St Joseph's RC Primary School, Market Street Mossley OL5 0ES

01457 832360

St Joseph's RC Primary School

Love, Care, Share, Laugh, Learn, Live

Governors and Staff


Head Teacher

Mrs I Williams

Chairman of Governors:  

Mr S Newton

Foundation Governors

Appointed by the Bishop of Salford:


Fr M Lavin


Mrs D Whittam


Miss J Murray


Mr D Haggerty


Mrs L Lakner


Mr A McDermott


Mrs Mascarenhas

Local Authority Governor:

Mr S Newton

Staff Governor:

Ms K Hayes

Parent Governor

Ms K Schofield


Mrs S Peet

Clerk To The Governors

Mrs M Howarth


Our school governors meet at least once every half term. They hold a responsible position and oversee the organisation of the school, the curriculum and manage the building and school budget. They also have a responsibility to parents/carers, staff and pupils.

Parents/carers are welcome to apply for positions of Governor as they become vacant. Please speak to the Head Teacher or Parish Priest if you are interested.


Governor responsibilities - September 2017


Staff List


Head Teacher

Mrs Irene Williams

Deputy Head

Mrs Deirdre Madden



Teaching Staff      

Miss Katie Soliman

Miss Mary Pickford


Miss Adele Noble

Miss Rachel Woolstencroft

Mrs Lorraine Whiteside

Mrs Rachael Howarth (SENDco)

Mr Joseph O’Regan


Mr Alistair Campbell

Miss Jane Wildes


Teaching Assistants

Ms Joanne Blackshaw


Mrs Linda Cheetham


Ms Kate Hayes


Mrs Lorraine Henshaw

Ms Nicola Hilton

Mrs Diane Jackson


Mrs Jolanta Livesey


Mrs Laura Pickard


Mrs Alison Rigby


Mrs Marie Scally

  Mrs D Whipday 

Office Manager

Mrs Joanne Hirst
Administration Assistant Mrs Lynda Shackleton




Mr Mike Alford


Mrs Deborah Felinski



Midday Assistants                  

Miss Paula Bostock

Miss Nicola Hilton


Mrs Cathy Im


Mrs Rachel Plant


 Mrs Alison Rigby


Ms Carole Sidwell

Mrs Julie Williamson


All staff are experienced working with children, are fully qualified and have enhanced CRB clearance. Parents/carers are welcome to discuss issues with staff as needed and simply need to make an appointment which sometimes can be immediate. Our aim is to always work with the family to ensure the best outcomes for the child.