Chobham is a school where all students are recognised as individuals and valued for their own unique personalities and talents. At Chobham, everyone is encouraged to be the best they can be and nobody is allowed to fail. Our school values of Excellence, Respect, Honesty, Empathy, Curiosity and Inclusion help us to keep personal development and caring for others at the centre of our thinking.
We are a richly diverse inner London community and celebrate being a truly comprehensive school. At Chobham, we respect our differences and everyone is welcome. Within our school community, nobody is overlooked. Our house and tutor group systems make sure that all students are known and that their achievements are recognised.
We understand the key importance of young people being able to give their views in a confident, reasoned and informed way and of their being able to listen to the views of others. We appreciate that developing the attitudes which enable discussion and effective listening to take place take time and need to be planned. Through our lessons, our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) sessions and our Citizenship activities, we support students in developing the skills and outlook which help make them active and positive citizens.
We strongly believe that students should not merely be taught about our values but that they are embedded into all aspects of school life. Indeed, every interaction between members of the school community should embody Chobham’s values. We strive to support our students in developing into confident, happy successful young adults who have a sympathy for and understanding of those less fortunate than themselves and a passion to improve the society they are part of.
The Academy will ensure that -
- Guidance is given on the use of inclusive language to continue to build a culture that does not assume that an individual’s gender identity automatically aligns with their preferred pronoun.
- Staff development is provided to raise awareness of inclusive language, the importance of getting pronouns right and not making assumptions.
- Staff and students are invited to share their pronouns in their email signature, after their name.
- Staff and students are invited to share their pronouns on their identity card.
- Speakers and representatives that are invited into the Academy will be asked to share their pronouns when introducing themselves, if they feel comfortable to do so.
- Visitors to the academy will be asked to share their pronouns via their identity badge.
- Staff and students are expected to use a person’s preferred name when it is not necessary to use their legal name.