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Kingfisher club    
  At Holy Trinity School we have a fantastic facility for looking after your children out of school hours. Whether you need the Breakfast Club ( 7.45am - 8.55am), Wraparound Club (12 noon - 3.10pm) or Kingfisher Club (3.20pm - 5.55pm) we can provide a safe and fun environment for your children.
     
   
     

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is open between 7.45am - 8.55am. This costs £3.50 from 7.45 or £3.00 from 8am per child per session.
Payment is made either in advance or on the day.  Cash payment only please.
A nutritional breakfast is served until 8.30am.  A selection of 4 cereals, toast with butter, marmite, honey, marmalade or jam.  A drink of orange juice, apple juice, milk or water.  Games and activities are provided to keep the children happy until school begins.  Children are taken to their classes at 8.55am ready for their school day.

 

Wraparound Club

Wraparound Club hours 12 noon - 3.10pm at a cost of £12.00 per child per session.  Places are pre-booked.  Ad-hoc spaces are usually not available.  Fees are paid in advance half-termly and are non-refundable.
Wraparound Club is a play based environment.  Childrens play is paramount to our setting.  We all know that children learn through play.
A light snack is offered at 2.10pm; a selection of fresh fruits and semi dried fruits and a drink of milk or water.
The Wraparound Club has a large play room and a quiet activity, arts and crafts room.  We also have our own outside playspace with all year round weather surface with outdoor games and activities and playframes.
Children are encouraged to participate in:- sounds, letter formation, handwritting, reading, counting and number games; but are never forced.

 

Kingfisher Club

Kingfisher Club hours 3.20pm - 5.55pm at a cost of £11.00 per child per session.  Places are pre-booked.  Ad-hoc spaces are usually not available.  Fees are paid in advance half-termly and are non-refundable.
Infant pupils are collected from their classes at the end of the school day.  Junior pupils are given the responsibility of making their own way to the Kingfisher Club.
Kingfisher Club is a play based, 'home from home' setting. A hot snack is provided at approximately 4.30-4.45pm.  Please ensure you provide all information with regard to allergy or dietry requirements to our staff.
The Kingfisher Club has a large play room for construction, role play, music, air hockey table, football table and games.  A quiet activity room for arts and crafts, reading, board games and puzzles.
We have our own outside playspace with all year round weather surface.  Kingfisher Club has full use of both the infant and junior playgrounds and playframes (after 4.30pm). Also our lovely school field for lots of sumer fun, activities and games.

 

Payments for Wraparound and Kingfisher Club may be made by cash, cheque or childcare vouchers.  Payments must be made in advance half-termly and are non-refundable.
Late Collection Fees:- are charged at £1.00 per minute from 6.01pm.
We are Ofsted registered and you may be able to qualify for monies via your Tax Credits.Meet the staff

 

Contact

All enquiries please contact Lesley Hughes or Julie Hall
Kingfisher Club Mobile: 07531 053635  
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

Kingfisher Club

 

What do our parents say?

We have been very pleased with both the amount of before and after school care offered and by the quality of the care.  We feel that everyone there really has the best interest of the kids at heart.  Our boys have great fun and when we collect them in the evening it is hard to get them to leave.

Neil and Marie Ashton

 

My children love going to Kingfisher and both the breakfast club and after-school club are a lifesaver for our working family. I work unpredictable hours and the facility to drop the children early without prior booking is often the difference between me being able to work and not. The kids view it as an extended playdate and who can blame them - toast and jam, unrestricted access to the playground and Lesley and her lovely ladies – what’s not to love!

