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.
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.
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.
Return to school on 8th of March
Dear Parents / Carers
Return to school on 8 March
We hope you and your family have continued to stay safe during this very difficult time. You will be aware that the government have stated that all children must return to school from Monday 8 March and that attendance at school will be compulsory.
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.
A595 Bothel Consultation Leaflet
A595 Bothel Strategic Improvement. This scheme will provide a more consistent standard of road design for a substantial length of the A595 for a 5km section from Cock Bridge to Threapland Junction.
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)