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23/11/21

Taken from Teaching Walkthrus book, our teachers have been trialling out two specific techniques-Say it again better and Peer supported retrieval. Feedback from staff and students have been fantastic as these techniques aid students to produce high quality verbal responses. https://t.co/HhLRzoxMGG

22/11/21

We are looking forward to our annual BOSS day tomorrow. We have made an update to the dress code policy: Students wishing to wear Islamic dress should wear a simple and a which are not over embellished.

22/11/21

As our Year 11 and 13 students begin their mock exams we want to share 's guide on how to look after your mental health during revision and exams: https://t.co/FeOwUdkJ2h

17/11/21

One kind word can change someone's entire day . It is something we can all do everyday. When was the last time you went out of your way to be ?

15/11/21

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There is a strong link between mental health and bullying. Young people who have experienced bullying are more likely to experience mental health issues and those who have mental health issues are more likely to be bullied. https://t.co/AWXu6sKOzr

15/11/21

An interesting podcast recently shared with out PGCE students - Dr. James Lang has six recommendations in this podcast about how we can better understand student attention and how we can get their attention while we teach. https://t.co/nXqae04FdO https://t.co/pjs02vNeR4

11/11/21

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New SEND steering group, including the , chief and director of education Chris Russell will ensure the delayed review will be delivered 'at pace' , says https://t.co/4amhTWmumQ

11/11/21

Have you stopped to consider what you might need to quit? https://t.co/xvuKjKrJRE

09/11/21

Students learning about tilting and toppling in physics, this method of dual coding works really well as students understand the concepts through the combination of visual and verbal processing. It also improves students' retention of information. https://t.co/y0gvsVjIs3

08/11/21

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Reminder: Your intrusive thoughts don't get to define you. They have no grounding in who you really are. Don't let them throw you off your track.

08/11/21

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Books are a fantastic way to help children with anxiety and to spark conversations about mental health in general. We asked Georgina Atwell, founder of the UK’s leading children’s book review site, Toppsta, for her top recommendations of books to help📚 https://t.co/VHsozFXrtU

08/11/21

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Are you a young person aged up to 25 looking for support for your mental health? On My Mind is a website co-produced with young people, which includes advice on referrals, working with services, self-care & a directory of free services across the UK👉https://t.co/TLEL6loxsX https://t.co/Bjk872b5rq

08/11/21

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Whether you want to understand more about how you're feeling and find ways to feel better, or you want to support someone who's struggling, we can help. https://t.co/wHT83NqWEl

08/11/21

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"Please don’t put pressure on yourself if you’re struggling to express yourself through words. There are so many things that can help you overcome difficulties in your life. The words will come… give yourself time." From Elsa, a YM Activist 💛

04/11/21

book 'Now for the Good News' is full of well researched insights into what the future holds for our . Of particular interest is the chapter on . Each chapter offers a morsel of hope! https://t.co/BsQyBOvUEZ

04/11/21

book 'Now for the good news' is absolutely brilliant. We are particularly inspire by the chapter on but for anyone working in education with the whole book gives a morsel of hope! https://t.co/Ewo1CcB708

04/11/21

We will be hosting our annual BOSS day and would like your help. We are looking for willing volunteers to share their career pathway with our young people . Contact info.org.uk and the next generation

04/11/21

Is your child looking for career inspiration! Log into your account to explore university courses, apprenticeships and future pathways. We host a drop-in clinic every week in the atrium. https://t.co/qHiKv6e3Vw

02/11/21

Exit tickets are a great, simple way to check whether students have understood the lesson's objectives. Rather than using paper copies, we have used exit tickets on MS Teams. Quick, effective and saves paper, plus the students really enjoyed completing the quizzes!#teachingtips https://t.co/QvlTZq2Uum

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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