The learning environment at Trinity promotes intellectual curiosity, creativity, and independent thought. Students are encouraged to develop their knowledge and take ownership of their learning; they focus on the method, as well as the result.

We believe that all teaching strategies should have intellectual depth, as well as clear and coherent direction. We carefully introduce new initiatives  to ensure change is embedded into our Trinity community. Our teaching can be experimental, but always well-researched and well-evaluated.

Our approach

Our approach to teaching and learning is underpinned by the following:

We support students in their development of:

  • Independence of thought
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Academic rigour and precision
  • Resilience and determination
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Confidence in taking informed risks
  • Humility in learning from mistakes

As reflective practitioners, we aim to:

  • Challenge pupils both personally and intellectually
  • Develop pupils’ understanding of, and engagement with, higher order thinking skills
  • Provide opportunities for students to reflect upon and refine their own learning
  • Involve pupils in discussions about what is being learned
  • Differentiate our teaching in response to the needs of individual students
  • Explore the socio-political context and implications of any material covered

Our evaluation

Within our teaching community, the following bodies help to evaluate teaching practice:

  • Teacher Development Posts
  • Teachers and Learning Forums
  • CPD Book Club
  • Learning Council

This is in addition, and supported by, the annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme and the individual Professional Development programme for every member of teaching staff.

Our teaching community

We are outward-facing in our approach to Teaching and Learning, creating bonds with local schools and hosting events to further evaluative thought.  To date, we have hosted the following Teaching and Learning conferences for members of the local teaching community:

  • Learning Matters (June 2017)
  • Learning for the Future (June 2018)