I am Mr Colin Crehan and I am the Head of School at Holy Trinity Catholic School. The school is named after the Trinity, the Christian doctrine that defines God as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Holy Trinity is a Voluntary Aided School administered by Birmingham City Council and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham.
It is with great pride that I am the Head of School here. As a school, we are here to serve the pupils and the local community. As educators we would like to instill a sense of belief and pride in Holy Trinity pupils and encourage them all to dream and to fulfil their ambitions. Having taught at several schools, I am qualified in my judgement when saying that pupils at Holy Trinity are amongst the best I have ever worked with.
I am proud to say that our GCSE results for 2015/2016 were amongst the best that this school has ever achieved. A record 51% of pupils achieved the golden 5 A* – C grades, including English and Maths. Key measures for Progress 8 and Value Added put Holy Trinity on a par with many other schools in the city that have previously been judged to be better than Holy Trinity by Ofsted. GCSE results in 2016 / 2017 continued to show improvements. More pupils left Holy Trinity with strong passes in English and Maths than they had ever done before. We are confident that the best is yet to come and we work every day to improve further.
Holy Trinity’s previous Ofsted judgement in 2014 was highly disappointing. I am pleased to say that this is no longer a reflection of where the school is currently at. Our School Improvement partners BEP share the view with school leaders, that Holy Trinity is now a ‘Good’ school. It is our ambition that we become an ‘Outstanding’ school in the coming years. We are due an Ofsted inspection and we are confident and positive that the outcome this time will be more favorable.
A strength of our school is our strong sense of faith and ethos. We are a Catholic school and we welcome pupils from many different denominations and faith groups. What unites us is our sense of respect for all. Holy Trinity is a remarkable example of how different faiths can come together and work towards a common good.
I look forward to seeing and talking to you more during our forthcoming Open Evening and Open Morning.
Mr C Crehan
Head of School