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New Year 7 Pupil Welcome event


We are running a virtual remote welcome event for our new Year 7 parents on Thursday 11th of March at 6 pm. Please register to attend here.

MyChildAtSchool


As an academy we know how important the communication between school and home is. We would like to thank you for your support in terms of encouraging your children with their academic success and we’d like to make this even easier for you.
We are pleased to inform you that our new parent portal, MCAS (My Child At School), is now live. It will become a key means of communicating with you so we expect all parents to set up an MCAS account as soon as possible.
My Child At School is a secure online portal for parents/carers that enables you to view your child’s performance at school in real-time via the web or using the mobile app. Currently, the facility allows instant access to: Lesson Timetables; Attendance; Academic Calendar.
For more information, please click here

Trinity Academy Remote Learning: Term 3 (January to February 2021)


Our Remote Learning mirrors the normal daily timetable in school with registration and 6 live online lessons per day, for every child in every year group. So, if a child normally has Maths during Period 2 on Tuesday, that child will still have Maths during Period 2 on Tuesday, only now it is delivered remotely. By following the timetable, your child has only to enter the correct class at the correct time on Google Classroom and they will be provided with a link to the live online session.

The timings of the lessons remain the same; however, the structure and length of lessons have been altered slightly. Lessons will begin with a Do Now Activity, familiar to pupils as part of their routine before lockdown. The Do Now Activity will link their learning to prior knowledge and recap useful information for the lesson. This is then followed by a minimum of 15 minutes of teaching and an independent task for pupils to complete. During the independent task, teachers remain available to pupils to answer questions via the Chat Function. For a double lesson, these times are either doubled or delivered as two single-lessons. Each lesson will end with a five-question exit card to assess the learning of the lesson. The reason lessons are slightly shorter than they would be in school is to give pupils frequent breaks from their screens and devices; however, the amount of work pupils are expected to complete remains the same.

Our teachers have been working hard adapting their lessons and how they deliver knowledge. To help support engagement within lessons, teachers will pause often and ask pupils to contribute by using the chat function. We are continuing to explore emerging functions within Google Classroom to further support independent work. By using individualised Google Docs teachers can live mark key pieces of work following the Academy’s usual marking policy guidelines.

Finally, there may be occasions during this period of school closure when teachers become ill and are unable to teach their lessons. When this happens we will do our best to merge these lessons with another subject-specialist teacher, or if that is not possible, sufficient work will be placed on Google Classroom by either the teacher or their Head of Department.

100% attendance is the expectation for every pupil so that great teaching and learning happens every day under the present circumstances.


Trinity Academy joins Future Academies


We are pleased to inform you that, as of 01st December 2020, Trinity Academy joined Future Academies. As you will be aware, we are deeply committed to providing the best possible education for our students: it is our belief that all young people can achieve when given the appropriate guidance and support. Our priority as a school, therefore, is to raise our students’ aspirations, setting them up for success in later life. This passion and ethos is one that we share closely with Future Academies. Therefore, with their expertise, we believe that we will journey together towards achieving outstanding outcomes for all.

Future Academies is an established and thriving multi-academy educational trust (MAT) based in London and Hertfordshire. It is characterised by having a focus on the life-changing power of a knowledge-rich education, combined with the provision of an outstanding Education Enrichment programme. Future Academies currently sponsors nine academies across London and Hertfordshire, educating roughly 4,000 students. The team therefore has great experience in working alongside schools to help them attain the highest possible results for their students. All schools which have been inspected as part of Future Academies have been judged either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

We look forward to updating you on our partnership with the Trust, as we enter into this new and exciting phase of our development. If you have any questions, do feel free to contact us at: info@futureacademies.org


Responding to Lockdown an Online Art Exhibition



Trinity Academy pupils utilised whatever materials and media they had available to document a personal response to these unprecedented times. Cold coffee and tea were used as a paint substitute; in one instance, a ready-made image of a flower was produced by gluing coffee and pine nuts to paper. Some pupils took their inspiration from artists they were familiar with from previous Art lessons, with Matisse and Munch being particularly popular. Other pupils drew the view from their window, a familiar object, or even something as mundane as a cup of tea that assumed more importance. For many pupils, the online lessons were essential for them to feel a degree of security and routine while being in a new learning environment. Many felt a renewed appreciation for their school life and their teachers, echoing the refrain: "You don't know what you've got 'til it’s gone." - Joni Mitchell. Please see the gallery here.




Trinity Academy judged Good across all areas - see our Ofsted report here

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We’re proud to be a Word Gap Partner School in association with Oxford University Press. We’re committed to closing the word gap and improving children’s vocabulary and wider life chances. To find out more about the word gap, visit oxford.ly/wordgap