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Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020

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For further information please contact Tel 028 90370665 www blessedtrinitycollege com Trinity Belfast TrinityBelfast 2020 2021 SCHOOL PROSPECTUS

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In Blessed Trinity the child is at the centre of everything we do Our School Prayer Welcome to our School Father Dear Parent Carer I am delighted to welcome you to Blessed Trinity College and I am confident that you will find in the pages that follow a real flavour of everything that makes our school a second home for our students Grant us the desire each day to do our best To grow closer as a school community Jesus help us to be kind and just To be honest with ourselves as well as others Holy Spirit help us to smile when we lose as well as when we win Teach us the value of our relationship with you and the importance of belonging to a faith community Help us as a school community to achieve excellence together We are an all ability school which is big enough to provide lots of choice but organised in such a way to make it feel small enough for each individual to feel important and truly valued In Blessed Trinity the child is at the centre of everything we do We pride ourselves in Blessed Trinity in Achieving Excellence Together this is shown through the friendly caring atmosphere in which our staff seek to discover nurture and assist in fulfilling the talents and dreams of every child We strive to ensure that each child receives a truly balanced education and we seek to nurture and develop each student s unique gifts and talents throughout their time in our school As you read through the prospectus you will see comments from our students Blessed Trinity College is their school their words and opinions have helped shape Blessed Trinity into the special place it is I hope our prospectus will give you an insight into how we make every day a good day to grow develop and prepare our students to fulfil their potential in life You can also keep up to date with day to day life in Blessed Trinity College by following our Facebook page Trinity Belfast Twitter TrinityBelfast or by visiting our school website www blessedtrinitycollege com Jim McKeever Principal Amen 02 Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 03

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Admission Criteria for Entry of Students to Year 8 in September 2020 If the school is oversubscribed criteria for admission will be applied as follows 1 Students attending the following primary schools listed in no particular order St Patrick s Holy Family St Th r se de Lisieux Holy Cross Boys Holy Cross Girls Mercy Primary Our Lady s Deanby Our Lady of Lourdes Sacred Heart St Bernard s St James St Mary s on the Hill St Mary s Star of the Sea St Mac Nissis St Vincent de Paul 2 Students who live in the following contributory parishes Holy Family St Patrick s St Gerard s Holy Cross Sacred Heart St Vincent de Paul St Mary s on The Hill Loughshore St Mary s Chapel Lane and St Nicholas Carrickfergus 3 Students with a brother or sister who is currently enrolled in Blessed Trinity College name year group stated on Transfer Form 4 Students who are the eldest eligible child in the family 5 Students attending other primary schools in North Belfast Glengormley and Carrickfergus area 6 Students who are brothers or sisters of past pupils of Little Flower Girls or St Patrick s College name stated on Transfer Form 7 Students whose Parent Carer is a past pupil of Little Flower Girls or St Patrick s College name stated on Transfer Form Uniform As a student of Blessed Trinity you are expected to wear your uniform with pride and to represent the school appropriately at all times The school uniform is designed to foster a sense of identity loyalty and belonging and it is compulsory for all Year 8 Uniform P E Uniform Regulation blue shorts or black skinny tracksuit bottoms Girls Regulation blue skirt black tights Boys Black trousers Regulation grey jumper White shirt with school tie FLAT black school shoes no canvas plimsoll leather converse trainer style shoes allowed School blazer Appropriate School bag School scarf Optional Outdoor School coat Optional Regulation blue polo shirt or round neck t shirt Trainers with school P E socks Swimsuit or swimming shorts and towel Our uniform suppliers are Gilmores 395 Antrim Road Belfast BT15 3BG Tel 028 9074 0376 04 Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 The Jeanery The Schoolroom 2 Goland Buildings Glencairn Park N abbey BT36 5EN Tel 028 9833 132 Sports Company City Side Belfast BT15 1WA Tel 028 9035 1917 School Days 271 Antrim Road Glengormley BT36 7QN Tel 077310 75163 Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 05

