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30/10/20

Please be reminded that next week, week commencing 2nd November, is week 2 on the timetable

16/10/20

Wishing all of our students and staff a restful half term break! We look forward to seeing everyone back on 2nd November!

16/10/20

The book is still available in the LRC for students&staff to learn about the amazing stories of Black History in the UK

16/10/20

Lunchtime at Chobham on the last day of half term! https://t.co/F7BGOYHjZH

16/10/20

Ms Ali and Ms Concu’s Mandarin students show the vocabulary they have learned for Black History Month and the key phrases they’re using to discuss Black Lives Matter https://t.co/F4FTDeIfwv

16/10/20

Our My Story Assemblies led by diverse members of staff at Chobham Academy will help all of us value the importance of learning about other cultures.

16/10/20

Chobham sixth formers making use of their study period https://t.co/6nn7azxZsx

16/10/20

Year 8 students are looking at rendering, tone and colour from different angles relative to light, with the long term view of helping the design of the folders they are creating from up cycled cereal boxes https://t.co/MCy7Nkc8Ma

15/10/20

Retweetd From Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Look at this beautiful pup that visited the Park! 😍 We hope you had a lovely walk 🐕 📸 – Instagram / astrothecocker https://t.co/4lqAeedfqG

15/10/20

Our BHM themed menu, has been accompanied by music played throughout the school from to &

15/10/20

Chobham Academy has been enjoying a special lunch on Fridays of Rice&peas, jerk chicken, plantain, coleslaw and puff-puff for dessert! https://t.co/mttFe7Lpqr

15/10/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

We’re proud to launch our Parents Webchat service. If you need support looking after your child’s mental health, use our Parents Webchat to speak to directly to an advisor, who will direct you to the advice and information you may need. https://t.co/lIdjgaWeHJ

15/10/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

"No one should be in competition against other people for the “The Ideal Body” trophy, since there is no such prize." Samantha, 16, shares how she came to love her body. https://t.co/TutGHVUHlo

15/10/20

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

😍 These are super! Well done all! https://t.co/sINgbo2inX

15/10/20

Retweetd From RVHS PE

Another win for 6th form football team. Same opponents as last week & same result. Winning 4-3, goals from L. Blank (2) & J. Barrow (2). Their league campaign starts next week at home against ⚽️

14/10/20

Our BHM themed menu in the canteen, has been accompanied by music played throughout the school from to &

14/10/20

Retweetd From Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

We’re supporting the campaign to say a huge thank you to our staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to keep the Park running and looking incredible! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/IfNmfiZjSD

14/10/20

Retweetd From Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

We're thrilled to receive the for a 7th consecutive year! 🥳 It really is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our staff and volunteers who have kept the Park open and looking immaculate in tough circumstances. Read more here ➡️ https://t.co/5dirtSi9nB https://t.co/hjvoKYU98v

14/10/20

Students will be enjoying a fascinating & captivating assembly for on the Warrior Queen Amanirenas & her legendary defeat over the Romans!

13/10/20

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Are you looking for a new direction for your career? Why not consider ? Visit our website https://t.co/Guxm9Bd9mv for more information about our with programme & apply to become a part of our #2021-22 cohort! https://t.co/exQJNRMjMR

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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.

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/