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23/11/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Join us again for our second virtual live HIIT session with Mr Starkey tomorrow at 3.45pm. The session can be accessed via the link below through MS Teams - https://t.co/bKHy2HwWk7 Or through our Instagram page - @ chobhamacadPE Let’s see if you can keep up 🦾

23/11/20

Retweetd From Church E20

Congratulations 👏

20/11/20

Students built their own circuits using a difficult circuit diagram and collected data to find the Capacitance of a Capacitor. https://t.co/gPzspk7ZHh

20/11/20

Students in Physics for Aspire day - completing a practical on Capacitor Discharge. https://t.co/nDcbilcr3R

20/11/20

Make attendance a priority! How parents can help! https://t.co/ks1p0afrDc

20/11/20

Congratulations Today we have drawn the voucher winners for students achieving a 100% attendance last half term. The winners are below. https://t.co/xJDJElFEWp

20/11/20

Retweetd From Giselle Fitipaldi

Posters from Y7 students about why languages are so important, skills you develop learning a language and possible careers. https://t.co/I95clIhpuj

20/11/20

This shows them the preparation needed in 6th form for their skills session they have each week. The last photo is the end goal! https://t.co/q8hKd4AHGD

20/11/20

Year 11 have their Art session for Aspire day. Students are making a plaster relief based around natural forms using a clay base and plaster of paris https://t.co/AMMcQN1dY1

19/11/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Men, it's okay to accept that you’re struggling. You don't need to have a stiff upper lip or pull yourself together. They are phrases of the past. We all have mental health, and we all need and deserve help when we struggle with it.

19/11/20

Retweetd From JCP in East London

Receptionist and Administrative Assistant in Stratford, London Info/Apply:https://t.co/5Bmc7qSH3Y https://t.co/q9NylBcrnn

19/11/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

All children should feel safe in school and at home. Education Secretary talks about the importance of protecting our children and young people from bullying. https://t.co/HuyXEO2kg4

19/11/20

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

If you are thinking about starting a career in primary education, we would love to meet you! Come and meet the team online via Zoom on Wednesday 25th November! To register, please click on Eventbrite link: https://t.co/PQMNGFQ3n2

19/11/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Things society needs to normalise for men: •Talking about feelings •Seeing vulnerability as a strength •Crying •Asking for help •Expressing emotions •Regular chat about mental health

19/11/20

Retweetd From Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Spot iconic London 2012 venues on your walk through the Park! 👏 Although the venues are temporarily closed, luckily we can still appreciate the beauty of the architecture 😍 https://t.co/OsW0W7oK64

18/11/20

Retweetd From Church E20

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18/11/20

The Chobham Music Project has begun with a West African drumming session. More events to come over the year developing students cultural appreciation of music. https://t.co/51RtKW94sv

18/11/20

Year 10 Chobham Experience students taking part in a Maths masterclass. They are looking at proof which Danica says is more in-depth than just looking at the calculations because they are learning to understand the theory behind the calculations. https://t.co/HiU64oSayG

18/11/20

Students will learn about the relevance of music in different societies, the history of the music and the practical aspects of the music.

18/11/20

The first initiative of many in Chobham’s Cultural Music Programme. The aim is to give Chobham students an authentic cultural music experience through a series of workshops with musicians from a variety of cultures. https://t.co/51RtKVRt3V

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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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