School Ethos, Vision & Values
'Let Your Light Shine' - Compassion, Courage, Service, Excellence
At Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School we seek to be a community where all are welcome and encouraged to take their place, regardless of our differences. We encourage hard work and perseverance and we expect everyone to strive to do their very best for themselves and for each other. Our entire community is made strong through collaboration: learning from one another, supporting one another and challenging one another.
We want our lives to be crafted by the teachings of Jesus and the way we work together to mirror His love: patient, kind and never-failing. (1 Corinthians 13)
The vision for our school is underpinned by theology. Our school Bible verse is found in Matthew 5 v 16: 'Let your light shine before others so that they may see the good things you do and praise your Father in Heaven.'
Put simply, we want all our children to recognise the light that their talents, gifts, character and acts of kindness can shine into a dark world, making it a better place for all those around them.
Values and Collective Worship
Our underlying Christian values are explored through exciting, interactive and relevant Collective Worship sessions each week. We remind ourselves of our core values of Compassion, Courage, Service and Excellence each week before diving into a new 'Big Word' to reflect upon. Teaching our values so explicitly allows us to mould a shared understanding of how we live well together. Please explore the links to the left to see what we have been discussing recently.
Please feel free to explore, download and use our collective worship planning and resources (please note that 2017/18 and 2018/19 folders include presentations and planning, whilst 2020/21 folder includes videos presented by our Head of School). 2017/18 - 2020/21 folders focus on our previous values sets of Respect, Responsibility, Perseverance, Integrity, Tolerance and Courage. 2021/22 folder focuses on Compassion, Courage, Service and Excellence:
Within the Redstart Learning Partnership, each of our schools is accountable to the Board of Directors. Alongside a Teaching and Learning Committee which oversees school improvement, an Ethos Committee meets to discuss local issues and to ensure that the school is continually moving forwards to becoming an excellent Church of England primary school. If you would like to get involved in our Ethos Committee, please use the contact us form on this website.