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Year 8 Progress Leader - Mr Jones


Year 8 is an exciting year for Trinitarians. They are no longer the youngest in the school and being now familiar with school routines and lessons, they are expected to ‘hit the ground running’ and set an excellent example to the incoming Year 7. By the end of the year, pupils will choose their GCSE options, so Year 8 gives them the opportunity to continue studying a wide range of subjects and discover which they enjoy and wish to pursue into Key Stage 4. Pupils will continue to use learning booklets, Knowledge Organisers pages and other specially tailored resources to assist them in their learning, so that the choices available to them in Key Stage 4 are as varied and interesting as possible.

Extracurricular activities such as Pupil Voice, Choir, Eco-committee, sports teams including Football, Rugby and Netball and a host of other clubs continue into Year 8 allowing pupils to live ‘life in all its fullness.’ Pupils should already be thinking about developing the skills and attributes needed to join our Pupil Leadership team at the end of Year 10 and these activities provide the opportunity to take on more responsibility and further demonstrate the Trinity Values of being courageous, principled, insightful, reflective, knowledgeable, open-minded, resilient and independent. 

Our family group based pastoral system continues to provide support for pupils, students will return to a reshuffle in their previous family groups, with some new family group leaders and different students in their family group rooms, this will provide them with an opportunity to demonstrate their adaptability as they are welcomed by new faces and integrate into a different family group dynamic. Family Group time is structured to aid pupils in developing their personal and character education as well as keeping them on track academically. Throughout the week pupils will engage in PSHE, revision and reading activities as well as taking part in communal worship.

The Year 8 curriculum at Trinity is both ambitious and varied, providing the foundation for further study into GCSE and beyond.  Pupil progress is monitored closely and academic intervention put in place quickly and effectively if required.  By the end of Year 8 pupils have a good grounding in all subjects, so that they are fully prepared to continue more specified study as they move into Key Stage  4.

The Year 8 team can be contacted on the following email addresses : 

Year Progress Leader

Neil Jones - email address :

Deputy Year Progress Leader

Nicole Alvarez  - email address :

Year 8 - Family Group



Richard Dare


Anaclette Martin


Lena Thomas


Ellen Sinclair


Dhavina Chavda