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18/10/19

Retweetd From 🧛🏿‍♂️🦇Count ChocuLa🦇🧛🏿‍♂️

It was a total pleasure as always. ☺️

18/10/19

Retweetd From Drew Potter

Giselle Explored workshop #3 at ! Excited to work with a new school in Newham - ’s new neighbour in east London!

18/10/19

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Our Ballet Explored workshops delving into Akram Khan's Giselle continue today at ! https://t.co/aARIXNc0h1

18/10/19

Chobham was once again visited by the world renowned picture book illustrator for . He taught KS3 about representation in superheroes! https://t.co/g4lw1xsuwH

17/10/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

What a day for all students from year 7 to 12 as they represented their house’s in the first whole school house event of the 19/20 academic year. https://t.co/4755dMZWV2

17/10/19

An enjoyable and culturally enriching day out at the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill, looking at artefacts from all around the world and appreciating the beautiful museum gardens https://t.co/ZceBYGRzfe

16/10/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Well done to both & year 8 football teams for a trilling game of football yesterday afternoon. St Bons we’re victorious in a 3-0 win. ⚽️ https://t.co/cLL7zLbwtc

16/10/19

Retweetd From HeadStart Newham

We're excited to support the ! Come along and navigate your way through services in that can support you and your health journey to adulthood. Pop by and say hello on Tuesday 29 October from 3:30pm - 6:30pm at Shipman Youth Centre! https://t.co/QsSib41JZV

16/10/19

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DfE Teams are supporting National Adoption Week follow to see who else is 👇 https://t.co/FQEFZdMIoz https://t.co/ECsoFOKy09

16/10/19

Lego Robotics has arrived at Chobham! Mr Samolis' STEM Engineers club will start building and programming their own robots from scratch! https://t.co/rFlxZ0LDHP

16/10/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Well done to the year 7 boys football team who have progressed into the next round of the inner-schools London cup after a 3-2 victory over Brampton Manor Academy. Well done boys 👏⚽️ Goal scorers (Lennox, OG & DJ) https://t.co/kjWoHQXFJN

15/10/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Come & chat with our lovely tutors on 5th Nov'19 5-7pm. Ask anything you'd like to know about over light refreshments (We're also hoping to see some from our 8th floor training base!) 1TZ https://t.co/eyMohYBZeB

14/10/19

Students in Years 8-10 will receive a letter via email regarding the upcoming Madrid/Valladolid trip. Please see Mr Theau for more information! An exciting and fun opportunity! https://t.co/EjwlQ8Uivf

14/10/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

A good afternoon of football for as the year 9 football team lost 2-0 to a very good side. Whilst, the year 10’s were successful in the ESFA with a 2-0 win against London City Academy. https://t.co/Y16pDhyhNn

14/10/19

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14/10/19

GCSE PE students in Miss Ellis lesson using revision cards in lessons to support learning. https://t.co/9GEo9FVCNC

10/10/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Our trainees are looking at a question matrix to stretch and challenge students. https://t.co/8PikW5TS1V

10/10/19

Every year group at Chobham enjoyed a fascinating & captivating assembly for by Ms Kibela on the Warrior Princess Yennenga! inspiring! https://t.co/0RGnBFdadk

10/10/19

Y12 History students went on a trip in London. They were fascinated about the rich black history in this country. https://t.co/hPgGCEc9Da

10/10/19

Our annual performance evening was a success w/ poetry, singing & dancing. Thanks to the Performing Arts team for making it so special! https://t.co/YsmVJTykSc

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Student Leadership

Student Leadership

At Chobham, all students are expected to demonstrate leadership skills. We believe that a key element of our purpose as a school is to prepare young people for the world beyond Chobham. It is certain that many of our students will take careers and other roles in society which require them to lead others. We want them to do this well.

However, there are broader aspects of leadership which we also believe to be important. These include areas such as responsibility for oneself and others, politeness and good manners and resilience under pressure. These are areas which students are encouraged to work on as individuals, both through their learning in lessons and during extra-curricular activities.

Leadership opportunities at Chobham include:

  • Year 10/11 Prefect
  • Sixth Form Leadership Team
  • School Council Representatives
  • House Captains
  • Sports Captains
  • Curriculum Advisors
  • Mental Heather Ambassadors and Peer Mentors

In addition to these leadership roles, we seek to develop leadership skills for all students through:

  • Developing independent learning skills in lessons
  • Encouraging social skills through paired and group work
  • Taking responsibility for completing work to a high standard and meeting deadlines
  • Widening perspectives through our enrichment programme
  • Representing Academy sports teams
  • Organising and participating in performances and presentations
  • Working with external agencies and local companies
  • Organising and participating in House events

Sixth Form Student Leadership Team

The Sixth Form Student Leadership Team are important figures in the Academy. They represent the views of Sixth Formers to the Principal and the Director of Sixth Form. As well as this, the Sixth Form team have whole school responsibilities, overseeing the work of our prefect team and ensuring that the opinions of younger students are listened to and articulated within the Academy.

