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17/02/19

Retweetd From Twickenham School PE

Lunch done! Off for the afternoon skiing https://t.co/b7HQ7llS6V

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1095983400136204288

14/02/19

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

Alpha particles in ionisation chambers made by Year 10 at Esher College. https://t.co/0O1m3oMISD

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1095724598996410373

13/02/19

The school will be celebrating next month. See poster for details. https://t.co/0ChuugYzOh

12/02/19

Retweetd From Cllr Michael Wilson 🔶🇪🇺

This morning and myself met with staff from - they are doing some brilliant work in a lovely space and almost new building. Also met with members of the student council including one person who wants to be PM!

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1093859513604689920

08/02/19

Lewis Sheppard and Joe Brown are our Stars of the Week, for their outstanding resilience and dedication during PE. https://t.co/ZxOIzfEWk0

08/02/19

Students across the school joined our Debate Club to discuss Brexit on Wednesday at lunchtime. All are welcome to join us - speak to Mr Tabron for more information.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1093203935601586176

06/02/19

Mr Hart has regained the Templar cup from Ms Ruse in Chess Club. The tournament continues in room S08 on Friday lunchtime. https://t.co/oErKhWXNcD

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1092821672288288777

05/02/19

Year 8 students took part in the National Cyber Security Competition, and will soon find out whether they've made it through to the final. https://t.co/kWOsyRjnfz

01/02/19

Our Year 11 football team won their Surrey Cup match against Farnham Heath End School, and will now progress on to play George Abbott School in Guildford.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1091336650297409536

01/02/19

It's been a year since our rock climbing wall was installed, being used by over 170 students. All are welcome to the rock climbing club, every Friday 3.00pm to 4.00pm. https://t.co/nnVqiLLb5F

01/02/19

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

School will start 9:40am. Snow due later & into 2mrw. This will enable students & staff 2 have a safer journey into sch 4 Period 2 to start on time. Other local schools have made the same decision. Students may arrive 9:15am 4 breakfast if wish 2 eat here. Safe journey

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31/01/19

Dulce Rodriguez Herrera is our GCSEPodder of the week, for revising for the most hours in Year 11 on our revision portal. In total, our students have revised for over 1000 hours so far! https://t.co/uzpEw4t6rq

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31/01/19

School will start at 9.40am tomorrow due to adverse weather conditions. Please see letter from our HT for more information. https://t.co/4N7g3oHk6F

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1089831717895106561

28/01/19

Well done to all of the young dancers who took part in our Richmond Rhythm competition last week, particularly our Dance Company who came 3rd in the Key Stage 4 category. https://t.co/XJn6XsrQp7

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24/01/19

Retweetd From Joan Susann Gibson

Join us for a night of fun https://t.co/MnIKzfQ6jg

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1088428823648092163

24/01/19

As part of the enrichment timetable, we are running a debate club. All students are welcome to attend on Wednesday lunchtime’s in room s12. https://t.co/JHSTQKCDFv

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1088112079972773888

23/01/19

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

Thank you to our local businesses for supporting & displaying our flyers! https://t.co/BfpVR8jMyA

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1088066415641485312

23/01/19

Students Ashman Gupta and Paulius Malinauskas were awarded the Best Basic Cadet award for 2018 by the Mayor of Richmond for their contributions towards Police Cadets. https://t.co/g7s2WrtxLF

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1087719108190371843

22/01/19

Twickenham School Dance Company (TSDC) performed at Richmond upon Thames College alongside professional youth companies and private schools as part of the annual Ignite showcase. https://t.co/p54DsWJLMr

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1087705634160762880

22/01/19

Our Year 11 Food Tech students had their practical exam today, demonstrating skills including gutting and filleting seabass, deboning a whole chicken, setting liquids, making rice noodles, and pressing fresh pasta. https://t.co/DyfyK5Re3t

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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