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18/05/24

Great start to our annual Governor Conference, choir. pic.twitter.com/cy8D0hgYEX

18/05/24

String Ensemble welcome our Governors to the annual conference. “Strengthening Governance in Harris Academies”. pic.twitter.com/bf2y0JhDSs

10/05/24

At today's Year 13 leavers assembly our Executive Principal, Francesca Perry, said goodbye to Year 13. She shared some memories and pictures from when some of the students were in her Year 6 class at Chobham! pic.twitter.com/mKTNuQcjBU

10/05/24

This morning we held our traditional leavers breakfast and assembly for our Year 13 students before they start their examinations on Monday. Good Luck to all our students sitting public exams! pic.twitter.com/crkkEEnyzM

19/04/24

Great to have pop into the Community Organising training day and listen to some of the Ambassadors campaign ideas. Thank you for the questions! pic.twitter.com/SPaF9HBeHL

23/03/24

Ready for day 1!!! 🏔️🎿🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/y2lbWQRb8B

23/03/24

Ready for day 1!!! 🏔️🎿🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/y2lbWQRb8B

22/12/23

Thank you to everyone who donated to our fundraiser! Our Christmas Elves (the amazing year 10 prefects) packed 20 bags of gifts for the children staying there over Christmas and a little something for the staff too 🎁 🌲 pic.twitter.com/Vs94QEtVtZ

22/12/23

Thank you to everyone who donated to our fundraiser! Our Christmas Elves (the amazing year 10 prefects) packed 20 bags of gifts for the children staying there over Christmas and a little something for the staff too 🎁 🌲 pic.twitter.com/Vs94QEtVtZ

02/10/23

10 days to go 💛Let's make this one bigger and brighter than ever before. pic.twitter.com/wYbbql7FCv

02/10/23

Talking about how we're feeling can make the world of difference. This we are partnering with to help . pic.twitter.com/qO6YDreE3z

01/10/23

10 days to go 💛Let's make this one bigger and brighter than ever before. pic.twitter.com/wYbbql7FCv

26/09/23

Talking about how we're feeling can make the world of difference. This we are partnering with to help . pic.twitter.com/qO6YDreE3z

31/07/23

Stormzy and HSBC fund 36 black Cambridge students https://t.co/YqbUjbdsUk

30/07/23

Stormzy and HSBC fund 36 black Cambridge students https://t.co/YqbUjbdsUk

19/07/23

To be connected with creative career opportunities, A Level Media Studies students enjoyed lunch on Primrose Hill before being welcomed at the Roundhouse and then The October Gallery for creative industry tours, talks and workshops as part of Year 12’s Careers Day on July 10th pic.twitter.com/nnLR9lMZy4

19/07/23

As part of our all-through curriculum Ms. Deering and Year 6 are bringing their sketchbooks to Ms. Stephens in the secondary art room ready for Year 7 in September. pic.twitter.com/GQQyk8JMN4

13/07/23

Really well done to all of our students for a fantastic concert. Thank you to for hosting and and for all their help and support. https://t.co/YzGGgffMEn

13/07/23

For anyone who needs to hear this today 💙 pic.twitter.com/QGcgD9HAfD

13/07/23

Be kind to your mind this and get involved in our quiz. 🧠Can you guess the wellbeing related words from these anagrams? Comment below ⬇ pic.twitter.com/H5dG3KQkWu

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Student Leadership

Heads of Year

Elijah Ansah -Head student 

Hello my name is Elijah Ansah. At Harris academy 6th form I study Drama, Economics and film studies. I joined Harris Academy Chobham in 2013 (Year 2). My current role as student leadership is to listen to student issues and concerns and attempt to resolve them as well as act as a role model for younger students. My personal interests are acting and playing basketball. Afiyah Wagadugu -Head student 

Hello! my name is Afiyah and at Harris Academy sixth form I study English Literature, Sociology and Film studies. I joined Harris Academy Chobham this academic year so I am an external student. My current leadership role is Head student which means that I am committing myself to be a voice for sixth form students to ensure that our needs are being recognised by the Academy. My personal interests/hobbies are cooking, reading books, learning languages, listening to music and watching video essays.

Raina Mbambu- Deputy Head student 

Hello my name is Raina Mbambu. At Harris academy sixth form, I study English lit, Sociology and Psychology. I Joined Harris Academy Chobham in 2013. My current role as student leadership is the deputy student and with this role I am someone who my peer and come and share their views and ideas. My personal interests are reading and baking. 

Ruba Ibrahim - Deputy Head student 

Hello my name is Ruba. At Harris academy sixth form, I study Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. I joined Harris Academy Chobham in October 2019. My current role as student leadership is deputy head student, assisting and splitting the Head students jobs and helping people around me, being of service. My personal interests are Painting and singing even though I may not be very good at it.

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.

We seek to develop leadership skills for all students through:

  • Participation in whole Academy change through the Youth Leadership Team
  • 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

At Chobham Academy we feel it is of the highest importance that students are developed as leaders of the future. A key part to achieving this is the Youth Leadership Team.

The Youth Leadership Team makes up the student leadership body of the school. Led by the Head Students, a team of prefects (Years 10,11 and 12) and student representatives (Years 7,8 and 9) meet regularly to discuss student feedback on all areas of Academy life. The Youth Leadership Team act upon student feedback to improve Academy life and continue to make Chobham a place where all students feel safe, happy and able to thrive. The Youth Leadership Team regularly report back to the Senior Leadership Team and work closely with the school leaders to provide feedback and insight in to changing policies in both directions. They also play a key role in organising all House events.

Students who are part of the Youth Leadership Team can develop a wide range of skills that are crucial for success at university and beyond. They also act as role models for the entire student body and work to develop key skills in those who they lead.

Youth Leadership Training

All members of the Youth Leadership Team will take part in a bespoke leadership training programme mirroring that which is provided for staff. Students take part in a series of workshops to develop their understanding of what it means to be a leader, different ways to lead a team and how to develop leadership skills in others. 

The role of a Prefect at Chobham Academy

Alongside their role in the Youth Leadership Team our prefect teams will be expected to do the following:

  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.
  1. Academy Prefects will be given responsibility for creation and maintenance of displays within the school as agreed.
  2. Academy Prefects may be required to organise (and supervise) trips, events, innovation days or guest speakers from time-to-time, as agreed.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Academy Prefects will be expected to volunteer to assist wherever needed and within reason.

As Academy Prefects, 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 Ms Haigh, P.Haigh@chobhamacademy.org.uk