Mr M Davies, Head Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Davies was appointed as the head teacher of St Joseph’s in April 2024, having taught and held leadership positions in various schools around Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire over the past twenty one years.

He is currently taking his NPQH with Best Practice Network and is looking forward to an exciting future for the school.

Away from school Mr Davies enjoys trying to keep fit in the gym, reading and following the (mis)fortunes of Nottingham Forest with his two sons.

Mrs S Leverington, The Oaks Teacher

Mrs S  Leverington is our Oaks class teacher. She has been at St. Joseph’s since September 2012.  She completed her P.G.C.E at the University of Derby and is qualified to teach children up to the age of 11. During her training, Mrs Leverington taught throughout KS1 and KS2.

Being the Literacy Co-Ordinator for the school, Mrs Leverington loves writing and reading and would one day love to have a published book.  Outside of school, Mrs Leverington spends her time at the gym, and travelling the world.

Mr D Murcutt, The Hollies Class Teacher

Mr Murcutt is our Hollies class teacher. After moving to Nottingham from London, he joined St Joseph’s in September 2023. He completed a GTP in 2012 and has been teaching in schools across London for the last decade. He has taught in KS1 and KS2 and has been a specialist teacher for both music and media.

Mr Murcutt enjoys history and heritage and has worked with several museums as an education consultant including the Young V&A, the Museum of London and the London Film Museum. You may even see him volunteering at Nottingham Castle during the holidays. He is also a games designer and loves playing board games with his family and friends. Mr Murcutt plays several instruments and will be teaching Hollies and Oaks how to play the ukulele.

Mrs E Cahoon, The Hollies 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 C Vines, The Chestnuts Class Teacher

Ms Vines joined St Joseph’s in 2022 and is teaching The Chestnuts this year. She began her teaching career in London, teaching throughout Key Stage 2. From 2016 to 2022, she took on a range of exciting teaching roles across Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in British International schools in Beijing and Taipei; including Year Leader and Literacy Lead in a school of over 600 children. Having moved back to the UK to be closer to family, Ms Vines enjoys spending her spare time with her husband and daughters, visiting new places and enjoying the great outdoors.

Miss B Bevan, The Acorns Class Teacher

Miss Bevan is our Acorns class teacher. She joined St Joseph’s in 2022 but began her teaching training in Sheffield where she took on a range of teaching roles across the Early Years and Key Stage 1. She completed her P.G.C.E at the University of Derby and is qualified to teach children up to the age of 7. Outside of school, Miss Bevan likes to spend her time travelling and visiting lots of new coffee shops as well as spending time with her family.