STAFF

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.

Trinity PE Challenge

Are you taking on the Trinity PE Challenge?

How fast can you run 2k (safely, as your one exercise of the day)? Email a picture of your time to Mr Brown.

Also, the CrossFit weekly challenge: how many sets in 20 mins? Email Miss Walker.

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Parents/Carers of KS3 Students - Key Workers only

Dear Parent/Carer

I wanted to let you now that from Monday 30th March, Trinity School will be a hub for the children of Key Workers.  What this means is that we will be collaborating with other schools (Caldew, William Howard, Morton and Newman) in providing childcare.  This will be based at Trinity School and hours have been extended from 8:30am to 3:30pm.  We will be looking to see if we can offer a breakfast club and earlier start time soon. 

Please read the full letter below:

Childcare letter (pdf)

 

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Letter to Parents

Dear Parent/Carer

I hope that you are all keeping well and staying safe through these strange times. School has been open this week, with a safe skeleton staff, looking after the children of Key Workers. Whilst it has been good to be open after the closure the week before, we are missing the daily interaction with students in person.

We hope that you have been receiving plenty of work to support students with their studies.  I would like to say thank you to parents and carers for all that you have been doing to keep learning going during this time.  We know that everyone is doing their best; please do not worry if everything is not complete. ....

Please read the full letter below for more information:

Letter to Parents (pdf)

Carlisle Eden Mind have produced a Newsletter for parents to offer support and guidance through this:

Carlisle Eden Mind Newsletter

 

 

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ParentPay

Dear Parent/Carer 

You may have seen the notification that ParentPay were to generate an automatic refund of all School Meal balances – this was to be done once they had received the funds from Schools/Catering Companies. However, they have now withdrawn this offer.

The school position is that all balances will remain on the student’s cards for them to use on their return to school.

Please read the full letter below which includes a link to the Refund Form:

Parentpay-School-Meals-Refunds-Form (pdf)

Refund Form direct link.

 

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Scam around Free School Meals

Scam around Free School Meals

Some Schools have already reported that parents and carers of children in receipt of free school meals are being targeted by fraudsters. Fraudsters are targeting families, emailing parents and carers with messages such as ‘ If your child is entitled to free school meals send your bank details to the school and they will help with funding while the school is closed’. The email contains links for the parents to follow if they want to receive the this funding – these links are fake. This is a scam

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Childcare for Keyworkers

Childcare for Keyworkers – update

We have had technical difficulties with the survey for childcare.  This is now working again and will stay open until 11:30pm today.  If you have emailed school we will be able to access your replies but would be grateful, for ease of admin, if you could try to fill it in again now.  Many thanks.

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Guidance COVID-19: free school meals guidance for schools

Guidance

COVID-19: free school meals guidance for schools

Published 19 March 2020

We know that schools and education settings are concerned about the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on pupils currently eligible for benefits-related free school meals.

Please visit the following website form further guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance-for-schools

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Berlin/Krakow Trip Refund

Berlin/Krakow Trip
Further to our letter to you on the 12 March with our intentions to cancel the trip I can confirm that we have now cancelled the trip. As the trip was cancelled by us we are
only due to get back 20% from the tour operator NST under their cancelation charges. However, we are in the process of claiming back the remainder of the money with the Department for Education Risk Protection Arrangement for academies.

Please read the letter below for more details:

Berlin/Krakow Letter -Refund (pdf)

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Support During the Closure

Support During the Closure

Please be aware that our pastoral and safeguarding teams are still available during the school closure. If there are any issues that you feel we should know about, or anything that you feel we can help with, please email or phone with your enquiry and we will endeavor to get back to you as soon as possible.

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Free School Meals

Free School Meals

If your child would normally receive a free school meal, we will be able to provide a packed lunch for them during the school closure that can be collected from main reception, starting tomorrow. Please could you let us know by 2pm today, by emailing fsm@trinity.cumbria.sch.uk if you would like to use this service. If you are unable to email, please phone school to let us know. Please let us know if there are any special dietary requirements that we need to be aware of. If you decide to use this service, packed lunches will be available to collect between 12pm and 1pm each day, in the airlock at main reception.

