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24/09/21

Twickenham School Open events. We looked forward to showing new families and students our wonderful school! 📚📆📕 https://t.co/nja1qlamvO

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24/09/21

Not sure if we can think of any better way to finish off the week! YUM! 🍰🧁🤤 https://t.co/eZalX4JRO1

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24/09/21

What a fun afternoon hosting for the girls first Netball fixture of the year! Would you like to participate in a fixture? Join us for after school sports clubs and sign up on the sports hall door! 🏐🏃🏻‍♀️ https://t.co/PyC99D2u2H

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23/09/21

Last week Twickenham School raised £328 in total for Jeans for Genes day! 💰💵👏🏽👏🏽#jeansforgenesday https://t.co/pO2dWsnwgQ

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22/09/21

Yr7 began their practical lessons in Food Technology. Their creative juices were in full flow!! https://t.co/tUdyE0iZSq

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21/09/21

These Girls Can! The U13 girls football team kicked of their season off today against Turing House. The result didn’t go our way but the girls showed great commitment and great potential! https://t.co/HN6ZRwc98u

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21/09/21

Yr10 learning about career pathways through different avenues like; Btech, A levels, universities and apprenticeships! 📆📋🗂👨‍💻🧑‍🎓#careers https://t.co/kZLmxu1NhG

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21/09/21

A special lesson today because the apples used to create these masterpieces were picked from Paige’s blossom tree. Paige was a special student who will never be forgotten. We know she was smiling down on us today. ❤️🍎🥧 https://t.co/gB4FYZY32y

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20/09/21

After school cooking club with Mr Maloney on Friday was a nail biter as staff and students battled each other in a cook off! Delicious food was plated by both teams, but the students dishes were awarded the best for the evening by head teacher, Ms Ruse! 👩‍🍳🥘🍝🍱🍲 https://t.co/f38hFMxDfR

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17/09/21

Jeans for Genes day! Today we raised money for all those battling against genetic disorders ❤️👖🧬 https://t.co/cKR273Qogw

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16/09/21

Yr7 Football unit off to great start! Want to take part in extra curricular Football? KS3 Football club is on Monday after school and KS4 Football on Tuesday after school. ⚽️🏃🏽 https://t.co/Z0uJZNDHR4

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15/09/21

What is that smell? It’s a new head chef! Remmy loves to cook Asian dishes like curries and Morrocan chicken. His favourite food to eat is roasted chicken and lamb curry. We can’t wait to taste more delicious meals this year. Welcome to Twickenham School Remmy 🍗🥘🍛🤤 https://t.co/SXjZSboIDT

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15/09/21

Diversity Club is on every Monday after school in G61. We can not wait to see you there! https://t.co/rSQcbvRf7T

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14/09/21

Our new cohort of GCSE Food and Nutrition students had their first practical today. Students were practicing making a bechmal sauce for their Fish Pie. Lots of chefs in the making! https://t.co/qz3Z7tGkcO

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14/09/21

Congratulations Alfie on becoming the British 250 F youth champion and the Mx Nationals British Champion. We are proud of you buddy! 🏍🏆#twickenhamschool https://t.co/SHCTWd7234

14/09/21

Clarifying that students will wear mufti with a pair of jeans this Friday if they donate £1 on SQUID 👖👍🏽

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13/09/21

Donate £1 on your SQUID account and come dressed in your jeans this Friday to help make a difference for those children fighting against a genetic disorder. Jeans for Genes day, Friday 17th September👖❤️ https://t.co/1ThTzXRndL

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13/09/21

This clump of Vorticella are a new addition to the Science Dept's protistan aquarium: they are microscopic filter feeders attached by a stalk which is a molecular spring, more powerful weight for weight than engine of a Formula One car! https://t.co/qNDaAUtfPe

12/09/21

Support Mr Meinke as he swims two miles next weekend for the Princess Alice Hospice foundation, who support families in South West London and Surrey by providing end of life care and bereavement counselling. Donate with the link below https://t.co/4v3yltfw0L

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12/09/21

Teacher interview: Name: Mr Langan Where are you from: Ireland  Subject: Geography  Hobbies: Running, swimming and socialising on weekends with friends. Welcome to Twickenham School Mr Langan! https://t.co/fLycwfb4Jr

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.