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13/06/21

to the Year 3’s singing for the 2018 World Cup. Good luck to England today! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 https://t.co/2uc2LMzeWy

11/06/21

Guess who’s back! It’s only the Year 6 football team - just in time for https://t.co/2FYl7gs523

11/06/21

The Year 6 House Captains have been busy setting up the primary playground equipment today. Fun playtimes ahead! https://t.co/ybe918OSA7

11/06/21

It’s Wishy Washy Friday in EYFS! Whoever said cleaning isn’t fun? https://t.co/s80a266gH9

11/06/21

Retweetd From BBC Young Reporter

A top tip on preparing to read a script from and 's 👇 See his full presenting masterclass for more presenting news advice ➡️ https://t.co/snTb0TSKJ2 https://t.co/9HB4jrjNNb

11/06/21

Year 9 Chobham Experience have been using art steps software to create their own art galleries which they are going to present to staff at Christie’s https://t.co/TFh75ksIs6

11/06/21

Have you heard Aryan's GCSE Music Composition he wrote for his coursework? It's rocky, its pumping - it's great! https://t.co/CcdGmpZUkE

11/06/21

Well done to Miss Collins' historians who completed some great revision last night in intervention in preparation for their end of year exams. https://t.co/HicxuaVkXy

10/06/21

Breathing techniques can help to reduce stress and relax your mind and body. Which ones do you use? https://t.co/0nnnGgjccB

10/06/21

The annual careers day is almost here. What is your for creating a profile? https://t.co/hFUjrGomcu

10/06/21

have been completing extra to broaden their understanding of the A Level course. Some beautiful presentation and excellent detail seen below!! https://t.co/adtb2aBCz7

10/06/21

The students in Year 4 using their thesaurus to create and perform their own version of a inspired poem! https://t.co/sxxoywFyHm

10/06/21

Looking forward to an action-packed careers day next Tuesday https://t.co/s4wlUcEcNI

10/06/21

Students in Mr.Faulkner's Year 7 Drama Class have been learning about the Victorian poorhouses and recreating the day-to-day routines through movement. https://t.co/wTP6IrlXut

10/06/21

Retweetd From Newham Bookshop

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10/06/21

Retweetd From World Book Day UK 📚

It's ! Do follow to learn what you can do to get involved, including an amazing line-up of live activity all day! We also have lots of reading recommendations that can help your child understand life from a different viewpoint: https://t.co/jbJR6y74k8 https://t.co/x52y2yMbBQ

10/06/21

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10/06/21

Welcome back! Here are some Year 8 students creating their folders in DT https://t.co/u5mRLv995a

10/06/21

The house competitions are under way with interhouse football and the 5p challenge, good luck all. https://t.co/tAK8Z7CfLV

09/06/21

Vaccinations are normal practice in the UK; you can find out which vaccines are offered here: NHS vaccines. Recently, scientists have had to develop and trial new vaccine technology, for example at Pfizer. This has resulted in a new type of vaccine that uses mRNA. https://t.co/zsB8w2XfIh

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Croydon

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Haringey

Havering

Merton

Newham

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Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

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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