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COVID-19 Update

Dear Parents/Carers

As you know we are closed until Monday 23rd March due to the two confirmed cases of COVID-19.  You will be pleased to hear that those affected are recovering well. 

We have asked teachers to set work for the week ahead.  It is important to note that, whilst students without symptoms need not self-isolate, they should be working at home.

Work will be set using our existing online systems (ClassCharts, email or website.) If you are unable to access work via these systems please let us know via your child’s Year Tutor and we will try to send suitable work home....

Please read the letter below for the full update:

Parental letter 13 March 2020 (pdf)

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History Revision Guide

Dear Parent/Carer
History Revision Guide
Hodder have just updated their GCSE History Revision Guide which now covers all four of our units....

Please read the letter below for more information:

Revision Guide Letter (pdf)

Hodder Education

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Vaping Notice

Dear Parent/Carer
It has come to our attention that a small number of students are bringing vapes into school. I wanted to write to you to clarify the school’s behaviour policy regarding this and to warn of the associated health risks for young people who vape....

Please read the letter below for more information:

Vaping letter February 2020 (pdf)

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Year 9 Parents’ Evening

Year 9 Parents’ Evening: Feedback/Comments

Following our recent Year 9 Parents' Evening please read the pdf below which contains a link to our feedback/comments reply slip:

Parents' Comments Ltr (pdf)

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GUIDED HISTORY WW1 TOUR 5 - 9 July 2021

For current Y7, Y8 students only.

We are excited to be proposing a school tour to Belgium and France to enhance our History curriculum for students.

Key details about the planned trip:

  • 5 days and 4 night(s)
  • Departs on 5 July 2021
  • Returns on 9 July 2021
  • The purpose of the trip is to enhance the learning experience of students; to visit historic sites; to pay our respects to former students of the school who fell in the Great War

For much more information about this trip please read the letter below:

WW1 Tour Letter (pdf)

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Year 9 GCSE Options process and Parents Evening

Dear Parent/Carer

This half term is an extremely important one for our year 9 students, as it is the time when they must decide which subjects they would like to study at GCSE, during years 10 and 11. At Trinity we are committed to ensuring every student has access to the best course for them regardless of their ability. 

On Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 January, students will have the opportunity to experience taster sessions in every course available to them at GCSE.

On Thursday 23 January, from 3.45 pm – 5.45 pm, we will be hosting our Year 9 Options Event, for parents and students.....

Please read on below for more information:

Invitation (pdf)

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Year 11 Information - Feedback and Revision Guides

Year 11 Information Evening – 9 January 2020

Feedback/Comments

Many thanks to all parents/carers who attended the above event.
If you did attend 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.

Reply Slip

Parental Comments Letter (pdf)

GCSE Revision Guides

As GCSE exams approach parents often ask us how they can support their children with revision at home. 

We have made available our handy Revision Advice and Information guides/presentations from our recent Yr 11 Information Evening:

Y11 parent booklet (pdf)

Y11 English Revision Information (powerpoint)

Y11 Information Evening - Maths (powerpoint)

Year 11 Parents Info - Science (powerpoint)

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Prospectus

Please Download our Prospectus

Trinity-Prospectus-2019 (pdf)

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Transition to Trinity Guide

Year 7 Parents and Carers,
Our Transition to Trinity information is available here:
Trinity Yr7 Transition Guide 2019 - 2020 (pdf)

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MFL: Yr 7 - 11 Dictionaries and Language Booklets

Dictionaries

We are very much looking forward to your child being as successful as they can in their language learning in the next academic year. It would be very beneficial that your child attends each language lesson with a dictionary, which would support their learning.

Please read the letter below for more information:

Y7-11 Dictionaries (pdf)

Language Booklets - Yr 11 Revision Guides

As part of your child being as well prepared and as successful as possible in their language GCSE, we would like to inform you about the CGP GCSE French/ Spanish revision guide that is available to purchase.

