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26/02/21

This week the year 12 students have had a lively discussion on the use of CBT to treat depression. This podcast was very effective in stimulating and enhancing our discussion https://t.co/hhgCvbCVVF

26/02/21

Congratulations to year 12 students Nahian, Rosa and Sadia for being accepted onto the competitive preparation programme

26/02/21

Students this week in Politics have been practicing the AO2 analysis skills. A great attitude shown by all.

26/02/21

It's nearly here! Hold on to your hats - World Book Day is hitting Chobham on the 4th March. Tell us who your favourite literary character is? Your favourite villain? And your all-round favourite book!

26/02/21

Chinese festive food from students in response to the Chinese New Year assembly https://t.co/fIAtKKrvbS

26/02/21

Celebrating Student Work - Our Keyworker Supervision group, totally engaged and working hard! #thechobhamway https://t.co/qNDVUixcnS

26/02/21

A poll question for ‘7 days’ What year was Lubaina Himid born? 1995 1954 1965 1865 I will reveal the answer next Friday.

26/02/21

Music fact: Did you know, In 2016, Mozart Sold More CDs than Beyoncé ?

26/02/21

Certificates are on their way to all those who entered the RS Pancake Day Competition! Well done all- your pancakes looked amazing! https://t.co/Jl70ECuYO6

26/02/21

Well done to Y12 Geographers who have been working hard to develop their extended writing skills by red penning their answers. Keep up the hard work https://t.co/asqIN34mGN

26/02/21

Mr. Whitworth’s assembly from this morning can be viewed on YouTube now https://t.co/zNPnZhsUrP . A letter will be sent to all parents and carers on Monday confirming final arrangements for return to face to face teaching.

26/02/21

this quote highlights the importance of role played by our students from Mandela House https://t.co/Rko2J7gPFA

26/02/21

- heade the advice from your Head of Year Mr welcome https://t.co/KMRA4zlEiD

26/02/21

Most Pillar Points by Year Group! Well done, Year 9 - increasing their lead on Year 8! #everypillarpointmatters

26/02/21

Facts about Chimamanda Adichie you probably didn’t know: 1. She holds a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins and one in African Studies from Yale. 2. She doesn’t read any reviews of her books, good or bad, as she finds them ‘distracting’.

26/02/21

The Spanish department engaging our younger learners with the use of emojis representing the teachers! Ms Parque-Dorado and Mr Planas “having” a fun conversation about their favourite school subjects. https://t.co/Nyrt5hpqUu

26/02/21

Retweetd From STEM Learning

*Bursary-supported intensive CPD* Are you a first-time teacher of key stage 3 science? This course focuses on the key principles needed to teach science effectively through the use of stimulating practicals and demonstrations. Book your place: https://t.co/1XkFgo5KGJ https://t.co/EGcF9y9lNC

26/02/21

Head to the Chobham Magazine for access to our BLM playlist on Spotify created by staff and students https://t.co/gbi6Z69jmz

26/02/21

Retweetd From SecEd

A toolkit resource to help teachers & school staff to tackle the impact of on children’s schooling/learning has been created based on the expertise of & with support from : https://t.co/kZC9pqL6wf

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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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