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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

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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

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

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20/05/17

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

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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

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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

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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

Teaching British Values

Promoting British Values at Twickenham Academy (2016-2017)

The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these five values will be reiterated this year (2016/17).

At Twickenham Academy these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

1. Democracy

The school has a student Council which meets each term. There are two students from each tutor group on the council, ensuring that there is a breadth of experience and opinions. Two students from each year group council represent the school at the Junior Leadership Team (JLT). These students meet each term, and give feedback to the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) each term and the Governors once a year. The council offers student voice and is genuinely able to effect change within the school, for example they were responsible for the improvement of lunchtime play area.

Twice a year students complete questionnaires on a full range of school issues. Their opinions are then used to feed into future planning.

How we influence and shape democracy is explored though current affairs, themes of the week and assemblies. Weekly themes include: International Day of Peace; Martin Luther King Day; Elections and Student Voice.

2. The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country is consistently reinforced at the Twickenham Academy and consequently our students possess a strong sense of equality and belief in what is right and wrong.

We have a rigorous behaviour policy that is in the student planners, and understood by all staff and students.

Students are taught the ‘rules’ of the school. They are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when rules (and laws) are broken.

We have a full time Police Community Support Officer who works with children on aspects such as E-Safety, and students can access e-safety support on line.

3. Individual Liberty

At Twickenham Academy students are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries from where students can make informed choices, through a safe environment and empowering education.

Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely and respectfully, for example through our assemblies and tutorial activities.

Stereotypes are regularly challenged and we have worked hard to raise the aspirations of all of our students with regular discussions about potential career possibilities. All students have equally high aspirations for their future prospects.

4. Mutual Respect

Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Staff and students treat each other with the utmost respect and courtesy. Students learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community are required to treat each other with respect and this is a high profile message that is communicated to students. Anti-bullying has a high profile within the school and is addressed through the tutorial programme, assemblies and surveys. Students are also taught about respect and bullying in the online world though our curriculum and E-safety lessons.

5. Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Assemblies and tutorial activities actively challenge stereotypes and reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others no matter their ethnicity, beliefs, gender or disability. We have a strict behaviour policy which excludes students for racist or homophobic bullying. We exclude also for verbal abuse to staff and fellow students. The weekly Newsletter, celebrates cultural events, and celebrates successes of all students. Assemblies cover a variety of topics, including: Yom Kippur; International Day of Peace; Black History Month; Ramadan, Diwali; International Day for Tolerance; Hanukah; Martin Luther King Day; Chinese New Year; Passover.

At Twickenham Academy, we actively challenge students, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to the values we hold as a school and those that underpin the fabric of a democratic Britain. We take seriously our responsibilities as set out within the Government’s Prevent Strategy designed to tackle ‘extremist’ views and prevent children being radicalised (2011). This statement will be reviewed in July 2017 in consultation with Staff, Parents and Students.