Turing House is named after Alan Turing (1912-1954). Turing was a British mathematician. During the Second World War, he worked at Bletchley Park, Britain’s codebreaking centre, and took a leading role in cracking intercepted coded messages. This work resulted in the war ending sooner and millions of lives being saved. He was homosexual when this was still illegal so was not fully recognised for his achievements at the time.
Welcome to Turing House. I feel extremely fortunate to be able to lead a house with the name of such a significant famous figure and, more importantly, a house with such a wonderful group of pupils and staff within it. Embracing the aims and values of Sawston Village College, I am certain that every pupil in Turing house has the ability to unlock their potential, achieve excellence and to create – and seize – opportunities. Like Alan Turing himself, it is my hope for Turing pupils to become fantastic problem solvers in all aspects of their school and personal lives, and to make positive contributions, be that within mentor groups, at a house and whole-school level, or in the wider community.
Through daily mentor group time every morning, pupils will have the opportunity to receive high levels of support, build positive relationships with other pupils and staff, and engage in a variety of activities and opportunities. Some activities will encompass the vertical system enabling cross-year group work to take place; whereas others will be year-specific, based on pupils’ needs at various points throughout their school career. As ever, there will be many more exciting opportunities for all pupils to participate in both within school and through extracurricular activities.
When in school it is important for all pupils to feel safe, happy, respected and ready to learn; as a “Turing Team” we will endeavour to achieve this for all within our house and in the wider school.
Mrs J Fink
Head of Turing House