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Holy Trinity C of E Primary School Prospectus 2012-2013

  1. 1. 
 Holy
Trinity
 Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
 Primary
School
 Prospectus
2012‐13
 www.holytrinityhalstead.com
 

  2. 2. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
 2
 
 
 
Prospectus
2012‐13

 
Welcome

Welcome
to
the
latest
Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
Primary
School
Prospectus…

At
 Holy
 Trinity
 we
 are
 absolutely
 committed
 to
 creating
 a
 school
 where
 children
 are
developed
as
rounded
individuals.
We
try
to
make
sure
that
the
Holy
Trinity
experience
is:
 • Happy
 • Safe
 • Caring
 • Exciting
 • full
of
a
wide
variety
of
inspiring
opportunities

Vision
Statement

“At
Holy
Trinity
Primary
School
we
want
to
ensure
that
children
have
a
clear
voice.
We
want
our
children
to
develop
skills
that
enable
them
to
make
informed
choices,
now
and
in
the
future.
Children
should
have
the
drive
and
ambition
to
reach
their
potential
and
we
aim
to
provide
an
environment
where
they
can
do
this
and
feel
safe
and
valued.”

It
is
our
aim,
whenever
possible,
to
celebrate
the
great
achievements
of
all
our
children.
We
 aim
 to
 provide
 a
 relevant
 and
 inspiring
 education
 for
 the
 children
 in
 our
 care
 and
attempt
to
ensure
our
school
environment
is
one
where
every
child
feels
valued.


Mission
Statement
–
(developed
by
staff,
governors
and
children)
“As
 a
 Church
 school
 we
 want
 to
 live
 in
 the
 way
 Jesus
 showed
 us.
 To
 be
 kind,
 giving,
generous
and
helpful.
We
want
to
be
involved
in
our
work
and
help
build
an
interesting
and
happy
school.
We
want
to
feel
safe
and
comfortable
and
grow
to
do
our
best
in
our
work
and
play.“

The
 school
 day
 starts
 with
 a
 daily
 assembly
 ‐
 assemblies
 have
 themes,
 dealing
 with
everyday
issues
as
well
as
spiritually
and
morally
guiding
our
children
in
the
Christian
faith.
Parents/Carers
can,
if
they
wish,
withdrawal
their
children
from
the
daily
act
of
collective
worship.
However
as
a
committed
Church
of
England
School
we
politely
request
that
you
discuss
concerns
you
may
have
with
Mr
Jon
Smith,
our
Headteacher,
before
you
make
this
decision.


A
member
of
the
Halstead
Anglican
Clergy
visits
the
school
every
week
to
lead
a
worship
assembly.
On
occasions
this
invitation
is
extended
to
other
denominations
and
faith
groups.
Friday
sees
our
weekly
‘Celebration
Assembly’
which
is
open
to
parents,
friends
and
families.

  3. 3. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
 
 3
 
 
Prospectus
2012‐13

 
Our
children
always
come
first
Welcome
from
the
Headteacher…
Our
 aim
 at
 Holy
 Trinity
 Primary
 School
 is
 to
 offer
 all
 our
 children
 a
 full
 and
 balanced
education
in
a
friendly
atmosphere
of
co‐operation.

Our
 governing
 body,
 school
 staff
 and
 local
 community
 have
 one
 priority;
 to
 ensure
 that
life
at
Holy
Trinity
prepares
the
children
in
our
care
socially,
spiritually
and
academically
for
later
life.
Our
children
lie
at
the
very
heart
of
all
our
work.

We
 offer
 a
 welcoming
 environment,
 a
 close‐knit
 community
 atmosphere
 where
everyone’s
contributions
are
valued.
In
many
ways
we
are
like
a
family
where
our
children
take
great
pride
in
our
school
and
care
deeply
for
the
welfare
of
their
fellow
pupils.

I
 would
 like
 to
 encourage
 you
 to
 visit
 us
 at
 Holy
 Trinity,
 and
 offers
 with
 help
 in
 the
classroom,
visits,
trips
and
extra
curricular
activities
are
always
welcomed
by
our
staff
and
children.

The
local
community
plays
a
vital
role
in
school
life
at
Holy
Trinity,
the
school
lies
at
the
heart
of
our
community
and
our
friends
and
parents
are
rightly
proud
of
their
school
and
support
 it
 consistently.
 The
 PTFA
 of
 Holy
 Trinity
 work
 tirelessly
 to
 support
 our
 school,
raising
 funds
 and
 organising
 events
 within
 the
 community,
 it
 has
 gone
 from
 strength
 to
strength
in
the
last
few
years
and
is
representative
of
our
team
spirit
and
commitment
to
our
children.


If
 you
 have
 any
 worries
 or
 concerns
 please
 do
 not
 hesitate
 to
 come
 and
 see
 me,
 I
 will
always
 try
 to
 see
 visitors
 on
 a
 drop
 in
 basis,
 but
 on
 occasions
 an
 appointment
 may
 be
necessary.

At
 Holy
 Trinity
 we
 have
 a
 special
 ethos
 that
 we
 cherish
 and
 use
 to
 guide
 our
 everyday
work…our
children
always
come
first.
 
 
 
 


Jon
Smith
(Headteacher)


  4. 4. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
 
 4
 
 
Prospectus
2012‐13

 
Working
together…
The
 Prospectus
 has
 been
 created
 to
 provide
 a
 brief
 introduction
 to
 our
 school
 and
 give
parents,
especially
those
who
would
like
to
know
more
about
our
school,
an
insight
into
our
school
organisation,
ethos
and
vision.



Our
 aim
 at
 Holy
 Trinity
 is
 to
 offer
 all
 our
 children
 a
 full
 and
 balanced
 education
 in
 a
friendly
 atmosphere,
 which
 nevertheless
 encourages
 good
 work
 and
 ethics.
 We
 are
 a
small
 school
 that
 offers
 big
 opportunities.
 In
 many
 ways
 we
 are
 like
 a
 family,
 older
children
 are
 encouraged
 to
 consider
 and
 care
 for
 the
 younger
 ones.
 Visitors
 often
comment
 on
 the
 happy
 and
 relaxed
 atmosphere
 with
 which
 they
 are
 greeted
 as
 they
come
through
the
front
door.

Partnership
with
families

It
 is
 our
 intention
 that
 parents
 and
 staff
 should
 work
 together
 as
 a
 partnership
 for
 the
benefit
 of
 the
 children.
 Visits
 to
 the
 school
 are
 encouraged,
 and
 offers
 of
 help
 in
 the
classrooms
 are
 welcomed.
 If
 you
 are
 at
 any
 time
 concerned
 about
 anything
 to
 do
 with
your
child
in
the
school,
please
do
not
hesitate
to
contact
us.

