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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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Equalities & Additional Intervention

Equality of Opportunity and Additional Support

We believe that all children should be equally valued at Chobham. We strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to develop an environment where all students can flourish and feel safe. At Chobham we value the talents of everyone and no student is allowed to fail.

Chobham Academy is committed to inclusion and part of our strategic planning involves developing cultures, policies and practices that include all learners. We aim to engender a sense of community and belonging, and to offer new opportunities to learners who may have experienced previous difficulties. At Chobham, every student is an individual and we will respond to learners in ways that take into account their varied life experiences and needs.

We believe that educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all learners, whatever their age, gender, demographic group, ethnicity, additional need, attainment and background. We pay particular attention to the provision for and the achievement of different groups of learners:

  • Students from families that are financially disadvantaged (Pupil Premium)
  • Students who arrive at Chobham with below nationally expected performance in any curriculum area
  • Boys and Girls
  • Students from minority faiths, ethnicities, travellers, asylum seekers and refugees
  • Students who have English as an additional language (EAL)
  • Students who have Special Educational Needs or a disability (SEND)
  • Students who are Gifted and Talented (G&T)
  • Students who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT)
  • Students who are Looked After Children (LAC)
  • Young carers, sick children and children from families under stress

Overview

Pupil Premiun Funding

44% of students in the Chobham secondary phase are in receipt of Pupil Premium (PP) funding. PP funding is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of students they have from disadvantaged backgrounds. The purpose of the funding is to ensure that students in receipt of PP support are enabled to succeed to the same degree as their peers at school who are not from disadvantaged backgrounds.

There are a couple of key principles which underpin our PP strategy:

  • That the PP strategy should be an integrated part of whole school strategy
  • That PP spending works most effectively when all students benefit from it, not just those who are directly entitled

The first of these principles helps ensure that PP strategy is considered when whole school plans are devised.  This is essential to making sure that our approach to PP is embedded in our thinking and discussion, not simply ‘bolted on’.  Integrating PP in this way makes for better planning and a higher recognition of PP strategies as an integral part of our work.

The second principle is equally important.  If strategies benefit all then they are more likely to be at the forefront of people’s thinking and applied consistently across the school.  Minimising any sense of PP students being different to their peers also ensures that students feel confident and secure and not in any way singled out.  With careful implementation, it is possible for us to deliver high quality provision for our PP cohort whilst ensuring that the impact of the PP budget is felt much more widely.

The principle strategies we apply to maximise the impact of PP spending are validated by recent research as being amongst the most effective available (see the Education Endowment Foundation findings at

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/evidence-summaries/teaching-learning-toolkit/

These can be summarised in the following main areas:

  • Teaching development (including teacher training, recruitment and retention and support for early career teachers)
  • Targeted academic support (including structured interventions, small group tuition and one to one support)
  • Maximising attendance (perhaps the single most effective way we can make an impact upon student progress)
  • Effective use of digital technology (e.g. provision of school funded laptops)
  • Strategies for literacy and developing reading comprehension
  • Improving the setting and quality of homework
  • Developing a range of highly effective feedback approaches
  • Developing our provision to support students with English as an additional language (EAL)
  • Increased use of peer tutoring.

At Chobham, we want all of our students to be able to suceed equally. We define this as meaning that:

  • PP and non-PP students make comparable progress overall in GCSE examinations
  • PP and non-PP students make comparable progress in each individual subject
  • PP and non-PP students engage to the same degree in enrichment and extra-curricular activities
  • All groups of students behave and learn equally well
  • All groups of students have the same access to trips and visits and participate equally
  • Ensuring PP students are able to take part in a range of character building activities.

The Pupil Premium Spending plan for 2020-21 can be found here.

The Pupil Premium spending plan for 2021-22 can be found here.

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