At Trinity Academy Bradford, our Year 8 students ‘graduate’ at the end of Phase One. This aims to raise their aspirations, and help make students feel more motivated for their upcoming GCSE studies.
At the end of their two year journey, parents will be invited to celebrate their child’s achievements at a memorable ceremony, complete with traditional cap and gown.
There are, however, a few requirements students must meet in order to graduate. These include:
- Excellent behaviour record with a Bronze Award each year.
- Excellent attendance record with a minimum of 96% attendance over the year.
- Attendance and engagement in co-curricular clubs with at least 75% attendance.
- Participation in the academy’s Trinity Talks events (a minimum of six per year).
- Good or higher attitude to learning as an average of all subjects.
- Personalised targets in Masters of Recall met.
There are different tiers of Graduation, dependent on how many criteria your child meets, ranging from a First Class to a Third.
Students are regularly updated and advised of their progress towards these targets. All students have a Graduation Journal to allow them to check whether they are on track and, if not, set targets accordingly. Students who exceed these targets will aim to become part of the elite group of students who graduate with honours.
As part of our co-curricular provision at Trinity, we invite all students in Year 9 the opportunity to take part in ‘The Trinity Challenge’. This leads on from our Graduation program and is designed to offer students a range of opportunities, enabling them to become resilient learners with a thirst for learning and new experiences. This initiative provides a platform for students to build their character and promote and support health and wellbeing.
Every student that completes 15 challenges will receive the Bronze Trinity Challenge Award. Students can also achieve Silver for completing 20 awards, and Gold for completing 25 awards.
Students have received a hard copy of the booklet below to assist in completing Trinity Challenge. Please use the electronic copy to assist with completing Trinity Challenge at home. Students are encouraged to collate and email evidence to the relevant contact for each challenge, as stated in the booklet.