• Isabel Russell

Week 17

Updated: Jan 19

Friday 15th January 2021

Hi everyone!

What a busy and productive week this has been! Pupil online engagement has been brilliant. and both pupils and staff are working incredibly hard with online learning and teaching, as well as looking after the pastoral needs of our pupils. Staff are extremely competent in using different platforms to engage with our young people and we are learning more each day. Well done everyone! But it’s not just teaching staff. Our SEN and Classroom Assistants are promoting pupil learning on a daily basis, provision has been made for children of key workers, hard copy resources are being produced, technical queries addressed and every staff member is going above and beyond to assist our pupils and families in every way possible.

Our partnership with Fairshare continues and yesterday we were in a position to make up a number of food parcels to assist our families. We are also working with our Nurture pupils to ensure that they have social time together as a Year Group and provide them with a hot meal. A huge thanks to Mr Loughran and his team of staff who have eagerly engaged with this initiative.

I hope you saw our promotional trailer of our virtual open evening on Facebook yesterday. I can’t wait to see the complete video - you will be impressed. Don’t forget – the Virtual Open Evening will occur on Thursday 21st January @ 7.00pm – from the comfort of your armchair!

In support of Holy Trinity College, I feel I have to make comment on the Minister for Education’s recent statement re the cancellation of the AQE Assessment and …..this severely limits parental choiceand children’s opportunities…. This is certainly not the case in our all ability, non-selective College. Everyone works extremely hard here day in and day out and we seek to get the best of every child regardless of their ability when they joinus. You only have to look at our outstanding exam results, our excellent pastoral support and guidance, every opportunity given to maximise pupil potential, delivery of a broad and extensive curriculum, pupil engagement in numerous extra-curricular activities, collaborative events and shared education, and constant innovation and forward thinking to support our pupils and families. And how do we do this? Via a committed, conscientious and caring staff who go above and beyond for the pupils in our care. The opportunities for our young people are certainly not limited in any way!

Have a lovely weekend with your family, stay safe and take care.

Isabel Russell

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