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19/07/18

Our wonderful musicians rehearsing for our end of year assembly https://t.co/LjBHXSvofp

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19/07/18

Our choir rehearsing A Million Dreams in preparation for our final whole school assembly of the academic year. https://t.co/MDevT0WDac

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18/07/18

Year 5 pupils from Bishop Perrin sampled Science, Geography and Drama classes at the school today. https://t.co/WKdzZkzn9w

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17/07/18

Students laid wreaths at the Thiepval memorial at Newfoundland Park, the Somme, as part of their history field trip. https://t.co/h9DpiXGVR2

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17/07/18

Our students tour the Somme on day 3 of their history trip to battlefield. https://t.co/f2TL9steo3

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16/07/18

Students enjoying the amazing, interactive Cloth Hall Museum Ypres during a history trip to WW1 sites of interest. https://t.co/kg5Bk5D6EH

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15/07/18

Students on a history field trip to the Tunnels at Arras in France. https://t.co/3tsG1wDel8

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15/07/18

Students on a history field trip to The Battle of Vimy Ridge in France https://t.co/xm1kxNT1wQ

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12/07/18

Year 9 students visited the Royal Observatory Greenwich to work with astronomers on a workshop about the solar system. https://t.co/KR6HFbJg3m

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11/07/18

Our young leaders Sam Fullicks, Lewis Cole, Marvin Maci, and Younas Hassaini helped to run the the Year 5 borough cricket competition. https://t.co/4Jhqlrabke

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11/07/18

Year 5 students from Nelson Primary getting to know our teachers https://t.co/GFZ5EgapoF

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11/07/18

Year 5 students from Nelson Primary are being supported at our primary welcome day by Twickenham School young leaders. https://t.co/KTPzTWL2aq

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11/07/18

Year 5 students from Nelson Primary have been taking part in sport and educational activities at the school today. https://t.co/8cukrEQEXo

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09/07/18

Retweetd From Twickenham School PE

Our wonderful PTA keeping students hydrated at Sports Day https://t.co/nD1hvXnYe6

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09/07/18

Retweetd From Twickenham School PE

Students staying out of the sun between events at Sports Day https://t.co/PsvGMhbTtB

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09/07/18

Retweetd From Twickenham School PE

Healthy food from our Cucina keeping students and staff fuelled for Sports Day https://t.co/hWcNvO0b4O

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09/07/18

Retweetd From Twickenham School PE

Owen Walsh giving a stunning performance in the Year 9 800m https://t.co/4soayJLNCS

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09/07/18

Retweetd From Twickenham School PE

Monique Smith jumping 1 metre 25cm to win gold in the high jump https://t.co/fxYj7ZRaxK

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09/07/18

Retweetd From Twickenham School PE

Jack Taylor celebrates his victory at the 300m winner with Ms Ruse https://t.co/74HDMFmJEI

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09/07/18

Retweetd From Twickenham School PE

The PE department making sure our Sports Day runs smoothly https://t.co/hW7drXouw0

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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