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07/12/21

Tim our PGCE trainee, demonstrates some fantastic co-ordination skills by getting his year 7 class to play a class ensemble of the famous Ode To Joy. Students worked brilliantly, increasing their confidence, memory, attention and concentration skills. https://t.co/ld7iV0ho3O

06/12/21

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Together, we are stronger 💛 https://t.co/gn2u9VO9xI

06/12/21

Retweetd From Action for Happiness

Every act of kindness makes a difference. Let's help create a happier world this December with our Kindness Calendar. Please use & share 💕🌎🎄 https://t.co/J2J6C4pghI https://t.co/EJ8Y4DrSbY

02/12/21

Retweetd From Christine Counsell

Here's a starting point for leaders in beginning to uncover what matters, and starting ongoing conversations about it (from Counsell, C. 'seeing a curriculum more clearly: better conversations with middle leaders' in (ed.) the Guide to the Curriculum) https://t.co/mKlbbiRAsB

01/12/21

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This December transform your world through loving kindness. 📅 Find the high resolution version and multiple formats of this calendar here: https://t.co/sdWDOHM2fk https://t.co/9upToE7cXG

30/11/21

Mini-whiteboards are an invaluable tool for teachers, as they both engage students and allow the teacher to check students' understanding. Nazrana uses mini-whiteboards with her year 7 class, she can see all written or drawn responses simultaneously as every student participates. https://t.co/hPsJDrjk9W

29/11/21

Our Year 11s and Year 13s are coping with the challenges of mocks brilliantly. As they enter the second week of mocks we just want to share 's guide on looking after their mental health during exams and revision https://t.co/HVd02fLFZG.

23/11/21

Taken from Teaching Walkthrus book, our teachers have been trialling out two specific techniques-Say it again better and Peer supported retrieval. Feedback from staff and students have been fantastic as these techniques aid students to produce high quality verbal responses. https://t.co/HhLRzoxMGG

22/11/21

We are looking forward to our annual BOSS day tomorrow. We have made an update to the dress code policy: Students wishing to wear Islamic dress should wear a simple and a which are not over embellished.

22/11/21

As our Year 11 and 13 students begin their mock exams we want to share 's guide on how to look after your mental health during revision and exams: https://t.co/FeOwUdkJ2h

17/11/21

One kind word can change someone's entire day . It is something we can all do everyday. When was the last time you went out of your way to be ?

15/11/21

Retweetd From Platfform4YP

There is a strong link between mental health and bullying. Young people who have experienced bullying are more likely to experience mental health issues and those who have mental health issues are more likely to be bullied. https://t.co/AWXu6sKOzr

15/11/21

An interesting podcast recently shared with out PGCE students - Dr. James Lang has six recommendations in this podcast about how we can better understand student attention and how we can get their attention while we teach. https://t.co/nXqae04FdO https://t.co/pjs02vNeR4

11/11/21

Retweetd From Tes

New SEND steering group, including the , chief and director of education Chris Russell will ensure the delayed review will be delivered 'at pace' , says https://t.co/4amhTWmumQ

11/11/21

Have you stopped to consider what you might need to quit? https://t.co/xvuKjKrJRE

09/11/21

Students learning about tilting and toppling in physics, this method of dual coding works really well as students understand the concepts through the combination of visual and verbal processing. It also improves students' retention of information. https://t.co/y0gvsVjIs3

08/11/21

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Reminder: Your intrusive thoughts don't get to define you. They have no grounding in who you really are. Don't let them throw you off your track.

08/11/21

Retweetd From Happiful Magazine

Books are a fantastic way to help children with anxiety and to spark conversations about mental health in general. We asked Georgina Atwell, founder of the UK’s leading children’s book review site, Toppsta, for her top recommendations of books to help📚 https://t.co/VHsozFXrtU

08/11/21

Retweetd From Anna Freud NCCF

Are you a young person aged up to 25 looking for support for your mental health? On My Mind is a website co-produced with young people, which includes advice on referrals, working with services, self-care & a directory of free services across the UK👉https://t.co/TLEL6loxsX https://t.co/Bjk872b5rq

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Innovation Days

Purpose

One day every half term is an innovation day for all students at Chobham.

