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18/02/18

Y10 and Year 11 drama visited Baron’s Court Theatre to see Angel Theatre Company’s The Maids https://t.co/EnMh8QOtuJ

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/964532363698102273

16/02/18

Dance Club and Dance Company learned about ballet and learned new skills during a workshop by the https://t.co/BAYKaKmPSu

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14/02/18

Y10 GCSE music students heard about a career as a military musician during a visit to Kneller Hall Army Music College https://t.co/U8QViat9i7

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10/02/18

Our Y7/8 netball team showed grit and determination despite a narrow defeat to Hampton Court School https://t.co/HVXASLyd5e

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09/02/18

Calling industry experts. We need you for the Twickenham Futures programme. Career Carousel event on March 6. Visit https://t.co/CbRsrSaYKh https://t.co/u24LmtIOu1

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08/02/18

Students learned about festivals by creating their own and presenting their ideas to the class https://t.co/kS0ZjecRWM

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08/02/18

Families get the chance to learn about their child’s education at Twickenham School at our Meet the Tutor day https://t.co/MLOJJ3VqyF

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08/02/18

Our Year 11 revision day for maths and English. Students showing wonderful https://t.co/AB1PdKSP5F

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07/02/18

Calculated the velocity of James Bond’s ejector seat was among the experiments at a science workshop for Y10s held https://t.co/0RcNgG21n5

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06/02/18

The Year 8 boys Rugby team showed grit and determination despite a narrow defeat to Christ School https://t.co/T0SJiPPVPo

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/960531011279949824

05/02/18

The Y10 boys football team beat Riddlesdown School 7-1 to reach the QF of the Surrey Cup where they will face holders Carshalton Boys https://t.co/qNDvWLgXLy

05/02/18

We have an exciting job opportunity for an Attendance Officer to join our team. Please see the link https://t.co/3TGTKFfS15

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04/02/18

Year 7 and Year 8 are all set to launch READY STEADY READ this week, when they will be reading for pleasure in the run up to World Book Day https://t.co/LeeAqToxTd

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03/02/18

Librarians from Richmond Library Service spoke to year 7 students this week about the role of public libraries and the latest range of books https://t.co/tsDebMIbwq

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03/02/18

Y9/10s will get a taste of life at a top university and mentoring from a PHD student during a 12 week Scholar’s Programme at https://t.co/V6ctGrW8wn

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02/02/18

A big thank you to who have provided the school with this wonderful pottery wheel https://t.co/5i6OKnylEi

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01/02/18

Students discussing our Teaching and Learning focused survey at the Student Council. https://t.co/m5zqB1wvxq

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31/01/18

Students conducted experiments with practising Scientists and engineers when the Lab in a Lorry rolled into the school https://t.co/wUUfXFvVfx

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30/01/18

Y10 Harmoni Edwards passed her first ever ballet exam at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) with flying colours. https://t.co/90EXqAtKmg

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28/01/18

Year 11 students sculpt self-portrait clay busts in art class https://t.co/zmGvFs9DiK

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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