Trinity School:  A Church of England School

Vision and Values

This week our School Chaplain presents the last Thought for the Week of this school term.

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This week our Head Teacher talks about our plans for leaver’s assemblies and our School Chaplain talks about an unexpected hero.

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This week our Head Teacher welcomes returning students and our School Chaplain talks about Marcus Rashford.

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This week our Head Teacher talks about preparations for returning students and reminders of hope,  and our School Chaplain talks about George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement and racism.

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This week our Head Teacher gives a message to all years and previews our classrooms for returning students,  our School Chaplain talks about Pride, Unity and Hope.

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This week our Head Teacher highlights Mental Health Awareness Week and Compassion and our School Chaplain talks about Trust

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This week our School Chaplain talks about compassion, our caring NHS Nurses and Christian Aid

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In this week’s video, Ms Hawkin introduces some fun ways that people have been keeping active and School Chaplain Tim Burdon discusses the theme of hope.

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In this week’s video assembly Ms Hawkin leads us on a tour of the school and School Chaplain Tim Burdon discusses Endurance.

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In this week’s assembly Ms Hawkin and School Chaplain Tim Burdon discuss Community: Together at Home.

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In our special online Easter Assembly Ms Hawkin introduces to the Trinity community our new School Chaplain Tim Burdon 

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The school, a Christian foundation, is committed to the provision of an excellent education for all. We have a ‘motto’ to sum up our aims: Standards, Responsibility and Opportunity …… for All; this helps to make our vision for students clear and explicit. We promote Christian values through the experience we offer to all students. Following discussion with staff, students and governors we focus most closely on the values of community, trust, hope, endurance and compassion. These are reinforced through assemblies and Thought for the Day.

We value the uniqueness of all God’s children and make sure that we are inclusive (…for all) in our approach to all aspects of our work. We aim to provide the highest standard of education, in its broadest sense, for all of our students and we expect the highest standard of effort and conduct from students, stressing the value of hope in the belief that all students can achieve well with dedication and a positive approach. We also stress the value of endurance, dealing with setbacks, in order to achieve ambitions.

We encourage all students to be responsible, taking responsibility for their behaviour towards others, treating others as they would wish to be treated, respecting those who are different to themselves, serving others both within and beyond the school community.

We seek to provide rich opportunities and encourage students to grasp these, developing their curiosity, creativity, spirituality and understanding and appreciation of the world around them.

We aim to make a difference to young people’s lives, to develop an awareness and respect for spiritual and moral values, so that they, in turn, can enrich the lives of others. The biblical quotation (John 10:10) on prominent display in our Jubilee Hall makes clear our mission: to ensure that our students leave us with the values, knowledge and skills which will enable them to lead a full and fulfilling life.

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Collective Worship:
Assemblies and Thought for the Wek

The main purpose of collective worship at Trinity School is to support the personal development of each individual student in our school community.

Collective worship is delivered through our House Assemblies and through our Thought for the Week programme. There are two House assemblies each week, other than during exam season where the halls are in use, led either by the head of house, a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the School Chaplain, or a member of the local clergy. We have a member of the local clergy linked to each of our four houses and they lead assemblies approximately every three weeks.

On the three days a week where students are not in House assemblies, tutors deliver our Thought for the Week programme. The materials for these are prepared by the School Chaplain, the Reverend Caroline Kennedy. Each week there is a ‘setting the scene’ clip based on a particular theme, with big questions to consider and using contemporary, relevant materials to engage students in debate and discussion.

Themes are often centred on the core Christian values which are a focus for us in school: community, hope, endurance, trust and compassion. This half term the themes are connected to our school prayer: adventure, treasure and spirit.

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