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28/03/17

Our Y10s learned navigation skills using a compass on a two day camping trip to Frensham Ponds, Surrey, for their… https://t.co/6Al8YADAir

25/03/17

Our talented Dance Company’s performance of Dreams and Nightmares impressed the audience at RichDance, held at Hamp… https://t.co/75taGnBoAu

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/845269136192294912

24/03/17

Headteacher Ms Ruse in a red wig and dress celebrating with pupils https://t.co/taQr4VTFRu

23/03/17

Retweetd From Teddington School

Two of our GCSE groups took their exam pieces to & performed an extract as part of the senior... https://t.co/aAi9SK42xb

23/03/17

Retweetd From TwickAcad PTA

Always welcome !!! https://t.co/2mPhmHgaLw

23/03/17

Retweetd From OrangeTreeTakePart

A huge welcome to students from and watching this morning. Enjoy the show!

23/03/17

Retweetd From TwickAcad PTA

RED NOSE DAY Mufti Fri 24 Mar , theme "red"! Remember £1 donation 4 . Students vs Staff match… https://t.co/swaxEVP3wp

23/03/17

Our year 9 and 10 students have been getting free golf coaching rom PGA Pro Peter Buchan courtesy o… https://t.co/5yo6lkzDIE

22/03/17

Our Year 11 Hospitality and Catering put on a special evening for parents and teachers as part of their GCSE practi… https://t.co/A4DNwdqPAD

21/03/17

Year 8 Lilly Brooke (with Ms Ruse) was part of a four strong team who raised over £1000 for Homelink Day Respite Ca… https://t.co/L8KjPpT2u8

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/843515025432199175

19/03/17

Our raised over £600 for school equipment at our annual quiz night. Thanks for all your support. https://t.co/33qhKgnhRj

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/843151300544159744

18/03/17

Learning about Science and Music at the https://t.co/BVIY3FBE6W

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/843114849471254528

18/03/17

music students gave up their Saturday morning to finish off their composition https://t.co/0GmS1qqmiR

18/03/17

Our dedicated GCSE music students gave up their Saturday morning to finish off their composition https://t.co/HKPIBlSfzu

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/842787691594956804

17/03/17

More from the Your Future workshops https://t.co/dGMQhIt13K

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/842425294300553216

16/03/17

Year 10 students were given advice on planning their future at motivational workshops held at https://t.co/IwyEoc2ZMr

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/842356360960450561

16/03/17

Retweetd From Orleans Park School

Join us in the fight to save school funds ! Parents we need your support https://t.co/Hu7f6eHMnj

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/842064134871121920

15/03/17

Y7s explored sound, light waves, volume and frequency at Science/ Music workshop held at the https://t.co/9QQT9ki2zW

15/03/17

Ms Ruse celebrates with our GCSE dance class after a successful practical exams. They also performed for parents at… https://t.co/Loq0oNnuJq

http://www.twitter.com/TwickAcad/status/841325426471501824

13/03/17

Fantastic turnout and very positive atmosphere at our transition event for new families https://t.co/Kng3ECLROl

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