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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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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