Welcome to Hoylake Holy Trinity C.E. Primary School.
Thank you to all our staff for being so flexible regarding arrangements over the bad weather on Friday. We were able to keep open, and in fact almost all staff made it into school despite very difficult journeys for some. Our Science Fair and celebrations took place as planned. All had a great time.
This week Year 2 was visited by L.A. moderators as part of a normal cycle of school inspections on Wirral. They found our practice to be excellent and the work being done to assess childrens progress as very secure. They found no areas for development and only made one recommendation which was to stick to the school development plan, which we are. Indeed they left stating that much of our good practice would be taken back to other schools. Well done to Mrs Prothero and Miss Johnson and their team and their pupils for all the great work they are doing.
On the left, children leave our Celebration Worship giving High 5''s. On the right, Martha and Jessica, our two winners of the competition to name the housing development opposite Holy Trinity. As you can see, their choice was "THE REDSHANKS", the House they both belong to. With them are the Mayor, Mayoress and the Director of the Housing Trust.
New letter to parents - see NEWS menu above.
Our very own local Hilbre Island in the snow!
Please ensure that your child brings boots as well as school shoes so that they can play outside without getting wet.
PE will be continuing as normal but please send in Track suit bottoms and a long sleeved top so that the children can keep warm if outside.
HEAD TEACHER'S TEA PARTY - JANUARY 11TH 2013
These pupils were nominated by their class teacher's for our ultimate award! Effort, hard work, courtesy, kindness, support for others and persistence - all qualities we love at Hoylake and these children have been demonstrating it this week. Congratulations. Copies of these pictures can be obtained by the immediate families. Contact the school.
For details of our school leavers' results please click here.
Mrs O'Neill Edwards, Mr Rochester, Mrs Mackay and F2 children doing "Squiggle While You Wiggle!"
Other important new information
Homework Club with Dr. Ham started on the 22nd January, for any child in Year 5. Letters have already been sent out to all families but a reply slip is required to confirm attendance.
A new sports provider is now working with our pupils. Following extensive research and observations by Dr Ham and other staff, together with recommendation by other schools we have decided to work with Premier Sport. All coaches are qualified and follow national curriculum physical education based schemes of work. They also have OFSTED inspectors on their management board. A list of extracurricular clubs is also available.
An important, indeed necessary part of a teacher's professional development will involve them being out of class from time to time. This is often to attend courses or Local Authority updates and training on new Government initiatives. By attending these presentations we seek to ensure that your child receives the best possible education.
At the very end of November (2012) an LA inspection team of 4 found that teaching and learning of literacy and phonics (the focus of the inspection) was good or better in all years of the school. Indeed many classes were found to be outstanding. Furthermore, behaviour of the children was also found to be outstanding across the school. There were a number of other wonderful comments made by the team and they went away extremely positive about the school.
I will be posting the full report when it is published but I felt it important to let you know now. It was all the more pleasing because there was effectively no notice of the inspection for the staff or the children.
May I take this opportunity to thank all the staff for their total committment to the children, their dedication and their sheer hard work. Thank you too, to all the volunteers who help us run Maths Club, reading clubs and a whole range of extracurricular clubs which children attend in abundance!
Holiday absence in term time is at the Headteacher's discretion and authorisation is now not being given to parents of children with poor attendance. Please help your child and us by respecting this. For any absences to take place, we ask you to make an appointment with the Headteacher to discuss the matter, rather than filling in a request form. Please do not book your holiday before meeting with Dr. Ham. This is not to cause offence, but we see a dramatic correlation between children's progress and their attendance. We will be looking at ongoing attendance when reviewing these requests. Recent end of year attendance records sent to parents were colour coded to emphasise the importance of this issue.
We are a Church of England community school set in the heart of Hoylake. The majority of our pupils live very locally and we strive to play our part in the local village, as well as in the world. We also seek to be an inclusive school, promoting a Christian ethos. As with all schools, our priority is to enable children to progress quickly in their learning. At Hoylake we seek to do this in a creative manner which reflects the considerable diversity of our community. It is this diversity and our Church base that we believe, gives us our unique and exciting character.
Over the last 3-4 years we have seen a rise in the number of pupils entering the school at all ages, including F2 (our youngest classes). As a reult we have been required by the LA to move to 2 form entry just over 2 years ago. Our aim is to keep class sizes relatively small, and we are being given substantial support from the LA to develop our buildings so that they are better suited for the future, and better able to equip children for life.
Please view the welcome letter from the Head teacher on the parents' page menu or click here.
We want to make it more child friendly and informative for parents and carers. Any suggestions will be gratefully received. Please call the school on 0151 632 4153 or email us on email@example.com
Details of our strategy for use of the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) can also be found on the Curriculum drop down menu or by clicking here.
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUB OPERATING DAILY IN THE SCHOOL. CALL IN AND SEE WHAT A BRILLIANT TIME, (FULL OF SUPERB ACTIVITIES SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES) THE CHILDREN HAVE - TALK TO THE STAFF. TRY IT OUT...
"Hoylake Holy Trinity C E is a school with many admirable qualities: Dynamism, creativity and a strong sense of partnership. It is actively involved in the broader community in ensuring that families and parents are successfully encouraged to develop their true potential in the basic skills of Literacy and Numeracy.
There is no doubt in our minds that the well-established Inclusion Team..... has a significant impact upon whole school development and reinforces its community focused ethos."
From our Basic Skills Inspection Report
Parents leaving their children at school unsupervised, before 8.40 a.m. each morning, do so at the child's own risk. Staff supervise the playground from 8.40. We do not offer any form of free childminding service before or after school. Likewise, children still on the school site after 3.30 are not supervised by school staff, unless they are attending one of our after school clubs. If the latter is the case, you will have signed a permission slip.
A. B. C. D.
House System: At Hoylake we have a House system, chosen by the children based on birds which can be found along the shore in Hoylake: A.Oystercatchers, B.Redshanks, C.Curlews and D.Sandpipers
e-safety policy - please click here to view the school's new esafety policy. Copies of the parents form will be sent out shortly, for you to sign. Please read the policy, which has been ratified by the Governing Body. Paper copies can be provided and are available to view in the School office. Internet security and safety are very important. If you would like more information about how to protect your children while they are on the internet, please contact Dr. Ham.
WARNING: We strongly recommend that you monitor your child's internet access, either by sitting with them and/or ensuring that there are security restrictions preventing your son or daughter accessing particular web sites such as Facebook and other internet social networking sites. There are several reports of possible illegal use of these sites by adults trying to contact children in our area, and any such report or suspicion needs to be notified to the police immediately.
Kahawatta Primary School in Sri Lanka - go to our Kahawatta page for the latest news and photo.
Some of the children take a bow during one of our recent Friday Celebration assemblies. Carers, Mums and Dads and friends come too, as do some of our preschool youngsters!
The legal limit to authorised absence is 10 days in one academic year. However this is at the Headteacher's discretion and authorisation is now not being given to parents of children with poor attendance. Please help your child and us by respecting this. For any absences to take place, we ask you to make an appointment with the Headteacher to discuss the matter, rather than filling in a request form. Please do not book your holiday before meeting with Dr. Ham. This is not to cause offence, but we see a dramatic correlation between children's progress and their attendance. We will be looking at ongoing attendance when reviewing these requests. Recent end of year attendance records sent to parents were colour coded to emphasise the importance of this issue.
Contact the School
Hoylake Holy Trinity C of E Primary School
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Telephone: 0151 632 4153
Fax: 0151 632 0886
Latest updates to this site: 6th June 2012.
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