Care & Guidance
Our pastoral care system is organised around a Year-based structure with an Assistant Head Teacher overseeing each Key Stage. Each Year Group is headed by a Group Leader who oversees progress, helps guide students along appropriate learning pathways and promotes well-being.
Currently these are: -
Group Leader Year 7 & 8 – Mrs S Whelan
Group Leader Year 9 & 10 –Mr P Hunt
Group Leader Year 11 – Mrs C Perry
Assistant Head Teacher KS5 Years 12/13 – Mr K Berry
A Pastoral Support Manager is allocated to each year group to assist the Group Leads
Should we decide that more intensive support, usually with some external input, is appropriate, your child may be supported by other members of Pastoral Team such as the Safeguarding Managers, Welfare Manager or School Chaplain.
Students are placed in their Year Group and one of four 'Cathedral City' Houses; with the Houses still featuring in aspects of school life, such as competition and charity. The Houses each have a colour which can be seen on the stripes of students’ ties:
Canterbury - Blue
Durham - Red
Winchester - Yellow
York - Green
Whom do I contact if I have concerns about my child?
Tutor – well-being or general progress concern
Subject teacher – specific issue about progress in one subject
Pastoral Support Managers and Group Leaders – well-being or general progress
Leader of Learning – persistent concern in one subject
If in doubt, our Reception staff will happily advise you of the most appropriate person to contact.
We have expectations of behaviour as follows:
WE arrive on time
We are positive about learning
We uphold DIGNITY, COMMUNITY, WISDOM., and HOPE
We are kind
We respect the school environment
We think before we act
We follow instructions
We ask for help
We ask parents/carers to support us in maintaining high standards in all matters relating to school uniform. Should you have any difficulty (financial or other) in obtaining uniform, please contact your child’s Director of Learning in confidence. (For further information go to 'School Information' > 'Uniform' on this website.)
If your child is absent from school due to illness, please leave a message on our dedicated absence line of 01293 652971 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We do call back a sample of those who leave messages to ensure they are genuine and we ask you to confirm the reason for absence with a note on the day of your child’s return to school.
Leave of absence The School does not currently authorise any holidays in term time.
(For further information go to 'School Information' > 'Leave Of Absence')
Holy Trinity School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we cooperate with other agencies and initiatives at local and national level. Any successful job applicant will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring service check (formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau check) at an enhanced level, in line with all schools across West Sussex. Visitors are required to sign in at reception and may be asked to produce photographic ID.