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27/03/20

There’s an exciting opportunity available for any Chobham students who are animal lovers this morning. Click the link below to watch a live tour of Chester Zoo at 10am. https://t.co/nSvpA2X33H

25/03/20

Online plays are being streamed, bread making workshops, live bingo and digital pub clubs. There's all sorts to have a go at! https://t.co/rEJN6aOqRl

25/03/20

TimeOut London has temporarily changed its name to TimeIn and is providing some brilliant ways to keep yourself and others occupied through the current global crisis. Please find the link in the text tweet to some things going on today and this week that might be of interest.

25/03/20

Please look out for our wellbeing hints and tips for parents during our period of closure

25/03/20

Great to see students and staff of Chobham Academy working so hard at home. Keep up the effort and stay in touch everyone.

23/03/20

Mr Eyre teaching a geography lesson focusing on key locational knowledge as an introduction to biomes, those students who are at the Academy are using their time effectively! https://t.co/NWE9gEsZFw

23/03/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Just a reminder that will be holding physical activity sessions every morning starting from Monday. So get up and get active from the comfort of your own home. 🏃🧘‍♀️🤸 https://t.co/DnaSc9CZuo

20/03/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

At the end of the day on Friday education providers, including schools, will be closed for most children. We know parents & carers will have questions, so we've pulled together some further information here 👉 https://t.co/l7GobdGenW

20/03/20

Retweetd From World Book Day UK 📚

Over the coming weeks, we’re here to help with fun ideas, crafty activities, and free booky resources you can all enjoy together. Head to our Book Hub to inspire children of all ages from mini bookworms to older readers. https://t.co/izE1SVqxDw https://t.co/vepot7XFKu

20/03/20

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

We at want to extend our support & gratitude to all doing everything they can to support the country, including our and Take care x https://t.co/h2L5h8uE6g

20/03/20

Retweetd From Queen Anne's School

💗We all arrived at school this morning to find anonymous notes of positivity absolutely everywhere! Thank you for brightening our days during this uncertain time, and showing true Queen Anne's Spirit! 💗 https://t.co/9tNZQqJ9LF

20/03/20

Thank you so much for your kind words, we wish him and all of our other students the very best for the future

19/03/20

Retweetd From Shrehan Lynch

I'm so proud!!!

19/03/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

On a positive note. A massive congratulations to PE teacher Mr Weston who has had an article for on the importance of applying different models for teaching PE Well done Mr Weston https://t.co/rKhKkY1ucv

18/03/20

Retweetd From Newham London

Another friendly reminder about https://t.co/pDevYcZu3y

18/03/20

Retweetd From World Book Day UK 📚

Looking for free resources you can use at home? Don't miss our reading lists for bookworms of all ages, packed with loads of booky ideas & inspiration. Remember to use the hashtag to discover other fabulous free online resources 🙌 # https://t.co/8sl2bJkdWB https://t.co/vn0z4LoKuJ

18/03/20

Retweetd From Helen Buckingham is staying at home

. is working on ways to support parents looking for ideas and guidance for activities children can enjoy at home, and improve their reading, writing and language development at the same time. Parents, uncles & aunts - help them to help you!! https://t.co/F9CnQjU8Dt

18/03/20

Retweetd From National Book Tokens

Local bookshops are still working hard to get books to readers. Let's all continue to support them during this challenging time. 💙 https://t.co/N4YwYPK0Pq

18/03/20

Thank you so much for your kind words and support

18/03/20

Retweetd From Kelly Nolan

to all staff, massively impressed the efforts you have gone to care for student welfare and impact on parents, under really difficult times. Thank you.

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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

48% 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.

At Chobham, we define succeeding equally as being:

  • 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 report for 2018-19 can be found here.

The Pupil Premium spending plan for 2019-20 can be found here.

Year 7 Catch-Up Premium

Year 7 Catch-Up Premium is a sum of money given by the Government to schools in order to help students fully access the Year 7 curriculum. Research shows that students who fall behind in Year 7 often find it difficult to catch up with their peers. Unless effectively addressed, this learning gap can continue throughout a child’s school career and ultimately impact upon examination results.

Chobham received a sum of £17,040 in catch-up funding for the academic year 2018-19.

This sum was contributed towards two specific resources:

  • Teaching Assistant (TA) provision for students not yet able to access the curriculum
  • A contribution towards the cost of the LEXIA reading support programme.

Both of these investments were deemed to be successful. During the course of the academic year the majority of students initially receiving additional support became able to successfully access the curriculum without it. The majority saw above average progress in their academic subjects and in reading. The catch-up funding comprises only a small percentage of the total sum allocated by the Academy to helping students effectively access the curriculum.

The sum we will receive for Year 7 catch-up support in 2019-20 is estimated at £14,746. Again, this will be directed towards TA support with learning in lessons and towards assisting with reading. We will measure progress at least termly using our ongoing assessments across departments and evaluation of the LEXIA programme.

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