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23/01/21

Retweetd From Barack Obama

On a day for the history books, delivered a poem that more than met the moment. Young people like her are proof that "there is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it; if only we're brave enough to be it." https://t.co/mbywtvjtEH

22/01/21

Retweetd From Oak National Academy

🎉SAVE THE DATE! 🎉 We’ve teamed up with our brilliant friends & Kids (and some special guests!) to bring the nation’s kids together and discuss some really important ways to stay happy and well right now. When? 9am Mon 1st Feb Where? https://t.co/oKFM3JFq9g https://t.co/jdenvti5lR

22/01/21

Retweetd From Oak National Academy

We’re thrilled to launch the in partnership with , which will offer free books and audiobooks to pupils as they learn from home. 📚 This week, you can read 's The Story of Tracy Beaker. Visit https://t.co/Bi5QigLKkJ 🙌 https://t.co/SYpNnIYKZ9

22/01/21

Retweetd From BBC Bitesize

Joining us for another week of ? Here’s your timetable! 📚 📺 Primary Bitesize Daily & more on from 9am. 📺 Secondary Bitesize Daily & more on from 1pm. 's also on BBC Red Button. Catch up on all the shows on ! https://t.co/ByuB96Qd7M

22/01/21

Today we have worked in partnership with a vegetarian food company call Vegilantes https://t.co/gAgx7ouOTg to supply our Chobham families with over 360 portions of free healthy food options https://t.co/pqHHNlFzdj

22/01/21

First up is Alex Jarrett, an actress form East London https://t.co/FISuMV0bUI

22/01/21

Watch/Listen to our new where each week Mr Avory will interview a different person from the performing arts industry!

22/01/21

Retweetd From BBC News (World)

Students at Kamala Harris' alma mater, Howard University, say they feel "joy" to see one of their own in the White House https://t.co/zjokyhmbre https://t.co/a0eaB9x8jo

22/01/21

Retweetd From Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

One day soon we'll be splashing about in the fountains at the Park and we can't wait! 👏 Until then, please ensure you're following Gov. guidance when visiting the Park. You can find out more here 👉 https://t.co/gFayQeBuRc https://t.co/xdVxRNlbji

22/01/21

Retweetd From M.I.B

Outstanding!!!!! This impact will make a difference to our students outcomes and chances at a successful life. is the type of resource we need to share with other schools in newham

21/01/21

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

We’re throwing it back to March 2019 as our current year 10’s (year 8 at the time) visited the . The students were able to get an insight into sports related courses at degree level. https://t.co/Tm8syN6xJT

21/01/21

Retweetd From Evening Standard

Boris Johnson has said it is too early to say when lockdown will end https://t.co/jKwoo1KZjo

21/01/21

Retweetd From 🆆🅴🆂🆃🆈

Needed that after a day on the laptop 😅 I’m on the floor out of choice, not necessity...👀 Just one of the workouts on our YouTube channel for the students to complete! 💪🏾 https://t.co/zCUNnqJkE7 https://t.co/TUubIJlLDa

21/01/21

Year 9 Students – The GCSE Preference programme starts today – watch the video event live on the academy YouTube Channel https://t.co/DvXjYEiviw

21/01/21

Retweetd From Mr Rees-Flynn

Brand new video podcast from performing arts department - Episode 1 with https://t.co/5IsNHkhQt0

21/01/21

An inspiration to all our young ladies at Chobham https://t.co/OHJ8yuLZXC

21/01/21

Retweetd From Twitter Moments

President Biden signed his first executive orders on Wednesday, which include a mask mandate on federal property, rejoining the Paris climate accord and providing support for underserved communities.  https://t.co/8FSfag6iPD

21/01/21

Retweetd From Sky News

“We would want to give all schools a clear two-week notice period.” Education Secretary tells that he will give schools “enough notice as possible” before they reopen. Get live updates: https://t.co/vv2GcE5o8U https://t.co/GSBZDPCtDQ

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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.