Mary Smyth, mum of Zach (Yr 1) and Lili (Reception)

 

Kingfisher Club at Holy Trinity is everything a parent could wish for. Firstly as working parents we need a wrap-around child care solution that works logistically. Secondly when you leave you children in the care of others you wish a genuine interest in their welfare be given and in a fun learning environment. Thirdly you would like your child looked after in a similar environment to that at home. Kingfisher Club under the care of Lesley, Julie and Sylvie is all of this and more. The children are fed wholesome food, make good friends across different age groups and even get support in their home learning assignments. It is wonderful when picking up yourchild to see them happy and openly giving out hugs to the Kingfisher Club Team. Highly recommended!

Julian Allbut, dad of Georgia (Yr 1)

 

Daniel, Year 3 Emerald class has been attending breakfast club and after school club since reception and he just loves it! Daniel has so much fun, I’m usually under strict instructions not to collect him too early so that he can keep playing. Julie, Lesley and Sylvie are great - they offer a fun, safe, creative and learning environment for the children. There are so many different activities on offer that the children are challenged, never bored and always happy. The care provided means as a working parent I can relax - I know Daniel is well cared for, eating tasty wholesome food and  having loads of fun with his friends.  I think the smiley happy faces at the end of a long day are a testament to the fun and care the children receive and all I can say is a huge thank you! Daniel has a ball and your Macaroni and cheese is a firm favourite - better than Mum’s he says.

Julie Haarhoff, mum of Daniel, (Yr 3)

 

Kingfisher club is fantastic. I would whole heartedly recommend it to any parent who needs help outside of school hours. Being a working parent one of the biggest hurdles is the guilt - not being at the school gate - rushing like crazy at the end of the day to cook meals etc. Therefore it has been an enormous help and reassurance to have Lesley, Julie & Sylvie, the Kingfisher Crew, looking after my daughters. There have been a number of occasions when the girls have actually been cross that I've turned up early because they love their time at the club so much! It is an extension of the school day; its well organised, a range of activities on offer including art projects, sport games out on the school field, celebration of festivals (such as Christmas), homework support, and it is incredibly social - a chance to have after school play dates with their pals and children from other year groups. A fantastic service that I couldn't be without - so thank you!

Sophie McGeoch, mum of Madeleine (Yr 1) and Daisy (Reception)

Banana Bread - the ultimate comfort food

 

Ingredients

300g plain flour
100g granulated sugar
3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 very ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
100g plain yoghurt
2 large eggs, beaten lightly
90g butter, melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla essence

Method

1. Grease and flour the bottom of a loaf tin then preheat your oven to 180'C (fan 160'C), 350'F or Gas Mark 4.
2. Next, sift together the flour, sugar, bicarbonate of sugar and salt in a large bowl and set it aside.
3. In another bowl, mix the mashed bananas, yoghurt, beaten eggs, butter and vanilla essence with a wooden spoon.  You can use a food mixer if you wish.
4.Once these ingredients have been combined, they need to be folded into the dry ingredients with a spatula.  
5.Once you have a thick, chunky batter, scrape it into the prepared loaf tin and bake for about 55 minutes.  A good test for ensuring that it has cooked through is to insert a cocktail stick into the centre of the loaf.  If it comes out clean the loaf is cooked.
6. Leave it to cool for 5 minutes in the tin and then turn it out onto a wire rack.  

Eat warm straight away, cold, or warmed in the toaster with or without butter!

Banana and Blueberry muffins

This is a twist of the Nigella Lawson Banana and Butterscotch Muffins:

The changes are underlined…

Makes: 12 muffins

Ingredients

3 very ripe bananas
125 ml vegetable oil (100ml of oil + 50g of melted butter)
2 large eggs
250 grams plain flour
100 grams caster sugar (replace the sugar by Zest and Juice of an orange)
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
150 grams butterscotch morsels (or chocolate) (replace by blueberries 300g, or other fruits of your choice) - covered the washed blueberries in a little flour, so they won’t fall on the bottom.

