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21/10/21

Chemistry for Breakfast - the best combination for half term revision! Our Year 13 Chemistry students are working hard, preparing for their upcoming mocks. Going through exam questions, taking lead and teaching others using the white board. 😃 https://t.co/4itpcgI0eP

14/10/21

Today's African proverb....how many of you need to reconnect with true friends post pandemic? https://t.co/aK8d2zGwhJ

13/10/21

Remeber to support wellbeing of our friends, family and colleagues! https://t.co/FfVVovwckG

13/10/21

Today we will be discussing this African Proverb and how it links to the values. How does it relate to yours? https://t.co/arOfVrrTgQ

12/10/21

A powerful video used in the Maths department- Dan Finkel invites us to approach learning and teaching math with courage, curiosity, and a sense of play. Our teachers will review these techniques to implement them in their lessons!#professionaldevelopment https://t.co/4KAa7Nx6hf

11/10/21

Retweetd From YoungMinds

This , we stand in solidarity with every young person who is struggling with their mental health.

11/10/21

have a huge bank of recommendations to help people when they're feeling low or anxious. Check them out at https://t.co/vccFAZ1JpY

11/10/21

Retweetd From HeadStart Newham

It's world mental health day. It is very important to look after your mental and emotional wellbeing, whether it is talking to a friend or a professional. Finding ways to deal with the tricky parts of life can be overwhelming sometimes. Here are some tips and services available. https://t.co/7YY8vu1kAX

08/10/21

Whilst the staff are taking part in the virtual inset day, the students are completing their required practical work https://t.co/zdZQ0QU9vG

06/10/21

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06/10/21

Are you invested in your ? Which aspects do you need to improve on most? https://t.co/s9ptz6uImp

06/10/21

What does today's African proverb mean to you? https://t.co/R2g68Yd2wM

05/10/21

to . Topic of discussion last week was on the importance of and good character. "The heaviest thing on the scale of good deeds is good manners." https://t.co/AsuhjuvW9d

05/10/21

Today our students have been considering an African proverb. What does it mean to them? How can they apply this to the Chobham ? https://t.co/qqLEV7qgr9

04/10/21

have publish a self care calendar for October - which ones are you going to commit too? https://t.co/EFZ1C1WMdr

04/10/21

Lucy Ellis our Lead Practitioner delivers a calm and engaging session to our trainee teachers on Behaviour Management techniques 👍 https://t.co/tmanmbqxwx

30/09/21

All clubs are cancelled tonight due to a staff meeting. However table tennis and West Ham girls football will still be on.

29/09/21

Celebration Evening is in full swing with students demonstrating how we develop all aspects of https://t.co/BpGGFyMWRV

29/09/21

Parents taking in the atmosphere created in our new during our Open Evening https://t.co/367vJd4WVe

29/09/21

At Chobham every department has a more able lead, and as part of their professional development this half term they are reading 's new book 'Teach to the Top', we look forward to them sharing their new ideas next month! https://t.co/EfJLqx4j37

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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