Trinity underwent a Diocesan Canonical Inspection in 2021 and was judged to be (2) Good, meaning that the school is an effective Catholic school. Pupils’ needs are met well.
The inspection of The Trinity Catholic School, A Voluntary Academy, was carried out on behalf of the Bishop of Nottingham under Canon 806 of Canon Law in accordance with the evaluation schedule for diocesan canonical inspections in the Diocese of Nottingham. The inspection reviews and evaluates how effective the school is in providing Catholic education. The process begins with the school’s self-evaluation and the inspection schedule is in line with the criteria set by the National Board of Religious Inspectors and Advisers (NBRIA).
During the inspection, the inspectors observed 16 Religious Education lessons, 1 Act of Collective Worship and a class-based liturgy.
Meetings were held with the headteacher, the subject leader for Religious Education, a parish priest, the school’s lay chaplains, the Trust’s CEO and director of performance and standards and 2 governors. Discussions were also held with pupils and parents.
The inspectors scrutinised a range of documents including reports of the governing body, action plans, the school development plan, monitoring forms, assessment information and parental response forms. Inspectors also examined the work in pupils’ Religious Education books.