Trinity School (Primary Phase) has achieved the Inclusive School Award.
An Inclusive School
Children at Trinity All Through School (Primary Phase) are proud to belong to such an inclusive school. They know that the staff want to do the best for them. They are happy and look forward to coming to school every day. They feel valued and respected. They are strongly supported in all areas of the curriculum by passionate and dedicated staff led by a Head of School who has a clear vision for ensuring that Trinity offers the best possible education. He is ably supported by an Assistant Headteacher who has a zealous passion to ensure that Trinity is known in the area for being a fully inclusive school. She is determined that all stakeholders should be listened to and that all children can and will succeed, regardless of any barriers to their learning. The Head of School and Inclusion Lead share an inclusive ethos which pervades through the school.
Warm, Friendly and Welcoming
The staff have made Trinity a warm, friendly and welcoming place. Everybody has a clear sense of purpose. The children are friendly and have confidence in their teachers and support staff and know their needs will be met. They feel inspired in their learning by the highly imaginative teaching. The Reception children have indoor and outdoor spaces that are exciting and fully resourced to stimulate their young imaginations. Ofsted rated it as outstanding.
Safe and Calm
Visitors who enter the school are warmly welcomed by the receptionist. As pupils and parents enter the grounds they are greeted by staff with a smile and conversation. Pupils are willing to engage the visitor in their learning and confidently talk about their work. There is a sense of safety and calm.
The all-through school was inspected by Ofsted in October 2016 which rated it as good. The primary phase opened in 2013 and currently has children up to Year 4. The senior staff want to continue to improve and work hard to ensure improvement is built into the school’s DNA. They work hard to ensure that attendance continues to improve.
There is a sense of mutual respect and the behaviour of the children is a strength of the school. They are courteous to each other and restorative justice is deeply embedded. They know that if they have made a wrong choice they have the opportunity to make things right.
Achievements are Celebrated
Success and achievements are celebrated everyday both formally and informally. The children have a deep sense of ownership and through Trinity Voice know that their ideas will be taken on board. Although the school has no grass surrounding it, the children understand the they are part of the environment and that it must be cared for.
All of the classrooms are well organised and the vibrant displays celebrate the children’s learning but provide prompts to aid their independence. Children know what to do if they are stuck. The teachers plan their lessons carefully considering their children’s needs and desires. The learning objectives and success criteria are carefully chosen to ensure that children understand and succeed. Progress is carefully monitored and staff know immediately if more input is needed. The school uses its ‘middle rooms’ wisely to provide a quiet space for small groups and individuals to receive this specific support. Support staff are well trained and make a valuable contribution. Their skills are wisely used by the inclusion leader.
Tracking is Rigorous
There are high levels of analysis and the tracking of pupils is rigorous. Governors monitor the process and have a deep understanding of their role. They strongly believe that Trinity must be fully inclusive to provide all children in the local area with a high standard of education regardless of their barriers.
Partnership with Parents
Parents feel that they are listened to and the school has fostered a real partnership ensuring both parties share the process of educating their children. Some have moved their children from other schools to ensure the needs of their children are fully met here at Trinity. They are pleased, knowing that their children are so happy.
Children who have certain needs are very well supported by the school and parents highly praise the school’s practices. The staff work tirelessly to ensure their needs are met and the families feel reassured. The professionalism of the staff is highly valued and appreciated by the community, who feel that children are fully supported in accessing all that the school has to offer.
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