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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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Innovation Days

Purpose

One day every half term is an innovation day for all students at Chobham.

Innovation days aim to enrich the academic subject based curriculum and equip students with knowledge, skills and outlooks which will be of value to them in meeting the opportunities and challenges they may encounter at school and beyond.  Activities are planned based upon the background and circumstances of our students and upon local, national and international developments relevant to their lives (eg climate change, political and religious tensions).  We believe that in order to inspire students to become the best citizens they can be, we need to develop their awareness  and knowledge alongside their socio – economic skills.  We recognise the importance of ‘character development’ in the education of our students.  By this we mean aspects such as communication skills, confidence building, resilience and being kind and helpful.  We subscribe to the view that young people with more highly developed emotional and social skills (such as empathy, emotional regulation and moral reasoning) are likely to more proactive and positively engaged in their school and local communities.

Content

Innovation days sit alongside tutorial time and assemblies as part of our wider PSHE and Citizenship programme.  The programme is under constant review in order to make it as relevant as possible to the needs and life experiences of our students.  Some of the key themes and content currently covered in our innovation day programme is:

  • Guiding students into volunteering and other forms of supporting their local community
  • Supporting friends, family and neighbours
  • Valuing and understanding political action (eg keeping up with current events, appreciating and respecting different viewpoints, participating in political action in the right way).  How to protest and campaign in the right way
  • Engaging in environmentally conscious behaviours
  • Demonstrating socially responsible values
  • Looking to the future; university applications and career planning

System

Innovation days are spread across the school year, one per half term. On the days, the whole academy takes part in innovation day activities. There is a detailed programme for each year group which appears below.

Students usually work in their year groups during the days.  Sometimes activities are led by academy staff however there is significant input from external agencies and speakers.  Trips (including to universities and places of worship) have always been an integral part of our innovation day provision.  With the return to more normal movement following the pandemic we anticipate seeing our trip programme quickly re-establish during the 2021–22 academic year.

The programme of innovation days for the current academic year appears below:

 

SRE

Living in the wider world

Equality and diversity Inclusion.

Online safety and safeguarding.

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Understanding physical health, body changes, healthy relationships.

Spring 2

Faith Day - Humanities

Students will get an insight into the faiths and religions outsides of their own, visits to places of worships and guest speakers Spring 1

Disabilities KWS - Students will learn about disabilities and different learning needs of other students, how their lives can be impacted and the everyday struggles they face.

Autumn 2 

Rights, risks, responsibilities and opportunities online. Relationships online.

Summer 2

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Mental health, body image, FGM and forced marriage

Autumn 2

 

Barclays life skills

The day will support our students to develop the skills they need to succeed in future careers.

Summer 2

Who are we? Who are You? – PHA & YLT

Homophobia, biphobia and transphobia

Identity and relationships Gender identity, sexual orientation, consent, ‘sexting’

Spring 1

Appropriate online material, risks of sharing, reporting, cyber crimes.

Spring 2

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Healthy lifestyle, emotional health, sexual consent, and exploitation.

Summer 2

Take your child to work day – JST

We will be encouraging parents and carers to provide opportunities for their child to attend work with them for the day. This will provide students with a glimpse into the working world. Spring 2

Knife Crime / Gang culture  – BT

Newham being a hotspot for gang culture, the day will educate students on keeping safe and the dangers associated with gangs

Autumn 2

Evaluating what they see online, links to mental health, identifying misinformation and persuasion.

Spring 1

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Safe sex, STIs, alcohol and drug misuse.

Spring 1

Sides not Slides – FEL

The day will be used to focus on current issues in the wider world and help our students to understand a range of arguments associated with the topic. Spring 2

Inclusion Day – The day will focus on gender equality. It will help our students understand how women and men share equal rights and a balance of power, status, opportunities, and rewards Summer 2

Pornography, grooming,

Autumn 2

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Teamwork

Autumn 1

Coping with stress

Spring 2

Financial Education