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Mrs L Stotesbury

Head

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 married 10 years ago and have two boys Lloyd – who will turn 9 this August and Rowan who is 7. They are all joining St Joseph’s too – Jason doing some A Level Maths teaching and the boys are joining Year 3 and Year 5 respectively.

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.