Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/910461005574082560

20/09/17

The school will be taking part in this Friday. Donations of £1. https://t.co/ZSGi4Ttw9O

13/09/17

Year 5 and 6 families are warmly invited to our Open Morning in October Thur 12th, Fri 13th, Mon 16th, Tues 17th, 9am-10.15am on all days.

13/09/17

Year 5 and 6 families are warmly invited to our Open Evening to hear from headteacher Assal Ruse on Tuesday 10th October, 6.00pm – 8.30pm.

06/09/17

Retweetd From SchoolDays

Congratulations to all Twickenham School students for their GCSE results. https://t.co/uXzefZU2hb

06/09/17

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

Great 2 C all our new Yr7s today having so much fun settling in and making new friends! So much info to take in

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/905060550102667265

05/09/17

More exam tips from a year 11 https://t.co/sEuYYhYYpr

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/904697104395796481

04/09/17

A year 11 offers some advice for our Year 7 starters https://t.co/CQ83ISjSCh

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/903554353549766656

01/09/17

Another revision tips from one of our high achieving year 11 students https://t.co/V2y9PqbPYo

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/903391657558716416

31/08/17

Our Y11s give their tips on how to score top marks at their exams https://t.co/v0oLC3M677

26/08/17

Please have a look at our brand new updated website with our new name https://t.co/lwboE0HZ9h

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/900778518170284033

24/08/17

Special congratulations to Daniel Clouter, Sidney Thomas (pictured) & Ludmila Branda achieving top grade of 9 in English and Maths. https://t.co/lj4bM2ZXY6

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/900760895785226240

24/08/17

Another year of improved results with 60% of students gaining the new 4+ grade (A*-C) in English and Maths, with 14% A*-A grades! https://t.co/GVdiCxsiTf

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/900745834417057792

24/08/17

Congratulations to Amina Zien - our highest achiever in terms of exceeding all targets! https://t.co/Njj8JnQOc6

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/900729445601955840

24/08/17

“I am delighted for the students and staff who have worked incredibly hard to achieve these results with all new examinations.” - Assal Ruse https://t.co/hmQ1HUsFT9

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/900719786006654976

24/08/17

Luka Miller and Robertas Klokovas are both celebrating distinctions in English Language Speaking https://t.co/4srVUa9hOx

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/900713752395493377

24/08/17

Hardworking student Sidney Thomas achieved grade 9 - equivalent to an A** - in the new Maths GCSE. https://t.co/sfHVdhgd0i

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/900712782320074752

24/08/17

60 percent of students achieved grade 4 or above, equivalent of A* - C grades, in English and Maths https://t.co/CrXvchVuE1

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/899234591520763905

20/08/17

More from our year 8 students environment project in RE class https://t.co/Imxfwj9zwz

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/898872202568896515

19/08/17

Students pose with their posters from an environment project in RE https://t.co/gZxYzLo1HV

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/898507349689683969

18/08/17

More from our French themed cooking lesson https://t.co/dbv20mxajs

Attendance and Punctuality

Twickenham School is committed to working with families and other agencies to ensure that all students attend school regularly.

I would like to thank families for your support with school attendance. Our improved attendance figure is partly due to a reduction in requests for term time holidays. You are no doubt aware that changes to legislation mean that schools can no longer authorise absences for term time holidays or occasional family events except in very exceptional circumstances.

If you do need to make a request in exceptional circumstances please address these to the Headteacher.

We expect students to attend school every day and arrive on time. Students should be in school at least five minutes before registration time is due to begin at 8.30am.

Absence from School

If you know in advance that your child is going to be absent, please notify the school in writing. Letters should be addressed to your child’s Head of Year.

Where possible, you should try to take dental, medical and other appointments for your child outside the school day.

On the first day of any absence, and before 9.00am, you should notify the school of your child's absence on telephone number 020 8894 4503 and where possible, you should indicate how long the absence is expected to be. If your child's absence lasts longer than five school days, please inform the school of your child's progress and likely date of return, if known.

If your child is not present in school and the school has received no notification from you regarding the absence by 10.00am, school staff will contact you using the contact details you have provided to the school. This will be via the automated message system. If the school cannot contact you to confirm the whereabouts of your child, the Headteacher may ask the school's Attendance and Welfare Officer to call at your home.

It is extremely important that you inform the school of any changes in your contact details.

We will regularly check for any unexplained absences and may write to you for an explanation if there are any outstanding absences. In this way, you will be kept informed of any incidences of absence about which you might otherwise be unaware.

Please read the full school policy on attendance which can be found below.

For advice on your child’s illness and whether they require time off school please see below:

What is wrong with me? How long do I need to be off school for?  Shall I go to the doctors?  Do I need to inform the school? 
Sickness and diarrhoea  48 hours from last episode If you have other medical issues  Yes - can be easily spread 
Chicken pox  Until all spots/lesions have crusted over  Yes - doctor will need to provide confirmation of illness  Yes - can be harmful to pregnant women 
Cold sore  None  Treatment available from pharmacy  No
German measles  Four days from onset of rash  Yes - doctor will need to provide confirmation of illness  Yes 
Hand, foot and mouth  None  Not unless unwell with other symptoms  Yes 
Impetigo  Until lesions have crusted or 48hrs after starting antibiotic treatment  Yes - seek pharmacy advice if unable to get hold of GP  Yes 
Measles  Four days after rash  Yes confirm with doctor - preventable with MMR Jab  Yes 
Ringworm  Not normally required - keep covered  Seek advice from pharmacy  No
Scabies  Child can return after first treatment  Yes  Yes 
Scarlet fever  Child can return 24hrs after starting treatment  Yes  Yes - risk to pregnant women 
Slapped cheek / parvovirus B19  None once rash has developed, unless unwell with it  No unless other symptoms have developed  Yes - risk to pregnant women 
Shingles  None if shingles can be covered but lesions must be crusted before returning to school on exposed skin  Advised to seek confirmation from doctor  Yes - risk to pregnant women 
Flu (influenza)  Until recovered  If other medical conditions present and symptoms not improving within 5 days No 
Conjunctivitis  None  Treatment available from pharmacy  No 
Glandular Fever  None  To be confirmed by blood test  No 
Head Lice  None - treatment only recommended with live lice  Advise available through Pharmacy  Yes
Meningococcal meningitis / septicaemia  Until recovered  Yes urgent attention required  Yes - risk to vulnerable staff and children 
Meningitis viral  Until recovered  Yes Yes - risk to vulnerable staff and children 
MRSA  None  Yes - will need treatment  No 
Mumps  Exclude child for five days after onset of swelling  Yes - will need treatment  Yes - risk to vulnerable staff and children 
Tonsillitis  None  Yes if bacterial, no if viral  No