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Our Core Values of Care Inclusion Respect Responsibility and Aspiration Expectation are central to everything we do Our Core Values Care Inclusion Our Core Values are lived out by each member of staff and student in our school we are very much a community in Blessed Trinity where Care and Inclusion are so important to us Blessed Trinity is a place where all are included and where every child has the chance to succeed and achieve his her dreams Respect Responsibility We see education as enabling our students to grow into mature and responsible adults Respect and responsibility are central to how we treat each other and how we ensure our school is a place where every person is valued Aspiration Expectation The school s vision to be a caring child centred and inclusive school enabling all students to achieve success is reflected in the well integrated care and support structures across all age ranges Our school mission statement is Achieving Excellence Together we have high hopes for every student and we encourage them always to aspire to greater things for themselves ETI January 2019 06 Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 07

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Care Support In discussions with inspectors the pupils spoke with great enthusiasm about the Care Team They reported that the teachers and support staff support their well being and learning The Year 11 and 12 pupils spoke positively about the close working bonds they have built with their teachers They said that they are trusted and recognised for their positive attitude and achievements ETI January 2019 ETI January 2019 Induction Care Arrangements Outline of Support Structure Our Induction Programme for Year 8 students builds a secure foundation on which to achieve high standards in all aspects of school life Each class has a Form Teacher who greets the students every morning and is a familiar face for them throughout their first year in Blessed Trinity In Blessed Trinity we are aware that your child s happiness in their new school is of paramount importance A teacher from the Care Team will visit students in primary school in preparation for the move Individual personalised meetings are scheduled on the Somerton Road site for all new Year 8 students with a member of the Care Team in the month of June During the first term a comprehensive induction programme provides the foundations for learning The year group has a highly experienced team to look after the care and welfare of our students they are the Assistant Vice Principal Head of Year and Assistant Head of Year The Care Team takes a special interest in the personalised needs of each child and will become very special in the lives of our Year 8 students The Head of Year and Assistant Head of Year will be the first point of contact for parents and carers Care Teams Remember there is always someone in school you can talk to Who you can talk to on the Somerton Road Site Year 8 Care Team Year 10 Care Team Our School Counsellor Homework To support our young people further and to promote the importance of emotional well being we have a full time counsellor who is a familiar face around the school and provides individual support for our students as required It is school policy to set homework regularly Success in school depends upon the development of good study habits Practice in studying independently assists students in achieving their full potential Homework diaries are provided to help students organise their home study and revision patterns Parents are encouraged to monitor their child s diary to ensure that homework is completed regularly and submitted on time Home School Links Teachers supported by parents aim to ensure that each student maximises his her full potential Meetings are arranged between parents and teachers in order to discuss your child s progress Parents are welcome to visit the school at other times by arranging an appointment appointments are made through the Head of Year or the Assistant Head of Year who will arrange a convenient time Parents are invited to attend school performances and other organised school functions throughout the school year Year 8 Enrichment Programme Personal Development In Blessed Trinity the personal development programme is an important part of the curriculum and aims to develop in our students self esteem and personal qualities to enable them to make informed positive choices for themselves both in school and in the wider community The programme addresses numerous health related issues such as alcohol drugs and smoking as well as relationship issues including friendships online safety the importance of positive mental health resilience anti bullying and relationship education In addition to the support structures outlined in Year 8 we have a special enrichment programme where students complete modules in Ms C Boylan Mrs O Meehan AVP Junior School HoY Mrs N McKee Mr G McGuigan Ms Muldoon Mr C O Grady AHoY AVP HoY AHoY Year 9 Care Team Safeguarding Manager Ms C Boylan Miss A McAleer Mrs N McKee AVP Junior School HoY AHoY Mr C McAllister AVP First Aid Survival Skills Teamwork Mindfulness Nutrition Fitness Social Responsibility All Stars Resilience Positive Choices The aim of the enrichment programme is to allow our students to develop broader life skills and skills valued by employers in the competitive world of work and beyond Talk to the Designated Child Protection Teachers Care Team Talk to your Form Teacher or ANY member of staff you feel comfortable talking to Talk to the Familyworks Counsellor Referral forms are available from the front office you can do this on your own or ask a member of staff to help You may also contact 08 New Life Counselling 02890 391360 N I Childline 0800 1111 Samaritans 02890 664422 or Free Phone 116123 Contact Youth 02890 744499 Cruse 02890 792419 Lighthouse 02890 755070 PIPS 02890 805850 Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 09

