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17/02/19

Retweetd From Twickenham School PE

Lunch done! Off for the afternoon skiing https://t.co/b7HQ7llS6V

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1095983400136204288

14/02/19

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

Alpha particles in ionisation chambers made by Year 10 at Esher College. https://t.co/0O1m3oMISD

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1095724598996410373

13/02/19

The school will be celebrating next month. See poster for details. https://t.co/0ChuugYzOh

12/02/19

Retweetd From Cllr Michael Wilson 🔶🇪🇺

This morning and myself met with staff from - they are doing some brilliant work in a lovely space and almost new building. Also met with members of the student council including one person who wants to be PM!

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1093859513604689920

08/02/19

Lewis Sheppard and Joe Brown are our Stars of the Week, for their outstanding resilience and dedication during PE. https://t.co/ZxOIzfEWk0

08/02/19

Students across the school joined our Debate Club to discuss Brexit on Wednesday at lunchtime. All are welcome to join us - speak to Mr Tabron for more information.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1093203935601586176

06/02/19

Mr Hart has regained the Templar cup from Ms Ruse in Chess Club. The tournament continues in room S08 on Friday lunchtime. https://t.co/oErKhWXNcD

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1092821672288288777

05/02/19

Year 8 students took part in the National Cyber Security Competition, and will soon find out whether they've made it through to the final. https://t.co/kWOsyRjnfz

01/02/19

Our Year 11 football team won their Surrey Cup match against Farnham Heath End School, and will now progress on to play George Abbott School in Guildford.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1091336650297409536

01/02/19

It's been a year since our rock climbing wall was installed, being used by over 170 students. All are welcome to the rock climbing club, every Friday 3.00pm to 4.00pm. https://t.co/nnVqiLLb5F

01/02/19

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

School will start 9:40am. Snow due later & into 2mrw. This will enable students & staff 2 have a safer journey into sch 4 Period 2 to start on time. Other local schools have made the same decision. Students may arrive 9:15am 4 breakfast if wish 2 eat here. Safe journey

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31/01/19

Dulce Rodriguez Herrera is our GCSEPodder of the week, for revising for the most hours in Year 11 on our revision portal. In total, our students have revised for over 1000 hours so far! https://t.co/uzpEw4t6rq

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31/01/19

School will start at 9.40am tomorrow due to adverse weather conditions. Please see letter from our HT for more information. https://t.co/4N7g3oHk6F

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1089831717895106561

28/01/19

Well done to all of the young dancers who took part in our Richmond Rhythm competition last week, particularly our Dance Company who came 3rd in the Key Stage 4 category. https://t.co/XJn6XsrQp7

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24/01/19

Retweetd From Joan Susann Gibson

Join us for a night of fun https://t.co/MnIKzfQ6jg

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24/01/19

As part of the enrichment timetable, we are running a debate club. All students are welcome to attend on Wednesday lunchtime’s in room s12. https://t.co/JHSTQKCDFv

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1088112079972773888

23/01/19

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

Thank you to our local businesses for supporting & displaying our flyers! https://t.co/BfpVR8jMyA

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1088066415641485312

23/01/19

Students Ashman Gupta and Paulius Malinauskas were awarded the Best Basic Cadet award for 2018 by the Mayor of Richmond for their contributions towards Police Cadets. https://t.co/g7s2WrtxLF

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1087719108190371843

22/01/19

Twickenham School Dance Company (TSDC) performed at Richmond upon Thames College alongside professional youth companies and private schools as part of the annual Ignite showcase. https://t.co/p54DsWJLMr

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1087705634160762880

22/01/19

Our Year 11 Food Tech students had their practical exam today, demonstrating skills including gutting and filleting seabass, deboning a whole chicken, setting liquids, making rice noodles, and pressing fresh pasta. https://t.co/DyfyK5Re3t

Teaching British Values

Teaching British Values

Promoting British Values at Twickenham School (2017-2018)

Teaching British values at our school is an important way to enable students to embrace the key values that they need to be equipped for life in modern British society. Through promoting the British values of Democracy, the Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect, and Acceptance for those with different faiths and beliefs, students at our school develop self-knowledge, are better able to make the right choices and make contributions to the wider school and their community. 

The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and acceptance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these five values will be reiterated this academic year.

At Twickenham School, these values are regularly reinforced and in the following ways:

The Personal Development and Citizenship (PDC) Curriculum

British Values are taught explicitly as part of the Personal Development and Citizenship curriculum. Topics studied include: Why have Rules?, A Community of Individuals, and Shared Values in School and Society.

