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13/11/18

Year 8 buddies have been supporting our Year 7 students at paired reading sessions during form time. https://t.co/Z8JfreeuLo

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12/11/18

There are still places available for our Year 10 Ski Trip to the Austrian Alps taking places in the February half term, next year. Please see Mr Bryan for more information. Remaining places will be given on a first come first served basis. https://t.co/yeMm2qDjoI

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12/11/18

Our new Year 9 and 10 Brilliant Club students met their PHD student new tutor, took part in a study workshop and toured the grounds of during the launch ceremony of this year’s programme. https://t.co/3vcpbl8ZOf

12/11/18

Families can learn how we are supporting and celebrating the progress of our students as they start their GCSE at our Year 10 Parents’ Evening this Thursday, 4pm – 7pm.

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06/11/18

PGCE students visited Twickenham Year 7 science lessons as part of our transition programme. https://t.co/bvGyfszDP2

05/11/18

Good luck to our students https://t.co/WrfsiMZAmz

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05/11/18

Retweetd From AchievingForChildren

Calling all Kingston and Richmond young people! Want to be a candidate for the Youth Council or UK Youth Parliament elections in March 2019? Apply here: https://t.co/yXIjjxPyXm https://t.co/Bb3GM6oYYB

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05/11/18

Retweetd From Richmond Rugby

💪🏉 Our community day is well underway And what a day for it!! 👌 Cc: https://t.co/pBbZFXIyke

05/11/18

Retweetd From Harlequins Foundation

Thanks for your participation and to Greg of course! https://t.co/XbOio8eKh9

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05/11/18

Twickenham School hosted the Richmond primary dodgeball competition, with help from our young sports leaders in Year 10. https://t.co/V0wwPWq4o8

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1057656033852751872

31/10/18

A video of our students on their trip Ashurst. https://t.co/6oCCG7c8Iq

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1057346697372880896

30/10/18

Our students have been learning fire and campfire skills this evening on our 'Team Challenge' trip to High Ashurst. https://t.co/DPDAe3zgoy

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1057292107931639808

30/10/18

Students developed teambuilding skills on a 'Team Challenge' at High Ashurst. https://t.co/KjeExX0nqm

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1056932453351350274

29/10/18

Girls’ fitness class on a Tuesday afterschool has been a huge success, usually attracting over 30 students attending each session. https://t.co/wU8a5kFPIj

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1056570047748079616

28/10/18

Our Head of Modern Foreign Languages Ms Tonella taught German at Bishop Perrin Primary School this term as part of our primary liaison programme. https://t.co/Afnzc1D7sZ

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1056192569997172737

27/10/18

Students have been making coil pots during pottery club this half term. https://t.co/yjkygqCooT

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26/10/18

Our Year 7 students with 100% attendance this half term https://t.co/e6SM8dLDid

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25/10/18

Year 7s Harriet, Cyrus, Harry, Nida, Babiha and Marcin have received Star Student award for their hard work and achievements this half term. https://t.co/bKrIYFB9xO

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1055416216775475200

25/10/18

Date for your diary: Our PTA is organising a fun evening of Chocolate Bingo on Thursday 29th November, 6pm-8pm. Details below, all welcome! https://t.co/ZgfNSbYi31

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25/10/18

The deadline for Year 9 and Year 10 pupils to apply for their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is fast approaching. Any students interested should see Mr Ahluwalia after Half Term for an application form. https://t.co/wDlW1dcXqE

Safeguarding

Safeguarding at Twickenham School

The Trust and staff of Twickenham School are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where students and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others.

Twickenham School acknowledges the duties conferred by statute, including the Children Acts 1989 & 2004, Section 175 of the 2002 Education Act, the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and the guidance contained in ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’, ‘What To Do If You’re Worried A Child Is Being Abused’, the current DfE Circular ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, as well as procedures produced by the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames for use with its schools. The school safeguarding policy is applicable to all on and off-site activities undertaken by students whilst they are the responsibility of the school.

Staff who have responsibility for Safeguarding

HEADTEACHER

Assal Ruse

SENIOR DESIGNATED CHILD PROTECTION OFFICER

Khadija Halpenny, Assistant Headteacher, MAT Safeguarding Lead

DEPUTY DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS

Sarah Scott, Senior Pastoral Manager
Louisa Scott, Head of Year 7 and Year 8
Miss Martin, Head of Year 9
Julie Johnson, Head of Year 10
Maeve Quigley, Head of Year 11
 

OTHER TRAINED SAFEGUARDING STAFF

Simon Hart - Deputy Headteacher

Joanne Merritt – Safeguarding Governor

 

 

There are four main elements to the school’s safeguarding work with students:

a) Prevention - Through the teaching and pastoral support offered to students and providing a safe environment. We also inform students of potential risks and their ‘stay safe’ responsibilities, through assemblies and other activities. 
b) Procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse. 
c) Support to students who may have been abused or are at risk of abuse. 
d) Ensuring that we practise safe recruitment, checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children.

E-safety: Staying safe online

We would urge parents and carers to monitor their child’s online activity as closely as they would monitor any contact their child has with other children and adults in the ‘reality’ world.

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Online abuse and concerns can be reported to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).

These resources have been produced by CEOP for use with children and young people. Parents and carers are encouraged to look at them in order to help them to understand some of the potential risks and to help them monitor their child’s activities online.

