At Chobham Academy, developing Students as leaders carries great significance.
The teacher responsible for developing Student Leadership is:
Ms. Charlotte Barras
Sports leaders is an optional pathway in year 10 core PE for pupils to develop their leadership skills through sport in a variety of activities. Since September, pupils have ran a tag rugby tournament in conjunction with the school rugby ambassadors for local primary children and ran several sports hall athletic meetings for year 8 pupils in Newham. This programme continues to grow from strength to strength and many opportunities to lead activities in the Olympic park. Images from the latest tag rugby event can be viewed to the right of this text.
Chobham academy has 5 houses; Christine Ohuruogu, Beth Tweddle, Ed Clancy, Jonnie Peacock and Anthony Joshua. A thorough application process was completed for all candidates and voting occurred throughout the school to elect 2 house captains.
The role of the house captains is to support their house in organising inter house competitions, being a role model to younger students and leading school events for their particular house.
In year 13 students are given the opportunity to apply to become a prefect. Their application must be supported by a teacher and an excellent academic and attendance record. In year 13, we have four senior prefects whose role includes, public academy speaking, leading the prefect team, organising events and supporting the sixth form staff. The team of over 20 Prefect students, supports the work of the senior prefects and also includes school responsibilities such as duty monitoring and student mentoring.
Year 12 and 13 also have the chance to participate in CAS initiative. The Community Action Scheme encourages pupils to run after school clubs for the on-site primary school. Currently, we have 90 pupils helping in a wide range of activities and sports. These volunteering hours will go towards a gold, silver and bronze award depending on the hours completed. Since September 2014, pupils have been involved in food bank collections and the school charity week.