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30/10/20

Please be reminded that next week, week commencing 2nd November, is week 2 on the timetable

16/10/20

Wishing all of our students and staff a restful half term break! We look forward to seeing everyone back on 2nd November!

16/10/20

The book is still available in the LRC for students&staff to learn about the amazing stories of Black History in the UK

16/10/20

Lunchtime at Chobham on the last day of half term! https://t.co/F7BGOYHjZH

16/10/20

Ms Ali and Ms Concu’s Mandarin students show the vocabulary they have learned for Black History Month and the key phrases they’re using to discuss Black Lives Matter https://t.co/F4FTDeIfwv

16/10/20

Our My Story Assemblies led by diverse members of staff at Chobham Academy will help all of us value the importance of learning about other cultures.

16/10/20

Chobham sixth formers making use of their study period https://t.co/6nn7azxZsx

16/10/20

Year 8 students are looking at rendering, tone and colour from different angles relative to light, with the long term view of helping the design of the folders they are creating from up cycled cereal boxes https://t.co/MCy7Nkc8Ma

15/10/20

Retweetd From Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Look at this beautiful pup that visited the Park! 😍 We hope you had a lovely walk 🐕 📸 – Instagram / astrothecocker https://t.co/4lqAeedfqG

15/10/20

Our BHM themed menu, has been accompanied by music played throughout the school from to &

15/10/20

Chobham Academy has been enjoying a special lunch on Fridays of Rice&peas, jerk chicken, plantain, coleslaw and puff-puff for dessert! https://t.co/mttFe7Lpqr

15/10/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

We’re proud to launch our Parents Webchat service. If you need support looking after your child’s mental health, use our Parents Webchat to speak to directly to an advisor, who will direct you to the advice and information you may need. https://t.co/lIdjgaWeHJ

15/10/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

"No one should be in competition against other people for the “The Ideal Body” trophy, since there is no such prize." Samantha, 16, shares how she came to love her body. https://t.co/TutGHVUHlo

15/10/20

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

😍 These are super! Well done all! https://t.co/sINgbo2inX

15/10/20

Retweetd From RVHS PE

Another win for 6th form football team. Same opponents as last week & same result. Winning 4-3, goals from L. Blank (2) & J. Barrow (2). Their league campaign starts next week at home against ⚽️

14/10/20

Our BHM themed menu in the canteen, has been accompanied by music played throughout the school from to &

14/10/20

Retweetd From Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

We’re supporting the campaign to say a huge thank you to our staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to keep the Park running and looking incredible! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/IfNmfiZjSD

14/10/20

Retweetd From Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

We're thrilled to receive the for a 7th consecutive year! 🥳 It really is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our staff and volunteers who have kept the Park open and looking immaculate in tough circumstances. Read more here ➡️ https://t.co/5dirtSi9nB https://t.co/hjvoKYU98v

14/10/20

Students will be enjoying a fascinating & captivating assembly for on the Warrior Queen Amanirenas & her legendary defeat over the Romans!

13/10/20

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Are you looking for a new direction for your career? Why not consider ? Visit our website https://t.co/Guxm9Bd9mv for more information about our with programme & apply to become a part of our #2021-22 cohort! https://t.co/exQJNRMjMR

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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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