Miss D Griffiths, The Acorns

Miss Griffiths studied for a P.G.C.E with French at Derby University. She has a degree in Contemporary Arts and has previous experience in the Arts, including drama tutoring, putting on plays with children and organising community events.

Before joining St. Joseph’s in September 2013 Miss Griffiths worked within a variety of local schools, with experience in teaching pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 in areas across the curriculum. She hopes to continue making a positive contribution to St. Joseph’s.

Mrs N Viola, French Teacher

Madame Viola is a Native French teacher and has worked at St. Joseph’s since 1990.

She has been working for La Jolie Ronde (Early Language Teaching) as a tutor as being self employed teaching French in private nurseries all over Nottingham. She specialises in teaching French for children aged 2 to 16 years of age.

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.

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.

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.