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20/05/22

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Catch alumnus & last seasons Football Academy captain Max live on BT sports tomorrow afternoon (3pm), as he represents in their match against Chelsea foundation. Good luck Max ⚽️ https://t.co/uQDp6k5oE1

20/05/22

Retweetd From Dr Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth

I love art rooms. Thanks to our art & science 6th formers for a fantastic workshop mixing up glazes, decorating our test tiles of 18thC Bow porcelain recipes & helping and I co-curate the Making East London Porcelain exhibition for https://t.co/fgKZEj3dgd

17/05/22

Retweetd From Financial Conduct Authority

Congratulations to our graduates and apprentices competing in this year's CEO Challenge. Team Sterling partnered with local school to deliver a series of engaging resources to boost students' online financial safety. https://t.co/CqPXmtBCD9

17/05/22

Last week, our trainees were discussing the topic on how we can improve formative assessments. Taken from Daisy Christodoulou’s Making Good Progress book, trainees were evaluating the effectiveness of a range of different assessment techniques and systems. https://t.co/nEVbxnIWDH

16/05/22

Vacancy: Subject Leader of Computer Science with a pathway to Lead Practitioner https://t.co/6tKphYj3BO

12/05/22

How are you in your approach to both your professional and personal life? Year 12 Prefects are exploring their sense of self with the expert guidance of in order to better support their https://t.co/DYc1j0KOiT

10/05/22

Some of our Year 10s are very excited to be at a recording of at the invited by the to celebrate 10 years since the London games! https://t.co/BQp6Jjbmcb

10/05/22

During this busy term with exam preparations, our trainees were discussing the importance of health and well-being for our students. This useful article shares 8 ways in which we can help create a happy, focussed and supportive learning environment. https://t.co/fG8yIaCf80

09/05/22

Today for our Mondays session in tutor time we are looking at the ways to and using 's strategies to come up with our own plans: https://t.co/m96gxVnqUS

04/05/22

Retweetd From Mindful

"We need to understand that our self-care impacts the lives of those around us in innumerable positive ways," says , mindfulness teacher, author, and founder of . https://t.co/7LeWLBYipR

04/05/22

Retweetd From Mindful

"Sensing mindfully creates a space where we can experience what is happening, rather than what we think should happen or what has already happened. It’s a chance to rest the analytical mind that habitually searches for solutions, even when there's none."https://t.co/bnosQNpBvL

03/05/22

How are you loud enough without straining your voice? Mr Faulkner delivered a fabulous session on 'Voice Projection'. Strategies were shared on how you can relax your voice by various humming and breathing techniques. Posture also makes a huge difference to your voice projection. https://t.co/Qq6bX5tCq0

03/05/22

Eid Mubarak to all our wonderful staff, students and families. May you all be blessed with kindness, patience, happiness, and love ❤️✨ https://t.co/pftfRpii52

27/04/22

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

A great way to start the day and get the mind ready for learning https://t.co/ynW0ESd0Ot

26/04/22

Mr Tem, our behaviour mentor led a brilliant session on building positive relationships with our students. Mr Tem explained that the key to unlocking student potential is by developing positive and respectful relationships with our students which will help promote their learning. https://t.co/zMneghEFkW

25/04/22

Today we launch our 'Mental Health Mondays' sessions. Every Monday tutor time our students will complete activities on looking after our and . This week's session looks at understanding what is with 's video https://t.co/vAEZZMz1q7

22/04/22

Retweetd From Saffron Ryan

One of my joys is being the Safeguarding and SEN Governor for The hard work and dedication of both staff and pupils never ceases to impress!

20/04/22

It's important to remind ourselves that 'it's OK to...' https://t.co/jfq0h4HJnh

19/04/22

This was recently shared with our trainees - 5 Teaching Ideas For The Summer. Some really useful advice given to help prepare for the summer term! 🙂#teachertoolkit https://t.co/IdLE09Z9FP

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Transition

Transition from primary to secondary school

You may well be reading this page because you are a Year 6 student or the parent/carer of a Year 6 student.  If so, you are very welcome.  We hope the information below will be useful and reassuring to you.  If having read it you still have questions or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact our Head of Year 7.

The move from primary to secondary school is a major event in young people’s lives and needs to be carefully managed.  Both children themselves and their parents and carers can feel anxious or lonely at this important time.  Our job at Chobham is to make the transition as secure and well organized as possible for all involved.  In doing this we have the big advantage of being an all through school.  This means that going on for half of our Year 7 students have moved up from Year 6 here in Chobham’s primary phase.  Whilst this does not necessarily make the transition to secondary easy for these children, it certainly makes it more manageable as they already know lots of people and understand quite a bit about how the school works.

We know that children can worry about starting secondary school.  Common concerns include:

  • Getting to and from school
  • Making sure they have the right books and equipment
  • Knowing who to go to if they have a problem
  • Getting lost in the school buildings
  • Making friends
  • Being bullied
  • Homework
  • Finding work too difficult
  • Getting into trouble

At Chobham, we are very alert to all of these potential concerns and ready to address them.  Our Year 7 induction system helps all new students to settle into Chobham quickly.  Form tutors and teachers get to know students as individuals very quickly and we also encourage students to get to know one another.  Above all, Chobham is a friendly and understanding place where staff understand that new students may take a little while to settle in and get used to all of the new systems and responsibilities which secondary school brings.

There are also valuable things that parents can do to children feel more comfortable in their first days of Year 7.  Here are a few suggestions:

  1. If your child is new to Chobham, practice the journey with them in the summer holidays
  2. Help your child into the routine of getting ready for school the night before.  Before their first day, ensure all is packed and prepared and that they get to bed early
  3. Ensure that your child is on time to school and that they do not miss any learning time through lateness
  4. Remind your child that if they have a problem of any kind then they must tell a member of staff.  Explain to your child that everyone in Year 7 is in the same situation, they are not alone.
  5. Check your child’s planner at the end of each day to help them organize their homework.   If your child is regularly spending more than one hour each night on homework then please let their tutor know through their planner
  6. Reassure your child that if they follow the school rules and behave sensibly then they will not get into trouble
  7. Have a chat with your child at the end of each day.  Ask them about what they learned at school
  8. Encourage your child to ask questions whenever they do not understand something
  9. Tell your child that all of the staff at Chobham Academy are here to help them and want them to be happy and to succeed here