New on the site

Safer Internet Day 5th February 2019.

Please have a look at the link with some resources to support this themed day:

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2019

Also on this website are lots of resources to support parents and carers to keep children safe online. Check out the Primary Zone:

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/young-people/resources-3-11s

Children’s Mental Health Week – 4th – 10th February 2019.

We always take mental health seriously and provide our pupils with a wide range of opportunities to talk if they need to or want to.

There are a number of resources available online for parents and carers (see below). If you would like further support from the school or are at all concerned please contact the school.

https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk

 

Snow procedures.

We never take a decision to close the school lightly and it is made on the basis of children’s safety. To open the school we have to ensure that we have an appropriate number of teachers at the school by the start of the day, and that the site will be safe. Therefore if we have concerns in these areas we will need to take a decision to close the school.

In the event that severe weather causes a school closure, the following information is available to parents:

  • The school website will have a message on this home page.
  • A message will be sent to you if you sign up for updates at the following site: Everbridge Schools Snow updates
  • Local radio stations broadcast details of school closures.
  • The text messaging service will also be in use. Please ensure your details are up to date.
  • A notice will be placed on the school gates if we can, and unless the weather is really extreme.

 

 

Dates for the new term.

Date Event Time Who is involved?
8th Jan Start of term Normal time Everyone
11th Jan Year 6 Boosters start 7.45am Year 6
16th Jan Swimming starts (weekly) 2.30pm Year 4
12th Feb Messy Church Parent Meeting 2.45pm Volunteers and Rev Teresa
12th Feb Bell Boating PM Year 5
12th Feb Maths challenge After school Year 5 group and SP
18th-22nd Feb Half Term

School finishes usual time

25th Feb INSET – school closed All day Everyone
28th Feb Book Fair starts
1st March World Book Day All day Everyone
5th March Last Book Fair day
8th March Data to be on the system Teaching staff
8th March West End in School s – Musical 2pm Whole school
22nd March Reports out to Parents/carers End of school Whole school
28th March Parent carer consultations – 1 4-7pm
4th April Parent carer consultations – 2 4-7pm
5th April End of term – 1.20pm/1.30pm

Year 6 Easter School – dates to be arranged

 

Church dates

Christingle                   31st January (2pm)

Saints                           28th February

Eucharist KS2              26th March

Easter                          4th April

Prayer Days

12th February               Saints

19th March                  Lent

 

Class Collective Worship.

All collective worship starts at 9.05am, unless otherwise stated. Please make sure you are prompt otherwise you may not be able to join us.

1st February                 Year 4

15th February               Reception (2.30pm)

1st March                     Year 5 and World Book Day

8th March                    Year 3

15th March                  Year 1

22nd March                  Year 6

29th March                  Year 2

 

Messy Church

Thank you to everyone who attended our Messy Church activity. there were over 50 children and their families. Rev’d Teresa and I were really pleased that so many people came. Thank you to you and the staff supporting. We are planning another session after Christmas and look forward to getting you involved!

 

Anti-bullying Week 12-16th November

Next week is Anti-bullying Week, and the theme this year is Respect. The focus is on online safety, making parents, carers and children aware of the issues around how to stay safe online and how to avoid cyber-bullying. We will be updating the website with the latest information. On Monday (12th November) children can wear odd socks for Odd Socks Day. We will also be reminding children about talking to trusted adults at home and at school if there are issues (not just those online) they are concerned about, what information they should be keeping private, and the sorts of things which might make them unsafe.

For more information have a look at the website:

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/

 Prayer Wall

During last term’s Prayer Days children wrote and decorating prayer bricks for the front entrance. These are now on display and look amazing. If you are in school at any point, please do come to the front entrance and have a look.

 

Road safety at night
The School Travel Safety Team have launched a campaign about keeping safe in the dark – ‘Dress Bright and Be Seen’. Please have a look at the information below. This is especially usefulas the clocks go back this weekend.
BE BRIGHT BE SEEN 2018.jpeg

Holy Trinity 100

This year we are launching a list of experiences which we would like our children to have the opportunity to complete by the time they leave in Year 6. This is ‘The Holy Trinity 100’ as we would like to have 100 activities listed. The idea is that we look at what enrichment activities we currently provide, and then update or add to them to provide pupils with a wider range of opportunities for personal development. Experiences like these have a really positive impact upon their self-esteem, self-confidence and resilience.