Each year a new Sixth Form Leadership Team is chosen following a rigorous induction process which includes candidate being interviewed by the Principal.

The team comprises of the Head Boy and Girl and their deputies. The 2019-20 is pictured below with Mr Whitworth, Principal, and Ms Rees, Head of Sixth Form.

HB and HG

Chobham Academy Prefects

Our academy aims to develop in its students a positive and enterprising attitude to learning.  In everything we do, we will embed our six core values to ensure students fulfil their potential:

  • Excellence: Be exceptional in everything we do.
  • Respect: Be dedicated to relationships.
  • Integrity: Be true to our word.
  • Innovation: Be challenging in our approach.
  • Collaboration: Be one team.
  • Trust: Be open and transparent.

Academy Prefects make a valuable contribution to the wider school community at Chobham Academy, taking on important leadership roles, assisting and supporting both staff and pupils, liaising with prospective parents/carers, students and other visitors and acting as excellent role models for their peers and younger students.

As Academy Prefect, we offer students the opportunity to:

  • Develop their leadership skills;
  • Develop their ability to work in a team;
  • Develop their ability to use your initiative;
  • Become actively involved in the day to day running of the school;
  • Extend their Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  • Provide positive evidence for Sixth Form, College and job references;
  • Become a more well-rounded human being.

Job description

Below you will find the main duties and responsibilities of our Academy Prefects:

  1. Academy Prefects will be expected to act as role models for the rest of the year group and for the lower school. They will be expected to conduct themselves in an exemplary manner at all times.
  2. Academy Prefects will be required to represent the Academy’s student body at the majority of internal and external Academy events such as Open Days, Parents’ Evenings, Celebration Evenings, primary school visits, and events such as the whole school production and art exhibition. Duties on these occasions vary but will include hosting, speeches, assisting with refreshments, welcoming, and compeering, judging or similar.
  3. Academy Prefects will act as a point of communication between students and staff. They will be expected to gather opinions from and represent the best interests of the student body. They will be asked to feed back to staff well thought-out and well evidenced opinions. In order to facilitate this, the Academy Prefects will be expected to make themselves available to students, possibly by putting together a regular ‘open door’ meeting rota or alternative form of communication.
  4. Academy Prefects will be expected to share the responsibility of regular lunch time duties (plus other monitoring duties, where mutually agreed e.g. Library, Theatre or Sports Hall). They will be expected to monitor other students’ behaviour and uniform, and point out any issues.
  5. Academy Prefects will be given responsibility for creation and maintenance of displays within the school as agreed.
  6. Academy Prefects may be required to organise (and supervise) trips, events, innovation days or guest speakers from time-to-time, as agreed.
  7. Academy Prefects will act as the first point of contact for assisting and organising house events such as assemblies or tournaments, as well as charitable events.
  8. Academy Prefects will be expected to play an active part in promoting the ethos and values of the Academy through marketing, organising and attending events within the community.
  9. Academy Prefects will be expected to play an active part in the transition of Year 6 students to Year 7, arranging regular visits, taster lessons and events, as well as assisting during the Year 6 Testing Day and Year 6 Induction Day.
  10. Academy Prefects will be expected to volunteer to assist wherever needed and within reason.

Personal specification for the role of Academy Prefect

Below you will find a summary of the key competencies a potential Academy Prefect should have:

Key Competencies Essential Desirable
Experience & Knowledge Understanding of the Academy rules and codes of behaviour Confident to enforce the rules wherever required
  Experience of helping out during an Academy event or scheme e.g. Open Evening, Boss Day, assembly or whole school production Confident speaker with proven experience
  Proven track record of following Academy rules and procedures including excellent behaviour, punctuality and attendance  
Abilities & Skills Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate sensibly and maturely with a variety of audiences Experience with working on projects or events with different age groups
  Ability to work flexibly, on own initiative and as part of a team  
  Ability to manage relationships with tact and diplomacy  
Other Enthusiastic and willing to undertake further responsibility, training and development as required  

If you have any questions regarding student leadership at Chobham Academy, the prefect system, the application process, the job description, the personal specification or the selection process, please contact Mr Stander at t.stander@chobhamacademy.org.uk.