Turner Free School


School Description

The Turner Free School is an academically ambitious and inclusive school for 11-18 year old pupils in the Cheriton area of Folkestone. In other words, it is a grammar-style school for everyone. As a smaller than average secondary school, all pupils are known and educated as individuals. The school has a knowledge-led curriculum, organised along the principles established by Professors Michael Young of the IOE and E.D. Hirsch of the University of Virginia, to ensure all pupils receive the knowledge they need to thrive in the modern world. In addition, to give pupils a leading edge for further education and employment, modern foreign languages are emphasised, with the aspiration that all pupils will achieve a working standard by the time that they graduate from the school.

As a free school the Turner Free School is a new Academy school; directly funded by central government and independent of Local Authority control. Like other free schools, the Turner Free School has a responsibility to expand the educational offer locally, to promote higher standards inclusively, to address local social issues and to ensure excellent value for the public purse.

The Turner Free School is part of Turner Schools, a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) based in Folkestone on the beautiful Kent coast. The Turner Schools family includes five schools in Folkestone:-

• Folkestone Primary

• Folkestone Academy

• Morehall Primary

• Martello Primary

• Turner Free School

We provide education through pre-school, primary, secondary and on to sixth form. Each academy is individual and responds to the needs of its local community to provide the best possible opportunity for its young people. We promote high academic standards, while ensuring crucial opportunities for personal and emotional development.

Turner Schools is committed to Transforming children’s futures…Empowering children’s futures…Strengthening communities.

To help us achieve this Turner Staff ‘Walk the Turner Talk’

They will:

• Speak and act with care: always show compassion and respect for children.

• Act boldly: be ambitious for yourself and the children and young people we serve.

• Learn from adversity: be evaluative, thoughtful and reflective.

• Challenge convention: be curious, welcome difference and unfamiliar thinking.

• Connect with others: support colleagues, parents and pupils to make a great team.

• Use your voice: offer different views and ask questions.

• Do what it takes: be relentless in pursuing the best for children.

• Ask for support: be open and honest when plans go awry.

• Don’t give up: be calm, resilient and measured when managing challenges.

Turner Schools is committed to giving a powerful education to local families through schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to thorough recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

We would welcome applicants to visit the school prior to application to experience the culture and ethos. Please contact HR@TurnerSchools.com if you would like to arrange a tour.

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Vacancies at this School

Teaching Jobs

Trust Cover Teacher - Full And Part Time

Turner Free School Folkestone

Pay:MPS Ref:KCC-F42-75-T

Start Date:Immediate Advert Close Date:22/09/2022View Job

Teacher of English - Full Time

Turner Free School Folkestone

Pay:MPS/UPS Ref:KCC886-4021-108T

Start Date:September 2022/Januay 2023 Advert Close Date:31/08/2022View Job

Support Jobs

Student Services Manager and PA to the Head of School - Term Time

Turner Free School Folkestone

Pay:AR08 £25,707 (£22,256 pro rata) Ref:KCC886-4021-118S

Start Date:Immediate Advert Close Date:01/09/2022View Job

1:1 Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Turner Free School Folkestone

Pay:Academy Range 04 £19,293 (£16,702 pro rata) Ref:KCC886-4021-115S

Start Date:Immediate Advert Close Date:01/09/2022View Job

Trust Cover Supervisor - Term Time

Turner Free School Folkestone

Pay:Academy Range 06 (£18,048 pro rata) Ref:KCC-F42-203-S

Start Date:Immediate Advert Close Date:22/09/2022View Job

Tutor - Fixed Term

Turner Free School Folkestone

Pay:AR 06 - £20,847 (£18,048 pro rata) Ref:KCC-F42-202-S

Start Date:Immediate Advert Close Date:21/09/2022View Job

English, Maths & Science Academic Mentors - Fixed Term

Turner Free School Folkestone

Pay:AR06 £20,847 (£18,048 pro rata) Ref:KCC-F42-201-S

Start Date:Immediate Advert Close Date:04/09/2022View Job

Turner Free School



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