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14/02/20

Wishing all of our students and staff a restful and enjoyable half term break! School starts again as normal on Monday 14th February

14/02/20

Retweetd From Harris History Network

Delegates at our Post 16 conference working on teaching students how to analyse historians’ claims! https://t.co/E99ATRE0Cf

14/02/20

Today is an inset day and is full with nearly 500 teachers from across receiving subject specific training in Geography, History, RE and MfL https://t.co/5KzeEp0FUb

14/02/20

International Day of Women and Girls in Science earlier this week! https://t.co/C4kUjEfokE

13/02/20

Retweetd From Zoe Hardie

Looking for students/apprentices/recent grads to talk to ’s wonderful year 12s and share your wisdom in 1 on 1 sessions. 4 March 9.30 - 12. Can you help ?

12/02/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Year 12 are taking their training up a notch Stratford East during their enrichment session https://t.co/iRohD4DTVQ

12/02/20

Mr Gergaud is going over the benefits of healthy eating and his enrichment group are making some tasty Tupperware take out dishes. https://t.co/ZucovmVotp

12/02/20

Year 9 getting their 5ps in a row as part of the 5p challenge https://t.co/ngqOP7WPP0

12/02/20

Continually working to maintain high levels of attendance to support student learning Best Attending Tutor Groups - Spring Term at 10/02/2020 1.7H6 98.48% 2.11R7 98.08% 3.9R8 97.63% 4.7F3 97.60% 5.8B3 97.60%

12/02/20

Retweetd From West Ham Park

We're taking care of this young Jack Russell Terrier found in the park, Please RT so we can hopefully reunite with his owner. Meanwhile, he's enjoying all the fuss! https://t.co/hSJU9GV0Ix

12/02/20

Mandela House came first in the 5p challenge for Year 7 https://t.co/sLCmux73SZ

12/02/20

Year 7 ‘Exploring Music Technology’ masterclass yesterday with Miss Powell. Students were looking at music tech software at the start of the lesson. Then they moved onto Logic Pro to start creating their own music. Students enjoyed being able to layer sounds! https://t.co/6GYVyDUgUr

12/02/20

Yesterday’s Raising Achievement event - more able students and their parents found out about university, apprenticeships, , metacognition and... reading, lots of reading 📖 📖 📖 https://t.co/zPBuRQJQKg

12/02/20

Retweetd From Transformation Trust

What a great end to the mentoring programme in ! 😀 https://t.co/FPzqcRO1TH

12/02/20

Retweetd From Transformation Trust

So great to see students taking the initiative to seek advice from their mentors after today's session ended. We're so proud of all the students who took part over the past few months. https://t.co/IH3K1HInp6

11/02/20

Year 7 Chobham Experience students in the ‘Exploring Music Technology’ masterclass today. Students were using music tech software to layer sounds with some impressive results. https://t.co/6XwNaUG0Gn

11/02/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

The second beginner group or in action today . This time in 5 weeks... https://t.co/MppIMyy25I

10/02/20

Retweetd From Children's Society

You're not on your own - there is help out there for you if your parent or carer drinks too much. It's and we want young people affected to know there is always support to turn to >> https://t.co/vSn51gJcDV https://t.co/RGSqBC6W7Y

10/02/20

Retweetd From Shrehan Lynch

Looking forward to coming back ... maybe soon for a visit!

10/02/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

We look forward to seeing you soon

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Leadership

Chobham Academy is run by the Harris Federation, a charity with a long and outstanding track record in education.  You can click here to read more about the Harris Federation.

The Academy Leadership Group are all outstanding practitioners.  The Academy Leadership Team is listed below.

Name Position
Michael Whitworth Principal
Francesca Perry Head of School - Primary
Sarah Heuston Vice Principal 
Simon Carrasco Vice Principal 
Emma Robinson Vice Principal
Elin Gardner Vice Principal – Primary
Alice Hodgson Vice Principal - Primary
Ben Leonard Assistant Principal 
Morgan Chatten Assistant Principal 
Ben Starkey Assistant Principal 
Mahira Merchant  Assistant Principal 
Tinus Stander Assistant Principal 
Philippa Haigh Assistant Principal - Head of Sixth Form
Heather Cartlidge Assistant Principal - Safeguarding
Graeme Eyre Assistant Principal - Intervention
Francesca Woods Assistant Principal - Teaching and Learning (Primary)
Jameela Bhayat Assistant Principal - Assessment, Behaviour and Attendance (Primary) 

