Ofsted last visited Twickenham School on the 6th and 7th July 2021 and deemed our school to be a ‘Good’ school across all areas!
What Ofsted observed during their visit:
Diligence and respect:
“Pupils feel happy at this school. They make any pupil who joins the school feel welcome, such as through the buddy system. Pupils are respectful towards each other and staff. Everyone is accepting of others, no matter what their personal characteristics and traits. Pupils display positive attitudes to learning. Teachers expect them to work hard and try their best."
"In lessons, pupils pay attention. They follow their teachers’ instructions and get on with their work in a diligent manner."
"Staff know the pupils and their families well. Leaders work well with internal specialists, a range of external agencies and voluntary organisations to support pupils’ safety, welfare and mental health. Through the curriculum, pupils learn about risk and how to stay safe.”
Comprehensive, ambitious and inclusive provisions:
“Pupils learn well and study a range of subjects that matches the ambition of the national curriculum."
"Pupils benefit from a comprehensive, impartial careers guidance programme [..] every Year 11 pupil has continued into post-16 education or training."
"Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) take part in all subjects across the curriculum. Leaders train staff and give them guidance on how to meet pupils’ needs. Pupils with SEND, therefore, learn the same knowledge as their peers.” OFSTED, 2021