Madame Pascale Naturel, French Teacher

Madame Naturel is a native French teacher and specialises in teaching French to primary aged children. She has been teaching in Primary Schools since 2009.
She also privately tutors all ages.
Last year, one of her pupils, who has never taken French at school, achieved an A* in their French GCSE exam.

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 is the school SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-Ordinator) and teaches Speech and Drama across the school.

Becky Priest, Teaching Assistant

Ms Priest qualified as a teacher in 2002 and has taught in many primary and secondary schools in the Nottingham area. She now enjoys supporting class teachers and teaching music across the school at St. Joseph’s. Ms Priest believes all children have something special to contribute to their learning environment which can enhance their own learning and that of their peers.
Out of school she plays the clarinet in the Nottingham Concert Band, takes part in dinghy sailing and enjoys family camping holidays with plenty of walks and bike rides.

Mrs A Turner, Teaching Assistant (Infants)

Mrs Turner has been part of St. Joseph’s team since June 2001 she qualified with a NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and is one of our Teaching Assistants in the Infants.

Through many years experience, Mrs Turner has been able to develop a wide variety of knowledge throughout each of our nursery rooms and in the early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Miss G Rhodes, Nursery Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Rhodes is currently the Nursery Manager.

She has been working at St. Joseph’s since December 2006 and during this time has developed a wide knowledge of early years and childhood development across all three nursery classes.

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

Lauren Whysall – Deputy Nursery Manager (Maternity Leave)

Miss Whysall is the nursery Deputy Manager.
She has been working at St Joseph’s since October 2020.
Lauren has a wide range of nursery experience and is continually developing her own practice by attending early years training.
Lauren has completed a wide range of training courses from effective teaching and learning to encouraging positive behaviour.