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15/10/21

Year 10 students applying their Food Science knowledge today. Students were watching how acid (lemon) denatures proteins and then coagulates to make the filing in the Lemon flan set - no cooking involved. Well done to David 1st, Josh 2nd and Cyrus in 3rd placed. 🍰🧁 https://t.co/ZbEOgIGpuv

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15/10/21

Mr Meinke and Year 8 were investigating Hooke’s Law by using weights and a spring. There were some excellent debates in action within groups over which results were correct. 👨‍🔬🔬🧫 https://t.co/dxoRKc8bNg

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15/10/21

This week Miss Green has been reading a text with Year 8 and focusing on how and why the author uses punctuation. 📚📖👩‍🏫 https://t.co/K2R41XYOBi

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13/10/21

Congratulations to Kascper and Ashvilla on winning the doubles badminton tournament in PE this week! 👏🏽🏸 https://t.co/1LiZ8nsiHq

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13/10/21

What an exciting day it was for our Year 8’s attending an English trip to the Globe theatre in Central London to watch A Midsummer Night’s dream! Plenty of compliments from the public about the fantastic student behaviour displayed throughout the day. 👏🏽👏🏽 https://t.co/BR5we8i4VH

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12/10/21

How about these hits! 🏓 https://t.co/uzQTui8EUd

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12/10/21

Plenty of excellent table tennis games were played with some great results! Special mention to Macie who finished 3rd out of 7 girls and the boys team who placed 2nd out of 4 teams today. Well done Twickenham! 👏🏽👏🏽 https://t.co/8z9WplKmFo

12/10/21

They were very excited and enjoyed their trip to the theatre today! Thank you for your lovely comment we will pass this onto our students tomorrow morning ❤️

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12/10/21

Retweetd From Sarah Elliott

Twickenham School T&L Book club starting very soon. We can’t wait to learn and shar! https://t.co/Kv3iCTJ9Nq

11/10/21

Mr Elbourne is running at the Paris marathon this Sunday and is raising funds for children’s mental health. Click on the link below to help Mr Elbourne reach his fundraising goal https://t.co/lTBhQRuZp9

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08/10/21

Year 8 have been using our exciting outside classroom for a bio diversity investigation about the importance of soil. makes the best https://t.co/j7Kr7a6RjQ

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08/10/21

Loud and proud! We have one more open morning next week on Monday! To book please email admissions.org.uk to reserve a spot. https://t.co/dP68t1jssu

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08/10/21

Twickenham School flying high competing in home and away football fixtures last week https://t.co/jFcUPv5Njy

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07/10/21

Yr 7 students have created a range of 3D models representing human, animal and plant cells, some were even edible! Well done to all students who created a model cell as part of the homework task! https://t.co/Th0ZfuZxZ9

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07/10/21

National poetry day at Twickenham School https://t.co/8Q5ewcLVHG

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05/10/21

Ms Ruse, head teacher speech at tonights Twickenham School open evening https://t.co/BP46nhP8p9

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05/10/21

Bad hair day for Ms Ruse or static electricity? https://t.co/GFkA3Wq004

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04/10/21

Ready to meet new families tomorrow night at our open evening! See you at 6pm! https://t.co/S9Hr1jWsHi

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01/10/21

Challenging our Yr7 PE students to create and lead their own badminton warm up activity https://t.co/EzJa5HIjvQ

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28/09/21

Fruit salad, yummy! Yummy! https://t.co/HDRdGATWcd

Careers information

 

Years 7-8

Students in Years 7-8  are introduced to the world of work through a range of tutor time activities and PDC lessons that inspire and excite students to build aspirations and ambitions for their adult lives.  There will opportunities for visits from outside speakers, including specialists from the Innervate Careers team. Students will be encouraged to see a connection between hard work and having a positive attitude to learning with their success in achieving their own goals.

Year 9

As a critical decision-making year, students are supported throughout to make well informed and guided choices about their studies through to GCSE.  A range of careers and subject specific talks in PDC lessons and assemblies help students to understand the subjects they will need to study to go on to the next steps in their own development and career aspirations.  We will make available a variety of software tools to help students to build up their knowledge of a range of careers pathways they could take. They will be able to find out about post-16 study at college or another school and compare this with the wide range of apprenticeships and training programmes on offer locally.  Additional careers advice will be available for students who would like extra support.

