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18/06/19

Retweetd From Thirst Gen Sports

FootballFoundtn: five years ago 📆 presenter & Football Foundation Ambassador joined former & defender at as we celebrated 15 years of community football investment 🙌 (P… https://t.co/AHPY9sckZT

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18/06/19

We are very proud of Miss Scott who is training very hard in Utrecht, playing Softball for a Dutch Softball team. She is competing in their silver league division and playing weekly matches. https://t.co/sQqJeSOXvG

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1140617609655795714

17/06/19

Year 7 students took part in the Teen-Tech event held . Over two hundred students from schools across South West London attended. The theme was to ‘build a city of the future’. https://t.co/lDYOucNqUA

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1139602271761838080

14/06/19

Our quiz night is about to get underway. Huge thanks to all the families who help to organise and those who are attending. https://t.co/vP8izNrwQJ

14/06/19

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

Quiz Night tonight! 7.30pm start, cash bar and buffet. Huge thanks to our local businesses for donating super raffle prizes , , Grade 1, Bats Cabs, , Mikkis, , , and The Pamper Party!

10/06/19

Retweetd From Chris Tabron

Well done boys . A great start to playing in a team together for the next 5 years or more ⚽️👨🏽‍🎓

07/06/19

Retweetd From Barbara Taylor

. My son wasn’t sure he wanted to do DofE but he’s so pleased with himself now his doubts have gone. https://t.co/FCgM8e5nvb

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1136908171182841856

07/06/19

Our Year 7 & 8 cricket team played with passion and determination despite a narrow defeat to Grey Court in their first ever match. https://t.co/vUADyYb5uT

06/06/19

Retweetd From Michael Butlin

. . . History Facts https://t.co/vDq2RZYyWb

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1136542015842344965

06/06/19

Year 7 finished their football season last week with a strong win 7-1 against St Richard Reynolds with hat tricks from Jake and Alan. https://t.co/jcrQQKpZPu

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1136182134031470592

05/06/19

Year 8 learned about propaganda in England looking at hidden messages in portraits of monarch of Queen Elizabeth I. They also designed their own propaganda medallion inspired by reaction to Spanish Armada. https://t.co/q9Fd1Hm5v7

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1135821013177065472

04/06/19

The Year 10 football team, making their first ever Borough Grand Final, unfortunately just came up short against a strong St Richard Reynolds team. https://t.co/vqBbavClfZ

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1135550476433461248

03/06/19

Year 11 students learned kayaking, musical instruments, worked in the environment, and helped with police cadets and to earn their silver award. Well done Alistair, Alfie, Thomas, John and Robbie. https://t.co/9ktXSgQdM5

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1135541803367751680

03/06/19

MP took a tour of the school and took part in a question and answer session with our new student leadership team. https://t.co/R6xgmkPXGI

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1135540014719389696

03/06/19

We have successfully appointed the Student Leadership Team in Year 10. The candidates were very strong and made the decision very tough. https://t.co/Ja8vGGOzBA

03/06/19

Retweetd From Barbara Taylor

Thanks Vince. I’m so grateful for your supportive words. We are 100% behind Ms Ruse and her team to create a great local school for local children. When a school struggles it’s up to those who care to turn it around... and we are. Watch this space!!!

03/06/19

Retweetd From Tracey Boncey

As a parent of children attending has been wonderful to see how Ms Ruse has turned the school around.

03/06/19

Retweetd From David Martin

This is an amazing school with an outstanding Headteacher. Keep up the good work, you make a difference everyday to these young people.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1134511088102457345

31/05/19

Day 3 practice expedition - after a couple of wrong turnings, on our way. https://t.co/jaqKn04oTW

30/05/19

Retweetd From Marie Newbold

Yes totally agree. Fantastic school. My kids love it there and are doing extremely well thanks to the staff and leadership

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

Cherisse Macsorley

DEPUTY DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS

Nikolina Vucenovic, Deputy Safeguarding 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.

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Information about abuse and neglect:
 
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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.

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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: 13/03/2019

Brilliant Club Programme

TWICKENHAM MP Sir Vince Cable has backed our award-winning The Brilliant Club programme during a visit to the school. The Liberal Democrat leader chatted with Year 10 and 11 students who had taken part in The Scholars Programme, aimed at getting pupils into highly selective universities. Under the scheme, bright pupils took part in university style tutorials with PhD tutors before researching and writing their own university style assignments. Sir Vince said the programme was breaking down barriers by giving students the belief that they can go to highly selective universities. He said: “I was extremely impressed by the young people I met at Twickenham School today. They are very bright and had some great insights. “The biggest barrier for people in local state schools going to the top universities is belief. They have the talent and the intelligence and they are clearly well taught. “For some of them, like me, they will be the rst people in their family to go to university, and so programmes like this are fantastic at breaking down barriers.” Our headteacher Assal Ruse said: “The Brilliant Club has been wonderful at raising the expectations and aspirations of our pupils. “I work in a school with students with huge amounts of potential, students who have the ability to get into the top universities. “Our job is to harness that talent and give them the belief that they can achieve whatever they want, they have the ability to do that.” Dr Chris Wilson, CEO of The Brilliant Club, said: “In Britain today, there’s an entrenched link between a young person’s background and their chance of education success. “The Scholars Programme helps pupils develop the knowledge and skills necessary to ful l their academic potential and secure places at highly- selective universities.
Posted on: 13/03/2019

Students visit Downing Street

TWO Twickenham schoolboys visited Ten Downing Street as a thank you for helping to guide the Prime Minister’s private plane during a work experience placement at Heathrow airport. The Richmond and Twickenham times ran a story on Twickenham School students Sam Newbold and Jack Brown after they marshalled a Royal Airforce plane carrying Theresa May in December. The story was seen by an advisor to the PMs who contact the school to invite the pair on a tour of Number 10 in recognition of their efforts. Sam and Jack, both 14, said the highlight was getting the chance to sit around the cabinet of ce and sitting in the Prime Ministers chair. Jack, from Whitton, said: “You really had to make an effort to take it all in because you know you would not get the opportunity to do it again. “Sitting around the cabinet table was a real highlight because you could picture all those famous politicians who had sat there before. You got a real sense of history. “We say in the Prime Minsters chair which had been sat on by Winston Churchill. That gave me goose bumps, it was incredible. Sam, also from Whitton, said: “There is so much history in the rooms we visited and so many stories behind everything. “The person who showed us around new everything about the house and so was able to tell us what happened there. “It is strange to think that all of this came from us being on works experience at the airport and helping the Prime Minsters land her plane.