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18/05/24

Great start to our annual Governor Conference, choir. pic.twitter.com/cy8D0hgYEX

18/05/24

String Ensemble welcome our Governors to the annual conference. “Strengthening Governance in Harris Academies”. pic.twitter.com/bf2y0JhDSs

10/05/24

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! pic.twitter.com/mKTNuQcjBU

10/05/24

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! pic.twitter.com/crkkEEnyzM

19/04/24

Great to have pop into the Community Organising training day and listen to some of the Ambassadors campaign ideas. Thank you for the questions! pic.twitter.com/SPaF9HBeHL

23/03/24

Ready for day 1!!! 🏔️🎿🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/y2lbWQRb8B

23/03/24

Ready for day 1!!! 🏔️🎿🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/y2lbWQRb8B

22/12/23

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 🎁 🌲 pic.twitter.com/Vs94QEtVtZ

22/12/23

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 🎁 🌲 pic.twitter.com/Vs94QEtVtZ

02/10/23

10 days to go 💛Let's make this one bigger and brighter than ever before. pic.twitter.com/wYbbql7FCv

02/10/23

Talking about how we're feeling can make the world of difference. This we are partnering with to help . pic.twitter.com/qO6YDreE3z

01/10/23

10 days to go 💛Let's make this one bigger and brighter than ever before. pic.twitter.com/wYbbql7FCv

26/09/23

Talking about how we're feeling can make the world of difference. This we are partnering with to help . pic.twitter.com/qO6YDreE3z

31/07/23

Stormzy and HSBC fund 36 black Cambridge students https://t.co/YqbUjbdsUk

30/07/23

Stormzy and HSBC fund 36 black Cambridge students https://t.co/YqbUjbdsUk

19/07/23

To be connected with creative career opportunities, A Level Media Studies students enjoyed lunch on Primrose Hill before being welcomed at the Roundhouse and then The October Gallery for creative industry tours, talks and workshops as part of Year 12’s Careers Day on July 10th pic.twitter.com/nnLR9lMZy4

19/07/23

As part of our all-through curriculum Ms. Deering and Year 6 are bringing their sketchbooks to Ms. Stephens in the secondary art room ready for Year 7 in September. pic.twitter.com/GQQyk8JMN4

13/07/23

Really well done to all of our students for a fantastic concert. Thank you to for hosting and and for all their help and support. https://t.co/YzGGgffMEn

13/07/23

For anyone who needs to hear this today 💙 pic.twitter.com/QGcgD9HAfD

13/07/23

Be kind to your mind this and get involved in our quiz. 🧠Can you guess the wellbeing related words from these anagrams? Comment below ⬇ pic.twitter.com/H5dG3KQkWu

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.

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Governance & Scheme of Delegation (Academies)

Across England, there are over 300,000 school/academy Governors, who form the largest volunteer force in the country.

Members of Chobham Academy’s Governing Body work collectively to perform a strategic role and carry out key functions such as:

  • Discuss and set the aims and objectives for the Academy.
  • Set the required policies for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Set the required targets for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress that the Academy is making towards its set aims and objectives. A separate Finance and General Purposes committee meets termly, reporting to the Full Governing Body, its role is to ensure financial compliance and good value for money as well as keep an oversight of buildings and human resources. 
  • Finally the role of role of the Academy Governor is to be a source of challenge and support to the Principal, i.e. a 'critical friend’.

We're fortunate to have an active Governing Body, who take a strategic role in ensuring the Academy provides the best possible provision for our learners.

The Governing Body of Chobham Academy

Chobham Academy is operated by the Harris Federation, a charity with a long and outstanding track record in education, on behalf of the Chobham Academy trust (see below).  You can click here to read more about the Harris Federation.Click here to view the Harris Federation Governance and Scheme of Delegation.

Chobham Academy is accountable to the Academy Governing Body and is independent from the Local Authority. The Governing Body is responsible for the setting, and subsequent monitoring of targets to be achieved over time.

The Academy Governing Body includes representation from staff and parents, as well as our Sponsor Governors, representing the Harris Federation.

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Chobham Academy is Mr Edward Falzon who can be contacted via the Clerk.

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body, Mr Edward Falzon, can also be contacted via the Academy's postal address - Chobham Academy, 40 Cheering Lane, Newham, London, E20 1BD.

