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School where everyone is 'together as one' rated Good by Ofsted

Staff and pupils at Trinity C of E Primary Academy are celebrating after their school was rated Good by Ofsted.

Inspectors visited the Heath Town school in July and, in their report published recently, say that staff and leaders ‘care about, and want the best for, all pupils’ and 'work hard to provide the opportunities and experiences' to help their children succeed.

The school’s vision of ‘together as one’ is 'fully realised' at Trinity C of E Primary, with pupils from a range of backgrounds and cultures welcomed and treated equally and working and playing together harmoniously.

Leaders have designed a broad and ambitious curriculum for all pupils, including for the youngest children in the school, and their focus on English and mathematics has 'paid off', with pupil achievement rising and now in line with national outcomes.

Children in the early years make a strong start to their education, learning about the importance of good behaviour, listening attentively, taking turns and sharing equipment fairly. This behaviour, and pupils’ positive attitudes to learning, continues as they move through the school.

Teachers 'have good subject knowledge and are confident in delivering lessons' and consequently 'pupils enjoy learning and achieve well'. Teachers 'skilfully adapt' work for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), enabling them to follow the same curriculum as their classmates.

Meanwhile, staff work closely with parents, hosting workshops like phonics to help them to support their children at home.

Leaders want pupils to enjoy all aspects of school life and provide a 'vibrant and well equipped' school environment, indoors and outside, and a wide range of extra-curricular experiences which helps pupils to extend their skills beyond the classroom.

Inspectors rated the overall effectiveness of the school Good, with the five inspection areas – quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management, and early years provision – all rated Good.

Head of School Ben Lyons said: "We are proud of this wonderful achievement. I am delighted for the staff, children and the community who have worked tremendously hard to live out our shared vision for Trinity C of E Primary Academy.

“A special mention must also go to our Executive Headteacher Denise Dalton and Harinder Jandu, our Chair of the Local Academy Committee, who have been a key driving force in raising standards at Trinity."

Councillor Jacqui Coogan, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Work, said: "This is a very pleasing report for Trinity C of E Primary Academy and I would like to congratulate Ben Lyons and his team, and parents and pupils, on their success."

The inspection is the first since Trinity C of E Primary became an academy in 2019.

Latest figures show 89% of schools in Wolverhampton are now rated either Good or Outstanding, above the regional and national average. In addition, nine in 10 Wolverhampton pupils attend Good or Outstanding schools, the best in the West Midlands.

Staff and pupils celebrate Trinity C of E Primary Academy's Ofsted success.

Trinity C of E Primary welcomed the Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Dr Mike Hardacre to the academy last week to celebrate their Ofsted success and take part in a question and answer session with Year 6 pupils about his role.


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