Our ethos: Transforming Lives ♦ Building Futures
At Holy Trinity Lamorbey it is our fundamental belief that education has the power to transform lives and build extraordinary futures for our pupils. As a Church of England Primary School, we take as our inspiration Christ’s transformative love and its ability to build a meaningful and purposeful future for us with God.
St Paul the Apostle wrote in his letter to the Romans; “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12.2
We aspire to practice this transformation and renewal of minds by living in what we call ‘The Trinity Way’ and placing at the heart of our work, 3 Christian virtues, love courage and wisdom.
We work hard to place love at the heart of everything we do at HTL by in all things, willing the good of others. This is expressed most clearly in our desire and drive to ensure that the pupils have the very best opportunities, the very best teaching, the very best curriculum and the very best relationships they can possibly have at school. At the same time, this desire for the good of others characterises every policy, every decision and every relationship between this school and all of our neighbours near and far.
We instil in all our pupils the virtue of courage. We teach them to have the courage to make the right choices, courage to stand up for what is right and the courage to take on a challenge. We teach them to have the courage to take appropriate risks, the courage to ask for help and to have the courage to change the world. As a school, we seek in all things to be courageous leaders of education. Embracing change and innovating with constant restlessness in the pursuit of excellence.
Our final virtue and foundational principle is wisdom. To use what we know well. At HTL it is not enough to simply acquire knowledge. We believe in teaching children how to think, to take what they know and apply it into new contexts and to solve challenging problems. We seek to make the familiar, unfamiliar. As a school, we look to be at the cutting edge of educational thinking and to use that knowledge purposefully to make a real and tangible difference in the lives of our pupils, this community and the wider world today and tomorrow.
Our belief in the transformative power of education to build futures manifests itself in 3 key ways.
- A curriculum for the future; ambitious, technology-focused, future-facing, exciting and challenging, which prepares children to solve the problems we can’t yet imagine.
- Outstanding outcomes for all fulfilling every pupil’s potential
- Active citizenship; serving others and having a positive impact on the world through building authentic relationships in school and courageously advocating for those less fortunate than ourselves.