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Trinity School is able to attract and retain a staff of very high quality as a result of the fine reputation of the school and of the professional opportunities it can offer. Most teachers are graduates in their teaching subjects, some with wide experience including teaching abroad, and all have a real commitment to their work. All of our staff are involved in continuing professional development to enrich their professional knowledge and to ensure best practice in improving student learning. Additionally, many are active in the local community, whether as preachers or councillors, or in sport, the Church and fund-raising for charities. Our PE staff are active participants in sport themselves, and our musicians have considerable reputations locally.

Many staff bring wide experience to bear in their work, having come from a background of industry, commerce or the arts. It is worth noting that many staff are themselves parents of children attending Trinity. As well as our teaching staff, we have a team of knowledgeable and experienced support staff, fulfilling an increasing variety of roles, including House Tutors, Curriculum Support and Cover Supervisors.

All staff are represented on ‘Team Trinity’, a group which works hard to improve the working environment and organise social events.

If you would be interested in bringing your experience and skills to work for the school community, please watch out for advertisements on our Job Vacancies Page and in the local press.

World Mental Health Day

Dear Parent / Carer

Please find attached documents for Mental Health Day

Sign up for World Mental Health Day

Kooth Parent Letter

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DPH Letter to Parents & Carers

Dear Parent / Carer

Please find the attached letter from the Director of Public Health regarding Covid-19 control measures

Cumbria DPH Letter to parents and carers 11.10.21

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Home School Agreement COVID-19

Dear Parent / Carer

Please find the attached document as it details our home school agreement.

2021-22 - Home School Agreement COVID-19

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Testing Kit Letter

Dear Parent/Carer

Please find the attached document, it contains information about the new test kit.

Test Kit Letter

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Year 7 Cathedral Visits & Welcome Service

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Please find the attached document for the year 7 cathedral visits & welcome service

Year 7 Cathedral visits and Welcome Service

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Important Information

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Please find the two attached documents as they have important information.
 

Public Health Letter

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Parental Letter

Dear Parent / Carer

Please find attached a letter for parents

Parental letter 21/09/21

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Start of Term Letter

Dear Parent / Carer

The following is a letter for the start of term Start of term letter - September 030921

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Student Testing Information

Dear Parent/Carer

It has been confirmed that any student who has tested positive in the last 90 days should not have their LFD test at school at the start of term.  Instead, they should resume their twice weekly tests at home as soon as they can.  If you had given permission and your child was coming to school for the test there is now no need to come.  You do not need to let us know in advance.  Students in Year 7 and 12 should attend for photographs and biometrics as stated in the letter sent last week even if they are not having the test.  Students who are coming for a test should  bring a face covering to wear in the test centre.

Many thanks.

Trinity School

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St Pauls Drop in Covid Vaccine

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Year 12 Welcome Letter

Dear Students, Parents and Carers
 
I hope you have a good enjoyable summer break are looking forward to the start of term.  I thought it might be helpful if you had some useful information prior to next week.  
 
Please refer to the letter Ms Hawkin sent out recently with regards to the dates for Covid testing.  It is really important that consent is given, please see Ms Hawkin's letter with regards to this.  Please note times for photos and biometrics on Thursday 2nd September.
 
The Year 12 Induction sessions will take place on Friday 3rd September from 9.30am until 2pm, please note a change to the finishing time.  During these sessions students will receive information about our expectations, how the 6th form operates as well other key bits of information and timetables etc.  There is also an opportunity to meet form groups.  There will be no subject lessons during this day.
 
Normal lessons will start on Tuesday 7th September.  Students need to be in school for 8.25am at the latest as lessons start at 8.30am.  Lessons finish at 3.05pm.
 
Other useful information.
  • Students can change subjects until Tuesday 28th September.  Following this student's must continue with all subjects during their 2 years in the Sixth Form.  Please note staff will assess students with in-class assessments during the first 3 weeks in September.  We may require students to change subjects where significant concerns are raised.
  • The Year 12 Tutor Evening will take place on Thursday 23rd September.  This is an opportunity for parents and carers to discuss how students have settled into the sixth form with form tutors.
  • The Year 12 Parents Evening will take place on Thursday 14th July.  This is an opportunity for parents and carers to discuss student progress with subject staff.
  • Year 12 End of Year Assessments will take place week beginning 20th June 2022.
  • There is no uniform in the Sixth Form, but we do have a dress code, more information on this will be given during the induction sessions.  To help with a positive start to term, smart casual means;  jeans, hoodies, jumpers, polo shirts, t-shirts, blouse, appropriate knee length skirts etc are all fine.  We do not allow cropped tops, t-shirts with offensive slogans, ripped jeans, joggers or hair colours that have been dyed an unnatural shade e.g orange, blue, green etc.
  • Mobile phones should remain in bags during all lessons and private study sessions unless the member staff gives permission.  Students can use mobile phones at break and lunch time.  Please note this is different from the approach in the 11-16 part of the school.
  • Students must remain on school premises at break and lunchtime.  Hot and cold food and drinks can be purchased in the Bistro and many students bring packed lunches.
  • Students should bring a folder with a pencil case with the usual equipment with them.  A pad of lined paper is also useful, but staff will provide paper where appropriate.
  • Timetables will be given out at the start of term.  Please note that we will need to adapt timetables during the first half term to add private study session or enrichment activities.  Therefore, please do not book fixed times for driving lessons etc during school hours.
  • Students should speak to form tutors in the first instance where any issues arise.  Mrs Robinson and Mrs Crickett (6th Form Pastoral Tutors) are also available most days from 8.30am until 4pm.
The sixth form staff will be back in school from Wednesday 1st September to answer any queries.
 
