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17/01/20

5 of the team are presenting their plans to an advisor to and 70 other students https://t.co/J9WEBgMQP2

17/01/20

school council are offices in Stratford today planning their Youth Travel Ambassador campaigns for the year https://t.co/p7372W7YmF

17/01/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

The yr 8 Netball team had a fantastic win against Cumberland yesterday. A great start to the year!! https://t.co/ppy5VtCaz8

15/01/20

Hi, the trip will be going ahead as planned. Students are advised to bring a jacket. Thanks

15/01/20

Good morning, I am just checking this for you. Thanks

14/01/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

The year 12 members of the Football Academy were working hard on transition play in the midfield during today’s morning session. ⚽️ https://t.co/nakhgonGMb

14/01/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Why not join the 6th form Football Academy! With a duel pathway of playing & training football daily whilst studying a wide range of A-levels and CTEC’s. Trials are taking place at 3:30pm at Chobham Academy on the following dates: 16/01/20 13/02/20 ⚽️📚 https://t.co/oakUNatULg

13/01/20

Retweetd From Literacy Trust

Here’s a creative way to get kids excited to read! Make a story sack for them to fill with all their favourite books and activities to occur alongside it. Try our free guide: https://t.co/FzPMwgpV8f https://t.co/zx5PDNFFUK

13/01/20

Retweetd From George Wills

, and I have had such a delightful morning being truly put to shame by the brilliant and talented students of ! https://t.co/IOX1O2xavH

10/01/20

Retweetd From Schools Plus Ltd

Interesting in hiring some first class facilities located in the heart of the Olympic East Village? Then look no further than our School of the Day, Chobham Academy! For full facility listing and booking information, please visit - https://t.co/jG2WKB9KHX https://t.co/Hd2OlNtrcT

10/01/20

Harris Experience Advance students taking part in a mock trial with Criminal Defence Barristers https://t.co/SAvKT276oI

10/01/20

Mr Leonard being chased by a police dog as part of Year 9 Innovation Day yesterday! https://t.co/AO7NBbj0Iz

09/01/20

Year 8 students being taught about police procedure and collecting evidence at a crime scene with a Senior Investigating Officer https://t.co/1uuBE8J1BG

09/01/20

Year 8 learning how a police dog carries out his duties https://t.co/u79Ffxokge

09/01/20

Retweetd From MyBnk

130 16 & 17 y/os are figuring out minimum wage, payslips, national insurance, tax, pensions, living costs, needs & wants, budgeting, debt and savings w/ us today. . Sup. https://t.co/iMGowM0cne

07/01/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Some of the year 9 GCSE PE cohort have headed over to the HQ studios in London to create news stories on the importance of a ‘healthy lifestyle’. 🥗🧘‍♂️⛹️📽🗞 https://t.co/JFefpRk3ly

06/01/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Some of the football academy students have started the term lively with an early morning 1 to 1 football session with Mr Okunja, as they look to maintain the high standards set from the first half of the football season. 🏃⚽️ https://t.co/7nRyPgQmR3

06/01/20

Retweetd From Transformation Trust

Another great session at Head Office in London yesterday with 🥳🤩 https://t.co/dinwr0tFS1

06/01/20

Retweetd From Mahfuza Patel

Can we be the Top Class of 2019 🙏🏻🙏🏻😱😱 https://t.co/aqWxVzq2be

20/12/19

Prefects delivering mince pie treats to staff! https://t.co/ab5s4Denlr

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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