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25/05/17

The school is using E-Learning resource See poster for more details. https://t.co/OUeJwRin4s

25/05/17

Families are invited to join the Friends of Twickenham Academy Facebook group. Search “Friends of Friends of Twickenham” Academy on Facebook

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24/05/17

A fine vocal performance at our Year 11s leavers assembly https://t.co/r5O4zQqmRb

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24/05/17

Retweetd From couzensj

TwickenhamAcademyArts Year 8 Masks https://t.co/uxXgA5vApd

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23/05/17

The Dance Company are performing in Ignition Dance Festival on 3rd June at the Lyric Theatre . Read more in our latest newsletter https://t.co/AtLqmo1GC1

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21/05/17

The new restaurant is proving very popular with students https://t.co/MRSNL8n9Zc

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21/05/17

Year 11 students gave up their Saturday to join a three hour session in preparation for the Higher Tier Maths exam https://t.co/geldwJEdU6

20/05/17

Retweetd From TwickAcad PTA

The Dance Company are performing in Ignition Dance Festival 3rd June @ Lyric Theatre . See newsletter on how to get tickets.

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/866036043790905348

20/05/17

Retweetd From TwickAcad PTA

Chess Club proving popular with the students - challenge on Mr Hart !! https://t.co/BWeeS58PzD

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20/05/17

Retweetd From TwickAcad PTA

held Exhibition of GCSE Art work prepared by our amazingly talented young artists last week, showcased gr8t Art - good luck !! https://t.co/60sMLfUuKe

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20/05/17

Year 7 Henry Godfrey was part of a four strong team to win a gold medal at the National Acro Gymnastics Competition. https://t.co/gouqBIGVZa

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19/05/17

Mr Hart, Ruby and Matthew want you to join https://t.co/oZhfC6Z11n

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19/05/17

The game continues at . https://t.co/NutS1heW15

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19/05/17

More matches taking place in https://t.co/rOkZF4zuVc

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19/05/17

Chess Club champ Jamie Jones takes on Headteacher Ms Ruse. Promise to be a very close match. Stay tuned https://t.co/Jy569uG5ST

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19/05/17

Deep in thought. Another close match taking place at https://t.co/GZo3ki4lwc

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19/05/17

Founder member Matthew takes on Jatin at https://t.co/bZJvy9MZDb

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19/05/17

Our second week of club and we now has 15 members. https://t.co/9vLpn9ySrU

18/05/17

Tomorrow we will be tweeting live from our chess club so please check back here for pictures and updates

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/865246072456740865

18/05/17

A big well done to our Year 9 boys who narrowly missed out on the Richmond Schools football championship - losing 1-0 in the final https://t.co/ddsAsomlQt

Pupil Premium Information

Twickenham Academy Pupil Premium Information Overarching Principles

  • An excellent education and the highest expectations for all, regardless of background or barriers to learning.
  • The Pupil Premium should support improved attainment, raised expectations and readiness for life and learning.
  • High-quality teaching and learning should be prioritised over intervention. An intervention culture can lead to disadvantaged students being seen as ‘someone else’s responsibility’.
  • The Pupil Premium should be used to ensure disadvantaged students access excellent teaching and learning every day.
  • The Pupil Premium should address the needs of students as early as possible. It should focus on gaps in learning. End of key stage outcomes are a by-product of this approach.
  • All members of Twickenham Academy staff and governors accept responsibility for those students recognised as 'disadvantaged’ and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs.
  • Every child who is considered to be ‘disadvantaged’ is valued, respected and entitled to develop to his/her full potential, irrespective of disadvantage.

Who are Disadvantaged Students?

In April 2011, the Government announced the launch of ‘Pupil Premium Grant’ (PPG). This is now called the ‘Disadvantaged Pupil Grant’ (DPG). The purpose of this funding to schools is to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students and close the gap between them and their peers. It is paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for students registered as eligible for Free School Meals in reception to Year 11. This entitlement has now been extended to the “Ever6”. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well?being of these students.

Overall Objectives:

  • Twickenham Academy will ensure that the Pupil Premium funding reaches the groups of students for whom it was intended and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.
  • The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and raise the achievement for these students.
  • The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these students and their peers.
  • Twickenham Academy will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others.

How we will ensure effective use of the Pupil Premium

  • The Pupil Premium will be clearly identifiable within the budget.
  • The Headteacher in consultation with the governors and staff, will decide how the Pupil Premium is spent for the benefit of the entitled students. Funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged students, we recognise that not all students who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged or underachieving. We also recognise that not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We therefore reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any groups of students the individual school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Twickenham Academy will assess what additional provision should be made for the individual students.
  • Twickenham Academy will be accountable for how it has used the additional funding to support the achievement of those students covered by the Pupil Premium.
  • The Headteacher will report to the governing body and parents on how effective the intervention has been in achieving its aims, including publishing online information about how the Premium has been used.
  • We will track the impact of the strategies put into place through the funding to ensure that we can show the value that has been added to the education of the entitled children.
  • We will monitor, evaluate and review the success of the impact of the pupil premium funding.

Provision

We will regularly seek to further develop strategies and interventions which can improve the progress and attainment of these students. Examples of the range of provision we may put in place include:

  • Providing small group or 1:1 support with an experienced member of staff to focus on overcoming barriers to learning
  • Facilitating students’ access to education and the curriculum through additional or specialist resources e.g. specialist software
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained Teaching assistants or external agencies
  • The pupil premium funding is not simply used for catch-up funding but is also used on maximising readiness for success for those working or at above age-related expectations
  • Lunchtime and afterschool clubs provision to support with homework
  • Arts Participation
  • Aspiration interventions
  • Mentoring and one to one tuition
  • School Uniform and PE kit
  • Financial support for curriculum linked trips and extra-curricular activities
  • Sports Participation

Reporting outcomes:

The governors will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents outlining how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of closing the gap for socially disadvantaged students. This will alongside a provision map for Pupil Premium be posted on the Twickenham Academy website.  It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher to produce a report for the Governing Body that will include:

  • The progress made towards closing the gap, by year group, for disadvantaged students.
  • An outline of the provision made during the term since the last report.
  • An evaluation of the cost effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by the students receiving a particular provision, when compared with other forms of support.

Appeals:

Any appeals against this policy will be through the governors’ complaints procedure.

 

For more information about the application process for Free School Meals please go to the following website: Free School Meals Application 

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