We look forward to seeing you all next week.
 
Kind regards
 
Mr Winter
 
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Year 13 Welcome Letter

Dear Students, Parents and Carers
 
I hope you have a good enjoyable summer break are looking forward to the start of term.  I thought it might be helpful if you had some useful information prior to next week.  
 
Please refer to the letter Ms Hawkin sent out recently with regards to the dates for Covid testing.  It is really important that consent is given, please see Ms Hawkin's letter with regards to this.
 
Normal lessons will start on Tuesday 7th September.  Students need to be in school for 8.25am at the latest as lessons start at 8.30am.  Lessons finish at 3.05pm.
 
Other useful information.
  • The Year 13 Parents Evening will take place on Thursday 14th October.  This is an opportunity for parents and carers to discuss student progress with subject staff.
  • Year 13 Mock Exams will take place week beginning 6th December 2021 and week beginning 14th March 2022.
  • Final Year 13 external A Level and Vocational Examinations are due to start week beginning 9th May 2022.
  • To help with a positive start to term, just a reminder about our dress code.  We have a smart casual dress code in the 6th form which means;  jeans, hoodies, jumpers, polo shirts, t-shirts, blouse, appropriate knee length skirts etc are all fine.  We do not allow cropped tops, t-shirts with offensive slogans, ripped jeans, joggers etc or hair colours that have been dyed an unnatural shade e.g orange, blue, green etc.
  • Please note to the change in policy with regards to mobile phones.  Mobile phones should remain in bags during lessons and private study sessions unless the member staff gives permission.  Students can use mobile phones at break and lunch time.  This is different from the approach in the 11-16 part of the school.
  • Students must remain on school premises at break and lunchtime. 
  • Please remember to bring all the correct equipment with you e.g folder with a pencil case etc  A pad of lined paper is also useful, but staff will provide paper where appropriate.
  • Timetables will be given out at the start of term.  Please note that we will need to adapt timetables during the first half term to add private study sessions or enrichment activities.  Therefore, please do not book fixed times for driving lessons etc during school hours.
  • Students should speak to form tutors in the first instance where any issues arise.  Mrs Robinson and Mrs Crickett (6th Form Pastoral Tutors) are also available most days from 8.30am until 4pm.
The sixth form staff will be back in school from Wednesday 1st September to answer any queries.
 
We look forward to seeing you all next week.
 
Kind regards
 
Mr Winter
 
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JCQ_Appeals-Guidance_Summer-2021_Appendix-B

 Dear Parent / Carer 

JCQ Appeals information:  JCQ_Appeals-Guidance_Summer-2021_Appendix-B (1)

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Reporting COVID Test Results during holidays

Parent / Carer Update

21 July 2021

Dear Parent/Carer

Over the remainder of the school summer break NHS Test and Trace will be conducting contact tracing for any positive tests. 
 
There is now no requirement to inform school of any COVID Test results
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Instrumental & Singing Lessons 2021-22

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Information letter about Instrumental & Singing Lessons 2021-22

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Trinity Exams News

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Latest information from Exams:

Summer-2021-Information-for-Candidates

Trinity Centre Policy

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End of Term Letter - Parent/Carer Update

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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:

End of term letter - September and consent 150721

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New Intake 2021-22 - Year 6 Transition

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Further to last week’s letter, please find the presentations letter related to transition.

New Intake 2021-22 - Year 6 Transition

Consent and Medical Information Form 

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Advanced notice of final day arrangements

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Advanced notice of final day arrangements

Just to confirm that school will finish at 12:15pm on Friday 16th July.  Students will be dismissed a year group at a time.  School transport have been notified of the early finish time.   This will be a non-uniform day to raise money for two causes; Winston’s Wish, a charity that supports bereaved children and to fund a wellbeing library for students in school.  Students are asked to donate £1 on the day.

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Changes to SIMS Pay

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SIMS Pay is changing to Pay360 Education

Please see the attached letter home: Pay360 Education

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