We wish all our Trinity Families a fabulous Easter break. We return to school on Monday 19th April for a normal school week. We sadly say goodbye to Mr Darren James but warmly welcome Ms Amanda Harvey to the role of Head of School at the Primary Phase. We are excited about the journey forward. All pupils in the secondary phase that have been given consent were sent home with 2 home testing kits to last over the Easter break. It is vital pupils test themselves twice a week. On our return we will be testing all the pupils with consent on the first day. Keeping our school community safe is vital to us. Enjoy the break.
The Local authority have also provided 2 pieces of information to share with families - which has also been sent out via the school app and can be found below.
Ensuring outstanding behaviour and safeguarding children during online learning
At Trinity, the safety and wellbeing of our pupils is our most important priority. During this time of online learning we have set up clear expectations of how we expect our pupils to behave during online lessons and also how to keep themselves safe. Our protocols are as follows:
Behaviour for learning expectations
- Pupils must be punctual to their lessons (following their normal school timetable)
- Pupils must attend family group time
- Pupils should try to find a quiet space to work with no distractions
- When entering their class lesson, pupils must mute their audio
- If this is available, pupils must have their screen on
- Pupils must participate in the normal class attendance register
- When required, pupils need to unmute and converse with their teacher and peers
- Pupils need to have the necessary equipment as required by their teacher
- Pupils should only use the chat facility in Teams to discuss the work or any technical issues they may be facing
- Pupils should remain in the lesson until a teacher tells them they can leave
- Pupils need to submit work as directed by their teacher. They can contact their teacher via Teams or Weduc if they are having any problems submitting work
- If a pupil wishes to discuss something with their teacher which they consider more private then they should use Weduc not Teams as the Teams chat is open to the whole group
- When online, pupils should blur their background or have a Teams background
- All lessons are delivered using Teams so pupils should only be accessing this during the day
- The only way a pupil should contact school is via Teams or Weduc
- If anyone external tries to contact pupils online, they should tell their family immediately
- Parents, if possible, please check in with your child regularly during the day
- It is good for pupils to switch off from technology in the evenings, and especially at least an hour before bedtime
- Pupils need to take breaks away from IT, do regular exercise, stay hydrated, eat healthily
For online safety support, please go to the follow links
https://parentinfo.org/ Help and advice for families in a digital world. Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.
23rd April 2020 Guidance from the Government- What you can do to Stay Safe Online During the Coronavirus Outbreak https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-staying-safe-online
Remote Learning offer
New Year: 2021
Schools are currently in lock down. We have a key worker and vulnerable provision at both sites. for further information about our offer please click HERE.
After a further announcement the whole of London is being treated as one area so our Primary Phase will now have remote learning starting from Tuesday 5th of January. The proposed end date of this is Monday 18th January - but this may change. Learning for the Primary Phase will be via ClassDojo and Zoom lessons. We will keep you updated. For those in year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 the government have asked schools to run learning remotely from the first week. This is a slight change, year 11 will now also be learning from home during this first week. That means lessons will be live on TEAMS for all year groups who should be at home. Year 11 pupils will then return fully back into school starting Monday 11th of January. The rest of the secondary phase is expected to return to school on Monday 18th of January. If you are a key worker or feel your child is vulnerable and needs to be in school then please do email us before Monday the 4th of January with your details (email@example.com). We will get back to you on Monday 4th of January to explain the arrangements ready for Tuesday when we will expect them in school. They will be issued a lap top and will follow all the live TEAMS lessons from one of our classrooms with a TA supporting them.
Lateral testing at Trinity
We are working with Public Health England on setting up the lateral testing within Trinity. This is for the secondary phase only to start with. Training will be provided for this testing, and only where permission has been given will testing be carried out weekly within the school. Permission letters will be sent out to families on the 4th of January. It is highly recommended that pupils have this test. Further details from the DFE will follow (Department for Education). All those with permission will be tested before they start and then weekly thereafter. This test helps us identify pupils who are asymptomatic (who have the virus but without any symptoms). Those with symptoms should still follow the normal arrangements of staying at home and getting a full test. Those that are direct contact of anyone testing positive can then either self isolate or get 7 school days of testing within school to help keep pupils in full time education. This has been trialled in many schools, including Sedgehill, very successfully. All staff will also be tested weekly. The aim is to keep the whole school community as safe as we possibly can.
