16th October, 2020

End of Term Letter – October 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have made it through the first half-term and despite the all the necessary changes that we have made we are thoroughly pleased with how it has gone. The standard of pupil behaviour, uniform, attendance and general attitude towards learning has been exceptional across the board. Our students never fail to surprise in their levels of resilience and their ability to adapt, whether it be the altered start times, the need to wear masks or having to work with greater levels of independence.

Advent Liturgy
On Tuesday 1st December, at 7pm, our Year 7 Chaplaincy Team will be leading a Virtual Advent Liturgy that we would love you all to attend. It will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel Be Inspirational for all to watch. It will be a lovely opportunity for us to come together at the start of Advent and celebrate our faith and our community. A reminder will be sent out closer to the time but for now please put the date in your diaries.

COVID-19 Cases
Remarkably we’ve got to the half-term break with only two positive confirmed cases of coronavirus here at Trinity. Our thoughts go out to those two students and the others who have been unable to attend school during the resulting periods of isolation. Due to the rigour of our risk assessment and the resulting control measures that we have put in place we have been able to continue without a full closure of the school or even sending a year group home. In the event of isolation, we have continued to use the Google classroom platform to share work with students who are at working from home.

Catering in School
From the 2nd November our catering will run by Aspens who have been appointed as the caterer for all 21 schools with the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust. We have included a sample menu from our new caterers as an attachment.

Cycling to School
It has been great to see an increase in the number of students cycling to school. However, we need to do all that we can to ensure that our students are as safe as possible therefore after the half-term break we will expect all students who come to school on bike to be wearing a helmet. If there is a problem with this do not hesitate to get in touch.

We say farewell to our head chef Trevor Cummings who has been with us for the past twelve years and transformed catering at Trinity. Trevor has decided that the time is right for him to pursue a new challenge and whilst we are sad to say goodbye we all wish him the very best.

Face Coverings/Masks
Thank you for your support in ensuring that your young person arrives at school with a suitable face covering. I would like to remind everyone that all face masks should be one plain colour – no patterns, slogans or logos will be allowed.

Thank you again for your continued support and have a safe two-week half-term break. We look forward to welcoming our students back on Monday 2nd November.

God Bless.

Yours faithfully

Mr Shenton