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25/06/22

Retweetd From Malcolm Drakes

Amazing finale to our conference with a performance from our pupils https://t.co/L9UmouHZFf

24/06/22

Our Prefects were tasked with awarding praise cards during our year 6 transition day- using praise to raise confidence https://t.co/SXbmJxVWmQ

24/06/22

What system do you follow when planning a new scheme of work? Our middle leaders discussed the key active ingredients and which comes first https://t.co/jTrLl42jJs

21/06/22

Our Lead Teacher for EAL led a great CPD session on the importance of seeing EAL learners and how we reflect on the challenges they face on a daily basis. Our trainees also looked at the impact of translating to home languages and modelling language. https://t.co/CDmhOCOdrt

20/06/22

Any specific concerns please contact the relevant Head of Year.

20/06/22

We will continue to provide face-to-face learning as we have done during previous strikes. We expect students to do their best to get to school in a timely manner, the vast majority of our students live within a mile of the academy.

17/06/22

Retweetd From UCL Computer Science

We are so pleased that was recognised for her dedication to at this week's . Read our full report on Meena's work with students: https://t.co/fdg8hHigDp https://t.co/GUFzqHzlGJ

14/06/22

Based on his research from Matt Bromley's 'five ways of making teacher explanations work', Mr Bale delivered a CPD on 'explaining & modelling'. He provided our trainees with some tangible strategies they could use in their practice so that all students could access the learning. https://t.co/5ZYoNCF94t

10/06/22

As an all-through school our curriculum is planned from Early Years through to Post-16. Our primary and secondary subject leads meet regularly to discuss curriculum and progression. This morning our maths leads met and discussed their curriculum. ⁦https://t.co/W6vZyou3Gr

09/06/22

Yesterday and today Year 10 students carried out fieldwork at Walton-on-the-Naze for https://t.co/ywJOSaG42R

07/06/22

Retweetd From School-Led Network

🔦 SPOTLIGHT ON FACILITATORS 🔦 Meet Graeme Eyre - our School-Led Facilitator with ! 😀 Find out more about Graeme & what makes him proud to be a Facilitator here: 🖱️ https://t.co/SkNwZo0GJy | | https://t.co/P1RmhW0QNC

07/06/22

Our Lead Practitioner Jennie Stephens led an amazing, interactive session on the use of praise as a behaviour management tool. The aim of this session was to highlight the use of effective praise, the most powerful forms and how this can promote a growth mindset. https://t.co/lFie78lgAg

06/06/22

For today's Monday we are looking at the importance of empathy using 's video of 's brilliant talk: https://t.co/DYIFiUWmc6

01/06/22

Retweetd From Holocaust Education

We are delighted to announce we have reached 200+ & alumni in England, with 23 schools successful in their 2022-23 cohort applications. Congratulations! This is an highly successful, over-subscribed programme & we could not take all quality schools who applied. RT https://t.co/5qC37y9tdT

30/05/22

Retweetd From Alice Conibere

Aah, I just saw this! It was such a great day, and that art room was amazing. None of the fusty dustiness I associate with art blocks from my school days;) Looking forward to exhibition set-up tomorrow with https://t.co/8tfWrilDBb

27/05/22

Retweetd From National Institute of Teaching

NEWS! 🚨 Delighted to announce the School-Led Development Trust has today been appointed by to lead the new National Institute of Teaching - England’s flagship teacher & leader development & research provider. We can’t wait to get started! https://t.co/cLGZxaSzu5

27/05/22

Here at we approach all aspects of academy life in a way. To learn more head to our website and read all about our . https://t.co/JwDa9Z9H7t

25/05/22

A great sessions this morning delivered by Amelia Collins, she provided some useful tips on medium-term lesson planning. Engaging conversations taking place with our teachers- Nazrana said "this will help me with future planning and how to deeper my understand of the curriculum" https://t.co/QRRFt7nogx

24/05/22

A great CPD session from Ms Dutch this morning on using social media for connecting with subject communities to share ideas and speed up planning! https://t.co/PdaoG6Ig21

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

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Homework and Home Study

Homework is a key part of learning at Chobham Academy.

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We believe that homework is valuable for the following reasons:

  • It extends the learning students encounter in class
  • It enables students to fill gaps in their learning
  • It allows students to practise learning approaches they do not often meet in lessons (i.e. guided research)
  • It introduces and encourages the use of independent learning skills which (as well as being valuable at school) prepare students for life at university and beyond.
  • It helps develop effective memory habits which are increasingly important if students are to learn well. Young people cannot learn effectively if they are unable to remember what they have been taught

Our homework tasks are generally planned in advance by teachers to fit in with the learning which is taking place in class. Occasionally, teachers may set a homework task more spontaneously to follow up what has happened in the lesson. Such homeworks can be useful but should be the exception.

Homework is set via the Show My Homework website. Resources to help complete homework are posted on the site, parents too are able to access the site to check what homework has been set.

Here is an approximate guide to the amount of homework students should be doing each week:

Years 7-8: 30 minutes per subject (English, Maths and Science should have two homeworks each week). This should be no more than two homeworks per night.

Year 9: 45 minutes per subject (two homeworks each week in English, Maths and Science). There should be no more than two homeworks per night.

Year 10: at least one hour of set homework per subject each week (plus additional home study)

Year 11: at least one hour of set homework per subject each week (plus additional home study)

Sixth Form: please the separate guidance on post 16 study in the Sixth Form section of the website.

Students will be given regular assessments as well as end of year examinations in all subjects. Teachers may well ask students to revise for these assessments in addition to normal homework. We do not expect that revision should be burdensome to children in Years 7, 8 and 9. However, in Year 10 and especially in Year 11, students will be required to do significant extra preparation for assessments. This may amount to three-four hours work per evening in immediate pre examination periods.

As a school, we are very aware of the pressures which too much study can place on young people. This recognition needs to be balanced against the necessity of proper preparation if our students are to be successful in important examinations. There is also the question of ‘how much is too much?’ this will inevitably vary between individual students. Consequently, our form tutors and Heads of Year will keep a close watch on the amount of home study which students are doing.

We are very mindful of student workload and try to ensure that homework and other forms of home study are relevant, useful and manageable for students. However, if parents feel that the home study required is unreasonable at any particular time then they should contact their child’s Head of Year who will be happy to assist.

 

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