The Trinity is a Church of England Primary Academy which has close links to St James' Church and a deep history with St Peter's Church. Recognizing its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles and practice of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church in the parish and diocese.
The Trinity's aim is to provide each child with the opportunity to achieve his or her potential regardless of economic and social background. We endeavour to do this by promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of children. Working alongside parents and the community, we aim to prepare children for a happy and successful future, creating lifelong learners. We want every child to leave The Trinity knowing they are amazing, loved, valued, wonderful and unique, because God made them that way.
We also teach children the personal qualities and characteristics that Jesus developed during his teaching. We encourage our children to be motivated, persistent, confident, resourceful, communicative and organized.
‘Anything is possible if a person believes’ Mark 9:23
Recognising its historic foundation, The Trinity Primary Academy will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the church at parish and diocesan level. The school aims to serve the community by providing education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers all pupils.
As a Church of England Primary School we promote a Christian ethos and an understanding of the beliefs and traditions of the Christian faith as interpreted by the Church of England. Christian based collective worship is held every day and children are encouraged to develop a reflective spirituality. Prayers are said at appropriate times every day.
Our Foundation Governors meet with children, school leaders, staff and parents several times a year to discuss the schools Christian values and character. We are also developing a pupil Ethos group called ‘Inspire’. This group will meet twice a term to discuss the impact of our Christian Values.
'For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity.
But of power, love and self-discipline' 2 Timothy 1:7
We consider it important that children are given strong moral and spiritual guidance as part of their education, so they are able to judge right from wrong and develop their own spirituality.
At The Trinity we believe that spiritual development is not necessarily religious but is a ‘concern to foster the growth of the human spirit’. We consider that spiritual development is about helping children to develop academically but more importantly personally so that they become well rounded and ready to take their place in society fulfilled, happy, spiritually aware and socially and emotionally engaged. We believe that spirituality is essential for personal happiness. No child is complete without spiritual engagement, be it through art, music, literature, nature etc.
'Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow
to be angry' James 1:19
Our Christian values are based on how God created each one of us to follow in his footsteps. The children’s faith is based on a belief that ‘you are amazing, loved, valued, wonderful and unique, because God made you that way’. In this simple format we can relate all Christian Values back to individuals based on the way God teaches Christian Character.
In our discussions, worship and celebrations we focus on the values of: love, trust, respect, honesty, self-discipline, forgiveness and friendship.
We teach these values explicitly through our daily collective worship, using the publication ‘Roots and Fruits’ as a starting point. This is then extended into the classroom and into daily life in and outside school. Parents receive a newsletter each term giving further details of the focus value for that term and certificates are given out in our Family Worship every Friday morning to celebrate achievements linked to each value. In addition to ‘Roots and Shoots’ we hold weekly open the book assemblies and visit the Church for significant events.
‘Every weakness you have is an opportunity for God to show his strength
in your life’ 2 Corinthians 12:9