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24/09/21

Twickenham School Open events. We looked forward to showing new families and students our wonderful school! 📚📆📕 https://t.co/nja1qlamvO

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24/09/21

Not sure if we can think of any better way to finish off the week! YUM! 🍰🧁🤤 https://t.co/eZalX4JRO1

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24/09/21

What a fun afternoon hosting for the girls first Netball fixture of the year! Would you like to participate in a fixture? Join us for after school sports clubs and sign up on the sports hall door! 🏐🏃🏻‍♀️ https://t.co/PyC99D2u2H

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23/09/21

Last week Twickenham School raised £328 in total for Jeans for Genes day! 💰💵👏🏽👏🏽#jeansforgenesday https://t.co/pO2dWsnwgQ

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22/09/21

Yr7 began their practical lessons in Food Technology. Their creative juices were in full flow!! https://t.co/tUdyE0iZSq

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21/09/21

These Girls Can! The U13 girls football team kicked of their season off today against Turing House. The result didn’t go our way but the girls showed great commitment and great potential! https://t.co/HN6ZRwc98u

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21/09/21

Yr10 learning about career pathways through different avenues like; Btech, A levels, universities and apprenticeships! 📆📋🗂👨‍💻🧑‍🎓#careers https://t.co/kZLmxu1NhG

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21/09/21

A special lesson today because the apples used to create these masterpieces were picked from Paige’s blossom tree. Paige was a special student who will never be forgotten. We know she was smiling down on us today. ❤️🍎🥧 https://t.co/gB4FYZY32y

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20/09/21

After school cooking club with Mr Maloney on Friday was a nail biter as staff and students battled each other in a cook off! Delicious food was plated by both teams, but the students dishes were awarded the best for the evening by head teacher, Ms Ruse! 👩‍🍳🥘🍝🍱🍲 https://t.co/f38hFMxDfR

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17/09/21

Jeans for Genes day! Today we raised money for all those battling against genetic disorders ❤️👖🧬 https://t.co/cKR273Qogw

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16/09/21

Yr7 Football unit off to great start! Want to take part in extra curricular Football? KS3 Football club is on Monday after school and KS4 Football on Tuesday after school. ⚽️🏃🏽 https://t.co/Z0uJZNDHR4

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15/09/21

What is that smell? It’s a new head chef! Remmy loves to cook Asian dishes like curries and Morrocan chicken. His favourite food to eat is roasted chicken and lamb curry. We can’t wait to taste more delicious meals this year. Welcome to Twickenham School Remmy 🍗🥘🍛🤤 https://t.co/SXjZSboIDT

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15/09/21

Diversity Club is on every Monday after school in G61. We can not wait to see you there! https://t.co/rSQcbvRf7T

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14/09/21

Our new cohort of GCSE Food and Nutrition students had their first practical today. Students were practicing making a bechmal sauce for their Fish Pie. Lots of chefs in the making! https://t.co/qz3Z7tGkcO

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14/09/21

Congratulations Alfie on becoming the British 250 F youth champion and the Mx Nationals British Champion. We are proud of you buddy! 🏍🏆#twickenhamschool https://t.co/SHCTWd7234

14/09/21

Clarifying that students will wear mufti with a pair of jeans this Friday if they donate £1 on SQUID 👖👍🏽

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13/09/21

Donate £1 on your SQUID account and come dressed in your jeans this Friday to help make a difference for those children fighting against a genetic disorder. Jeans for Genes day, Friday 17th September👖❤️ https://t.co/1ThTzXRndL

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13/09/21

This clump of Vorticella are a new addition to the Science Dept's protistan aquarium: they are microscopic filter feeders attached by a stalk which is a molecular spring, more powerful weight for weight than engine of a Formula One car! https://t.co/qNDaAUtfPe

12/09/21

Support Mr Meinke as he swims two miles next weekend for the Princess Alice Hospice foundation, who support families in South West London and Surrey by providing end of life care and bereavement counselling. Donate with the link below https://t.co/4v3yltfw0L

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12/09/21

Teacher interview: Name: Mr Langan Where are you from: Ireland  Subject: Geography  Hobbies: Running, swimming and socialising on weekends with friends. Welcome to Twickenham School Mr Langan! https://t.co/fLycwfb4Jr

Attendance and punctuality

Twickenham School is committed to working with families and other agencies to ensure that all students attend school regularly.Please read the full school policy on attendance which can be found below.

Aims and principles of good attendance

  • All students have a minimum attendance target of 97%.
  • The school is committed to maximising the achievement and attainment of all students.
  • There is a clear link between good attendance and educational achievement.
  • Regular and punctual attendance is vital if students are to benefit fully from the academic, personal and social opportunities that are offered to them within the school.
  • Families play an important role in supporting the school and encouraging students to reach good attendance levels.
  • A broad and balanced education is dependent on regular attendance at school.
  • Appropriate action will be taken to promote and encourage good attendance.

