Involve / Graduation clubs
- Education outside of the classroom is integral to the Trinity experience, and all Phase 1 students will take part in a minimum of one extra-curricular graduation club each week. Attendance at this club will form an integral part of Phase 1 graduation.
- In addition to the ‘graduation’ involve clubs, students are given the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sporting activities, music, drama and dance classes, handwriting clubs, computer clubs, debating events and film clubs.
Please see below for a non-exhaustive list of some of the clubs that we currently offer:
|English||Film club, Debate Club|
|Humanities||Humanities Club, Allotment club|
|B&E||Computer science club|
|Sport||Rugby, football, netball, fitness, gymnastics, trampolining, cricket, athletics, rounders|
|Tech and art||Phase 1 design club, STEM|
|Music||Music theory club|
|Drama and dance||Annual Show|
|Nurture / SEN / Vulnerable students||Handwriting club, homework club|
Co-curricular and Enrichment
Each term, students will have the opportunity to take part in an educational visit to a place of interest which complements the students’ studies. These include a diverse selection of trips from the Halifax literacy festival in Year 9, a weekend in Whitby with the Performing Arts team as part of the preparations for the school show and the ‘Battlefields trip’ to France with the Humanities team.
In addition, the academy is a regular host to guest speakers to support both students’ academic development, enhance their cultural capital and their understanding of the wider world. These include the ‘Operational live team’, as featured on Dragon’s den, exploring human anatomy and physiology, The ‘National Enterprise challenge’ – the UK’s largest enterprise competition. This aims to provide students a true insight into real life business, brand development and business strategy.
Education outside of the classroom is integral to the Trinity experience and all Phase 1 students will take part in a minimum of one extra-curricular graduation club each week. Attendance at this club will form an integral part of the Phase 1 graduation process.
In addition to the ‘graduation’ involve clubs, students are given the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sporting activities, music, drama and dance classes, handwriting clubs, STEM club and media clubs. We also offer students the opportunity to work with our staff on local community projects to support local charities and community groups. These include the Forget me not Trust and Overgate hospice, The Halifax food bank and The Mayfield Trust.
In Year 10 and 11, students also have access to the ‘Achieve’ provision to support with revision and preparation for examinations and aid students in their completion coursework. Students are invited in small groups each week by subject staff to this provision.
Year 7 – 10
All students have the opportunity in Year 7 to 10 to apply to become a Community Leader. The criteria for this role is that students are to be role models within the academy. Aspiring Community Leaders must lead the way with regards to their uniform, attitude, effort, attendance, punctuality, respect and manners and must be passionate about and motivated to work towards supporting and improving the school and local communities.
A team of 12-15 Community Leaders are appointed each academic year to provide support to our pastoral, administrative and curriculum staff, as well as working with the many charities and external organisations that the academy is supporting; they are the academy’s ‘on the ground’ ambassadors.
Throughout the year the Community Leaders will also be trained as mental health ambassadors and coordinate and promote whole school and community improvement and fund raising activities.
To date, the group have raised money for many charities including the Tanzania girls’ school, and Smartmove. This coming year they are hoping to continue to work with local food banks, The Mayfield Trust, Overgate and ForegetmeNot Children’s Hospice’s, Ravenscliffe School and Skill Share, amongst others.
All students in Year 11 are given the opportunity to apply for a role of Head Boy, Head Girl or Student Prefect.
Head Boy and Head Girl
The Head Boy and Head Girl are the student representatives of the student body. They are responsible for representing the academy at various internal and external events alongside leading Student Leader meetings, running Principal’s Breakfast and overseeing the work of the other student leadership groups.
All prefects have designated roles within the academy, linked to their allocated committees. Alongside these roles, prefects also take responsibility for representing the academy, mentoring, fund raising, policy discussions and supporting events.
The Student Prefect Committees include:
Student Support Leaders – These students mentor lower school students through Year 7 and 8 to ensure they achieve graduation, alongside being available for drop-in sessions to support other students within the academy.
Student Voice Leaders – These students are responsible for collating students’ requests and suggestions, alongside discussing and planning VT sessions and producing a student-led newsletter. These students also take a lead on all public speaking opportunities.
Community Leaders – These students research, promote and plan events aimed at supporting local community groups and charities.
Prom Committee – These students not only plan the Year 11 Prom but discuss and plan key events both in and outside of the academy.
Each of these groups will be led by a Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl who are responsible for leading their team meetings and attending whole academy student leadership meetings.