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09/12/19

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06/12/19

Some images from yesterday's boxing session with Fight for Peace. Students really enjoyed themselves! https://t.co/m3Z4TfOp7d

06/12/19

This week Year 10 GCSE Media students were invited to to learn more about the broadcasting world & careers. Students are studying on the . This was exciting & rewarding! https://t.co/wIZNsNLifo

06/12/19

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Well done to the year 8 & 10 boys football teams as they have both progressed to the quarter finals of the cup after wins against Harris Academy Ockendon & Harris Academy Rainham. Well done to all 👏⚽️ https://t.co/N5DafSX7qS

05/12/19

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Really exciting to launch the Harris Experience Advanced programme in Year 12 for our HUB 2 academies at tonight. I greatly look forward to working with you all throughout this year and the next! https://t.co/UPdUlMG402

04/12/19

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If you want to , we will be in on Tues 21st Jan. We can answer your questions about our course, funding, eligibility, placements, and and anything else you need to know! Book tickets here. https://t.co/Zr5Ks3cPUb https://t.co/FS9kUW67Br

04/12/19

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Don't forget, the Christmas lights are being turned on in tomorrow! 🎄 Special guests, East 17, will also be performing! 🙌 https://t.co/yxbYRh0w6Q

04/12/19

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Another massive achievement for the year 10 boys football team as they have now reached the last 32 of the English Schools FA cup after a 4-1 win against Windsor Boys school. Well done boys 👏⚽️ https://t.co/TJ6sykTIQD

04/12/19

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The year 7 boys football team were in action this afternoon in their 2nd Newham League fixture. The boys battled hard and managed a 3-1 victory against Lister Community School. Well done to all 👏⚽️

02/12/19

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With today being “No Pen Day” the year 13 CTEC Sport students focused on officiating football matches through the roles and responsibilities of the referee and assistant referee. ⚽️ https://t.co/4VwV9z8mA0

02/12/19

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In addition to today’s success story, the year 10 boys football team travelled to St Matthews school in the London cup were they were victorious in a 5-3 win. This win takes the Chobham U/15 boys into the last 16 of the competition. 🙌👏⚽️ https://t.co/Etb73rhMmL

02/12/19

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This afternoon the year 7 and 8 boys football teams visited Eastlea Community School for their first Newham league football fixtures of the year. The year 7’s battled hard in a 1-1 draw. Whilst, the year 8’s were triumphant in a 6-0 victory. ⚽️ https://t.co/kpXKahzefo

02/12/19

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To round off a successful day, the u12s Girls Football team are into to round 2 of the ESFA after a 5-2 win against Oakland School!! https://t.co/RH42AgFlSe

02/12/19

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Y9 students sorting positive and negative statements to debate in Spanish about their use of phones. yesterday at https://t.co/MmSQBbEnuE

02/12/19

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To round off an unbeaten week of footballing fixtures for . The staff football team were victorious this afternoon in a 4-2 win against School 21 staff. ⚽️ Goal scorers: Mr Tem, Mr Bale, Mr Hone & Mr Mihaes. The unbeaten run continues. Who’s next?👀 https://t.co/fMRjm1bR6O

02/12/19

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Well done to 6th form football academy students Fama and Kieran in assisting to a 3-1 victory earlier this afternoon. 👏⚽️ https://t.co/D7RxMo7xpM

28/11/19

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Our amazing interns Meagan and James are leading our session at today, along with volunteer Claire and Y8 students from 💫 https://t.co/6daKAg15hi

28/11/19

Early pictures from No Pen Day at Chobham. Some great learning activities going on! https://t.co/3XAqBpMGo0

27/11/19

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Join our evening with and Philip Barker in Stratford Library on the 12th December 2019 https://t.co/kIWcTbOjP0

27/11/19

Enjoying an evening out on Friday at the Bridge Theatre to see an amazing, colourful and dynamic production of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe https://t.co/htN8Xs3VAU

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Chobham Academy is an Independent Academy for students aged 3-18. We are based at the heart of the East Village; a focal point for generations to come. We believe in the unlimited potential of every child, and our 'Chobham Pillars' reflect that relentless aim to secure outstanding outcomes for our students. Our wonderful team of dedicated staff ensure that innovative teaching and learning is at the heart of our agenda.

