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27/03/20

There’s an exciting opportunity available for any Chobham students who are animal lovers this morning. Click the link below to watch a live tour of Chester Zoo at 10am. https://t.co/nSvpA2X33H

25/03/20

Online plays are being streamed, bread making workshops, live bingo and digital pub clubs. There's all sorts to have a go at! https://t.co/rEJN6aOqRl

25/03/20

TimeOut London has temporarily changed its name to TimeIn and is providing some brilliant ways to keep yourself and others occupied through the current global crisis. Please find the link in the text tweet to some things going on today and this week that might be of interest.

25/03/20

Please look out for our wellbeing hints and tips for parents during our period of closure

25/03/20

Great to see students and staff of Chobham Academy working so hard at home. Keep up the effort and stay in touch everyone.

23/03/20

Mr Eyre teaching a geography lesson focusing on key locational knowledge as an introduction to biomes, those students who are at the Academy are using their time effectively! https://t.co/NWE9gEsZFw

23/03/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Just a reminder that will be holding physical activity sessions every morning starting from Monday. So get up and get active from the comfort of your own home. 🏃🧘‍♀️🤸 https://t.co/DnaSc9CZuo

20/03/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

At the end of the day on Friday education providers, including schools, will be closed for most children. We know parents & carers will have questions, so we've pulled together some further information here 👉 https://t.co/l7GobdGenW

20/03/20

Retweetd From World Book Day UK 📚

Over the coming weeks, we’re here to help with fun ideas, crafty activities, and free booky resources you can all enjoy together. Head to our Book Hub to inspire children of all ages from mini bookworms to older readers. https://t.co/izE1SVqxDw https://t.co/vepot7XFKu

20/03/20

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

We at want to extend our support & gratitude to all doing everything they can to support the country, including our and Take care x https://t.co/h2L5h8uE6g

20/03/20

Retweetd From Queen Anne's School

💗We all arrived at school this morning to find anonymous notes of positivity absolutely everywhere! Thank you for brightening our days during this uncertain time, and showing true Queen Anne's Spirit! 💗 https://t.co/9tNZQqJ9LF

20/03/20

Thank you so much for your kind words, we wish him and all of our other students the very best for the future

19/03/20

Retweetd From Shrehan Lynch

I'm so proud!!!

19/03/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

On a positive note. A massive congratulations to PE teacher Mr Weston who has had an article for on the importance of applying different models for teaching PE Well done Mr Weston https://t.co/rKhKkY1ucv

18/03/20

Retweetd From Newham London

Another friendly reminder about https://t.co/pDevYcZu3y

18/03/20

Retweetd From World Book Day UK 📚

Looking for free resources you can use at home? Don't miss our reading lists for bookworms of all ages, packed with loads of booky ideas & inspiration. Remember to use the hashtag to discover other fabulous free online resources 🙌 # https://t.co/8sl2bJkdWB https://t.co/vn0z4LoKuJ

18/03/20

Retweetd From Helen Buckingham is staying at home

. is working on ways to support parents looking for ideas and guidance for activities children can enjoy at home, and improve their reading, writing and language development at the same time. Parents, uncles & aunts - help them to help you!! https://t.co/F9CnQjU8Dt

18/03/20

Retweetd From National Book Tokens

Local bookshops are still working hard to get books to readers. Let's all continue to support them during this challenging time. 💙 https://t.co/N4YwYPK0Pq

18/03/20

Thank you so much for your kind words and support

18/03/20

Retweetd From Kelly Nolan

to all staff, massively impressed the efforts you have gone to care for student welfare and impact on parents, under really difficult times. Thank you.

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Governance & Scheme of Delegation (Academies)

Across England, there are over 300,000 school/academy Governors, who form the largest volunteer force in the country.

Members of Chobham Academy’s Governing Body work collectively to perform a strategic role and carry out key functions such as:

  • Discuss and set the aims and objectives for the Academy.
  • Set the required policies for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Set the required targets for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress that the Academy is making towards its set aims and objectives. A separate Finance and General Purposes committee meets termly, reporting to the Full Governing Body, its role is to ensure financial compliance and good value for money as well as keep an oversight of buildings and human resources. 
  • Finally the role of role of the Academy Governor is to be a source of challenge and support to the Principal, i.e. a 'critical friend’.

We're fortunate to have an active Governing Body, who take a strategic role in ensuring the Academy provides the best possible provision for our learners.

The Governing Body of Chobham Academy

Chobham Academy is operated by the Harris Federation, a charity with a long and outstanding track record in education, on behalf of the Chobahm Academy trust (see below).  You can click here to read more about the Harris Federation.Click here to view the Harris Federation Governance and Scheme of Delegation.

