A MESSAGE TO PARENTS AND CARERS
All the staff at Trinity strive to create a long and friendly association with all pupils and their families. While we are a large school, we seek to treat each person as an individual, and to get to know them and help them throughout their time in the school. The partnership with the parents and carers at home is very important to us.
|SUMMER TERM 2021|
|Monday 19th April||Friday 16th July||Half Term:
Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June
To view future Term Dates please visit Cumbria County Council’s Term and Holiday Dates page here
The Trinity Handbook aims to give parents as much information as possible about the school and its role in the life of their children. The information is set out alphabetically to aid the ease of finding the information required.
Please get in touch with us if you want to discuss any aspects of the school as your child joins us and makes his/her way through the school.
Trinity School is a Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you and your child and may also receive information about your child from their previous school. We hold this personal data and use it to:
- support your child’s teaching and learning;
- monitor and report on his/her progress;
- provide appropriate pastoral care, and
- assess how well the school is doing
For More information about data control the following document is available for download in pdf format.
Approach to Learning
Rewards and Behaviour
Please find all information on health and medical needs within the school on our health matters page here……
SUBJECT INFORMATION SHEETS
YR 7 SUBJECT INFO SHEETS
YR 8 SUBJECT INFO SHEETS
YR 9 SUBJECT INFO SHEETS
YR 11 SUBJECT INFO SHEETS
YR 12 SUBJECT INFO SHEETS
YR 13 SUBJECT INFO SHEETS
End of Term Letter - Parent/Carer Update
As you will have seen in the news and heard locally, this half term has been significantly disrupted by the increase in cases of Covid-19. We have had a number of cases of Covid reported to us since half term and during this last week we have been tracing contacts on an almost daily basis....
Please read the full letter below for more information and guidance for September testing and a link to the consent form:
Parent/Carer Covid Letter - CCC
Please see a letter from Colin Cox on our website.
Please read the full letter below:
LFD - PCR - Testing Public Health Notice
Following information given to us by Public Health last week, we have given a message to students today. This can be also found on the school website. Please can you make sure that your children are aware of it.
Student message 170521 (pdf)
13th Of May 2021 Parents/Carers Letter
13th May 2021
As half term approaches, and infection rates drop to the levels that were last seen in August, we are reviewing our safety procedures in light of recent changes to government guidance. There are changes from Monday 17th May regarding face coverings and we expect that there may be further changes as the roadmap set out by the government is followed. I wanted to write to let you know what that means for Trinity School and to give some updates and information for the remainder of the summer term.
Re: Year 7 Virtual Parents’ Evening
11 May 2021
Re: Year 7 Virtual Parents’ Evening - Thursday 20 May 2021, 3.30 pm to 7.00 pm. We hope that you will be able to attend the virtual evening to speak with your son/daughter’s subject teachers. To facilitate the discussions, we are using our existing Parents Evening Booking System as a video conferencing option. Accessing this booking system will allow you to select an appointment with the appropriate members of staff. Appointments will last 5 minutes and will always finish at the specified time. The booking system will be open to make appointments from Thursday 13 May at 10.00 am and will close on Thursday 20 May at 12.15 pm.
Year 11 Final Day Letter 2021
7 May 2021
At this time of year we would normally be in the midst of the final push towards GCSE exams, but of course the last 18 months have been like no other, and so Mrs. Armstrong and I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the plans for Year 11 over the next few weeks. Since the announcement in February and our return to school in early March, we have focused on ensuring that all students have been able to demonstrate the level that they are working at, in order for us to submit teacher assessed grades to examination boards. We have been so impressed by the mature attitude and determination shown by Year 11, and fully believe that they will all achieve the grades they deserve this Summer.
30 April 2021
I am delighted to welcome you to the Trinity School community. We are looking forward to meeting you and your child in person, if we are able, and to welcome you as part of the Trinity family. We hope that this is the start of a happy and successful partnership as your child begins their secondary education with us.
31 March 2021
The Spring term has flown and in school we cannot believe that Easter is here this week. The Year 7 Art Club have been prolific in their spring decorations and the good weather has lifted the spirits. It has been good to see students benefitting from being outside at break and lunch, the sixth form and years 8 and 9 have made good use of the canopies we installed over the Christmas break.
We are very proud of the way in which students have helped each other on their return.....Read More
Uniform Letter March 2021
29 March 2021
Re: School Uniform
We know that many parents/carers use the Easter holiday as an opportunity to refresh or replace uniform items ahead of the Summer term. This being the case, please consider the guidance via the link below to inform your activity:
Updated Uniform Guidance Leaflet
Biometric Consent letter March 21 Change of Services
Re: Change of Biometric and Online Payment Providers
The purpose of this letter is to advise you of a change of provider for both the automated biometric recognition system and the on-line payment system used in school. Owing to these changes there are a couple of processes we need you to undertake so that we can provide services to you and your child.
Biometric Data Processing: Information and Consent
Biometric Data Processing: Information and Consent
Under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (sections 26 to 28), we are required to notify each parent of a child and obtain the written consent of at least one parent before being able to use a child’s biometric information for an automated system.
Parental/Carer Letter 050321
5th Of March 2021
As we approach the return next week, I have a few final reminders to share with you.
Lateral Flow Device Testing
Thank you for your overwhelming support for the testing next week. So far 1485 parents/carers have agreed to having a test, 90% of the school community. With the three tests performed in school, home testing to follow and face masks in class for a limited period, we are confident that these extra measures will ensure a safe return to face-to-face learning. There is a link here to a video which you can share with your child. It shows a member of staff coming to the Sports Hall and having a test. This should help to reassure students about what to expect next week.
