The Senior Leadership Team
For general contact queries for the Senior Leadership Team, please email the Headteacher's PA, Charley Baines, in the first instance by clicking here.
Jonathan Curtis, Headteacher
I joined this vibrant and progressive school in September 2020 and our school is continuing its journey towards providing an outstanding education for all our students and becoming these school of choice for Salisbury and the surrounding area.
In addition, I am the Senior Leadership Team line lead for English, Design & Technology, Food & Catering and Textiles.
Rachael Faulkner, Deputy Headteacher
Looking after our children is a real privilege which I enjoy every day. I see my pastoral role as ensuring the children feel loved, cared for and supported to become the best version of themselves. We try to remove any barriers to learning and to work with all of our families to give the children a consistent and enjoyable school experience. We look to educate the whole child and make them able to go out into wider society to have a life fulfilled. Being a key person in their school journey is such an amazing gift every day – I am so lucky to work at a school which understands the importance of care and love to a child and I work hard very day to maintain with this with my very strong pastoral team of Heads of House and tutors.
I have overall responsibility for the pastoral care of our students via the Heads of House and Tutors, along with oversight of the Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) team, primary transition, attendance, behaviour and rewards, safeguarding and child protection and student mental health and wellbeing. I am also our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
In addition, I am the Senior Leadership Team line lead for Modern Foreign languages.
Jonny Cole, Deputy Headteacher
I am responsible for the quality of our Curriculum and Teaching & Learning; this includes all aspects of a student's journey through our school, each day, over time.
The curriculum is vital to student success and we work hard to make sure qualifications are well suited to students and lead them onto their desired Post-16 provider. I also coordinate student Option choices in Year 9.
Teaching & Learning is at the core of the day to life at The Trafalgar School. I visit lessons regularly, engage with the latest thinking across education and pedagogy and work to disseminate this through the teachers at the school.
I addition, I am the Senior Leadership Team line lead for History, Geography, Art, Drama and Music.
Phil Sutton, Assistant Headteacher
I have responsibility for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of staff which includes INSET days, ongoing coaching & development of teachers, non-teacher development, new staff induction, NQT training and developing new teachers through School Direct, PGCE and ITT.
I am also responsible for developing our Co-curriculum which encompasses Homework and Remote Learning alongside our extra-curricular provision, trips and visits. I also co-ordinate Careers and Post-16 transition & tracking.
In addition, I am the Senior Leadership Team line-lead for BVT, PE, PSHCE and Literacy across the curriculum.
Gilly Jackson, Assistant Headteacher
I joined The Trafalgar School in September 2016 and I have responsibility for student progress and standards. This incorporates target setting, assessment, reporting and examinations. I am also responsible for Pupil Premium and intervention.
In addition, I am the Senior Leadership Team line lead for Mathematics, Science and Computing.
Chris Danvers, Associate Senior Leader
I joined The Trafalgar School in September 2014 and have been as Head of Breamore House since September 2015. I am also a teacher of Physical Education and KS3 English. As part of my Associate Senior Leadership position I have been developing and monitoring our Remote Learning provision and ensuring students are well supported throughout this period. I am pleased to work in collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team, to achieve best possible outcomes for students across the School.
Matt Williams, Associate Senior Leader
I joined the school in 2019 as a Modern Foreign Languages Teacher and Head of Radnor House. Within the Senior Leadership Team, I am responsible for Pupil Premium, ensuring that students’ aspirations are high and that personal circumstances do not become a barrier to achievement.