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03/06/20

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03/06/20

Support for families : https://t.co/d52ZiiVSB2

03/06/20

This week we are promoting Child Safety Week. PDC lessons will concentrate on activities to keep students safe during lockdown. https://t.co/DaQ0NsDCUK

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01/06/20

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A from GCSE PE student Ben H (yr 10) who has been spending time in his home gym keeping strong and healthy during lockdown...well done Ben! https://t.co/JUZYtFiThR

01/06/20

Proud of our students: ‘We can not thank you enough for the wonderful generosity that has been shown to Milton Public School, Australia. Your donation is hugely appreciated and so touching. ’

24/05/20

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Wishing all Twickenham School community a lovely half term. Stay safe.

20/05/20

Mental Health Week 18-24 May. This years theme is kindness. This is at the heart of the Twickenham School values.

19/05/20

Twickenham students , look after yourselves, we’re here if you need us.

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15/05/20

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So proud of Hannah McCallum-Benson- playing beautifully for the NHS. https://t.co/WCxYLg1SF3

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15/05/20

Sami’s Harb (Year 7) sent us a lovely poem questioning her fascination for those furry little creatures. https://t.co/Ld6paN9SQQ

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15/05/20

Maisie Lynne Gibbons (Year 7) has 3 new butterflies that hatched this week. https://t.co/PtctlxSJRd

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15/05/20

A poem by Maya Lall Year 7 https://t.co/WSVNc45BCd

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13/05/20

Eloise Coe Brenchley (yr7) has been busy in lockdown. The below picture is her submission for the PE departments challenge. https://t.co/aE1Ika6sIv

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12/05/20

Skye Ridler (Yr 7) organised and held a VE Day street party for her neighbours, then extended the celebrations to the elderly residents at Alms House. The party included 1940s music, singing and dancing. Skye has also been knitting for the NHS. Well done ! https://t.co/NHN5Zd9c4H

11/05/20

Shakespeare’s Globe is now showcasing their Macbeth performance from 7pm tonight for 2 weeks. For our KS3 especially it would be great to sit down and enjoy this performance. https://t.co/XkWUSPmaf6

07/05/20

Please enter our school to win National Book Token for our library https://t.co/8rUlfXQ2MN

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05/05/20

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If you have a query regarding the Free School Meals scheme, please email the below address and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience. https://t.co/7M5BeBM56C

Teaching British Values

Promoting British Values at Twickenham School (2019-20)

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. 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 by studying and promoting the British values of: democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; mutual respect; and acceptance for those with different faiths and beliefs. 

The DfE has 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 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. Quality of curriculum, teaching and learning

2. Attendance

3. Leadership at all levels

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 iunderstanding of what is right and wrong.

We have a rigorous Behaviour and Rewards 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 so that 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 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; 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, surveys and our Anti-bullying Policy. We celebrate 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; and 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, as well as how to challenge discrimination in society. The curriculum educates students about the dangers of radicalisation and extremism.

 

Leader in Me

Twickenham School is proud to be sponsored to be a Leader in Me school, developing leadership in every student.

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