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6/400°F (180°C) and line a 12-bun muffin tin with muffin papers.
2. Mash the bananas and set aside for a moment. + add the zest of an orange and the juice
3. Pour the oil into a jug and beat in the eggs. You can add some butter and less oil to add more test of the muffins.
4. Put the flour, (sugar), bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a large bowl and mix in the beaten-egg-and-oil/butter mixture, followed by the mashed bananas.
5. Fold in the blueberries (butterscotch morsels), then place equal quantities in the prepared muffin tin - I use an ice cream scoop and a spatula - and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. (no more!)
Enjoy!

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Friends of Holy Trinity School may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 16/11/2015.
 
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  • name
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Our 4 main priorities for achievement in the first 12 months: 2014-2015

 

Excellent Teaching & Learning

 

We want every pupil to experience outstanding teaching and learning every day they are at school.

This is a very stringent classification that requires every child to make excellent progress and for achievement to be at a much higher standard than the national expectations. We want the very best for the children at Holy Trinity. 

We want pupils to be taught by experts in their field, including specialist subject teachers.

 

Why?

Outstanding teaching and learning is the gold standard we must aspire to as a top-performing centre of learning.  Only by delivering excellence in the classroom every day can we raise standards of attainment overall and offer the very best possible education to our pupils.  Through outstanding teaching, learning and support we can give children the optimum chance of achieving their personal best outcome at Holy Trinity.

We believe primary school is the bedrock of every child’s subsequent educational experience so we must equip them with the tools for learning, broaden their horizons, maybe beyond their own family experience, and unlock passions.

 

Where are we now?

Currently we have a rigorous programme of continuing professional development for our teachers and support staff. This includes buying into local authority training sessions, using specialist consultants to give training tailored to our requirements and pooling the expertise within our own school to mentor staff and deliver individualised training programmes.

Each of our teaching staff has an assigned appraiser with whom they set their annual professional development targets. They meet frequently to review progress and have formal review meetings termly.

All teachers are formally observed in the classroom to ensure the quality of the children’s learning. These observations are carried out by the leadership team in the school and also by external educational advisors.

At the end of the 2014 summer term, 75% of our teachers were assessed as being ‘Good’ and the other 25% as ‘Outstanding’. Looking back to the spring term the ‘Good’ grade represented 64% of teachers with 13% ‘Requiring Improvement’ demonstrating that progress is rapid. Our realistic expectation, therefore, is that within this academic year we will achieve a level of 50% of teaching judged as ‘Outstanding’ and everything else at least ‘Good’.

The Ofsted grading of ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ are extremely demanding. In the teaching profession the bar is being continually raised. For instance, training videos released 6 years ago to demonstrate ‘Good’ teaching have now been withdrawn as the level of teaching demonstrated would now classify as ‘Requires Improvement’. If any one child is off task or not making progress the lesson cannot be rated as ‘Good’.

We already have a number of teachers who are recognised by the Local Authority as being exemplary in their teaching practice. They are:

Mrs Skivington in the nursery has been recognised as a lead teacher for Kingston and Richmond thanks to her excellent practise.

Helen Lascaris (maths co-ordinator) is part of a national excellence in maths teaching working group.

Penny Cox is a head teacher mentor and Early Years moderator for the authorities of Richmond and Kingston.

Lucy Ashby (deputy head) was an advanced skills teacher.

 

So what will we do differently?

This year we are working to ensure there is coherence and consistency in all our working practices and that the best is replicated throughout the school. We have designed a “Holy Trinity Primary School Teaching and Learning Essentials” checklist so that our expectations for all learning opportunities are clear. This is being incorporated into our appraisal and training system.

We are confident we can channel this in-house expertise into the creation of additional tailor-made programmes to help further develop and train our own teaching staff and standardise excellent practice.  We would embed our own house-style across the school, devising our own expert training/INSET days and individual staff development plans.

Holy Trinity has become a popular place to work. This has enabled us to become highly selective when it comes to recruitment. Over the next five years we will continue to appoint the best teachers, re-advertising positions when we are not satisfied with the standard of applicants. We will keep a balance of experienced and newly qualified teachers.

