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13/12/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Our students enjoying the between Cambridge and Oxford University at London’s very own Twickenham Stadium!! https://t.co/B7tUgmqbvn

10/12/19

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We’re at today with wonderful volunteers acting as business advisors to Y8 students working on plans for educational apps https://t.co/8PrUJxJR5m

09/12/19

We are currently experiencing some issues with our phone lines and are working hard to resolve this. Please email info for assistance with any issues

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

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

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

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

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

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

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

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

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

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Working with us

 

A message from the Principal, Michael Whitworth

Chobham Academy is always on the lookout for inspirational and influential staff. Most of all, we are on the lookout for potential colleagues who like our students and want to help them succeed. We understand that if staff are to give their best to our students over a sustained period of time, then the school needs to provide them with the best deal possible. We want or staff team to be well motivated and well looked after. If your time at Chobham is to be happy, then it needs to be rewarding and professionally fulfilling.

In order to help our staff have the best possible experience and achieve a proper work- life balance, we have put into place a range of measures to benefit both our teaching and students services colleagues. These include:

  • An extra week of holiday for all Chobham staff. This takes the form of a two-week half term in October. We work fewer days than most other schools.
  • Outstanding professional development both at Chobham and through the wider Harris Federation
  • Excellent promotion opportunities
  • A constant dialogue about workload and how to manage it most effectively. We have regular workload audits, an active and an active wellbeing programme and frequent campaigns to tackle unnecessary work and identify quick wins
  • Rapid and effective support with any student behavioural issues arising
  • A high-quality staff induction programme
  • Marking protocols devised by departments themselves
  • Manageable and flexile lesson planning explanations
  • Clear communications and manageable deadlines. We only ask staff to do what is necessary and avoid complication and confusion. Chobham is an exceptionally well-run school.
  • Learning walks rather than formal lesson observations. These are not graded.
  • Nursery on site
  • Flexible and part time working encouraged whenever possible
  • Additional time for leadership responsibilities
  • Focus on effective outcomes rather than time spent
  • High levels of admin support for all teachers
  • On-going celebration of staff excellence

Other benefits of working at Chobham:

  • World class facilities for learning, leisure and sport. A school which is genuinely at the heart of its local community
  • The advantages of working or the country’s most successful major Academy group. These include amazing consultant support and a range of high-quality central services.
  • Generous Harris rewards and benefits package, including an extra £2000 annually for all teachers working in our academy.

Wellbeing

At Chobham, we regard staff wellbeing as being central to the school’s purpose and to its success.  Our desire to offer an outstanding wellbeing programme is part of our deep desire to help all colleagues feel happy and valued at Chobham.

We understand that while it is incredibly rewarding, teaching is also a physically and emotionally wearing job.  We want Chobham teachers to be as fit and fresh as possible and to know that the school as a community really cares about how they are.  We have tried to put these principles into practice with a number of initiatives which we think give Chobham teachers one of the best wellbeing packages to be found anywhere.  These include:

  • A meeting free week every half term
  • An extra week of holiday with a two-week half term in the Autumn
  • A late start or early finish for every teacher on one day each week
  • A day off in the summer term for 99% attendance
  • A staff mindfulness programme led by trained colleagues and supported by a free mindfulness app
  • Subsidised gym membership 
  • Staff fitness and exercise classes
  • Guest speakers on wellbeing 
  • Regular special events such as comedy nights
  • The ‘Perkbox’ package of financial benefits
  • Staff discounts at shops and restaurants in the local area
  • Access to the Harris Federation’s staff counselling service

Our staff are regularly consulted on the wellbeing services the school provides and we always try to respond to staff suggestions.  In this way, staff feel empowered and get more of the services they really want.  

We are very proud of our wellbeing programme at Chobham and hope you will agree that it shows our commitment to making the school an exemplary working environment.

Click here to view our staff wellbeing charter. 

What kind of people are we looking for?

  • First and foremost, you must like working with children and be good at it
  • You must be highly skilled in the role you are applying for or else willing and able to learn in post
  • You must show a passion for education and improving the life chances of London children
  • You should be willing to contribute to the wider life of the Academy (running clubs, attending events)
  • You should be highly motivated, like working as part of a team and possess excellent communication skills
  • You must hold appropriate qualifications for the roe you are applying for

Please take a look at our website to find out more about the school. If you would like to someone about the role before applying, please contact our Human Resources department in the first instance, hr@chobhamacademy.org.uk .


Training to be a teacher at Chobham Academy

At Chobham, we regard training new teachers as central to our purpose as a school.

Many of our current teachers trained here at Chobham.  Other colleagues have trained as teachers here and then moved on in due course to other schools.

We train new teachers via the School Direct programme, run in partnership with the Harris Federation.

If you are a graduate who is interested in training to be a teacher then you may be eligible for a place on School Direct.  It does not matter whether you have just graduated or whether you have been working in another career for a period.  All expressions of interest are welcomed.  School Direct is an excellent school based training programme which gives participants experience of being in the classroom whilst they train, together with regular days out of school to look in depth at the theories underpinning successful classroom practice.  The out of school element of the programme is administered by the Harris Federation which has an outstanding reputation for initial teacher training. 

If you would like to find out more about School Direct please contact us at hr@chobhamacademy.org.uk


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