Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1114134708168863744

05/04/19

Our cup winning Year 11 boys football team collect their trophy https://t.co/Ti7YODICSa

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1114047788382347264

05/04/19

Year 7 students choose plant seeds to grow after researching the best way to support their development. https://t.co/7aaKkQ2YtL

03/04/19

Year 11 Aston’s story also told in the Richmond and Twickenham Times: https://t.co/5fpdARJEN1

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1113108950373883905

02/04/19

If you have chance please pick up a copy of the Evening Standard to read the heartwarming story of our student Aston Nunn. https://t.co/EE5TcyKybn

31/03/19

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

Congrats to two students who completed a 43mile charity ride raising money for BHF!

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1112448446672322561

31/03/19

Retweetd From Speakers Trust

First final of the week tonight & we're off to in Richmond https://t.co/1ZzARZqoft Alice, last year's Champ will be our MC for the evening. Judges What qualities will you be looking for? https://t.co/qeIH7jzU3F

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1111188696735408128

28/03/19

Students took part in the regional final of the challenge, hosted at the school. https://t.co/k4mx46GYRA

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1110224536551735296

25/03/19

Students can wear their trainers to school this Friday, raising money for children in Tanzania. https://t.co/Aqit4MNMv4

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1109735055096717312

24/03/19

Congratulations to our students Thomas and Jonathan Sant who completes their bike ride in aid of https://t.co/cvF5xO7GRR

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1108415565020962816

20/03/19

Our Year 11 boys football have completed a hatrick of Richmond Cup victories after claiming the title for the third time this evening. They won 6-1 to clinch the cup. https://t.co/FbkT6ICKcw

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1108010260093169664

19/03/19

Students demonstrated highly impressive gymnastics skills in PE. https://t.co/aliJL2sNau

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1107647871279599616

18/03/19

Year 10 students visited Esher College to take part in an A-level physics workshop. https://t.co/32IahQiIqA

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1107601317424447488

18/03/19

Students are being encouraged to broaden their horizons by learning a new language at our Spanish Club, every Monday at lunchtime from 12:40pm-1:10pm in Room F33. https://t.co/xqkyC6TIUj

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1106923101340749825

16/03/19

Heathfield School primary students made use one of our new science laboratories for our new primary and secondary Science Club. https://t.co/TpYUJQqjlx

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1106530504512290822

15/03/19

Students have a new outdoor table tennis table to keep them active during break and lunchtime thanks to funding from . https://t.co/ZYOxHqFphf

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1106220803199287297

14/03/19

Retweetd From Roehampton Outreach

Year 10 students from discussing the future of self driving cars. https://t.co/ORquqiB7S6

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1106151762031988737

14/03/19

We held a taster day from Dance Studio London's eclectic dance club for students across year groups. To sign up to dance classes please visit https://t.co/0YiRw9K7sK. https://t.co/ZNt8rcZk13

14/03/19

Retweetd From Tracey Boncey

My daughter and her friend loved there morning 😀

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1105819584031006720

13/03/19

Students learned growth mindset techniques by looking at how they could learn from constructive criticism. https://t.co/RQ7SKfDRSJ

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1105497404047089664

12/03/19

We welcomed 50 families of Year 6 students set to join us next September, where students took part in taster lessons including making 'Rainbow Fizz' in science and learning about the world in geography. https://t.co/WV7MGrcFCy

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.

Ceop logoCEOP

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

Ceop thinkuknow image

Think u know website

Nspcc every child is worth fighting for

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.

Netaware logo

 

Net Aware

Parents review kids’ social networks, apps & games.

Net Aware website

Ceop parent info banner

ParentInfo

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).

 

Page Downloads  
Parent Pamphlet on the Prevent Strategy Download
Facebook E-Safety Checklist Download
Instagram E-Safety Checklist Download
Snapchat E-Safety Checklist Download
Twitter E-Safety Checklist Download
Mental Health Advice Download

Latest News

View All News
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.