Introducing Trinity Champion Centres 2019-2020

Introducing Trinity Champion Centres 2019-2020

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BY: Layne Harrod
13 May 2019

Trinity Champion Centres 2019-2020 announced

We’re excited to be introducing the Trinity Champion Centres for 2019-2020. The Trinity Champion Centre programme aims to highlight the exciting work of Trinity centres and promote Trinity exams across the UK and Ireland. Chosen from across all sectors, these centres bring a breadth of experience of delivering our qualifications. In previous years, Arts Award centres have applied to become Good Practice Centres however, this year for the first time, we included Music and Drama centres in the programme, rebranding the scheme Trinity Champion Centres. 

What is a Trinity Champion Centre?CHampe centre for Digital use

Trinity Champion Centres inspire existing and potential centres by sharing their practice and advocating for the qualifications in their communities and more widely. In return, we celebrate achievements, profile their success and promote their work as part of our support offer to teachers and centres.

Champion Centres are recognised by Trinity for their successful delivery of our qualifications. Ways in which this success could be demonstrated include: strong exam results, an exciting programme of performance events, impact on learners or innovation in the performing arts. Centre status is recognised by Trinity through the award of a certificate and a logo, with opportunities to showcase their creative offer throughout the year – for instance in blogs and marketing campaigns.

Introducing the centres

There are 34 Trinity Champion Centres in total, 23 Arts Award centres and 11 Music/Drama centres. They come from a great range of sectors, including: formal education, arts & culture, youth & community, performing arts academies and music services.

Regions across the UK are well represented as part of the scheme as we have selected centres from across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. As a group they can offer an excellent variety of practical experience delivering our qualifications in very different environments.

Two of our selected Trinity Champion Centres for 2019-2020 give us their response to being selected:

I am thrilled to have our Centre in Portadown selected as a Champion Centre for 2019/2020.  I am really looking forward to sharing tips, advice and feedback regarding the comprehensive Trinity exams syllabuses with other teachers and exam centres. Our students enter the Acting, Speech & Drama, Communication Skills, Performing Text and Music Theatre exams. Our aim is to provide the highest possible teaching standards, as well as a positive and motivating environment for every young person that walks through our doors and Trinity exams go a long way in helping us to achieve this aim. - Shelley Lowry, Music and Drama Centre, Portadown, Northern Ireland

We are thrilled to have been selected as a Trinity Champion Centre for the year ahead. We hope to use this opportunity as a platform to promote the benefits of this unique qualification to other organisations and to share our dyslexia-friendly practice. Our drive is to ensure that as many dyslexic young people as possible have access to the opportunity to gain an Arts Award accreditation and make the most of their creative dyslexic strengths in a way that works for them.’ - Katie Carmichael, Career Coach, Arts Award Centre, Dyslexia Scotland, Scotland

Without further ado, the Trinity Champion Centres for 2019-2020 are……for Music and Drama:

…and for Arts Award:


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