Turner 25

Turner 25 - Preparing our Pupils

As a Trust we work hard to ensure our pupils receive a high-quality and academically focused education, however this is by no means the limit of our ambitions. There is a wealth of evidence highlighting the challenges facing children who grow up in coastal communities like ours, and it is so important that we go beyond the classroom to support young people in all aspects of their lives.

Our five schools serve pupils from 2-18 across Folkestone in one of the most deprived communities in the South East, which is why we want to provide the extracurricular activities that we know will prove hugely important to their long-term development.

Because of this, we are committed to providing for each pupil 25 formative experiences in their primary years, and 25 further experiences throughout secondary.

Our ‘T25’ experiences can broadly be divided into the following categories:

  • Capturing culture

  • Creative performing

  • Connecting with the community

  • Acting mindfully

  • Staying safe

These categories cover a broad range of activities, from visiting national cultural institutions, learning CPR, gaining new qualifications or even learning how to ride a bike.