greenwich London with a BA Hons in Education and IT. In 2020, despite all... Read more

Mrs D Bray

Head of Pastoral, Prep School

I was brought up in an extremely musical family with all of us playing in a brass band, which was... Read more

Mrs H Beechey

Head of PE

Following my Sports Science degree from Winchester University and a year living in Australia, I gained my PGCE in Secondary... Read more

Mrs B Lovelock

Head of Spanish, Head of Lower Seniors

As a former pupil of St Joseph’s, it is lovely to be back at school as a teacher. I studied... Read more

Mr R Zawistowski

Head of Art

I have been working in education and the art sector since graduating in 2006, developing a career and undertaking professional... Read more

Mrs R Dressel

Lay Chaplin

I recently joined St Joseph's College, taking up the role of Lay Chaplain in April 2024. Prior to this, I spent 10 years teaching History at St Mary's School Ascot where I was also a Deputy Head of House and a member of the ministry team. Read more

Ms C Gibson

Pre-Reception teacher

Teaching young children has always been a huge aspiration and passion of mine. Upon finishing secondary school, I knew that... Read more

Miss D Rackley

Reception teacher

Ever since I was in Primary School myself, I knew that I wanted to be a teacher. I started my... Read more

Mr K Li

Computer Science Teacher

I am a Computer Science teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience. I graduated from The Hong Kong University... Read more

Mrs P Suraweera

Physics Teacher

Obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in the Computational Physics specialism and the completion of the graduate diploma by the... Read more