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14/10/21

Today's African proverb....how many of you need to reconnect with true friends post pandemic? https://t.co/aK8d2zGwhJ

13/10/21

Remeber to support wellbeing of our friends, family and colleagues! https://t.co/FfVVovwckG

13/10/21

Today we will be discussing this African Proverb and how it links to the values. How does it relate to yours? https://t.co/arOfVrrTgQ

12/10/21

A powerful video used in the Maths department- Dan Finkel invites us to approach learning and teaching math with courage, curiosity, and a sense of play. Our teachers will review these techniques to implement them in their lessons!#professionaldevelopment https://t.co/4KAa7Nx6hf

11/10/21

Retweetd From YoungMinds

This , we stand in solidarity with every young person who is struggling with their mental health.

11/10/21

have a huge bank of recommendations to help people when they're feeling low or anxious. Check them out at https://t.co/vccFAZ1JpY

11/10/21

Retweetd From HeadStart Newham

It's world mental health day. It is very important to look after your mental and emotional wellbeing, whether it is talking to a friend or a professional. Finding ways to deal with the tricky parts of life can be overwhelming sometimes. Here are some tips and services available. https://t.co/7YY8vu1kAX

08/10/21

Whilst the staff are taking part in the virtual inset day, the students are completing their required practical work https://t.co/zdZQ0QU9vG

06/10/21

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06/10/21

Are you invested in your ? Which aspects do you need to improve on most? https://t.co/s9ptz6uImp

06/10/21

What does today's African proverb mean to you? https://t.co/R2g68Yd2wM

05/10/21

to . Topic of discussion last week was on the importance of and good character. "The heaviest thing on the scale of good deeds is good manners." https://t.co/AsuhjuvW9d

05/10/21

Today our students have been considering an African proverb. What does it mean to them? How can they apply this to the Chobham ? https://t.co/qqLEV7qgr9

04/10/21

have publish a self care calendar for October - which ones are you going to commit too? https://t.co/EFZ1C1WMdr

04/10/21

Lucy Ellis our Lead Practitioner delivers a calm and engaging session to our trainee teachers on Behaviour Management techniques 👍 https://t.co/tmanmbqxwx

30/09/21

All clubs are cancelled tonight due to a staff meeting. However table tennis and West Ham girls football will still be on.

29/09/21

Celebration Evening is in full swing with students demonstrating how we develop all aspects of https://t.co/BpGGFyMWRV

29/09/21

Parents taking in the atmosphere created in our new during our Open Evening https://t.co/367vJd4WVe

29/09/21

At Chobham every department has a more able lead, and as part of their professional development this half term they are reading 's new book 'Teach to the Top', we look forward to them sharing their new ideas next month! https://t.co/EfJLqx4j37

28/09/21

At Chobham, we encourage a coaching dialogue with observation feedback. Rather than saying 'what should you do?' we encourage saying 'what did you see?' This diagnostic question enables the observer to understand the decision-making process of the teacher they are coaching. https://t.co/aIIs4XpvWO

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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/