Turnham Academy

Gonville Academy
Gonville Road

0208 684 4006




In Years 1 to 6, English, Maths and Computing are taught discretely, following national guidelines. Throughout KS1 and KS2, children enjoy focused, carefully planned core lessons, which reflect the emphasis placed on teaching the children reading, writing, numeracy and investigative skills.

Other subject areas are predominately covered in an integrated manner through topics or themes embracing particular focuses. These are: Science, Information Technology (ICT), and the foundation subjects of Music. Art, History, Geography, Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE), Design and Technology (D&T), Physical Education (PE) and Religious Education (R.E).

Children work in a variety of ways: as a class, in groups, pairs or individually. The emphasis is always on active and meaningful involvement of children in their own learning. All children have regular opportunities to engage in musical and creative activities.

PE is an important part of the curriculum; therefore all children take regular part in regular physical exercise. Turnham Academy actively encourages children to make healthy choices.

Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) is incorporated into PSHE. Every effort is made to match the teaching and knowledge to the maturity of the children. We aim to help pupils cope with the physical and emotional challenges of growing up, give them an elementary understanding of human reproduction and enable them to make informed choices about their health and environment and to resist bullying.

The Academy is very well resourced, enabling teachers to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum. We continue to invest in ICT so that our pupils can learn using the most up-to-date technologies. Within our curriculum we aim to provide for the academic, personal and social development of every child; encouraging it to work and think independently so that learning is irresistible.

Additional Support for Children

We provide a range of targeted support in order to overcome barriers to learning. Additional support for children is achieved through appropriate assessment, setting personalised challenges and responding to individual needs. Staff work closely with parents to ensure the learning needs off all children are met.

Please contact the academy office by email if you would like further information with regards to our curriculum.

Turnham Academy