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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

Pupil Premium information

Overarching principles

  • An excellent education and the highest expectations for all, regardless of background or barriers to learning.
  • The Pupil Premium should support improved attainment, raised expectations and readiness for life and learning.
  • High-quality teaching and learning should be prioritised over intervention. An intervention culture can lead to disadvantaged students being seen as ‘someone else’s responsibility’.
  • The Pupil Premium should be used to ensure disadvantaged students access excellent teaching and learning every day.
  • The Pupil Premium should address the needs of students as early as possible. It should focus on gaps in learning. End of key stage outcomes are a by-product of this approach.
  • All members of Twickenham School staff and governors accept responsibility for those students recognised as 'disadvantaged’ and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs.
  • Every student who is considered to be ‘disadvantaged’ is valued, respected and entitled to develop to his/her full potential, irrespective of disadvantage.

Who are disadvantaged students?

In April 2011 the government announced the launch of the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG). This is now called the Disadvantaged Pupil Grant (DPG). The purpose of this funding is to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students and close the gap between them and their peers. It is paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for students registered as eligible for Free School Meals in reception to Year 11. This entitlement has now been extended to the Ever 6 (those students who were previously entitled to free school meals but are no longer). For more information about the application process for Free School Meals please go to the following website: Free School Meals Application.

We recognise that some families circumstances will have changed because of the current crisis. If you think you may now be eligible to receive free school meals but have not yet registered please apply via this link

https://www.richmond.gov.uk/free_school_meals

The school will be notified once your application has been approved.  

The school will then be able to provide a FSM e-voucher to you via email each week.

A service premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces to address the emotional and social well‐being of these students.

Overall objectives

  • Twickenham School will ensure that the Pupil Premium funding reaches the groups of students for whom it was intended and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.
  • The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and raise the achievement for these students.
  • The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these students and their peers.
  • Twickenham School will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others.

How we will ensure effective use of the Pupil Premium

  • The Pupil Premium will be clearly identifiable within the budget.
  • The Headteacher in consultation with the governors and staff, will decide how the Pupil Premium is spent for the benefit of the entitled students. Funding will be allocated following a needs analysis to identify priority groups or individuals.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged students, we recognise that not all students who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged or underachieving. We also recognise that not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We therefore reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any groups of students that the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Twickenham School will assess what additional provision should be made for the individual students.
  • Twickenham School will be accountable for how it has used the additional funding to support the achievement of those students covered by the Pupil Premium.
  • The Headteacher will report to the governing body and parents on how effective the intervention has been in achieving its aims, including publishing online information about how the Premium has been used.
  • We will track the impact of the strategies put into place through the funding to ensure that we can show the value that has been added to the education of the entitled children.
  • We will monitor, evaluate and review the success of the impact of the pupil premium funding.

Provision

We will regularly seek to further develop strategies and interventions which can improve the progress and attainment of these students. Examples of the range of provision we may put in place include:

  • Providing small group or 1:1 support with an experienced member of staff to focus on overcoming barriers to learning
  • Facilitating students’ access to education and the curriculum through additional or specialist resources e.g. specialist software
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained teaching assistants or external agencies
  • The Pupil Premium funding is not simply used for catch-up funding, but is also used on maximising readiness for success for those working or at above age-related expectations
  • Lunchtime and after-school clubs provision to support with homework
  • Arts participation
  • Aspiration interventions
  • Mentoring and one-to-one tuition
  • School uniform and PE kit
  • Financial support for curriculum linked trips and extra-curricular activities
  • Sports participation.

Reporting outcomes

The governors will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents outlining how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of closing the gap for socially disadvantaged students. This will be posted on the school website alongside a provision map for Pupil Premium. It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher to produce a report for the Governing Body that will include:

  • The progress made towards closing the gap, by year group, for disadvantaged students.
  • An outline of the provision made during the term since the last report.
  • An evaluation of the cost-effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by the students receiving a particular provision, when compared with other forms of support.

Appeals

Any appeals against this policy will be through the RWST Complaints Procedure, which can be found on the Policies page of this website.

 

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