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24/05/19

Retweetd From Suna Marfe

Brilliant event hosted by Twickenham High School this evening for Year 10 parents who are exploring post 16 options with their children. A very balanced view of both academic and vocational options to support families in making informed decisions. https://t.co/2AYvGfDs4L

23/05/19

Last year, due to hot weather many students requested to have the option of wearing shorts. We have therefore added a summer option of wearing tailored black shorts. These shorts must be purchased from either School Days in Whitton or Stevensons in Twickenham.

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22/05/19

We are asking families to tweet us when they spot their child in one of our post. Please tweet using the We will also feature the tweets in our termly newsletter. https://t.co/helrr737Qd

22/05/19

We are asking families to kindly support us by nominate our school for book tokens by filling in this form: https://t.co/H3QYj7vBeu

21/05/19

On Friday 24 May, we are holding an Employer Careers Carousel to expose our Year 10 students to a wide range of possible of jobs and industry sectors

20/05/19

All Year 10 students and their families are invited to attend a Future Pathways Evening which will be held on Thursday 23rd May from 6.00-7.00 pm in the Auditorium.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1129413981842694144

17/05/19

Next week’s food event in Cucina is C Fest. Celebrating all things festival and inspired by current music. We hope the students enjoy the food and trying new tastes. https://t.co/l6WUH6AaAu

15/05/19

Some handy tips for our students revising for their exams: https://t.co/DHEBDngCBn

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1127844701342662656

13/05/19

Year 11 students took part in their final assembly with us, hearing performances from the Year 11 band and their Head of Year, Ms Quigley. https://t.co/E1CmghjGJe

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1127118662723416065

11/05/19

Our cricket club is taking place on a Monday lunchtime in Year 7 and Year 8, and for all years on a Thursday after school. https://t.co/rMNG6EgOAm

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1126758996835069954

10/05/19

Year 7 students have created their own model castles and board games. https://t.co/ZE0sAZLskH

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1126462866226393088

09/05/19

Year 11 students signed shirts and had a free lunch today to relax before their upcoming GCSE exams. https://t.co/ya9bFrEAr7

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1126444219764228096

09/05/19

Our Year 10 Football team have successfully made their first Richmond Borough Grand final, and will be up against St Richard Reynolds on Wednesday 22 May at Hampton High (3.30pm KO). https://t.co/ZIJ8h14Sw3

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1126419960392298496

09/05/19

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

It's the Yr11s Dress Up day! Get ready for a weird selection of characters coming today! don't be scared but seems like Thanos is back..... https://t.co/OgdOITHX2F

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1126034223872249858

08/05/19

Our new weekly enrichment programme schedule can be found below. https://t.co/qNGhc0sCV6

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1125669114301886469

07/05/19

Introducing the new Twickenham School PE Kit for September 2019, which is available to purchase from School Days (Whitton High Street) and Stevensons (Twickenham High Street). https://t.co/TD0l4ghVSY

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1125310501217546240

06/05/19

Our Year 7 girls netball team scored an impressive 4-2 victory over Hampton High. Well done to player of the match, Ellie Leader-Craig. https://t.co/j5Ajzxwnb4

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1124586983232299008

04/05/19

Students completed three different artistic final pieces in the form of Paint Pouring techniques inspired by Abstract Art during Easter workshops in Art. https://t.co/SjQnut4n0E

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1124220816814739456

03/05/19

Year 9 pupils practised their French in a “speed dating conversation” exchanging key facts about school life in England and in France with students from French school The Collège Beatrix de Gavre, situated near Laval in France. https://t.co/Un1t5r7ppp

Attendance and Punctuality

Twickenham School is committed to working with families and other agencies to ensure that all students attend school regularly.

I would like to thank families for your support with school attendance. Our improved attendance figure is partly due to a reduction in requests for term time holidays. You are no doubt aware that changes to legislation mean that schools can no longer authorise absences for term time holidays or occasional family events except in very exceptional circumstances.

If you do need to make a request in exceptional circumstances please address these to the Headteacher.

We expect students to attend school every day and arrive on time. Students should be in school at least five minutes before registration time is due to begin at 8.30am.

Absence from School

If you know in advance that your child is going to be absent, please notify the school in writing. Letters should be addressed to your child’s Head of Year.

Where possible, you should try to take dental, medical and other appointments for your child outside the school day.

On the first day of any absence, and before 9.00am, you should notify the school of your child's absence on telephone number 020 8894 4503 and where possible, you should indicate how long the absence is expected to be. If your child's absence lasts longer than five school days, please inform the school of your child's progress and likely date of return, if known.

If your child is not present in school and the school has received no notification from you regarding the absence by 10.00am, school staff will contact you using the contact details you have provided to the school. This will be via the automated message system. If the school cannot contact you to confirm the whereabouts of your child, the Headteacher may ask the school's Attendance and Welfare Officer to call at your home.

It is extremely important that you inform the school of any changes in your contact details.

We will regularly check for any unexplained absences and may write to you for an explanation if there are any outstanding absences. In this way, you will be kept informed of any incidences of absence about which you might otherwise be unaware.

Please read the full school policy on attendance which can be found below.

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