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27/05/22

Here at we approach all aspects of academy life in a way. To learn more head to our website and read all about our . https://t.co/JwDa9Z9H7t

25/05/22

A great sessions this morning delivered by Amelia Collins, she provided some useful tips on medium-term lesson planning. Engaging conversations taking place with our teachers- Nazrana said "this will help me with future planning and how to deeper my understand of the curriculum" https://t.co/QRRFt7nogx

24/05/22

A great CPD session from Ms Dutch this morning on using social media for connecting with subject communities to share ideas and speed up planning! https://t.co/PdaoG6Ig21

20/05/22

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Catch alumnus & last seasons Football Academy captain Max live on BT sports tomorrow afternoon (3pm), as he represents in their match against Chelsea foundation. Good luck Max ⚽️ https://t.co/uQDp6k5oE1

20/05/22

Retweetd From Dr Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth

I love art rooms. Thanks to our art & science 6th formers for a fantastic workshop mixing up glazes, decorating our test tiles of 18thC Bow porcelain recipes & helping and I co-curate the Making East London Porcelain exhibition for https://t.co/fgKZEj3dgd

17/05/22

Retweetd From Financial Conduct Authority

Congratulations to our graduates and apprentices competing in this year's CEO Challenge. Team Sterling partnered with local school to deliver a series of engaging resources to boost students' online financial safety. https://t.co/CqPXmtBCD9

17/05/22

Last week, our trainees were discussing the topic on how we can improve formative assessments. Taken from Daisy Christodoulou’s Making Good Progress book, trainees were evaluating the effectiveness of a range of different assessment techniques and systems. https://t.co/nEVbxnIWDH

16/05/22

Vacancy: Subject Leader of Computer Science with a pathway to Lead Practitioner https://t.co/6tKphYj3BO

12/05/22

How are you in your approach to both your professional and personal life? Year 12 Prefects are exploring their sense of self with the expert guidance of in order to better support their https://t.co/DYc1j0KOiT

10/05/22

Some of our Year 10s are very excited to be at a recording of at the invited by the to celebrate 10 years since the London games! https://t.co/BQp6Jjbmcb

10/05/22

During this busy term with exam preparations, our trainees were discussing the importance of health and well-being for our students. This useful article shares 8 ways in which we can help create a happy, focussed and supportive learning environment. https://t.co/fG8yIaCf80

09/05/22

Today for our Mondays session in tutor time we are looking at the ways to and using 's strategies to come up with our own plans: https://t.co/m96gxVnqUS

04/05/22

Retweetd From Mindful

"We need to understand that our self-care impacts the lives of those around us in innumerable positive ways," says , mindfulness teacher, author, and founder of . https://t.co/7LeWLBYipR

04/05/22

Retweetd From Mindful

"Sensing mindfully creates a space where we can experience what is happening, rather than what we think should happen or what has already happened. It’s a chance to rest the analytical mind that habitually searches for solutions, even when there's none."https://t.co/bnosQNpBvL

03/05/22

How are you loud enough without straining your voice? Mr Faulkner delivered a fabulous session on 'Voice Projection'. Strategies were shared on how you can relax your voice by various humming and breathing techniques. Posture also makes a huge difference to your voice projection. https://t.co/Qq6bX5tCq0

03/05/22

Eid Mubarak to all our wonderful staff, students and families. May you all be blessed with kindness, patience, happiness, and love ❤️✨ https://t.co/pftfRpii52

27/04/22

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

A great way to start the day and get the mind ready for learning https://t.co/ynW0ESd0Ot

26/04/22

Mr Tem, our behaviour mentor led a brilliant session on building positive relationships with our students. Mr Tem explained that the key to unlocking student potential is by developing positive and respectful relationships with our students which will help promote their learning. https://t.co/zMneghEFkW

25/04/22

Today we launch our 'Mental Health Mondays' sessions. Every Monday tutor time our students will complete activities on looking after our and . This week's session looks at understanding what is with 's video https://t.co/vAEZZMz1q7

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Black Lives Matter

As an Academy we do not align ourselves with any political party or political movement. We do not tolerate racism or marginalisation of our communities.  We endorse the view expressed by the Harris Federation that supporting young black people to achieve the best possible exam grades is a key way of improving their life chances. 

The foundations of our Academy are the Chobham Values; Curiosity, Respect, Excellence, Inclusion, Empathy and Honesty.  We will continue to use these values to  make our Academy inclusive and one that strives to ensure equity and equality of opportunities, regardless of race, skin colour or gender.