We
try,
whenever
possible
to
operate
an
open
door
policy
at
our
school.
However,
there
will
 be
 times
 when
 teachers
 are
 unavailable.
 In
 such
 instances
 we
 ask
 you
 to
 make
 an
appointment
 ‐
 we
 will
 always
 do
 our
 very
 best
 to
 accommodate
 you
 promptly
 at
 a
convenient
time.

“Parents
are
overwhelmingly
positive
about
how
much
this
school
has
improved
and
how
greatly
their
children
enjoy
attending.”
OFSTED
2008

Safeguarding
School
 safety
 is
 one
 our
 main
 priorities.
 The
 main
 gates
 remain
 secure
 throughout
 the
school
 day
 and
 the
 school
 is
 secured
 by
 a
 key‐pad
 entry
 system.
 Should
 you
 have
 any
concerns
regarding
school
safety
please
do
not
hesitate
to
contact
the
main
reception
as
we
take
very
seriously
our
commitment
to
providing
a
safe
school
environment.

Recent
 capital
 projects
 to
 secure
 our
 school
 site
 include
 the
 completion
 of
 perimeter
security
fencing
and
pedestrian
rails
protecting
exposed
footpaths.



  5. 5. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
 
 5
 
 
Prospectus
2012‐13

 
Keeping
everyone
safe

In
2011
OFSTED
said
that
children
at
our
school
felt
very
safe;
OSFTED
graded
this
element
of
our
work
as
‘outstanding’
and
this
is
something
we
have
worked
very
hard
to
achieve.


Child
Protection

Our
staff
are
well
trained
in
the
principles
of
Child
Protection
and
every
member
of
our
teaching
staff
has
a
workplace
first
aid
qualification.
The
safety
and
protection
of
children
lies
at
the
very
heart
of
our
work.


If
you
are
concerned
about
your
child,
in
any
way,
we
encourage
you
to
come
into
school
and
discuss
your
worries
with
us
‐
a
problem
shared
is
often
a
problem
halved.
In
addition,
we
 can
 invariably
 offer
 some
 form
 of
 help;
 we
 actually
 employ
 a
 fully
 trained
 school
counselor
who
can
work
with
individuals
or
families
to
ensure
positive
outcomes.


If
we
have
a
concern
about
a
child,
in
most
circumstances,
we
will
make
first
contact
with
their
 parents.
 However,
 on
 occasions,
 we
 may
 feel
 compelled
 to
 make
 contact
 with
agencies
such
as
Social
Services,
Emergency
Services
and
Police
Child
Protection
teams.


It
 must
 be
 noted
 however
 that
 this
 policy
 is
 not
 an
 attempt
 by
 the
 school
 to
 hide
information
 from
 parents
 or
 carers,
 but
 simply
 in
 line
 with
 Essex
 Local
 Education
Authority.

“The
school’s
sharp
emphasis
on
promoting
the
pupils’
well‐being
is
shown
by
the
way
they
feel
exceptionally
safe
in
school.”
OFSTED
2011

We
 believe
 that
 the
 education
 of
 children
 is
 a
 partnership
 between
 home
 and
 school.
Parents
 are
 encouraged
 to
 be
 involved
 in
 the
 education
 of
 their
 children
 and
 kept
informed
about
life
at
school
and
it’s
activities
through
our
weekly
school
newsletter
and
termly
curriculum
newsletters.


Regular
 parent
 consultation
 meetings
 are
 held
 throughout
 the
 school
 year,
 to
 monitor
progress
and
sustain
good
home
school
links.
These
meetings
give
teachers
and
parents
the
 opportunity
 to
 discuss
 your
 child’s
 learning
 progress
 and
 identify
 targets
 for
 future
learning.


Parent
consultation
meetings
will
also
give
you
the
opportunity
to
discuss
any
concerns,
worries
or
problems
you
may
have
about
school
life.


  6. 6. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
 
 6
 
 
Prospectus
2012‐13

 
If
you
are
worried…

If
you
are
worried
or
concerned,
please
don’t
delay…

If
 you
 have
 any
 immediate
 concerns
 we
 would
 always
 encourage
 you
 to
 approach
 the
school
as
soon
as
possible.
The
procedures
below
will
help
you
decide
how
to
proceed:

 • Have
an
informal
discussion
with
the
teacher,
although
we
try
to
always
 operate
an
‘open
door’
policy,
please
make
an
appointment
if
the
teacher
is
 not
able
to
see
you
immediately.
 • Contact
the
school
via
letter
or
telephone
if
you
have
difficulty
catching
our
 teachers
at
the
beginning
or
end
of
the
day.

 • If
you
are
still
concerned
and
feel
little
progress
has
been
made
make
an
 appointment
to
see
the
Headteacher
or,
in
his
absence,
our
Deputy
 Headteacher.
If
the
problem
is
urgent...

For
urgent
issues
that
you
feel
require
our
immediate
attention,
please
do
not
hesitate
to
call
 us
 at
 anytime.
 We
 want
 to
 help,
 and
 take
 very
 seriously
 our
 responsibilities
 to
 your
children
and
family.


Complaints
Procedures

There
is
a
procedure,
for
a
parent
to
register
a
complaint.
The
procedure
has
three
stages:

1.
Informal
Complaint:
We
 suggest
 that
 you
 take
 your
 compliant
 to
 the
 school
 where
 you
 can
 discuss
 your
concerns
with
the
Headteacher.

2.
Formal
Complaint:
Address
 your
 concern/complaint,
 in
 writing
 preferably,
 to
 the
 Chair
 of
 the
 Governing
Body.

3.
Formal
Complaint:
If
you
are
not
satisfied
with
the
extent
to
which
the
Governing
Body
address
your
concern,
you
are
able
to
approach
Essex
Local
Education
Authority.

It
is
hoped
that
any
concerns
will
be
resolved
quickly
at
stage
1.
The
Headteacher
is
always
happy
to
meet
parents
and
talk
about
the
school
organisation
and
the
arrangements
we
make
for
our
curriculum
which
are
outlined
in
this
prospectus.

  7. 7. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
 
 7
 
 
Prospectus
2012‐13

 
School
and
home,
working
together

Supporting
School

At
Holy
Trinity
Primary
School
we
see
education
as
a
partnership.
At
school
we
encourage
parents
to
communicate
concerns
and
worries
to
us
so,
in
keeping
with
our
commitment
to
a
partnership,
we
pledge
to
approach
parents
with
any
concerns
we
may
have.


As
 a
 symbol
 of
 commitment
 to
 a
 learning
 partnership,
 we
 ask
 all
 our
 families
 to
 sign
 a
Home/School
agreement.


The
Home/School
agreement
is
a
joint
commitment,
a
pledge
to
work
in
partnership
in
order
to
provide
an
effective
education
for
our
children.
Freedom
of
Information

All
 relevant
 documents
 of
 interest
 to
 parents:
 
 School
 and
 County
 Policy
 Documents,
National
Curriculum
files,
inspection
copies
of
Governors’
Minutes
and
Agenda,
Charging
&
Remissions
Policy
and
Complaints
Procedure
are
available
in
the
School
Office
and
can
be
consulted
on
the
premises
by
prior
appointment.

