Retweetd From Malcolm Drakes

Amazing finale to our conference with a performance from our pupils


Our Prefects were tasked with awarding praise cards during our year 6 transition day- using praise to raise confidence


What system do you follow when planning a new scheme of work? Our middle leaders discussed the key active ingredients and which comes first


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.


Any specific concerns please contact the relevant Head of Year.


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.


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:


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.


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. ⁦


Yesterday and today Year 10 students carried out fieldwork at Walton-on-the-Naze for


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: 🖱️ | |


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.


For today's Monday we are looking at the importance of empathy using 's video of 's brilliant talk:


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


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


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!


Here at we approach all aspects of academy life in a way. To learn more head to our website and read all about our .


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"


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!


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 ⚽️

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Central Office

















  1. What are the Nursery hours?
    The Nursery is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 3.00pm.
    AM session runs from 8:30am until 11:30am.
    PM session runs from 12.00pm to 3.00pm.
    FULL-TIME sessions from 9.00am to 3.00pm.
  2. Do you offer a 15 hour stretched service, where I can use my 15 hours as I want during the week?
    No. Once you have been allocated to a part-time or full-time session, you are required to attend Monday to Friday at the session times listed.
  3. When can my child start to attend Nursery at Chobham?
    The September after his/her 3rd birthday. The academic year runs from September to August.  
  4. How do I apply for a place?
    You can apply for a Nursery place via the Harris Academy Chobham website here:
  5. What is the deadline for applications for a September 2021 start?
    You must apply before the closing date of 31st March 2021.
  6. Do I have to pay for a part-time place?
    No. 15-hour part time places are free of charge and are universal, regardless of whether you are working or not.
  7. Do I have to pay for a full-time place?
    Yes. If you have not provided a valid 30-hour code to the academy before your child starts, you will be required to pay admission fees. More information on admission fees and 30 hours can be found here:
  8. Can I change from part-time to full-time?
    Yes. You can change from part-time to full-time at the end of each term provided spaces are available and you have either paid the admission fees or supplied a valid 30-hour code.
  9. Does my child have to wear school uniform?
    Yes. Your child will be required to wear uniform. Our uniform policy, uniform list and school uniform provider information can be found on the Harris Academy Chobham site here:
  10. What happens when my child starts Nursery?
    You will need to complete admissions paperwork and provide proof of identity and address before starting. After this, a home visit is normally conducted however due to Covid-19 restrictions, this has been temporarily replaced by a phone call or online Zoom meeting.

    We want to find out as much as possible about your child and their routine and we’ll ask you to fill out a form called ‘All About Me’ that will give us important information about their home life, routine and what they do and don’t like.We’ll ask about things like allergies, medical needs, their language and physical development etc.

    To support your child’s transition, you’ll be asked to bring them in for settling in and transition days.This usually consists of three 1 or 2 hour sessions prior to your child starting their full sessions with us.After the first transition day when you will be invited in to spend a longer period with us, if your child is happy, we encourage you to leave your child with us.We are very happy to call you to let you know how they are getting on if you are worried.

  11. If my child attends Chobham Nursery, will I automatically have a place for Reception the following academic year?
    No. You must still apply for a Reception place. More information can be found on the Harris Academy Chobham website here: