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At Trafalgar we strive for 'greatness' in all that we do. Foremost is to be great people. Great people stand by a set of 'social norms' or shared values that are lived out. Great people work hard, there are no shortcuts, towards a cause larger than themselves. They are persistent and resilient. They act with fairness. They act with humility and they show goodness.


Teaching is our business and our profession. Great teachers are welcoming, they care deeply. They are passionate about their subjects, their enthusiasm is unwavering. They demonstrate aspiration, optimism and an 'unreasonable ambition'. Great teachers are great learners, they seek not to be the best but to be better today than yesterday.


We make no apologies for our culture of academic rigour and high achievement. High achievement inevitably leads to high attainment. High attainment opens many doors.

Being Trafalgar:  Great People

Professional leadership

  • Give clear messages and ensure there is a consistent purpose throughout

  • Decision making will be shared

  • Identify lead professionals with an emphasis on the quality of teaching

  • Be outward looking, research based and work collaboratively with other schools


Professional management and Educational scrutiny

  • Have clear lines of management

  • Have clear job descriptions – Operational activities clearly defined for all staff

  • Agree measurable performance goals – Standards, Key Accountabilities and KPIs

  • Give ongoing feedback on performance

  • Have regular developmental discussion


Agree and communicate a shared vision and goals

  • Agree values with all staff

  • Ensure consistent practice and goals amongst staff

  • Have a plan for developing all staff


Create an inspirational learning environment

  • Create an orderly atmosphere

  • Provide an attractive working and learning environment

  • Work inter-departmentally


Secure high quality teaching & learning

  • Organise resources and act efficiently

  • Structured, planned lessons with an academic emphasis and progress driven

  • Adapt lessons with effective differentiation

  • Maximise learning time

  • Plan and deliver an effective programme of professional development

Maintain high expectations

  • Expect a lot from everyone – ‘an idealistic ambition and unwavering optimism’

  • Verbalise our high expectations to students

  • Ensure intellectual challenge in all that we do


Maintain positive reinforcement

  • Communicate clear 'social norms' and fair discipline: expectations (rules), rewards and sanctions

  • Give feedback to students that guides and inspires - intrinsically motivating


Monitor progress

  • Continuously monitor individual progress

  • Continuously monitor the School’s progress


Communicate rights and responsibilities

  • Model positive relationships

  • Provide positions of responsibility

  • Teach students how to take responsibility for themselves and others


Stakeholder engagement

  • Involve Parents

  • Involve Governors and Trustees

  • Involve the local community

  • Make links with industry and Further Education

  • Work with other professionals

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