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18/10/19

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

It was a total pleasure as always. ☺️

18/10/19

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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

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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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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