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20/11/19

Retweetd From London Stadium Learning

Morning of junior reporters interviewing and thanks to and

20/11/19

Retweetd From London Stadium Learning

students conducting with our VIP guests . Thank you & for your time https://t.co/BsqtxcsRJR

20/11/19

Christie’s Auction visit with our more able students https://t.co/cwI7ev2L7W

17/11/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Well done to student Wiktoria on making her debut appearance in the for against Man City this afternoon. 👏⚽️ https://t.co/QDXg1vRc0g

17/11/19

Retweetd From BBC Sport

FT! 5-0 West Ham very nearly get one back in the dying seconds, decent effort! https://t.co/Rilc9eGno5

15/11/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Important sessions today as trainees are discussing their role as in relation to the and . Some great questions being asked as trainees reflect on their own work and practice. https://t.co/C237lcLl1M

15/11/19

Retweetd From Literacy Trust

Whatever your child is interested in, there's a book to suit them. Whether it's Minecraft, the Tudors or outer space - find a book to match this ! You can try our book list, but your local library will have some great suggestions too. https://t.co/Nr3wIg1unn https://t.co/vwmjCjA5uo

15/11/19

Retweetd From Newham London

A scheme to make it safer, healthier and greener for pupils and parents to negotiate the daily school-run in is off to a positive start following a successful launch. https://t.co/gBW36YP2mm https://t.co/mNDPMN7dJg

15/11/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Our trainees are looking at the differences between inappropriate and unacceptable comments and how, as teachers, we ought to respond to them. This has been a very thought-provoking session! https://t.co/UlyCgcssIA

14/11/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

8 weeks later and it’s assessment time for the year 11s https://t.co/NrS23l6JXu

14/11/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Lastly, the 6th form Football academy were in action in a thrilling 4-4 draw with 6th form side in the league. Goal scorers: Gabriel, Jason X 2 & Joel 👏👏⚽️ https://t.co/Qx2LllhxX3

14/11/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

In addition to the basketball, the under 14 girls football team were in action in the English Schools cup against a strong Grey Coat Hospital School side. The girls were amazing but narrowly lost in one of their best performances of the year so far. 👏⚽️ https://t.co/U9o04TS55C

14/11/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

had a busy day of sporting events this afternoon. As the U/14 basketball team competed in their first competitive games of the academic year with the Newham School Basketball competition. Well done to all whom participated. 👏🏀 https://t.co/JBz9oggK7f

13/11/19

is at the Academy today teaching students who cycle to school how to look after and repair their bike. https://t.co/Eawwafrs3r

12/11/19

Excellent Behaviour displayed by these Year 7s today https://t.co/sabXgBn21z

12/11/19

A short clip of the boys being put through their paces! https://t.co/3BD31rBvs7

12/11/19

The girls session was a great success! High energy and fantastic effort from everyone https://t.co/0grVPkegin

12/11/19

They worked on their fitness as well as learnt some new boxing specific skills and techniques! https://t.co/xFTKX6vmK6

12/11/19

The boys taking part in their boxing session https://t.co/w4NTj5Q1FU

12/11/19

Thank you to our visiting boxing coach Sam Cox for running a fantastic two sessions this morning

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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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