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18/06/19

Retweetd From Thirst Gen Sports

FootballFoundtn: five years ago 📆 presenter & Football Foundation Ambassador joined former & defender at as we celebrated 15 years of community football investment 🙌 (P… https://t.co/AHPY9sckZT

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1140894434848059393

18/06/19

We are very proud of Miss Scott who is training very hard in Utrecht, playing Softball for a Dutch Softball team. She is competing in their silver league division and playing weekly matches. https://t.co/sQqJeSOXvG

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1140617609655795714

17/06/19

Year 7 students took part in the Teen-Tech event held . Over two hundred students from schools across South West London attended. The theme was to ‘build a city of the future’. https://t.co/lDYOucNqUA

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1139602271761838080

14/06/19

Our quiz night is about to get underway. Huge thanks to all the families who help to organise and those who are attending. https://t.co/vP8izNrwQJ

14/06/19

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

Quiz Night tonight! 7.30pm start, cash bar and buffet. Huge thanks to our local businesses for donating super raffle prizes , , Grade 1, Bats Cabs, , Mikkis, , , and The Pamper Party!

10/06/19

Retweetd From Chris Tabron

Well done boys . A great start to playing in a team together for the next 5 years or more ⚽️👨🏽‍🎓

07/06/19

Retweetd From Barbara Taylor

. My son wasn’t sure he wanted to do DofE but he’s so pleased with himself now his doubts have gone. https://t.co/FCgM8e5nvb

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1136908171182841856

07/06/19

Our Year 7 & 8 cricket team played with passion and determination despite a narrow defeat to Grey Court in their first ever match. https://t.co/vUADyYb5uT

06/06/19

Retweetd From Michael Butlin

. . . History Facts https://t.co/vDq2RZYyWb

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06/06/19

Year 7 finished their football season last week with a strong win 7-1 against St Richard Reynolds with hat tricks from Jake and Alan. https://t.co/jcrQQKpZPu

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1136182134031470592

05/06/19

Year 8 learned about propaganda in England looking at hidden messages in portraits of monarch of Queen Elizabeth I. They also designed their own propaganda medallion inspired by reaction to Spanish Armada. https://t.co/q9Fd1Hm5v7

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1135821013177065472

04/06/19

The Year 10 football team, making their first ever Borough Grand Final, unfortunately just came up short against a strong St Richard Reynolds team. https://t.co/vqBbavClfZ

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1135550476433461248

03/06/19

Year 11 students learned kayaking, musical instruments, worked in the environment, and helped with police cadets and to earn their silver award. Well done Alistair, Alfie, Thomas, John and Robbie. https://t.co/9ktXSgQdM5

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1135541803367751680

03/06/19

MP took a tour of the school and took part in a question and answer session with our new student leadership team. https://t.co/R6xgmkPXGI

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1135540014719389696

03/06/19

We have successfully appointed the Student Leadership Team in Year 10. The candidates were very strong and made the decision very tough. https://t.co/Ja8vGGOzBA

03/06/19

Retweetd From Barbara Taylor

Thanks Vince. I’m so grateful for your supportive words. We are 100% behind Ms Ruse and her team to create a great local school for local children. When a school struggles it’s up to those who care to turn it around... and we are. Watch this space!!!

03/06/19

Retweetd From Tracey Boncey

As a parent of children attending has been wonderful to see how Ms Ruse has turned the school around.

03/06/19

Retweetd From David Martin

This is an amazing school with an outstanding Headteacher. Keep up the good work, you make a difference everyday to these young people.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1134511088102457345

31/05/19

Day 3 practice expedition - after a couple of wrong turnings, on our way. https://t.co/jaqKn04oTW

30/05/19

Retweetd From Marie Newbold

Yes totally agree. Fantastic school. My kids love it there and are doing extremely well thanks to the staff and leadership

Pupil Premium Information

Twickenham School 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 child 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 ‘Pupil Premium Grant’ (PPG). This is now called the ‘Disadvantaged Pupil Grant’ (DPG). The purpose of this funding to schools 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 “Ever6”. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed 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 which will 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 the individual 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 afterschool 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 alongside a provision map for Pupil Premium be posted on the Twickenham School website.  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 governors’ complaints procedure.

 

For more information about the application process for Free School Meals please go to the following website: Free School Meals Application 

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