SEND & the curriculum

Support For Students With SEND

Twickenham School prides itself on being student centred and inclusive where positive and respectful relationships are at the heart of the school. It is fundamental to the ethos of the school that every child is known, valued and feels they belong. We understand that every child has individual needs and that those needs may vary from day to day.  

With this in mind, we have a support structure to provide students with the care and nurture they need.  Each child is a member of a tutor group made up of students from their year group. The tutor acts as both advocate and mentor.

The Year team consists of a range of expertise, including:

  • Head of Year
  • Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
  • Learning Support Assistants
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead.
  • East to West Relational Worker
  • Additional external professionals are brought into school, or are referred to, via the SEND department as appropriate.

SEND - more information

For more information regarding special education needs, please contact our SENCo, Liz Newling-Ward, by emailing

The Local offer website  ( provides information on local services and support available for families including children and young people aged 0 - 25 years with special educational needs or disabilities. The phone number for enquiries is 020 8547 4722.

Disabled access

The school is fully accessible. If you have any special requirements, please contact us in advance so that we can ensure that you are able to access our facilities fully.

SEND and the curriculum

We offer a broad, balanced, fully sequenced and aspirational curriculum delivered via Quality First Teaching for all students including those with SEND. The way we adapt the curriculum for children with SEND differs for every child depending on their emerging needs.

Examples of adaptations to the curriculum include:

  • Timetabled Academic Support sessions for Key Stage 4 students.
  • Intervention programmes including in-class and withdrawal strategies to support the development of language and literacy skills.
  • Timeout cards to enable students to refocus during lessons.
  • Reduced GCSE options to enable students time to focus on core subjects.
  • Delivery of specialist interventions on a 1:1 basis.
  • Supervised homework clubs.

Our SEND Policy and SEND Information Report can be viewed within the SEND folder within the Key Information section of this website.


Guy's and St Thomas' Research @GSTTresearch - Jul 31
We've loved having Beheshta on our #IHeartResearchAcademy and can't wait to see what she gets up to during her 6 week mentored project!
Munira Wilson MP 🇺🇦 @munirawilson - Jul 31
Earlier this month, I joined @Twickenhamsch for a surgery on the #ClimateCrisis. This was one of many fantastic questions they came up with, so I put it to the Govt 👇 We must educate & empower our children to tackle this crisis. Read Minister's answer:
- Jul 23
Fantastic turnout and competition at the first ever London Schools Spikeball Tournament hosted at our very own grounds. Thank you @Spikeball for sponsoring the event with sets and prizes! We look forward to hosting even more schools and seeing the sport grow! #Spikeball #Roundnet
Assal Ruse @Assal_HT - Jul 19
Please do not go in the river. To all young people, in particular, we urge you to be the person in your group of friends who says no and reminds others about the dangers.
- Jul 18
A summary of his time at Twickenham School by the Twickenham School Poet Laureate, Tijs De Jong. Thank you Tijs for your fantastic hard work and dedication to producing 17 weeks of original poems this year! 👏🏽👏🏽 #Poetlaureate
- Jul 17
A wonderful end of year assembly with musical performances, poems and awards for students who have gone above and beyond! Congratulations Twickenham School on completing the 2021-2022 Academic Year. #Aspire #Achieve #Enjoy
- Jul 16
Bourne Education Trust - Summer Review. What a year it has been! See what has been happening in all our Richmond Borough BET schools. #Aspire #Achieve #Enjoy @BourneTrust
- Jul 15
We are very excited to be able to share the first part of the circa £800,000 capital investment programme at #TwickenhamSchool - starting this summer with the introduction of The Aspire Centre! #InvestingInOurStudents #NewResources
- Jul 15
Well done to our Year 10 triple Science students who dedicated a weekend to Physics! They attended a Physics masterclass, an intense workout to practise physics concepts that they will need to get excellent grades in their GCSE exams. #Achieve
- Jul 14
The final edition of the torch magazine is out! See Ms Wafa to purchase a copy for £1. It’s our chunkiest one yet with some of the best artwork from students so far, as well as a wealth of poetry and some very unique prose. Let this be your summer read! #Aspire #Achieve #Enjoy
- Jul 14
First ever London Schools @Spikeball tournament held at Twickenham School! @HoeValleySchool @SouthfieldsAcad
- Jul 13
Congratulations to Beheshta who got accepted to I ♥ Research Academy, hosted by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London. #Iheartresearchacademy
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