Important Returning Information
4 th March 2021
As promised, I am writing to send you the updated return guidance for you to go through at home with your child before the return next week. There are three documents altogether, the full Trinity Guidance, the updated Frequently Asked Questions sheet and a separate sheet explaining the government guidance on wearing face coverings in classrooms.
Parental Letter - Return to School
Return to school – week beginning Monday 8th March
This is the first of a number of communications this week about the return to school. I felt it important to let you know as soon as possible which day your child will be tested and which day they will return to school. We will send a further two letters this week as follows:
1. Updated information about Lateral Flow Testing – this will give the times for each tutor group, how the test is done, what will happen afterwards, how the result will be sent home, more about consent, information about school transport and anything else that we need to tell you about.
2. Updated safety information for the return to classrooms – we will send the details
we sent in September with any new guidance included, including the wearing of face coverings in classrooms.
A summary of the plan for return is in the pdf below, with all year groups back in school by Thursday 11th March
Parental letter 010321 (pdf)
Year 10 Virtual Parents' Evening - Feedback/Comments
26 February 2021
Re: Year 10 Parents’ Evening – Thursday 25 February 2021
Many thanks to all parents/carers who attended appointments last night. If you attended the evening please advise if this was helpful to you and/or if you have any ideas how this event can be improved in the future by following the link below and completing the online reply slip.
School Return 8th of March
24th February 2021
I hope that you had a safe half term holiday and that students were able to have a good break, ready for the new half term. As you will know secondary schools will be returning from 8th March on a phased basis and we are looking forward to welcoming students back to school.
Parent/Carer letter 12 Feb 2021
12 February 2021
I am glad we are coming to the end of another half term with few students in school. We look forward to hearing the announcement on 22nd February about the return of schools and to see more students in the building before Easter. Of course, once the announcement is made, we will need to work through any updated guidance to see if the safety measures in place in the Autumn term have changed. It is also likely that we will need to test all students on their return, possibly twice.
Year 10 Virtual Parents Evening
9 February 2021
We hope that you will be able to attend the virtual evening to speak with your son/daughter’s subject teachers. To facilitate the discussions, we are using our existing Parents Evening Booking System as a video conferencing option. Accessing this booking system as you normally do will allow you to select an appointment with the appropriate members of staff. Appointments will last 5 minutes and will always finish at the specified time. The booking system will be open to make appointments from Friday 12 February at 10.30 am and will close on Thursday 25 February at 12.15 pm.
16 to 19 tuition fund statement 2020 – 2021
16 to 19 tuition fund statement 2020 – 2021
The 16 to 19 tuition fund is £96 million of one-off funding for the 2020 to 2021 academic year only. It is ring fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).
Please read the document below for more information:
Trinity School Remote Learning Policy
This is the Trinity School Remote Learning Policy for January 2021.
Remote Platforms User Guide
CCC Covid-19 Information
Dear Parents and Carers,
11 November 2020
Please read the letter below from Cumbria County Council on COVID-19:
This year continues to be very challenging for families and for schools. COVID-19 has meant disruption to pupil’s education and significant changes to how schools are run. As the virus has spread around the county many schools have had to take action because of confirmed COVID-19 infections among staff or pupils. Sometimes this has required whole schools to close for a period, but more commonly small groups or ‘bubbles’ have been required to selfisolate at home.
Read the full letter below:
Compulsory wearing of face coverings
Compulsory wearing of face coverings from Thursday 5th November 2020
I wrote to you before the holiday about the school’s policy on wearing face coverings linked to the government’s Covid-19 alert level system. This was in light of the increasing rates of infection in the Carlisle area and the likelihood that we would move into a higher tier. As you know, Carlisle moved into the High Alert Level (Tier 2) on Saturday 31st October. The government’s current guidance to schools is clear that schools in any area in Tier 2 or higher, students should wear face masks:
“When an area moves to the local COVID alert level ‘high’ or ‘very high’, in education settings where year 7 and above are educated, face coverings should be worn by adults (staff and visitors) and pupils when moving around indoors, such as in corridors and communal areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain. As in the general approach, it will not usually be necessary to wear face coverings in the classroom, where protective measures already mean the risks are lower, and they may inhibit teaching and learning.”
You can read the full government guidance by following the link below:
Read more, including our school regulations, in the letter below:
Bali Information Evening
Dear Parents and Carers
World Challenge 2022: Bali
We invite you to attend an information evening to hear about our next empowering form of overseas learning that is set to take place in Bali in 2022. We are proud to be partnering with World Challenge again, to bring a unique experience that will give our students the opportunity to become true life-learners and global citizens. Previous expeditions to India and Vietnam have proven life-changing for students with one describing it as “A truly invaluable experience.”
YR 12 INFORMATION
Ofsted Report 2019
Dear Parents and Carers,
We have now received the final report from Ofsted following their visit to the school on Wednesday, 13th March 2019 for a section 8, one day inspection. The report is available below and will be published on Ofsted’s own website on Wednesday, 24th April 2019. We are pleased to tell you that the school continues to be graded as a good school.
Please read the information below:
Ofsted Letter (pdf)
Ofsted Final Report (pdf)
SEND inspection – Ofsted
Please read the letter below concerning Inspection of Cumbria County Council local area’s effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of, and improving outcomes for, children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).
SEND inspection letter (pdf)
Leave of Absence Form
This time of the year is a good time for students to stock up pencil cases - a fully stocked pencil case helps with revision and alleviates a little exam stress!
Students need to bring pens (black, red, blue and green biro) pencils, a ruler, a rubber, a protractor and a pair of compasses. They will also need a calculator for every maths and science lesson. Highlighter pens are particularly useful for revision.
Please ensure that your son/daughter has the correct equipment. Thank you.