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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

We are all God's children and will try to live, love, work
and serve as Jesus taught us.

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School Staff 2023/24

Headteacher: Ms E. Rippon

Deputy Headteacher: Mr G. Curran

SENDCo: Ms S. Sparks

Finance Officer: Ms A.Flack




Teaching Assistant/s


Ms Ramos

Ms S. Cheeseborough

Ms D. Kenny 

Ms C. Smith

Year 1

Ms C. Fox (M,T, W)

Ms E. Wilson (Th, Fr)

Ms S. James

Ms M. Churchill

Year 2

Mr G. Curran

Ms J. Farrell 

Ms P. Kelross

Year 3

Ms J. Whyte

Ms C. Wooller

Ms Y. Foote

Ms C. Smith

Year 4

Ms Wasmuth (maternity cover)

Ms D. Hougham

Year 5

Mr R. Cook

Mrs H. Jung

Mrs G. Thomas

Ms C. Cain

Ms C. Smith

Ms. N. Simmonds

Year 6

Ms E. Thomas

Ms A. McCarthy

Ms G. Thomas

OWLS/ Nurture

Ms R. Crook

Ms J. Richards

Ms N. Simmonds


Teaching staff:

Year 5/ 6 interventions - Ms S. Dunn

Key Stage 2 PPA cover - Ms J. Walls


SEND support

Ms F. Alderson (Dyslexia)

Ms C. Wooller (SALT)


P.E Coordinator

Mr N. Rickard


Phonics Support

Ms S. Dunleavy

Ms M. Churchill



Office Manager: Ms E. Holmes

Office Administrators: Ms P. Kelross and Ms J. Farrell



Ms S. James - Senior Lunchtime Supervisor 

Ms C. Cain

Ms S. Cheeseborough

Ms M. Churchill

Ms J. Dobree-Carey

Ms S. Dunleavy

Ms M.Hutchins

Ms J. Leonard

Ms J. Mills

Ms J. Richards

Ms C. Smith


Caretaker: Mr B. Belcher

Cleaners: Ms M. Phillips and Ms C. Gouldbourne



Mrs B Hincks

Any written correspondence for the Chair of Governors can be sent to the school address: St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Dorset Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3DA.