PARENTAL BULLETIN – 6 JANUARY 2023
MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER
Dear Parents and Carers
Happy New Year and Welcome to 2023 at Trinity!!
I really hope that everyone in the Trinity family managed to enjoy a well-deserved break during the Christmas holidays. As you will have seen from the previous parent bulletins, newsletters and social media, Autumn Term was a very successful term, and we are hoping to replicate the successes of Autumn Term in Spring Term.
It is a very important term for our two exam year groups, Year 11 and Year 13 as they embark on their final preparations for their summer examinations. The ingredients for success in the exams are easy to articulate and they are exceptional attendance, hard work in lessons, practice through our Passport to Success programme and ensuring that when they can, students enjoy an appropriate amount of sleep and enjoyment. If they can commit to these ingredients for the next few months, then success will be more likely in the summer.
Please may I take the opportunity to remind parents/carers of a few important aspects that will ensure that your son/daughter is successful this term:
Attendance – in our ongoing quest to ensure students enjoy educational success, we must ensure that students attend school every day. Please ensure this is the case. If your son/daughter is unwell, please follow the advice in the Attendance Policy which advises you which conditions constitute your son/daughter missing school.
Uniform – please ensure that your son/daughter has impeccable school uniform with no variations to the published Uniform Policy on our website. May I specifically mention avoiding branded jumpers of any description. Jumpers should be plain black and without a school logo.
Rewards – we are very keen to see as many students achieve awards at our next EXCELLENCE FOR ALL assemblies at the end of Spring Term. Please ensure that you encourage your son/daughter to earn as many house points as possible as the more house points they earn, the greater the milestone they will achieve.
Finally, I would like to update parents/carers regarding two policies that have been recently updated. Firstly, our Complaints Policy has been slightly adjusted so that it is consistent with the complaints policies across all the Bordesley Multi Academy Trust schools. If something does go wrong, and you wish to speak with a member of staff, then the new Complaints Policy is now on our website. Secondly, our Suspensions and Exclusions Policy has been updated to reflect the latest government guidance. This is also now on our website along with all our policies under the OUR POLICIES SECTION.
We look forward to sharing all of the success stories of the term and sharing information with you throughout the coming weeks through the normal communication channels. If you have any questions, you know where to find us.
YEAR 9 PARENTS’ EVENING
The Year 9 Parents’ Evening will take place on Thursday 19th January. All appointments are made using the Trinity High School website. Please visit our website, click on the “Cloud” icon (top right-hand side) this will take you directly to the Parents’ Evening booking system in order for you to book your slot. Alternatively, please use this link: https://trinityhighschool.schoolcloud.co.uk/
EXTERNAL WRITERS’ WORKSHOP
Please see the attached leaflet.
Please find the latest version attached.
GCE and GCSE certificates for leavers are now available to collect from Reception. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a suitable time.
In our drive to broaden our vocabulary, please find our new T2 Workable Word of the week – ‘EQUATE’ – Schools spend a lot of time telling students they are individuals. But you are the same. Same ages, same areas, same school, same outcomes – hopefully! Things that are the same can be ‘equated’ with one another. The school ‘equates’ each of you to be the same in many ways. That way there are no favourites. Red or green – they’re both apples. We use it as a VERB.
Here are some ways you could use the word:
“We equate that clothing brand with good quality and ridiculously high prices.” (verb)
“If you equate his wealth into modern currency and exchange rates, then the richest person ever was Augustus Caesar whose wealth was the equivalent of 4.6 trillion dollars.” (verb)
Where does the word come from?
Middle English (in the sense ‘make equal, balance’): from Latin aequat- ‘made level or equal’, from the verb aequare, from aequus (see equal). Current senses date from the mid-19th century.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
|19 Jan||Y9 Parents’ Evening|
|2 February||Y9 Options Evening|
|16 Feb||Y10 Parents’ Evening|
|17 Feb||Break up for Half-Term|
|20 – 24 Feb||Half-Term|
|27 Feb||Return to school at 08.45am|
|27 Feb||Year 11 & 13 Mock exams start|
|16 March||Y13 Parents’ Evening|
|23 March||Y11 Parents’ Evening|