School
Meals

School
 meals
 are
 available
 everyday,
 cooked
 on
 the
 premises
 by
 our
 catering
 staff.
 The
dinners
are
priced
at
£2.00
each
and
can
be
ordered
through
the
main
school
office.
The
menu
is
published
in
advance
so
parents/carers
and
children
can
plan
ahead.

Payment
Information

To
 avoid
 confusion
 and
 assist
 both
 teachers
 and
 administration
 staff
 we
 have
 special
Dinner
Money
&
General
School
Money
envelopes
available
for
purchase
from
the
school
office
(these
are
suitable
for
visit
money,
swimming
money
etc.).

School
Charging
Policy

Activities
such
as
swimming,
visiting
musicians
and
theatre
groups,
cooking,
etc.
all
help
to
develop
and
enrich
the
school
curriculum.
With
the
exception
of
board
and
lodging,
payment
for
all
these
activities
is
voluntary
and
no
child
may
be
excluded.
However,
if
voluntary
contributions
are
not
sufficient
to
cover
the
cost
of
the
event
and
the
school
is
unable
to
fund
the
difference,
the
activity
may
need
to
be
cancelled.


  8. 8. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
 
 8
 
 
Prospectus
2012‐13

 

Secondary
School
Transfer

Transfer
to
Secondary
Schools,
at
the
end
of
Key
Stage
Two
(Year
6)
is
the
responsibility
of
the
parents/carers
of
our
pupils.


However,
at
Holy
Trinity
we
try
to
offer
advice
and
support
to
parents
whenever
possible.

The
 local
 catchment
 area
 Secondary
 School
 for
 pupils
 from
 Holy
 Trinity
 is
 the
 Ramsey
Sports
 College
 and
 Secondary
 School.
 Primary/Secondary
 school
 liaison
 begins
 early
 in
Year
6.

Governors

Our
Governing
Body
plays
a
full
and
active
role
in
school
life.
If
you
have
a
question
for
the
Governors
or
would
like
to
make
contact
with
the
Chair
of
Governors,
Mrs
Esme
Pickford,
please
telephone/write
to:

Mrs
Esme
Pickford
c/o
Holy
Trinity
C
of
E
Primary
School
Beridge
Road
Halstead
Essex


CO91JH

Tel:
01787
472096

A
 complete,
 and
 up
 to
 date,
 list
 of
 our
 Governors
 can
 be
 found
 on
 our
 school
 website,
www.holytrinityhalstead.com/governors


Parent
Governors

Parent
Governors
play
a
very
important
role
in
school
life.
They
are
almost
always
parents
of
 children
 attending
 Holy
 Trinity
 Primary
 School
 and
 therefore
 have
 a
 good
understanding
of
life
at
school.
Further
details
on
the
Governing
Body
are
included
in
the
Appendices.


In
addition
they
also
understand
the
worries
and
concerns
parents
sometimes
experience.
We
always
encourage
parents,
especially
those
new
to
Holy
Trinity
Primary
School,
to
talk
to
one
of
our
parent
governors,
just
to
make
contact,
or
to
pass
on
any
concerns
you
may
have.


  9. 9. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
 
 9
 
 
Prospectus
2012‐13

 
Things
your
children
will
need
in
school

School
Uniform

At
 Holy
 Trinity
 Primary
 School
 we
 operate
 a
 firm,
 but
 fair
 school
 uniform
 policy.
 We
understand
that,
from
time
to
time
individual
items
of
uniform
may
get
lost
or
‘be
in
the
wash’
but
we
also
see
school
uniform
as
a
integral
part
of
our
school
identity.
The
Basic
uniform
consists
of:

Blue
School
Sweatshirt
White
polo
shirt
Grey/Black
trousers
/
Grey/Black
skirts
(girls)

Shoes
or
dark
footwear
(no
colourful
laces
or
logo’s,
stripes
etc.)

The
school
actively
encourages
the
wearing
of
a
uniform
and
it
is
hoped
that
parents
will
continue
to
support
this
policy.



To
support
this
Policy
the
Governors
and
the
PTFA
work
together
to
supply
to
parents,
at
cost,
the
following
items
(including
school
crest
embroidery):
  Sweatshirts
  Cardigans
  White
polo
shirts
  Fleeces
and
  Lightweight
raincoats
  PE
T
Shirts
  Royal
blue
PE
Shorts

All
these
items
can
be
ordered,
on
a
termly
basis,
from
the
PTFA.


Frank
 Smith
 &
 Sons
 (Halstead
 High
 Street)
 also
 sells
 our
 complete
 range
 of
 our
 school
uniform,
from
stock.


Other
items
such
as
school
baseball
caps,
P.E.
bags,
swimming
bags
and
book
bags
may
be
purchased
via
the
school
office.


To
 minimise
 losses
 of
 property,
 PLEASE
 ENSURE
 THAT
 ALL
 ITEMS
 OF
 CLOTHING
 ARE
CLEARLY
NAMED.





  10. 10. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
 10
 
 
 
Prospectus
2012‐13

 
General
Expectations

Jewellery:
 The
 only
 acceptable
 form
 of
 jewellery
 are
 stud
 earrings.
 All
 earrings
 must
 be
removed
for
PE.

Make
Up:
We
do
not
expect
children
to
come
to
school
wearing
any
form
of
make
up,
this
includes:
nail
varnish,
false
nails,
temporary
tattoos,
hair
extensions
etc.
If
you
are
in
any
doubt
please
ask
your
child’s
class
teacher
for
clarification.


PE
Clothing
and
Equipment

For
 PE
 and
 Games
 lessons,
 we
 ask
 children
 to
 bring,
 unless
 instructed
 otherwise
 by
 a
teacher,
 a
 tee
 shirt,
 shorts
 and
 plimsolls.
 Slip‐on
 plimsolls
 are
 much
 easier
 for
 young
children
to
manage.

Yellow
PE
T
shirts
are
available
from
the
PTFA.

It
is
likely
that
your
child
will
take
part
in
some
 form
 of
 physical
 activity
 every
 day.
 Outdoor
 PE
 is
 an
 expectation,
 especially
 for
children
in
Key
Stage
2
‐
so
warm
tops
will
be
required
for
late
Autumn
and
Spring
term.
Tracksuits,
 again
 embroidered
 with
 the
 school
 crest,
 can
 be
 purchased
 from
 the
 School
Office;
these
are
optional
and
not
a
formal
part
of
our
uniform
policy.

  11. 11. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
 11
 
 
 
Prospectus
2012‐13

 
Every
child
matters
to
us…

Our
Nation’s
aim
is
for
every
child,
whatever
their
background
or
their
circumstances,
to
have
the
support
they
need
in
order
to
thrive
in
our
world.

