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27/01/21

Nida Noori and Lina Rahman in Year 9 both submitted fantastic pieces (Page 13 & 37) of writing to be published as part of the Richmond Borough Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January. Well done girls. https://t.co/ZTfDEnuIiK

27/01/21

Retweetd From Hounslow Culture

: Wednesday 27th January. It's . "Together we bear witness for those who endured genocide, and honour the survivors and all those whose lives were changed beyond recognition."* *https://t.co/O8Az1DatPH

27/01/21

Retweetd From TfL 🏡

Brush up on your cycle skills with our quick and easy free online course. You will also be rewarded with 15% discount off Halfords branded accessories. Conditions apply, see the website for details.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1354358515670900736

27/01/21

In Tutor time today, students are reflecting on social media and the importance of having a healthy relationship with it. https://t.co/mIIJMPX8hq

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1354083470277042184

26/01/21

Inspired by the theme of Growth and Decay this photography over time shows natural change contrasted against a man made metallic background. https://t.co/3YgfYhIPcK

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1354083169532829698

26/01/21

Retweetd From TwickSch_Science

The Year 8 Earth and rocks unit also brought the chance to erupt a model volcano during a remote teaching lesson! Students could see live action thanks to one of our new visualisers. https://t.co/3MhwGPO4XC

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1354083134858547207

26/01/21

Retweetd From TwickSch_Science

Lockdown Learning: Year 11 students were taken on a virtual tour of Richmond Park as part of their Ecology unit, to look at energy flow through an ecosystem, food chains and food webs https://t.co/ZuvVG8T5ez

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1353776243116810241

25/01/21

A process including photography, fine art drawing and painting has produced this skillful piece by Layla https://t.co/ncp97Uip0s

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1353776054700302337

25/01/21

Retweetd From TwickSch_Science

Lockdown learning with Kitchen Chemistry: Year 8 students studying the Rock Cycle witnessed the release of carbon dioxide gas from chalk formed 200 million years ago. Some of these molecules were last breathed out by dinosaurs! https://t.co/gvNW2QIHtX

25/01/21

M Kozdron (Year 10) is our official school representative for the upcoming Jack Petchey Speak Out! Digital Final. Well done for winning the votes - now to rehearsal! Details of the event will be posted soon !

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1353709317246038017

25/01/21

Students were very excited to receive their copies of Abi Elphinstone's new book Jungle Drop in the post this AM! -Book club takes place Tuesday after school. Look out for exciting reviews soon. , and the author using . https://t.co/TSWuPE70si

22/01/21

Retweetd From GOV.UK

Around 1 in 3 people with Covid-19 have no symptoms. Exercise don't socialise. Stay Home. Protect the NHS. Save Lives.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1352587837003210758

22/01/21

Retweetd From Literacy Trust

We've uploaded NEW free, online resources to help you commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day this January. Listen to read his five part story, The Question, and sign up to our live Facebook event for a Q&A with Tom! https://t.co/1bUdyS2i96 https://t.co/TIq3SClFPx https://t.co/8mamfIGJLv

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1352587742987898880

22/01/21

Retweetd From Richmond Theatre

Calling all you amazing home-schoolers! Give the kids something to look forward to with Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain! https://t.co/6WLXiGuBFn Actors & jaw-dropping 3D effects will bring history to life when this action-packed show visits in October. Tickets are on sale now! https://t.co/ilsrRXYkM4

22/01/21

We hosted a Twickenham School final for our Yr 10s to decide our schools’ representative for the Jack Petchey Speak Out! Competition. We will reveal the winner soon!

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1352584873819693056

22/01/21

Retweetd From HRCH NHS Trust 💙

started vaccinating our over 80-year-old housebound patients this week. Thank you to our hard-working vaccination teams helping to keep vulnerable people safe at home. You're our COVID Crusaders! https://t.co/nwlYY4h5Ix

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1352547422329835521

22/01/21

Photography students edit work using Photoshop software, experimenting with focus and colour. https://t.co/YV8vDTIZv5

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1352176186311516160

21/01/21

Petya, Year 7, demonstrating portraiture skills of well know faces. Can you tell who these people are? https://t.co/64xux5MO4i

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1351862677002473474

20/01/21

Anna's beautiful acrylic painting showing ability to skillfully blend colour. https://t.co/2RROQtl70O

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1351612066637950981

19/01/21

Retweetd From Friends of Twickenham Green

A cold wet pandemic day (13/01) in Twickenham, something good to report; young saplings being planted on Twickenham Green! We had originally intended to have our own volunteers assist the contractors, current restrictions, understandably ruled this out. https://t.co/TEUPZXeVy9

Feedback from our families, students and local community

We are continually looking for opportunities to improve parent/family engagement to support student learning. We value the contributions and engagement of parents/families in order to establish an equal partnership for the common goal of improving student achievement. Below is a selection of comments received from our families, students, and members of the local community.

