11 by 11 - Our Promise
We know that it essential that children learn to read, write, and add up and using our School Values and motto of Aspiring to be more (not to have more), we hope to allow this for everyone. But this is not our only aim as a school…
Think back to your own childhood – what really stands out about your own primary school days? Was it phonics lessons and learning how to do long division? Or was it a brilliant school visit where you camped under the stars? Or built a raft and crossed a lake? Or built and launched rockets from the playground?
These types of great opportunities – the memorable experiences that cement themselves into your psyche – happen in every school. 11 by 11 for us, is different, in that we have actively put a set of promises across all of our year groups in school so that it becomes something that EVERY child is entitled to.
11 before 11 is the way we do this; it’s a set of promises that help our children to be in the driving seat in their own lives. We have a set of experiences/visits/memory building activities that we want every child who attends Holy Trinity to have experienced before they leave us to go to secondary school-aged 11. We are ambitious for our children to have broad horizons in life and high aspirations for themselves. We want our children to be inspired and challenged so that each one can develop their unique potential to the full. We want, at the end of their time at Holy Trinity, to have a well-experienced, well-rounded person ready to be a respectful and amazing member of the community in Burton where we live.