“Pupils
are
proud
of
their
school
and
are
held
in
high
regard
within
the
local
community.
They
take
responsibility
for
their
own
safety
and
encourage
each
other
to
act
with
care.”
OFSTED
2011

Organisations
involved
with
providing
services
to
children
‐
from
hospitals
and
schools,
to
police
 and
 voluntary
 groups
 ‐
 will
 be
 teaming
 up
 in
 new
 ways,
 sharing
 information
 and
working
together,
to
protect
children
and
young
people
from
harm
and
help
them
achieve
what
they
want
in
life.
Children
and
young
people
will
have
far
more
say
about
issues
that
affect
them
as
individuals
and
collectively.

At
 Holy
 Trinity
 our
 school
 council
 has
 influence
 and
 a
 clear
 say
 in
 the
 direction
 of
 our
school
‐
pupil
voice
is
very
important
to
us
and
has
succeeded
in
giving
our
children
a
real
sense
of
pride
in
their
school.


“Pupils’
enjoyment
of
learning
and
school
is
outstanding.”
OFSTED
2008
It
is
crucial
for
all
pupils
to
feel
happy,
safe,
secure
and
welcome
in
school.
At
Holy
Trinity
Primary
School
we
pride
ourselves
in
extending
a
warm
welcome
to
all
pupils,
parents
and
visitors
and
above
all
providing
a
high
standard
of
care
for
all
our
pupils.


Illness
in
school
time

Children
can
become
ill
during
school
hours
‐
in
most
cases
we
will
try
to
contact
parents,
then
 emergency
 contacts.
 In
 serious
 cases
 and
 incidents
 where
 we
 feel
 children
 could
require
 immediate
 medical
 attention
 we
 contact
 emergency
 services.
 Details
 regarding
medicines
in
school
are
outlined
in
our
‘Medical
Care
and
Medicines’
Policy.

Headlice

Thousands
 of
 school
 days
 are
 lost
 and
 millions
 of
 pounds
 are
 spent
 due
 to
 headlice.
Headlice
 are
 a
 fact
 of
 school
 life
 but
 we
 can
 minimize
 the
 disruption
 they
 cause
 by
monitoring
 children’s
 hair
 and,
 if
 they
 have
 lice,
 treating
 them.
 For
 further
 information
please
see
www.headlice.org


  12. 12. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
 12
 
 
 
Prospectus
2012‐13

 
Good
behaviour,
traditional
values

The
 Holy
 Trinity
 Code
 is
 a
 simple
 set
 of
 behaviour
 guidelines
 that
 have
 been
 devised
 by
our
 children.
 The
 Code
 was
 created
 by
 the
 School
 Council
 at
 Holy
 Trinity,
 a
 group
 of
twelve
representatives,
democratically
elected
by
their
peers.


The
School
Councillors
meet
on
at
least
a
monthly
basis
with
Mr
Smith,
our
Headteacher.
They
 discuss
 a
 range
 of
 matters
 at
 these
 meetings
 and
 especially
 those
 that
 are
 of
immediate
interest
to
the
children.

The
Holy
Trinity
Code
(see
below)
can
be
found
throughout
the
school,
in
every
single
teaching
room
around
the
school
and
in
most
communal
areas
and
corridors…

 The Holy Trinity Code: Be Polite Be Truthful Listen Carefully Work Hard Respect Others Respect Property Respect our Rules
The
Holy
Trinity
Code
(above)
and
Consequences
have
been
promoted
and
communicated
to
parents
and
carers
since
they
became
part
of
the
school,
Behaviour
Policy
in
September
2005.





  13. 13. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
 13
 
 
 
Prospectus
2012‐13

 
All
behaviour
has
a
consequence


Alongside
 the
 Code
 are
 the
 Consequences,
 we
 teach
 all
 our
 children
 that
 every
 action,
decision
and
choice
we
take
has
a
consequence.


The
Consequences
are
followed
very
carefully
by
our
staff
to
ensure
that
children
understand
the
impact
of
their
behaviour
and
choices…
 Consequences Stage 1: Lose your fun time Stage 2: Class Exclusion Stage 3: Key Stage Manager Stage 4: Headteacher Which can involve… Parents > Reports > ExclusionWithin
the
Behaviour
Policy
there
is
the
contingency
for
the
‘fast
tracking’
of
specific
behaviour
or
incidents
–
this
is
simply
because
there
are
certain
issues
that
must
be
tackled,
due
to
the
serious
nature
of
the
behaviour,
by
the
Headteacher
or
a
Senior
Manager. Fast Track Consequences Swearing Refusal Violence Racism Bullying FAST TRACK STAGE 4 – HEADTEACHER
  14. 14. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
 14
 
 
 
Prospectus
2012‐13

 
Absence

It
is
very
important
that
your
child
attends
school
so
that
their
progress
in
learning
can
be
achieved.
 It
 is
 our
 school
 policy
 that
 if
 your
 child
 is
 unable
 to
 attend
 school,
 parents
 or
carers
should:

 • Contact
School
immediately
 • Indicate
the
nature
of
the
illness
 • Request
help
if
needed
 • When
your
child
returns,
please
include
a
note
explaining
the
absence.

Late
Arrivals

Children
can
enter
their
classrooms
at
8.40am
for
early
morning
activities.
The
register
is
take
 at
 exactly
 8.55am
 and
 closes
 at
 9.05am.
 Any
 children
 arriving
 after
 9.05am
 will
receive
a
late
mark
in
the
registers.


Late
Pick
Up

If
you
are
going
to
be
late
picking
up
your
children
please
try
your
best
to
let
us
know
in
advance.
 If
 children
 are
 not
 picked
 up
 by
 3.30pm
 office
 staff
 will
 call
 parents,
 then
emergency
contacts.
If
we
cannot
make
contact
with
one
of
your
named
contacts
after
an
hour
 we
 consider
 further
 steps
 such
 as
 contacting
 emergency
 services
 and
 external
agencies
to
request
a
home/personal
welfare
check.

Attendance

If
the
school
becomes
concerned
about
a
child’s
attendance
we
can
support
families
and
children
in
a
variety
of
ways
including
working
with
the
local
Education
Welfare
Officer.












  15. 15. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
 15
 
 
 
Prospectus
2012‐13

 
Holidays

PARENTS
PLEASE
READ
CAREFULLY

As
 from
 October
 1st
 2004
 new
 legislation
 states
 that
 Penalty
 Notices
 can
 be
 issued
 by
Local
 Education
 Authorities
 if
 children
 are
 removed
 from
 school
 for
 holiday
 purposes
without
the
approval
of
the
school.


