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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

Safeguarding

Safeguarding at Twickenham School

The Trust and staff of Twickenham School are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where students and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others.

Twickenham School acknowledges the duties conferred by statute, including the Children Acts 1989 & 2004, Section 175 of the 2002 Education Act, the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and the guidance contained in ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’, ‘What To Do If You’re Worried A Child Is Being Abused’, the current DfE Circular ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, as well as procedures produced by the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames for use with its schools. The school safeguarding policy is applicable to all on and off-site activities undertaken by students whilst they are the responsibility of the school.

Staff who have responsibility for Safeguarding

HEADTEACHER

Assal Ruse

SENIOR DESIGNATED CHILD PROTECTION OFFICER

Khadija Halpenny, Assistant Headteacher

DEPUTY DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS

Heather Valetta, Senior Social Worker  
Louisa Scott, Head of Year 7 
Shamala Moodley, Head of Year 8  
Julie Johnson, Head of Year 9 
Maeve Quigley, Head of Year 10 
Christopher Tabron, Head of Year 11

OTHER TRAINED SAFEGUARDING STAFF

David Martin  - Deputy Headteacher

Simon Hart - Deputy Headteacher

Joanne Merritt – Safeguarding Governor

 

 

There are four main elements to the school’s safeguarding work with students:

a) Prevention - Through the teaching and pastoral support offered to students and providing a safe environment. We also inform students of potential risks and their ‘stay safe’ responsibilities, through assemblies and other activities. 
b) Procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse. 
c) Support to students who may have been abused or are at risk of abuse. 
d) Ensuring that we practise safe recruitment, checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children.

E-safety: Staying safe online

We would urge parents and carers to monitor their child’s online activity as closely as they would monitor any contact their child has with other children and adults in the ‘reality’ world.

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Online abuse and concerns can be reported to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).

These resources have been produced by CEOP for use with children and young people. Parents and carers are encouraged to look at them in order to help them to understand some of the potential risks and to help them monitor their child’s activities online.

CEOP website

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Think u know website

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NSPCC

Information about abuse and neglect:
 
NSPCC website

Safer Surfing

  • We recommend that children are supervised while using the Internet. It is possible to buy software which will restrict access to ‘harmful sites’. Most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will also provide an element of ‘filtering’ to avoid unsuitable content; but you need to set it up.
  • No system will remove all unsuitable material.
  • It is important that your children know what to do if they come across any material that they feel uncomfortable with. REPORT IT.

Some search engines are set up specifically for children to use such as:

Personal Details:

Students should not give out personal details about themselves or others. This includes: full name, address, ‘phone numbers, email addresses etc.

  • Students should never make arrangements to meet anyone over the net.
  • Students should never give anyone else their password.
  • People should not give out bank / card details unless they have checked that the site is trustworthy and that they have anti-spyware installed on the computer.

Web Space (free web areas such as MySpace):

There are a large number of people offering free webspace at the moment. While this is great for developing creativity, it also has dangers.

  • Free areas are easy to upload information to; and many target young people in their marketing.
  • Free areas often invite others to view your areas / galleries etc. While it is good to share, people need to consider who may have access to these areas. Avoid giving out personal details about yourself or others.

(Examples of free webspace… www.zorpia.com, www.bebo.com, www.myspace.com There are areas of these sites and adverts which you may consider inappropriate.)

Chat Rooms / Forums / MSN:

These have many uses but also have many dangers. It is very hard to know whether the person is really as they say they are. Even if the name is someone you know, that doesn’t necessarily mean that your friend is the person doing the typing!

  • It is also not always clear who else is ‘listening’ in to your conversation.
  • There are usually ‘moderators’ who you can contact if you are unhappy with anything in a forum or chatroom.

On-Line Games:

This is a rapidly developing area and can have the same dangers as chat rooms. This is particularly true of role-play type games. In this case people are very unlikely to be who they say they are!

  • There are usually moderators you can contact if you are unhappy with anything.
  • Never give out personal details or arrange to meet someone.
  • On-line games are not restricted to computers.

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Net Aware

Parents review kids’ social networks, apps & games.

Net Aware website

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Staying safe on Minecraft Article

E-Mail:

Avoid opening emails from unrecognised sources. Never open attachments without checking who they are from and whether they are likely to be safe.

  • Emails may carry viruses.
  • Most anti-virus programs will scan emails for spam (unsolicited, bulk mail); as well as viruses.
  • Avoid using CC (Carbon Copy) or the ‘To’ box when sending to multiple addresses. Instead use BCC (Blind Carbon Copy). You can set up a group; put your own address in the ‘To’ box and the name of your group in the BCC box. This offers some protection in that people don’t automatically see everyone else’s email address.

Bullying:

Unfortunately, bullies like new technology just the same as everyone else. Children need to be very careful about who they give mobile ‘phone numbers to; what they upload (if anything); who they give email addresses to etc.

  • Texting; using camera ‘phones; setting up websites about people; MSN; and group emailing are all ways that are being used by some bullies.
  • If it happens – tell someone immediately, save all evidence you can.

Passwords:

Be imaginative with passwords. It is amazing how many are ‘guessed’.

  • Try to make sure passwords are at least 6 characters. (The longer the better.)
  • Avoid using postcodes or family names / dates etc.
  • Using unusual characters such as £$%&*^ makes fraud harder.
  • Mixing capitals and lower case letters usually makes passwords more secure.
  • Some people hold databases of the most common passwords!
  • Never give out your PIN over the Internet.
  • Most common password info

Out of hours:


Richmond: Call 020 8891 7969 from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, or 020 8770 5000 out of hours.

Hounslow: Call 0208 583 3200 from 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday, or 0208 583 2222 out of hours.

NSPCC: Speak to a counsellor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0808 800 5000, or text 88858.

Email help@nspcc.org.uk or contact us via Signvideo using British Sign Language (Mon - Fri, 9am - 6pm).

 

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Posted on: 24/08/2017

Improved New GCSE Results for Twickenham School

Improved New GCSE Results for Twickenham School Twickenham School Year 11 students have achieved better in their GCSEs. Whilst there is no direct comparison with previous year’s results because all of the examinations are new and English and mathematics are graded 1-9 instead of A*-G it is clear that students have done better than last year in these tough new examinations. 60% of students gained a grade 4+ in English and mathematics and 55% of students achieved 5 GCSEs at A*-C (4+ in English and mathematics).  The DfE have made clear that there will be very few Grade 9s awarded in English and maths yet we were very pleased to see 3 students (all in maths) achieved this new benchmark. Particular mention should go to: Daniel Clouter, Ludmilla Branda and Sidney Thomas who all achieved a grade 9 in Mathematics Hannah McLelland 7 A*-As Ludmilla Branda 7 A*-As Zachhary Philippou 7 A*- As Headteacher, Assal Ruse, said, “I am delighted for the students and staff who have worked incredibly hard to achieve these results with all new examinations.  It has been a tough two years for all schools teaching new specifications and not always with access to new practice papers or grade boundaries.  As such I am happy the school has enabled the students to do as well as they did and be able to access the next stage of their education with the results they needed. These results reflect the hard work of students and the professional commitment of all of our teaching and support staff at Twickenham School. As a school, we have met and exceeded some challenging targets for this cohort of students, and I would want to thank our families too, as they have been so supportive yet again throughout the long examination season.