1. Democracy

The school has a student leadership council which meets fortnightly. There are two students from each tutor group on the leadership council, ensuring that there is a breadth of experience and opinions. Election of the student leadership Council reflects the British electoral system and demonstrates democracy in action to our students. Key Stage Four students are also represented by a Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputies and a team of Senior Prefects. Each prefect is linked to a department and one of the three areas of school improvement:

1. Teaching and Outcomes

2. Rewards and Behaviour

3. Leadership

As a result, students take ownership of not only their school but also of their learning and progress. This encourages a heightened sense of both personal and social responsibility.

Twice a year students complete questionnaires on a full range of school issues. Their opinions are then used to feed into future planning. Changes to Twickenham School as a result of this feedback have been a new restaurant, providing more recreational space at break time and lunchtime and recommissioning the climbing wall.

How we influence and shape democracy is explored in many ways, though lessons, current affairs, themes of the week and assemblies. These weekly themes are linked to our school values. These are often connected to national or international celebrations and commemorations such as International Day of Peace; Martin Luther King Day; and Remembrance Day.

In PDC students learn about British Democracy and how young people can participate at a local and national level.

Student-Leadership-Structure.pdf

2. The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country is consistently reinforced at the Twickenham School, and consequently, our students possess a strong sense of equality and belief in what is right and wrong.

We have a rigorous behaviour policy that is in the student planners and understood by all staff and students.

Students are taught the ‘rules’ of the school along with the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when rules and the law are broken. An integral part of our behaviour and rewards policy is the use of restorative justice. It aims to increase student awareness of how their actions affect others in the community and ensure students are better able to make the right choices.

We have a local Police Officer who works with our students to educate them on how young people can be affected by crime and how to stay safe. Students are also able to access further e-safety support through the school’s intranet.

In PDC students learn about the Rule of Law by learning about the importance of shared values and responsibilities of British citizens.

3. Individual Liberty

Students are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school, we educate and provide boundaries from where students can make informed choices and respectfully express their views and beliefs.

Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely and respectfully, for example through our assemblies, PDC curriculum, current affairs and tutorial activities. In lessons, students can make choices about the tasks and challenges they complete through our three tier differentiation and stretch policy as well as being able to choose from a varied programme of extra-curricular activities.

Stereotypes are regularly challenged, and we are working hard to raise the aspirations of all of our students with regular discussions about potential career possibilities and providing opportunities to experience different career and further education opportunities. All students have equally high aspirations for their futures.

In PDC students learn about the Individual Liberty by learning about how they can express their rights and personal freedoms safely.

 

4. Mutual Respect

Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Staff and students treat each other with the utmost respect and courtesy. Students learn that their behaviours affect their rights and those of others. All members of the school community are required to treat each other with respect, and this is a high profile message that is communicated to students. Our behaviour and rewards policy means that students know that their choices affect their rights and those of others. We also provide a model for civil resolution of conflict through restorative justice.

Anti-bullying has a high profile within the school and is addressed through the tutorial programme, assemblies, and surveys. From the 13 to the 17 of November we are celebrating Anti-Bullying week with a series of tutor activities and whole school events, to promote difference and equality in our school. Students are also taught about respect and bullying in the online world though our curriculum and E-safety lessons.

In PDC students learn about Mutual Respect through relationship education, e-safety and the work they complete on shared community values.

 

5. Acceptance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Twickenham School is rich in cultural diversity, and we are proud to promote and celebrate our different backgrounds and beliefs. Students learn that all members of the school community deserve to be treated with respect and that differences are to be accepted. 

Religious Education is taught in KS3 and KS4 which promotes mutual respect and understanding between those of different faiths or beliefs.

Assemblies and tutorial activities actively challenge stereotypes and reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others no matter their ethnicity, beliefs, gender or disability. Assemblies cover a variety of topics, including Yom Kippur; International Day of Peace; Black History Month; Ramadan, Diwali; International Day for Tolerance; Hanukah; Martin Luther King Day; Chinese New Year; Passover.

The weekly newsletter celebrates cultural events and celebrates successes of all students.

At Twickenham School, we actively challenge students, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to the values we hold as a school and those that underpin the fabric of a democratic Britain. We take our responsibilities seriously as set out in the Government’s Prevent Strategy designed to tackle ‘extremist’ views and prevent children being radicalised.

In PDC students learn about acceptance and different forms of discrimination including discrimination against people due to their gender, religion, disability, sexuality and ethnicity and how to challenge discrimination in society. The curriculum educates students about the dangers of radicalisation and extremism.

This statement will be reviewed in July 2018 in consultation with staff, families, governors, and students.