Innovation days aim to enrich the academic subject based curriculum and equip students with knowledge, skills and outlooks which will be of value to them in meeting the opportunities and challenges they may encounter at school and beyond.  Activities are planned based upon the background and circumstances of our students and upon local, national and international developments relevant to their lives (eg climate change, political and religious tensions).  We believe that in order to inspire students to become the best citizens they can be, we need to develop their awareness  and knowledge alongside their socio – economic skills.  We recognise the importance of ‘character development’ in the education of our students.  By this we mean aspects such as communication skills, confidence building, resilience and being kind and helpful.  We subscribe to the view that young people with more highly developed emotional and social skills (such as empathy, emotional regulation and moral reasoning) are likely to more proactive and positively engaged in their school and local communities.

Content

Innovation days sit alongside tutorial time and assemblies as part of our wider PSHE and Citizenship programme.  The programme is under constant review in order to make it as relevant as possible to the needs and life experiences of our students.  Some of the key themes and content currently covered in our innovation day programme is:

  • Guiding students into volunteering and other forms of supporting their local community
  • Supporting friends, family and neighbours
  • Valuing and understanding political action (eg keeping up with current events, appreciating and respecting different viewpoints, participating in political action in the right way).  How to protest and campaign in the right way
  • Engaging in environmentally conscious behaviours
  • Demonstrating socially responsible values
  • Looking to the future; university applications and career planning

System

Innovation days are spread across the school year, one per half term. On the days, the whole academy takes part in innovation day activities. There is a detailed programme for each year group which appears below.

Students usually work in their year groups during the days.  Sometimes activities are led by academy staff however there is significant input from external agencies and speakers.  Trips (including to universities and places of worship) have always been an integral part of our innovation day provision.  With the return to more normal movement following the pandemic we anticipate seeing our trip programme quickly re-establish during the 2021–22 academic year.

The programme of innovation days for the current academic year appears below:

 

SRE

Living in the wider world

Equality and diversity Inclusion.

Online safety and safeguarding.

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Understanding physical health, body changes, healthy relationships.

Spring 2

Faith Day - Humanities

Students will get an insight into the faiths and religions outsides of their own, visits to places of worships and guest speakers Spring 1

Disabilities KWS - Students will learn about disabilities and different learning needs of other students, how their lives can be impacted and the everyday struggles they face.

Autumn 2 

Rights, risks, responsibilities and opportunities online. Relationships online.

Summer 2

8

Mental health, body image, FGM and forced marriage

Autumn 2

 

Barclays life skills

The day will support our students to develop the skills they need to succeed in future careers.

Summer 2

Who are we? Who are You? – PHA & YLT

Homophobia, biphobia and transphobia

Identity and relationships Gender identity, sexual orientation, consent, ‘sexting’

Spring 1

Appropriate online material, risks of sharing, reporting, cyber crimes.

Spring 2

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Healthy lifestyle, emotional health, sexual consent, and exploitation.

Summer 2

Take your child to work day – JST

We will be encouraging parents and carers to provide opportunities for their child to attend work with them for the day. This will provide students with a glimpse into the working world. Spring 2

Knife Crime / Gang culture  – BT

Newham being a hotspot for gang culture, the day will educate students on keeping safe and the dangers associated with gangs

Autumn 2

Evaluating what they see online, links to mental health, identifying misinformation and persuasion.

Spring 1

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Safe sex, STIs, alcohol and drug misuse.

Spring 1

Sides not Slides – FEL

The day will be used to focus on current issues in the wider world and help our students to understand a range of arguments associated with the topic. Spring 2

Inclusion Day – The day will focus on gender equality. It will help our students understand how women and men share equal rights and a balance of power, status, opportunities, and rewards Summer 2

Pornography, grooming,

Autumn 2

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Teamwork

Autumn 1

Coping with stress

Spring 2

Financial Education