Welcome, from the Head of School

I am incredibly proud to be the new Head of School at Trafalgar School.

My ambition is to ensure that Trafalgar School provides an exceptional learning experience for our students, providing them with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful here and in the wider world. We pride ourselves on our calm, friendly and nurturing learning environment and the positive relationships that are fostered between students, staff and parents.

We work hard to ensure that our students experience is founded on our five core values which were identified and defined by students and linked to the articles of the UNCRC as part of our commitment to becoming a UNICEF Rights Respecting School:

 

Community – we will be an active part of our school community, our local community and be global citizens.

Article 15 - You have the right to join groups and meet with other children.

Article 31 – You have the right to relax, play and take part in cultural activities.

 

Respect – we will respect everyone’s right to learn, our school environment and the beliefs of others. We listen to each other.

Article 29 – Education must encourage your respect for human rights, parents, your own culture and the culture of others and the environment.

Article 30 – You have the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of your family

 

Resilience – we will persevere in all that we do and welcome challenges that help us make progress. We will never give up so we can reach our full potential. We all support each other.

Article 6 – You have the right to develop your full potential.

Article 29 – Your education must develop your personality, talents and abilities to the full.

 

Aspiration – we will always be the best we can be. We will always try our hardest and aim high. We are lifelong learners.

Article 29 – Education must develop your personality, talents and abilities to the full.

Article 17 – You have the right to information that is reliable.

 

Inclusion – We will work positively and supportively with everyone showing respect whatever their beliefs, background, race, gender or religion.

Article 13 – You have the right to express your thoughts and opinions.

Article 14 – You have the freedom to think and believe what you choose.

 

We are on a journey of rapid improvement and are fully committed to securing outstanding outcomes for our students. As a school community we are striving for excellence in all aspects of what we do as we fulfill our motto;

‘Learning today, leading tomorrow’

I look forward to meeting you and working with you and your family over the coming years.

Claire Copeland
Head of School