Catholic education is inspired by a vision of life seen whole. Catholic faith tutors us in reaching out to the fullness of human experience and to its expression in a community of life in society.
“Catholic education is inspired by a vision of life seen whole.
Catholic faith tutors us in reaching out to the fullness of human experience and to its expression in a community of life in society.”
(Cardinal Vincent Nichols Archbishop of Westminster.)–>
Trinity is a community of Catholic faith and learning, committed to nurturing educated, informed, fulfilled and socially responsible citizens who can play a positive role in the modern democratic world. It is a school for all types of students, from all different faiths – or no faith at all. We are a school committed to educating the children of Catholics; but also all children in the Catholic way.
We are all created in the image of God and are of unique value. We affirm the importance of each student with due regard to their social, ethnic and linguistic background, gender, various gifts, needs and abilities and will actively combat discrimination. We nurture a sense of purpose, confidence, self-understanding and concern for others. Students are enabled to explore issues freely and frankly in the pursuit of truth and justice.
This mission is reflected in the school’s desire to be a visible beacon of Catholic education by promoting a journey of faith within the school and the support of the vulnerable in the community. This is an inclusive journey: students do not need to be Catholic, or even of a faith, to embark upon it.
- We aim to demonstrate the message God loves us and insists that we love others.
- We aim to provide an outstanding education, through the provision of a broad and balanced, challenging and exciting curriculum for all students, including the gifted and talented and those with special educational needs.
- We aim to help students to enjoy learning, to value it as a life-long experience and to understand the world of work and wider society.
- We aim to nurture an interest in all subjects and improve the quality of teaching and learning within the school as a whole.
- We aim to develop effective partnerships with the students, staff, parents, governors, parishes and all those concerned with the welfare of our school.
How we express and support our Catholic faith
Here are just some examples:
- All students are encouraged to engage with charity, stewardship and service at Trinity Catholic School. We model explicitly principles of social justice, equality and respect for all.
- Our rewards system is aligned to the gifts of the Holy Spirit – and we reward students for exhibiting wisdom, understanding, courage, right judgement, worship and knowledge.
- We have a Liturgy steering group which meets termly and is composed of staff representatives.
- There is a tradition of Year 7 days of recollection held in the autumn term annually: students have a different timetable other than the normal planned day, to reflect, meditate and pray about their new life at secondary school.
- We have an Annual Year 9 Vocations Day where students explore a range of vocations within the Catholic and wider Christian communities.
- A weekly voluntary prayer and bible discussion group is run by the Youth Pastors of St Mark’s (C of E) Church.
- We provide a support group for students who are experiencing or have experienced loss or bereavement.
- We provide weekly Thursday reflections and prayer during morning registration, which is led by four of our local priests.
- There are annual liturgies to celebrate the key Christian feasts of Christmas, Lent and Easter.
- There is a whole school Mass and feast to celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity.
- We hold a Year 8 Retreat Day, which includes a visit to different places of worship in Leamington.
- We provide annual residential retreats for Years 10 and 11, and the Sixth Form.
- We arrange for Year 10 to participate in a Lourdes Pilgrimage.
- We plan a retreat day at Princethorpe House for our bereavement support group, altar servers and confirmandi.
- We hold a monthly whole school community voluntary Mass and make arrangements for individual form Masses throughout the year.
The chaplaincy supports and promotes the Catholic ethos of our school community of faith and learning via promoting the teaching of Christ through witness, prayer, worship and action.
We strive to build a loving, caring community based on Gospel values and emphasizing the Christian dimension in all that we do.
We have a school Chaplain, Fr Patrick Mileham, who is supported by a Director of Catholic Life as well as the other priests in our deanery. We also have a liturgical steering group made up of senior members of staff.