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18/01/19

We should have made it clear that we were are looking for volunteers to support the excellent work done by our librarian.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1086296581492695040

18/01/19

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

Coming 2 r Comedy Night? Tickets on sale now. Promises 2 b excellent evening of rip roaring laughter! https://t.co/Rtx6NWnzvG

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1085577453932892162

16/01/19

The Year 11 GCSE Art students having lunch on the Seine river cruise after a tour of Musee de Orsay on their trip to Paris. https://t.co/yvK5kQTVpN

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1084852679669624832

14/01/19

This week our PE teams received a belated Christmas present when their brand new football, rugby and basketball kits arrived at school. Thanks to Whitton businessman Tony Sumner, owner of local businesses including the Golden Grill in Whitton, who kindly sponsored the new kits. https://t.co/uK7clzhK8E

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1083763175420542977

11/01/19

Students in Year 9 improved their understanding of command words and identified keywords at a science intervention ahead of their upcoming exam. https://t.co/phtAY9iGsH

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1083632508074422272

11/01/19

Students tucking into some traditional French food at a restaurant in Paris. https://t.co/VfdEqHDLZ6

10/01/19

We are seeking volunteers to support the development of our new Library facility. We would welcome volunteers who have experience in the field of literature for young people and/or Library services which cater for young people.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1075384685570785285

19/12/18

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

Ms Tonella's class in Year 10 are creating a Paris Café this afternoon. They will be placing their orders in French , eating delicious cakes and drinking hot chocolate. Bon Appetite! https://t.co/oIcuXyMHgT

19/12/18

Merry Christmas to all our students, staff and families. https://t.co/6OyZ3qHOSk

14/12/18

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

Christmas Jumper day tomorrow full mufti, £1 donation plus great cake sale! So bring extra £!

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1073533285123440640

14/12/18

Twickenham School young leaders ran the Primary Panathlon for disabled children from local schools. https://t.co/fdssCKAvSU

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1073170914479665152

13/12/18

Years 7, 8 and 9 took part in the STEM Bright Ideas Workshop’ to launch the new STEM challenge. Each group had to come up with an idea and its solution to develop a clean energy. This is a competition organised by to promote engineering and science. https://t.co/eF30SPTn6E

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1072841028724502531

12/12/18

A total of 7 plays, 14 performance and countless rehearsals this week alone have seen Year 11 drama students prepare and complete their first real GCSE examination in the form of their devised drama performance. https://t.co/0hCvqbE41a

10/12/18

A huge congratulations to Oscar Choinski, Year 8, who swam in a county qualifying race last weekend in Ealing. Oscar swam a variety of strokes managing to win 3 gold medals, a silver and a bronze medal.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1072084081431728130

10/12/18

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

1st Christmas tree sale was a brilliant success TODAY! Trees were absolutely stunning - thank you for the heads up. Looking forward to dressing our tree now.....with a mug of hot choc of course! https://t.co/UbdYQhBD7H

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1071044189494882305

07/12/18

A-level biology students visited Esher College to take part in a forensic science workshop. https://t.co/z3UGahsemG

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1070947636067340288

07/12/18

Retweetd From Twickenham School PE

Great day of rugby with visiting and pay year 7, 8, 9 and girls matches, then off to the stadium for https://t.co/LB3KbC96g0

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1070947619185278976

07/12/18

Retweetd From Twickenham School PE

More photo's from today's matches v for https://t.co/QW9bS9accZ

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1070947465522749441

07/12/18

Miss East is our new librarian. https://t.co/iSJKwOjCWN

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1070071812573270017

04/12/18

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

Come and buy your Christmas Tree this Saturday! https://t.co/WlqHDrkNIh

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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