20th July, 2018

Welcome Letter from Mr Shenton

Dear Parents and Carers,

I would like to introduce myself to you as the new Headteacher at The Trinity Catholic School. I feel extremely honoured and privileged to have been given the role of leading this excellent Catholic school steeped in such fine tradition. Prior to my appointment I have worked within both Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire as a senior leader and most recently as Deputy Headteacher at Saint Benedict Catholic Academy in Derby.

I have been fortunate enough to have been able to visit Trinity a number of times prior to taking up my post and on each occasion have been impressed by the standards that I have seen. Both before the summer and during my first days in post students, staff, parents and governors have all made me feel extremely welcome. The staff’s commitment to the welfare of our students has really stood out for me; this care and love extended to each and every member of the school community is the cornerstone of the strong ethos here at Trinity.

As well as a new headteacher Trinity is also entering a new era in its history as we come together formally with all the Catholic Schools within Nottinghamshire to form the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust. This new partnership will offer greater opportunities for collaboration, bringing together the Catholic community within the area to further improve the high quality Catholic education that we provide.

We are pleased with our impressive examination results this summer, particularly given the recent reforms both at GCSE and at A Level. This year Trinity attained a record with 80% of our students achieving a grade 4 (equivalent to a C in old measures) in both English and Maths. A number of students achieved exceptional results, including four who gained grade 8 or better in all of their subjects. At A-Level we were extremely pleased with the continued success of our sixth form as we welcomed a year-on-year improvement, with seven students achieving straight As or better in all of their subjects. I would like to congratulate all the students who sat exams this summer and wish them the very best in their next step whether it be in education or work.

I would like to warmly welcome all of our new students both in Year 7 and in Year 12 and wish them well for their educational journey ahead. Over the term ahead I look forward to meeting you and getting to know your children as they grow spiritually, socially and academically, thereby fulfilling their God-given talents as they grow in faith and love within our school community. Finally, I would like to thank you for your continued support which, alongside the commitment of our wonderful staff, will ensure that the school thrives and upholds the highest educational standards.

Yours faithfully

Matt Shenton