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End of Year!

We have reached the end of the year, and for some, the end of their time at Holy Trinity. We had a wonderful church service this morning to say goodbye to our Year 6. We are so proud of all them and will miss them. They are a credit to the school, and their parents and carers. We wish them, and their families, good luck for the future.

Thank you for all your support during the year. Your continued partnership with the school is highly valued by us all. Thank you also for the kind words, cards and gifts, they are much appreciated. For those who will be moving on, good luck. For everyone else, have a wonderful break.

We look forward to seeing you Wednesday 4th September at normal time!

Please remember school finishes at 3.30pm (3.15pm for Reception) from September 2019.

Term dates: HT Term Dates 2019 20 master

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.

Thank you to everyone who has given us their ideas so far, we would be delighted to have your input if you have not already given 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
  • Enjoying the taste of a toasted marshmallow
  • Visiting a museum

Energy Kidz After School Club

Please remember that the after school provision is Energy Kidz . 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 provision runs from school finish at 3:30pm (3.15pm 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/

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.

2018 May Privacy Notice parents and carers  

2018 May HT GDPR Policy

2018 May Data Retention Policy

2018 May Privacy Notice pupils

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

Our School

Ethos and Aims of Holy Trinity CE School.

 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.

Homework help

Maths.

We are often asked about different activities to support children at home.

Here are some useful websites to support learning at home.

www.nrich.maths.org.uk
A really rich resource, for extending students, with new activities each month; use the Archive to find activities and solutions from previous months.

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies
Activities and games based on CBeebies characters such as the Teletubbies, Fimbles, Tweenies and Bob the Builder. Aimed at ages up to 6.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/digger
Digger and the Gang
activities to support Year 3 and 4 of the National Strategies for Literacy and Numeracy, and KS1 and KS2 programmes of study.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime
Number Time activities alot into the Numeracy Framework for reception year and years 1 and 2.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revisewise
Activities designed to prepare children for KS2 National Tests.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship
Aimed at chidlren preparing for KS1 National Tests in English.