We have an inspiring team of dedicated staff at St Joseph’s who recognise that each child is an individual, and support them to reach their potential through a diverse range of learning experiences. Due to low staff turnover and our staff teaching throughout the College, pupils can rely on being taught by familiar faces as they progress through the years.

Laura Stotesbury

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.

In my free time I love to sing. I have sung in choirs since I was at school and was musical director of an all female A Capella group at the University of Cambridge called The Fitz Sirens. I am an avid theatre goer and I have been known to tread the boards myself. One ‘thespian’ highlight was playing principal boy ‘Jack’ in a Staff Panto – whilst my now-husband was the front end of my bean-traded Pantomime Cow!

I am also a practising Catholic and so taking an active role in my Parish has always been important to me – playing with the music group, reading, serving as an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist, but of course acting as a Catechist; for teenagers for Confirmation and for  3-9 year olds in Children’s Liturgy on a Sunday morning, allowed me to play to my strengths as an educator!

I’m an avid fan of Only Connect with Victoria Coren-Mitchell and I enjoy solving puzzles and escape rooms with friends and family.

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Mrs H Beechey

Head of PE

Mrs S Boccaccini

College Deputy Head (Prep) and Deputy DSL

Mrs D Bray

Head of Pastoral, Prep School

Mr B Clarke

Head of IT Strategy

Ms A Denyer

Head of External Relations and Admissions

Ms C Gibson

Pre-Reception teacher

Ms A Jeffery

Head of English

Mr M P Jones

Assistant Head (Curriculum & Tracking)

Mr M J Jones

Assistant Head (Enrichment & Extension)

Mrs N Jwaideh

College Deputy Head (Senior) and Deputy DSL

Mrs A Kesel

Director of The Arts, Head of Music

Mr A Leggett


Mr K Li

Computer Science Teacher

Mr D Lunani

Head of Year 9 and Head of Computer Science and ICT

Mrs B Lovelock

Head of Spanish, Head of Lower Seniors

Mrs A Maxwell

Head of Sixth Form

Mr S Hatton

Assistant Head (Wellbeing & Safeguarding) and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr M Orgill

Director of Sport

Dr D Pellenc

Director of STEM, Head of Physics

Miss D Rackley

Reception teacher

Mrs R Sheridan

Estates Bursar

Mrs L Stotesbury


Mrs P Suraweera

Physics Teacher

Mr D Watkins

Assistant Head (Teaching & Learning)

Dr S West

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

Mr R Zawistowski

Head of Art