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26/02/21

This week the year 12 students have had a lively discussion on the use of CBT to treat depression. This podcast was very effective in stimulating and enhancing our discussion https://t.co/hhgCvbCVVF

26/02/21

Congratulations to year 12 students Nahian, Rosa and Sadia for being accepted onto the competitive preparation programme

26/02/21

Students this week in Politics have been practicing the AO2 analysis skills. A great attitude shown by all.

26/02/21

It's nearly here! Hold on to your hats - World Book Day is hitting Chobham on the 4th March. Tell us who your favourite literary character is? Your favourite villain? And your all-round favourite book!

26/02/21

Chinese festive food from students in response to the Chinese New Year assembly https://t.co/fIAtKKrvbS

26/02/21

Celebrating Student Work - Our Keyworker Supervision group, totally engaged and working hard! #thechobhamway https://t.co/qNDVUixcnS

26/02/21

A poll question for ‘7 days’ What year was Lubaina Himid born? 1995 1954 1965 1865 I will reveal the answer next Friday.

26/02/21

Music fact: Did you know, In 2016, Mozart Sold More CDs than Beyoncé ?

26/02/21

Certificates are on their way to all those who entered the RS Pancake Day Competition! Well done all- your pancakes looked amazing! https://t.co/Jl70ECuYO6

26/02/21

Well done to Y12 Geographers who have been working hard to develop their extended writing skills by red penning their answers. Keep up the hard work https://t.co/asqIN34mGN

26/02/21

Mr. Whitworth’s assembly from this morning can be viewed on YouTube now https://t.co/zNPnZhsUrP . A letter will be sent to all parents and carers on Monday confirming final arrangements for return to face to face teaching.

26/02/21

this quote highlights the importance of role played by our students from Mandela House https://t.co/Rko2J7gPFA

26/02/21

- heade the advice from your Head of Year Mr welcome https://t.co/KMRA4zlEiD

26/02/21

Most Pillar Points by Year Group! Well done, Year 9 - increasing their lead on Year 8! #everypillarpointmatters

26/02/21

Facts about Chimamanda Adichie you probably didn’t know: 1. She holds a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins and one in African Studies from Yale. 2. She doesn’t read any reviews of her books, good or bad, as she finds them ‘distracting’.

26/02/21

The Spanish department engaging our younger learners with the use of emojis representing the teachers! Ms Parque-Dorado and Mr Planas “having” a fun conversation about their favourite school subjects. https://t.co/Nyrt5hpqUu

26/02/21

Retweetd From STEM Learning

*Bursary-supported intensive CPD* Are you a first-time teacher of key stage 3 science? This course focuses on the key principles needed to teach science effectively through the use of stimulating practicals and demonstrations. Book your place: https://t.co/1XkFgo5KGJ https://t.co/EGcF9y9lNC

26/02/21

Head to the Chobham Magazine for access to our BLM playlist on Spotify created by staff and students https://t.co/gbi6Z69jmz

26/02/21

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A toolkit resource to help teachers & school staff to tackle the impact of on children’s schooling/learning has been created based on the expertise of & with support from : https://t.co/kZC9pqL6wf

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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