Chobham Academy is accountable to the Academy Governing Body and is independent from the Local Authority. The Governing Body is responsible for the setting, and subsequent monitoring of targets to be achieved over time.

The Academy Governing Body includes representation from staff and parents, as well as our Sponsor Governors, representing the Harris Federation and Lend Lease.

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Chobham Academy is Ms. Claire Pettett who can be contacted via the Clerk.

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body, Ms Claire Pettett, can also be contacted via the Academy's postal address - Chobham Academy, 40 Cheering Lane, Newham, London, E20 1BD.

The acting Chair of the Finance and General Purpose meeting is Ms Carolyn English, she can be contacted via the Clerk or via the Academy’s postal address  - Chobham Academy, 40 Cheering Lane, Newham, London, E20 1BD.

The Clerk to the Governing Body is Ms Orli Collins who can be contacted on 0203 747 6060.

The Link Governor for Safeguarding is Rev Jeremy Fraser who can be contacted via the Clerk.

A full list of Governors and their attendance record for 2017/18 can be found below -

Title

First Name

Last Name

Appointment Date

Resignation Date (if Applicable)

Position

Pecuniary Interests

Total Meetings attended in 2017/18

Total Meetings attended in 2018/19

Ms

Claire

Pettett

23/05/2019

 

Chair of Governors

 

N/A

N/A

Mr

Alan

Bates

01/10/2013

23/05/2019

Chair of Governors

Lend Lease – Director of Company

7

3

Ms

Carolyn

English

01/09/2012

 

Sponsor Governor, Acting Chair of Finance and General Purpose

Harris Federation Director of Secondary Education

Sister - Harris Federation Principal of School Improvement

Son - Chair of Governors at HASN

4

2

Mr

Duncan

Cowan Gray

01/01/2013

26/02/2019

Sponsor Governor

none

1

0

Rev

Jeremy

Fraser

01/04/2013

 

Sponsor Governor

Church of England  - Religion – PR director of relief  

4

2

Sir

Daniel

Moynihan

01/09/2013

 

Chief Executive

none

2

0

Miss

Rosie

Hardie

01/09/2013

 

Teaching Staff Governor

none

4

2

Mr

Jeremy

Lemer

20/04/2016

05/03/20

Sponsor Governor

none

4

0

Mr

David John

Brockbank

01/09/2017

 

Sponsor Governor

none

5

3

Ms

Karen

White

08/08/2017

19/07/2019

Governor

Catalyx – Husband owns and runs

3

0

Mr

Alan

Buxton

03/06/2017

 

Governor

none

6

1

Mr

Burphy

Zumu

22/06/2017

 

Governor

none

4

1

Ms

Angela

Forbes

01/09/2017

 

Governor

none

4

N/A

Mr.

Michael

Whitworth

01/09/2017

 

Principal

none

8

3

Ms 

Francesca  Perry  01/09/2017   Primary Principal None    

Mr.

Matteo

Lorenzi

01/01/2017

 

Teaching Staff Governor

none

4

2

Ms

Karen

Asker

01/12/2013

13/12/2017

Parent Governor 

none

1

N/A

Ms

Georgia

Machray

09/06/2016

24/06/2018

Parent Governor 

none

2

N/A

Miss

Kamella

Dorsett

20/02/2018

 

Parent Governor

none

2

2

Miss

Orli

Collins

01/09/2019

 

Clerk

none

N/A

N/A

Miss

Tessa Alexandra

Livock

08/11/2018

 

Parents Governor

none

N/A

1

Lord Harris of Peckham (Lead Sponsor for Harris Federation):



"I believe that a good education is the most important start in life we can give young people and our intention is that when all students leave, they will be well prepared to succeed in the world – in whatever walk of life they choose."

Parent Governors are the main point of contact for parents and can be reached at ClerkToGovernors@chobhamacademy.org.uk, with subject “FAO Parent Governors”.

To contact Alan Bates, the Chair of Governors, please email the Academy at ClerkToGovernors@chobhamacademy.org.uk, with subject “FAO Mr Alan Bates”.

 


Chobham Academy sits outside the Harris Federation in terms of ultimate ownership and control and has its own Academy Trust (known as Chobham Academy Trust) registered at Companies House. The Governing Body act as the Directors of the Academy Trust, and the Academy Trust also has members whose role is to meet annually to adopt the accounts and receive an annual report before filing reports to Companies House. They also have the role of appointing Directors/Governors to the Governing Body and agreeing and adopting the business plan and budget of the Academy.

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