Holy Trinity Tottenham

Serving the Tottenham
Community

School Improvement

Holy Trinity continues to be an improving school and our ambition is for it to be a place where children thrive and love learning.

We have listed a summary of our  improvements made so far and our ambitions for the remainder of the year.

Spiritual Development

  • Continuing to explore the Christian Values through daily Collective Worship and deepen the children’s understanding of the importance of these. We explore a different theme every half term.
  • There are prominent displays of our values around the school in the entrance, hall and classrooms to provide reflection and contemplation.
  • There is regular planned whole school church services (see newsletter for dates).
  • Weekly after school club held at Holy Trinity church for children in years five and six
  • Opportunities for Awe and Wonder through the International Primary Curriculum.
  • The school has developed and improved the Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic scheme of work (PSHCE) which includes Relationship and Sex Education (RSE).
  • The school gained an 'Outstanding' grade in May 2016.

To further improve we are:

  • Extending pupils' understanding and use of prayer so that hey can commit their deepest hopes and fears to God in quiet confidence.
  • Ensure that, by the time they leave the school, pupils have a more secure understanding of the key facts about other faiths they study besides Christianity.

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

  • This year we are continuing to inspire children’s learning through the International Primary Curriculum.
  • We have an engaging Computing curriculum.
  • ‘Fix it’ time continues every morning as a time for children to improve their work after their teacher has marked it and raise their standards.
  • We are setting in maths in year 5 and 6 every day.
  • We identify children who are falling behind and intervene quickly.
  • Teachers are effective in providing concise feedback to children.
  • Setting regular homework (issued on Thursdays and returned to school on Tuesdays) and hold a homework study time at school which is held every Thursday evening from 3:30 until 4:00pm
  • Children have begun reviewing weekly learning. After meetings which are led by the children, they feedback to their class teacher which informs future planning.
  • We promote high levels of speaking and listening at all times throughout the school day.
  • A robust assessment cycle is in place.
  • High quality training for staff.
  • Good learning environments for the children.

To further improve we are:

  • Improve confidence and fluency in number, Knights of the Times Table is part of this.
  • Promote deeper thinking and teach the children how to hypothesise and summarise with reasoning.
  • Improving children’s spelling through a new scheme.
  • Teach science explicitly with assessment - introduce STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
  • Improve the health and fitness of pupils
  • Develop the teaching of P.E and music

Outcomes for children

  • Building on last year’s fantastic SATs results we aim to maximise the achievement and progress of all children so that all children achieve or exceed national expectations. 

KS1 2016 Results

  Expected Standard

Greater depth

Standard

  School National School National
Reading 80%  74%  27%   24%

 Writing

 80% 65%  23%  13%

Maths 

 80% 73%  23%   18%

KS2 2016 Results

 

 Expected Standard

 Greater depth Standard 

 

 School

National

School National
Reading 100% 66% 19% 19%

Writing

90% 74% 52% 15%

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling 

86% 14% 72% 22%

 Maths

95% 70% 14% 17%

 Combined English and Maths

90% 53% 0% 5%
  •  Children’s progress will be rigorously tracked every term by class teachers and the leadership team.
  • Children self-assess their work after every lesson against success criteria and during ‘Fix it Time’.
  • Extra learning before and after school is available for groups of children who need a boost in a particular area of maths or English.
  • Staff are deployed effectively to meet the needs of all children.

To further improve we are:

  • Striving towards every child making the expected progress.
  • Focus on more children exceeding the expected level of attainment.
  • Ensure maths is at the forefront for improvement.
  • Close the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged children in every class.

Personal development, behaviour and welfare

  • We are striving to improve the attendance so that every child has a minimum of 96%.
  • All children are to arrive on time for school at 8:50am.
  • Children are rewarded for good attendance and punctuality.
  • We contact parents where attendance and punctuality is cause for concern.
  • Regular newsletters will be sent home informing parents of punctuality trends.
  • Building on recent improvements to behaviour, we have a robust behaviour policy which all children, parents and staff are expected to follow.
  • Children are rewarded for good behaviour and attitude to learning.
  • Continue the whole school ‘House’ reward system, led by pupils and House Captains.
  • Robust safeguarding and child protection awareness is maintained by all members of the school community.
  • Children continue to feel safe at school.

To further improve we are:

  • Improve punctuality of children arriving to school in the mornings.
  • To broaden children's aspirations and inspire and motivate them to think about their future.
  • Continue to analyse attendance and punctuality weekly and devise actions for improvement as part of the leadership weekly agenda.
  • Continue to reward pupils for excellent behaviour. 

Early Years

  • The outside learning space has been redesigned so that it is more conducive for learning opportunities in the Nursery.
  • The inside learning space has been improved by opening up spaces and a complete redecoration.
  • Children are assessed at the start of Nursery and Reception classes. This is a baseline assessment. Children’s progress is then rigorously tracked throughout the Early Years.
  • Stay and Play mornings happen each term to provide opportunities for parents to play with their children at school.
  • ‘Red Ted’ reading initiative has been introduced to promote reading.

To further improve we are:

  • Track progress of children from Reception to Year 1.
  • Develop active learning outside.
  • Target Summer born children as historically they have underachieved.
  • Maintain phonics and effective early reading.
  • Enrich home/school links.
  • Bring reading achievement in line with writing achievement.