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 send@twickenhamschool.org.uk

The Local offer website  (https://www.afclocaloffer.org.uk/) 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.

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- May 18
Twickenham School students on the Master Learner programme celebrated National Numeracy Day with a special assembly presented by @BinaMehtaUK. Bina shared that any student is capable of achieving anything if they dedicated themselves and worked hard. #Alumna #Twickenhamschool https://t.co/kc5vP3Pmnk
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Bourne Education Trust @BourneTrust - May 18
Wishing our year 11 students the best of luck in their exams! You have shown great determination and resilience in your studies and now is your time to shine! https://t.co/uQkWwSe8sg
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- May 18
Friday Cooking club have cooked, baked, sushi-ed, challenged and (most importantly) eaten together every week for over a year. To sign off in style, it was time that someone cooked for us! Friday Cooking Club went for dinner at Sky Garden. https://t.co/7uRAalbGvk
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- May 16
How much did you enjoy the BBL - British Basketball League Play off games? This much! #Bbl2022 @LondonLions https://t.co/fNoFIh1CbU
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- May 16
Students from the Twickenham School Basketball academy in Year 7 and 8 enjoyed the thrilling games played at the O2 in the WBBL and BBL Playoffs on the weekend with Mr Elbourne and Ms Isikgun. #Bbl2022 @BBLofficial @WBBLofficial https://t.co/rVQhL3wgaK
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- May 13
Our annual Careers Conference was a roaring success. We had a wide variety of professionals and careers available to talk to students at the lunchtime fair where many meaningful moments were created! #Careers #Careeropportunities https://t.co/J5n3u2ep7Y
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- May 13
Science club is open for all of Year 7 students and takes place every Tuesday afterschool in F61. This week students made these amazing lava lamps! #Scienceclub #Extracurricular https://t.co/8pmRJNIJaJ
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- May 12
Borough athletics preparation is well underway with students attending trainings every Thursday after school. 🏃🏽🏃🏻‍♀️ #Athletics #Twickenhamschool https://t.co/mIL1ODZfgM
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- May 12
This week Year 8 students have been applying their knowledge of Carbohydrates to make a vegetable risotto. A quick, easy and delicious meal that can be replicated at home and uses both complex and simple carbohydrates. #Food #Risotto #Homemade https://t.co/vtB5OM5nbx
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- May 10
What an exciting opportunity for Year 7 students who are learning about the respiratory system, gaseous exchange and breathing. Observing a pair of sheep's lungs being inflated using a bicycle pump and rubber tubing with Mr Iqbal. #Science #Biology 🫁👀🫀 https://t.co/vEMF9trCgM
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- May 9
This week Twickenham School is supporting the Mental Health Foundation by promoting Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 (9 May - 15 May). For more information please visit: https://t.co/IdHozh72tW
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- May 9
We are delighted to share our new school website with our local community. Twickenham School has a number of exciting investment projects planned over the next 12 months so stay tuned to this space and our new website! https://t.co/FGLp9yTCG4
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