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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

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

06/09/17

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

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05/09/17

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

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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

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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

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24/08/17

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

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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

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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

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19/08/17

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

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18/08/17

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

Teaching British Values

Promoting British Values at Twickenham School (2017-2018)

The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these five values will be reiterated this year (2017-18).

At Twickenham School these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

1. Democracy

The school has a student leadership council which meets fortnightly. There are two students from each tutor group on the leadership council, ensuring that there is a breadth of experience and opinions. Senior Prefects are linked to departments and three areas of school improvement:

1. Teaching and Outcomes

2. Rewards and Behaviour

3. Leadership

Twice a year students complete questionnaires on a full range of school issues. Their opinions are then used to feed into future planning.

How we influence and shape democracy is explored though current affairs, themes of the week and assemblies. Weekly themes include: International Day of Peace; Martin Luther King Day; Elections and Student Voice.

Student-Leadership-Structure.pdf

2. The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country is consistently reinforced at the Twickenham School and consequently our students possess a strong sense of equality and belief in what is right and wrong.

We have a rigorous behaviour policy that is in the student planners, and understood by all staff and students.

Students are taught the ‘rules’ of the school. They are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when rules (and laws) are broken.

We have a local Police Officer who works with children on aspects such as E-Safety, and students can access e-safety support on line.

3. Individual Liberty

At Twickenham School students are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries from where students can make informed choices, through a safe environment and empowering education.

Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely and respectfully, for example through our assemblies and tutorial activities.

Stereotypes are regularly challenged and we have worked hard to raise the aspirations of all of our students with regular discussions about potential career possibilities. All students have equally high aspirations for their future prospects.

4. Mutual Respect

Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Staff and students treat each other with the utmost respect and courtesy. Students learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community are required to treat each other with respect and this is a high profile message that is communicated to students. Anti-bullying has a high profile within the school and is addressed through the tutorial programme, assemblies and surveys. Students are also taught about respect and bullying in the online world though our curriculum and E-safety lessons.

5. Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Assemblies and tutorial activities actively challenge stereotypes and reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others no matter their ethnicity, beliefs, gender or disability. We have a strict behaviour policy which excludes students for racist or homophobic bullying. We exclude also for verbal abuse to staff and fellow students. The weekly Newsletter, celebrates cultural events, and celebrates successes of all students. Assemblies cover a variety of topics, including: Yom Kippur; International Day of Peace; Black History Month; Ramadan, Diwali; International Day for Tolerance; Hanukah; Martin Luther King Day; Chinese New Year; Passover.

At Twickenham School, we actively challenge students, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to the values we hold as a school and those that underpin the fabric of a democratic Britain. We take seriously our responsibilities as set out within the Government’s Prevent Strategy designed to tackle ‘extremist’ views and prevent children being radicalised (2011). This statement will be reviewed in July 2018 in consultation with Staff, Parents and Students.