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17/01/22

What languages can you speak? At Twickenham School we teach German and French in our Modern Foreign Language classes from Year 7-11. https://t.co/2Cuu8lytQN

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14/01/22

This half term KS3 students are taking part in trampolining and gymnastics. Year 7 and Year 8 are creating routines around travels and balances respectively and Year 9 are exploring parkour. Check out what our talented students are doing in PE! 🤸‍♀️🤗👏🏽 https://t.co/rYVO4ocfLr

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14/01/22

Year 8 Science students have enjoyed putting the power of static electricity in their own hands! https://t.co/T3IyncSgkI

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13/01/22

Sara, Petya, Eden-Rose and Frshta’s poetry entries for the Empowered competition over last half-term were selected for a soon to be released anthology: Empowered - Creative Verses Their poems were chosen out of 20,000 entries nationwide and a copy! Congratulations girls! https://t.co/1zrficuWF3

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12/01/22

We are very excited to announce that Twickenham School are taking part in the https://t.co/jvTe4o9XLw League this season. Students were very excited playing in their first league games yesterday representing the Phoenix Suns (Year 7) and the Golden State Warriors (Year 8). https://t.co/f7eEHFreT1

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12/01/22

Mr Tabron has been busy with 1:1 post mock student meetings using this challenge board in Geography. Key questions around aspirational performance are discussed and targets set. https://t.co/vaTb2KnJy0

12/01/22

Super excited to be a part of the https://t.co/0lJMI19ZgA 2022 season! https://t.co/Orey91OKb9

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12/01/22

Retweetd From Chiswick Gators Basketball Club

season tipped-off today after 2 years absence with the 1st round of games for our partner school Many thanks for hosting & the warm welcome. Both our year 7 & 8 Co-Ed teams got off to a winning start in round 1 of the event. https://t.co/gJnVx4BRHS

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06/01/22

A reminder for families to continue to vote in the ASDA green token scheme for Twickenham School to win £500! https://t.co/q2kzAiLeAe

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30/12/21

Bonnie our pat dog came to visit and spread some good cheer on the last day of term. Her behaviour was beautiful and everyone felt better after patting Bonnie! We hope everyone has had a fantastic break so far and wish everyone a Happy New Year! https://t.co/6EWgqYWomD

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25/12/21

Merry Christmas Twickenham School friends and family! 🎄🎅🏻❤️🎁 https://t.co/rGusvrmLq1

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24/12/21

We would like to share one more festive performance for our friends and families of Twickenham School and the community we a proud to be a part of. Courtesy of year 10 music student, Fabio, Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy new year. The full video can be found on Facebook. https://t.co/egAvntbkgw

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14/12/21

Follow this link to nominate a Twickenham Student or Team for a Young Rotary Award. We are so proud of our students' achievements in and out of school. We love when they get recognised for going the extra mile! https://t.co/cu8HUNVVoQ https://t.co/n2j1vGDIZC

12/12/21

Our Twickenham school alumni are so strong. Congratulations Luke Plange we are so proud of you! ⚽️🏟👏🏽👏🏽 https://t.co/zaRRFgybWD

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10/12/21

The U16 Girls Basketball team finished off their league games against Turing House. By far the team’s best performance, highlighted by Savannah hitting a three pointer during the third quarter. https://t.co/UmTkJga28s

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10/12/21

This week year 10/11 Boys Basketball competed in two fixtures, an away game against Teddington School and home game against Turing House. Players of the matches this week were Laurenz and Denio with a game high 14 pts https://t.co/Ps6CfFmyVi

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10/12/21

Twickenham School PE Weekly wrap up! Year 7 Boys Volleyball team finished in 2nd place at the borough tournament finishing the tournament with 2 wins and 2 loses. Player of the tournament was Dominik. https://t.co/ULWoHjZIdx

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10/12/21

Year 9 PE students got into the Christmas spirit, running a combined total of 103km for the annual Santa Dash this morning. Congratulations to Nightingale who take home the house points for running the furthest distance of 42km. https://t.co/OBc8hL1hep

09/12/21

We are excited to recruit more musicians via our partnership with the Richmond Music Trust. If any students are interested in private tuition please apply with the link below: https://t.co/8xTwjlVLLN

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08/12/21

It was Twickenham School’s Christmas lunch today. Thank you Cucina staff for hosting such a beautiful meal and setting! https://t.co/DS3jg9BhAE

Attendance and punctuality

Twickenham School is committed to working with families and other agencies to ensure that all students attend school regularly.Please read the full school policy on attendance which can be found below.

Aims and principles of good attendance

  • All students have a minimum attendance target of 97%.
  • The school is committed to maximising the achievement and attainment of all students.
  • There is a clear link between good attendance and educational achievement.
  • Regular and punctual attendance is vital if students are to benefit fully from the academic, personal and social opportunities that are offered to them within the school.
  • Families play an important role in supporting the school and encouraging students to reach good attendance levels.
  • A broad and balanced education is dependent on regular attendance at school.
  • Appropriate action will be taken to promote and encourage good attendance.

Unauthorised Attendance and Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN)

As you may be aware, amendments to The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 make it clear that Head teachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances and that Head teachers should determine the number of days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted. 

Last October, our school governors agreed that we would request the Local Authority to issue a penalty notice for any holiday of 5 days (10 sessions) or more and we informed parents of this change. The Penalty Notice is a fine of £60 per parent, per child if paid within 21 days and £120 per parent, per child if paid after this date but within 28 days. 

Failure to pay the Penalty Notice could result in the Local Authority starting legal proceedings against you for the offence of failing to ensure your child’s regular attendance at school.

Our Attendance Policy states that term-time holidays will not be authorised unless there are exceptional circumstances, and no absences will be authorised in July, September and during national testing periods. Please bear this in mind if you are considering taking your child out of school.

Supporting attendance, achievement and progress

  • On each day of absence, families must inform the School by 8.45am on 0208 8944503 or email us.
  • Failure to do so will result in contact being made by the attendance team (first day of absence).
  • Where attendance falls below target levels (97%) over a prolonged period of time, a letter of concern will be sent home.
  • Continued concern will lead to further communications. These could include forming attendance action plans, attendance panel meetings and possible prosecution in more serious cases.

Absence during the school day / appointments

  • Students should always attend school BEFORE the appointment to get their morning mark.
  • They should always return AFTER the appointment via the attendance office, even if it is for the last half hour of school, to receive their mark and collect any missed work.
  • Try to ensure that regular appointments e.g. orthodontist, are arranged during the school holidays and half-term holidays if possible, or after school.
  • We do understand that some appointments cannot be changed, however please always QUESTION if there is an alternative or later appointment that day, e.g. after school.
  • Talk to the school School Nurse (contact via Head of Year) or Attendance Officer with regards to medical help offered in school. Always obtain proof of medical appointments e.g. appointment card, letter.

Punctuality

Arriving at school prepared for learning in correct uniform, with full equipment and a well-focused attitude for learning is of crucial importance. This is key to a positive start to the day’s learning. The school is open for students from 8.00am: all are expected to be in the building by 8.25am and in tutor time by 8.30am. Failure to do this will result in disruption to students’ own learning as well as the learning of others.

If a student is late, they will receive a 60-minute detention. This then escalates to 90 minutes on the second occurrence time. If the problem continues, the school will make contact with families to seek clarification and plan ways forward. This may include involving the Education Welfare Officer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Illness and time off

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 

 

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