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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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/963849620144181248

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/962344194848296960

10/02/18

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/961981843288543233

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/961619437651668993

08/02/18

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/961551340735549440

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/961538663246172160

08/02/18

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/961255780954537984

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/960893393009299456

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/960167336731963394

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/959804949168316416

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/959776014904844288

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/959440717390237697

02/02/18

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/958992652413923328

01/02/18

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/958641214227705857

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/958311353646833666

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/957638168853057536

28/01/18

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

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

DEPUTY DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS

Heather Valetta, Senior Social Worker  
Louisa Scott, Head of Year 7 
Shamala Moodley, Head of Year 8  
Julie Johnson, Head of Year 9 
Maeve Quigley, Head of Year 10 
Christopher Tabron, Head of Year 11

OTHER TRAINED SAFEGUARDING STAFF

David Martin  - Deputy Headteacher

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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Posted on: 24/08/2017

Improved New GCSE Results for Twickenham School

Improved New GCSE Results for Twickenham School Twickenham School Year 11 students have achieved better in their GCSEs. Whilst there is no direct comparison with previous year’s results because all of the examinations are new and English and mathematics are graded 1-9 instead of A*-G it is clear that students have done better than last year in these tough new examinations. 60% of students gained a grade 4+ in English and mathematics and 55% of students achieved 5 GCSEs at A*-C (4+ in English and mathematics).  The DfE have made clear that there will be very few Grade 9s awarded in English and maths yet we were very pleased to see 3 students (all in maths) achieved this new benchmark. Particular mention should go to: Daniel Clouter, Ludmilla Branda and Sidney Thomas who all achieved a grade 9 in Mathematics Hannah McLelland 7 A*-As Ludmilla Branda 7 A*-As Zachhary Philippou 7 A*- As Headteacher, Assal Ruse, said, “I am delighted for the students and staff who have worked incredibly hard to achieve these results with all new examinations.  It has been a tough two years for all schools teaching new specifications and not always with access to new practice papers or grade boundaries.  As such I am happy the school has enabled the students to do as well as they did and be able to access the next stage of their education with the results they needed. These results reflect the hard work of students and the professional commitment of all of our teaching and support staff at Twickenham School. As a school, we have met and exceeded some challenging targets for this cohort of students, and I would want to thank our families too, as they have been so supportive yet again throughout the long examination season.