Please read the letter below for more information:

Y11 Revision Guide (pdf)

Our Language Booklets for Yr 9 & 10 French and Spanish are also available to view and download here: Booklets Folder 

 

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Music Tuition - Information letter and forms

Dear Parent/Carers

Please find below 2019-20 Music tuition letters and forms to be returned to the finance office:

1 Music YR7 Trial Endangered

2 Music YR 7 Guitar

3 Music Tuition 8-10 12

4 Music tuition 11 13 yrs

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Ofsted Report

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have now received the final report from Ofsted following their visit to the school on Wednesday, 13th March 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. 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)

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SEND inspection – Ofsted

Dear Parents/Carers,
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)

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GDPR - Privacy Notice

GDPR

Trinity School is committed to protecting the rights and privacy of individuals in accordance with its legal obligations under the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which came into force on 25 May 2018. Please find below Trinity Schools Privacy Statement in relation to this new regulation.

Trinity School - Privacy Notice (pdf)

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SIAMS Report

Dear parents and carers,
In addition to the visits we get from Ofsted, as a Church of England school we are subject to an additional inspection: the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMs). This takes place every five years and Trinity was inspected on 18th and 19th October 2016....

Letter and full report below:

SIAMS letter to parent/carers (pdf)

Trinity SIAMS Report - 2016 (pdf)

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Homework Planners

In a move to ensure that standards of recording homework are consistent across the school, we would appreciate it if you could reinforce the following with your child/children when signing their planners on a weekly basis. All homework must have these key pieces of information recorded in the planners:

  • Subject which set the homework.
  • Details about the task to be completed.
  • Due date for the homework.

For more information read the letter below:

Use of Planners (pdf)

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Performance Tables

View our Performance Tables on gov.uk.

Or visit our Performance visit page.

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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

PP statement 2019-2020 (pdf)

Pupil premium strategy and catch-up funding statement (secondary) 2017-2018 (pdf)

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to help raise the attainment of pupil premium pupils and support them in reaching their full potential.

Students are eligible if they meet any of the criteria listed below:

  • They have received Free School Meals at any point in the last 6 years.
  • They are in the care of the Local Authority
  • They are the children of Service Personnel

Read more in the letter below:

PP Letter Yr7-11 (pdf)

Details of how we use this money to support the students in the curriculum are included from the links below:

PP statement 2018-2019 (docx)

PP statement 2018-2019 (pdf)

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Year 7 Catch-Up

Sixth Form - Parents' Online Booking

Sixth Form Parents' Evening Booking System

Please visit:  https://trinity6thform. parentseveningsystem.co.uk  to book an online appointment. Parents' Guide for Booking Appointments can also be viewed here - ParentGuide (pdf). A map of our Sixth Form School building is available to view here: Sixth Form Map
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Lower School - Parents' Evening Booking System

Lower School Parents' Evening Booking System

Please visit our Lower School Parents' Evening Booking system.

Parents' Guide for Booking Appointments can also be viewed here - ParentGuide (pdf).

A map of our school layout can be viewed here: TrinitySchoolmap-Oct-2019 (pdf)

 

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School Maps

A map of our school layout can be viewed here: TrinitySchoolmap-Oct-2019 (pdf)

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Homework Policies

View our Homework information:

Homework Policies (pdf)

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Literacy and Progress

Literacy and Progress

It is vitally important for all our students to make progress in English and Mathematics.

To this end, we regularly monitor progress, and use a wide range of intervention strategies to help students achieve their full potential. It is very common for students to have some type of intervention or 'booster' lessons at some point during their time at Trinity School, regardless of their ability level.

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Trinity School Prayer

God of Adventure,

You call us to follow your Son,

in transforming the world:

inspire our minds by your Spirit

and fill our hearts with your love,

that we may grow into the people you intend,

reflect your life in the world

and bring all those we love to you

for the sake of Him

who gave His all

Jesus Christ, Our Lord.

Amen

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SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

Please visit our Special Educational Needs page here.

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