Guidance
on
request
for
leave
of
absence
for
holidays
is
very
clear:

 • No
parent
can
demand
as
a
right,
time
off
for
holidays
during
term
time.
 • Requests
for
leave
of
absence
must
be
obtained
from
schools
in
advance.
 • Every
request
for
leave
of
absence
must
be
judged
on
its
own
merits.
 • No
 more
 than
 10
 school
 days
 per
 year
 can
 be
 granted
 as
 holiday,
 except
 in
 extreme
or
exceptional
circumstances.
 • Applications
for
leave
of
absence
for
holidays
must
be
made
via
a
‘Holiday
Request
 Form’
‐
these
are
available
from
School
Reception.

If
 you
 decide
 to
 apply
 for
 leave
 of
 absence
 for
 a
 holiday
 the
 following
 aspects
 will
 be
considered:

 • The
child’s
attendance
history

 • The
child’s
stage
of
education

 • The
time
of
year
(SATS
or
exams)
 • The
nature
of
the
trip

 • Parental
circumstances

If
you
decide
to
remove
your
child
for
a
holiday
without
authorisation
the
absence
will
be
classed
 as
 unauthorised.
 This
 could
 lead
 to
 the
 parent/s
 and/or
 carer/s
 incurring
 a
 fixed
penalty
fine
and
intervention
by
the
Education
Welfare
Services.

I
 would
 urge
 all
 families
 to
 please
 think
 carefully
 about
 holidays;
 if
 you
 remove
 your
children
 from
 school,
 for
 two
 weeks
 very
 year,
 for
 the
 duration
 of
 their
 primary
 school
career,
they
will
miss
approximately
a
whole
term
(14
weeks)
of
school.








  16. 16. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
 16
 
 
 
Prospectus
2012‐13

 
Admission
Arrangements

Prospective
 parents
 are
 always
 encouraged
 to
 come
 and
 visit
 our
 school.
 Appointments
can
be
made
via
the
school
Reception.

The
 admission
 arrangements
 are
 in
 accordance
 with
 the
 guidance
 issued
 by
 Essex
 Local
Education
Authority,
entitled
‘Primary
Education
in
Essex.’
This
document
sets
out
Parents
rights
 and
 responsibilities
 regarding
 school
 admission
 in
 Essex.
 The
 following
 passage
identifies
the
subtle,
but
significant
change
in
admission
arrangements:

“As
required
by
law
all
infant
and
primary
schools
provide
for
the
full‐time
admission
of
all
children
offered
a
place
in
the
Reception
year
group
from
the
September
following
their
fourth
birthday...the
law
does
not
require
a
child
to
start
school
until
the
start
of
the
term
following
their
fifth
birthday.”

For
more
information
read
“Primary
Education
in
Essex
2012/13.”

Applications
for
Places

Catchment
area
admissions
will
be
administered
by
Essex
County
Council.
Out
of
catchment
admissions
require
the
completion
of
applications
and
approval
by
the
appropriate
Area
Pupil
Services
Team.
If
a
school
place
has
been
secured
through
false
information
provided,
the
power
exists
to
withdraw
the
place
offered.
Admissions
Procedure

Each
 school
 has
 a
 published
 Number
 Intended
 to
 Admit,
 known
 as
 NIA.
 The
 NIA
 is
identified
 in
 the
 guidance
 issued
 by
 Essex
 Local
 Education
 Authority,
 entitled
 ‘Primary
Education
in
Essex’.
In
2012‐13
Holy
Trinity
Primary
School
can
admit
60
children
–
this
is
a
temporary
 increase
 (usually
 30)
 in
 order
 to
 accommodate
 the
 population
 growth
 in
 the
Halstead
Holy
Trinity
admission
area.


Priority
for
admissions
to
the
school
up
to
the
NIA
is
settled
on
the
following
criteria:

A
brother
or
sister
attending
the
school
at
the
time
of
application
and
determination;
The
straight
line
distance
between
home
and
school.


In
 the
 case
 of
 Community
 and
 Voluntary
 Controlled
 schools
 medical
 reasons
 may
 be
considered
if
supported
by
medical
evidence,
irrespective
of
the
previous
criteria.



  17. 17. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
 17
 
 
 
Prospectus
2012‐13

 
Application
issues

If
your
child
has
been
refused
a
place
at
your
chosen
school
you
have
the
right
to
appeal.
An
 independent
 appeal
 panel
 hears
 these
 appeals.
 If
 you
 choose
 to
 appeal
 against
 your
refusal,
there
will
be
a
period
of
time
for
you
to
make
the
appeal.
After
that
period
you
may
still
appeal
but
your
chances
of
success
may
be
jeopardised
by
the
restricted
number
of
school
places.


If
you
are
at
all
unsure
about
applying
for
a
school
place,
please
feel
free
to
contact
a
member
of
the
school
Administration
staff.
Tips
on
completing
your
applications
 1. Use
all
your
choices.
If
you
leave
choices
blank,
you
may
be
allocated
a
school
you
 really
do
not
want;
 2. Visit
plenty
of
schools.
Listen
to
the
thoughts
of
others,
but
don’t
be
blinkered
by
 the
opinions
of
others.
What
may
be
right
for
their
children,
may
not
be
right
for
 yours;
 3. Apply
as
soon
as
you
can.
We
suggest
that
you
get
your
application
done
early,
 avoid
the
late
rush.
 4. Take
your
children
with
you
when
you
visit.
It’s
vital
that
your
children
get
the
 opportunity
to
see
the
schools
you
visit;
you
may
be
shocked
at
their
level
of
 perception!
 5. When
you
visit
a
school
talk
to
the
children
and
people
that
you
meet,
children
in
 particular
can
offer
a
good
insight
into
life
in
school
and
they
will
invariably
be
 really
honest
in
their
appraisal!


Visiting
Holy
Trinity

At
Holy
Trinity
it
is
our
policy
to
invite
senior
pupils
to
show
new
and
prospective
parents
around
the
school
–
our
children
are
our
greatest
ambassadors
and
know
so
much
about
our
school.
They
also
empathise
with
your
children
and
know
what
they
will
want
to
know.


To
visit
Holy
Trinity
call
our
office
to
make
an
appointment.



  18. 18. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
 18
 
 
 
Prospectus
2012‐13

 
Teaching
and
learning

Our
 school
 has
 nine
 classrooms,
 a
 number
 of
 resource
 and
 smaller
 teaching
 rooms.
 A
library,
and
roaming
ICT
facilities,
namely
over
100
laptops
on
trolleys,
where
pupils
and
teachers
 have
 access
 to
 computers
 with
 a
 range
 of
 software,
 the
 internet
 and
 a
 whole
host
of
interactive
learning
tools.


The
 main
 school
 Reception
 and
 all
 other
 exits
 and
 entrances
 are
 controlled
 by
 a
 secure
keypad
entry
system.
This
ensures
our
school
is
safe
and
secure.

All
visitors
are
asked
to
report
to
the
main
Reception
where
they
will
be
greeted
by
our
administration
and
office
staff.

