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25/06/22

Retweetd From Malcolm Drakes

Amazing finale to our conference with a performance from our pupils https://t.co/L9UmouHZFf

24/06/22

Our Prefects were tasked with awarding praise cards during our year 6 transition day- using praise to raise confidence https://t.co/SXbmJxVWmQ

24/06/22

What system do you follow when planning a new scheme of work? Our middle leaders discussed the key active ingredients and which comes first https://t.co/jTrLl42jJs

21/06/22

Our Lead Teacher for EAL led a great CPD session on the importance of seeing EAL learners and how we reflect on the challenges they face on a daily basis. Our trainees also looked at the impact of translating to home languages and modelling language. https://t.co/CDmhOCOdrt

20/06/22

Any specific concerns please contact the relevant Head of Year.

20/06/22

We will continue to provide face-to-face learning as we have done during previous strikes. We expect students to do their best to get to school in a timely manner, the vast majority of our students live within a mile of the academy.

17/06/22

Retweetd From UCL Computer Science

We are so pleased that was recognised for her dedication to at this week's . Read our full report on Meena's work with students: https://t.co/fdg8hHigDp https://t.co/GUFzqHzlGJ

14/06/22

Based on his research from Matt Bromley's 'five ways of making teacher explanations work', Mr Bale delivered a CPD on 'explaining & modelling'. He provided our trainees with some tangible strategies they could use in their practice so that all students could access the learning. https://t.co/5ZYoNCF94t

10/06/22

As an all-through school our curriculum is planned from Early Years through to Post-16. Our primary and secondary subject leads meet regularly to discuss curriculum and progression. This morning our maths leads met and discussed their curriculum. ⁦https://t.co/W6vZyou3Gr

09/06/22

Yesterday and today Year 10 students carried out fieldwork at Walton-on-the-Naze for https://t.co/ywJOSaG42R

07/06/22

Retweetd From School-Led Network

🔦 SPOTLIGHT ON FACILITATORS 🔦 Meet Graeme Eyre - our School-Led Facilitator with ! 😀 Find out more about Graeme & what makes him proud to be a Facilitator here: 🖱️ https://t.co/SkNwZo0GJy | | https://t.co/P1RmhW0QNC

07/06/22

Our Lead Practitioner Jennie Stephens led an amazing, interactive session on the use of praise as a behaviour management tool. The aim of this session was to highlight the use of effective praise, the most powerful forms and how this can promote a growth mindset. https://t.co/lFie78lgAg

06/06/22

For today's Monday we are looking at the importance of empathy using 's video of 's brilliant talk: https://t.co/DYIFiUWmc6

01/06/22

Retweetd From Holocaust Education

We are delighted to announce we have reached 200+ & alumni in England, with 23 schools successful in their 2022-23 cohort applications. Congratulations! This is an highly successful, over-subscribed programme & we could not take all quality schools who applied. RT https://t.co/5qC37y9tdT

30/05/22

Retweetd From Alice Conibere

Aah, I just saw this! It was such a great day, and that art room was amazing. None of the fusty dustiness I associate with art blocks from my school days;) Looking forward to exhibition set-up tomorrow with https://t.co/8tfWrilDBb

27/05/22

Retweetd From National Institute of Teaching

NEWS! 🚨 Delighted to announce the School-Led Development Trust has today been appointed by to lead the new National Institute of Teaching - England’s flagship teacher & leader development & research provider. We can’t wait to get started! https://t.co/cLGZxaSzu5

27/05/22

Here at we approach all aspects of academy life in a way. To learn more head to our website and read all about our . https://t.co/JwDa9Z9H7t

25/05/22

A great sessions this morning delivered by Amelia Collins, she provided some useful tips on medium-term lesson planning. Engaging conversations taking place with our teachers- Nazrana said "this will help me with future planning and how to deeper my understand of the curriculum" https://t.co/QRRFt7nogx

24/05/22

A great CPD session from Ms Dutch this morning on using social media for connecting with subject communities to share ideas and speed up planning! https://t.co/PdaoG6Ig21

20/05/22

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Catch alumnus & last seasons Football Academy captain Max live on BT sports tomorrow afternoon (3pm), as he represents in their match against Chelsea foundation. Good luck Max ⚽️ https://t.co/uQDp6k5oE1

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Careers

Our vision

The aim of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance at Harris Academy Chobham 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.

Preparation for the future

Careers Advisor

5Students at Chobham Academy can work with a highly experienced 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 interview, group interviews, assemblies, our tutor programme or a lunch-time drop in clinic.

 

UNIFROG

All our students and parents have access to UNIFROG.4

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 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.  

Work Related Learning – Self Find Work Experience

We encourage students from Y10 to 13 to seek out suitable work experience placements that best suit their interests, via our Self-Find programme.  Employers across the country are welcoming back young people on work placements.  The best way to do this is to make full use of your network: do you have friends, relatives or neighbours who work at, or might be able to signpost you to, a suitable company or employer?

Once a placement has been found during the Academy holidays, complete the simple form linked here.

The form which requires parents/guardians AND employers to consent to the placement going ahead and hand in at reception.  We look forward to hearing about your plans! 

Alternatively, you can register for the Speakers for schools virtual work experience by heading to their website:

https://www.speakersforschools.org/experience-2/vwex/

Career Networking Event 

3The Career Networking Event involves a range of employees from various industries volunteering their time to discuss their own careers and employment pathways.  Students can 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 June 2022.

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”.

How can parents and carers help?

We are always 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.

Building Opportunities and Skills ‘BOSS’ Day – Year 102 915 g

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.

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 with companies such as Macfarlanes, Deutsche Bank and KPMG.

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 soft work skills in a range of settings.

Nationals Apprenticeship Week 2022 – 7th - 13th February 2022

National Apprenticeship Week 2022 aims to shine a light on the amazing work being done by employers and apprentices across the country.

As a parent or carer, it is important for you to know about all the different options available to your children as they navigate further education and employment pathways.  

Please find the information about apprenticeships, traineeships and the new T Level qualifications that were implemented last year. 

Apprenticeships - www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship and https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/apprentices/browse-apprenticeships

Amazing apprenticeships - www.amazingapprenticeships.com

T Levels - www.tlevels.gov.uk  

Nationals Careers Week 2022 – 7th to 12th March

Picture1“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

 

Labour Market Information and useful links:

https://www.harriscareerseducation.org.uk

https://www.gatsby.org.uk/education/focus-areas/good-career-guidance

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

https://www.how2become.com

https://discovercreative.careers/#/

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

Provider Access Policy/Baker clause

Our policy statement sets out our arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the Academy from year 8 through to year 13, for the purpose of giving them information on a wide range of education and training provider’s education both academic and vocational. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

In line with the Baker clause, our academy gives students access to other FE colleges and training providers from years 8- 13 to discuss non-academic routes that are available; this includes main federation events like Next Steps, where colleges and training providers are encouraged to attend, as well as academy initiatives guided by the careers link and the careers adviser.

In addition to this, the dedicated Harris Careers Website outlines all of the Post 16 options. Students also have individual and guided access to Unifrog from Year 7 which offers additional impartial information on an ad hoc basis. This outlines all educational routes that they may wish to consider.

Countdown to Careers You Tube ChannelImage

The careers team have created videos to help you discover a range of pathways from experts in their field. You can view these on our Harris Academy Chobham YouTube channel.