 

 

Michael Whitworth
Principal

Focus for the academic year

I feel very proud to be part of the community here at Chobham Academy. Our core values of excellence, respect, integrity, innovation, collaboration, and trust, have been at the heart of developing an Academy, which is providing an excellent education for all.  We continue to develop our students - not only academically - but spiritually, morally and culturally by encouraging students to participate in a range of different activities in and out of school.  Last year our students went to Christies, Google Campus, Cambridge University and Imperial College, to name but a few.  We will also continue to raise the profile of our Performing Arts and English specialism, through events such as the Newham Fair and our very own performances here at Chobham. Our focus will be to continue developing this provision whilst always mindful that student outcomes are at the heart of what we do.

Key successes

I am very proud of the successes that we achieved last year- both in terms of student progress and attainment- but also in providing the most amazing opportunities for our young people. When I think of all the amazing things our students have achieved, it is difficult to identify any specific key successes except this: Chobham Academy continues to grow with 1700 students, nearly 200 colleagues and is oversubscribed in every year group. That is the key success!

 

The House System

Whilst we ensure that every student receives a personalised experience and level of care on both a pastoral and academic basis (via the form tutor and Head of Year structure), we are mindful of the need for additional opportunities to enhance students’ experience further. Opportunities, where students can enjoy and thrive in a competitive manner and by doing so develop into happy, resilient young people ready to face the world and able to participate, both within a team context and through leading others.

We are proud of our new House System which provides students with the chance to compete for their house and by doing so – enjoy a sense of belonging. It is vital that students feel that they are rewarded for academic achievement, excellent attendance and positive contributions that they make to their own school life, but also for participating in our very own events, “The Chobham Games” which take place periodically throughout the year. This allows the students to experience competition, develop the ability to persevere, work with others, and become young leaders and so much more in an exciting and healthy manner. Each House is led by a staff member who is the Head of House and they each have a team of Sixth Form captains to support them.

Built into the house system is our need to ensure students value charity. The idea that they are able to offer time and raise money for those less fortunate than themselves. Throughout the school year we ensure a range of charities are supported.

Our houses are based on people that we as a school community (both staff and students) are inspired by.

Let us welcome you to the Chobham Houses:

Adichie House (Charity: National Literacy Trust)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian Novelist. She has written a series of short stories and non-fiction pieces including “Purple Hibiscus” and “That thing around your neck”. Chimamanda has also delivered TED talks, the most famous and viewed of which include of “The Danger of a Single Story” in 2009 and “We Should all be Feminists” in 2012.

“Racism should never have happened and so you don’t get a cookie for reducing it” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Bannister House (Charity: Young Urban Arts)

Sir Roger Bannister was the first British athlete to run a mile in less than 4 minutes during the 1952 Olympics. His passion was to become a doctor and he later became a distinguished neurologist and became a Master at Pembroke College, Oxford before retiring in 1993.

“However ordinary each of us may seem, we are all in some way special, and can do things that are extraordinary, perhaps until then… even thought impossible” Sir Roger Bannister

Franklin House (Charity: Richard House Children’s Hospice)

Rosalind Franklin was an English chemist who made key contributions to the understanding of molecular DNA. She only lived to the age of 37. Many talk about the fact that she should have achieved a Nobel Prize in her lifetime for the work she had carried out.

“In my view, all that is necessary for faith is the belief that by doing our best, we shall succeed in our aims: the improvement of mankind” Rosalind Franklin

Himid House (Charity: The Ben Kinsella Trust)

Lubaina Himid CBE is a contemporary artist and curator. She is a professor and her art focuses on themes of cultural history and reclaiming identities.

“I have more things to say – this art gives me the chance” Lubaina Himid

Mandela House (Charity: The Nelson Mandela Childrens Fund)

Nelson Rohlilahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary political leader and philanthropist who served as president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country’s first black head of state and first elected in a fully representative democratic election.

“I never lose. I either win or learn” Nelson Mandela

Ramanujan House (Charity: Young Minds)

Srinivasa Ramanujan was an Indian Mathematician who lived in India under British Rule. Without any formal training, he had made substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory and infinite series alongside finding numerous solutions to Mathematical problems that were previously considered unsolvable.

“We are merely explorers of infinity in the pursuit of absolute perfection” Srinivasa Ramanujan