Unauthorised Attendance and Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN)

As you may be aware, amendments to The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 make it clear that Head teachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances and that Head teachers should determine the number of days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted. 

Last October, our school governors agreed that we would request the Local Authority to issue a penalty notice for any holiday of 5 days (10 sessions) or more and we informed parents of this change. The Penalty Notice is a fine of £60 per parent, per child if paid within 21 days and £120 per parent, per child if paid after this date but within 28 days. 

Failure to pay the Penalty Notice could result in the Local Authority starting legal proceedings against you for the offence of failing to ensure your child’s regular attendance at school.

Our Attendance Policy states that term-time holidays will not be authorised unless there are exceptional circumstances, and no absences will be authorised in July, September and during national testing periods. Please bear this in mind if you are considering taking your child out of school.

Supporting attendance, achievement and progress

  • On each day of absence, families must inform the School by 8.45am on 0208 8944503 or email us.
  • Failure to do so will result in contact being made by the attendance team (first day of absence).
  • Where attendance falls below target levels (97%) over a prolonged period of time, a letter of concern will be sent home.
  • Continued concern will lead to further communications. These could include forming attendance action plans, attendance panel meetings and possible prosecution in more serious cases.

Absence during the school day / appointments

  • Students should always attend school BEFORE the appointment to get their morning mark.
  • They should always return AFTER the appointment via the attendance office, even if it is for the last half hour of school, to receive their mark and collect any missed work.
  • Try to ensure that regular appointments e.g. orthodontist, are arranged during the school holidays and half-term holidays if possible, or after school.
  • We do understand that some appointments cannot be changed, however please always QUESTION if there is an alternative or later appointment that day, e.g. after school.
  • Talk to the school School Nurse (contact via Head of Year) or Attendance Officer with regards to medical help offered in school. Always obtain proof of medical appointments e.g. appointment card, letter.

Punctuality

Arriving at school prepared for learning in correct uniform, with full equipment and a well-focused attitude for learning is of crucial importance. This is key to a positive start to the day’s learning. The school is open for students from 8.00am: all are expected to be in the building by 8.25am and in tutor time by 8.30am. Failure to do this will result in disruption to students’ own learning as well as the learning of others.

If a student is late, they will receive a 60-minute detention. This then escalates to 90 minutes on the second occurrence time. If the problem continues, the school will make contact with families to seek clarification and plan ways forward. This may include involving the Education Welfare Officer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Illness and time off

For advice on your child’s illness and whether they require time off school, please see below:

What is wrong with me? How long do I need to be off school for?  Shall I go to the doctors?  Do I need to inform the school? 
Sickness and diarrhoea  48 hours from last episode If you have other medical issues  Yes - can be easily spread 
Chicken pox  Until all spots/lesions have crusted over  Yes - doctor will need to provide confirmation of illness  Yes - can be harmful to pregnant women 
Cold sore  None  Treatment available from pharmacy  No
German measles  Four days from onset of rash  Yes - doctor will need to provide confirmation of illness  Yes 
Hand, foot and mouth  None  Not unless unwell with other symptoms  Yes 
Impetigo  Until lesions have crusted or 48hrs after starting antibiotic treatment  Yes - seek pharmacy advice if unable to get hold of GP  Yes 
Measles  Four days after rash  Yes confirm with doctor - preventable with MMR Jab  Yes 
Ringworm  Not normally required - keep covered  Seek advice from pharmacy  No
Scabies  Child can return after first treatment  Yes  Yes 
Scarlet fever  Child can return 24hrs after starting treatment  Yes  Yes - risk to pregnant women 
Slapped cheek / parvovirus B19  None once rash has developed, unless unwell with it  No unless other symptoms have developed  Yes - risk to pregnant women 
Shingles  None if shingles can be covered but lesions must be crusted before returning to school on exposed skin  Advised to seek confirmation from doctor  Yes - risk to pregnant women 
Flu (influenza)  Until recovered  If other medical conditions present and symptoms not improving within 5 days No 
Conjunctivitis  None  Treatment available from pharmacy  No 
Glandular Fever  None  To be confirmed by blood test  No 
Head Lice  None - treatment only recommended with live lice  Advise available through Pharmacy  Yes
Meningococcal meningitis / septicaemia  Until recovered  Yes urgent attention required  Yes - risk to vulnerable staff and children 
Meningitis viral  Until recovered  Yes Yes - risk to vulnerable staff and children 
MRSA  None  Yes - will need treatment  No 
Mumps  Exclude child for five days after onset of swelling  Yes - will need treatment  Yes - risk to vulnerable staff and children 
Tonsillitis  None  Yes if bacterial, no if viral  No 

 

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