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20/03/19

Our Year 11 boys football have completed a hatrick of Richmond Cup victories after claiming the title for the third time this evening. They won 6-1 to clinch the cup. https://t.co/FbkT6ICKcw

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1108010260093169664

19/03/19

Students demonstrated highly impressive gymnastics skills in PE. https://t.co/aliJL2sNau

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1107647871279599616

18/03/19

Year 10 students visited Esher College to take part in an A-level physics workshop. https://t.co/32IahQiIqA

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1107601317424447488

18/03/19

Students are being encouraged to broaden their horizons by learning a new language at our Spanish Club, every Monday at lunchtime from 12:40pm-1:10pm in Room F33. https://t.co/xqkyC6TIUj

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1106923101340749825

16/03/19

Heathfield School primary students made use one of our new science laboratories for our new primary and secondary Science Club. https://t.co/TpYUJQqjlx

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1106530504512290822

15/03/19

Students have a new outdoor table tennis table to keep them active during break and lunchtime thanks to funding from . https://t.co/ZYOxHqFphf

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1106220803199287297

14/03/19

Retweetd From Roehampton Outreach

Year 10 students from discussing the future of self driving cars. https://t.co/ORquqiB7S6

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1106151762031988737

14/03/19

We held a taster day from Dance Studio London's eclectic dance club for students across year groups. To sign up to dance classes please visit https://t.co/0YiRw9K7sK. https://t.co/ZNt8rcZk13

14/03/19

Retweetd From Tracey Boncey

My daughter and her friend loved there morning 😀

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13/03/19

Students learned growth mindset techniques by looking at how they could learn from constructive criticism. https://t.co/RQ7SKfDRSJ

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1105497404047089664

12/03/19

We welcomed 50 families of Year 6 students set to join us next September, where students took part in taster lessons including making 'Rainbow Fizz' in science and learning about the world in geography. https://t.co/WV7MGrcFCy

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1105168619380584448

11/03/19

Year 10 Historians gave up up their Friday after school to voluntarily re-draft a question from their Monitoring Point 2 assessments. An excellent example of . https://t.co/xEYmvvabgl

10/03/19

We are encouraging families to attend the the Women and Zoology lecture to celebrate Women's History Month and British Science Week click the link for more information: https://t.co/XZG9YIGNA0

08/03/19

Read about a day if fun dressing up as literary characters for in the https://t.co/VBTlHHWFKv

08/03/19

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

Thank you so much to for kindly embroidering new football and rugby kits sponsored for by Golden Grill Whitton. Students look great in their new smart kits!

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1104101711239700480

08/03/19

Great week of football fixtures which saw Year 9 winning away at Christ's and Year 10 beating Grey Court. https://t.co/UWqvO0DFVX

08/03/19

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

That is amazing! Thank you Heart RADIO! 😊😊😊

08/03/19

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

Its today so just want to BIG UP our great amazing women teachers & Headteacher

07/03/19

The school have been awarded a whopping £1500 thanks to a help your community initiative run by Heart Radio. Find out more here: https://t.co/Nk6ithp8zu

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1103674237410336769

07/03/19

Students and staff took part in World Book Day celebrations with a costume competition, read-a-thon and a book sale. https://t.co/6IDK83VDV0

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