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18/06/19

Give seedlings and plants a nitrogen boost by stirring leftover coffee grounds into the soil or also can mix it into your watering can. It acts as a plant's CPR! Leftover coffee grounds can also be used in vegetable garden for fertilizer and to repel insects.

18/06/19

Retweetd From Study with UWTSD

Hello there! If you are at the East London UCAS exhibition today, come over for a chat and pick up a prospectus at stand 126. We'd love to see you at an open day too. Join us & enjoy learning more : https://t.co/dvRsqvuYDk https://t.co/mDLL7lmVzu

18/06/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

There is more success for with two gold medals in the year 8 & 9 200m. With an additional gold in the year 9 800m. Well done guys 👏🏃‍♂️ https://t.co/YyfYzrbPQW

18/06/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

To round off a fantastic day of athletics in the sun. had further success in the relay. Year 7 girls 🥇 Year 8 girls 🥈 Year 8 boys 🥈 Year 9 boys 🥇 Year 10 boys 🥉 Well done to all participants in the East regional qualifiers 👏🏃‍♂️ https://t.co/RUbYAod3Pp

17/06/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

The athletics squad are in numbers at the East regional sports day heats. 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/HGTG2JqHIk

17/06/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

As the morning comes to an end. have managed to secure 2 gold medals in the year 8 and year 9 100m sprints. Well done to both Omari and Jonte who have qualified for the 100m final at Crystal Palace on the 11th July 👏 https://t.co/XEun6GIyEo

13/06/19

Retweetd From 15billionebp

Today was the first of 3 workshops with a year 7 group exploring thanks to Harriet and Catalina for supporting! 🌟 https://t.co/oTzqQYY4ql

13/06/19

Retweetd From IQ London

We really enjoyed having at this morning for the first of 3 employability skills workshops with https://t.co/QkKPDLixiE

10/06/19

Their spirits however were never dampened and they completed the hike in record time. https://t.co/GvHbjubINC

10/06/19

The Year 10s have completed their practice expedition. It was an especially tough challenge given 13 hours of non stop rain meant the students had to brave the weather and soldier through the forest. https://t.co/VD1NF2Fn5J

10/06/19

Last week, Yr12 had their Transitional Assembly & a surprise visit from a VIP guest... of & many more! He was interviewed about his academic experiences. What an amazing way to transition! Congratulations Year 12! https://t.co/BmXVli7L0v

09/06/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Ski Trip forms will still be taken in next week!!!! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! ⛷⛷⛷ https://t.co/YtJQxYu7Th

06/06/19

Retweetd From Melvin Odoom

Thanks for having me ❤️

06/06/19

Retweetd From ActiveNewham - Community Team

New Wallball session - starts next Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00 at Forest Gate Community school https://t.co/PdVeKx8n7M

05/06/19

Our special guest this afternoon speaking in a very interesting Year 12 assembly. Thank you for visiting us! https://t.co/t7danQK7UU

05/06/19

Retweetd From DfE

We all want to do our bit to protect the environment 🌍 So we want schools to stop using plastic bags, straws, bottles and food packaging and go single-use plastic free by 2022 🍃 https://t.co/HhKNz9mBZL

05/06/19

Retweetd From BookTrust

Today we are wishing a VERY happy birthday to the magnificent Allan Ahlberg - thank you so much for the wonderful books that continue to delight children! Do you have a favourite book from the Ahlbergs? https://t.co/92P2qOQEko

05/06/19

Retweetd From Newham London

Car idling produces up to 150 balloons of harmful exhaust emissions per minute. Together we can with changes in what we do. Help make an idle free borough. Think about your car use & consider walking, public transport or cycling. https://t.co/1Ve09N0fzI

05/06/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

If you’re interested in we’d love to meet you! We have lots of events coming up where you can meet our team and find out about training with us! Visit our events page for more details: https://t.co/Guxm9Bd9mv https://t.co/vxGtK8C8QH

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The Partnership

We do our best to support students and their families to ensure excellent outcomes for all of our students.

The House System

Whilst we ensure that every student receives a personalised experience and level of care on both a pastoral and academic basis (via the form tutor and Head of Year structure), we are mindful of the need for additional opportunities to enhance their experience further. Opportunities, where students can enjoy and thrive in a competitive manner and by doing so develop into happy, resilient young people ready to face the world and able to participate, both within a team context and through leading others.

We are proud of our new House System which provides students with the chance to compete for their house and by doing so – enjoy a sense of belonging. It is vital that students feel that they are rewarded for academic achievement, excellent attendance and positive contributions that they make to their own school life, but also for participating in our very own events, “The Chobham Games” which take place periodically throughout the year. This allows the students to experience competition, develop the ability to persevere, work with others, become young leaders and so much more in an exciting and healthy manner. Each House is led by a staff member who is the Head of House and they each have a team of sixth form captains to support them.

Built into the house system is our need to ensure students value Charity. The idea that they are able to offer time and raise money for those less fortunate than them. Throughout the school year we as a school ensure lots of charities are supported, though each house selects a charity for the academic year to support in addition.

