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13/11/18

Year 8 buddies have been supporting our Year 7 students at paired reading sessions during form time. https://t.co/Z8JfreeuLo

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12/11/18

There are still places available for our Year 10 Ski Trip to the Austrian Alps taking places in the February half term, next year. Please see Mr Bryan for more information. Remaining places will be given on a first come first served basis. https://t.co/yeMm2qDjoI

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12/11/18

Our new Year 9 and 10 Brilliant Club students met their PHD student new tutor, took part in a study workshop and toured the grounds of during the launch ceremony of this year’s programme. https://t.co/3vcpbl8ZOf

12/11/18

Families can learn how we are supporting and celebrating the progress of our students as they start their GCSE at our Year 10 Parents’ Evening this Thursday, 4pm – 7pm.

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06/11/18

PGCE students visited Twickenham Year 7 science lessons as part of our transition programme. https://t.co/bvGyfszDP2

05/11/18

Good luck to our students https://t.co/WrfsiMZAmz

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05/11/18

Retweetd From AchievingForChildren

Calling all Kingston and Richmond young people! Want to be a candidate for the Youth Council or UK Youth Parliament elections in March 2019? Apply here: https://t.co/yXIjjxPyXm https://t.co/Bb3GM6oYYB

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05/11/18

Retweetd From Richmond Rugby

💪🏉 Our community day is well underway And what a day for it!! 👌 Cc: https://t.co/pBbZFXIyke

05/11/18

Retweetd From Harlequins Foundation

Thanks for your participation and to Greg of course! https://t.co/XbOio8eKh9

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05/11/18

Twickenham School hosted the Richmond primary dodgeball competition, with help from our young sports leaders in Year 10. https://t.co/V0wwPWq4o8

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31/10/18

A video of our students on their trip Ashurst. https://t.co/6oCCG7c8Iq

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30/10/18

Our students have been learning fire and campfire skills this evening on our 'Team Challenge' trip to High Ashurst. https://t.co/DPDAe3zgoy

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30/10/18

Students developed teambuilding skills on a 'Team Challenge' at High Ashurst. https://t.co/KjeExX0nqm

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29/10/18

Girls’ fitness class on a Tuesday afterschool has been a huge success, usually attracting over 30 students attending each session. https://t.co/wU8a5kFPIj

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28/10/18

Our Head of Modern Foreign Languages Ms Tonella taught German at Bishop Perrin Primary School this term as part of our primary liaison programme. https://t.co/Afnzc1D7sZ

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27/10/18

Students have been making coil pots during pottery club this half term. https://t.co/yjkygqCooT

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26/10/18

Our Year 7 students with 100% attendance this half term https://t.co/e6SM8dLDid

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25/10/18

Year 7s Harriet, Cyrus, Harry, Nida, Babiha and Marcin have received Star Student award for their hard work and achievements this half term. https://t.co/bKrIYFB9xO

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25/10/18

Date for your diary: Our PTA is organising a fun evening of Chocolate Bingo on Thursday 29th November, 6pm-8pm. Details below, all welcome! https://t.co/ZgfNSbYi31

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25/10/18

The deadline for Year 9 and Year 10 pupils to apply for their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is fast approaching. Any students interested should see Mr Ahluwalia after Half Term for an application form. https://t.co/wDlW1dcXqE

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