Turing House opened in September 2015. It was set up by a parent-led group and became the fifth school in the Russell Education Trust (RET), the largest group of free schools in the country. We are now in our sixth academic year and this September we were very excited to open our sixth form, also welcoming students from other schools to continue their education with us.
Turing House School has had enormous local support since it was first proposed, we have been oversubscribed for every intake so far and we have a waiting list in all year groups. In May 2018, we were delighted when Ofsted judged as good overall with outstanding leadership and management as well as personal development, behaviour and welfare. The support to staff provided by the knowledge and experience in RET is invaluable. RET secondary schools are among the most successful in the country; the Progress 8 score for the Trust’s first set of GCSE results in 2018 placed RET among the top MATs nationally and our EBACC entry and success rate is the top ten nationally. The first cohort of Turing House students received their GCSEs last academic year; despite not sitting their exams due to Covid, they did exceptionally well.
Plans for our permanent site have been approved and building work has started with completion scheduled for November 2021. In the meantime, we are in two temporary sites in Teddington (Y10-12) and Hampton (Y7-9):
• Teddington Site - Turing House School, 2 Queen's Road, Teddington, Surrey, TW11 0LR
• Hampton Site - Turing House School, Hanworth Road, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 3DH
We are currently seeking the following to join our school:
We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool or contact our school directly and say what sort of role you're looking for. By joining our School Talent Pool we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs.
Our school is the fifth secondary school to be opened by Russell Education Trust (RET), the country’s most successful Free School provider. All of the RET schools, including our school, have been judged to be good or outstanding at their first Ofsted.
These first years of a new school are a rare opportunity for inspirational teachers to help create a school; sharing our mission and ethos; shaping the curriculum and forming a true partnership with parents, students and the community. Being part of the trust our staff benefit from extensive subject network support and development and have a wide range of opportunities to develop their careers in our school and more widely.
To continue to develop the vision for Turing House School, we need the very best staff who are able to embed our ethos into their teaching and wider school life. We have already created a wonderful environment for young people to learn and mature in but there is much more to be done to secure this as we grow in the coming years to our full capacity and move in to our permanent site. Our aim is that all our students can be equipped to progress to the jobs, training and higher education most suited to their talents and abilities, irrespective of their social or economic circumstances.
If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. Here are some reasons to work at our school:
• Please see our website or this link for our virtual open evening/morning events: https://www.turinghouseschool.org.uk/virtual-open-events-2020.php
• Friendly colleagues who are always happy to help each other.
• All staff are proud to be part of the school and feel supported by the open door policy of Senior Leadership who genuinely want to see you succeed and thrive.
• Excellent opportunities for ongoing professional development with cross trust support from RET and training catered to support your individual career.
• Smaller classes of 25 students.
• Great support for NQTs including your own dedicated mentor, reduced teaching timetable and a successful induction programme.
• Staff wellbeing is at the forefront of the school’s priorities. Happy teachers make a happy school.
• Staff benefits include a laptop for all teaching staff, free flu jab, subsidised yoga classes, regular social events, weekly staff bulletins and staff appreciation shout out board.
• To be part of an 11-18 provision with opportunities to teach in the sixth form in many subject areas. Our sixth form opened this September.
• During the 2021/22 academic year we are moving into our new permanent site in Whitton with state of the art facilities.
• Free tea and coffee in the staffroom as well as duty free delicious meals from our catering company.
Richmond is a unique jewel in London’s crown. Often considered London’s most attractive borough it has been a favourite retreat for the rich and famous throughout history. Home to the marvels of Hampton Court and Twickenham Stadium it rivals anywhere in London for things to see and do. Seen as the happiest place in London to live, the balance of being close enough to central London while maintaining a large amount of open green space.
Located just 8 miles south west of central London, Richmond has fantastic transport links with access to London Underground’s District Line and train services to Waterloo. Heathrow Airport is 12 miles away and can be reached easily by road, train or bus and the M3, M25 and M4 motorways all provide easy access to the area.
Richmond is a friendly and lively centre with excellent facilities including numerous shops and boutiques, pavement cafes and bars, charming pubs and sophisticated restaurants serving top class international cuisine. With so much history and heritage, wildlife and leisure activities, Richmond has something for everyone and is a wonderful environment in which to bring up a family. Along with a variety of galleries, art centres and cinemas, there is the fabulous Richmond Theatre on The Green along with The Orange Tree theatre.
The Borough also offers up some of the most attractive green open spaces within London including a number of Royal Parks, the most notable of which is the famous 2,300+ acres of Richmond Park. The River Thames is a major feature of Richmond. Running through the heart of the Borough it winds its way for 21 miles allowing for some beautifully positioned riverside homes with fabulous river views.
Kew Gardens and Palace - Experience the Royal Botanical Garden Show at Kew Gardens. Visit the beautiful palace set within the 300 acre setting.
Richmond Park - London’s largest royal park, famous for its rambling heaths and multitude of deer. A popular jaunt West London locals looking to escape the hustle and bustle of London life.
Twickenham Stadium - The home of rugby. Catch England international rugby games here or during the summer the famous London 7s. Make the short walk to the smaller but just as lively Stoop to catch the local premiership club side, Harlequins RFC.
Hampton Court Palace - The famous royal palace that was a favourite for the King Henry VIII. Visiting here is a little journey to the past. During the winter months it is home to one of London’s largest ice rinks which is a fantastic evening no matter who you are.
Old Deer Park - Houses the boroughs favourite pagoda, it is a fantastic little park land. It is also the home ground of London Welsh Rugby Club if you are looking for an intimate family experience watching the sport.
The Russell Education Trust is an academy trust with five secondary schools. RET is sponsored by Education London (EL) in partnership with a number of outstanding schools and academies, senior inspectors, academics and education leaders. RET is using the experience of EL and all our trustees and partners to implement national best practice in our free schools. We aim to work together to play a full part in training the teachers and headteachers of tomorrow.
Our approach is based on the practice in the very best schools in which each child’s needs and aspirations are met in a stimulating and safe environment. We understand that excellent discipline, and the security of each pupil to both express individuality and take responsibility at school, are fundamental to personal, social and academic success. We know that in the best schools and academies, pupils are not only taught exceptionally well, but are also trained and encouraged to progress to the jobs, training and higher education most suited to their talents and abilities, irrespective of their social or economic circumstances.
Please click here for further information about RET.