We would really like your input with this so please give us your ideas. We will have a clipboard at the parents meetings starting next week, and any opportunity where we can gain your ideas. Examples that we currently have in place are:

  • Watching a chick hatch
  • Watching a theatre production
  • Taking part in an opera
  • Visiting a zoo
  • Sleeping in a tent
  • Forest school
  • Cycling proficiency

Energy Kidz After School Club

Please remember that the after school provision is Energy Kidz from September 2018. Parents and carers will need to contact the club if they need this provision as the school will not have staffing to cater for this. We do not have the staffing to accommodate regular lateness.You will need to register and book directly with them. The club was launched on Tuesday 4th September 2018.

The provision runs from school finish at 3:15pm (3pm for Reception) until 6:00pm (although they will be flexible depending upon train times), a snack is served. Unfortunately it is flat rate as their policy will not allow for shorter sessions.

It is really important that parents who want this service book their places as soon as possible. This can be done via the Energy Kidz booking system, accessed from their website, which offers the flexibility to book regular sessions or just as and when needed. Our school page on their website is:

https://www.energy-kidz.co.uk/breakfast-and-after-school-clubs/holy-trinity-church-of-england-primary-school-hertfordshire/

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new after school club which will be starting in September. Information is available now for booking.

After School Club – Holy Trinity CE Primary School ASC Leaflet – Compressed

Parent Welcome Guide – After School Club-min

Energy Kidz

Energy Kids launch letter

NSPCC Fortnite Game warning.

There have been increasing numbers of our children talking about playing the game Fortnite. It is rated  for 12 years and above, but I know there are much younger children playing it. The NSPCC have raised concerns about this game and have put together some advice for parents to minimise any risks . There seem to be two main concerns, one is that it is highly addictive, and the other is that potentially players can be contacted by anyone meaning that children may not be safe online. Please have a look at the information to make sure you are aware of the potential dangers and ways of combatting this risk. We are sending out the following letter with further information: Fortnite

NSPCC Fortnite advice


GDPR – Data protection law changes

You may be aware that from May, the rules around data protection are changing. The ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) will change how we can use your personal data and keep it safe, and will also strengthen your rights over your own data. The point of this is to make sure sensitive or private information about yourselves and your children stays safe. Whilst it is similar to the current Data Protection Act in many ways, there are a few differences, so we need to make a few changes to our privacy notices in order to ensure we remain compliant. We have updated our privacy notices and policies in line with the changes. These notices have been sent out to parents and carers.

 HT GDPR Policy 2018 May draft

HT GDPR SAR Policy May 2018 draft

HT Privacy Notice Parents Carers May 2018

HT Privacy Notice Pupils May 2018

If you have any questions about how the GDPR affects you, or how our school is preparing, you can contact our Data Protection Officer dpo@holytrinity.herts.sch.uk or via the usual school contact details.

 

 

OFSTED 

We are graded as a good school with outstanding features. We are pleased that the hard work of the school has been externally recognised.

Overall effectiveness Good
Effectiveness of leadership and management Good
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good
Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding
Outcomes for pupils Good
Early years provision Good

HT OFSTED Report June 9th and 10th 2016

 

RE Quality Mark.

We are proud and pleased to have gained a silver award for the quality of our RE. We are now working towards Gold in the next year to 18 months. Well done to all the children and staff.

Holy Trinity CE Primary School REQM Letter

 

SIAMS INSPECTION

Our SIAMS inspection report has now been officially published. We are delighted with the outcome and the feedback about our school and community. The report has been sent out to parents and carers today.

HT SIAMS REPORT 31.3.16

SchoolComms – online payments to school via credit or debit card

We  have introduced a new service ‘School Gateway’. This means that you will be able to make online payments via the School Gateway smartphone app or website. You will also be able to view school meal balances and top them up at any time.

Further information: Schoolcomms letter to Parents

www.schoolgateway.com

Holy Trinity on TWITTER!

Holy Trinity has launched our new Twitter account (see to the right of the page) that can be used to keep up to date with what is going on in school.

The Twitter address is @HolyTrinity1952.