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18/05/21

'It is hard to navigate in a world where you are told what you are rather being seen and understood for how you perceive yourself. The importance of the individual and their own personal racial identity should take precedence over any attempts at categorisation.'

18/05/21

continue to demonstrate amazing effort in completing work to a high standard and responding well to set. https://t.co/PshHxZyiRV

18/05/21

Today's the day! students can register with from today using the buzzword sent to them on email!

18/05/21

This video was used as a fun and engaging way to introduce the nervous system. Watch this space for compilation of their own original song and rap of the nervous system; endocrine system; and synaptic transmission. https://t.co/ElNDIsRffC

18/05/21

intervention is not running tonight due to year 8 PCE but don't forget to use this time to complete Maths Watch

18/05/21

Mr Bale's have been designing plastic pledges to get schools, businesses and individuals thinking about how they can reduce their plastic use. Some fantastic suggestions are attached- well done Year 8!! https://t.co/yZ5I8N1aKo

18/05/21

Retweetd From Harris Primary Academy Purley Way

Reception children loving ’s visit today and learning all about the farm animals. https://t.co/59dyq9FeNr

18/05/21

Retweetd From BBC Young Reporter

Artists have transformed the centre of Coventry to mark the start of its year as City of Culture 2021, which began at the weekend 👇 https://t.co/L5k46ORP37

18/05/21

Retweetd From University of Oxford

Today is and they are back open!🎉 🦕 🌺 🎨 📚 ⚛️ 🏺 There are incredible exhibitions available now and throughout this year. Click below for booking information ⬇️

18/05/21

Retweetd From BBC Young Reporter

It is 30 years since the first British person went into space 🚀 Find out more about this moment in history and astronaut Dr Helen Sharman who was a scientist from Sheffield (via ) ➡️ https://t.co/bZV6rDPUjO

18/05/21

Retweetd From World Book Day UK 📚

It's your last week to enter our brilliant competitions to win new children's books! There are plenty of booky prizes to choose from, so enter now before the end of the week. https://t.co/WySFqeuXav https://t.co/G4W66XzXzQ

18/05/21

Retweetd From Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The Information Point has reopened 🥳 Our dedicated Park Champion volunteers are on hand from 11am – 4pm every day to answer any questions you have about your visit 🙌 It's located just opposite the London Aquatics Centre 👌 https://t.co/4jlT6S1Trq

18/05/21

So exciting to see the fashion magazine covers looking so professional! https://t.co/w1YBc1zzvL

17/05/21

Retweetd From Fatima Silman

Performing arts is a vital part of child’s development. Well done Chobham for making drama lessons current, fun and all about personal confidence and development!

17/05/21

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

No clubs will be running this afternoon as a result of the weather conditions ☔️ & there will also be no clubs on tomorrow due to year 8 parents consultation evening. We apologise in advance for any inconveniences this may cause

17/05/21

Now that are NQTs are nearing the end of their NQT year - they will need to be thinking about next steps. Here are six ideas to keep their developing effectively over the coming year. NQT Special: Six steps to effective professional development https://t.co/MTDOwdwB29

17/05/21

the May Parents' & Carers' Pack covers supporting your child's mental health, myth busting , in Health, apprentice perspective articles, in furniture & manufacturing & much more! https://t.co/xhmaW1qKvS

17/05/21

Retweetd From Amazing Apprenticeships

the May Parents' & Carers' Pack covers supporting your child's mental health, myth busting , in Health, apprentice perspective articles, in furniture & manufacturing & much more! https://t.co/VZlReWTjv8 https://t.co/XY4RjrRFP4

17/05/21

A few tips for our from the Early Careers Framework Handbook The way we communicate within the classroom has a big impact on the environment we create. https://t.co/t7DDzA91p9

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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 Pillars; Excellence, Integrity, Trust, Respect, Innovation and Collaboration.  We will continue to use these pillars to endeavour 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 2020

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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/