Testing positive / awaiting a test at home
If someone in the household is getting tested / awaiting a test result please make sure everyone living in the household stays at home until the test result arrives. If positive then the whole house has to isolate for 10 days. If negative everyone can go back to school / work. Please do not send in pupils if they have symptoms or someone else in your family have symptoms - please get a test straight away and await the result. This helps protect the whole community.
LIVE RECORDED VIDEO TOUR /OPEN EVENT
Click above to view our new and exciting 'Virtual' tour of Trinity. Meet Mr Lucas and a few of our wonderful pupils as he travels around the school
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We are extremely proud of our school community. Our vision is to ‘Live life in all its fullness’ – making sure we all take up every opportunity offered. We are not a school that will sit still. We are restless, and will continue to be bold in moving this school and the educational experience of our pupils forward.
Keeping our school safe
Please remember to arrive and leave at the correct times at both the primary and secondary phase. This ensures pupils are kept within their bubbles. Check the grid below to help with your planning. You will find hand sanitisers at the entrance to every single classroom - and pupils are expected to use these. Year 7 and 8 are keeping in one space for the time being, with teachers travelling to them. Year 9-11 will be moving a little around the site for all their GCSE options - which is why we insist on these pupils wearing masks in social spaces around the site. Each year group has their own social space for lunch time and break time - so the groups do not mix whilst they are at school.
It is vital we keep safe and support each other at these times - we have been impressed with our Terrific Trinitarians. Stay safe.
Pupils in year 9, 10 and 11 will be expected to have a face mask to use during the day between lessons in social spaces – this includes the corridors. Pupils will need to sanitise before they place these on and then sanitise straight after touching the face masks. Year 7 and 8 are staying in the same classroom for all their lessons therefore making face masks optional for them. Face masks are expected to be removed outside the classroom and hands sanitised before entering the room.
Please talk to your children about travel to and from school. We are recommending pupils walk where possible. It is vital that all the new government rules are followed - including the new 'rule of 6'. Pupils before and after school must distance between bubbles where possible, and must not be in groups of more than 6. We would recommend pupils travel only in small bubble groups of 2 or 3. We all have the responsibility to support each other - please keep safe.
Government advice for Secondary parents from the DFE - click here
Exam results 2020
We are extremely proud of all our pupils. It has been a challenging year for all of us, but particularly so for those on their journey towards the exams that are crucial for their progression towards their chosen career path. Our pupils are encouraged to have high expectations of themselves and we work hard in building pupils confidence and aspirations. To support the schools grading of our pupils their work during the past two years had to be taken into account and their progress and attainment across a wide variety of evidence. The results are exceptional. There will not be any performance tables this year, due to the circumstances we are in, but we wish to share with you some of our individual stories that will help you understand how amazing our pupils are. They truly are Terrific Trinitarians - of which we will not be able to express all their results, but a selection to show our comprehensive nature.
• Our highest performing pupil has 10 grade 9's, one for every subject he studied. This is the highest grade you can get and is only awarded to the top 3% nationally in each individual subject. This includes English Language, English Literature, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, French, Geography and RE. He also achieved a Distinction* in Engineering as well as an A* in Additional Maths and an A* in Latin during year 10.
• We had another pupil gain 9 grade 9's, a Grade A* in Additional Maths and Latin as well as 1 grade 8. Pupils tend to get exceptionally high grades in one or several similar subjects, not often across the majority of subjects.
• A further pupil gained 8 grade 9's with a further 2 qualifications at grade 8 (grade 7 is classed as a grade A).
• We had a further 13 pupils who gained at least one grade 9 and a mixture of grade 8 and 7's.
• Around 25% of pupils gained a grade 7 (grade A) or higher in English and Maths. We have a mixture of abilities at Trinity and all worked hard to achieve their highest grades. Grade 5 is classed as a good pass (high grade C / Low grade B) - we had over 60% achieving this across all their subjects and also over 80% of pupils gain a standard pass (grade 4, which is a low C) across their subjects – this is above that announced national average today. We have pupils that also struggle academically at school and these also achieved the grades required to secure their progression onto courses post 16.
