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10/04/21

All students return to school on Monday 19 April. If you are ever unsure or need clarification you can find this info on our website. Enjoy the rest of the Easter break!

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10/04/21

Dear Year 6 Families. We thought you may like to view this video by current parent Mr Scott who has a son in Year 8. Thank you Mr Scott 👏⁦ https://t.co/OJACaTVXoI

10/04/21

Great article in which showcases Southwark grand opening. Fantastic to know that Twickenham School is ahead of the game with our courts open and ready for action! https://t.co/DxHLwWKBwx

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01/04/21

Retweetd From TwickSch_Science

Potter, Gatsby and Snape: how the Science Dept celebrated World Book Day https://t.co/21iSDXEaMe

31/03/21

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

Well done Annora! https://t.co/Ert8I80k6H

31/03/21

Retweetd From YoungMinds

If you feel you need support to help you cope with your anxious feelings, please visit our website for advice. https://t.co/WtgHhWF561

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31/03/21

Retweetd From AchievingForChildren

💻AfC RBWM Virtual Easter Holiday Activities and Food Programme aka FUEL Will provide children and young people with fun activities. Book your place here https://t.co/tIn0rWSEP7 https://t.co/T2KNsnqEdk

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31/03/21

Lucky students receiving Easter hampers. Yum! 🐣⁦ https://t.co/QsKme0yLqS

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1377266353065840649

31/03/21

Happy World Book Day from all the lovely staff at Twickenham School. Have a lovely Easter break everyone 🐣⁦ https://t.co/G5ArD2qxHS

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31/03/21

Fantastic effort from our Year 7 students today! Fabulous costumes! ⁦ https://t.co/Xr3uJZZlvX

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1377265367312109571

31/03/21

Costume Day fun at Twickenham School! ⁦ https://t.co/FUNeizFztq

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1377264673117118466

31/03/21

Harry Potters & Hogwarts pupils mixing with witches and Cruella de Ville! It’s a crazy day on World Book Costume Day! ⁦ https://t.co/3GmNWWPKFT

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1377262288332320772

31/03/21

We have a new Poet Laureate for Twickenham School: Annora Gosain (Year 7). Look out for her work in every future newsletter after the break. ⁦⁦ https://t.co/GssO5gklN7

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31/03/21

The English Department are bubbling with excitement over our World Book Costume Day! ⁦ https://t.co/ajxkl4dHX2

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1377261098626338817

31/03/21

More characters having fun in school for the TS World Book Costume Day https://t.co/gQc5p1zVgA

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1377171807589916679

31/03/21

Look out! Ms Ruse is prowling the corridors! ⁦ https://t.co/Kns58T3tXG

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31/03/21

Twickenham School World Book Day has arrived! ⁦ https://t.co/0XeriSZ6XU

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30/03/21

Year 9 students out and about during Geography lesson and Year 7 studying local map work. Always nice to visit the TS chickens too! 🐓⁦⁦ https://t.co/ndASrQGzqF

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1376943814041042950

30/03/21

Yoga moves shared by Vanessa and Melissa in Yr7 Religious Studies lesson, studying Hinduism ⁦ https://t.co/HndfH7Z7gk

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1376849557506686981

30/03/21

Year 8 students building DNA from sweets https://t.co/MmuYkZcrNb

Governors

Twickenham School governing body is made up of people from the school's community. Their role, together with the Headteacher, is to set the future direction of the school. The governing body makes decisions on issues such as performance targets, school policies and the School Development Plan. Because our governors have a variety of skills and experience, they are able to support and advise the Headteacher, as well as responding to government initiatives and inspection recommendations.

Members of the Governing Body:

Sam Burns – Co-opted

Sam has been working in education for 10 years; he loves science, in particular, Biology. Prior to this he worked in an internationally renowned children's cancer research hospital in the USA as a senior research technician. 

Sam is a Harlequins and Arsenal fan, plays the guitar and coaches rugby, netball and athletics. He believes education should have a holistic approach and is excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing success of the school. 

David Gold – co-opted parent governor 

David is a management accountant by background, working mainly in the energy industry across the UK, Europe and Asia.  His areas of expertise include helping organisations put in place processes and systems to manage performance and risk and helping leaders achieve their objectives.  He was previously a governor at the British School Manila.

He has a daughter at Twickenham School.

Roger Hackett - Co-opted

Roger has experience as a member of all the committees that report to the governing body. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Resources Committee focusing on finance and HR. 

He has previously worked in the private, public, and charitable sectors. His focus is on helping the Leadership Team deal with the current financial environment and implementing the Schools HR Policies.

Claire Little - Co-opted Chair of Governors, c/o the school

Claire has been Chair of Governors at Twickenham School since the school joined the RWST, having previously been Vice Chair of Governors at Teddington School.  She is also a trustee of the RWST.

Claire specialises in Leadership Development and, as a group HR director, supports the Trust from an HR and management perspective.

Asad Mahmood – co-opted parent governor

Asad has been working in education for over five years. Prior to this, he worked in the financial services industry as a senior finance analyst however changed his career to education. 

He recognises the importance of providing a safe, caring, supportive and effective environment that brings opportunities for each child to make those essential steps in life. He has a deep personal and professional commitment to improving the standards of education for all young people, and as a local resident for nearly fifteen years; he is honoured to be able to play a part in the ongoing success story of Twickenham School. He has a son who attends the school. Outside of school he enjoys spending time with his family doing lots of outdoor activities, also an avid reader and loves travelling.

Mary Parker - Co-opted Safeguarding Governor

As an architect, Mary is focussed on the learning environment both inside and outside the school, and looks at how it can be a safe and inspiring place.

She has been a governor at Twickenham School since it became part of the RWST.  

Also a governor at a local primary school, she has a keen interest on how the transition from primary to secondary works successfully for the whole school community. 

Claire Pitchford – Co-opted

Claire is an Assistant Head (Head of Sixth Form) at a secondary school in Surrey. She completed her PGCE at the University of Cambridge, where she subsequently went on to complete a Masters in Education whilst embarking upon her career as a Secondary School teacher. Her subject specialisms are Drama and English, to which she remains very dedicated, regularly enjoying attending the theatre and recommending books to her students to develop themselves beyond the curriculum. 

Her pastoral and academic experience have been gained in a number of schools where she has undertaken both academic and pastoral management roles.

Having completed the NPQSL she now works in senior leadership and is a trained Safeguarding Lead. She is a passionate educationalist and, as a teacher and a governor, she dedicates her time to ensuring that the young people in her care have opportunity and ambition. 

Adrian Taylor - Co-opted 

Adrian has been a co-opted governor for three years.

He is the Chair of the Resources Committee, with a focus on finance and HR.
Adrian has over 30 years of experience in IT and business.

Away from the school he is a coach at Twickenham Rugby Football Club.

Sarah Weinberg - Co-opted

Sarah has two teenage children who attend their local school – Hampton High – so she fully supports the RWST vision to inspire everyone to achieve, enjoy and flourish beyond their own expectations.

She feels honoured to have the opportunity to contribute to the success of Twickenham School by being a governor for the School Improvement Committee.

Her professional background is in educational and medical publishing, working in psychological and educational assessment.

Assal Ruse - Headteacher

Andrea Arbiter - Clerk to Governors

Any correspondence or queries should be sent to the Clerk to the Governors, c/o the School or via email: info@twickenhamschool.org.uk