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Catholic Life and Section 48

"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.”

Trinity is a community of Catholic faith and learning, committed to nurturing educated, informed, fulfilled and socially responsible citizens who will be encouraged to be the best versions of themselves through our programme of Social Teaching. We are a school committed to providing a Catholic education for all regardless of background, vulnerability, need or faith

Section 48

Our most recent Diocesan Inspection took place in February 2022. The Archdiocese of Birmingham graded Trinity as “Good” in all areas whilst judging the leadership and governance of Catholic Life as outstanding.  

The school was inspected on a new framework, more closely aligned with OFSTED in its rigour and judgements. As a result, it is more difficult to attain a Good judgement in this inspection than it has been in our previous inspections. In addition, all aspects of school life are considered including pupils' behaviour and attitudes as well as the pastoral support provided to our young people 

 

The Inspection judgements are as follows; 

 

Overall Effectiveness – Good 

Catholic Life – Good with Outstanding Leadership and Governance 

Religious Education – Good 

Collective Worship – Good 

The inspectors noted that we are “the only school in the area that has an explicit mission to support the most needy and vulnerable”. They found from staff that “pupils show kindness to one another because of the very fact that the school is a community of faith.” Students talked “positively about their experiences, demonstrating their awareness of other's needs”.  

 

Leadership of the school is described across the report as “inspirational, transformational and outstanding.” The school is described as having a sense of calmness and note is taken of the reduced number of behaviour incidents. “Pastoral care is a real strength” and our most recent change in terms of the introduction of a Return to Learn room which promotes inclusion for our most vulnerable pupils is having a “positive impact”. In terms of this staff felt that our Catholic designation was “at the core of the school’s pastoral work” 

 

In terms of our governance their contribution is described as “outstanding” as they support and challenge me and the other Senior leaders on all areas of our work as a Catholic school effectively, enabling progress.