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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

School Improvement

Holy Trinity CE Primary School is committed to improving outcomes for pupils and the professional development of our staff team.

Teacher Research Groups have provided staff with opportunities for:

- Research and Reading

-Joint planning opportunities

-Team teaching

During the team teaching stage the staff observe the lesson and discuss strengths and areas of development. 

As a staff we are as committed to learning as what our pupils are.

During the summer term 2017 our focus was the introduction of the bar model method as a pedagogical tool for teaching basic computation and problem solving.

Our focus for the autumn term 2017 is the teaching of writing - the use of quality texts and teacher modelling/guided writing to support outstanding outcomes in writing.

Aims: To improve teaching through; research, collaborative planning, joint lesson observations and professional pedagogical dialogue.


Research Focus

Introduction of the bar model method as a pedagogical tool for teaching basic computation and problem solving.

Proposed Outcomes

  1. Written Report which addresses:
  • Subject knowledge
  • Appropriate pedagogy
  • Manipulatives/resources
  1. Six lesson plans which have been:
    • Taught
    • Reviewed
    • Re-taught
    • Annotated with appropriate theory

Report Format

  1. Title
  2. Introduction
    • Statement of the Problem
    • Theoretical Framework
    • Review of Related Literature
  3. Methodology
  4. Results
  5. Discussion
    • Implications to practise
    •  Recommendations
  6. References
  7. Appendices




  • 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