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18/02/18

Y10 and Year 11 drama visited Baron’s Court Theatre to see Angel Theatre Company’s The Maids https://t.co/EnMh8QOtuJ

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/964532363698102273

16/02/18

Dance Club and Dance Company learned about ballet and learned new skills during a workshop by the https://t.co/BAYKaKmPSu

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/963849620144181248

14/02/18

Y10 GCSE music students heard about a career as a military musician during a visit to Kneller Hall Army Music College https://t.co/U8QViat9i7

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/962344194848296960

10/02/18

Our Y7/8 netball team showed grit and determination despite a narrow defeat to Hampton Court School https://t.co/HVXASLyd5e

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/961981843288543233

09/02/18

Calling industry experts. We need you for the Twickenham Futures programme. Career Carousel event on March 6. Visit https://t.co/CbRsrSaYKh https://t.co/u24LmtIOu1

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/961619437651668993

08/02/18

Students learned about festivals by creating their own and presenting their ideas to the class https://t.co/kS0ZjecRWM

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/961551340735549440

08/02/18

Families get the chance to learn about their child’s education at Twickenham School at our Meet the Tutor day https://t.co/MLOJJ3VqyF

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/961538663246172160

08/02/18

Our Year 11 revision day for maths and English. Students showing wonderful https://t.co/AB1PdKSP5F

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/961255780954537984

07/02/18

Calculated the velocity of James Bond’s ejector seat was among the experiments at a science workshop for Y10s held https://t.co/0RcNgG21n5

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/960893393009299456

06/02/18

The Year 8 boys Rugby team showed grit and determination despite a narrow defeat to Christ School https://t.co/T0SJiPPVPo

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/960531011279949824

05/02/18

The Y10 boys football team beat Riddlesdown School 7-1 to reach the QF of the Surrey Cup where they will face holders Carshalton Boys https://t.co/qNDvWLgXLy

05/02/18

We have an exciting job opportunity for an Attendance Officer to join our team. Please see the link https://t.co/3TGTKFfS15

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04/02/18

Year 7 and Year 8 are all set to launch READY STEADY READ this week, when they will be reading for pleasure in the run up to World Book Day https://t.co/LeeAqToxTd

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/959804949168316416

03/02/18

Librarians from Richmond Library Service spoke to year 7 students this week about the role of public libraries and the latest range of books https://t.co/tsDebMIbwq

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/959776014904844288

03/02/18

Y9/10s will get a taste of life at a top university and mentoring from a PHD student during a 12 week Scholar’s Programme at https://t.co/V6ctGrW8wn

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/959440717390237697

02/02/18

A big thank you to who have provided the school with this wonderful pottery wheel https://t.co/5i6OKnylEi

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/958992652413923328

01/02/18

Students discussing our Teaching and Learning focused survey at the Student Council. https://t.co/m5zqB1wvxq

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/958641214227705857

31/01/18

Students conducted experiments with practising Scientists and engineers when the Lab in a Lorry rolled into the school https://t.co/wUUfXFvVfx

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/958311353646833666

30/01/18

Y10 Harmoni Edwards passed her first ever ballet exam at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) with flying colours. https://t.co/90EXqAtKmg

http://www.twitter.com/TwickSch/status/957638168853057536

28/01/18

Year 11 students sculpt self-portrait clay busts in art class https://t.co/zmGvFs9DiK

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