Turnham Academy

Gonville Academy
Gonville Road

0208 684 4006


Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

STEP Academy Trust is committed to improving the life chances of all children.  Where we have the capacity to make a difference we are morally bound to do so.

Our Vision

To deliver excellent learning opportunities and experiences which develop: COLLABORATION, COMMUNICATION SKILLS & A CURIOSITY for ongoing Learning.

Our Values

Passion — Our aim is to always provide for the pupils of our Academies what we would want for our own children.
Urgency — The amount of time children spend in education is finite. We have a responsibility to ensure that every moment a child is in a STEP Academy must be spent productively.
Positivity — Staff have a responsibility to be positive and supportive of each other.
Aspiration — Embodied in the Trust motto, “Striving Together for Excellence in Partnership”.
Commitment — Staff are prepared to go the extra mile to provide the best possible education for their pupils.

Our Motto

“Collaboration, communication and curiosity”

STEP Values

We also recognise our STEP values, which are shared across our academy trust. We teach children that these are our family values.
They are:

Passion: Passionate about learning
Urgency: We recognise the importance of every moment
Positivity: We spread positivity to all around us
Aspiration: We dare to be great
Commitment: We are committed to improving and progressing

Our Aims

We offer a warm welcome to you and your child and thank you for showing an interest in our Academy.
Underpinning all we do is a belief that every moment a child is in school must be used effectively — if time is wasted, it is lost forever and cannot be given back. All our structures and policies are designed to maximise the learning potential of the time our children spend in school. We aim to make our children’s learning experiences varied and inclusive; raising standards, particularly in Literacy and Numeracy, remains our main objective.

Although we place particular emphasis on the acquisition of basic skills, we also have great provision for sport and the humanities. The successes of every child matters. Indeed, it is the children who make our Academy such a special place.

Turnham Academy