Our houses are based on people that we as a school community (both staff and students) are inspired by. Let us welcome you to the Chobham Houses

Adichie House (Charity : National Literacy Trust)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian Novelist. She has written a series of short stories and non fiction pieces including “Purple Hibiscus” and “That thing around your neck”. Chimamanda has also delivered TED talks, the most famous and viewed of which include of “The Danger of a single story”in 2009 and “We should all be feminists” in 2012.

“Racism should never have happened and so you don’t get a cookie for reducing it” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Bannister House (Charity : Young Urban Arts)

Sir Roger Bannister was the first British athlete to run a mile in less than 4 minutes during the 1952 Olympics. His passion was to become a doctor and he later became a distinguished neurologist and became a Master at Pembroke College, Oxford before retiring in 1993.

“However ordinary each of us may seem, we are all in some way special, and can do things that are extraordinary, perhaps until then… even thought impossible” Sir Roger Bannister

Franklin House (Charity : Richard House Childrens Hospice)

Rosalind Franklin was an English chemist who made key contributions to the understanding of molecular DNA. She only lived to the age of 37. Many talk about the fact that she should have achieved a Nobel Prize in her lifetime for the work she had carried out.

“In my view, all that is necessary for faith is the belief that by doing or best, we shall succeed in our aims: the improvement of mankind” Rosalind Franklin

Himid House (Charity : The Ben Kinsella Trust)

Lubaina Himid CBE is a contemporary artist and curator. She is a professor and her art focuses on themes of cultural history and reclaiming identities.

“I have more things to say – this (art) gives me the chance” Lubaina Himid

Mandela House (Charity : The Nelson Mandela Childrens Fund)

Nelson Rohlilahla Mandela was a South African anti apartheid revolutionary political leader and philanthropist who served as president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country’s first black head of state and first elected in a fully representative democratic election.

“I never lose. I either win or learn” Nelson Mandela

Ramanujan House (Charity : Young Minds)

Srinivasa Ramanujan was an Indian Mathematician who lived in India under the British Rule. Without any formal training, he had made substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory and infinite series alongside finding numerous solutions to Mathematical problems that were previously considered unsolvable.

“We are merely explorers of infinity in the pursuit of absolute perfection” Srinivasa Ramanujan

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the team at anytime.

 

Student Learning

The Academy is dedicated to Academic rigour and achievement. Therefore, we send home a review once term, to reflect on student progress. If you wish to discuss this further, you are welcome to contact your child's subject teacher or tutor, by calling the main reception on 0203 747 6060.

Parent Consultation Evenings, to discuss achievement with class teachers, are a key part of the Academy year. In order to support parents we have prepared the following guidance:

Guide to Parent Consultation Evenings

What information will I be given at the meeting?

  • Latest progress information for your child from each of their subjects
  • A booklet to record the details and key points from your meeting with each area
  • Strengths and weaknesses in a particular curriculum area
  • If your child contributes to learning opportunities in the lessons
  • If homework is being completed and handed in
  • An update on your child’s behaviour for learning and effort in lessons

Top tips for making the most out of the evening

  1. Prepare by asking your child the following questions before the evening:
     • Which subjects are you making the most progress in and why?
     • Which subjects do you feel are your weakest and why?
     • Is there anything in particular you would like to discuss with your teacher?
     
  2. Positive communication with the teacher is key.  Don’t be reluctant to ask questions, especially as teachers can use a lot of acronyms and ‘teacher’ phrases.  Don’t be fearful of hearing that your child is not fulfilling their potential.   Ask positive questions such as, ‘how can I help my child?’  It is also important that you share any information with us that you think might be impacting on their learning or behaviour.
     
  3. Identify their strengths and weaknesses within each subject they are taught. Ask questions about their progress towards their final exam targets.  How much progress do the teachers expect your child to make by the end of the year? Are they struggling with exam technique or ways to revise?  Do they find particular topics or skills more difficult than others?
     
  4. Implement the strategies the teacher suggests will help your child to make more progress.  It is helpful to sit down with your child after the event and clarify with them, that they understand what was said during the evening.  If a teacher suggests something that you can’t support at home, don’t be afraid to ask for that support in school.  We are here to help as much as we can.
     
  5. Be Open about any poor behaviour for learning.  If your child is mis-behaving, ask the teacher why they think this might be the case.  Then look for patterns, is it only in one subject area or a few?  Encourage your child to reflect on why they are mis-behaving in certain areas and what they can do to change their behaviour
     
  6. Talk to the Academy’s Leadership Group and also the Directors of Learning.  They are always available throughout the evening to answer any discuss or address your concerns.  There is also always a member of the SEN team present and available to discuss your child’s needs
     
  7. See the big picture!  Help your child to see how each subject relates to real life. Can they address areas of weakness in a more creative way?  e.g. reading for pleasure or applying maths skills at home
     
  8. Each slot can only be five minutes long. Please make the most of your slot.