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04/12/21

The Year 7 boys basketball team showed great sportsmanship and talent at the Richmond Knights tournament! A highlight was Dominic and Luca being recognised by the tournament directors as rising stars and presented with the knight of the week award. Well done boys and keep it up! https://t.co/ADr4m2gdOg

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04/12/21

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! A reminder to Year 7 to make payment on SQUID by Wednesday to participate in the Year 7 Christmas Party! https://t.co/NjULc9nN4Z

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03/12/21

It was great to host the trampolining refresher CPD course at Twickenham School this week as teachers from all over borough continue to keep up with the latest practices and guidelines. https://t.co/JCaZxTZg2X

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02/12/21

The Year 8 and 9 girls Basketball team continued their winning form against Sir Richard Reynolds coming out 12-10 victors. Player of the match was Ariana. https://t.co/y292tw8oFz

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02/12/21

Year 9 Boys Football team took on in a friendly match this afternoon and played out a very close 2-2 draw. Once again it was great to see so many staff attend and cheer on the students! https://t.co/VORaxOzPMa

01/12/21

The Jack Petchy foundation is an organisation who inspire and motivate young people across London and Essex. They are looking for Students at Twickenham School to complete this survey and be in the chance to win £200. See the link below. https://t.co/P8u71I1CTD

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01/12/21

In Year 8 Art students have been looking at Impressionism including the work of Monet and Renoir. Building up layers of colour they have emulated the work of these famous artists. These are fantastic examples from Year 8! https://t.co/oywzLM7YrW

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30/11/21

Year 10 physics enjoyed getting hands on and creative with electricity! 💡🚨🚦#Science https://t.co/gMFtVrXhtS

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29/11/21

There are so many extra-curricular clubs you could attend this week. If you are able to attend 6 clubs you will be awarded with 10 merits! That’s right 10! Well done Mhedi on accomplishing this last week. https://t.co/Z5ujmwn4UI

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28/11/21

At Twickenham School Year 10 and 11 students utilise in the classroom and at home to access an abundance of resources and videos to assist their learning. https://t.co/S6PRkyvX0T

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26/11/21

Yesterday Petya was awarded her prizes for winning the anti-bullying poster competition at the Year 8 assembly. Well done Petya, such a terrific piece of work! https://t.co/qwS7d00SW3

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24/11/21

This term Year 7, 8 and 9 PE students have been rotating between Basketball, Netball, Badminton and Football. Special thanks to Sportted for funding new footballs! https://t.co/54h8fVxPmu

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23/11/21

As part of the English Department's Master Learner programme, students have chosen a book from our brand new 'Lit in Colour' collection, featuring a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books by writers of colour to read this month. English Department https://t.co/1W4N2MhytR

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23/11/21

⭐️Truthful Tuesday⭐️ It was great to see so many KS3 students taking up rock climbing yesterday. A large part of climbing is trusting the equipment, your belayer and teacher. We hope to continue seeing more new faces on our Monday afternoon KS3 rock climbing club! 🧗‍♀️ https://t.co/e2t5mTgYqW

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22/11/21

The winner of our Anti- Bullying poster competition is Petya in Year 8! This outstanding poster will be set as the desktop background for all computers at school. Well done Petya! https://t.co/S9Xvu8wlVg

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22/11/21

It was great to see so many different combinations of odd socks on Friday from both students and staff! A fantastic way to celebrate being unique and different! One kind word can be a turning point, it can change someone’s perspective, it can change their day 🌈 🧦 https://t.co/xkstqsmU8G

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22/11/21

This term Year 7 students have been learning about space in Science. They did an amazing job demonstrating the phases of the moon using lamps, tennis balls and golf balls. How interesting! 🔭🪐☄️🧑‍🚀🌛 https://t.co/tA03DDvkIh

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21/11/21

Students at Twickenham School had an opportunity to drive a real bomb disposal robot and many other expensive specialist equipment. The robot piece costing approximately £250,000. What a great opportunity our students have had this week! https://t.co/Fzc9J8oZtU

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21/11/21

Twickenham school students loved cooking in the field kitchen for all the staff and students! They made a wide variety of dishes such as chilli, fajitas, salad, wedges, pasta bake and even a selection of fresh fruit and pastries. https://t.co/ExnSIPhZS0

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20/11/21

Retweetd From Munira Wilson MP

This I want to celebrate children in Twickenham and around the world. When children are supported and their rights are upheld, they can achieve incredible things. They are our future. I support ’s call for children to be at the heart of Govt. https://t.co/0oPnJkpfuU

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