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Having a great day with the schools team today! Focusing on teamwork, leadership and communication skills!


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A rare opportunity to join as a Primary Teacher! Find out more and apply:


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Look, we've got an amazing present from . 💫The students have prepared it for our tomorrow! Thank you guys🙏


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Graduate Teaching Assistant (Primary) required at


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What a great day at - working with Year 12 students to explore the importance of their wellbeing, ending in a fabulous mindfulness session. Ready to roll out with our target population across Newham


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‘Break Through’ activities at HMS President for LYR programme Breaking Barriers using & to help students widen their future aspirations


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Lovely with the Year 12 students 😌


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Thanks to for organising and for hosting such an excellent 'Break Through' skills and employability workshop for youth rowers - and what a venue at HMS President!


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Our fantastic medal winners - a silver medal in the relay and a 100m Gold!!! Great effort! 🥇🏆


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I love the sessions we do with YP! Good job !!!!!


Thank you! What a lovely tweet! We are very proud of them


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just want to say very impressed with how well behaved your kids are. Happened to be on the same tube as them, lovely to see! They are a credit to you.


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Our year 10 Sports Leaders are running sports day today for Primary! ⚽️🏒🥅🥇🏆


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took part in the leadership skill workshop with Lendlease 😉


Yes, this should have red 6th September. Our apologies. A revised letter will be sent today


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Our pupils had to design a product for a sporting event and pitch to the rest of the audience! ⛹🏻‍♀️🚴🏽‍♂️⚽️📈


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'Once-in-a-lifetime' set to cross at lunchtime today. Check out the route


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Year 9 and year 10 GCSE PE students are at the University of Brighton today for a packed day of lectures, visits and university experiences! ⚽️🚴🏽‍♂️⛹🏻‍♀️

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The Governing Body

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 Mr. Alan Bates who can be contacted via the Clerk.

The Clerk to the Governing Body is Ms Kirsty Jessup who can be contacted on 0203 747 6060

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

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, with subject “FAO Parent Governors”.

To contact Alan Bates, the Chair of Governors, please email the Academy at, 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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