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18/06/21

Good luck to historians who begin study leave on Monday. We all wish you luck in Paper 1 which takes places on Monday afternoon. Keep revising hard!

18/06/21

A great picture capturing wild flowers of the Olympic Park by one of our students. Taken during their nature photography course https://t.co/hHl7WGbyaz

18/06/21

Well done to students in House for coming 2nd in their first ever sport activity https://t.co/bRyFteLzK1

18/06/21

This week we have been a sense of responsibility for regarding their uniform. "Quality means doing it right when no one is looking"

18/06/21

We are so lucky to have Ollie Springate in today to coach our primary Public Speaking Competition teams! Such a fantastic opportunity for these Y5/6 children. https://t.co/oKDsj9cOzG

17/06/21

Retweetd From MindOut

We are now online for LGBTQ mental health support & Information until 7.30pm. Friday 11th of June. https://t.co/1iD8WyfYPG

17/06/21

year 12 and sixth form transitions students had a virtual presentation from https://t.co/c18IJxFZv9

17/06/21

Retweetd From BBC News (UK)

Killer guilty of two murders 21 years apart https://t.co/6OwhqHCxjE

17/06/21

Our year 8 students trialling a new robot that can rotate and grab objects. https://t.co/zod4oAVlUo

17/06/21

The rain hasn’t stopped our Year 6’s enjoying a fantastic trip to Chessington today. They’re having a great time! https://t.co/eyofnbd3eS

17/06/21

Retweetd From HACH PE DEPT

So good to be back competing at English Schools Athletics https://t.co/H74Dj1L4dv

17/06/21

A massive thank you and Get up Yesterday for inspiring our students with excellent career insights https://t.co/0TBDbBxQOB

16/06/21

Retweetd From TeacherGoals

Do you agree? 🤔 📷 https://t.co/Iu2atlksU3

16/06/21

Retweetd From Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Glad you guys had fun! You picked a lovely day for it ☀️

16/06/21

Our Year 1’s have really enjoyed their first school visit to the Olympic Park! Fun times! https://t.co/EAGo0lQnNc

16/06/21

Retweetd From Michael Rosen 💙💙🎓🎓

Children making books. Yes, yes, yes. https://t.co/6JyKSV0mFi

16/06/21

Retweetd From Giselle Fitipaldi Moreno

Created this sequence for learners to research about a celebration/tradition from a Spanish speaking country. It provides them with a structure to make the most of it and know what to do/what to expect. 💡 https://t.co/B8RpZkyo9u

16/06/21

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

The year 12 CTEC Sport students are currently conducting health screening consultations with one another as part of their Unit 13 Fitness Testing module🧑‍💻 https://t.co/igPy6kl5EI

16/06/21

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Transition week taking place this week at the sixth form. A level PE students are all hands on with an emergency first aid workshop delivered by Mr Wigington. https://t.co/veKXuR8Ter

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Independent Learning

At Chobham Academy, we place a high emphasis on developing our students as learners. As well as being interested and engaged in the classroom, we want to help nurture young people who are able to learn for themselves and who enjoy learning.

We are conscious that Chobham students will move on from school into an exciting, fast-changing world filled with opportunities. Our students will be truly global citizens and it is vital that they are equipped with the skills to learn effectively throughout their lives.

So what are these Independent Learning skills we are seeking to cultivate?

Firstly, curiosity; we want to develop students who love learning for its own sake. Young children are excited to find out about the world around them. The most frequent question they ask is ‘why?’ This is partly why young children learn quickly. We want to maintain this excitement and interest in learning as our students move through their secondary careers.

Next, resilience; young people need to be able to work things out for themselves and to know what they should do when they encounter difficulties in their learning. Getting stuck is part of the learning process. At Chobham, we want to help students become problem solvers with the determination and strategies to persist until they have found a way to make progress.

Resourcefulness is also very important. At Chobham, we seek to develop young people who can think for themselves and do so under pressure. We want our students to be able to look at issues from differing perspectives and choose the best resource to find solutions.

Effective study skills make a big difference too. Our students will be more confident and successful learners if they know how to study for themselves. Learning and revision techniques form a key part of our wider curriculum at Chobham. We also emphasise to students the importance of being able to study effectively alone as well as in a classroom environment.

We also encourage our students to have a wide range of interests, both in and out of school. In particular, reading for pleasure is an excellent way of building up a reservoir of knowledge, understand and emotional literacy.

The development of life long Independent Learning skills also has a practical value in school. Students become better problem solvers in their lessons and their concentration improves. They are also better prepared to revise alone, thus creating a positive impact upon examination results.

Homework

Also, on a practical level, we set homework for all students at Chobham and expect them to complete it regularly and to the best of their ability.