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2 December 2019Chobham No Pen DayIn our every changing social milieu. In a world dominated by tweets, emails, instant chats – for students stabbing digits into a keypad all day has become as everyday as a political scandal. So, on Thursday, the whole academy took the conscious decision to embrace the art of oracy! “It was so different! Exciting – kind of made me think about my answers in a different way,” claimed Chloe in YR9. “We debated everything from the environment, to impact of Victorian literature to euthanasia. It really opened up our class and helped me learn a lot about my peers’ and opinions on the world we live in.’ No Pens Day is now a movement. Recent studies show it has reached a total of over 7,000 schools and settings since it started in 2011. A recent poll of the some of the inner-city schools that participate 80% of respondents said that taking part in No Pens Day Wednesday raised their awareness of speech, language and communication needs, whilst 96% said they'd do things differently around school as a result of their involvement. Moreover 19% of respondents they had identified pupils who were struggling with spoken language that they'd not known about before. Chatting to the English Department, a myriad of planning and thought went into “No Pens Day” and the consideration of what they wanted to achieve from these innovative English lessons proved quite enlightening. “Considering the traditional structure of a large amount of English, predominately students will end up picking up a pen to finalise their thoughts or analysis. However, the freedom of this day has really allowed my students to consider their answers in a much more ontological, wide reacting and original manner. The results have been genuinely fascinating and have really reflected upon how I can incorporate this further into my pedagogy!’ Ms Osman stated. ‘I used Drama in my lesson! I forgot how much fun it was for out student in KS4 to bring a play to alive. It really helped them consider what a particular character’s motivations are?’ Ms O’Donnell, beamed after teaching her YR10 “An Inspector Calls.” A recent study states, “one of the largest barriers for students getting on in life is a lack of eloquence or inability to order or express their thoughts. Employers put confident oral communication at the top of their requirements, however, it’s seldom taught in schools.” Oracy is a skill. It can be taught and honed. Through discussion, debate students are more equip to not only to deal with their GCSE answers in a more critical and evaluate manner, but to prepare them for their future employment. “Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” The importance of them being able to debate, argue and get their point across on the global issues facing our planet have never been more vital. “Next year we would like to have a parent workshop where they could join in some of the activities. “Mr Ward suggested, hoping the freedom and fun in the lessons would encourage parents really come and join in some debate, discussion and discourse. So, is Chobham mightier than the pen? On Thursday 28th November, for one day only at least, we think was…
15 November 2019Exciting Opportunities in HumanitiesIt has been an exciting first half term in Humanities so far this year. Here are some of our highlights: This Autumn our Politics A level students attended the yearly 'Congress to Campus' talk on contemporary US politics. Hosted by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library. Speakers included leading academics from UCL and Oxford Universities; also in attendance were former members of US Congress, Republican Luke Messer IN-06 and Democrat Nick Rahall WV-03. Students questioned the panel in the energetic style popularised by shows such as the BBCs 'Question Time. Our young political scientists spent the day at the conference enthralled in a forensic oral examination of current political events i.e. Donald trumps tweets, which the politics department at Chobham refer to as the US Executive's media age neo-imperial project; impacting international money markets in less than 49 characters! And symbolised in the political cult mantra 'Make America Great Again'.  Students also considered the degree to which Civil Rights for some marginalised groups in the US may be being actively eroded by neo conservative joined up governmental thinking via recent Supreme Court appointments and state legislatures. Students had the added benefit of receiving first-hand, answers to their questions from former US policy makers on a number of specialist and controversial political issues.  Politics students Timi, Tohura, Summer and Isabella concluded post conference that 'partisan policy divisions between the GOP and the Democrats in some parts of the US are very difficult to pin down in the current climate! There's very little difference between them'.  Whilst Esosa, Rakib, Onate, Alex, Joshua and Adi came to the consensus that ''Some citizens are more equal than others in the US political system, Washington is increasingly the playground for marginal vested interests''. Government and Politics Department. Last week our Year 13 Historians went to Senate House Library to carry out independent research for their coursework. Our students were first shown by the university how to carry out independent research before spending the day making full use of the resources the library has to offer. Some absolutely fantastic research was achieved by all; at the end of the day, some even opted to stay behind to continue independently! Time flies when you are having fun! The History Department. On Tuesday 12th November members of the Humanities Department organised and ran ‘Faith Day’ for all Year 7 students. Students spent the day learning about a range of religions and beliefs different from their own to create active citizens who are more aware of the diversity which exists in their local community. All students had the opportunity to visit different places of worship across London, and learn about Hinduism or Humanism through external speakers and school based activities. Overall, it was a great day for all staff and students involved. We look forward to organising this again next year! The Humanities Team.  
