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20/06/17

Don’t forget it’s every Friday lunchtime. Speak to Mr Hart for more information. https://t.co/qFJWOmSX4y

20/06/17

Advice and support for families on online gaming https://t.co/XJqyemNg78

19/06/17

Keeping mobile devices away from the bedroom is a good household rule to ensure good rest. More information here https://t.co/ESIGv8qj5F

19/06/17

Due to the weather, blazers and ties are NOT necessary this week. Please ensure they have enough water and sun cream is applied sun

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/876468388612255744

18/06/17

Our exam timetable for the next two weeks. https://t.co/856WTGN7LT

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/876448200852459520

18/06/17

More from camping trips to Frensham ponds near Farnham and Surrey Hills near Shere for Bronze award. https://t.co/yvwEHjVlQ8

18/06/17

Information for families on Safer Internet Use covering a range of devices and how to activate parental controls https://t.co/8AzS2uuver

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/876084648006356993

17/06/17

Students took part in camping trip Frensham ponds near Farnham the Surrey Hills near Shere for their Bronze award. https://t.co/AjWdXTDbPZ

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/876014099209039872

17/06/17

Please support the school by entering an online competition to win £5000 worth of National Book library books. Visit https://t.co/T2ECVxDn6c https://t.co/gwV8eEAzmQ

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/875719235498016768

16/06/17

Another very well attended Friday lunchtime Chess Club. Lots of well contested matches taking place https://t.co/D7XCeg4cHn

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/875631692664389632

16/06/17

Students will read and listen to pupil from during paired reading session every Friday for six weeks. Stay tuned for more. https://t.co/wCommfFWKU

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/875289315831685124

15/06/17

Our Dance Company wowed audiences at the first ever Ignition Dance Festival held at a packed Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith. https://t.co/bpb5sUaSYh

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/874920621628633088

14/06/17

Our Y8 students were outstanding ambassadors for the school doing paired reading session with pupils from https://t.co/b0oAl38B6M

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/874555567662149632

13/06/17

Our Y8 paired reading programme with year 5 pupils started this week. https://t.co/rCtZrACnuZ

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/873947831387795457

11/06/17

Retweetd From Trafalgar Infants

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11/06/17

Retweetd From TwickAcad PTA

Thank you to for inviting to the track sessions - our students are so excited & looking forward to taking part !

11/06/17

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Proud of our Dance Club and our school !! https://t.co/PtPhJskEso

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/873871210047827968

11/06/17

Our exam timetable for this week. Best of luck to our students. More information here. https://t.co/rV9U4wyKxi https://t.co/QsGLJVUWM7

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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NSPCC

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.

Net Aware website

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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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