The MISSION of Trinity Academy is to raise standards across the curriculum and forge strong character. We will do this by building a community in which every child is seen as infinitely precious, gifted for a purpose, and morally responsible.
- To provide a centre of academic excellence where all students and staff have the opportunity to work hard to achieve their personal best.
- To encourage personal, moral and spiritual development within a Christian framework.
- To create a disciplined, sensitive environment where everyone is equally valued
We understand character, curriculum and community to be mutually supportive. Students are innately valued in the Trinity community, as made in the image of God (Imago Dei), and taught to grow in character (understood at Trinity through the language of core values: honourable purpose, humility, determination, compassion, accountability, courage and integrity) and scholarship through the knowledge-rich curriculum.
Therefore, our curriculum aims to teach young people:
1. knowledge and skills for their future purpose within a broad understanding of the world in which they live;
2. core values of honourable purpose, humility, determination, compassion, accountability, courage and integrity as inspired by our Christian ethos and supported by the British values.
Taken together – our curriculum aims to develop WISDOM in young people: knowledge rightly applied.
Principles of Curriculum Design
At Trinity, Heads of subject departments are responsible for designing their curriculum. This involves, subject maps, schemes of work, formative and summative assessments and knowledge organisers that specific key knowledge and connections for each half term’s unit of work.
In line with our curriculum aims, subject leaders are guided by the following principles:
1. Broad and balanced – students should gain a holistic understanding of the unifying ideas of each subject and how they fit within a broader understanding of the world. It should not be narrowly focused on end of stage assessments. Relevant, local, national and global issues are covered and core values, supported by British values are woven through the narrative;
2. Coherent and cohesive – within each unit of work students should meet key components of learning that they can build together developing sophisticated knowledge maps (composites). There should also be cohesion between units of work and stages of learning so that students can make connections and progress rapidly in the development of their expertise;
3. Rigorous and Challenging – students should be challenged to know more and remember more at each stage of the learning journey. They are not simply ‘doing activities’ they are learning. This knowledge is specified in knowledge organisers and schemes of work and cemented by regular retrieval challenges through both formative and summative assessment. Core values are taught through and enabled by this challenge.
|Curriculum Design: Our knowledge-rich approach
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|Pedagogy: Our expert teaching approach
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Please click on the links below for a brief overview of our courses in 2019-20.
Further information is provided at key events throughout the year including Year 6 Open Evening, Year 12 Open Evening and Year 8 Parents’ Evening. If you have specific questions please contact Mr D Bedford, Vice Principal (Curriculum) at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will answer your question personally or direct it to the most suitable member of staff.