Trinity CE High School
Manchester, United Kingdom
About Trinity CE High School
Working At Trinity CE High School
“Faith in the City, Value in People, Excellence in Education”
Trinity’s most recent Ofsted Inspection took place in January 2014 when we were judged to be ‘outstanding’ in all categories and ‘outstanding for overall effectiveness’. The most recent National Society (Anglican) Inspection (June 2016) assessed us as ‘outstanding’ in every category and ‘outstanding’ overall. The hard work and dedication of colleagues helped us to achieve two further accolades in 2016: Full International School and Teaching School status. We are also an Investors in People employer.
We have a good reputation for supporting the needs of students, providing excellent pastoral and academic support. Systems are kept simple so that students are clear about staff expectations regarding behaviour and that it is their responsibility to make the right choices. Teachers are fully supported, with students quickly removed by Senior Leadership for lack of respect or inattentiveness. As a result, students at Trinity are well behaved and there is a positive atmosphere in the school. Staff in all locations and posts work hard, support one another and enjoy the intrinsic rewards of working in a well-respected and oversubscribed school.
Staff work well together at Trinity and enjoy attending staff social events. There is also a regular staff quiz on Wednesday lunch-times, a pre-school circuits class twice a week, and a staff football team plays every Friday after school. Staff are encouraged to take part in the school play and join in musical productions. We have a well-equipped fitness suite which is free for staff to use outside of school hours and during school holidays. Staff are eligible to apply for the school’s childcare voucher scheme and cycle to work scheme.
Twice weekly staff briefings are held, along with regular staff meetings, departmental and team meetings and teaching staff have access to on-going Teaching and Learning Drop-in sessions, Behaviour Management Drop-in sessions and CPD sessions. There is a well-established and comprehensive programme of support for newly qualified teaching staff, and this has been singled out as a key strength during on-going reviews of our mentoring practices.
The school has a great location, close to the city centre and able to capitalise on its proximity to both universities, the Science Park, theatres, galleries and museums, the Royal Northern College of Music, the Aquatics Centre and Sports City.
Trinity recently benefited from a £21.5 million Wave 4 BSF Buildings & ICT Investment, which comprised an 80% rebuild and 15% modernisation. Work was completed in the summer of 2011 and the new school was formally opened by the Archbishop of York in September 2011. We became a convertor academy the following year. Trinity is now able to offer an outstanding 21st century education to its 1300 students.
The latest capital development, the £3 million brand new Trinity Sixth Form Centre, opened in September 2016, and will have a capacity of 240 students, eventually taking the school student population up to 1460. Following the opening of the Sixth Form, we had a one day OFSTED inspection in October 2017 and received confirmation that the school continues to be ‘outstanding’, including the Sixth Form.
School departments are well resourced, which has enabled us to combine the best of tradition with innovative practice. The school’s excellent sports facilities comprise a sports hall, fitness suite, gymnasium, dance studio, full size floodlit artificial pitch and floodlit 3G multi-sport courts. The sports centre assists our links with the community.
Have a look at our video clip to get a feel for our school site and facilities and visit our school website to access our weekly newsletters, our Ofsted Report and School Performance Tables and find out more about our school, our students, our results and our activities.
If appointed we look forward to welcoming you to Trinity and helping you to make the most of your valuable knowledge, skills and enthusiasm for your own self development and the good of the students, the school, colleagues and the wider school community.
‘The area we feel our children have particularly benefitted from and enjoyed is the school's extra-curricular activities and 'wrap around' care. I call it the Trinity Plus; the feeling that the school is interested in and invested in our children, their personal development from children to young adults and not just their grades at the end of year 11.’- Current Parent
‘I attended the Open Evening with 2 children who are now determined more than ever to come to Trinity next year. Faith, our guide, was excellent – really attentive and engaged well with the children, listening to their interests and making them feel really important. She really represented the school well. Well done to everyone. It was a great evening.’- Prospective Sixth Form Parent
‘As a Y11 parent, I attended an open evening at the new Trinity CE 6th Form last night. I just wanted to say how bowled over I was with the high standard of the building (which has been constructed in such a short space of time) and the fantastic facilities. Every floor was brimming with state of the art science equipment, technology and smart boards. Well done, this is an amazing achievement!’- Parent's letter