Our
Headteacher,
Mr
Smith,
is
also
based
in
the
main
Reception
area
near
the
Key
Stage
Two
 classrooms.
 Our
 dedicated
 and
 committed
 teaching
 staff
 all
 have
 specific
 areas
 of
responsibility
in
addition
to
their
everyday
teaching
commitments.


Teaching
Staff:

Staff
 Responsibilities

Mr
Jon
Smith

 Headteacher,
Child
Protection,
PE,
Behaviour,
Finance
Mrs
Jakki
Sibley
 Classteacher,
Deputy
Head,
Curriculum,
Mathematics
Miss
Liz
McCullough
 Classteacher,
Advanced
Skills
Teacher
Mrs
Jean
Barlow
 Classteacher,
Special
Education
Needs
Mrs
Hannah
Rayner
 Classteacher,
RE,
Music
Ms
Alison
Purkiss
 Classteacher,
KS1
Leader,
Science,
Arts
Miss
Hannah
Pegram
 Classteacher
Miss
Sarah
Presland
 Classteacher,
Gifted
and
Talented
Mrs
Laura
King
 Classteacher
(Part‐time)
Geography,
History
Mrs
Lyndie
Gladen
 Classteacher
(Part‐time)
Mr
Karl
Handy
 Classteacher,
ICT
and
Website
Manager
Mrs
Ann‐Marie
Stringer
 Classteacher
(Part‐time)
Miss
Nicola
Carter
 Classteacher,
English

Up
to
the
minute
information
regarding
staff
and
their
roles
can
be
found
on
our
website:
www.holytrinityhalstead.com

  19. 19. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
 19
 
 
 
Prospectus
2012‐13

 
Support
every
step
of
the
way

At
Holy
Trinity
Primary
School
we
are
very
fortunate
to
have
a
team
of
highly
skilled
and
dedicated
 Teaching
 Assistants
 who
 make
 a
 huge
 difference
 to
 the
 life
 and
 education
 of
our
children.


Teaching
Assistants:

Mrs
S
Acres

 
 
 
 Mrs
A
Ancient

 
 
 Mrs
L
Butterley

Mrs
J
Cotton
 
 
 
 Mrs
S
Day

 
 
 
 Mrs
D
Hackett
 
Mrs
L
Hood
 
 
 
 Mrs
K
Keen

 
 
 Mrs
N
Kenny
Miss
J
Love

 
 
 
 Mrs
D
Raven

 
 
 Mrs
J
Ridgwell
Mrs
O
Shreeve
 
 
 
 Mrs
D
Stokes
 
 
 Mrs
S
Thomson

 
Mrs
S
Weavers
 
 
 
 Mrs
T
Willis
 
 
 Mr
M
Wiskin
 
Mrs
A
Wrigley‐Brooks
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

The
 School
 is
 supported
 by
 a
 host
 of
 support
 staff
 who
 deal
 with
 school
 administration,
the
school
premises
and
pupil
welfare.




Support
Staff:

Staff
 Responsibilities

Mrs
Carolyn
Betchley
 Finance,
Personnel,
Premises
Mr
Phil
Randall
 Site
Management,
Lettings,
Health
and
Safety
Mrs
Chris
Aves
 Office,
Pupil
Administration
Mrs
Helen
Riley
 Office
Manager,
Pupil
Administration
Mrs
Jaqueline
Cotton
 Finance
Assistant
and
Data
Input
Mrs
Gill
Smith
 Cleaning
Mrs
Carol
Crisp
 Catering
Manager
Mr
Mike
Widdick
 Catering
Manager
Mrs
Sue
Philips
 Cleaning,
Catering
Mrs
Sandra
Houston
 Catering

 

 



  20. 20. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
 20
 
 
 
Prospectus
2012‐13

 
Including
everyone

Our
primary
concern
as
a
school
is
the
welfare
and
education
of
the
children
in
our
care.
At
Holy
Trinity
Primary
School
we
do
far
more
than
just
educate
a
child
academically;
we
take
great
care
to
guide
and
model
the
future
of
the
‘whole
child’.
Every
decision
we
make
is
guided
by
the
interests
and
needs
of
our
children.

Special
Educational
Needs
(SEN)

At
Holy
Trinity
Primary
School
our
aim
is
to
give
every
child
a
broad,
balanced
and
relevant
curriculum.
Sometimes
children
do
encounter
difficulties
and
challenges
at
school
and
our
Special
 Educational
 Needs
 provisions
 and
 policy
 at
 Holy
 Trinity
 Primary
 School
 are
designed
to
help
children
through
these
periods
in
their
life.
Our
class
teachers
will
sustain
a
good
level
of
communication
with
parents
and
carers
and
discuss
childs
particular
needs
on
a
regular
basis.


Expertise

On
 occasions
 it
 may
 be
 necessary
 for
 our
 staff
 to
 call
 upon
 further
 support
 from
 Essex
Local
Education
Authority.


The
LEA
have
access
to
a
range
of
specialists
including
expertise
in
the
following
areas:
 • Speech
and
Language
Therapy
 • Educational
Psychology
 • Behavioural
Support
 • Physical
Impairment


It
is
our
aim
to
ensure
that
Holy
Trinity
Primary
School
is
a
fully
inclusive
school
where
all
children,
whatever
their
needs
and
talents,
feel
included.


Gifted
and
Talented

Children
with
particular
talents,
in
all
aspects
of
school
life,
will
always
be
encouraged
and
catered
for
at
Holy
Trinity
Primary
School.
Miss
Sarah
Presland,
our
Gifted
and
Talented
Children
Co‐ordinator,
monitors
the
progress
of
our
Gifted
and
Talented
children,
supports
classteachers
and
manages
opportunities
for
their
development
in
and
outside
school
hours.




  21. 21. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
 21
 
 
 
Prospectus
2012‐13

 
Special
Needs

SEN
‐
What
can
I
expect?

Information:

Our
 class
 teachers
 will
 review
 childrens
 progress
 with
 parents
 on
 a
 regular
 basis.
 As
 a
school
we
operate
an
‘open
door’
policy
where,
whenever
possible,
your
concerns
can
be
addressed
immediately.


Structure:

Children
 with
 Special
 Educational
 Needs
 will
 have
 an
 Individual
 Education
 Plan
 (IEP)
 ‐
 a
programme
that
addresses
children’s
specific
learning
needs.
These
are
reviewed
at
least
once
every
school
term.


Guidance:

All
cases
of
children
with
Special
Educational
Needs
are
managed
at
Holy
Trinity
Primary
School
by
our
SENCO—Mrs
Jean
Barlow
a
specialist
in
Special
Educational
Needs
issues.


Inclusion:

Our
 staff
 are
 dedicated
 to
 providing
 a
 sympathetic
 and
 nurturing
 environment
 for
 all
children
 in
 an
 inclusive
 manner.
 As
 an
 inclusive
 school
 we
 firmly
 believe
 that
 all
 our
children
can
make
a
full
and
positive
contribution
to
school
life.

