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Turing House – Term 3 update

What an eventful period Term 3 has been. As Head of Turing House, I was delighted that our namesake, Alan Turing, was voted winner of the Greatest Person of the Twentieth Century.

Once again as Head of House, I have been ably supported by the Tutor Team and House Leaders Sharmarka and Amelia. Thank you all for your help.

With Turing House’s core values of ‘Unity, Acceptance and Determination’ in mind, I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight some our students’ fantastic achievements. I have seen their real determination and unity during the Fun Fix Fridays, capped off by Turing coming out worthy winners in the “Keepie-Uppy” Challenge across all year groups.  The Turing ‘Netball Challenge’ team were just pushed into second place in their event. Their consideration for other competitors and support for both teams from fellow Turing Housemates was rewarding to see.

In keeping with another of our core values - determination - I have witnessed sustained determination by the students to improve House attendance levels.  A total of 110 students have achieved 100% attendance. This is up from 95 students in term 2 amd something that everyone should be proud of. I am keen to achieve further improvement next term. The measurement of “Overall Attendance” see Turing sitting in second place with attendance levels at 95.2%.

The most improved attendees have been:

  • Morgan Dun who received a £10 Cineworld voucher
  • Hannan Mohamed who received a £10 Amazon voucher

I would also like to recognise the Magnificent Termly Turing students. These students have consistently demonstrated one or more of the core values of Turing (Unity, Acceptance and Determination) throughout term 3.  Their attitude and behaviour are an example to all students at St Katherine’s. Well done to:



Tutor Group

Magnificent Turings


Sayen Cid-Purslow & Alex James


Henry Fairhom & Hannah Lange


Hollie Andrew & Adam Britton


Farida Awil & Harrison Roberts


Natalie Stringer & Millie Mcloughlan


Annika Rugman & Mason Jones


Caitlin Hickery & Patryk Lietzau

I would also like to draw your attention to the top Turing House students with the most “Praise Points”



Tutor Group

Positive Praise Points

Jake Packham



Isobel Taylor



Matthew Parson



Jack Heptinstall



Edith Powell



On the topic of outstanding achievement, special mention goes to an individual and a group from Turing House.

The individual is Harrison Roberts 9T1. He recently achieved his BLACK STRIPED BELT as is only one step away from the highest grade in this discipline. Harrison attends four clubs a week and has shown perseverance and resilience to reach this standard.

The group are three Turing House members who excelled in representing the school in the West of England Sports-hall Athletics County Finals. Gabriel Antolic-Furlong, Ryan Bundy and Kanye Christie were part of the Year 8 boys winning team who were crowned champions.

Finally please make a note in your diaries for Turing’s Charity week 18th -22nd March.  We’ll be fundraising for our chosen charity ‘Educate the Kids’ with every House Tutor Group organising a fundraising event to support this amazing initiative.  Watch this space!

As we finish another successful term, both I and the rest of the Turing House Tutor Team look forward to building on this success in Term 4.

Miss Price, Head of Turing House