PartnershipCogsAt Trinity we highly value our Partnership with Parents and are very lucky to have a community of very active and supportive parents.

We encourage our parents to be involved at Trinity with many opportunities for them to be in school and enjoy learning with their children. Some of our regular activities are:

Celebration Assemblies

Every Friday we celebrate the children's achievements of the week and find out what has been happening in each class. At the end of each term we also have a longer celebration assembly for Theme Weeks, Christmas, Easter and end of year.

Family Picnics

Alongside other events we host Family Picnics throughout the year. These are lovely events where parents join their children on the field (unless it's raining when we go inside) at lunchtime and bring a picnic. This is also a great opportunity to chat with staff.

Class Assemblies and Shows

Every year each class hosts an assembly to share their learning to parents and the school. We also have a musical assembly where the children learning musical instruments perform for us.

As well as these assemblies we have two big productions every year. At Christmas, Reception and Year 1 put on a fantastic show for the Nativity Story and in the summer the rest of the school have a huge end of year performance.

Church Services

Parents join us in Church as we celebrate important events in the Christian calendar. The children put on a beautiful service at Harvest and Easter with the latter following our annual Easter Bonnet Parade through the village. At Christmas, Years 2, 3&4 perform a wonderful Christmas Carol Service.  We also have regular assemblies in the Church with our School Chaplain, Rev. Cathy.

Communication with Parents

Parents are kept up to date with all of the great things that we are doing in school via our weekly Trinity Times newsletter and our blogs (please have a look by following the 'Blogs' tab at the top of the page which will take you to the main blog which links to all our school blogs). The blogs record day-to-day life in our school and are full of information and pictures.  We also have a FaceBook page and Twitter feed (@Trinity_Lower) so it's easy for all parents to stay informed, even if they don't have the opportunity to join us in school.

We have an 'Open Door Policy' at Trinity and believe that open communication between home and school is essential to support the children effectively. We encourage parents to let us know by speaking to class teachers, phoning or emailing if they have any queries at all so we can get them sorted as quickly as possible. If we have any problems in school we also speak to the parents at the start and end of the day or will telephone them to discuss. Our Inclusion Manager monitors the learning needs of all of the children throughout the year. If we think any child needs additional support we invite parents to come into the school so we can share our plans for supporting them more effectively.

To keep parents up to date on their children's learning we send home curriculum overviews and reviews. The overviews set out what the children will be learning each term and the reviews show what they have been doing. These are also posted on the class blogs for everyone to see.

Parents are sent two written reports every year. The Annual Report is sent at the end of the year and an Interim Report in January to keep parents informed of their child's progress and targets to help them to support them at home. Alongside this we have two Parents' Evenings. One in October which is an opportunity to meet the teacher and share targets for the year and the other in March for parents to discuss progress although we do encourage parents to come in at anytime in the year if they have a concern.

FTS

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We are very lucky to have a brilliant parents' association in the Friends of Trinity School (FTS) who meet regularly and provide an amazing range of events, activities and fundraising throughout the year which benefit all of the children in the school.

Parent Support Worker

We also have access to yje Parent Support Worker Service as part of our cluster which is available to support families who may need help in some way. This service has been very valuable over the years and is easy to access by parents or we may refer or recommend support through school.