14 May 2019Visit to Hampton Court PalaceThe Chobham Academy Cultural Capital Research Project is a series of field trips to sites of cultural relevance in and around our beautiful capital city, London. Designed to develop a wider perspective of what learning can be and also stimulate an appreciation of how subjects such as Art, Dance, history and even Ecology can interrelate, the selected students embarked on their first field trip of the research project on Tuesday 14th May. The visit to Hampton Court Palace proved a resounding success with both students and staff agreeing that they had an incredibly enjoyable and culturally rewarding day out in the sun.   Two of the students who attended the trip said the following -   Kinza – ‘I'd just like to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this amazing experience. It was a really nice, relaxed and calm day. The palace had amazing architecture, beautiful gardens and flowers and some gorgeous china. The art work in the galleries were really interesting as it was very different compared to the art I see more often e.g. more vibrant and more modern, so it was really interesting to see such art work that had completely different style and techniques. The architecture of the walls inside the galleries was also amazing, the walls had gorgeous designs as well as the frames of the art pieces and the stair cases, not forgetting the amazing ceiling windows we saw above one of the art galleries right before coming down from the 2nd floor. The water fountains and the vines were designed extremely well, making them really sink in with the environment of the palace. Not forgetting the china with the flowers inside, seems like an extremely elegant creation. And finally, I don't think there are many negatives about the trip as it was really relaxed and enjoyable. Once again thank you for the great opportunity’   Deborah – ‘I really liked the trip because it gave me a lot of historical insight and artistic out look to the grounds.’
14 January 2019New York Trip - January 2019Last week 28 students and 3 staff embarked on Chobham Academy’s first ever Performing Arts trip to New York.  On arrival at the accommodation, students were able to sample some local fast food before heading up to the Top of the Rock for stunning night-time views across New York City.  Bagels were then ordered and delivered the next morning before a guided tour of Manhattan with sights including Grand Central station, the Flat Iron Building, New York Public Library, Chrysler Building Lobby and finally Times Square. After some down time allowing students to change and get ready we progressed onto Ellen’s Stardust Diner where every member of staff is aspiring to be a Broadway performer. Whilst eating and socialising the staff all perform big Broadway numbers, entertaining students and allowing them to sing along! After an entertaining feed we went on to watch Avenue Q at the New World Stages Theatre with some uncontrollable laughs! Friday saw the students visit Lincoln Centre of Performing Arts, the largest Performing Arts organisation in the world for a guided tour. Students were then given an opportunity to visit Central Park and play on the Heckscher Playground before some retail therapy at Macey’s and surrounding area. We then ate at Planet Hollywood which showcased famous movie memorabilia including the original Annie bucket! On the last day we went on the Staten Island Ferry and saw the Statue of Liberty and the beautiful New York skyline. All students had an amazing time in New York and I know it will be remembered forever. A special thanks goes out to all the parents/carers who supported with this trip and allowed their child to attend. Without your ongoing support none of this would have been possible. Also, a special thanks  to Ms Stewart-Parker and Ms Stephens for all your help! Let’s see what 2020 brings!
8 January 2019Innovation Day - Tuesday 8th JanuaryOn Tuesday 8th January secondary students took part in an Innovation Day.  Year 7 student’s took part in Newham’s Every Child A Theatre Goer scheme, the whole of Year 7 visited the Stratford Royal Theatre to watch Sleeping Beauty. Students were entertained with first class acting, singing, dancing, audience interaction and comedy in the production.  Other students took part in a series of workshops and seminars run by the charity Prison Me! No-Way! This is a national educational charity with a core aim of raising awareness among young people about the causes, consequences and penalties of crime. Year 9 students visited the local area, spending part of the day looking at the history of East Village and the Olympic Park and then going out and walking around East Village to look for practical ideas to improve the area. Year 10 Students were taking part in a series of workshops based on the Sex and Relationships education curriculum as outlined by the DFE. The workshops will be based around three themes “healthy relationships”, “understanding your body” and “consent”. Year 12 students were involved in a variety of sessions focusing on the below: 1.My Bank came in to run an interactive session on ‘uni dosh’ 2.Chobham RAG week for year 12 was launched, students presented ideas to the year group. 3.Assembly from an external speaker from Investment 20/20 ALL of year 12 students on opportunities for jobs and school leavers programmes.
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