Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

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21/09/18

More pictures from our fundraising for . https://t.co/ylZ5dZQ3Pi

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21/09/18

Our Year 7 cake sale raising funds for is underway https://t.co/aBRtTSqqfS

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21/09/18

Here are our students with Ms Ruse, finalists in our competition to name our new Houses. Elsa Colomes de Masse was the winner - the new house names are; Curie, Attenborough and Nightingale. We look forward to assigning students to these new houses and choosing House Captains. https://t.co/jDXY1eykr2

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21/09/18

Year 7 students were recognised for perseverance and resilience, receiving ‘Star of the Week’ certificates in assembly this morning. https://t.co/WdTmmHDEWr

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20/09/18

Our new Year 7 pupils have impressed staff with their immaculate school uniform, polite manners and eagerness to engage and learn. Well done for a very good start, we look forward to the rest of the term. https://t.co/8wxIPQynKa

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19/09/18

Here are some of our happy Year 7 pupils after their first full week at Twickenham School. We have also seen a huge attendance at extra-curricular clubs. They are now successfully finding their way around the building and turning up to lessons organised and ready to learn. https://t.co/Yl2I6tu0gJ

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18/09/18

This week our Year 8 Buddies started supporting our new Year 7 pupils during form time, spending time getting to know each other and helping the Year 7s to use their planners, find their way around the building and managing homework. https://t.co/bACZat7hTb

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17/09/18

Sam and Jack, both students at Twickenham School, were recently invited to 10 Downing Street by Theresa May, who wanted to personally thank them for guiding her plane to land at Heathrow during the Christmas Holidays. https://t.co/jRPqPDEo9d

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11/09/18

We were proud to welcome Sir Vince Cable MP to Twickenham School to chat with Year 10 and 11 students who had taken part in The Scholars Programme, run by The Brilliant Club, which supports pupils applying to highly-selective universities. https://t.co/wE9trS50wy

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05/09/18

Year 7s enjoying getting to know their new tutor group on their first day of secondary school. https://t.co/hE2eIQE950

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04/09/18

We will be welcoming students back tomorrow with a brand new library and two new ICT Suites. https://t.co/LBX5bQZG2U

23/08/18

Read about our improved results in the https://t.co/9hsfGPyKLp

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23/08/18

Well done to Katie Ficken who got 8s and 9s in her GCSEs. https://t.co/KtgCnwyGqv

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23/08/18

Hazel Leaddley poses with her results https://t.co/uhVF7bjdcM

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23/08/18

Well done to David Jackman for scoring 8s and 9s in his https://t.co/3r5ufOb0hD

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23/08/18

Dharvi Jayaprasat secured the grades required to study design at Kingston College https://t.co/bbZwXCTFUh

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23/08/18

Thomas Darcy scored all 8s and 9s, equivalent to A* or A to secure a place to study A-levels in English, geography and classical civilisations. https://t.co/sHU04kZ3hz

22/08/18

Fingers crossed for all our students collecting their tomorrow. We will be posting pictures and updates throughout the day. Stay tuned.

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21/08/18

Useful visual guide showing how the new numerical GCSE grades relate to the historic A*-G grades https://t.co/jmMMVQV94t

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19/07/18

Our wonderful musicians rehearsing for our end of year assembly https://t.co/LjBHXSvofp

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.