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22/12/23

Thank you to everyone who donated to our fundraiser! Our Christmas Elves (the amazing year 10 prefects) packed 20 bags of gifts for the children staying there over Christmas and a little something for the staff too 🎁 🌲 pic.twitter.com/Vs94QEtVtZ

22/12/23

Thank you to everyone who donated to our fundraiser! Our Christmas Elves (the amazing year 10 prefects) packed 20 bags of gifts for the children staying there over Christmas and a little something for the staff too 🎁 🌲 pic.twitter.com/Vs94QEtVtZ

02/10/23

10 days to go 💛Let's make this one bigger and brighter than ever before. pic.twitter.com/wYbbql7FCv

02/10/23

Talking about how we're feeling can make the world of difference. This we are partnering with to help . pic.twitter.com/qO6YDreE3z

01/10/23

10 days to go 💛Let's make this one bigger and brighter than ever before. pic.twitter.com/wYbbql7FCv

26/09/23

Talking about how we're feeling can make the world of difference. This we are partnering with to help . pic.twitter.com/qO6YDreE3z

31/07/23

Stormzy and HSBC fund 36 black Cambridge students https://t.co/YqbUjbdsUk

30/07/23

Stormzy and HSBC fund 36 black Cambridge students https://t.co/YqbUjbdsUk

19/07/23

To be connected with creative career opportunities, A Level Media Studies students enjoyed lunch on Primrose Hill before being welcomed at the Roundhouse and then The October Gallery for creative industry tours, talks and workshops as part of Year 12’s Careers Day on July 10th pic.twitter.com/nnLR9lMZy4

19/07/23

As part of our all-through curriculum Ms. Deering and Year 6 are bringing their sketchbooks to Ms. Stephens in the secondary art room ready for Year 7 in September. pic.twitter.com/GQQyk8JMN4

13/07/23

Really well done to all of our students for a fantastic concert. Thank you to for hosting and and for all their help and support. https://t.co/YzGGgffMEn

13/07/23

For anyone who needs to hear this today 💙 pic.twitter.com/QGcgD9HAfD

13/07/23

Be kind to your mind this and get involved in our quiz. 🧠Can you guess the wellbeing related words from these anagrams? Comment below ⬇ pic.twitter.com/H5dG3KQkWu

12/07/23

For anyone who needs to hear this today 💙 pic.twitter.com/QGcgD9HAfD

12/07/23

Be kind to your mind this and get involved in our quiz. 🧠Can you guess the wellbeing related words from these anagrams? Comment below ⬇ pic.twitter.com/H5dG3KQkWu

11/07/23

Really well done to all of our students for a fantastic concert. Thank you to for hosting and and for all their help and support. https://t.co/YzGGgffMEn

05/07/23

What are teacher strikes really about?We need to discuss the wider context to understand why teachers feel the current situation is unsustainable.https://t.co/rkfrHcgKUp#strikes pic.twitter.com/3jFoYwgXVe

05/07/23

Today as 300,000 teachers go on strike to this is why. 👉 Share or like if you’re with us. pic.twitter.com/Tfx8sWh3Tg

05/07/23

What are teacher strikes really about?We need to discuss the wider context to understand why teachers feel the current situation is unsustainable.https://t.co/rkfrHcgKUp#strikes pic.twitter.com/3jFoYwgXVe

05/07/23

Today as 300,000 teachers go on strike to this is why. 👉 Share or like if you’re with us. pic.twitter.com/Tfx8sWh3Tg

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A Mindful Approach

Here at Harris Academy Chobham we adopt a mindful approach in all aspects of academy life.  It teaches both our staff body and students the skills of self-awareness and self-regulation which have been shown to impact positively on personal development at any age.  These skills are complementary to social and emotional learning, which is concerned with developing young people’s ability to build relationships, communicate effectively, make appropriate decisions, builds self-esteem and promoting positive behaviour.

A mindful approach to personal development aligns with our core aims and the key characteristics of a growth mind-set, which allows the students to go beyond what is expected, challenging themselves to make change and become successful. 

Explicitly focussing on leading our students to adopt a growth mind-set means that they will:

  • Embrace lifelong learning
  • Believe intelligence can be improved
  • Put in more effort to learn
  • Believe effort leads to mastery
  • Believe failures are just temporary setbacks
  • View feedback as a source of information
  • Willingly embraces challenges
  • View others’ success as a source of inspiration
  • View feedback as an opportunity to learn

By incorporating a mindful approach to learning our students learn how to be more ‘present’ and therefore find it easier to remain focussed, more effectively draw on their existing knowledge and thus improve their overall performance.  It ensures that the six Academy values are embedded within the daily diet of the young people at Chobham: curiosity, empathy, excellence, honesty, inclusion and respect.

By adopting regular mindfulness practice into our daily routines at Chobham we are having a positive impact on how well our young people focus, pay attention and participate in their learning.  The mindfulness approach to learning at Chobham enhances memory, a central Academy learning attribute. 

A mindful approach the Chobham Way

  • Dedicated calm, quiet space for deeper reflection and connection to the breath in the Wellness Hub. 
  • Daily reflections through the Assembly and tutor programme.
  • Role modelling a ‘mindful moment’ across all areas of the Academy life from the curriculum delivery to the behaviour for learning strategies.
  • Weekly wellness sessions as part of the tutor programme.
  • Mindfulness enrichment session for year’s 7 to 10.
  • The Key Stage 5 Youth Leadership Team are completing a mindful based practice training programme called ‘Selfology’ https://www.statesofmind.org/ .
  • Personal development programmes – Strengthening Minds, XLP and peer mentoring.
  • Positive affirmations displayed around the academy as constant reminders of their self-worth.

To read the full extent to which we adopt a ‘Mindful Approach’ at the Academy click here.

Mindfulness Practice

We use four simple techniques to practice mindfulness at the Academy. Click here to try them for yourselves.

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