Headteacher Welcome

Welcome to the Turing House School website - I am delighted to be writing this as the headteacher of our exciting new school, established in September 2015.

A new inclusive secondary school for Richmond was envisioned by a small group of parents who care deeply about their local area and its people. Turing House School is the result of their determined effort and the fantastic support they received from the local community, as well as from the Russell Education Trust, who have opened four other successful new schools in recent years.

Having been a part of Turing House School since the very start, I stepped into the privileged position of Headteacher in September 2019 when our founding Head became CEO of the Russell Education Trust. Turing House is a wonderful community in which staff and students work collaboratively to allow every individual to reach their full potential. Every member of staff at the school is committed to ensuring that all students have the best possible educational experience. I consider my time at Turing House School (THS) to be the highlight of my professional career and I am thrilled to be leading the school in the next part of its journey. 

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    Art & Technology Maternity Cover

  • Location

    Twickenham

  • Posted

    17th November 2022

  • Salary

    MPS1 to UPS3 with TLR2b

  • Hours

    Full Time

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About Us

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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 and we continue to develop this as we settle into 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 and ultimately have high aspirations for themselves and their future.

Talent Pool

Join Our Talent Pool

If you are interested in joining our school, please contact the school at vacancies@turinghouseschool.org.uk 

We can keep your information on file and when a position arises that you are interested in, we will contact you.

Working for us

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If you're searching for your next teaching post or support staff role, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, supportive team. Here are some reasons to work at our school:

•Brand new school building with sate-of-the art facilities
• 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 27 students.
• Great support for ECTs 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.
• Free tea and coffee in the staffroom as well as duty free delicious meals from our catering company.


Living in Richmond

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.

 

 

 

Landmarks

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.

 

Russell Education Trust (RET)

 

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.

Our Location

Our Location

Our Location
Swavesey
Cambs
CB24 4RS