• All pupils have gained qualifications to progress into year 12. Our careers guidance and advice team have worked hard to ensure all our pupils have places offered and will continue to follow them on their continued journey.
We would also like to celebrate the achievements of pupils who left us 2 years ago and went off to sixth form and are now preparing for university.
Amongst those wonderful successes of pupils going on to Higher Education are Charlie Taylor who left Trinity with a Maths scholarship for Sixth Form to Babington College. Charlie achieved amazing A Level results A*A*A and is now going on to do a degree apprenticeship in Electronic Engineering with a company called Thales. Charlie will do his BSc in Electronic Engineering with Southbank University whilst working with Thales in their Stratford office. This opportunity pays a salary as well as sponsoring his university fees.
Congratulations to Ezra Standing who, having achieved A*A*B at A Level, has secured a place at Durham University.
Trinity is also immensely proud of our two Oxbridge candidates. Juan Garcia Valencia achieved A*A*A* A in his A Levels and is starting at St Hilda’s College, Oxford to read Geography.
Joash Hanciles achieved A*A*A and goes on to read Classics at Cambridge.
We wish all our alumni the best of luck and look forward to hearing from them in the future and having them return to Trinity to inspire our pupils to work hard and aspire to be the very best they can be.
September start of term
All pupils are expected back in September as per the government instructions. We have been open for Key workers and our primary provision plus year 10 lessons for some time and have therefore managed to develop our safety procedures over time. These are well established now, with hand sanitisers at the entrance to every classroom and clear bubbles of pupils ensuring groups do not mix. Year 7 will have two induction days on the 3rd and 4th of of September - so they can familiarise themselves with the building and procedures before the rest of the phase return. The whole secondary phase then start on Monday 7th September - see the grid below for start and end times and which gate they need to go to. For copies of the letters sent at the end of term click here.
Letter from Lewisham about return to school - click here
Information about returning to school from Lewisham authority - click here
Welcome by David Lucas - Executive Headteacher
I am very proud to address you as Executive Headteacher of this unique ‘all-through’ school. Trinity is a warm, welcoming, friendly school where all pupils are happy learners. Your child is the most important person to you and to us.
Every child deserves the best possible start in life and nothing is more important than a good education. Here at Trinity we aim to provide a world class education for all our pupils regardless of the age or stage at which they join us.
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Exam Results last year - 2019
Well done to Trinity Yr 11 class of 2019 on their tremendous achievements this year. Pupils were delighted with their results and are now ready to move onto the next step of their academic journey and as a truly comprehensive school we are extremely pleased with the achievements we have seen all pupils make regardless of prior attainment and background. A wide range of subjects from Chinese to Computer Science achieved a pass rate of 100% grade 8 and above and many pupils of the cohort were moving onto today to complete their enrolment at a wide range of Post 16 provision including grammar schools and scholarships at Independent schools. Most pupils are carrying on with studying and have achieved their target grades for A level courses and we have also have pupils going onto apprenticeships, Level 3 vocational qualifications and combined A Level with vocational courses.
Every year Lancing College in West Sussex offers one full boarding scholarship to a Trinity pupil provided they achieve excellent results in the exams and present themselves well in the interview. This year however Lancing were so impressed with two of our Trinity Year 11 girls that they offered both girls a full boarding scholarship. Congratulations go to both our ex Head Girl Janielle Orisa-Nwoke and Cindy-Ann Malouange Yetna.
Janielle Orisa-Nwoke Cindy-Ann Lael Malouange Yetna
Previous pupils who have had this wonderful opportunity to attend Lancing College on a scholarship have gone on to receive scholarships to Cambridge and Oxford University. We wish both girls every success and will update their progress along their journey.
Keeping Safe Online
A fantastic publication from Vodafone helping parents understand the pros and cons of digital media. Click HERE.
This guide informs parents about the dangers associated with this social media platform and how they can reduce the associated risks. Click HERE.
Lewisham Support Services
Lewisham offer a huge amount of support for pupils. Please have a look at this document that clarifies the range of support they offer. Click HERE.