Meet the Team

  • Clare Howells

    Acting Headteacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Katie McCarthy

    Reception Class Teacher

    My name is Miss McCarthy and I started at St Joseph’s in 2015. I have been fortunate enough to spend my whole teaching career being part of the Saint Joseph’s family, beginning my career in Year 1 and then moving to Reception. I am looking forward to welcoming and getting to know many new families throughout this academic year. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, exercising and exploring the world.

  • Jessica Berry

    Year 1 Class teacher

    I love teaching – every day is different, full of exploration and fun! I am smiley and bubbly and use creative approaches in my teaching. In my spare time I enjoy listening to music, and walking my Sprocker Spaniel!

  • Natalie Jones

    Year 2 Class Teacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

    My name is Miss Jones and I started at St Joseph’s as an NQT in 2013, which means I am in my eighth year of teaching. When I’m not in school, I enjoy riding horses and visiting new places. During my time at university, I travelled Eastern and Central Europe.

  • Laura Lynham

    Year 3 Class Teacher

    Hello, I am Mrs Lynham. I live with my husband and two children, Harry and George. We love going on walks, playing games, reading and cooking. This will be my first year as a teacher after completing a PGCE at Bath Spa University and I am so excited to be starting my teaching career with such an amazing class and being a part of the St Joseph’s family.

  • Megan Browning

    Year 4 Class teacher

    I am the current Year 4 class teacher and I have been teaching at St Joseph’s for two fantastic years. This year, I have continued studying at the University of Gloucestershire whilst teaching full time to qualify as a Special Educational Needs Coordinator. I enjoy spending time with my family and going for walks in the countryside.

  • Kate Johnson

    Year 5 Class teacher

    Hello, I'm Miss Johnson. I have a real love for music, reading and going for long walks with my family. For the past 4 years, I have taught Year 5 in a Catholic primary school and I am very excited to join the St Joseph's family to continue my teaching career.

  • Hannah Crisp

    Year 6 Class Teacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

    As many of you already know, I am Miss Crisp. My teaching career has spread across four wonderful years, and I have been fortunate enough to spend all of these years being part of the warm and welcoming Saint Joseph’s family. When not in school, I enjoy spending time with my very much-loved dog, Winnie (taking walks in the countryside), and I additionally adore reading!

  • Charlotte Claridge

    School Business Manager

    Hello, my name is Charlotte Claridge, I am the new School Business Manager. I live with my husband and two children Harry and Charlie. I enjoy spending my free time with my family, going for long walks in the countryside and exploring hew destinations.

  • Laura Gardiner


    I moved to Gloucestershire 15 years ago and have been involved with St Joseph’s since then as a volunteer, PTA secretary, clerk to Governors, midday supervisor and have been part of the Admin Team for 11 years. I like walking, love food (cooking and eating!) and spending time with family and friends and my 2 year old crazy Sprocker Florence.

  • Tracey Harris

    Finance Officer

  • Suzanne Harper


  • Emma Barrett

    Pupil Support Assistant

    Hi, I am Mrs Barrett! I am a one to one in Saint George's class. I love my animals and when not in school, I enjoy walking with my son and dogs!

  • Rachel Barron

    HLTA Teaching Assistant

    I love St Joseph’s so much that I’ve worked here for over 15 years, mostly in Reception class but I do lots of cover in other classes . I am chaplaincy lead, First Aider and I plan and organise Activities and Sports day. The children all know I am very competitive and always want Eagles to win!! After a busy week at school, gardening, walking and sometimes a bit of running, I love nothing better than to sit in my garden with a glass of red wine, a big bar of chocolate and a good book.

  • Joanna Beaven

    Pupil Support Assistant

  • Anita Busby

    HLTA Teaching Assistant

    I’ve been working at St Jo's for nearly 10 years and am responsible for art across all years. I’ve been staff gov. for many years and to relax outside of school I enjoy walking my cockerpoo.

  • Hannah Ferris

    Teaching Assistant

  • Paula Freckleton

    Pastoral Support Assistant and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Sue Hamlin

    Teaching Assistant

    As a teaching assistant, I greatly enjoy supporting children both in the classroom and in wider aspects of school life. When I’m not at St Jo’s, I love exploring the stunning local area with my husband, daughter and our mischievous border terrier Pepper.

  • Michelle Jenkins

    Teaching Assistant

    I have worked as a TA at St. Joseph's for 3 years. Outside of school, I love spending time with my family, reading and cooking.

  • Chelsey Hill

    Teaching Assistant

  • Kat Piper

    Pupil Support Assistant

    Hello I’m Mrs Piper. My role is to support pupils with additional needs. My passion is forest school and making learning accessible to all.

  • Brenda Smith


  • Marie Knight

    Midday Supervisor

    Out of School Club

  • Mary Elmer


  • Jane Allen


  • Janina Dangerfield