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Trinity Catholic School, Guy's Cliffe Avenue, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 6NB Telephone: (01926) 428416 ©Trinity Catholic School 2013

AEQUALIS PER DEI IMAGINEM or Equal by means of God’s image. This fits Trinity's history perfectly as it reflects on the aspirations towards equality that  the schools first Principal Peter Hastings had when he insisted on staff and students referring to each other by first names. It also is a reminder that our equality as people and our duty to support our neighbours derive from the fact that we are all created equal in the image of God.

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Trinity is a vibrant and well-ordered community of faith and learning.


I am honored to be the leader of a creative, vibrant and aspirational school; a model for progressive Catholic education in the 21st century. Trinity is a place of equality, opportunity, inclusion and excellence, where every individual in the school is valued for their unique contribution to school life.


Our motto, 'Equal by means of God's Image' underpins every action at our school.  We strive towards equality and a sense of justice, and have high expectations of our students in this regard.  We are a Pax Christi school, and principles of social justice and non-violence are at the core of our mission.  To reinforce this, all Trinity students are expected to engage in community stewardship and support.


We pride ourselves on the passion with which we celebrate our students' successes, and the dedication we bring to ensuring opportunities for achievement.  We celebrate the fact that classroom learning at Trinity Catholic School complements and contributes to a 'whole' education, and we engage in a variety of types of out of school learning. We believe this is an essential platform of a quality education.


We are very proud of our academic results, and of the destinations our students aim for and achieve.  This year, former Trinity pupils will be studying at Oxbridge and Russell Group universities, and we can count influential artists, sportspeople, actors and business people amongst our alumni.  Just as impressively, former Trinity  students are active in the third sector and work as leaders of charities and social enterprises.  We are a varied, talented, caring community.


Walk the corridors of the school and you will find a team of committed faculties dedicated to providing students with the best possible learning experience.  We also have a range of beacon departments with excellent standards of teaching and learning. Our common goal is to accomplish what is in the best interest of the students academically and spiritually; to provide guidance to them to make a lasting contribution to the global community.


Every decision that we make is informed by our vision - that in striving for excellence, we support Christ's mission. Central to our actions is awareness that our professionalism, dedication and expertise, offers a transformative opportunity to all of our students. We model for our community a commitment to excellence, aspiration, inclusion and redemption.


As Principal of this tremendous school, I am committed to investing in the potential of all in our school community.


I thank you for your interest in Trinity Catholic School and I look forward to working with you.


Chris Gabbett


PRAYER OF THE DAY


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FOR STUDENTS

3.1 Controlled Assessments

3.2 Coursework Assessments

3.3 On Screen Tests

3.4 Privacy Notice

3.5 Social Media

3.6 Written Examinations

SECTION 48 INSPECTION REPORT

Section 48 Inspection Report

Section 48 Inspection Report For Parents

Up Coming Events For January 2015

Monday 5th January - Staff Inset Day

Tuesday 6th January - Students Start Back

Tuesday 13th January - Year 9 Parents / Options Evening 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Friday January 16th St. Maximilian Kolbe House Day Mass

January 19th – 22nd year 11 retreat to ST. Cassian’s, Kintbury

Saturday January 31st Pax Christi and Chaplaincy Team members visiting Leamington town centre to compile a Fairtrade Directory

Up Coming Events For February 2015

Tuesday 3rd February - Year 10 Parents Evening 16:00pm - 18:00pm

Up Coming Dates For Your Diary

Teacher Training Days (No students) - Monday 5 January 2015

Term Starts (for students) - Tuesday 6 January 2015

Half Term Monday 16 February 2015 - Friday 20 February 2015

Term Ends Friday 27 March

Term Starts - Monday 13 April 2015

May Bank Holiday Monday - 4 May 2015

Half Term Monday 25 May 2015-– Friday 29 May 2015

Term Ends - Friday 17 July 2015

    
      Achieved Destination    100%

     Oxbridge                        2.3%

     Other Russell group      36.4%


DESTINATION OF YEAR 13,

2014

OFSTED REPORT

Trinity Catholic School is

a good school

June 2013

READ THIS REPORT

YEAR 10 PARENTS EVENING

Tuesday 3rd February 2015

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Year 10 Parents Letter

Year 10 Parents Appointment Card

PE SKI TRIP MARCH 2015

28th March -  4th April 2015 Ski Trip Presentation

Thanks from Argentina

Trinity Catholic School was fortunate to have Pilar Petrone attend during year ten and eleven.  Pilar has now returned to her native Argentina, and in this letter to the Principal upon her graduation from school she outlines what made Trinity special for her.

Dear Chris,


It's 11.30pm here in Argentina and I just got back from my school's end of year Mass and I can't help but feel a bit nostalgic. After many turns and different schools, it is finally over. In March 2015 I will be starting University to study Public Translation from English.


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Secondly I wanted to congratulate you on the great atmosphere of kindness, respect and learning I have seen you work so hard to create.


Thanks again for everything you’ve done for me!


Lots of love,


Pilar Petrone


Dorothy Day Mass : Principal’s Message

Within this theme of service and duty, we celebrated today in school a Mass in honour of one of our Patron Saints, Dorothy Day.  That is a bit of a misnomer, as a she is quite famously not a saint.  It is difficult though to find a greater example in the twentieth century of someone who lived a more focussed life of service to community, stewardship of the earth and a visceral thirst for justice informed by a robust Catholic faith.  Fr Stefan, Trudie,Teresa and Jo (ably assisted by our ever improving and fantastic choir) delivered a beautiful Mass - a really fitting tribute.  


