The Chaplaincy Team
Anna Graham is Head of Chaplaincy at Trinity. Anna has been involved in teaching children about the Christian faith in school and at church over the past 10 years. Prior to this she held a variety of managerial roles at various companies in the UK and Australia, including Marks and Spencer, Mars Confectionery and Fritolay. She has a love of sports, especially hockey. Anna relishes her new calling as Chaplain at Trinity where she loves to express God’s love and forgiveness to all the students and the whole school community.
Helen Read is responsible for managing and coordinating Trinity’s Service Programme. Helen and her family were missionaries in South Africa before returning to the UK. Helen has widespread experience of sharing God’s love and word in a variety of roles and communities. The service team is supported by a faithful team of volunteers.
The Trinity Vision
At Trinity we believe that every young person is loved and valuable to God, and that He has given each one unique gifts and talents. Our vision is that every student will fulfil their God-given potential, ready to serve others and equipped to be confident leaders in society. The Christian message of hope and forgiveness is upheld throughout all aspects of Trinity school life through the pastoral care of all students, both in class and on the playground.
At the beginning of the week the whole school assemble together in Worship – this is a time of reflection; reading the Bible: listening to a short talk and a time of collective prayer.
Later in the week Form Worship takes place. This enables the students to explore and participate in acts of worship as a class together. Each morning has a different focus:
‘Wider World Wednesday’ – Students look at wider world issues and participate in praying for our world in need.
‘Faith in Action Thursday’ – ‘Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead’ (James 2:17). Students explore the big issues affecting our world and how we can be the change they wish to see in the world. From ‘caring for creation’ to helping those living in poverty. Trinity aims to provide an environment where students are encouraged and supported to put their faith into action.
‘Celebration Friday’– This is an opportunity for the students to listen to a Worship song together in class and to celebrate God and one another.
Trinity school was established and is maintained by the power of prayer. Trinity relies on the faithfulness of its prayer partners in the community: The Governors; SCET Ministers (Sevenoaks Churches Educational Trust) and church partners; the parent and staff body. On the first Thursday of the month, Trinity has a prayer meeting to thank God for his provision and to pray for the needs of the school – all are welcome to come.
At the beginning of each class, a class ambassador opens the lesson in a short prayer.
Anna also meets on a monthly basis with the SCET Ministers to pray for the needs of the school.
Jesus said ‘For the son of man did not come to be served but to serve’ (Mark 10:45). Central to the Christian ethos of Trinity is that our students reflect God’s love in our wider community. Each student participates in helping the community through a variety of partnerships. They visit and help local churches; mother and toddler groups; assist local primary schools and nursery schools as well as visit the Leonard Cheshire Disability Centre.
For more information, please go to the Service page.