Meet The Staff
Mrs Riordan (Head Teacher)
I came to this lovely school in January 2017. I am responsible for making sure we all work together to make our school the best it can be. We are working on making our school building bigger, better and beautiful! Our Nursery has now opened and we are flourishing as a school with rising numbers on roll.There are exciting times ahead for our St. Joseph's Primary community. We have had the school roof replaced and are very pleased with the results. We have also had the windows in our Annex area replaced along with further doors and windows. We have set up a wellbeing area with the help from donations from the PA. The flooring inside has been replaced throughout the corridors and all areas inside repainted looking much brighter. We have installed a new outdoor classroom and outdoor reading areas with our outdoor areas now boast new sheds for resource storage and brand new a mini assault course. We have new canopies for dosbarth St Non, St David and St Cadoc, with plans in place for a canopy in dosbarth St Illtyd. There are also plans in place to refurbish the corridor windows in the spring and re tarmac the school playground. The soft area outside the Nursery has already been installed . We have a vision and are on our journey. The best things about our school are the fantastic, hardworking and caring staff, our helpful school community and our kind, friendly children.
Mrs Wheeler (Deputy Head and Teacher in Dosbarth St Non)
I am the deputy head teacher, supporting the Head Teacher to ensure the school is the best it can be and have worked at the school for over 35 years. I currently teach in the Nursery, Dosbarth St Non. I am the Foundation Phase Leader and the Curriculum for Wales leader too. I also lead our Learning squad as part of pupil voice. My favourite things about St. Joseph's are the supportive community and our fantastic pupils.
Miss Kates (Teacher in Dosbarth St David)
I have started at the school this year in Dosbarth St David and I am very excited to have joined such a welcoming community. My favourite thing about St Joseph’s so far is the kindness of the pupils.
Ms Beynon (Dosbarth St Illtyd Teacher)
I have worked at the school for six years. I am responsible for the English area of the curriculum as part of the Languages, Literacy and Communication team. I also run the monthly school Senedd meetings and work with the Super Ambassadors in Year 6. I also run the after school Welsh Club and a Literacy Club that runs the school newspaper. What I like about St Joseph's is the way the children are so enthusiastic about learning Welsh!
Mrs Evans (Dosbarth St Illtyd and PPA Teacher)
My name is Mrs Evans, this year I teach PE in several classes and St Illtyd class on Thursdays and Fridays. I love reading and in our class we vote for a new book to read at the carpet time to see what stories children are excited about. My favourite thing about the school is kindness that all the children and the stuff show towards each other.
I am the ALNCo and I support all those children who need additional support with their learning. I have been a teacher for over 20 years and I have been at St Joseph's since 2015. I currently teach in the Dosbarth Teilo. I am the Progression Step 2 Leader and the Health and Wellbeing Leader too. I also lead our Mini Vinnies and Fairtrade action groups, as part of pupil voice. My favourite things about St. Joseph's are the wonderful children who make me smile every day and the supportive community we have around us.
Mrs Houston (Dosbarth St Gwynno Teacher)
I have worked at the school for over 30 years. I currently teach Year 3 in Dosbarth St Gwynno, and I am responsible for how Welsh as a Second Language is taught in the school Welsh. I run the after school Welsh Club. My favourite thing about St. Joseph's is the children!
Mr Mansfield (Teacher in Dosbarth St Cadoc)
I am currently the Year 4 teacher in Dosbarth St Cadoc. As part of the Health and Well being team, I am responsible for Health Schools and how PE is taught in the school. I am also our Forest Schools Leader. My favourite things about St. Joseph's are the children and community feel.
Mrs Zabaneh (Dosbarth St Tydfil Teacher)
I am the Year 5 teacher in Dosbarth St Tydfil, and I am the leader for Humanities at our school. I am also the Peer Mediator facilitator. Our Peer Mediators help other children to sort out their problems during school time. I run both the after school Maths games, problem-solving and Philosophy clubs. My favourite thing about our school is our polite and friendly children.
Mr Cobb (Dosbarth St Dwynwen Teacher)
I have taught in the school for 5 years. I currently teach Year 6 in Dosbarth St Dwynwen. I am responsible for how Maths and Numeracy are taught in the school as the Mathematics & Numeracy Leader. I manage the school website and I run the After school rugby and football clubs. I am the Eco lead and this year we will be going for our next Eco award. My favourite things about St. Joseph's are the ethos and children!
Miss Westgarth (PPA Teacher)
I have worked at the school for 11 years. I am the PPA teacher. I am responsible for Science and Technology and the Digital Competence Framework in St Joseph's. I run the after school Baseball and Netball clubs. My favourite thing about St. Joseph's is the kind and caring children!
Miss Chinnick (Teaching Assistant)
I have worked at the school for over 15 years. I am a classroom and intervention teaching assistant in Key Stage 2. My favourite thing about St. Joseph's is the children!
Mrs Brookes (Teaching Assistant)
I have worked at the school for over 20 years. I am a classroom teaching assistant and work in the Nursery. I help out with different after-school clubs. My favourite thing about St. Joseph's is the community spirit!
Miss Morgan (Teaching Assistant)
I recently started working as a 1:1 and general teaching assistant at St Joseph's this September. I have already been taught so much by the children I work with and I can't wait to continue to learn and grow alongside them over the coming year.
Ms Fuller (Teaching Assistant)
I am the teaching assistant in St Illtyd and the Breakfast club co-ordinator. I am also a Thrive practitioner. My favourite thing about St. Joseph's are the lovely pupils!
I am a Teaching Assistant and started working at St. Joseph's Primary School in 2022. My favourite thing about the school is the fun and friendly atmosphere!
I have worked at the school for a year. I am a classroom teaching assistant in Progression Step 1, currently in Dosbath St David and the ELSA assistant in St Joseph's. My favourite thing about the school is all the lovely children.
I am a teaching assistant currently working with children in Progression step 1 and 2. I enjoy supporting children and being a positive influence in their lives. My favourite thing about St Joseph's is seeing children reach their full potential.
Mrs Ekstrom-Gabb (School Secretary)
I have worked at the school for over 10 years. I am in charge of the school office and PA to the head teacher. My favourite thing about St. Joseph's is the children!