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Wrap Around Care for your Child at Blessed Trinity Steps to Success Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try Team Trinity 10 Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 11

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Outstanding Additional Support Blessed Trinity College believes that a happy well supported student will achieve his or her full potential Additional Support Provided for Learning Mild Moderate Learning Difficulties Learning Support Centre Specific Learning Difficulties Our Learning Support Centre is designed to support the work carried out in the classrooms It offers another layer of care and support and indeed is a nurture centre for those students who at times may need a quiet space The Learning Support Centre is fully staffed and is a safe space for students of all ages who may require additional emotional or educational support Learning Support Nurture Centre facilitating literacy numeracy programmes Head of Learning Support interview with parents carers during Primary 7 Spring Term Relevant information gathered from Primary Schools Educational advice acquired from relevant Education Authority other agencies Use of external agencies resources as appropriate Statemented students have an Annual Review scheduled in Term 2 Team around the Child meetings regarding individual student needs Regular meetings with parents carers throughout the school year Staff are made aware of information from a student s statement to inform planning learning teaching assessment Transition Review and involvement of Careers Service before the Student reaches 16 years of age 12 Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 Stage 3 Review Meetings EA Educational Authority Physical Disabilities Educational Psychology Visual Auditory Impairment Education Welfare Service Medical Care Plans Peripatetic Support Service for Visual Hearing Impairment English as an Additional Language Counselling Personal Educational Plans Blessed Trinity Emotional Support Assistive Technology Exam access arangements Quiet room nurture area during lunch break To support all students in achieving their full potential we have well established links with the following organisations Social Emotional Behavioural Difficulties Autistic Spectrum Disorders Students with SEN are supported in a variety of ways including Links with Outside Agencies ACCESSIBILITY A lift is available in the school to facilitate students as appropriate and a hygiene room is on site to accommodate students with specific medical needs St Gerard s Outreach Learning Together Programme Blessed Trinity Emotional Support Ashton Community Trust EA Autism Intervention Service LINK Centre Secondary Pupil Support Services SPSS Light House PIPS TAMHI Social Services Inclusion Diversity Service EA Translation Service Family Works Counselling CAPs School Nursing Service I really love working in the Learning Support Centre I feel my confidence and skills have grown through working in small groups here Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 13

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Your Child s Care Well Being I know I can speak to any member of my Care Team if I am worried or concerned about anything at the centre of everything we do Strands of care support include FULL TIME COUNSELLING YEAR GROUP CARE TEAMS My child is very well supported in a loving school MENTORING COMMUNITY LINKS PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME SCHOLARS PROGRAMME I know my Form Teacher is always there to help STUDENT LEADERSHIP TEAMS PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMMES Thank you for the continued support and guidance you have shown our child Keep up the great work thanks LEARNING SUPPORT CENTRES Excellent teaching and facilities for our children in the school AWARD CEREMONIES PRIZE GIVING YOUTH WORKERS WRAP AROUND CARE FROM BREAKFAST TO AFTERSCHOOL RECOGNISING ACHIEVEMENT STRATEGIES There are loads of afterschool activities for our children WELL BEING EVENTS The school is absolutely brilliant and I am happy that my child is making good progress Our partners include 14 Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 15

