Hello from Mr Bowden...

Hi there! I am Joe Bowden, and I am the year 5 teacher at St Joseph's. As well as that, I am the newest member of the school's teaching staff. That said, I am not totally new to St. Joe's - I completed part of my teacher training here back in 2014! Since then, I have spent eight years teaching years 3, 5 and then 6 in one other local primary school before returning to St. Joe's in January 2022 for an exciting new challenge.

I really love the whole ethos and family feel of St Joseph's and I am really proud of my current class. In lessons, I love seeing the children develop as well as their sense of accomplishment when they manage to master a concept which they did not previously understand. In terms of my favourite subject, I especially love teaching PE and maths (even though my own undergraduate degree is in English!). 

In my spare time I love spending time with my family, visiting theme parks and playing/watching football.

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