The Clerk to the Governing Body is Ms Orli Collins who can be contacted on 0203 747 6060.

The Link Governor for Safeguarding is Mr Edward Falzon who can be contacted via the Clerk.

A full list of Governors as of 1st October 2022 can be found below -

 

Start Date

Resignation Date (if applicable)

Appointed as

Term of Office

Business Interests

Charities and Public Appointments

Number of Full Governing Body Meetings Attended 2022-23

Number of Full Governing Body Meetings Attended 2022-24

Mr Edward Falzon

30/09/21

N/A

Chair of Governors

Medical needs Governor

Literacy Governor

Safeguarding and SEND Governor 

4 Years

Sponsor Governor, Harris Academy Greenwich and Harris Academy Garrard

 

 

Vice President - Greenwich and Bexley Credit Union - July 2021

4/4

 

1/1

Ms Francesca Perry

01/07/23

N/A

Ex-Officio

4 Years

None

None

Not yet apointed

1/1

Ms Gillian Budd

01/04/21

N/A

Sponsor Governor

Health and Safety Governor

4 Years

Teach First Employee

Employee of Teach First; trustee of Hampstead Theatre; Trustee of RNID; Trustee of Sharegift

4/4

 

 

1/1

Ms Rebecca Hickey

01/04/22

N/A

Sponsor Governor 

4 Year

Harris Federation Director of Secondary Education

Trustee of Farmington Trust

Visits discharged

through Federation

monitoring

Visits discharged

through Federation

monitoring

Mr Christopher Everitt

01/04/21

N/A

Sponsor Governor 

4 Years

Assistant Director, Harris Federation Secondary Education 

None

Visits discharged

through Federation

monitoring

Visits discharged

through Federation

monitoring

Sir Daniel Moynihan

01/04/21

N/A

Sponsor Governor 

4 Years

CEO of Harris Federation

Harris Federation Trustee; Djanogly Academy Trust  Trustee;

Visits discharged

through Federation

monitoring

Visits discharged

through Federation

monitoring

Mr Burphy Zumu

01/06/21

N/A

Sponsor Governor

4 Years

Company Director at ClearView Research Limited

Trustee - Switchback

1/4

 

1/1

Mr Robert Newman

25/06/22

N/A

Sponsor Governor

4 Years

Full time employed as Director of Public Affairs by Incorporated Society of British Advertisers (ISBA)

Trustee at Swindon City of Sanctuary

4/4

 

1/1

Ms Jasmine Okoye

01/09/23

N/A

Sponsor Governor

4 Years

None

None

Not yet appointed

1/1

Ms Danna Gleeson

29/09/22

N/A

Staff Governor

4 Years

None

None

2/4

1/1

Mr Vasco Oliveira 

29/09/22

N/A

Staff Governor 

4 Years

None

None

2/4

1/1

Ms Kamella Dorsett 

01/04/21

N/A

Parent Governor

Equalities Governor

4 Years

None

None

3/4

 

1/1

Mr Mauricio Lach

01/09/22

N/A

Parent Governor 

4 Years

None

None

4/4

1/1

Ms Saffron Ryan

01/04/21

14/12/22

Sponsor Governor

Safeguarding and SEND Governor 

4 Years

Church of England – Vicar at Church E20

None

2/4

 

 

N/A

Mr Ian Warrington

01/04/21

21/06/23

Sponsor Governor

4 Years

None

None

1/4

N/A

Ms Sara Cheche

01/04/21

22/06/23

Sponsor Governor

4 Years

Generation IM - Employer, Director with private real estate investment company

None

1/4

N/A

 

Mr Michael Whitworth

01/04/21

30/06/23

Ex-Officio

4 Years

Executive Principal of Academy

None

4/4

N/A

Lord Harris of Peckham (Lead Sponsor for Harris Federation):



"I believe that a good education is the most important start in life we can give young people and our intention is that when all students leave, they will be well prepared to succeed in the world – in whatever walk of life they choose."

Parent Governors are the main point of contact for parents and can be reached at ClerkToGovernors@chobhamacademy.org.uk, with subject “FAO Parent Governors”.

To contact Edward Falzon, the Chair of Governors, please email the Academy at ClerkToGovernors@chobhamacademy.org.uk, with subject “FAO Mr Edward Falzon”.

 

 

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