CEOP website

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NSPCC

Information about abuse and neglect:
 
NSPCC website

Safer Surfing

  • We recommend that children are supervised while using the Internet. It is possible to buy software which will restrict access to ‘harmful sites’. Most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will also provide an element of ‘filtering’ to avoid unsuitable content; but you need to set it up.
  • No system will remove all unsuitable material.
  • It is important that your children know what to do if they come across any material that they feel uncomfortable with. REPORT IT.

Some search engines are set up specifically for children to use such as:

Personal Details:

Students should not give out personal details about themselves or others. This includes: full name, address, ‘phone numbers, email addresses etc.

  • Students should never make arrangements to meet anyone over the net.
  • Students should never give anyone else their password.
  • People should not give out bank / card details unless they have checked that the site is trustworthy and that they have anti-spyware installed on the computer.

Web Space (free web areas such as MySpace):

There are a large number of people offering free webspace at the moment. While this is great for developing creativity, it also has dangers.

  • Free areas are easy to upload information to; and many target young people in their marketing.
  • Free areas often invite others to view your areas / galleries etc. While it is good to share, people need to consider who may have access to these areas. Avoid giving out personal details about yourself or others.

(Examples of free webspace… www.zorpia.com, www.bebo.com, www.myspace.com There are areas of these sites and adverts which you may consider inappropriate.)

Chat Rooms / Forums / MSN:

These have many uses but also have many dangers. It is very hard to know whether the person is really as they say they are. Even if the name is someone you know, that doesn’t necessarily mean that your friend is the person doing the typing!

  • It is also not always clear who else is ‘listening’ in to your conversation.
  • There are usually ‘moderators’ who you can contact if you are unhappy with anything in a forum or chatroom.

On-Line Games:

This is a rapidly developing area and can have the same dangers as chat rooms. This is particularly true of role-play type games. In this case people are very unlikely to be who they say they are!

  • There are usually moderators you can contact if you are unhappy with anything.
  • Never give out personal details or arrange to meet someone.
  • On-line games are not restricted to computers.

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Net Aware

Parents review kids’ social networks, apps & games.

Net Aware website

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Staying safe on Minecraft Article

E-Mail:

Avoid opening emails from unrecognised sources. Never open attachments without checking who they are from and whether they are likely to be safe.

  • Emails may carry viruses.
  • Most anti-virus programs will scan emails for spam (unsolicited, bulk mail); as well as viruses.
  • Avoid using CC (Carbon Copy) or the ‘To’ box when sending to multiple addresses. Instead use BCC (Blind Carbon Copy). You can set up a group; put your own address in the ‘To’ box and the name of your group in the BCC box. This offers some protection in that people don’t automatically see everyone else’s email address.

Bullying:

Unfortunately, bullies like new technology just the same as everyone else. Children need to be very careful about who they give mobile ‘phone numbers to; what they upload (if anything); who they give email addresses to etc.

  • Texting; using camera ‘phones; setting up websites about people; MSN; and group emailing are all ways that are being used by some bullies.
  • If it happens – tell someone immediately, save all evidence you can.

Passwords:

Be imaginative with passwords. It is amazing how many are ‘guessed’.

  • Try to make sure passwords are at least 6 characters. (The longer the better.)
  • Avoid using postcodes or family names / dates etc.
  • Using unusual characters such as £$%&*^ makes fraud harder.
  • Mixing capitals and lower case letters usually makes passwords more secure.
  • Some people hold databases of the most common passwords!
  • Never give out your PIN over the Internet.
  • Most common password info

Out of hours:


Richmond: Call 020 8891 7969 from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, or 020 8770 5000 out of hours.

Hounslow: Call 0208 583 3200 from 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday, or 0208 583 2222 out of hours.

NSPCC: Speak to a counsellor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0808 800 5000, or text 88858.

Email help@nspcc.org.uk or contact us via Signvideo using British Sign Language (Mon - Fri, 9am - 6pm).

 

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Twickenham School Results Day 2018

TWICKENHAM School celebrated an improvement in results as a clutch of students scored top grades in their GCSESs. The school saw a spike in results in core subjects such as English and maths and in overall attainment, following the publication of results today. Today, students spoke of their pride with their despite new national grading systems and broader following an anxious summer wait. Dharvi Jayaprasat, from Twickenham, revised for two hours a day to make sure she secured the grades to get on to a course at Kingston College. She said: “These results make me believe I can do so much now. It was hard sometimes. I’m just happy with these grades.” “Thanks to support from this school I can now do my art and design course at Kingston College. I am very excited.” After a partial introduction last year, almost all GCSEs are graded from 1 to 9, with the former A* grade split into the 7, 8 and 9 grades. Thomas Darcy, from Isleworth, in Hounslow, scored all 8s and 9s, equivalent to A* or A, , to secure a place to study A-levels in English, geography and classical civilisations. He said: “It was a long, apprehensive wait the whole summer, hoping my grades would be good. “This is just the culmination of that whole wait - but I am happy with this. “For anyone to get any good grades it takes a lot of work, and a lot of it is down to the teachers, who gave up their own time to hold extra classes after school. “The changes to the GCSEs nationally made it harder, which makes us even prouder.” Headteacher Assal Ruse said: Well done to all our students. Particular mentions must go to the many students who achieved the highest Attainment 8 points with an average grade 8+. This is a huge achievement. “My thanks to our staff who have worked incredibly hard teaching the new GCSEs and ensuring that so many students did as they well as they did. “We have seen an improvement but there is still much work to be done. We will continue to work hard for our students.”   Examination-results