Support:

Our
team
of
teaching
assistants
play
a
vital
role
in
all
our
work.
Teachers
and
Teaching
Assistants
work
with
both
groups
and
individuals
in
order
to
provide
support
both
in
and
outside
lessons.

If
we
cannot
provide
the
support
from
within
the
school
we
can
often
make
arrangements
with
external
agencies
to
provide
support.
As
with
any
issue
that
is
causing
you
concern
or
worry,
please
come
and
talk
to
us,
we
are
here
to
help.


  22. 22. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
 22
 
 
 
Prospectus
2012‐13

 
Curriculum

In
2005
Holy
Trinity
Primary
School
undertook
a
year
long
review
of
the
school
curriculum
as
 a
 response
 to
 the
 National
 ‘Excellence
 and
 Enjoyment’
 initiative.
 This
 initiative
encouraged
 primary
 schools
 to
 ‘personalise’
 their
 curriculum
 to
 meet
 the
 needs
 of
 their
community,
learners
and
local
circumstances.


Our
response
to
create
a
‘skill
based’
curriculum
founded
upon
the
principles
of
the
Early
Years
Foundation
Stage
(EYFS);
learning
is
organised
into
6
Areas
of
Learning,
these
are:

 • Personal,
Social
and
Emotional
Development
 • Communication,
Language
and
Literacy
 • Mathematical
development
 • Knowledge
and
understanding
of
the
World
 • Physical
Development

 • Creative
Development

These
areas
of
learning
knit
together
to
form
a
curriculum
that
as
well
as
meeting
the
National
Curriculum
requirements,
is
tailored
to
the
meet
the
needs
of
our
children.
Cross
curricular
learning
‘makes
sense’
to
children;
it
enables
them
to
make
valuable
links
and
connections
between
their
learning
rather
than
learning
in
‘isolation.’

 
 
 Examples
of
sculpture
ready
for
animation
–
 produced
 by
 children
 for
 our
 ‘Wallace
 and
 Gromit’
 learning
 theme.
 This
 work
 led
 to
 scripts
 for
 animation,
 writing
 stories
 in
 the
 style
of
‘Wallace
and
Gromit’
then
complete
 animation
sequences.


  23. 23. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
 23
 
 
 
Prospectus
2012‐13

 
The
Wider
Curriculum

School
Library

Our
school
library
is
open
three
evenings
a
week
(times
and
dates
are
publicised
in
our
newsletter
and
subject
to
change).

All
pupils
can
become
members
of
our
library
and
families
with
pre‐school
age
children
can
join
our
library
and
borrow
any
resources.
We
have
a
library
loyalty
card
‐
regular
visitors
can
get
their
passport
stamped
and
the
cash
the
passport
in
for
prizes
and
free
gifts.
Sex
Education

The
governing
body
of
Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
Primary
School
agreed
on
14th
May
2003
that
the
school
should
continue
to
provide
sex
education
for
its
pupils.
A
policy
for
Sex
Education
was
drawn
up
following
consultation
with
parents,
staff
and
governors.

Throughout
 the
 school
 children
 will
 learn
 about
 relationships,
 families
 and
 basic
 health
awareness,
but
in
the
later
stages
of
Key
Stage
Two
it
becomes
very
important
for
children
to
learn
some
of
the
more
formal
aspects
of
Sexual
Health
Education.


In
Year
6
children
take
part
in
a
major
programme
of
Sexual
Health
Education.
Parents
will
be
notified
before
this
programme
begins.


Details
of
the
programme
can
be
found
in
the
approved
School
Sex
Education
Policy.
Prior
to
the
implementation
of
the
sessions
parents
have
the
opportunity
to
view
plans
for
the
programme.


Parents
have
the
right
to
withdraw
their
children
from
all
or
part
of
the
sex
education
programme,
but
not
from
the
National
Curriculum
elements
of
study.

Religious
Education

We
are
a
Church
of
England
School
and
proud
of
our
status.
RE
is
not
within
the
National
Curriculum,
but
is
a
compulsory
subject.
We
follow
the
Essex
agreed
‘RE
Matters
for
Every
Child’
RE
Syllabus
–
this
is
broadly
Christian
in
content,
but
does
visit
aspects
of
other
major
world
religions.
This
document
is
available
on
our
website.



  24. 24. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
 24
 
 
 
Prospectus
2012‐13

 
Early
learning
=
lifelong
learning

The
Foundation
Stage
is
the
first
stage
of
the
National
Curriculum
focusing
on
the
distinct
needs
 of
 children
 aged
 3
 to
 the
 end
 of
 the
 reception
 year
 in
 primary
 school.
 The
Foundation
Stage
is
delivered
in
a
range
of
settings.
At
Holy
Trinity
Primary
School
we
take
children
at
the
final
year
of
the
Foundation
Stage.


Foundation
Stage
learning
has
six
learning
areas.
These
are:
 • personal,
social,
emotional
development;
 • communication,
language
and
literacy;
 • mathematical
development;
 • knowledge
and
understanding
of
the
world;
 • physical
development;
and
 • creative
development.

Each
 learning
 area
 has
 early
 learning
 goals.
 The
 goals
 set
 out
 the
 skills,
 understanding,
knowledge
and
attitudes
that,
it
is
hoped,
children
will
reach
or
exceed
by
the
end
of
the
Foundation
 Stage.
 Children
 will
 be
 at
 different
 stages
 of
 progress
 towards
 these
 goals
depending
on
their
age
and
stage
of
development.
All
children
are
individuals
and
not
all
will
fit
into
this
typical
pattern
of
progress.
Our
teachers
understand
this
and
take
this
into
account
when
planning
activities
and
experiences.

Learning
Through
Play

This
 period
 of
 life
 and
 learning
 is
 really
 important
 both
 in
 its
 own
 right
 but
 also
 in
preparing
children
for
later
learning.
From
the
age
of
three
to
five,
children
grow,
develop
and
learn
rapidly.

Most
children
go
through
the
same
stages
but
each
child
is
different.
They
choose
their
friends
and
develop
their
own
preferred
ways
of
learning.
Children
aged
three,
four
and
five
are
constantly
encountering
new
experiences
which
they
try
to
understand.
As
they
do
so
they
explore
the
world
around
them,
ask
questions,
extend
their
skills,
develop
their
confidence
and
build
on
what
they
already
know.
Well
 planned
 play
 is
 central
 to
 learning
 in
 the
 Foundation
 Stage,
 making
 learning
 both
challenging
 and
 fun.
 The
 indoor
 and
 outdoor
 classrooms
 are
 organised
 to
 give
 children
plenty
of
space
to
move.
The
role
of
the
adult
is
crucial
in
supporting
childrens
learning
through
planned
play
and
extending
and
developing
childrens
spontaneous
play.