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Our Expectations Student Leadership Team Head Boy Head Girl We come to school every day on time ready and willing to learn We move safely and quietly on the left hand side around the school We care for value and respect ourselves others and our school environment We follow our school dress code and take pride in our appearance and uniform We complete our work with pride and always to the very highest standards We follow the school rules regarding electronic devices We always listen and take turns to speak Senior Deputies with Head Boy and Head Girl In Key Stage 3 our leadership structure for each year group comprises of Class Captains and Vice Captains It may include Sports Captains Librarians Primary School Link Leaders Tuckshop Staff At Key Stage 4 we have Prefects who work to support their peers and who are willing at all times to represent Blessed Trinity as proud ambassadors Senior Prefects 16 Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 In Post 16 we have the Senior Prefects who work under the direction of the Head Boy and Girl and their Deputies The Head Boy and Head Girl are the two most prestigious positions in our student leadership team Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 17

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Learning Teaching Environment Get Ready We aim to produce students who are Post 16 Facilities include work ready training ready or university ready Art Design Drama Home Economics In conjunction with the Training and Employment Agency employers and experienced members of staff provide comprehensive advice and guidance regarding Further and Higher Education progression routes and career choices ICT Music Physical Education Science Skills based experiences are an integral part of the curriculum therefore affording students the opportunity to participate in relevant Work Experience placements to enhance and support their learning and progression route of choice Technology Design September 2020 State of the art Post 16 Study Centre Our On Site Sports Facilities include Fully Equipped Gymnasiums A fully equipped fitness suite A state of the art 3G pitch Wide range of indoor outdoor table tennis facilities Basketball courts Netball courts An excellent library staffed by an experienced librarian provides facilities for study reading and research This is also the focal point for our Year 8 Accelerated Reader Programme A well developed wireless network system which includes ICT suites network terminals in all classrooms and promotes the integration of ICT across the Curriculum including the use of digital technology such as iPads and associated learning and teaching APPs The learning environment is further enhanced through involvement in the wider community local parishes business industry and many other community groups with educational visits to sites of historical religious and cultural interest forming an integral part of curricular provision in Blessed Trinity College 18 Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 Our Work Placement Partners include Local Nursery Schools Primary Schools Merchant Hotel Europa Hotel Stormont Hotel Impact Training Bespoke engineering placements working with specialist state of the art machinery Students who study Hospitality Childcare and Engineering spend one day in a work placement programme learning essential skills for future employment Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 19

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A Seven Year Path to Success Personalised Learning Pathways to ensure every student achieves his or her full potential KEY STAGE 3 The pupils at Post 16 recognised the very helpful staff who are caring and considerate of their needs the range of subjects they can choose from and their enjoyment and appreciation of the value of the school s support circles ETI January 2019 READ WRITE COUNT PRIMARY TRANSITION PROGRAMME ART DESIGN DESIGN TECHNOLOGY DRAMA ENGLISH ENRICHMENT FRENCH GEOGRAPHY HISTORY HOME ECONOMICS ICT IRISH LITERACY LLW MATHS MUSIC NUMERACY PHYSICAL EDUCATION RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SCIENCE SPANISH APPLIED SCIENCE ART BENCH JOINERY BUSINESS COMMUNICATION CHILD CARE CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS ENGLISH LITERATURE FRENCH GEOGRAPHY HAIR BEAUTY HISTORY HOSPITALITY ICT IRISH LLW MUSIC PATISSERIE BAKING PERFORMING ARTS PREPARATION FOR ADULT WORKING LIFE DOUBLE AWARD SCIENCE SINGLE AWARD SCIENCE SPANISH SPORTS STUDIES TRAVEL TOURISM TECHNOLOGY DESIGN WORKS L T P CORE SUBJECTS ENGLISH MATHS RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PRINCE S TRUST ACHIEVE PROGRAMME AVAILABLE TO PATHWAY 1 STUDENTS THE EQUIVALENT OF 2 GCSE GRADES POST 16 STEP FORWARD TO UNIVERSITY FURTHER EDUCATION TRAINING EMPLOYMENT ADVANCED LEVEL 2 YEAR COURSE ART BIOLOGY BUSINESS STUDIES CHEMISTRY ENGINEERING ENGLISH LITERATURE GOVERNMENT POLITICS HEALTH SOCIAL CARE HISTORY HOSPITALITY CATERING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MATHS MUSIC PERFORMING ARTS PHYSICS PUBLIC SERVICES RELIGIOUS EDUCATION DOUBLE AWARD SCIENCE SPORTS STUDIES TRAVEL TOURISM STEP UP 1 YEAR COURSES WITH A 1 DAY WORK PLACEMENT BTEC EXTENDED CERTIFICATE IN ENGINEERING BTEC FIRST CERTIFICATE IN CHILDCARE BTEC FIRST CERTIFICATE IN HOSPITALITY CACHE 2 YEAR COURSE WITH A 2 DAY WORK PLACEMENT CHILDREN S CARE LEARNING DEVELOPMENT 20 Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 21

