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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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/867487912039993347

24/05/17

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/867134898557116416

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/866232563572121600

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

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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

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/866036004515438593

20/05/17

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/865992722297049088

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/865541702076948483

19/05/17

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/865540942840737793

19/05/17

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/865540364261703680

19/05/17

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/865540005317361665

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/865538562522890240

19/05/17

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/865538130140471301

19/05/17

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

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/865534374388711425

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

Safeguarding

Safeguarding at Twickenham Academy

The Trust and staff of Twickenham Academy are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where students and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others.

Twickenham Academy acknowledges the duties conferred by statute, including the Children Acts 1989 & 2004, Section 175 of the 2002 Education Act, the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and the guidance contained in ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’, ‘What To Do If You’re Worried A Child Is Being Abused’, the current DfE Circular ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, as well as procedures produced by the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames for use with its schools. The school safeguarding policy is applicable to all on and off-site activities undertaken by students whilst they are the responsibility of the school.

Staff who have responsibility for Safeguarding

HEADTEACHER

Assal Ruse

SENIOR DESIGNATED CHILD PROTECTION OFFICER

Khadija Halpenny, Assistant Headteacher

DEPUTY DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS

Heather Valetta, Senior Social Worker  
Shamala Moodley, Head of Year 7 
Christopher Stiff, Head of Year 8  
Maeve Quigley, Head of Year 9 
Julie Johnson, Head of Year 10 
Jenna Dodd, Head of Year 11

OTHER TRAINED SAFEGUARDING STAFF

Simon Hart  - Deputy Headteacher

Sadia Barlow, Family & Community Support Worker

Joanne Merritt – Safeguarding Governor

 

 

There are four main elements to the school’s safeguarding work with students:

a) Prevention - Through the teaching and pastoral support offered to students and providing a safe environment. We also inform students of potential risks and their ‘stay safe’ responsibilities, through assemblies and other activities. 
b) Procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse. 
c) Support to students who may have been abused or are at risk of abuse. 
d) Ensuring that we practise safe recruitment, checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children.

E-safety: Staying safe online

We would urge parents and carers to monitor their child’s online activity as closely as they would monitor any contact their child has with other children and adults in the ‘reality’ world.

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Online abuse and concerns can be reported to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).

These resources have been produced by CEOP for use with children and young people. Parents and carers are encouraged to look at them in order to help them to understand some of the potential risks and to help them monitor their child’s activities online.

CEOP website

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Information about abuse and neglect:
 
NSPCC website

Safer Surfing

  • We recommend that children are supervised while using the Internet. It is possible to buy software which will restrict access to ‘harmful sites’. Most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will also provide an element of ‘filtering’ to avoid unsuitable content; but you need to set it up.
  • No system will remove all unsuitable material.
  • It is important that your children know what to do if they come across any material that they feel uncomfortable with. REPORT IT.

Some search engines are set up specifically for children to use such as:

Personal Details:

Students should not give out personal details about themselves or others. This includes: full name, address, ‘phone numbers, email addresses etc.

  • Students should never make arrangements to meet anyone over the net.
  • Students should never give anyone else their password.
  • People should not give out bank / card details unless they have checked that the site is trustworthy and that they have anti-spyware installed on the computer.

Web Space (free web areas such as MySpace):

There are a large number of people offering free webspace at the moment. While this is great for developing creativity, it also has dangers.

  • Free areas are easy to upload information to; and many target young people in their marketing.
  • Free areas often invite others to view your areas / galleries etc. While it is good to share, people need to consider who may have access to these areas. Avoid giving out personal details about yourself or others.

(Examples of free webspace… www.zorpia.com, www.bebo.com, www.myspace.com There are areas of these sites and adverts which you may consider inappropriate.)

Chat Rooms / Forums / MSN:

These have many uses but also have many dangers. It is very hard to know whether the person is really as they say they are. Even if the name is someone you know, that doesn’t necessarily mean that your friend is the person doing the typing!

  • It is also not always clear who else is ‘listening’ in to your conversation.
  • There are usually ‘moderators’ who you can contact if you are unhappy with anything in a forum or chatroom.

On-Line Games:

This is a rapidly developing area and can have the same dangers as chat rooms. This is particularly true of role-play type games. In this case people are very unlikely to be who they say they are!

  • There are usually moderators you can contact if you are unhappy with anything.
  • Never give out personal details or arrange to meet someone.
  • On-line games are not restricted to computers.

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Net Aware

Parents review kids’ social networks, apps & games.

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Staying safe on Minecraft Article

E-Mail:

Avoid opening emails from unrecognised sources. Never open attachments without checking who they are from and whether they are likely to be safe.

  • Emails may carry viruses.
  • Most anti-virus programs will scan emails for spam (unsolicited, bulk mail); as well as viruses.
  • Avoid using CC (Carbon Copy) or the ‘To’ box when sending to multiple addresses. Instead use BCC (Blind Carbon Copy). You can set up a group; put your own address in the ‘To’ box and the name of your group in the BCC box. This offers some protection in that people don’t automatically see everyone else’s email address.

Bullying:

Unfortunately, bullies like new technology just the same as everyone else. Children need to be very careful about who they give mobile ‘phone numbers to; what they upload (if anything); who they give email addresses to etc.

  • Texting; using camera ‘phones; setting up websites about people; MSN; and group emailing are all ways that are being used by some bullies.
  • If it happens – tell someone immediately, save all evidence you can.

Passwords:

Be imaginative with passwords. It is amazing how many are ‘guessed’.

  • Try to make sure passwords are at least 6 characters. (The longer the better.)
  • Avoid using postcodes or family names / dates etc.
  • Using unusual characters such as £$%&*^ makes fraud harder.
  • Mixing capitals and lower case letters usually makes passwords more secure.
  • Some people hold databases of the most common passwords!
  • Never give out your PIN over the Internet.
  • Most common password info

Out of hours:


Richmond: Call 020 8891 7969 from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, or 020 8770 5000 out of hours.

Hounslow: Call 0208 583 3200 from 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday, or 0208 583 2222 out of hours.

NSPCC: Speak to a counsellor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0808 800 5000, or text 88858.

Email help@nspcc.org.uk or contact us via Signvideo using British Sign Language (Mon - Fri, 9am - 6pm).

 

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