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01/03/21

36 students recognised by their teachers for magnificent . But only two vouchers… Year 12: https://t.co/rGZxZyTJcU and Year 13: https://t.co/MlHtsqxYdm. Who won?

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

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Curriculum Advisors

At Chobham we want our students to be as involved as possible in helping us to improve the quality of teaching and learning at the school.  One important way we do this is through our Curriculum Advisors initiative.  Curriculum Advisors are made up pf students from Years 7 to 10.  Each of them is allocated to a subject area where they are given responsibility for commenting upon the quality of teaching and learning taking place and suggesting how it might be improved.

This is a very responsible position for which our students have to be well trained.  All have received training in how to observe lessons and in how to give effective feedback.

By communicating their own observations and representing wider student views on teaching and learning, the Curriculum Advisors really help us to make beneficial changes.  They build good partnerships with their departments and give feedback to teachers on lessons and on more general issues raised by the student body.  We have seen how this engagement helps our Curriculum Advisors to develop their confidence, critical thinking skills and ability to communicate effectively.

Our Curriculum Advisors also work closely with Transport for London on a project called the Youth Ambassadors Programme.  This project builds on important key skills such as public speaking and researching.  The programme improves students’ skills in areas which employers deem to be essential for the workplace as well as allowing the students to demonstrate their individual talents.

Curriculum Advisors Programme 2019-20

  1. Introduction

Curriculum Advisors (CAs) are a key element of the Academy’s self-evaluation processes.

These are students whose role is to comment upon the quality of teaching and learning at the Academy and to propose ideas for improvement. To ensure that their contribution to school life is valuable, CAs are given high quality training and structured opportunities to give their views. This year, I will be overseeing the Curriculum Advisor programme.

  1. Recruitment and Training

 

  1. There are about 40 CAs from Years 7 to 10
  2. I have met with the students and they are all keen volunteers
  3. CAs have been selected from students of all academic ability levels
  4. CAs will be given training in the following areas before beginning their role;
    • Interviewing skills
    • Lesson observation
    • Presentational skills
    • Giving effective feedback
    • Making evidence based judgements/selecting evidence
    • Collecting reliable evidence from other subjects.

Training will be delivered at regular intervals throughout the school year. All trained CAs will be given a lapel badge to wear in school. The CA Co-ordinator (the Principal) is responsible for organising and delivering training.

  1. Role and Evaluation

The CA Co-ordinator will liaise with departments to ensure that an annual programme of CA activities is in place. This should include:

  • Reporting on the CAs own experiences in lessons and with other aspects of teaching and learning such as homework
  • Seeking and reporting on the experiences and views of peers
  • Lesson observations
  • Reporting on the effectiveness of marking
  • Acting as consultants on proposals to change the Academy’s teaching and learning processes.

 

CAs will report regularly to the CA Co-ordinator at timetabled meetings. The CA Co-ordinator will communicate issues raised with the relevant DoLs and Subject Leads.

CAs will also present regularly to middle leaders and separately each term to the Academy Leadership Group (ALG).

  1. The intention of the CA programme is that positive change results from the CAs’ findings and subsequent discussions. Action points will be agreed in meetings with the CA Co-ordinator, DoLs, Subject Leads and ALG. The implementation of these points will then be overseen by the CA Co-ordinator and reviewed in ALG.

Each summer term, there will be a review of the CA programme with students and in ALG meetings. At this point in the year we will evaluate the impact the programme has made upon school improvements and make adjustments as necessary.