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28/09/20

Year 9 students were taken to the Caribbean (safely) to learn Maths! https://t.co/Ql1s74oceX

25/09/20

Twickenham School Virtual Opening Events: Tuesday 6th October 6.00pm-7.00pm Friday 9th October 9:30-10:30am Monday 12th October 9:30-10:30am. Email admissions.org.uk for the Microsoft Teams Link.

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25/09/20

One week to go until we celebrate National Poetry Day at Twickenham School . https://t.co/AM5b6yOvmz

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24/09/20

Retweetd From Dr Helen Metcalfe

As a GP and urgent care doctor I’ve written this simple flow chart (in accordance with guidelines) to help parents make sense of all the conflicting advice out there. “Does my child with a cold need a covid-19 swab?” https://t.co/4A5DdHLU26

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21/09/20

Retweetd From AchievingForChildren

For information on our services during the Coronavirus pandemic and other support available visit our AfCinfo websites: Kingston and Richmond https://t.co/WU2NZQEzQp Windsor and Maidenhead https://t.co/A21DnSL5Cp https://t.co/Ztr11ec9y1

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21/09/20

Ms Ruse won the Jack Petchey Staff Award by an overwhelming majority. Staff thanked her for amazing leadership throughout lock down and the special attention and care she paid to everyone’s wellbeing . Very well deserved Ms Ruse. # https://t.co/XzQC4jTnhw

21/09/20

Back to the bubbles – returning to school in the time of coronavirus https://t.co/QvLOaythGI

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21/09/20

Retweetd From Ofsted

Here's the reaction from school staff to one of our autumn visits - for which you DON'T need to undergo training, hire a consultant or prepare for: https://t.co/NgAjslCzwN

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21/09/20

Year 7 Dance Club started off strong with 14 dancers eager to learn hip-hop! https://t.co/bmrR6Q9WBS

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18/09/20

This week in assemblies students are being given a clear message : Keeping you safe is our priority. https://t.co/fK0W7W8o04

17/09/20

Calling all ex Year 11s. Please come into school on Friday 18th or Monday 21st to collect your leavers hoodies from Reception.

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14/09/20

Year 11 having a well earned break before they start their daily core subject intervention. https://t.co/Bi26AYvGjk

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14/09/20

7BBA improvising in Science https://t.co/UgI7Br0Kk6

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14/09/20

Izzy is on YouTube giving tutorials with recipes to encourage students to start baking . 200 followers so far... https://t.co/DSQFZNJjJy

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14/09/20

So proud of Charlie 8NWA https://t.co/Vy79LnjiHf

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11/09/20

In assemblies this week, Mrs Bromly was showing students what an active learner in lessons looks like. Students will be provided with many opportunities to be ‘active’ so they can remember and recall this information. https://t.co/5376nAilhU

10/09/20

Retweetd From Sport England

Govt have clarified that from 14 Sept, people can continue to: -take part in organised sports and activities that have been through return to play protocols -take part in organised outdoor sports and physical activity events -use leisure facilities, including gyms and pools

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10/09/20

Retweetd From TwickSch_Science

An amazing Year 11 Science student pulled a hypothesis out of the air, planned an experiment (with control) and with help of the class and our technicians we showed that apples don't go brown in a vacuum! All in half a lesson https://t.co/KgcDX4KYSe

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10/09/20

Our first Teach Meet this week . Teachers planning exciting ways to encourage students to be ‘active’ in lessons. https://t.co/jzNlHIXSBC

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)

Twickenham School has changed its policy and will issue Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) for unauthorised absences and term-time holidays. This is in response to government concerns around falling attendance in schools and the significant impact this could have on a child’s education. These changes to the policy will impact on parents who take children out of school for holidays in term-time, or other reasons that are not authorised by the school.

As a school, we have to refer families for a FPN if the child’s overall attendance is affected by the unauthorised absences taken. With the new policy, we have to refer when the child’s attendance is below 95.3% (national average) over the last 12 months, including the unauthorised period of time.

95.3% attendance means that a child cannot have missed more than 8 days within the last 12 months. This will mean that many of the families who request holidays in term-time could be in danger of being referred for a FPN. The FPN is £60.00 per parent, per child if paid within 21 days. It is important that parents have this information before making the decision to take their child out of school as there is now an increased chance of receiving a FPN.

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 (Mrs S Tapp) 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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