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21/06/19

Retweetd From Zoe Hardie

Been talking to students all morning about jobs in arts and charities, what it’s like and a load of other things like climate change and politics, and now convinced that 17 year olds are basically the best https://t.co/y7sMlihSoO

21/06/19

Retweetd From Trudy Sharam

What a great morning I’ve had at today. Speaking to Year 10 & 12 about my career path from school to now. The challenges I’ve faced. What it’s like working for and working in the world of media & tech. https://t.co/mTfj73P2rd

21/06/19

Careers Event Student Quotes https://t.co/0It0Dl9vUS

21/06/19

...The students are so passionate and they have really made me think today about what more my company can offer young people and the skills that we can help them to develop. https://t.co/tuCtNbZJUB

21/06/19

Sarah Whitaker – Global - I wish that there had been events like this when I was their age. I am so impressed by how focused they all are.... https://t.co/YCT3GfXZIU

21/06/19

....I really do feel inspired just by talking to such a variety of companies and actually realising that next year I will be going to uni – so I have to get organised! https://t.co/e3DMNCDjna

21/06/19

Mariya:I spoke with the London College of Fashion for an hour! They explained how important it is for me to get work experience in order to build my portfolio to ensure that I am a strong candidate for which ever pathway I choose.... https://t.co/1kkzNzYHQg

21/06/19

Aleandro: This event has really inspired me as it has given me a better and more focused idea of what I want to do in future. I spoke with the ITV about how important it is to make decisions now and it has really got me thinking about alternative pathways such as apprenticeships https://t.co/esa2LkCSs7

21/06/19

Students at Chobham Academy meeting employers from business across London https://t.co/lf6h6pCdaO

21/06/19

Chobham Academy Careers networking event https://t.co/JOvOmYoBLq

21/06/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

The year 7 football inter-house has just started with all 8 tutor groups entering a mixed boys and girls squad ⚽️ https://t.co/2BWuDxZc0o

21/06/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

A massive thank you to for hosting this afternoon with the Summer Games preparation. https://t.co/9RARl27ZRW

21/06/19

Retweetd From Peter Huntley

Heading to Chobham Academy to speak about working in theatre. https://t.co/mOu9bHMLlU

21/06/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

What an evening of year 7 football! After all group stage, 1/4 final & semi final fixtures have been played. It is down to the final on Monday between 7H6 & 7A1. Who will take home the 1000 pillar points & their tutor groups name on the inter-house shield? ⚽️🏆 https://t.co/XxwweQYZaA

20/06/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

A mixture of year 9,10 & 6th form students have made their way down to Stratford to take part in the Summer games 🏋️‍♀️💪 https://t.co/IqOt9ltd7t

20/06/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

With the first round of the Summer games completed the students have started their second round of timed group circuits. 🏋️‍♀️💪 https://t.co/uml9aHXHNI

20/06/19

After debating fantastically at the English Speaking Union’s debating competition yesterday, Chobham debate team is through to the national finals next month. Good luck team! https://t.co/DC0n9Jw62Q

19/06/19

This years Academy musical, School of Rock is nearly upon us! 3/4th July, 18:00. Tickets available from secondary reception, £2 students and £3 for adults.

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

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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 organised 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, practise 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 organise 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