Twickenham Academy Opens
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Students of the Week
Phil Davies, Associate Principal at Twickenham Academy and former Acting Headteacher of Whitton School congratulated the staff and students for working together to achieve these results and continuing the improvement path with the school. “I´m delighted that the energy and effort put in by all staff and students has been rewarded with this excellent set of results that are the best ever for the school."
Nick Jones, Principal of Twickenham Academy added his congratulations to students and staff. “These results show just how determined everyone is at Twickenham Academy to provide a personalised education that allows every student to succeed. The results give us a wonderful platform to move forward into academy status. With our new curriculum, a fantastic new building, dedicated staff and a terrific group of students, we will be aiming even higher next year and accelerating this upward trend"
The A-C Figure for 5 A* - C grades including English and Maths, represents a 5% rise from the previous year The A-C figure for 5 A* - C grades represents a 19% rise from the previous
To do this we have developed an innovative curriculum. We have an academically rigorous approach to all core subjects such as maths and English, where students progress at a pace that meets their needs, using a specially developed ‘STEPS Curriculum´. They also benefit from a thematic, problem solving approach in other curriculum areas where they will develop the personal learning and thinking skills that will make them successful learners throughout their school life and into the future.
Our unique model of education is also based around a three college structure, providing a human scale learning environment for every student. The college model allows students and teachers to get to know one another more quickly than in a traditional secondary school structure.
Within their college each student will belong to a base group of no more than 21 students. The Base Group Tutor has the responsibility to support and care for their students, to help them to plan their programme and achieve their goals. Parents receive regular updates from tutors on their child´s academic progress. There is a ‘Goal Setting Day´ near the start of the year in October.
As you work through this website we will give you more information about our curriculum, the learning spaces we are creating and the one to one tutorial that every student will have with their Base Group Tutor each week. The very best way of understanding our unique, contemporary school is to come and see for yourselves the exciting developments at Twickenham Academy. If you are considering us as a choice of school please come and visit the academy and meet with students and staff.
We hope that you enjoy visiting the website and find the information yo need . If you are considering us as a choice of school we hope that you will want to join us, to enjoy a great education and to achieve more than they ever thought possible.
We are pleased for the students, staff and the local community that this much needed project is going ahead in order to continue to improve the education we offer. Please continue to log on to the Twickenham Academy website to keep up to date with developments.
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