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25/01/22

One of our Mandarin teachers from has written a guest blog for Residential Life on Chinese traditions and spring festival https://t.co/OgkIoLXyDZ

25/01/22

As an all through Academy, Chobham ensures that there is curriculum continuity between Reception and Year 13. Yesterday, we had our all-through curriculum meeting with primary and secondary subject leads to help us gain a better understanding of what each phase does. https://t.co/YW4nAN8w8r

24/01/22

Retweetd From HeadStart Newham

Are you a parent/carer looking for some extra support and tips? Look no further! are hosting a number of Peer Parenting courses in the Spring Term 2022. For more details and to join, click here: https://t.co/apYrF2FN29 https://t.co/N9C2sNGAa1

24/01/22

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Our advice on how to cope if you have a panic attack. https://t.co/Jieri9M3pI

20/01/22

Today the Year 9 preferences information for parents/carers and students launches on our website https://t.co/hhSlgViGrO and on our YouTube Channel https://t.co/qkoHt8NRub. Year 9 will be learning more in tutor time next week.

20/01/22

How many do you do on a regular basis? Drinking water and physical activity are the easiest to achieve https://t.co/7hH72DTAhl

18/01/22

Our PGCE trainees delivered some amazing presentations as part of their School Based Study. The trainees had to identify a topic or question which arises in school and present their findings to the leadership team. https://t.co/nQX6YRj2AV

14/01/22

Jumma Mubarak 🤲❤️ https://t.co/1GdeKKrvb9

14/01/22

Retweetd From Jamie's Farm

Stunning photos of a great week together https://t.co/Ikhafap4sP

13/01/22

Our students are enjoying their last full day at Jamie’s farm https://t.co/06uT6NtPEV

13/01/22

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It's nice to say something kind to a friend, or a stranger. It makes the day better.

13/01/22

Yesterday was another great day on the farm for our Year 10s https://t.co/jhfX2D07G5

13/01/22

How good are you at being patient with yourselves and one another? we value the importance of patience as a key interpersonal skill

12/01/22

Our Lead Practitioner Shalee Begum, delivers a great session this morning to our School Direct trainees on engaging starters https://t.co/JjmNwaUHEq

11/01/22

We have had a great day at Jamie’s farm. https://t.co/TDbSlCWCFC

11/01/22

Our Year 10s who are spending the week are currently in the middle of making breakfast and feeding the animals. https://t.co/vv3ubIz754

10/01/22

Retweetd From Action for Happiness

Even when facing difficult times, we can still take positive steps forward and find reasons to be hopeful 🌈 Join us for and enjoy daily actions to boost your wellbeing and bring happiness to others. Let’s get 2022 off to a better start ☀️ https://t.co/N9nENwczqv https://t.co/Kyh3muF7kD

10/01/22

Retweetd From Place2Be

It's a new year, and we're counting down to (7-13 February)! 📅 Join schools, organisations and families across the UK as we consider how we are all Growing Together. Find out more 👉 https://t.co/adzlaeZtbz https://t.co/RDDQZnh48I

03/01/22

Following the update to the COVID regulations from the Government today we are now required to test all eligible secondary students before they return to the classroom, therefore we have had to amend our return dates to school. All details have been e-mailed to parents/carers.

20/12/21

This blog post by is a great preview of next half term's teaching and learning strategy: https://t.co/MTLqrB2O3u

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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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