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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.

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

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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

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