Statutory Information

Statutory Information

Holy Trinity CE School

Longlands Close
Crossbrook Street
Waltham Cross
Hertfordshire
EN8 8LU

Tel: 01992 622180

Email: admin@holytrinity.herts.sch.uk

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.

OFSTED

Latest OFSTED Report June 15th/16th 2021

OFSTED REPORT June 2021

To find our previous OFSTED Reports, follow the link:

http://ow.ly/RRaNt

To see our current data information see the following link:

http://ow.ly/RRbhg

Data Dashboard – this is data from previous years available via this link:

http://ow.ly/RRb4D

Ethos and Values

Please see our Christian Values pages.  Click here

Child Protection and Safeguarding

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.

HT CP Policy 2021 22 (Sept 21)

HT Safeguarding policy July 2019

DFE Guidance that is followed by all staff:

KCSIE – September 2021 

Governors

Please see our governor pages click here.

Admissions Arrangements

Please see our pages for Admissions, click here

Admissions Policy – Admissions-Policy

Catch-up Premium

HT Catch Up Strategy Plan 2020/2021

Results Information

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:

HT 3 Year Overview of Data

HT Results 2019

School Performance Tables

For information on the school’s performance and financial position, please follow the link below:

http://ow.ly/RScAv   www.education.gov.uk

This will take you to the DFE website www.education.gov.uk which has information about the school from the previous year (2014).

Childcare Provision at Holy Trinity

Please see the Enrichment pages for Breakfast Club http://ow.ly/RSd3Y and After School Club http://ow.ly/RSddg

The Curriculum

The curriculum is currently under review, and changes are being made following this.

Holy Trinity Curriculum Overview 2020 2021.docx

HT Curriculum Map 2021/22

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.
These are:

  • 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:

  • Maths
  • Literacy (reading and writing)
  • Understanding of the world
  • Expressive Arts and design

Also including:

  • 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.

Assessment

  • 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.

Phonics
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

Curriculum Overviews

Pupil Premium

Link to our pages: https://bit.ly/38ITPvd

Sports Premium

Have a look at our designated page for further information about the Sports Premium.

http://ow.ly/SsLhQ

SEN Information

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.

SEND information report 2021-2022

SEN Q&A Book

SEND policy 2021-2022

Hertfordshire SEN information:

Hertfordshire local offer

SEN support in Education

Equality Policy

HT 2019-2022 Equality Scheme

Accessibility Plan

2019 HT School Accessibility plan

Charging and Remissions Policy

2019 HT Charging and Remissions Policy

Complaints Policy and Procedure

HT Complaints Policy and Procedure 2020 23

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.