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27/09/21

We remind our students daily of the importance of forgiveness and the benefit to our own mental health. How easy do you find forgiveness https://t.co/uJEkgqYI1c

26/09/21

Five main awards issued to our fantastic students - one of which is sponsored by https://t.co/EwQQJPciha

23/09/21

The very talented Fionn in , wowing the parents at our annual evening https://t.co/m4qFMB58mv

23/09/21

It was so lovely to welcome our Parents and Carers back to site this evening to celebrate our and students both past and present

23/09/21

Chobham Academy does not bar students from Sainsburys although we do attempt to manage numbers at busy times of the day for the benefit of the local community.

23/09/21

Our Year 10 scientists are measuring growth of bacteria looking at the impact of different cleaning agents on limiting bacteria growth. https://t.co/FCfdIOKbOj

23/09/21

Our senior leadership team read for next half term has arrived from ; excited to get our teeth into Huh! by and https://t.co/LWe9OEIa7y

23/09/21

Retweetd From Channel 5 News

A teacher whose body was found in South East London on Saturday has been described as "kind, caring and dedicated". Police believe Sabina Nessa, who worked at Rushey Green Primary School in Kidbrooke, was murdered - and are now appealing for witnesses. | https://t.co/kD1DKjGZQN

23/09/21

Do you make wellness a priority? What are you top tips? https://t.co/xEvzQPsSgC

21/09/21

Doug Lemov returns to the podcast to share tips to support teachers and students for the return to classrooms - a great listen for our teachers at Chobham for the start of our Autumn term😀 # https://t.co/qoV4ClqytU

20/09/21

has announced a set of features to help users struggling with mental health issues and thoughts of suicide. Click the link from to learn more https://t.co/Qg04qiF9LJ

17/09/21

Friend of the Academy has released his new single today on . Leon has dedicated endless amounts of time to supporting future musicians at the Academy so let’s show our support for him by downloading his amazing new track https://t.co/Y39nCfvO6B

16/09/21

Retweetd From Dr. Bryan Pearlman, EdD, LMSW - #MaslowBeforeBloom

What self-care looks like? https://t.co/6wvbai0O5Z

16/09/21

Retweetd From Global News Toronto

Tip: How do you know if your child needs to take a multivitamin? Naturopath has advice for parents. https://t.co/epzi0vhCMR

16/09/21

Retweetd From Ian Kremer

Please re-Tweet to raise awareness that the feelings underlying anger are the opportunities to heal. https://t.co/58572OxyYe

06/09/21

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Well done to sixth form student Wiktoria who achieved a D*D*D* grade in CTEC Sport. Wiktoria has now moved to Poland to play professional football for 🙌👏⚽️. https://t.co/zfGzY5HZNR

06/09/21

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

The Football Academy boys are back in the swing of things with their first ‘Fitness Friday’ session of the academic year.🙌🏃💨 https://t.co/8MzYSIUxkX

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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.