Doncaster, United Kingdom
About Trinity Academy
Trinity Academy opened in September 2005 in a brand new £24m state-of-the-art building, which has since been extended to meet the demand for a vibrant sixth form. Trinity is a distinctive school: we believe that children are created in the image of God, infinitely (and intrinsically) precious, uniquely gifted, and morally responsible. We therefore dream big dreams for our students: they are the leaders of the future. In the seven short years we have together our task is to prepare them to exercise that leadership by raising aspiration, shaping character and stimulating minds.
Trinity Academy has been on an interesting journey: within five years of opening it was named as the most improved Academy in England and Wales, and in 2011 Ofsted gave the school an Outstanding rating. Not long afterwards, following a change in accountability measures, the inspectorate placed the Academy in Special Measures. Following the appointment of a new leadership team in February 2018 Progress 8 improved by a third of a grade on the previous year, and the Academy aims quickly to become outstanding again in the eyes of the community it serves.
At the heart of our school improvement journey is a conviction within the staff team that together we can make a difference. Expectations are therefore made clear to students and their parents, and teachers employ consistent routines to maintain high standards. We resist fads, and ensure that decision-making places children front and centre; our corporate practices derive from a first-principles consideration of the purpose of education, the nature of a child and the role of parents. Teachers are subject experts, and we encourage a straightforward evidence-based pedagogy that sets teachers free to express their own individual style in the classroom. We place a premium on high quality, bespoke continuing professional development.
We challenge the view that birth is destiny, and many speak of the impact for good that the school has already had on the communities of Thorne and Moorends. If you decide to apply to work within our staff team and are invited to interview we will explore with you your own beliefs about what disadvantaged young people are capable of, and how to elicit excellence of character and scholarship. We seek colleagues for whom teaching is a vocation rather than a career, who set the highest standards for children regardless of starting point, and who believe in the transformative power of education.
Part of Emmanuel Schools Foundation, Trinity Academy has sister schools in Blyth, Gateshead, Middlesbrough and Sunderland.