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21/07/20

We are excited to find out we have received a grant from to enhance our enrichment offering with Latin next school year. Thank you !

16/07/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

We have extended the deadline for our Year 6 Virtual Sports Day!! If you want to get involved please send in your entries by THURSDAY 16th JULY! Well done to all who have taken part so far!! 🥇🥈🥉🏆

16/07/20

On Tuesday evening Mr. Whitworth hosted a back to school briefing for parents where he answered questions about September that had been submitted ahead of time, if you were unable to attend you can watch a recording on our YouTube channel https://t.co/cXJiGJw37C

13/07/20

Thank you so much for all your hard work over this school year. You have collectively answered over half a million questions on hegartymaths! A big well done to our top 8 classes. https://t.co/HYDNEAbUQ0

13/07/20

To access more exciting content from Chobham Academy, please visit and subscribe to our YouTube Channel https://t.co/6URzHUSbVo

13/07/20

Our new Year 7 cohort have been given a copy of the text to read over the summer break and we are hoping they will enjoy reading along with members of staff.

13/07/20

Follow the link below to find our read-along resource for 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' by Onjali Rauf https://t.co/xyC8sMiTAD

09/07/20

Retweetd From Sky Sports Cricket

"Until we educate the entire human race, this thing will not stop." Michael Holding delivers a powerful message, explaining why . https://t.co/2jiATkOqQ4

09/07/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

It’s been an amazing year for PE. What a way to round off the 2019/20 academic year looking through some of sporting and classroom monents that have been caught on camera.📚⚽️🏐🧗🧘‍♀️⛹️ https://t.co/xfca9T9HjS

07/07/20

Retweetd From Speakers Trust

A fantastic Digital Final tonight saw Láura Prochnow take third place with her speech 'Láura NOT Laura'. Well done Láura! https://t.co/rs7yFig1dz via

06/07/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Year 6s who are joining us next year - don’t forget to get your scores in for our Virtual Sports Day!! Deadline is this Friday!!!! https://t.co/iQf8viW1KD

06/07/20

This week’s Wellbeing Bulletin has been sent home. As usual it is packed with ideas to support you, your family and friends so please do share it.

06/07/20

Celebrating students' maths work . A well deserved congratulations to last week's top 3 classes for all your efforts! https://t.co/RJUggyHxdj

02/07/20

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Budding architects & engineers in east London, L👀K East Summer School programme! https://t.co/cGppRVHlkX

30/06/20

Retweetd From Kelly Nolan

Thank you all, appreciate all you are doing and support.

29/06/20

With the start of a new week we want to celebrate the amazing completion of 21,964 questions in week 5 through Home Learning tasks.Congratulations to the 10X-Ma2 for earning the top slot for the first time! Let's keep up the good work in week 5! https://t.co/cyh1eczUpK

29/06/20

Our well-being bulletin is being sent home to parents today. We hope you find this useful!

22/06/20

With the start of a new week we want to celebrate the amazing completion of 23,584 questions in week 4 through Home Learning tasks. Congratulations to the top 3 most improved classes! Let's keep up the good work in week 5! https://t.co/3hVvfVnWhS

19/06/20

Quotes from students below about their learning experiences at school today It has been great to get some face to face feedback on my composition Being able to discuss and debate face to face and in real time with my peers

18/06/20

A special congratulations to Vishal who won the vote of the guest judge with his fantastic magic tricks!

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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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