'First and foremost, I would like to thank you for your hard work with my son xxxxxx.I am very grateful for your time, patience and kindness. xxxxx is delighted to have you as his teacher. He always says that you are a great teacher and he loves your lessons!I can’t find words to describe how happy I am to hear that my son likes going to school because you made him feel important and smart. Please, let me know if I can help with anything or you have any suggestions on how to work with xxxx at home. Again, thank you very much!

Were just writing to say thank you for the excellent quality of English teaching you're providing our son with.  We're really impressed with the way you are stretching him in language and literature, and your homework assignments always seem really worthwhile.  We never feel that they're just set to tick a box or pass the time, but are really well considered to move him on and progress from where he's already at. He really likes being taught by you and tells us little anecdotes about what you've said or displays in your classroom - they don't go unnoticed.' (Year 7 parent)

'We are extremely happy with the school and would definitely recommend it to other parents, great leadership.' ( family survey response)

'Twickenham School is a fantastic school, unrecognisable from the last Ofsted inspection. Really impressed with the staff and leadership team.' ( family survey response)

'A really good information evening, made me aware of how to approach my son and find out how he's doing at school. Very interesting internet safety, I had no idea that he may know more than I think! Thank you.' (Year 9 Information Evening)

'This evening went a long way to answering the questions I had. I would like to sign my daughter up to the half term and Easter revision sessions, an excellent idea and thank you.' (Year 11 Raising Achievement Evening)

'We are delighted that our sons are both being taught by you this year, they really seem to enjoy your lessons.  Thank you, too, for the positive feedback at the parents' evening two weeks ago.  It's been lovely this week hearing him voluntarily and enthusiastically play his composition on the piano at home. My husband is able to jam along with him on guitar so it's quite fun for us all.  Ben really looks forward to your music lessons and we are very pleased that he's opted for GCSE music; we will do everything we can to support him in this.' (Year 9 parent) 

'I am so happy my daughter has been offered her place at Twickenham School, what a relief.' (New Year 7 family)

'I visited Twickenham School this morning, shows what inspiring new leadership can achieve. Aspirational mindset of staff and students, the quality of this school is evident and on the rise.' (Councillor Grant Healy)

'Inspiring visit to Twickenham School today to meet the students and to see the great efforts and successes that have been put in place to bring about real improvement.' (Councillor Gareth Elliot)

'What a privilege to see and experience these wonderful young people taking the stage to show up and…change the world just by speaking up.  A new generation we can be proud of.' (Jack Petchey Speak Out competition)

'I go to Twickenham School, our school had a bad review from Ofsted and it needed to improve urgently. About a year ago we got a new Headteacher, Ms Ruse. She made the school improve an awful lot. We got a new canteen in April, new staff, the behaviour has got a lot better and it is an all round better school. The school has really improved, just like Ms Ruse said it would. I have been at school for almost 3 years and have seen it go through a lot, but just the first day back has proved how great it can really be.' (Year 9 student)

'Well done Twickenham School. So impressed with the talk and tour of the school. My tour guides were amazing so knowledgeable and happy. Came across a few students on my way round also that were polite and helpful. Massive improvement and its really becoming a fabulous school.Also like to add I am already a parent at the school and my son (yr 8) enjoys school and works hard, so super impresed.' (Yr 8 Parent)

'At the beginning of the year the move to year 7 was really smooth and easy. All of the teachers and students were really welcoming. Throughout the year we have had many amazing moments, like the year 7 trip to High Ashurst and our roller blading party. I have learnt so many new things this year and made loads of new friends, it had been really great.' (Oscar Choinski, 7AML)

'When I joined in Year 7, I was a little bit scared. I was shy talking to new teachers and making new friends, but now it feels normal. The best part of year 7 so far was the pizza reward party we had before Christmas. I love the achieving rewards we get and all of the amazing trips.' (Keila Taka, 7AST)

'When I joined year 7 I was really nervous about getting too much homework and getting detentions, but I realised that year 7 is great and we do lots of really fun things. Some of my favourite bits so far have been the trip to High Ashurst, as it was so much fun. I also really like being able to use the rock climbing wall and having fun rewards like the roller blading party and hot chocolate mornings.' (Katie Walsh, 7AML)

'Please pass on our thanks to the  lovely Year 7 student that showed us around the school this morning and to the Headteacher for taking the time to sit and chat with us about the changes that have been made. My daughter is looking forward to joining you in September.' (New Year 7 parent)

'Just one of many Twickenham School students that we parents can be proud of! And so pleased Andrei has found the school to be supportive, helpful and encouraging. That's always been our experience with the wonderful staff at the school; we are so lucky.'

If you have any comments or suggestions that you would like us to take forward, please email us at info@twickenhamschool.org.uk