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What a fantastic music event this evening to celebrate their 10th Anniversary! Performance bringing the whole academy and community together 🥳!


Lots of fantastic student work in our art exhibition at tonight’s celebration.


Tonight we are celebrating 10 Years of Harris Academy Chobham with current and past students and staff along with our local community.


Wonderful to attend ’s 10 year anniversary celebration at Ulysses Place with . So many incredible performances and art displays from the children and a great community that’s come out to celebrate the school.Thanks for the invitation!


Great start to our annual Governor Conference, choir.


String Ensemble welcome our Governors to the annual conference. “Strengthening Governance in Harris Academies”.


At today's Year 13 leavers assembly our Executive Principal, Francesca Perry, said goodbye to Year 13. She shared some memories and pictures from when some of the students were in her Year 6 class at Chobham!


This morning we held our traditional leavers breakfast and assembly for our Year 13 students before they start their examinations on Monday. Good Luck to all our students sitting public exams!


Great to have pop into the Community Organising training day and listen to some of the Ambassadors campaign ideas. Thank you for the questions!


Ready for day 1!!! 🏔️🎿🇮🇹


Ready for day 1!!! 🏔️🎿🇮🇹


Thank you to everyone who donated to our fundraiser! Our Christmas Elves (the amazing year 10 prefects) packed 20 bags of gifts for the children staying there over Christmas and a little something for the staff too 🎁 🌲


Thank you to everyone who donated to our fundraiser! Our Christmas Elves (the amazing year 10 prefects) packed 20 bags of gifts for the children staying there over Christmas and a little something for the staff too 🎁 🌲


10 days to go 💛Let's make this one bigger and brighter than ever before.


Talking about how we're feeling can make the world of difference. This we are partnering with to help .


10 days to go 💛Let's make this one bigger and brighter than ever before.


Talking about how we're feeling can make the world of difference. This we are partnering with to help .


Stormzy and HSBC fund 36 black Cambridge students


Stormzy and HSBC fund 36 black Cambridge students

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Student Leadership

Student Leadership

Here at Harris Academy 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 the Academy. It is certain that many of our students will take careers and other roles in society which require them to lead others. It is therefore a responsibility of the Academy to support the development of all the skills required in leadership.

There are also broader aspects of leadership which we 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.

We seek to develop leadership skills for all students through:

  • Participation in whole academy change through the Youth Leadership Team.
  • Developing independent learning skills in lessons.
  • Encouraging social skills through collaborative learning opportunities.
  • 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 all academy events.

Youth Leadership Team

At Harris Academy Chobham we feel it is of the highest importance that students are developed as leaders of the future. A key part to achieving this is the Youth Leadership Team.

The Youth Leadership Team is led by the Key Stage 5 Head Students.  We have a team of prefects in Years 10 and 12, plus student representatives in Years 7,8 and 9.  They meet regularly to discuss student feedback on all areas of academy life. The Youth Leadership Team work alongside the Academy Leadership Group and the wider academy community to ensure that it is a place where all students feel safe, happy and able to thrive. They also play a key role in organising all House events.

Students who are part of the Youth Leadership Team can develop a wide range of skills that are crucial for success at university and beyond. They also act as role models for the entire student body and work to develop key skills in those who they lead.

Youth Leadership Training

All members of the Youth Leadership Team will take part in a bespoke leadership training programme which aims to develop them as young leaders. Training is provided from both internal and external providers.  Through talks and interactive workshops students develop a range of leadership the skills such as resilience, public speaking, self-confidence and also what it means to be a leader, how to plan and lead projects across the academy and different ways to lead a team.

Current Youth Leadership Team Projects

  • The Key Stage 3 representatives are currently creating and implementing a Harris Academy anti-racism charter.
  • The Year 10 prefects support staff to deliver enrichment classes, provide assistant in the primary phase and support literacy in the library
  • Key Stage 5 Head students and Senior prefects are focussed on continually improving wellbeing at the Academy.  This is being supported by the training and guidance of ‘States of Mind’.  More information about the company we are working with can be found here.

Alongside this all student’s conduct weekly student voice surveys on a range of different areas of academy life. In the first term of this academic year we collaborated with the local police service on improving student safety in and around our local community.   

The role of a Prefect at Harris Academy Chobham

Alongside their role in the Youth Leadership Team our prefect teams will be expected to do the following:

  1. Academy prefects act as role models within our community.  They will always be expected to conduct themselves in an exemplary manner.
  2. Academy prefects are required to represent the Academy’s student body at most of the internal and external academy events such as Open Days, Parent Communication Evenings, Celebration Evenings, primary school visits, the whole academy production and art exhibition. Duties on these occasions vary but will include hosting, speeches, assisting with refreshments, welcoming, judging and compeering.
  3. Academy prefects act as a point of communication between students and staff. They will gather opinions from and represent the best interests of the student body. They then feedback to staff well thought-out and well evidenced opinions. To facilitate this, the Academy prefects make themselves available to students, possibly by putting together a regular ‘open door’ meeting rota or alternative form of communication.
  4. Academy prefects complete key responsibilities across the Academy such as supporting in Key Stage 3 enrichment classes, supporting in the library at lunchtime and supporting with afterschool clubs in primary.
  5. Academy prefects have the responsibility for creation and maintenance of displays within the academy.
  6. Academy prefects work in collaboration with staff members to organise (and supervise) trips, events, innovation days or guest speakers from time-to-time.
  7. Academy prefects 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.  They arrange regular visits, taster lessons and events, as well as assisting during the Year 6 Induction Day.
  10. Academy prefects maybe asked to volunteer to assist wherever needed and within reason.

As Academy prefects, 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 individual.

Congratulations to everyone who has been successful in being appointed to the 2021-2022 Youth Leadership Team!

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If you have any questions regarding student voice at Chobham Academy, please contact Ms Haigh at

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