Moreover, we will actively seek teachers with additional skills/qualifications/specialisms such as languages, drama, PE and music.

We will survey our staff’s skills beyond the classroom to establish if they have ‘hidden talents’ that could be put to good use in extra-curricular activities or in after-school clubs to widen opportunities available to pupils.

We will use the expertise of external consultants to validate our judgements of our effectiveness.

 

And in 5 years’ time…

We will be known as a centre of excellence for learning and examples of our best practice will be shared and followed beyond just Richmond and Kingston. We will never cease to stop learning. We will have achieved an Outstanding Ofsted report highlighting our Outstanding Teaching and Learning. We will have on staff a specialist teachers where helpful.

 

Excellent Communication

 

We want to communicate effectively and efficiently with everybody involved in our school community through the most accessible media and in the most appropriate language.

 

Why?

In our fast-paced world everybody expects information at their fingertips. We must ensure there is easy and accessible two-way communication between school and parents and within the school also. We wish to encourage parents to interact with school and to give a clear picture of their children’s progress and learning.

It is important that we send out consistent messages and that our procedures remain as simple and streamlined as possible.

Good communication between class teachers and parents helps in supporting all aspects of home learning.

 

Where are we now?

The website is our principal means of communication with our community and should remain so but there is room for improvement with locating and naming of sections.  The head teacher sends a weekly newsletter to all parents via email.  Class teachers also write newsletters to their parents. We send “parentmail” texts if necessary. Information letters are also sent home in book bags. Teachers’ email addresses are readily available and email correspondence is encouraged.

Parents can meet with staff three times a year to discuss progress. An Annual Report is sent home in the summer term.  Reports contain information on the core subjects, maths, science and English, as well as assessments for the non-core subjects.

A survey is conducted annually among parents, pupils and staff.  This was sent electronically to parents for the first time in 2014.

 

So what will we do differently?

We will explore the introduction of electronic reporting to parents three times a year, available to view in advance of parent/teacher meetings.

At the end of each half term we will send home assessments of the non-core subject topics that have been completed.

We are also changing some of our internal practices to ensure that communication within the school is excellent.

We will expand the News section of the website to include a termly electronic calendar of events with advance notice of important dates, outings, changes etc

We will expand the Year sections of the website to include teachers’ newsletters, class timetables and other useful information.

We will provide model examples of how we teach certain aspects of the curriculum, such as maths, so that parents can support children with aspects of home-learning they may find difficult.

We will include model examples of good learning such as creative writing and other excellent literacy work. 

We will show models of age appropriate good handwriting and even include videos of how best to hold your pen or to sit in order to form letters correctly.

We will enable parents to log in electronically to see their child’s results.

The Head Teacher’s weekly newsletter will be revamped and the displays/screen in the school reception area will be reviewed to provide better communication with visitors.

From the autumn term the Community Cohesion committee, made up of governors and members of the PTA will expand their remit to include communication.  An audit of existing material and media will provide the starting place for the improved communications process.

 

And in 5 years’ time…

Parents and pupils will be able to access all the additional information they need remotely. Parents will be able to pay electronically for purchases such as school lunches, trips etc. Pupils will find additional support with learning available from computers/devices at home to help them achieve their best.

Communication will no longer be an area for improvement on the parent survey feedback.


Excellent Use of Space

 

We want to create additional teaching and learning areas within the existing grounds by being more creative with our use of both indoor and outdoor space. We would also like to provide a drop-in area that serves as a community hub and a focus for the PTA.

 

Why?

It is vital to excite and stimulate our pupils about learning over and beyond the core curriculum. In order to broaden what we can offer children and provide community space for everybody involved with the school we simply need more room.  Sadly, purchasing more land is not an option so we must think creatively about how we use existing space.

 

Where are we now?

