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26/09/21

Five main awards issued to our fantastic students - one of which is sponsored by https://t.co/EwQQJPciha

23/09/21

The very talented Fionn in , wowing the parents at our annual evening https://t.co/m4qFMB58mv

23/09/21

It was so lovely to welcome our Parents and Carers back to site this evening to celebrate our and students both past and present

23/09/21

Chobham Academy does not bar students from Sainsburys although we do attempt to manage numbers at busy times of the day for the benefit of the local community.

23/09/21

Our Year 10 scientists are measuring growth of bacteria looking at the impact of different cleaning agents on limiting bacteria growth. https://t.co/FCfdIOKbOj

23/09/21

Our senior leadership team read for next half term has arrived from ; excited to get our teeth into Huh! by and https://t.co/LWe9OEIa7y

23/09/21

Retweetd From Channel 5 News

A teacher whose body was found in South East London on Saturday has been described as "kind, caring and dedicated". Police believe Sabina Nessa, who worked at Rushey Green Primary School in Kidbrooke, was murdered - and are now appealing for witnesses. | https://t.co/kD1DKjGZQN

23/09/21

Do you make wellness a priority? What are you top tips? https://t.co/xEvzQPsSgC

21/09/21

Doug Lemov returns to the podcast to share tips to support teachers and students for the return to classrooms - a great listen for our teachers at Chobham for the start of our Autumn term😀 # https://t.co/qoV4ClqytU

20/09/21

has announced a set of features to help users struggling with mental health issues and thoughts of suicide. Click the link from to learn more https://t.co/Qg04qiF9LJ

17/09/21

Friend of the Academy has released his new single today on . Leon has dedicated endless amounts of time to supporting future musicians at the Academy so let’s show our support for him by downloading his amazing new track https://t.co/Y39nCfvO6B

16/09/21

Retweetd From Dr. Bryan Pearlman, EdD, LMSW - #MaslowBeforeBloom

What self-care looks like? https://t.co/6wvbai0O5Z

16/09/21

Retweetd From Global News Toronto

Tip: How do you know if your child needs to take a multivitamin? Naturopath has advice for parents. https://t.co/epzi0vhCMR

16/09/21

Retweetd From Ian Kremer

Please re-Tweet to raise awareness that the feelings underlying anger are the opportunities to heal. https://t.co/58572OxyYe

06/09/21

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Well done to sixth form student Wiktoria who achieved a D*D*D* grade in CTEC Sport. Wiktoria has now moved to Poland to play professional football for 🙌👏⚽️. https://t.co/zfGzY5HZNR

06/09/21

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

The Football Academy boys are back in the swing of things with their first ‘Fitness Friday’ session of the academic year.🙌🏃💨 https://t.co/8MzYSIUxkX

06/09/21

Retweetd From Tom Sherrington

Thank you - what an incredible day. Congratulations and thank you. 🙏🏼🔥#rEd21 https://t.co/b6iALpXatO

06/09/21

Retweetd From Shane Richardson

Great day at national conference. Great inscription outside from Ulysses. Highlight was the inimitable https://t.co/LjmMLIlUvt

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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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