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12/11/19

Excellent Behaviour displayed by these Year 7s today https://t.co/sabXgBn21z

12/11/19

A short clip of the boys being put through their paces! https://t.co/3BD31rBvs7

12/11/19

The girls session was a great success! High energy and fantastic effort from everyone https://t.co/0grVPkegin

12/11/19

They worked on their fitness as well as learnt some new boxing specific skills and techniques! https://t.co/xFTKX6vmK6

12/11/19

The boys taking part in their boxing session https://t.co/w4NTj5Q1FU

12/11/19

Thank you to our visiting boxing coach Sam Cox for running a fantastic two sessions this morning

12/11/19

Team building activities being lead by our PE team https://t.co/O0BbUppTk2

12/11/19

Wonderfully relaxing yoga sessions going on at the Academy this morning! https://t.co/TYzIpztCBL

12/11/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation Chinese

Year 13 students from and are at today learning all about “the blue kite”, and Chinese history. Lots of interesting discussion points. https://t.co/g3ixtbqOpp

12/11/19

Year 10 girls are looking at the importance of a balanced diet working out the daily intake from some of the foods they eat. They are also looking at how reading helps wellbeing, whilst reading DNA. https://t.co/rWN78hxpsv

12/11/19

Year 7 groups settled at Spitalfields church for there speech and activity around the church. https://t.co/LiRATaRtqU

12/11/19

Year 9 form reps at a discussion on challenges facing young people in London. Deborah-Ruth and Dzastinas spoke excellently in front of an audience about exam stress combined with dangerous streets. https://t.co/TnwwHUNWI6

11/11/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

With the first half of the autumn term coming to a conclusion here is an overview of the successes from the last 6 weeks. https://t.co/EZpgL9vOvf

11/11/19

Retweetd From West Ham United Foundation

Fantastic to be able to host almost 20 schools this week for the Cup.... as well as being joined by some familiar faces 👀 https://t.co/DGSMfupPJv

11/11/19

Retweetd From Newham London

Chobham Academy - From Monday 11 November Cheering Lane will become a pedestrian and cycle only zone at school drop-off and pick-up times. This is between 8 - 9am and 2.30 - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday during term time only. https://t.co/3WoTdwDx9h https://t.co/PfJiribT4Y

11/11/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Well done to the year 10 football team for a thrilling 9-1 victory yesterday in the London cup as they progress to the last 32 schools of the competition. https://t.co/NKXGHRkYL3

11/11/19

Retweetd From Newham London

Remember the starts this morning at . https://t.co/3WoTdwDx9h https://t.co/nnc0vIuqvI

07/11/19

Our Sixth Form Open Evening for admission in September 2020 takes place on Wednesday 13th November. The evening will begin at 4.30pm for students who are currently studying at Chobham Academy in Year 11. We invite external applicants to arrive at 5.30pm.

07/11/19

Retweetd From Matt Simmons

Absolutely thrilled to have started delivering a bespoke design challenge at yesterday with fab teacher John, in partnership with https://t.co/Yay9BBKcmk

07/11/19

Retweetd From 15billionebp

A pleasure to kick off this year’s mentoring with Year 10 prefects from this morning explored values with mentees and helped set some targets 🎯 https://t.co/UXJokX1a7D

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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.