Please complete the following details about your child at Twyford:
Student welfare is managed through our Pastoral System. Each student has a Form Tutor who acts as the first point of contact in issues relating to student wellbeing. Tutors are supported by the Heads of Year and Heads of Key Stage who take full responsibility for students in their care. A wide range of agencies will be used to provide support and guidance in a variety of student welfare issues. The Learning and Inclusion Department offers mentoring, counselling, literacy & numeracy support as well as a range of personalised programmes.
There is a Welfare Officer and several First Aiders who are on-call for students who have sustained an injury or require assistance managing their medical conditions, supported by the advice of the Borough School Nursing Team.
- First Aid provision for cuts, grazes, burns and injuries
- Support and care to students with on-going medical conditions
- First Aiders are unable to provide or administer pain medication (including paracetamol or nurofen)
- Must declare all medical conditions and needs on the Emergency Contact & Welfare Profile upon receipt of an offer to the School
- Must liaise with the School to develop and agree an Individual Healthcare Plan prior to admission
- Must update the School concerning any changes regarding their child's medical conditions/medication
- Must provide the School with any necessary in-date medication, in it's original packaging with chemist labelling with dosage instructions and expiry date information, prior to the child's start date
- Must contact the Welfare Office if their child with food allergies requires an appropriate space to eat during break and lunch time
If pupils feel unwell at school:
- During a lesson, pupils should speak to their teacher and ask to go to the Welfare Office - the teacher should provide them with an EXEAT card and the student should report to Reception before going to the Welfare Office
- During break or lunch, pupils should report to Reception before going to the Welfare Office
- Whilst on a trip, pupils should speak to a teacher, the trip leader, or their group leader - the appointed person may administer emergency first aid if necessary
- Students who report to the Welfare Room will not automatically be sent home - students will be assessed by the First Aid Administrator on-call in accordance with the 'NHS Make the right decision' guide and will be sent back to class if they are well enough
If pupils feel unwell before school:
Students should be kept at home if they are not well enough to attend school - pupils should not be sent to School if they have vomited
- Students should be kept off school for 48 hours if they are vomiting or suffering diarrhoea
- Parents must notify the school on each morning of their child's absence (please refer to the Attendance & Punctuality section below
If you need to declare a medical condition to the School or update your child's medication, please complete and email the following forms to [email protected]
ARC (Additionally Resourced Centre)
The Additionally Resourced Centre (ARC) at Twyford operates for pupils with an Education, Health & Care (EHC) plan in place. This needs to be for either ASD or SpLD and another need.
As inclusion in the mainstream school is part of the package, pupils must be able to be included in the mainstream for 50% of their day. They should be able to access a secondary curriculum and only have mild learning difficulties. As many students have mental health or anxiety needs, children with severely challenging behaviour cannot be accommodated.
Full details can be found in the following documents:
Help is available for parents and carers who receive certain benefits. You can get free school meals by registering with your local council. If you have been registered at any point in the last 6 years then you will be eligible for help with the cost of music tuition, trips and other extra curricular activities. Registering also helps the school get more funding. Some councils also provide help with travel costs, music instrument purchase and the cost of school uniforms.
You can find out how to register with local councils in our area here: