Every child matters to us…
Our school’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.
“The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. They take pride in their work and are very proud of their achievements. They are polite and courteous and show each other care and respect. The behaviour is exemplary and reflects the school’s positive ethos.”
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 are extremely polite and respectful, holding doors open for people and saying ‘You’re welcome’ in response to thanks.”
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.
Good behaviour, effective learning
In September 2022, Holy Trinity C of E (VC) Primary School introduced new Learning Powers. The rationale being to maintain an environment that is conducive to a high-quality learning experience. The focus areas below fit in well with the school’s values and church ethos. We constantly encourage pupils to aim to be the best version of themselves.
All of the certificates awarded during the celebration (WOW) worship on Fridays are based on instances where the children have demonstrated the learning qualities attributed with the Learning Powers
Originality and Creativity
Respect and Cooperation
Focus and Hard Work
Perseverance and Resilience
The School Council have significantly contributed to the introduction of these new learning behaviours. You can see these learning behaviours displayed in every classroom around the school as they are very much part of everyday language about learning. When children are seen demonstrating these learning qualities, the teachers and teaching assistants instantly praise the children for demonstrating these qualities. Notes are added to the classroom displays or award stickers are given.
We reward good behaviour & positive learning attitudes at Holy Trinity in the following ways:
Smile Letters – These are posted to pupils on an occasional basis by Mrs Rowe to say well done for attainment or progress in any area of school life be it academic, social or sporting.
Class Treats – Each class works towards earning 50 points, and on meeting it receive a treat of their choice such as a party, DVD afternoon, PE afternoon or visit to the local park.
WOW, POW & COW – On a Friday morning each class teacher chooses a recipient for Work of the Week (WOW), Pupil of the Week (POW) or Class of the Week (COW). These awards are presented in WOW Assembly where parents & carers are invited along to join in the celebration of positive contributions to school life.
Head Teacher’s Award – From time to time community minded acts earn a Head Teacher’s Award which can take a variety of forms depending on the reason for the award being presented.
We have brilliant children at Holy Trinity and we enjoy spending a lot of time rewarding them!
All behaviour has a consequence
Alongside the Learning Powers 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…
Stage 1: Lose your fun time
Stage 2: Class Exclusion
Stage 3: Key Stage Manager
Stage 4: Headteacher
Which can involve…
Parents > Reports > Exclusion
Within 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
STAGE 4 – HEADTEACHER