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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

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18/06/17

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

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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

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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

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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

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16/06/17

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

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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

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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

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14/06/17

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

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13/06/17

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

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11/06/17

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11/06/17

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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

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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

Attendance and Punctuality

Twickenham Academy is committed to working with families and other agencies to ensure that all students attend school regularly.

I would like to thank families for your support with school attendance. Our improved attendance figure is partly due to a reduction in requests for term time holidays. You are no doubt aware that changes to legislation mean that schools can no longer authorise absences for term time holidays or occasional family events except in very exceptional circumstances.

If you do need to make a request in exceptional circumstances please address these to the Headteacher.

We expect students to attend school every day and arrive on time. Students should be in school at least five minutes before registration time is due to begin at 8.30am.

Absence from School

If you know in advance that your child is going to be absent, please notify the school in writing. Letters should be addressed to your child’s Head of Year.

Where possible, you should try to take dental, medical and other appointments for your child outside the school day.

On the first day of any absence, and before 10.00am, you should notify the school of your child's absence on telephone number 020 8894 4503 and where possible, you should indicate how long the absence is expected to be. If your child's absence lasts longer than five school days, please inform the school of your child's progress and likely date of return, if known.

If your child is not present in school and the school has received no notification from you regarding the absence by 10.00am, school staff will contact you using the contact details you have provided to the school. This will be via the automated message system. If the school cannot contact you to confirm the whereabouts of your child, the Headteacher may ask the school's Attendance and Welfare Officer to call at your home.

It is extremely important that you inform the school of any changes in your contact details.

We will regularly check for any unexplained absences and may write to you for an explanation if there are any outstanding absences. In this way, you will be kept informed of any incidences of absence about which you might otherwise be unaware.

Please read the full school policy on attendance which can be found below.

For advice on your child’s illness and whether they require time off school please see below:

What is wrong with me? How long do I need to be off school for?  Shall I go to the doctors?  Do I need to inform the school? 
Sickness and diarrhoea  48 hours from last episode If you have other medical issues  Yes - can be easily spread 
Chicken pox  Until all spots/lesions have crusted over  Yes - doctor will need to provide confirmation of illness  Yes - can be harmful to pregnant women 
Cold sore  None  Treatment available from pharmacy  No
German measles  Four days from onset of rash  Yes - doctor will need to provide confirmation of illness  Yes 
Hand, foot and mouth  None  Not unless unwell with other symptoms  Yes 
Impetigo  Until lesions have crusted or 48hrs after starting antibiotic treatment  Yes - seek pharmacy advice if unable to get hold of GP  Yes 
Measles  Four days after rash  Yes confirm with doctor - preventable with MMR Jab  Yes 
Ringworm  Not normally required - keep covered  Seek advice from pharmacy  No
Scabies  Child can return after first treatment  Yes  Yes 
Scarlet fever  Child can return 24hrs after starting treatment  Yes  Yes - risk to pregnant women 
Slapped cheek / parvovirus B19  None once rash has developed, unless unwell with it  No unless other symptoms have developed  Yes - risk to pregnant women 
Shingles  None if shingles can be covered but lesions must be crusted before returning to school on exposed skin  Advised to seek confirmation from doctor  Yes - risk to pregnant women 
Flu (influenza)  Until recovered  If other medical conditions present and symptoms not improving within 5 days No 
Conjunctivitis  None  Treatment available from pharmacy  No 
Glandular Fever  None  To be confirmed by blood test  No 
Head Lice  None - treatment only recommended with live lice  Advise available through Pharmacy  Yes
Meningococcal meningitis / septicaemia  Until recovered  Yes urgent attention required  Yes - risk to vulnerable staff and children 
Meningitis viral  Until recovered  Yes Yes - risk to vulnerable staff and children 
MRSA  None  Yes - will need treatment  No 
Mumps  Exclude child for five days after onset of swelling  Yes - will need treatment  Yes - risk to vulnerable staff and children 
Tonsillitis  None  Yes if bacterial, no if viral  No