We have created and will continue to create resources that enable a greater and Blm4deeper understanding to the issues.  We will further adapt the curriculum to better reflect the breadth of black and other minority ethnic cultures represented at the Academy and by so doing improve the knowledge and awareness of all members of our community.  We believe it is important that all students and staff better understand:

  • The history and achievements of the communities which make up Chobham Academy
  • The part played by black and other minority ethnic communities in the development of the modern world
  • Key reasons why modern Britain and the wider world are organised as they are today
  • The ways in which young people may make their voices heard to bring about change in peaceful and legitimate ways within our democracy
  • The ways in which young people may play a more active and constructive role in their local communities
  • The skills and attitudes young people need to be successful in the twenty first century world
  • How young people can demonstrate their skills and interests in ways which make them the best candidates for university places and jobs

In combination, we believe that pursuing these objectives will develop the confidence and self-esteem of all students, create space for young black students to express their creativity, share in their imaginations and enable them to be happier and proud of their place in society.

Actions for future change

We will seek to further develop our curriculum provision and the attitudes and understanding of the Academy community in the following ways:

  • By auditing our current curriculum offer across the school to see what is done well and sufficiently and which areas of desired provision require more work
  • By reviewing (over time) and amending the curriculum in all academic subject areas to ensure that subject content relating to the heritage and life experiences of our student community is represented.  These changes could incorporate the wealth of resources readily available which chart the black British experience and the contribution of non-white peoples to the world more generally.  Students should understand the current status of their community in its historical, economic and social contexts.  Whilst all subjects have a role to play, emphasis will inevitably be placed on the humanities and the study of literature
  • To look in greater depth at the BAME UK experience, both historical and current
  • By reviewing and amending the curriculum for Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and tutorial time.  Tutor time occurs daily and is an excellent opportunity to talk about leadership and responsibility and to discuss current affairs.  We will ensure that this time continues to be developed as an opportunity to improve our students’ knowledge, understanding and skills
  • By developing the content of our half termly innovation days so that they better reflect our objectives.  In particular, to develop content related to democracy and participation
  • By ensuring we put in place a programme of staff training to help staff better understand the issues affecting our students’ lives and future prospects.  Additionally, a focus on how staff relate to students to include a focus on language and unconscious bias
  • By putting in place a programme of activities to improve students’ social and presentational skills.  This will develop students’ confidence and self-esteem and help them compete for the best higher education and employment opportunities
  • By creating more opportunities to celebrate the heritage and cultural diversity of our school community.  This will be accomplished in part through our house and assembly systems.  More generally, it is important that we strike a balance.  Whilst recognising and understanding the negative experiences of BAME people during and since the colonial era, the study of the contribution of BAME groups to society must be celebratory.  Our students should understand the remarkable things which BAME people have achieved. Greater community engagement for students through, for example, volunteering to help out at food banks
  • Through a more diverse range of visitors, speakers and role models for students meet and learn from
  • By featuring a wider range of books and other curriculum materials in our work
  • By ensuring we provide high quality, up to date, careers provision
  • By refining our mentoring provision to focus more on students with whom we can make the most significant impact.  A greater focus on evaluating the effects of mentoring 
  • By ensuring that attractive extra-curricular opportunities (e.g. gym, boxing) are open to a wider range of students and not just those perceived to have ‘earned’ the opportunity by poor behaviour
  • By seeking the views of students on how they see the curriculum and how they would like it to be developed
  • By discussing with students how they feel they are perceived in and out of school and, where desirable, how they believe these perceptions can be changed.

We want our journey towards becoming a more inclusive and aware community to be exciting and celebratory.  We recognise that there are many experiences in the histories and present lives of our BAME communities which must be addressed seriously and sensitively.  However, our aim must be to improve our students’ futures through learning about their pasts.  We wish to equip our students to be happy, secure and successful adults who understand and take pride in their heritage.  In turn, we want this pride, and the accompanying skills we will help them develop, to inspire them to be the best people they can in their local communities and beyond.

The Chobham Magazine - The Black Lives Matter Issue

Explore The Black Lives Matter issue of our academy magazine with content produced by students and staff. Please explore, engage and subscribe!

https://www.thechobhammagazine.com/

Guide to Black History Month 2021

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https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

Parents and carers guide to Black Lives Matter

https://yoopies.co.uk/c/press-releases/blacklivesmatter

Chobham Academy BHM playlist:Blm2

The playlist was created by staff and students to celebrate Black History Month 2020.  It is an opportunity to break down the myths of what black music is or represents.  We hope you enjoy the listening, just as our students did during Friday lunch times in October 2020.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6dQSCp3EzUM20RGMA6aXn5?si=FqeBufWYR9OfXKmDWNDcog

Other Educational Resources:

BLM British Red Cross Presentation (see document list at the bottom of this page)

https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-involved/teaching-resources/black-lives-matter-resources-for-young-people

BBC Teach BHM teaching and learning resources

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/black-history-month-primary-and-secondary-resources/zjwf8xs

BLM Ed Justice teaching and learning resources

https://neaedjustice.org/black-lives-matter-school-resources/ 

Useful local external resources:

Show Racism the Red Card - https://www.theredcard.org/

Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust - https://www.stephenlawrencetrust.org/

Stand Against Racism and Inequality (SARI) - https://www.sariweb.org.uk/

Stop Hate UK - https://www.stophateuk.org/

 

 

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