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Our Vision and Values


Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.

The school ensures children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, to discover positive and healthy relationships and  how to avoid situations where they might be at risk including by being exploited.


The school also has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children's services. Schools are not able to investigate concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances the school will be able to inform the parents/carers of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the school is advised by children's services or police that the parents/carers cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset. The school follows legislation that aims to act in the interests of the child.


The school will always seek to work in partnership with parents/carers and other agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for the child and family.

Mission Statement


At The Trinity Catholic Primary School, through the love of the Father and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we follow Jesus by showing love, respect  and forgiveness to everyone and everything, in all that we say and do.


To achieve this aim the school will:

  • Value all children as unique
  • Ensure that the school provides a safe and secure  environment for all
  • Celebrate an act of collective worship each day
  • Follow the "Come and See" syllabus and give 10% of curriculum time to Religious Education
  • Celebrate school assemblies
  • Follow the behaviour code of conduct
  • Offer equal opportunities to all and promote racial tolerance
  • Provide opportunities for all children to experience, with awe and wonder, the mystery of The Trinity
  • Through our own example, enhance pupils self-esteem, self-respect and respect for others.


We develop in all children a love of lifelong learning, empowering them to take on the challenges and opportunities of life.


To achieve this aim the school will:

  • Deliver the National Curriculum and develop a whole staff approach to the teaching of all subjects
  • Ensure a whole staff approach to achieving the aims of our school improvement plan
  • Raise standards by implementing our monitoring, evaluation and assessment policies
  • Give high priority to English and Maths
  • Cater for children of all abilities and backgrounds
  • Support children with special needs by means of differentiated work, IPMs and intervention strategies
  • Challenge and support our more able children 
  • Promote the skills listed in the National Curriculum
  • Provide relevant homework
  • Provide individual targets for our children and share  and review these with them
  • Offer a range of extra-curricular activities
  • Work with our Children's Centre
  • Provide a wide range of experiences in school, and organise school visits, to encourage learning and cultural, environmental and social awareness in our children
  • Seek the views of our children through discussion, evaluation and through the school council.


We work in partnership with our school family and the wider community to create a better future for all.


To achieve this aim the school will:

  • Ensure that all parents/carers and visitors are made welcome
  • Keep parents/carers informed about their child's progress through open nights, meetings and target sharing on an annual written report
  • Provide parents/carers with regular newsletters and seek their views
  • Invite parents into school to share in celebrations, assemblies and social events
  • Foster good links with Notre Dame and our network
  • Co-operate fully with parishes of St Anthony's and Our Lady Of Reconciliation
  • Support our parishes in sacramental preparation
  • Be involved in the initiatives and developments of the local community
  • Work with all outside agencies to promote the health, environmental and social needs of our community
  • Promote understanding of citizenship and equality
  • Promote an understanding of global issues, especially third world poverty
  • Promote British Values through our curriculum.




Our Values


The Trinity Catholic Primary School believes that all human beings are uniquely created by God. All pupils and adults are respected and accepted for who they are. We create an atmosphere permeated by the gospel values of love, peace, justice, tolerance and forgiveness. Our faith perspective is embedded in every aspect of school life. We believe that the Christian vision of life can enable human beings to be more fully human. "I came so that you may have life, and have it to the full.”

Our vision for The Trinity is that it is a place where children are at the centre: a school that provides a safe and secure environment for all, and where all are valued for their uniqueness. A community where all are treated equally, accepted for who they are, and where respect is evident. It is  a place of welcome and love; where everyones’ potential can be realised. We set high expectations for academic, social, spiritual, moral and physical development. The children and staff are confident and willing to take risks. The school recognises that learning is a continuous journey and that we learn together in a vibrant and exciting environment. We promote excellence and creativity by providing enriching experiences. The school delivers all statutory requirements and promotes links with the community and the wider world. Learning and teaching is at the heart of our school, which is inclusive and empowering. We nurture trust and collaboration.

A Statement of Values

( Adapted from work done by the National Forum for Values in Education and the Community)

The staff

We value ourselves and one another as unique human beings capable of spiritual, moral, intellectual and physical growth and development.

On the basis of these values, we shall aspire to:

  • Develop an understanding of our own characters, strengths and weaknesses
  • Develop self-respect and self-discipline
  • Clarify the meaning and purpose in our lives and decide, on the basis of this, how we believe that our lives should be lived
  • Make responsible use of the talents, rights and opportunities
  • Strive, throughout our lives, to grow in knowledge, wisdom and understanding
  • Take responsibility, within our capabilities, for own lives.



We value others for themselves, not only for what they have or what they can do for us. We value relationships as fundamental to the development and fulfilment of ourselves and others, and to the good of the community.

On the basis of these values, we shall endeavour to:

  • Respect others, most particularly the children
  • Care for others and exercise goodwill in our dealing with them
  • Show others they are valued
  • Earn loyalty, trust and confidence
  • Work co-operatively with others
  • Respect the privacy and privacy of others
  • Resolve disputes peacefully.



We value truth, freedom, justice, human rights, the rule of law and collective effort for the common good.  In particular, we value families as sources of love and support for all their members, and as the basis of a society in which people care for others.

On the basis of these values, we shall endeavour to:

  • Refuse to support values or actions that may be harmful to individuals or communities
  • Respect the rule of law and encourage others to do so
  • Promote opportunities for all
  • Contribute to, as well as benefit fairly from, economic and cultural resources
  • Support families in raising children and caring for dependants
  • Support the institution of family life
  • Recognise that the love and commitment required for a secure and happy childhood can also be found in families of different kinds
  • Understand and carry out our responsibilities as citizens
  • Help people to know about the law and legal process
  • Respect the rule of law and encourage others to do so
  • Promote participation in the democratic process by all sectors of the community
  • Make truth, integrity, honesty and goodwill priorities in public and private life
  • Respect religious and cultural diversity
  • Promote opportunities for all, and meet the needs of access and rights of disabled and inclusion for all
  • Support those who cannot, by themselves, sustain a dignified life- style.


The Environment

We value the environment, both natural and shaped by humanity, as the basis of life and a source of wonder and inspiration

On the basis of these values, we should:

  • Accept the place of human beings within nature
  • Understand our responsibilities for other species
  • Ensure the development can be justified
  • Preserve balance and diversity in nature wherever possible
  • Preserve areas of beauty and interest for future generations
  • Repair, wherever possible, habitat damaged by human development and other means