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Exploring the World The school ski trip was an amazing experience for me and my friends Educational Experiences at Blessed Trinity Educational visits are numerous and varied and are an exciting extension to and enhancement of day to day school routine which support the delivery of the curriculum and include field trips theatre visits University Open Days outdoor pursuits and the Ski trip Keep an eye on our Facebook page Trinity Belfast for information about our up and coming trips abroad A few to highlight are London BTC Drama trip to the West End to see Performing Arts Creative Dance in a real life context Italy the school ski trip developing our sporting expertise cultural and linguistic experiences Africa a group of our young people have travelled to South Africa to help build houses in developing communities on the other side of the globe once again linking seamlessly with our Core Values of care inclusion respect and responsibility Poland an annual History and Religious Education trip to visit Krakow and Auschwitz Football Trip to see Manchester United play at Old Trafford 22 Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 23

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August 2019 Progression Routes Our students accessed a variety of educational establishments including Belfast Metropolitan College BMC Deloitte Brightstart Higher Apprenticeship Glasgow University Hope University Liverpool Huddersfield University John Moore University Liverpool I am delighted with my A Level results 2 A s and 1 A I got fantastic support from my teachers and I am now training to be a teacher myself Manchester University Queen s University Belfast Stranmillis University College St Mary s University College Belfast University of Cardiff University of Ulster Where they are studying the following courses 24 Accounting Architecture Anthropology English Barbering Biochemistry Biomedical Science Business Multi Media Business Studies with Marketing Cinematic Arts Civil Engineering Construction Engineering Construction Management Communication Counselling Studies Criminology Computer Engineering Computer Security Comunity Youth Work Drama Theatre Studies with Special Educational Needs Early Childhood Studies Special Education Needs Electrician Energy Environment Sustainability English Game Design Hair Beauty Healthcare History ICT International Hospitality Management Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 International Travel Tourism Management Joinery Journalism Leisure Events Management Law Management Leadership Development Marketing Mechanics Mechanical Engineering Media Make up Artist Medicine Multi Media Computing Nursing Occupational Therapy Physiotherapy Politics Post Primary Education Primary Education Psychology Real Estate Religious Studies Science Science Health Social Care Sports Coaching Screen Production Social Policy with Sociology Software Engineering Sport Coaching Sport Nutrition for Health Sports Exercise Science Travel Tourism Caitlin McCourt One of the top three students in NI for CCEA Double Award Health and Life Sciences August 2019 Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 25

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School Performance 2018 2019 Our Core Values of Aspiration and Expectation are evident in the vast array of progression routes accessed by our students and also in the excellent set of results from our second year of Blessed Trinity College at both GCSE and A Level which are outlined below Key Stage 4 Performance 2018 2019 GCSE Entered for 5 or more subjects 100 Achieving 5 Grades A C 82 Achieving 5 Grades A C 49 including English Maths Post 16 Performance 2018 2019 A Level Achieving 3 Grade A C 75 4 Achieving 2 Grade A E 100 BTEC National Year 13 14 achieving the full award in Engineering 100 Hospitality 100 Childcare 100 The senior leadership team demonstrates skill and commitment as they continue the process of embedding an increasingly strong culture of improvement in pursuit of the agreed vision for the school ETI January 2019 26 Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 Blessed Trinity College Prospectus 2020 2021 27