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Alan Turing painting by students in Enrichment week 2016
GrAlan Turing painting by students in Enrichment week 2016

Turing School is named after Alan Turing the English mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist who has become increasingly famous due to the highly successful film "The Imitation Game". Alan Turing displayed tremendous courage, resilience and strength of character during his life and was responsible for building the Bombe which helped decipher the German Enigma machine during the Second World War and is thought to have saved thousands of lives and shortened the war by as much as 2 years.

Turing students are extremely proud of the man behind the naming of our school and try each day to display the same courage, resilience and character that Alan Turing displayed during his life.

 

Head of School     -  Mr A Roberts

Having lived by the coast in various seaside towns throughout my life, it was inevitable that I would end up settling down in Britain’s best! After studying in London at Roehampton University for four years, I graduated as a Primary School Teacher and taught in Croydon for five years before moving to Varndean School in 2007.

Teaching is something I have a real passion for and initially saw myself as a Primary School Teacher, teaching multiple subjects to one class.  After graduating, I spent two years teaching at a large Junior School before deciding to take a year out to travel the world.  Spending some time in various schools in countries such as Cambodia and Laos gave me a real thirst to return and make the most of the opportunities provided in the education system we have here in England. On my return, to the same school in Croydon, I became Head of Year 6 and the Maths Department Coordinator supporting colleagues in school and across the local authority.

Deputy Head Of School- Miss G Maltby

I first attended school on the South East Coast of England , I then moved to Somerset for University where I completed my degree in Interior Textiles and Surface Pattern.

I found myself back in Brighton in 2008 and landed myself a job as a technician in Varndean Design Technology Department, this allowed me to continue to be created and follow my passion.

I have continued my professional progression to a training teacher then to Head of Design Technology with the support from Varndean School. My Ethos has always been to support and nurture the whole child with their education holding high expectations for all, this lead me to joining Turing School 2018 as Deputy Head of School.

School Leader - Mr L Williams
  

After completing my degree in contemporary art at Sheffield Hallam University I found a passion for education and the opportunities it can bring to young people's lives.

I originally started at Varndean in October 2011 as a teaching assistant with a specialism in English having worked teaching English as an additional language in my previous role, I have since worked across different departments specialising in behaviour management.

My main professional focus has always been to support students to the highest standard during their time at Varndean and create strong links with families to ensure students can leave Varndean feeling ready to take on the next chapter in their life with confidence and pride.

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