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Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Learning and caring together, building a firm foundation for the future

Research and Innovation

The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things.   Jean Piaget

Holy Trinity CE Primary School has begun the journey of becoming a research-based school. Our teaching methods are based on Barack Rosenshine's Principles of Instructions.  We:

  1. Begin each lesson with a short review of the previous learning.
  2. Present new information in small steps.
  3. Give clear and detailed instructions.
  4. Ask a large number of questions and check for understanding.
  5. Provide a high level of active practice for all students.
  6. Think aloud and model steps.
  7. Provide models of worked examples.
  8. Ask pupils to explain what they have learned.
  9. Re-teach material when necessary.
  10. Prepare students for independent practice.


 Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations or algorithms: it is about UNDERSTANDING.  William Paul Thurston

The Singaporean method of teaching Mathematics has been adopted by Holy Trinity.  Singapore Mathematics is based on the recommended approaches by notable educational theorists Jerome Bruner, Richard Skemp, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky and Zoltan Dienes.

We use the resources prepared by Maths No Problem to deliver a challenging, purposeful and explorative mathematics curriculum.  Please see the curriculum page for further information.

It is the supreme Art of the teacher to Awaken Joy in Creative Expression and Knowledge.     Albert Einstein

From September 2017 The International Primary Curriculum resources will be used to deliver History, Geography, Science, Art, Global Citizenship, Design and Technology and Computing.

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  • The school’s Christian values of love, honesty and respect are well expressed through its caring atmosphere. This impacts positively on the strong sense of belonging and supporting relationships evident across the school.

    SIAMs 2016

  • Pupils are interested in learning and attend school regularly. They feel safe and behave responsibly

    Ofsted 2016

  • Teaching contributes well to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

    Ofsted 2016

  • Well established phonics teaching ensures pupils have a good grounding in the basic skills needed to write successfully.

    Ofsted 2016

  • Relationships are strong and pupils’ good behaviour is reflected in a happy and caring atmosphere, with attendance that is well above the national average.

    SIAMs 2016

  • Teachers and teaching assistants provide effective support for pupils who speak English as an additional language.

    Ofsted 2016