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St. Joseph's Catholic College

A Welcome from the Executive Principal

Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic College. When speaking to prospective parents I usually start with the question what do we want for our children? Our answer in St Joseph’s is that we want them to be happy and we want them to achieve to their full potential. Our aim is to provide a caring and supportive environment in which each individual can progress academically, spiritually and culturally.

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College Closure Update

College Closure Update 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the College will be closed on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th February to all Year 10 and Year 11 students. We aim to update parents/carers accordingly, as soon as possible.

National Apprenticeship Week 2021

National Apprenticeship Week - Monday 8th to Sunday 14th February

At St. Joseph’s, our mission is to give our students the very best preparation for happy and successful futures, where everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their ambitions for life. Academic qualifications are of great importance, but equally we believe that our young people should be prepared for the demands of further education, higher education and employment. Part of our Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) scheme is ensure our students are informed about all of their post-16 options, which is why we're supporting the annual National Apprenticeship Week campaign. 

There are nearly 600 different apprenticeship standards across England, which cover more than 1700 different job roles. Can you guess which apprenticeship we are describing and match them up to the correct answer in this online quiz?

Alternatively, click here to see the wide variety of apprenticeships available across lots of different subjects.

To learn more about apprenticeships and join in with NAW activities throughout the week, join us on our official Facebook page or Twitter page. 

Children's Mental Health Week

Monday 1st February marked the start of the annual ‘Children’s Mental Health Week,’ an annual week-long campaign run by the Department for Education.

As we are living through unprecedented times, the issue of children’s mental health is more relevant than ever. If we can be assistance to any family that is experiencing difficulties, please get in touch with the College Pastoral Team. Even though we are all in lockdown there is a range of resources that we can access at College that may be of help to you.

An additional range of resources are being promoted during ‘Children’s Mental Health Week’ by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, until Sunday 7 February. This year’s theme is “Express Yourself” with the focus on children finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas through creativity. Mentally Healthy Schools have created a toolkit of resources for children, staff and parents to use during Children’s Mental Health Week.

Throughout the week, the Department for Education will be using its social media platforms to share a variety of mental health resources including ‘wellbeing for education return’ and the children and young people’s psychological first aid training which is run by Public Health England. Please contact your child’s Student Manager if you would like to request any help or support for your family.

College Closure Status

In-line with government guidance, the College is now closed to students with the exception of children of key workers and another small group of invited students.

Please click here for the College closure procedure.

Free School Meals

Claiming for free school meals (FSM) means that the College can also get up to £900 of additional funding per child for uniform, equipment and educational trips, all items your child will benefit from. Our card payment system also makes being on FSM discrete and anonymous. We are all living through challenging times financially so if you think your circumstances make your child eligible for FSM please apply using the form below or call 01793 714200.

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