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24/11/17

Year 9 students created stunning 3d paper prokaryotes https://t.co/Yb6fCgehMx

24/11/17

Read about our sports ambassadors helping at a primary school basketball tournament https://t.co/yGi7w6FGCp

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/934061581612343296

24/11/17

Y7s have been designing numeracy, literacy and problem solving themed advent calendar for a competition. https://t.co/WyxmUpWESA

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/934018015619928064

24/11/17

Pupils taking part in experiment in science class https://t.co/VDFuqDY3vd

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/933713052603768834

23/11/17

Students paired up to create a tower using cello tape and newspapers for a team building exercise https://t.co/LyoFwpOGkB

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/933400890463178754

22/11/17

Our Y10 students won their Surrey Cup second round match 3-1 against Fullbrook School. Goals from Aston Nunn Rayan Djouadj and Luca Ferrara https://t.co/BycbvQ4cNN

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/933317918716198913

22/11/17

Disabled students from primary schools in the borough taking part in a panathlon with support from our sports leaders https://t.co/snAHQUwspe

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/933300058505670656

22/11/17

Our sports leaders have been running a panthalon event for disabled students from primary schools in the borough https://t.co/4xrjv0lmy5

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/933290245977620480

22/11/17

RE students have been learning about religious symbols and their hidden meanings. They then created their own symbols https://t.co/PbEpJNHE0A

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/933046737106886656

21/11/17

Y10s have been chosen to represent the school at the Speak Out Challenge following a public speaking workshop https://t.co/IckyXyIxd9

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/932339882139308032

19/11/17

Our students paid tribute to the WW1 fallen at the at the Royal Military School of Music’s Remembrance Service this week. https://t.co/0I0RKMGM1a

19/11/17

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

Feel so privileged to wake up every morning and go into work at such a wonderful school.

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/931590239201714177

17/11/17

A message from our Headteacher Ms Ruse https://t.co/VfWzaiGtRs

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/931577750833565696

17/11/17

Pupils learned safe handling of liquid and how to work a magnetically levitating superconductor during a visit to the https://t.co/CTQgn7gRcy

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/931430014213591040

17/11/17

Getting ready for with CucinA preparing the sticky toffee flake cakes https://t.co/O21hdmZro6

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/931213476089028609

16/11/17

Y8 boys football team put on a fine performance to beat Turing House 6-2 in the Surrey Cup. Goals from Jack Johnson x2, Bobbi Dauti x2, https://t.co/3gEGNZ4ZOR

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/931212125757898752

16/11/17

Fishy goings-on: students find out for themselves just sharp are the teeth of a rainbow trout https://t.co/LhVRkZewms

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/931204315645128705

16/11/17

The students set up a stall to sell anti-bullying wrist bands and pencils. https://t.co/iBTxW0hxWE

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/931092017500868613

16/11/17

Students learned how to use GPS data to create training schedules and select an all-time all-star team https://t.co/1Fra56NRCk

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/931084949796552709

16/11/17

Year 10 GCSE Drama students perform their anti bullying assembly for https://t.co/SeVwI4V79N

Pupil Premium Information

Twickenham School Pupil Premium Information Overarching Principles

  • An excellent education and the highest expectations for all, regardless of background or barriers to learning.
  • The Pupil Premium should support improved attainment, raised expectations and readiness for life and learning.
  • High-quality teaching and learning should be prioritised over intervention. An intervention culture can lead to disadvantaged students being seen as ‘someone else’s responsibility’.
  • The Pupil Premium should be used to ensure disadvantaged students access excellent teaching and learning every day.
  • The Pupil Premium should address the needs of students as early as possible. It should focus on gaps in learning. End of key stage outcomes are a by-product of this approach.
  • All members of Twickenham School staff and governors accept responsibility for those students recognised as 'disadvantaged’ and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs.
  • Every child who is considered to be ‘disadvantaged’ is valued, respected and entitled to develop to his/her full potential, irrespective of disadvantage.

Who are Disadvantaged Students?

In April 2011, the Government announced the launch of ‘Pupil Premium Grant’ (PPG). This is now called the ‘Disadvantaged Pupil Grant’ (DPG). The purpose of this funding to schools is to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students and close the gap between them and their peers. It is paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for students registered as eligible for Free School Meals in reception to Year 11. This entitlement has now been extended to the “Ever6”. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well‐being of these students.

Overall Objectives:

  • Twickenham School will ensure that the Pupil Premium funding reaches the groups of students for whom it was intended and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.
  • The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and raise the achievement for these students.
  • The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these students and their peers.
  • Twickenham School will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others.

How we will ensure effective use of the Pupil Premium

  • The Pupil Premium will be clearly identifiable within the budget.
  • The Headteacher in consultation with the governors and staff, will decide how the Pupil Premium is spent for the benefit of the entitled students. Funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged students, we recognise that not all students who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged or underachieving. We also recognise that not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We therefore reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any groups of students the individual school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Twickenham School will assess what additional provision should be made for the individual students.
  • Twickenham School will be accountable for how it has used the additional funding to support the achievement of those students covered by the Pupil Premium.
  • The Headteacher will report to the governing body and parents on how effective the intervention has been in achieving its aims, including publishing online information about how the Premium has been used.
  • We will track the impact of the strategies put into place through the funding to ensure that we can show the value that has been added to the education of the entitled children.
  • We will monitor, evaluate and review the success of the impact of the pupil premium funding.

Provision

We will regularly seek to further develop strategies and interventions which can improve the progress and attainment of these students. Examples of the range of provision we may put in place include:

  • Providing small group or 1:1 support with an experienced member of staff to focus on overcoming barriers to learning
  • Facilitating students’ access to education and the curriculum through additional or specialist resources e.g. specialist software
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained Teaching assistants or external agencies
  • The pupil premium funding is not simply used for catch-up funding but is also used on maximising readiness for success for those working or at above age-related expectations
  • Lunchtime and afterschool clubs provision to support with homework
  • Arts Participation
  • Aspiration interventions
  • Mentoring and one to one tuition
  • School Uniform and PE kit
  • Financial support for curriculum linked trips and extra-curricular activities
  • Sports Participation

Reporting outcomes:

The governors will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents outlining how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of closing the gap for socially disadvantaged students. This will alongside a provision map for Pupil Premium be posted on the Twickenham School website.  It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher to produce a report for the Governing Body that will include:

  • The progress made towards closing the gap, by year group, for disadvantaged students.
  • An outline of the provision made during the term since the last report.
  • An evaluation of the cost effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by the students receiving a particular provision, when compared with other forms of support.

Appeals:

Any appeals against this policy will be through the governors’ complaints procedure.

 

For more information about the application process for Free School Meals please go to the following website: Free School Meals Application 

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