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21/07/20

We are excited to find out we have received a grant from to enhance our enrichment offering with Latin next school year. Thank you !

16/07/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

We have extended the deadline for our Year 6 Virtual Sports Day!! If you want to get involved please send in your entries by THURSDAY 16th JULY! Well done to all who have taken part so far!! 🥇🥈🥉🏆

16/07/20

On Tuesday evening Mr. Whitworth hosted a back to school briefing for parents where he answered questions about September that had been submitted ahead of time, if you were unable to attend you can watch a recording on our YouTube channel https://t.co/cXJiGJw37C

13/07/20

Thank you so much for all your hard work over this school year. You have collectively answered over half a million questions on hegartymaths! A big well done to our top 8 classes. https://t.co/HYDNEAbUQ0

13/07/20

To access more exciting content from Chobham Academy, please visit and subscribe to our YouTube Channel https://t.co/6URzHUSbVo

13/07/20

Our new Year 7 cohort have been given a copy of the text to read over the summer break and we are hoping they will enjoy reading along with members of staff.

13/07/20

Follow the link below to find our read-along resource for 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' by Onjali Rauf https://t.co/xyC8sMiTAD

09/07/20

Retweetd From Sky Sports Cricket

"Until we educate the entire human race, this thing will not stop." Michael Holding delivers a powerful message, explaining why . https://t.co/2jiATkOqQ4

09/07/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

It’s been an amazing year for PE. What a way to round off the 2019/20 academic year looking through some of sporting and classroom monents that have been caught on camera.📚⚽️🏐🧗🧘‍♀️⛹️ https://t.co/xfca9T9HjS

07/07/20

Retweetd From Speakers Trust

A fantastic Digital Final tonight saw Láura Prochnow take third place with her speech 'Láura NOT Laura'. Well done Láura! https://t.co/rs7yFig1dz via

06/07/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Year 6s who are joining us next year - don’t forget to get your scores in for our Virtual Sports Day!! Deadline is this Friday!!!! https://t.co/iQf8viW1KD

06/07/20

This week’s Wellbeing Bulletin has been sent home. As usual it is packed with ideas to support you, your family and friends so please do share it.

06/07/20

Celebrating students' maths work . A well deserved congratulations to last week's top 3 classes for all your efforts! https://t.co/RJUggyHxdj

02/07/20

Retweetd From Design...Engineer...Construct!

Budding architects & engineers in east London, L👀K East Summer School programme! https://t.co/cGppRVHlkX

30/06/20

Retweetd From Kelly Nolan

Thank you all, appreciate all you are doing and support.

29/06/20

With the start of a new week we want to celebrate the amazing completion of 21,964 questions in week 5 through Home Learning tasks.Congratulations to the 10X-Ma2 for earning the top slot for the first time! Let's keep up the good work in week 5! https://t.co/cyh1eczUpK

29/06/20

Our well-being bulletin is being sent home to parents today. We hope you find this useful!

22/06/20

With the start of a new week we want to celebrate the amazing completion of 23,584 questions in week 4 through Home Learning tasks. Congratulations to the top 3 most improved classes! Let's keep up the good work in week 5! https://t.co/3hVvfVnWhS

19/06/20

Quotes from students below about their learning experiences at school today It has been great to get some face to face feedback on my composition Being able to discuss and debate face to face and in real time with my peers

18/06/20

A special congratulations to Vishal who won the vote of the guest judge with his fantastic magic tricks!

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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