The expansion and rebuilding of the school, which was completed in 2011 created 7 additional classrooms and our behaviour support unit. Our growth to two-form entry is now almost complete and the school will be at capacity in September 2015 so these ‘new’ facilities are in full use all of the time.

 

So what will we do differently?

The first step is to create a small working party made up of governors, the head teacher and parents with expertise in this area to establish exactly what is required and what might be feasible.  Their brief will be to think laterally and creatively about expansion. The working party will make its first report to the governing body before the end of the autumn term.  Thereafter, a timetable will be devised according to the scope and ambition of their proposals and the amount of funding required.

An amount, approximately £20,000, will be set aside each year from the school budget to go towards building work.  In addition, grants will be sought from suitable educational trusts and funding ideas explored with the local authority.

 

And in 5 years’ time…

More space will have been created to give Holy Trinity the potential to enhance significantly the way pupils learn and the breadth of opportunities on offer.

We will have space for additional facilities such as a science lab and/or a dedicated art room with pottery wheel/kiln and a community space.


 

Excellent Citizens

 

We want to nurture exemplary ‘citizens of tomorrow’ who will leave Holy Trinity as rounded individuals with high self-esteem and the courage to seize opportunities and try new things. Young people who seek to do something for others.

In keeping with our Christian ethos, we want encourage the type of behaviour that is considerate and responsible, caring about others and caring for the planet.

 

Why?

Our surveys suggest that parents embrace the school’s values and they are well embedded in every aspect of school life.

To be an outstanding centre of education should not mean that Holy Trinity neglects to value pupils’ performance and achievements outside of the classroom. It is important therefore to encourage and recognise the types of positive behaviour that reflect our values and ethos.

 

Where are we now?

Feedback from school outings is invariably positive about our pupils’ behaviour in public. Visitors, including inspectors and consultants, frequently comment on their good behaviour and attitude to learning in school.

Pupils always respond positively to initiatives like reducing food waste at lunch, saving energy, water coolers for Water Aid etc. They are generous in their giving to fundraising events in school.

The after-school Eco Club is well attended and is working towards the school achieving a Silver Eco Award.

The Head Teachers’ Award currently exists as a mini Duke of Edinburgh-style scheme for pupils in years 5 and 6 but there is not a high take-up and only one pupil has achieved the silver award over the last two years.

 

So what will we do differently?

We will adapt and expand the current scheme in order to reflect the ethos of the school, emphasising good citizenship and good stewardship. We will build on platforms such as Community Service, Health and Wellbeing, the Environment and Self-improvement Skills.

We will look for a small team made up of parents and teachers with experience of or enthusiasm for this type of scheme to spearhead the redevelopment of the award during this school year with the intention of piloting the new scheme next September.

We will look at extending the award to pupils in years 3 and 4.

We will raise significantly the profile of the award among pupils, staff and parents on an annual basis by creating an information pack, posters, badges, presentation, awards board etc.  This would require commercial sponsorship for which we would involve the support of the PTA.

 

And in 5 years’ time...

Our pupils will receive wider recognition for their achievement in the community.  Each year they will be presented with their awards by our local MP or a well-known local citizen and have their photo in the local paper.

The award will be respected by parents and held up as something for their children to aspire towards.

50% of pupils at the end of year 6 will have achieved the gold level for the Head Teacher’s Award. Children who receive the award will receive a special badge to wear on their uniform.

Other schools in Richmond will be looking to follow our lead and even adopt our version of the Award.

The school will have been awarded the Gold Eco Award.

Our children will be involved with regularly helping on a community programme.

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Governor Meetings

The full governing body (FGB) meetings this academic year are being held as follows;

Monday 2nd October 2017 at 6.30pm

Monday 27th November 2017 at 6.30pm

Monday 5th February 2018 at 6.30pm

Monday 26th March 2018 at 6.30pm

Monday 14th May 2018 at 6.30pm

Monday 25th June 2018 at 6.30pm

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