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18/10/19

Retweetd From 🧛🏿‍♂️🦇Count ChocuLa🦇🧛🏿‍♂️

It was a total pleasure as always. ☺️

18/10/19

Retweetd From Drew Potter

Giselle Explored workshop #3 at ! Excited to work with a new school in Newham - ’s new neighbour in east London!

18/10/19

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Our Ballet Explored workshops delving into Akram Khan's Giselle continue today at ! https://t.co/aARIXNc0h1

18/10/19

Chobham was once again visited by the world renowned picture book illustrator for . He taught KS3 about representation in superheroes! https://t.co/g4lw1xsuwH

17/10/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

What a day for all students from year 7 to 12 as they represented their house’s in the first whole school house event of the 19/20 academic year. https://t.co/4755dMZWV2

17/10/19

An enjoyable and culturally enriching day out at the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill, looking at artefacts from all around the world and appreciating the beautiful museum gardens https://t.co/ZceBYGRzfe

16/10/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Well done to both & year 8 football teams for a trilling game of football yesterday afternoon. St Bons we’re victorious in a 3-0 win. ⚽️ https://t.co/cLL7zLbwtc

16/10/19

Retweetd From HeadStart Newham

We're excited to support the ! Come along and navigate your way through services in that can support you and your health journey to adulthood. Pop by and say hello on Tuesday 29 October from 3:30pm - 6:30pm at Shipman Youth Centre! https://t.co/QsSib41JZV

16/10/19

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DfE Teams are supporting National Adoption Week follow to see who else is 👇 https://t.co/FQEFZdMIoz https://t.co/ECsoFOKy09

16/10/19

Lego Robotics has arrived at Chobham! Mr Samolis' STEM Engineers club will start building and programming their own robots from scratch! https://t.co/rFlxZ0LDHP

16/10/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Well done to the year 7 boys football team who have progressed into the next round of the inner-schools London cup after a 3-2 victory over Brampton Manor Academy. Well done boys 👏⚽️ Goal scorers (Lennox, OG & DJ) https://t.co/kjWoHQXFJN

15/10/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Come & chat with our lovely tutors on 5th Nov'19 5-7pm. Ask anything you'd like to know about over light refreshments (We're also hoping to see some from our 8th floor training base!) 1TZ https://t.co/eyMohYBZeB

14/10/19

Students in Years 8-10 will receive a letter via email regarding the upcoming Madrid/Valladolid trip. Please see Mr Theau for more information! An exciting and fun opportunity! https://t.co/EjwlQ8Uivf

14/10/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

A good afternoon of football for as the year 9 football team lost 2-0 to a very good side. Whilst, the year 10’s were successful in the ESFA with a 2-0 win against London City Academy. https://t.co/Y16pDhyhNn

14/10/19

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14/10/19

GCSE PE students in Miss Ellis lesson using revision cards in lessons to support learning. https://t.co/9GEo9FVCNC

10/10/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Our trainees are looking at a question matrix to stretch and challenge students. https://t.co/8PikW5TS1V

10/10/19

Every year group at Chobham enjoyed a fascinating & captivating assembly for by Ms Kibela on the Warrior Princess Yennenga! inspiring! https://t.co/0RGnBFdadk

10/10/19

Y12 History students went on a trip in London. They were fascinated about the rich black history in this country. https://t.co/hPgGCEc9Da

10/10/19

Our annual performance evening was a success w/ poetry, singing & dancing. Thanks to the Performing Arts team for making it so special! https://t.co/YsmVJTykSc

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Transition

Transition from primary to secondary school

You may well be reading this page because you are a Year 6 student or the parent/carer of a Year 6 student.  If so, you are very welcome.  We hope the information below will be useful and reassuring to you.  If having read it you still have questions or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact our Head of Year 7.

The move from primary to secondary school is a major event in young people’s lives and needs to be carefully managed.  Both children themselves and their parents and carers can feel anxious or lonely at this important time.  Our job at Chobham is to make the transition as secure and well organized as possible for all involved.  In doing this we have the big advantage of being an all through school.  This means that going on for half of our Year 7 students have moved up from Year 6 here in Chobham’s primary phase.  Whilst this does not necessarily make the transition to secondary easy for these children, it certainly makes it more manageable as they already know lots of people and understand quite a bit about how the school works.

We know that children can worry about starting secondary school.  Common concerns include:

  • Getting to and from school
  • Making sure they have the right books and equipment
  • Knowing who to go to if they have a problem
  • Getting lost in the school buildings
  • Making friends
  • Being bullied
  • Homework
  • Finding work too difficult
  • Getting into trouble

At Chobham, we are very alert to all of these potential concerns and ready to address them.  Our Year 7 induction system helps all new students to settle into Chobham quickly.  Form tutors and teachers get to know students as individuals very quickly and we also encourage students to get to know one another.  Above all, Chobham is a friendly and understanding place where staff understand that new students may take a little while to settle in and get used to all of the new systems and responsibilities which secondary school brings.

There are also valuable things that parents can do to children feel more comfortable in their first days of Year 7.  Here are a few suggestions:

  1. If your child is new to Chobham, practice the journey with them in the summer holidays
  2. Help your child into the routine of getting ready for school the night before.  Before their first day, ensure all is packed and prepared and that they get to bed early
  3. Ensure that your child is on time to school and that they do not miss any learning time through lateness
  4. Remind your child that if they have a problem of any kind then they must tell a member of staff.  Explain to your child that everyone in Year 7 is in the same situation, they are not alone.
  5. Check your child’s planner at the end of each day to help them organize their homework.   If your child is regularly spending more than one hour each night on homework then please let their tutor know through their planner
  6. Reassure your child that if they follow the school rules and behave sensibly then they will not get into trouble
  7. Have a chat with your child at the end of each day.  Ask them about what they learned at school
  8. Encourage your child to ask questions whenever they do not understand something
  9. Tell your child that all of the staff at Chobham Academy are here to help them and want them to be happy and to succeed here