Holy Trinity CE School
Tel: 01992 622180
Head Teacher – Miss Sarah Chaloner
Deputy Head – Miss Sheron Phillips
Office Manager – Mrs Nicola Turner
Chair of Governors: Rev’d Teresa Wynne
Contactable via the school office and address.
All of the information on the school website is available to parents/carers free of charge. Please speak to the school office.
Latest OFSTED Report June 15th/16th 2021
To find our previous OFSTED Reports, follow the link:
To see our current data information see the following link:
Data Dashboard – this is data from previous years available via this link:
Please see our Christian Values pages. Click here
The Governors and Staff of Holy Trinity CE School have made safeguarding an essential priority and are committed to make sure that the safeguarding of their children remains central to their work. For this reason, the principles of excellent safeguarding practice are interwoven within the Christian culture of Holy Trinity and every aspect of the school’s work. This policy supports this commitment to safeguarding and should be read in conjunction with all school policies as appropriate.
DFE Guidance that is followed by all staff:
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Admissions Policy – Admissions-Policy
Due to Covid-19 there are no formal results for 2020 or 2021.
To view the 2018 Teacher Assessment (TA) and SATs Results summary see below:
For information on the school’s performance and financial position, please follow the link below:
This will take you to the DFE website www.education.gov.uk which has information about the school from the previous year (2014).
The curriculum is currently under review, and changes are being made following this.
Our core subject of English is taught using the Jane Considine ‘The Write Stuff’ and we also use ‘Book Talk’. In addition we use the Herts for Learning planning to provide a wide range of texts and learning opportunities. Mathematics is taught according to the Herts for Learning planning. In both subjects planning guarantees full coverage of the National Curriculum. Computing and Science also follow the county-wide planning.
As a Church school, we follow a very prescriptive programme of study ensuring that our children understand and appreciate other faiths as well as Christianity. We call this area Religion and World Views. We use the Bedfordshire scheme of work and Understanding Christianity to provide a broad and range of faiths, based around our diverse community. Our emphasis on the well-being of our pupils cannot be understated and, as a result, PSHE is taught as a discrete subject through the Jigsaw scheme of work and all our children enjoy at least two hours of teacher taught sport and PE each week.
Foundation and Arts subjects are taught through discrete subjects making corss-curricular links where appropriate. Curriculum maps are established across the school to ensure complete coverage in line with the National Curriculum. All curriculum maps are developed to meet the end of phase requirement as dictated by the Department for Education.
We try to provide our pupils with a wide range of opportunities throughout the time they are at our school. We review our curriculum annually, looking at the needs of our pupils and the community. We review the different opportunities for learning across the school, and ensure we include activities which enhance the learning and development of pupils holistically. Examples of this include our opera project for children in Year 5, camping on the school field, the development of Forest Schools and providing swimming for Year 3 pupils onwards.
EYFS – Early Years Curriculum at Holy Trinity
The school follows the statutory guidance for the EYFS curriculum: https://bit.ly/3mKgTAw
Four guiding principles shape practice in our Reception class.
- every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured
- children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships
- children learn and develop well in enabling environments with teaching and support from adults, who respond to their individual interests and needs and help them to build their learning over time. Children benefit from a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers.
- importance of learning and development. Children develop and learn at different rates. (See “the characteristics of effective teaching and learning” at paragraph 1.15). The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years’ provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
Overall there are 7 areas of learning that form the curriculum.
There are 3 prime areas which are particularly fundamental as a foundation to pupils’ learning in the EYFS. These are:
- Communication and Language
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical development
The remaining 4 areas are:
- Literacy (reading and writing)
- Understanding of the world
- Expressive Arts and design
- Religion and world views
The three characteristics of effective teaching and learning identified in the EYFS are:
- Playing and exploring – children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’.
- Active learning – children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements.
- Creating and thinking critically – children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things.
- During the first six weeks in Reception children are assessed against the Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA) information.
- At the end of Reception the EYFS Profile is completed for each child. This is where children are assessed against the early learning goals, and takes into account the reflects the professional judgements of teachers, and practitioners, but also includes input from parents and carers.
The direct and systematic teaching of phonics is a key part in children’s ability to become confident readers. At Holy Trinity we currently use the Letters and Sounds programme moving to Little Wandle Letters and Sounds in the Spring Term. We adapt the teaching to ensure the changes in the national curriculum requirements are met.
You can find out kore about Little Wandle here: https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk
Link to our pages: https://bit.ly/38ITPvd
Have a look at our designated page for further information about the Sports Premium.
The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 require all schools to publish an SEN Information Report.
We are grateful to the parents/carers who supported and contributed to the consultation process.
Hertfordshire SEN information:
Please note: If parents and carers request paper copies of the information on our school’s website, we will provide this free of charge. Copies of all policies and information are available from the school office.