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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

20/05/22

Retweetd From Dr Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth

I love art rooms. Thanks to our art & science 6th formers for a fantastic workshop mixing up glazes, decorating our test tiles of 18thC Bow porcelain recipes & helping and I co-curate the Making East London Porcelain exhibition for https://t.co/fgKZEj3dgd

17/05/22

Retweetd From Financial Conduct Authority

Congratulations to our graduates and apprentices competing in this year's CEO Challenge. Team Sterling partnered with local school to deliver a series of engaging resources to boost students' online financial safety. https://t.co/CqPXmtBCD9

17/05/22

Last week, our trainees were discussing the topic on how we can improve formative assessments. Taken from Daisy Christodoulou’s Making Good Progress book, trainees were evaluating the effectiveness of a range of different assessment techniques and systems. https://t.co/nEVbxnIWDH

16/05/22

Vacancy: Subject Leader of Computer Science with a pathway to Lead Practitioner https://t.co/6tKphYj3BO

12/05/22

How are you in your approach to both your professional and personal life? Year 12 Prefects are exploring their sense of self with the expert guidance of in order to better support their https://t.co/DYc1j0KOiT

10/05/22

Some of our Year 10s are very excited to be at a recording of at the invited by the to celebrate 10 years since the London games! https://t.co/BQp6Jjbmcb

10/05/22

During this busy term with exam preparations, our trainees were discussing the importance of health and well-being for our students. This useful article shares 8 ways in which we can help create a happy, focussed and supportive learning environment. https://t.co/fG8yIaCf80

09/05/22

Today for our Mondays session in tutor time we are looking at the ways to and using 's strategies to come up with our own plans: https://t.co/m96gxVnqUS

04/05/22

Retweetd From Mindful

"We need to understand that our self-care impacts the lives of those around us in innumerable positive ways," says , mindfulness teacher, author, and founder of . https://t.co/7LeWLBYipR

04/05/22

Retweetd From Mindful

"Sensing mindfully creates a space where we can experience what is happening, rather than what we think should happen or what has already happened. It’s a chance to rest the analytical mind that habitually searches for solutions, even when there's none."https://t.co/bnosQNpBvL

03/05/22

How are you loud enough without straining your voice? Mr Faulkner delivered a fabulous session on 'Voice Projection'. Strategies were shared on how you can relax your voice by various humming and breathing techniques. Posture also makes a huge difference to your voice projection. https://t.co/Qq6bX5tCq0

03/05/22

Eid Mubarak to all our wonderful staff, students and families. May you all be blessed with kindness, patience, happiness, and love ❤️✨ https://t.co/pftfRpii52

27/04/22

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

A great way to start the day and get the mind ready for learning https://t.co/ynW0ESd0Ot

26/04/22

Mr Tem, our behaviour mentor led a brilliant session on building positive relationships with our students. Mr Tem explained that the key to unlocking student potential is by developing positive and respectful relationships with our students which will help promote their learning. https://t.co/zMneghEFkW

25/04/22

Today we launch our 'Mental Health Mondays' sessions. Every Monday tutor time our students will complete activities on looking after our and . This week's session looks at understanding what is with 's video https://t.co/vAEZZMz1q7

22/04/22

Retweetd From Saffron Ryan

One of my joys is being the Safeguarding and SEN Governor for The hard work and dedication of both staff and pupils never ceases to impress!

20/04/22

It's important to remind ourselves that 'it's OK to...' https://t.co/jfq0h4HJnh

19/04/22

This was recently shared with our trainees - 5 Teaching Ideas For The Summer. Some really useful advice given to help prepare for the summer term! 🙂#teachertoolkit https://t.co/IdLE09Z9FP

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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!

Head Students

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Olufemi

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Haroon

Deputy Head Students

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Margot

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Aaron

If you have any questions regarding student voice at Chobham Academy, please contact Ms Haigh at p.haigh@chobhamacademy.org.uk.

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