Mrs E Cahoon, The Maples Teacher

Mrs Cahoon has taught at St. Joseph’s since September 2012, prior to this  she taught in a number of Independent Schools such as Waverley House, Mountford House and Greenholme School.

She qualified with a BA (Hons) degree in 3 dimensional design, which was completed in N.Ireland. She then completed a P.G.C.E at Leicester University.

Mrs Cahoon teaches the year 3/4 class for part of the week and also teaches art across the Key Stages.

Mrs B Mason, Teaching Assistant

Mrs Mason is a Teaching Assistant and has been working at St. Joseph’s since 2013. She previously worked at Rutland House school for over 15 years where she worked with children with SEN.

She has also achieved her Level 3  Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Schools.

Mr D Purdy, Teaching Assistant (SENDCo)

Mr Purdy qualified with a BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree in 2010. He joined St. Joseph’s Primary School in 2011 whilst studying for his Diploma in Special Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.

Mr Purdy leads a team of Teaching Assistants who work closely with Teachers from Reception to Year 6. He has worked as a SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-Ordinator) for over 2 years and is currently teaching Speech and Drama.

Miss G Rhodes, Nursery Manager & Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Rhodes is currently the Nursery Manager and room leader of the Sunflower Room.

She has been worked for St. Joseph’s since December 2006 and during this time she has worked across all three nursery classes giving her a wide knowledge of early years and childhood development.

Miss Rhodes is also the Nursery Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and works closely with other professionals.

Miss Liz Watson

Miss Watson works in the Rainbow Class.

Having completed her apprenticeship at St Joseph’s in 2011, she gained experience in other nurseries before returning to us in 2013.

She is currently studying for her team leader qualification.

Out of work she enjoys going to the gym and travelling.