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Birkfield Blog

Birkfield Blog

Views and observations from St Joseph's College's team of bloggers, including staff, students and the occasional special guest.

Release Date: 19.06.2017

As our Prep School children take to their new and exciting adventure playground, it’s a good time to reflect on the importance of outdoor learning – whether that be in the school grounds or further afield on school trips and excursions.

Release Date: 25.04.2017

Much press coverage has been given over to the new GCSE grading system that will be introduced for Mathematics and English this summer. However, many people (including parents and employers) are still confused as to what they mean and why the change was needed in the first place.

Release Date: 14.03.2017

School holidays provide a valuable time for teaching staff, allowing us to catch up, reenergise and refocus. Our recent professional development day with Jenny Mosley centred on positive ideas and initiative, creating a team-based and affirming ethos that extends throughout the school.