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27/09/21

We remind our students daily of the importance of forgiveness and the benefit to our own mental health. How easy do you find forgiveness https://t.co/uJEkgqYI1c

26/09/21

Five main awards issued to our fantastic students - one of which is sponsored by https://t.co/EwQQJPciha

23/09/21

The very talented Fionn in , wowing the parents at our annual evening https://t.co/m4qFMB58mv

23/09/21

It was so lovely to welcome our Parents and Carers back to site this evening to celebrate our and students both past and present

23/09/21

Chobham Academy does not bar students from Sainsburys although we do attempt to manage numbers at busy times of the day for the benefit of the local community.

23/09/21

Our Year 10 scientists are measuring growth of bacteria looking at the impact of different cleaning agents on limiting bacteria growth. https://t.co/FCfdIOKbOj

23/09/21

Our senior leadership team read for next half term has arrived from ; excited to get our teeth into Huh! by and https://t.co/LWe9OEIa7y

23/09/21

Retweetd From Channel 5 News

A teacher whose body was found in South East London on Saturday has been described as "kind, caring and dedicated". Police believe Sabina Nessa, who worked at Rushey Green Primary School in Kidbrooke, was murdered - and are now appealing for witnesses. | https://t.co/kD1DKjGZQN

23/09/21

Do you make wellness a priority? What are you top tips? https://t.co/xEvzQPsSgC

21/09/21

Doug Lemov returns to the podcast to share tips to support teachers and students for the return to classrooms - a great listen for our teachers at Chobham for the start of our Autumn term😀 # https://t.co/qoV4ClqytU

20/09/21

has announced a set of features to help users struggling with mental health issues and thoughts of suicide. Click the link from to learn more https://t.co/Qg04qiF9LJ

17/09/21

Friend of the Academy has released his new single today on . Leon has dedicated endless amounts of time to supporting future musicians at the Academy so let’s show our support for him by downloading his amazing new track https://t.co/Y39nCfvO6B

16/09/21

Retweetd From Dr. Bryan Pearlman, EdD, LMSW - #MaslowBeforeBloom

What self-care looks like? https://t.co/6wvbai0O5Z

16/09/21

Retweetd From Global News Toronto

Tip: How do you know if your child needs to take a multivitamin? Naturopath has advice for parents. https://t.co/epzi0vhCMR

16/09/21

Retweetd From Ian Kremer

Please re-Tweet to raise awareness that the feelings underlying anger are the opportunities to heal. https://t.co/58572OxyYe

06/09/21

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Well done to sixth form student Wiktoria who achieved a D*D*D* grade in CTEC Sport. Wiktoria has now moved to Poland to play professional football for 🙌👏⚽️. https://t.co/zfGzY5HZNR

06/09/21

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

The Football Academy boys are back in the swing of things with their first ‘Fitness Friday’ session of the academic year.🙌🏃💨 https://t.co/8MzYSIUxkX

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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.

7

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

8

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

9

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

10

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

11

Teamwork

Autumn 1

Coping with stress

Spring 2

Financial Education

 

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