Teaching & Learning
Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School is an inclusive school with a strong drive for aspirational goals. We believe that all children have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them, and to be fully included in all aspects of school life. We strive to maintain a Christian ethos through a respectful and caring school community where everyone feels welcome, secure and valued.
The curriculum at Holy Trinity C.E Primary School consists of many planned experiences in school and out: lessons, assemblies, clubs, sports, trips and in school visitors, school council residential camps, fundraising, themed days and community projects. Learning outcomes are designed to not only meet the requirements of the National Curriculum, but also to develop the skills needed for learning and for life, focusing on the whole child and recognising the importance of all aspects of a child’s life. The school has linked its curriculum to broader curriculum concepts such as justice, care, fairness and identity. The school has just embarked on the Rights Respecting Schools programme (September 2022).
Our rich curriculum is designed so that the foundation subject skills and knowledge are scaffolded within a blocked unit of work each term as Explore, Create and Discover. In order to ensure that progression and balance is maintained, the programmes of study are then developed into medium term plans which clearly highlight the learning objectives, assessment opportunities, methods of retrieval and key vocabulary as well as links to other subjects. Teachers then translate these plans into smaller units – weekly, daily plans where the specific needs of the learners are addressed.
Through carefully chosen KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators)/skills, we carefully assess children’s needs and measure the impact on progress and attainment and, as such, teaching is carefully tailored to meet the needs of all the children.