DILEK READING THE BIDDING PRAYERS AT THE DOROTHY DAY HOUSE MASS

Information On School Closure Due To Bad Weather Conditions

Sometimes the school has to take a decision to close because of bad weather conditions. A large number of students arrive by school bus or coach. On extreme weather mornings we contact the bus operators and may be told that they will not be running a service because of safety concerns. Their decision is usually indicative of the state of the roads which will affect students and staff travelling by car, particularly those from a distance. We also try to act in line with other local secondary schools, but our students are from a wider catchment area and so are more dependent on the bus services.


When a decision to close is made, we immediately inform Warwickshire County Council School Closures service. The information usually appears on their website within 20 minutes. We update our school website and send out email alerts.


Where to get information:


A) You may register with the WCC for a free text alert service at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/schoolclosures  You can use this to get alerts for up to 3 different schools about closures.  Setting up the account needs to be in advance of closure days and if you set this up last year, you will need to do it again this academic year.


B) You can follow tweets from @wccschoolclosed (become a follower online at twitter.com/wccschoolclosed ).


C) You may access the LA website www.warwickshire.gov.uk/schoolclosures that will list all schools that are closed. Click on the link to Schools & Learning pages, then the link School Closures SMS Alerts – sign up.  This page has a link to all schools that are currently closed.


D) You may access the school website www.trinity-school.org.uk an alert message will appear on the home page. We would expect this to be possible by around 7am.


E) We will attempt to send out an e-mail but this will depend on software working away from school.


F) Local Radio stations have access to the school closures site but cannot be relied upon to mention all schools.


The stations to listen to are:

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire  94.8FM, 103.7 FM, 104 FM

Free Radio    97 & 102.9 FM

Free Radio Birmingham  96.4FM & Capital Gold 1152 AM

Heart FM    100.7 FM

Touch FM    102.0 FM

Rugby FM    107.1 FM

Touch Radio FM  107.3 FM


G) If you do not have internet access, contact a reliable friend who can look up information for you.


Stakeholder Survey - January 2015

Members of the Trinity community are invited to take our stakeholder survey.


Website address for Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BL6VKXQ


      Letter to Trinity Community

E-Safety  

Dear Parents/Carers


Safety information for parents/carers

E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Trinity Catholic School. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our e-Safety Policy. E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with you to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. Your help is needed to talk to your children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online. There have been a number of incidents in Central Warwickshire schools relating to e-safety recently. As a result, it is important that both school and parents engage in meaningful dialogue with students on the appropriate use of their computer devices.

Internet Safety day will take place on Tuesday 10th February and Trinity Catholic School will be delivering key messages and guidelines to students throughout the day. In addition, an Internet Safety event for parents will be held at North Leamington School at 7pm-8pm on this day. The event will comprise a variety of external speakers and workshops to assist all parents with this issue. Please contact Trinity reception if you wish to reserve a place at this event.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns regarding the use of social media by pupils at Trinity Catholic School.


Kind regards


Matt Alton

Assistant Principal (Inclusion and Progress)


Jaguar & Land Rover (JLR) Apprentice Recruitment Team

Jaguar Land Rover in conjunction with some of our leading engineering and manufacturing partners, are setting up a number of events throughout the West Midlands as part of a careers road show.  At these events our partners and Jaguar Land Rover will be talking to students, parents and teachers about the career opportunities available for ambitious school and college leavers.

The next event will be held at:


Solihull College, Blossomfield Campus, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1SB


Thursday 22nd January 2015 - 6:00-8:00pm


If you would like to attend the event, please pre-register using the link below:


http://tinyurl.com/JLRsolihullapprentice


Jaguar Land Rover and our partners offer a wide range of opportunities and apprenticeships that enable young talent to build experience, gain qualifications and earn a competitive salary while making a real contribution to the success of the organisation and the engineering sector.


Our partners help support Jaguar Land Rover’s operations by supplying components or services for our vehicles from the rugged and iconic Land Rover Defender to the exciting new Jaguar XE.  These levels of support demand ambitious and talented people to help build our future.


At JLR we offer an Advanced Apprenticeship scheme for those with/studying GCSEs and a Higher Apprenticeship scheme for those with/studying A-levels. Many of our partners offer similar schemes.


Jaguar Land Rover Apprentice Recruitment Team


A new world is being opened for you" is the phrase everyone has kept repeating for the past couple of months. Faced with so many decisions to make and changes to encounter it is inevitable to look back on the past years, and when doing so I used o see a confusing mixture of happy moments (although there have been a lot of ups and downs). Now that it has come to an end I can see things with a bit more perspective and from the homogeneous mass of memories some particular ones start to pop up. have received many blessings but I consider one of the greatest has been my time at Trinity. While I was there, everyone always made me feel welcomed and valued; even though it is the  argest school I have ever been to it was visible how important every single pupil is to teachers as well as to you and to the rest of the staff. I also had some very good teachers who helped me widen my knowledge and Whom I knew I could trust if I had any troubles. I wanted first of all to thank you for all I have received and learnt at Trinity which has helped me greatly and I’m sure will continue to be useful and also for all the time and dedication devoted to making sure I (and all students) were well cared for and had the means to develop their abilities as far as they could, respecting their personalities.



YEAR 9 OPTIONS BOOKLET  

Year 9 Options Booklet 2015