Years 10 & 11

Students preparing for their exams also face challenging decisions about their next steps post-16.  There are an ever-growing number of qualifications and courses available: we will support students and their families to understand the choices that are available and to make appropriate decisions.  As well as a tutorial programme, careers fairs, visiting speakers, guidance, trips and activities, students will have a planned 1-1 careers meeting with a specialist from Innervate careers in Year 10 and in Year 11 with personalised advice and next steps for every student.  

The school is committed to offering an exceptionally high quality careers programme to support all our students in achieving their aspirations.  We aim to support parents with a calendar of Parents and Families Information Evenings to ensure that everyone who is able to support our young people is kept involved and well informed.

If you would like to contact our representative at Innervate Careers please email natalie@innervatecareers.com or alternatively Ms Stewart, Senior Careers Leader via info@twickenhamschool.org.uk for further information and advice.

Twickenham School has appointed a lead governor to take a particular strategic interest in careers education and guidance and the development of partnerships: Ms Claire Little.

Employers

Are you able to offer advice, work experience or support?

At Twickenham School we are keen to give all our students an opportunity to forge connections with employers.  Our students are looking to broaden their horizons, obtain as much experience as possible and equip themselves for their future careers. The engagement and support of our local community is invaluable in helping us to build a rich network of contacts. If you would like to be added to our database of contacts to hear about events you might be able to contribute to such as speed networking, mock interviews, workshops and work experience, please complete this form TS Careers Programme

Evaluation

We use the Careers and Enterprise Company’s Compass tool to evaluate how our careers programme performs against the Gatsby Benchmarks. In addition, pupils, parents, staff and external partners are regularly asked for feedback on careers activities and events via questionnaires, surveys and our Pupil Voice forum. This feedback is then used to inform future planning and develop the programme.

Parents/Carers

We understand how difficult it can be to navigate through the large amount of information concerning careers.  

Choices available to your child are likely to be very different from those you had at school. However, parental guidance significantly influences decisions made by our students, so it is imperative you have access to current information. 

Websites for careers information and advice specifically for parents:

www.parentalguidance.org.uk

ukcareers.ey.com/schools/career-advice/parental-advice

Teachers

Teachers will reference the world of work and illuminate how their taught subject links with careers. Here you will find information on statutory guidance as well as links to useful resources concerning careers-related learning.

Statutory Guidance and the Gatsby Benchmarks

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in schools and colleges. The DfE Careers Strategy is built around them, and they are used to structure the careers programme here at Twickenham School.

Why are the Gatsby Benchmarks important?

The Gatsby Benchmarks have a key role in:

  • Raising young people’s aspirations and promoting access to all career pathways
  • Enabling all young people to develop the skills and outlook they need to achieve career wellbeing, including adaptability and resilience
  • Underpinning the Department for Education guidance to schools on meeting their statutory responsibility for careers guidance.            

Gatsby Benchmark 4. Linking curriculum to careers

  • Subject teachers are highly influential – students are 18 times* more likely to be motivated to learn if their teachers know their hopes and dreams
  • Students feel more engaged in their learning when they perceive the relevance of what they are studying to their own and other people’s lives
  • Students are given the opportunity to develop their career thinking and to acquire important career management and employability skills
  • Students become more aspirational, understanding that perceived barriers can be overcome and that there  are numerous pathways to success

*see The Gatsby Benchmark Toolkit https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploaded/gatsby_benchmark_toolkit.pdf

Resources for Teachers

The 'Career Planning Toolkit' contains lessons for years 8-10 from WorldSkills UK. A hard copy is kept in the careers office for reference only.

Also from WorldSkills UK is the more recent 'Career Advice Toolkit' which supports young people with employability skills and careers information for KS3, KS4 and post-16 students. It contains lesson plans, videos, and quizzes.

Barclays Lifeskills also has a bank of lesson plans for teachers along with slides to support learning in the classroom.

The Careers & Enterprise Company's 'My Week of Work' has resources from across industry sectors including those from creative & digital, construction, engineering & manufacturing, renewables, and health & social care.

STEM resources: Online creative activities helping young people explore the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

A teachers' guide to the new T-Levels.