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01/03/21

Calling all Songwriters! If you enjoy writing music why not enter the 'BBC Young Composer' competition? https://t.co/BBkR2CA19l

01/03/21

36 students recognised by their teachers for magnificent . But only two vouchers… Year 12: https://t.co/rGZxZyTJcU and Year 13: https://t.co/MlHtsqxYdm. Who won?

26/02/21

This week the year 12 students have had a lively discussion on the use of CBT to treat depression. This podcast was very effective in stimulating and enhancing our discussion https://t.co/hhgCvbCVVF

26/02/21

Congratulations to year 12 students Nahian, Rosa and Sadia for being accepted onto the competitive preparation programme

26/02/21

Students this week in Politics have been practicing the AO2 analysis skills. A great attitude shown by all.

26/02/21

It's nearly here! Hold on to your hats - World Book Day is hitting Chobham on the 4th March. Tell us who your favourite literary character is? Your favourite villain? And your all-round favourite book!

26/02/21

Chinese festive food from students in response to the Chinese New Year assembly https://t.co/fIAtKKrvbS

26/02/21

Celebrating Student Work - Our Keyworker Supervision group, totally engaged and working hard! #thechobhamway https://t.co/qNDVUixcnS

26/02/21

A poll question for ‘7 days’ What year was Lubaina Himid born? 1995 1954 1965 1865 I will reveal the answer next Friday.

26/02/21

Music fact: Did you know, In 2016, Mozart Sold More CDs than Beyoncé ?

26/02/21

Certificates are on their way to all those who entered the RS Pancake Day Competition! Well done all- your pancakes looked amazing! https://t.co/Jl70ECuYO6

26/02/21

Well done to Y12 Geographers who have been working hard to develop their extended writing skills by red penning their answers. Keep up the hard work https://t.co/asqIN34mGN

26/02/21

Mr. Whitworth’s assembly from this morning can be viewed on YouTube now https://t.co/zNPnZhsUrP . A letter will be sent to all parents and carers on Monday confirming final arrangements for return to face to face teaching.

26/02/21

this quote highlights the importance of role played by our students from Mandela House https://t.co/Rko2J7gPFA

26/02/21

- heade the advice from your Head of Year Mr welcome https://t.co/KMRA4zlEiD

26/02/21

Most Pillar Points by Year Group! Well done, Year 9 - increasing their lead on Year 8! #everypillarpointmatters

26/02/21

Facts about Chimamanda Adichie you probably didn’t know: 1. She holds a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins and one in African Studies from Yale. 2. She doesn’t read any reviews of her books, good or bad, as she finds them ‘distracting’.

26/02/21

The Spanish department engaging our younger learners with the use of emojis representing the teachers! Ms Parque-Dorado and Mr Planas “having” a fun conversation about their favourite school subjects. https://t.co/Nyrt5hpqUu

26/02/21

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Careers

The aim of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance at Chobham Academy is to ensure that students who study here are exceptionally well prepared for the next stage of their education, training or employment.

We focus on the following benchmarks to ensure that students receive good career guidance:

1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance

The Careers Leader at the Academy is Mrs Emma Robinson. Mrs Robinson can be contacted via email E.Robinson@chobhamacademy.org.uk or via the main academy reception on 0203 747 6060.

Careers Advisor

Students at Chobham Academy are able to work with a highly experienceThd Careers Advisor, Ann Evans. Ann is part of the Harris Federation Careers Advisor team and works across the Federation's Academies. She offers bespoke and personalised careers guidance and advice. Students across year groups have access to her advice, either through 1:1 interviews, group interviews, assemblies, our tutor programme or a lunch-time drop in clinic.

UNIFROG

All our students and parents have access to UNIFROG.

https://www.unifrog.org

Unifrog provides students with all the information they need to make important decisions about future careers and the subjects, courses and training available to help them attain their career destination. For those unsure of what careers to pursue, Unifrog provides suggestions based on an individual’s likes, dislikes and interests. Students can also discover what careers their chosen subjects can lead to.

Microsoft (MS) Teams careers channel 

To keep students up-to-date with all career opportunities on offer, we have a dedicated careers channel attached to their year group on MS Teams. We share weekly updates about labour market information, work experience opportunities, webinars and all things careers.   

Highlights and dates for the diary

Career Networking Event – March 6th 2021

The Career Networking Event involves a range of employees from various industries volunteering their time to discuss their own careers and employment pathways.  Students have the opportunity to talk to them about their experiences and gain insider tips and insights into pathways they may or may not have considered previously. Feedback from both students and professionals indicated that this was an enjoyable and informative day for all involved. The next event will take place in March 2021. If you can help in any way, please get in touch.

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Aleandro Year 12:

“This event has really inspired me as it has given me a better and more focused idea of what I want to do in future. I spoke with ITV about how important it is to make decisions now and it has really got me thinking about alternative pathways such as apprenticeships. We also spoke about how important it is to pursue a career that makes you happy and that’s what I want to do”.

Sarah Whitaker – Global Events

“I wish that there had been events like this when I was their age. I am so impressed by how focused they all are. The students are so passionate and they have really made me think today about what more my company can offer young people and the skills that we can help them to develop”.

Mock interview, Enterprise and CV days

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A bespoke day for individual students to practice their interview skills, prepare a CV and get advice and help from a mentor from various industries including Deutsche Bank and KPMG. These events will be ongoing throughout the year.

Building Opportunities and Skills ‘BOSS’ Day – Year 10

This is an annual event with emphasis on employer encounters, first impressions workshops, interview technique, Unifrog investigations, including next steps, and completing a CV for upcoming work experience.

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Macfarlanes Mentoring Sessions

An ongoing project with Macfarlanes Law Firm, students are matched with a mentor who they meet with throughout the year to discuss aspirations, possible education and employment pathways, work experience and guidance.

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External Partnerships

We are fortunate to have many industries that volunteer their time and resources for our students. These include:

  • The London School of Fashion - Weekly enrichment program focusing on branding, consumers and design
  • MACE – Enrichment program focusing on the breadth of the construction industry with the opportunity to undertake a week’s work experience
  • 15 billion – Facilitate a range of mentoring, mock interview and enterprise days throughout the year

Work Related Learning

Can you help?

Chobham Academy is looking to generate opportunities for our students so they are better equipped to enter their chosen future pathways. Can you, or do you know someone, who could support with our work related learning programme of events this coming year? This could be help with work experience, career talks, networking events, mock interviews or any other support that would be of value to students. If so, please contact us either via email at info@chobhamacademy.org.uk or call the Academy reception on 02037476060.

Tutor Programme/Innovation Days

At various points in the academic year, students from Years 7 to 13 have access to a bespoke year group career focused tutor programme. This includes a range of guidance from UCAS and higher education institutions to GCSE options.  The Innovation Day programme also provides an opportunity for students to develop their work skills in a range of settings.

Labour Market Information and useful links

https://www.harriscareerseducation.org.uk

https://www.lmiforall.org.uk/widget/

https://www.how2become.com

https://discovercreative.careers/#/

Nationals Apprenticeship Week 2021 – 8th to 12th February

National Apprenticeship Week 2021 aims to shine a light on the amazing work being done by employers and apprentices across the country.

Nationals Careers Week 2021 – 1st to 6th March

“NCW is run as a not-for-profit company to promote the importance of good careers education in schools and colleges, founded and backed by a number of volunteers with a wealth of experience from education, business and careers guidance.”

Find more information about National Careers Week at the link below:

https://nationalcareersweek.com