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05/04/20

Very Impressive ! Well done Aidan

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1245300171849728000

01/04/20

Retweetd From Marie Newbold

What else can you do when your a teenager and in isolation https://t.co/GXb9E8GpLo

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1245272229413367808

01/04/20

Tom Johnson in Year8 is helping to spread hope with his ‘rainbow challenge’ cakes . https://t.co/bl2pHJN7om

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1241096610765058048

20/03/20

Class of 2020 https://t.co/I64DN7DmGN

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1241034446888984576

20/03/20

Some messages from teachers to students in Year 11 https://t.co/RC1EieH4qf

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1241033557994242048

20/03/20

We promised the Year 11 students a day they wouldn’t forget ! https://t.co/qr8MoC1jn9

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1240367457778511873

18/03/20

Retweetd From Twickenham School PE

Year 7 today were lucky enough to be spoken to by Olympic Rowing Gold medalist Jonny Searle MBE about his Sporting and life success https://t.co/QE2jGpwUvg

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1240176225001394176

18/03/20

Attenborough have managed to sneak the lead in our Book Drive - well done reds! Don’t despair Curie and Nightingale, there’s still time to donate - the drive closes this Friday! https://t.co/1kYGEuyMLl

17/03/20

The Jack Petchey Speak Out Regional Final - due time be held on 24/3/20 - has been rescheduled till after Easter . We will update you with a new time and date once confirmed .

17/03/20

All sports fixtures are postponed until further notice. This includes the Year 7 and 8 XRugby coaching from Richmond Rugby Club today.

16/03/20

Please can Year 11 students return their reply slips for the FREE Easter revision sessions. Thank you.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1238425617147846657

13/03/20

Currently in the lead with the most donations in the Book Drive is Curie House! Well done the Greens! https://t.co/nOQ7gAvjsb

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1238424757487493121

13/03/20

All Year 11 students received an exam survival bag today. Every little helps! https://t.co/FPkXDL36Mc

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1238423318279192577

13/03/20

Thank you for the wonderful books for our school library. We cannot wait to start putting them on our shelves. The students will be delighted. https://t.co/cda3PNouGn

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1238421296800772096

13/03/20

Year 10 Boys Shield Winners. https://t.co/KEnHtkrUEe

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1238406541281288192

13/03/20

Congratulations to Niamh and Kayleigh Burke , proud winners of World Book day costume competition. https://t.co/62xk7bKTfg

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1237697228644499457

11/03/20

Student Henry Godfrey and his partner are officially MIAC International Champions 2020, 11-16 mixed pair, with their highest score ever. Gold again! https://t.co/3nJzIwEbyp

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1237674821095436288

11/03/20

Miss Wafa kicking off the donations for Attenborough house book drive – currently last place. (Come on reds!) https://t.co/9DjKpW6U3H

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.

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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