Children in KS2 took part in the Small Schools District Sports Competition. All our children behaved very well and we were proud at the way in which they represented the school.
We were very proud to have won both the girls’ competition and overall.
Collective worship – Summer 2019
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.
Pentecost and Eucharist
9.00am (leave school)
Year 3 and Piano Assembly
Year 6 leavers service in church
Online Safety Issue – Momo Challenge
Please be aware that there are very serious online safety concerns about hacking into YouTube videos (including Peppa Pig and Fortnight) online with horrible images, and other violence-provoking content. There are a number of articles in the press regarding this. Please see the National Online Safety advice below to support you.
We will also provide information on the newsletter.
Review and reorganisation fo the school day Summer 2019
We are planning to make some changes to the school day in a positive move to improve learning behaviour and also support attendance. There will be a trial change to lunch times next term to see how the sessions would run. We will be finishing lunch at 1pm instead of 1.15pm to add in some well-being activities for children, and provide more learning activities within the school day. This will also mean that we will be gaining time in the curriculum so will be able to finish earlier at the end of the academic year on Friday 19thJuly.
At parent consultations we will have more information about this and the changes we are proposing for the following year. These changes are designed to support opportunities when holidays can be taken at cheaper times, support mental health and well-being, and reorganise the valuable learning time during the school day.
Safer Internet Day 5th February 2019.
Please have a look at the link with some resources to support this themed day:
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.
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.
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
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:
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
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.
If you have any questions about how the GDPR affects you, or how our school is preparing, you can contact our Data Protection Officer firstname.lastname@example.org or via the usual school contact details.
We are graded as a good school with outstanding features. We are pleased that the hard work of the school has been externally recognised.
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.
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.
At Holy Trinity School we believe in the concept of lifelong learning and the idea that both adults and children learn new things every day. We maintain that learning should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone; it should be fun.
Our motto is:
Alta Pete – Aim High
The primary aim of the school is to help each pupil reach his or her full potential so that they may develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge to take full advantage of the opportunities available in their future lives.
We achieve this by:
fostering the values, attributes and lifestyles that a Christian faith demands in the family, among friends, in the school and in the wider community.
creating an environment for staff and pupils that is happy stimulating and supportive in which core values and beliefs of high expectations can flourish
providing an appropriate balanced education designed to help each pupil reach their potential.
ensuring that all staff have access to development opportunities in keeping with the needs of the school and individuals’ expertise to enhance the educational opportunities for our children.
providing effective management and organisation within the school to give clear guidance for its direction
nurture the partnership role between School, Governors, Parents,ChristChurchand the wider community for the benefit of the children we are jointly responsible for.
These are underpinned by the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect, and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.