In
 the
 Foundation
 Stage
 children
 practise
 skills,
 build
 up
 ideas
 and
 concepts,
 think
creatively
 and
 imaginatively
 and
 communicate
 with
 others
 as
 they
 investigate
 and
 solve
problems.

  25. 25. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
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Prospectus
2012‐13

 
Making
a
positive
contribution


Holy
Trinity
Primary
School
has
a
special
link
with
the
charity
ChildLine.
We
are
one
of
the
schools
that
work
alongside
ChildLine
on
the
CHIPS
initiative…Childline
in
Partnership
with
Schools.


Our
Year
6
children
apply,
in
writing
to
become
a
Peer
Supporter,
the
applicants
are
then
interviewed
 and
 the
 selected
 pupils
 receive
 two
 days
 of
 training
 from
 ChildLine
 in
 Peer
Support
and
Mentoring.
Miss
Sarah
Presland
and
Mrs
Nikki
Kenny
are
both
qualified
Peer
Mentor
 Trainers
 and
 they
 spend
 time
 supporting
 and
 mentoring
 our
 team
 of
 Peer
Mentors.


The
Peer
Mentors
help
by:
 • Listening
to
other
children
who
come
to
them
with
a
problem;
 • Looking
out
around
the
school
for
anyone
who
looks
lonely
or
worried;
 • Talking
to
children
who
have
fallen
out
with
a
friend
or
group
of
friends.

Play
Leaders

In
2006
Holy
Trinity
first
received
the
Sports
Activemark
Award
from
the
Department
for
Education
and
Skills.
This
award
recognises
excellence
in
School
Sport
and
PE.
Play
Leaders
work
on
the
Playground
at
break
and
lunchtimes.
Their
role
is
to:

 • Organise
and
supervise
games
and
play
equipment
for
pupils;
 • Settle
minor
disputes
on
the
playground
that
arise
from
games;
 • Learn
how
to
referee
and
supervise
different
sports
and
games;
 • Identify
new
games
and
equipment
that
children
would
enjoy.

Like
 the
 Peer
 Mentors
 our
 Play
 Leaders
 go
 through
 a
 tough
 application
 and
 training
process
before
they
are
made
Play
Leaders.

High
Expectations

As
a
school
we
have
very
high
expectations
of
our
Peer
Mentors
and
Play
Leaders
–
this
is
why
the
selection
process
is
very
rigorous.
We
demand
the
highest
standard
of
behaviour
at
all
times
because
every
peer
mentor
and
play
leader
must
be
a
good
role
model
for
the
rest
of
the
school.



Our
Peer
Mentors
and
Play
Leaders
are
highly
skilled
young
people
and
we
hope
that
the
skills
they
have
learned
at
Holy
Trinity
will
serve
them
well
in
the
future
as
good
citizens.

  26. 26. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
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Prospectus
2012‐13

 
Sport
and
Healthy
Lifestyles
Our
provision
for
Sport
at
Holy
Trinity
is
something
we
have
worked
very
hard
to
develop
in
the
last
four
years.
In
2006,
for
the
very
first
time,
Holy
Trinity
was
presented
with
the
Sport
England
Activemark
Award
‐
a
national
award
that
recognises
excellence
in
provision
for
school
sport.


Although
we
focus
on
participation,
we
have
a
number
of
competitive
sports
teams
who
take
 part
 in
 local
 festivals
 and
 tournaments.
 We
 currently
 have
 teams
 in
 the
 following
sports:
Football
 
 
 
 
 Girls
Football
 
 
 Cross
Country
Running
Netball
 
 
 
 
 Cricket
 
 
 
 Rounders
Athletics
 
 
 
 
 Rugby
 
 
 
 Mixed
Football

PE
Clothing
and
Equipment

See
Section
on
‘Things
your
children
will
need
in
School’
Page
9.
After
School
Activities

To
compliment
our
work
in
school,
we
try
to
provide
a
wide
range
of
after
school
activities
or
‘extended
services’
including
the
following
before
and
after
school
activities:
Gymnastics
Club

 
 
 
 Football
 
 
 
 
 ICT
Club
Art
Club
 
 
 
 
 
 Drama
Club
 
 
 
 Football
Club
Library
Club
 
 
 
 
 Nintendo
DS
Club

 
 
 Plus
others…

Our
activities
are
very
popular
and
waiting
lists
can
be
lengthy.
Every
term
we
ask
families
to
re‐apply
for
activities,
these
are
then
allocated
on
a
first
come,
first
served
basis.

Breakfast
Club

Every
Thursday
and
Friday
morning
(8.15
am
‐
8.45
am)
we
hold
our
Breakfast
Club.
There
is
a
small
fee
to
come
to
Breakfast
Club
(25p
per
day)
and
this
includes
entry,
plus
cereal
or
toast
and
a
drink.
Entry
is
free
for
all
families
with
a
free
school
meal
entitlement.




  27. 27. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
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Prospectus
2012‐13

 
A
Healthy
School

Holy
 Trinity
 holds
 Healthy
 School
 Status
 ‐
 our
 school
 has
 been
 judged
 to
 provide
 an
environment
where
children
can
thrive
and
develop
a
healthy
approach
to
life.


Provision
in
school
is
judged
against
a
series
of
core
themes.
The
four
core
themes
are
set
our
below:

 • Personal,
Social,
Health
&
Economic
Education
 • Healthy
Eating
 • Physical
Activity
 • Emotional
Health
and
Well
being

Aspects
of
our
work
that
have
made
a
significant
contribution
to
our
Healthy
School
status
include:

 • Peer
mentoring
and
Play
leaders
 • Outstanding
contribution
to
inclusion
 • School
Shop
 • School
Council
 • Commitment
to
pupil
voice
in
school
 • 2
hours
per
week
of
PE
and
Sport
 • Extensive
after
school
activities
 • Daily
healthy
snacks
 • Counseling
support
 • First
Aid
qualifications
of
teaching
staff
 • Comprehensive
programme
of
Sex
Education

As
 part
 of
 our
 school
 self‐evaluation
 we
 continually
 discuss
 our
 provisions
 for
 health,
safety
and
well
being
with
children.
Provisions
such
as
after
school
clubs,
learning
through
technology,
 class
 newsletters
 and
 ‘curriculum
 weeks’
 are
 the
 result
 of
 extensive
consultation
with
our
children.


  28. 28. Holy
Trinity
Church
of
England
(Voluntary
Controlled)
Primary
School
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Prospectus
2012‐13

 
Appendices

As
 part
 of
 the
 school
 prospectus
 we
 include
 a
 series
 of
 useful
 appendices,
 these
 are
documents
that
will
give
you
even
more
information
about
our
school.
The
current
list
of
Appendices
is:

Latest
OFSTED
Report
Home
School
Agreement
National
Test
Results
(Key
Stage
Two)
School
Term
Dates



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