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14/05/21

Every Friday we play in the atrium to reflect the diverse cultural backgrounds of the staff and students

14/05/21

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Reply with which Sammy you're feeling like today👇 (1. confused / 2. sleepy / 3. anxious / 4. party Sammy) https://t.co/XtRpRIKARV

14/05/21

Elijah in Year 9 practicing “Eye of the Tiger” for his music class performance https://t.co/qlyYmhGxbs

14/05/21

Great to see our students from using their time productively in the atrium this morning. They each earned five for their https://t.co/IbD35WXFxC

14/05/21

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Fancy finding out more about working ? Any UK secondary school, college or youth group can sign up to receive updates and book a virtual workshop 👉 https://t.co/FOUyIiOPTr https://t.co/dtINeqpK6I

14/05/21

The model of the memory system in theory. Limits of working memory can often be a bottleneck, reducing the amount transferred to . Recall/recognition is enhanced by presenting information in both visual and verbal form. https://t.co/BdXirpJhJP

14/05/21

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The results are in! Spending time with nature is good for you. 😍 https://t.co/uL9S0OKrHb

14/05/21

Year 7 artists are developing their colour theory skills. Sadar shows here her level of control along with literacy links by naming her own shades, tones and hues. https://t.co/OmBLpzGHVo

14/05/21

Ramanujan fun fact, When Ramanujan was thirteen, he could work out Loney’s Trigonometry exercises without any help! https://t.co/jZCJuGcxgg

14/05/21

More amazing work from our Year 11s https://t.co/L7Y92ZGyAC

14/05/21

Well done to for having the most activities recorded: 500! A special well done to 12R7 for being no.1 on the leadership board!

14/05/21

have been looking at the role of religion in and rights. https://t.co/cFMJ9kD1fX

14/05/21

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14/05/21

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You’re going to have bad days, but don’t let those bad days win. Talk to someone about how you’re feeling, give yourself time and do a little more self-care to look after yourself.

14/05/21

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So proud! 🥳 https://t.co/EPjCANoD7N

13/05/21

Well done to our for securing funding to become part of the School Champions scheme! Watch this space! https://t.co/nUOzgfOW5a

13/05/21

In 1941 during the Blitz, the Commons was destroyed by an air raid. Tuesday marked 80 years since the bombing. https://t.co/TJqIBfN9rX

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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.