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18/01/19

We should have made it clear that we were are looking for volunteers to support the excellent work done by our librarian.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1086296581492695040

18/01/19

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

Coming 2 r Comedy Night? Tickets on sale now. Promises 2 b excellent evening of rip roaring laughter! https://t.co/Rtx6NWnzvG

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1085577453932892162

16/01/19

The Year 11 GCSE Art students having lunch on the Seine river cruise after a tour of Musee de Orsay on their trip to Paris. https://t.co/yvK5kQTVpN

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1084852679669624832

14/01/19

This week our PE teams received a belated Christmas present when their brand new football, rugby and basketball kits arrived at school. Thanks to Whitton businessman Tony Sumner, owner of local businesses including the Golden Grill in Whitton, who kindly sponsored the new kits. https://t.co/uK7clzhK8E

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1083763175420542977

11/01/19

Students in Year 9 improved their understanding of command words and identified keywords at a science intervention ahead of their upcoming exam. https://t.co/phtAY9iGsH

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1083632508074422272

11/01/19

Students tucking into some traditional French food at a restaurant in Paris. https://t.co/VfdEqHDLZ6

10/01/19

We are seeking volunteers to support the development of our new Library facility. We would welcome volunteers who have experience in the field of literature for young people and/or Library services which cater for young people.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1075384685570785285

19/12/18

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

Ms Tonella's class in Year 10 are creating a Paris Café this afternoon. They will be placing their orders in French , eating delicious cakes and drinking hot chocolate. Bon Appetite! https://t.co/oIcuXyMHgT

19/12/18

Merry Christmas to all our students, staff and families. https://t.co/6OyZ3qHOSk

14/12/18

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

Christmas Jumper day tomorrow full mufti, £1 donation plus great cake sale! So bring extra £!

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1073533285123440640

14/12/18

Twickenham School young leaders ran the Primary Panathlon for disabled children from local schools. https://t.co/fdssCKAvSU

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1073170914479665152

13/12/18

Years 7, 8 and 9 took part in the STEM Bright Ideas Workshop’ to launch the new STEM challenge. Each group had to come up with an idea and its solution to develop a clean energy. This is a competition organised by to promote engineering and science. https://t.co/eF30SPTn6E

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1072841028724502531

12/12/18

A total of 7 plays, 14 performance and countless rehearsals this week alone have seen Year 11 drama students prepare and complete their first real GCSE examination in the form of their devised drama performance. https://t.co/0hCvqbE41a

10/12/18

A huge congratulations to Oscar Choinski, Year 8, who swam in a county qualifying race last weekend in Ealing. Oscar swam a variety of strokes managing to win 3 gold medals, a silver and a bronze medal.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1072084081431728130

10/12/18

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

1st Christmas tree sale was a brilliant success TODAY! Trees were absolutely stunning - thank you for the heads up. Looking forward to dressing our tree now.....with a mug of hot choc of course! https://t.co/UbdYQhBD7H

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1071044189494882305

07/12/18

A-level biology students visited Esher College to take part in a forensic science workshop. https://t.co/z3UGahsemG

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1070947636067340288

07/12/18

Retweetd From Twickenham School PE

Great day of rugby with visiting and pay year 7, 8, 9 and girls matches, then off to the stadium for https://t.co/LB3KbC96g0

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1070947619185278976

07/12/18

Retweetd From Twickenham School PE

More photo's from today's matches v for https://t.co/QW9bS9accZ

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1070947465522749441

07/12/18

Miss East is our new librarian. https://t.co/iSJKwOjCWN

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1070071812573270017

04/12/18

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

Come and buy your Christmas Tree this Saturday! https://t.co/WlqHDrkNIh

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